Xiaomi Mi 8 features a four-way curved glass back panel and an aluminum frame. It features 6.21-inch Samsung AMOLED display with a resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels at an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, and PPI of 402 pixels per inch. The smartphone also supports the always-on display, and there is a noticeable chin at the bottom.
The Mi 8 is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and it is paired with 6GB of RAM. The phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system with MIUI 10 on top of it and it packs 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage.
On the camera side, the Mi 8 features a dual 12-megapixel rear camera setup on the back with a wide-angle and a telephoto lens. The Mi 8 also features a 20-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture for selfie & video-calling.
The Mi 8 has dual-SIM (GSM + GSM) support that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. The Mi 8 packs 3400mAh battery, and has connectivity options like Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC, USB OTG, 3G, and 4G. Sensors on the Mi 8 are Compass/Magnetometer Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, and Barometer.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes in three variants – 6GB RAM with 64GB internal storage cost 2699 Yuan (US $421), 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage cost 2999 Yuan (US $468) and 6GB RAM with 256GB internal storage cost 3299 Yuan (US $512).
Xiaomi Mi 8 Variants With Price
|6GB RAM + 64GB inbuilt storage||US $421|
|6GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage||US $468|
|6GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage||US $512|
Design and Display
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a flagship offering and it has a glass back with unique arc design, a four-way curved glass back panel with 7 series aluminum frame. The Mi 8 has a fingerprint sensor on the back and there is also a face unlock feature that ensures that the device can be unlocked just by looking at the screen. The smartphone features a notch display and on the front, it houses 20MP front camera, proximity sensor, earpiece, and the notification light.
The Mi 8 features 6.21-inch FHD+ Samsung AMOLED notched-display with a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels, 18.7:9 aspect ratio, 88.5% screen-to-body ratio, and support for Always On Display. The notched display offers excellent visuals and it’s a treat for all those who love watching videos or playing games. The screen is also paired with awesome viewing angles and offers good legibility when placed under bright sunlight.
Performance and Storage
Under the hood, the Mi 8 powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with Adreno 630 GPU, and 6GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The 6GB of RAM ensures that you won’t experience any issues and get top-quality seamless performance while the Adreno 630 GPU make sure that you should have superb gaming experience.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes in three storage variants – 64GB/128GB/256GB of internal storage, which can be expanded further by using a microSD card up to 256GB. There is a dedicated memory expansion slot and you can store an ample number of apps, songs, videos, etc.
Camera And Operating System
On the camera side, the Mi 8 features dual 12+12-megapixel rear camera with dual LED flash. The camera features 4-axis optical image stabilization, Dual Pixel autofocus, AI portraits, AI scene recognition, and video detection. On the front, the Mi 8 features 20-megapixel front-facing camera for selfie & video-calls. The front camera comes with features like AI portrait selfies with real-time background blur, AI Studio Light Effect, and beautify.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 runs on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system wrapped under the proprietary MIUI 10 skin on top.
Connectivity and Battery
The Mi 8 has dual SIM support and connectivity options on are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (dual-band, 2.4GHz, and 5.0GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual-band GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C reversible connector. Sensors on the Mi 8 are an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, digital compass, gyroscope, infrared, and a proximity sensor.
The Mi 8 fuelled by a big 3,400mAh non-removable battery with support for Quick Charge 4+. According to company claims, it will last for more than a day even for heavy users.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Technical Specifications
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM Card Slot|
|Box Content||Handset with built-in Battery charger, Type-C cable, Power Adapter, Eject Pin, Case, User Manual, Warranty Card|
|Resolution||1080 x 2248 pixels, 18,7:9 aspect ratio|
|Pixel Density||402 pixels per inch (ppi)|
|Screen to body percentage||83.77%|
Processor and Operating System
|No of Cores||8 (Octa Core)|
|Operating System||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|User Interface (UI)||MIUI 10|
Memory And Storage
|USB OTG Support||Yes|
|Rear Camera||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel PDAF) + 12 MP (f/2.4, 1/3.4″, 1.0µm), 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Front Facing Camera||20 MP (f/2.0)|
|Selfie Flash||Soft light flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Video Recording||[email protected], [email protected]/240fps|
|Image Stabilizer||Yes, OIS|
Internet And Connectivity
|Operating Frequency||2G GSM B2/B3/B5/B8, CDMA 1X/EVDO BC0,|
3G WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8, TD-SCDMA B34/B39
4G FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20, TD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(120MHz)
|Network||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Internet||EDGE, GPRS, LTE|
|Bluetooth||v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS|
|USB Connectivity||Yes, USB Type C|
|Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)||Yes|
|Headphone Connector||Yes, USB Type-C|
|Fast Charge||Quick, v4.0|
|Build||Front/rear glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)|
|Colours||White, Gold, Light Blue, Black|
|Dimensions||154.90 x 74.80 x 7.60 mm|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Compass/Magnetometer, Fingerprint (rear-mounted), Barometer|
|Messaging||SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail|
|Warranty||1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories|
|Media Player||Yes (AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC)|
|Video Player||Yes (3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player)|