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Xiaomi Mi 8 Review (Full Specifications and Price)

Xiaomi Mi 8

Recently Xiaomi Inc announced the Xiaomi Mi 8 Android Smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the latest flagship device from Xiaomi, and it looks much like the iPhone X. This smartphone launched along with two other devices and enters the market on the 5th of June.

Also, the Xiaomi Mi 8 sports a 6.21-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display. There’s an 18.7:9 aspect ratio with a nice 88.5 per cent screen-to-body ratio. With support for an infrared facial recognition.

In addition, the Mi 8 is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor, just like other 2018 Android flagship devices. There’s also 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt-storage.

This post quietly reviews this device.

Design and Display

Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 sports an aluminium frame and glass front/back, and looks so much like the iPhone X. This device comes with a 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in) dimension. With a weight of about 175g.

This amazing Smartphone has a 6.21-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels, it has an 18.7:9 aspect ratio (~402 ppi density).

The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes pre-installed with their flagship MIUI 10 user interface. And also supports HDR10 display. Furthermore, the screen of this phone is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass material.

The Mi 8 supports Multitouch too. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in four colours: Black, Blue, White, and Gold.

Hardware and Software

Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone comes with the Android 8.1 (Oreo); Android operating system.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that is configured at (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver).

Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 630 GPU for graphics handling.

This amazing smartphone offers 6GB of RAM and 64/128/256 GB of inbuilt memory in its variants. Which can’t be expanded due to the unavailability of a card slot.

Other sensors on this device are Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, and compass.

Camera and Battery

Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 offers a 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) rear camera setup. With a 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, and dual-LED flash.

Over to the front camera, there’s a 20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm), 1080p selfie shooter. Xiaomi has been known to have some nice selfie cameras and they don’t disappoint in the Mi 8. With pixel binning to create larger virtual pixels, for advanced photography.

Other features of the camera include Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, and panorama.

As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery. Also included is the Quick charge feature which enables more screen-time and less charging.

Price

This beauty starts selling for about $450. Which is equivalent to N162,450.

Full Specifications

Finally, here are the full specifications of the Mi 8.

NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
LAUNCH Announced 2018, May
Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June
BODY Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)
Build Front/rear glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density)
Multitouch Yes
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– HDR10 display
– DCI-P3
– MIUI 10
PLATFORM OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPU Adreno 630
MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary 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
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video [email protected], [email protected]/240fps
Secondary 20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm), 1080p
SOUND Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack No
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
Radio No
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURES Sensors Infrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML5
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERY Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery
MISC Colors Black, Blue, White, Gold

 

By Precious Okafor

I am Precious Okafor (White Angelis) a passionate entrepreneur and digital marketer.

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