Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Review (Full Specifications and Price)


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

Also, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE sports a 5.88-inch display, and it’s still AMOLED. The processor present is the new Snapdragon 710, Qualcomm’s new chip for upper-mid-range devices that was introduced last week.

The Mi 8 SE is the first Android device to come with this chip, which will deliver a 30 per cent consumption improvement compared to the earlier Snapdragon 660.

This post quietly reviews the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.

Design and Display

xiaomi mi 8 se

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE sports a metallic frame and glass front/back, and looks so much like the iPhone X. This device comes with a 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm (5.80 x 2.88 x 0.30 in) dimension. With a weight of about 164g.

This amazing Smartphone has a 5.88-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colours. With a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels, it has an 18.7:9 aspect ratio (~423 ppi density).

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

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

Hardware and Software

xiaomi mi 8 se

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

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is powered by a Qualcomm Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that clocks at 2.2GHz.

Furthermore, it uses an Adreno 616 GPU for graphics handling.

This amazing smartphone offers 4/6GB of RAM and 64GB of inbuilt memory in its variants. Which cannot be expanded due to the unavailability of a card slot.

Other sensors on this device are Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, and compass.

Camera and Battery

xiaomi mi 8 se

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE offers a Dual: 12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4µm, dual-pixel PDAF, gyro-EIS) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm) rear camera setup. With dual pixel phase detection autofocus, and LED flash.

Over to the front camera, there’s a 20 MP (f/2.0, 2.0µm), 1080p selfie snapper. For those awesome selfies.

Some 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 3120 mAh battery. Also included is the Quick charge V3.0 feature.


This beauty starts selling for about $420. Which is equivalent to N151,620.

Full Specifications

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

LAUNCHAnnounced2018, May
StatusComing soon. Exp. release 2018, June
BODYDimensions147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm (5.80 x 2.88 x 0.30 in)
Weight164 g (5.78 oz)
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAYTypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size5.88 inches, 87.6 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2244 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~423 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
– HDR10 display
– DCI-P3
– MIUI 10
PLATFORMOSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo)
ChipsetQualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
CPUOcta-core 8×2.2 GHz Kryo 360
GPUAdreno 616
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal64 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
CAMERAPrimaryDual: 12 MP (f/1.9, 1.4µm, dual-pixel PDAF, gyro-EIS) + 5 MP (f/2.0, 1.12µm), dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
Video[email protected], [email protected]/120fps
Secondary20 MP (f/2.0, 2.0µm), 1080p
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackNo
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
COMMSWLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
Infrared portYes
USBType-C 1.0 reversible connector
FEATURESSensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
– Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
– MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 3120 mAh battery
MISCColorsGray, Blue, Red, Gold

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