Xiaomi Mi 8 Specs and Price

Joining the league’of flagships for this year is the new Xiaomi Mi 8 which is the successor to last year’s Xiaomi Mi 6.

Skipping 7 in the series, is Xiaomi way of commemorating their 8th year in the technology world. Also, the smartphone ships with the latest hardware as well as the now common notched display. Other versions of the smartphone include the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition with the SE mimicking iPhone SE option.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Key Specs and Features

  • 6.21-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2248 x 1080 pixels  (402 ppi)
  • Android 8.0 Oreo (MIUI 10)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 CPU with 6GB RAM
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
  • Face Unlock
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 400mAh non removable Li-Ion battery

Design and Display

There’s no denying the exquisite craftsmanship in the Xiaomi’ Mi 8 build, although; there is no originality in the design considering it reminds you of the iPhone X. From the notch at the front to the camera module at the back, the smartphone takes after the Apple flagship.  Also, it has a glass build like a number of other high-end flagship this year with nice ergonomics delivering that premium feel to the holder.

One of the commendable measures taken by Xiaomi is the choice to go for an AMOLED screen coupled with the Full HD+ resolution in play. The display goes edge to edge with impressive contrast as well as the large size protected by Corning Gorilla Glass .With a 2248 x 1080 pixels resolution  and a sizeable 6.21-inch length, the edge to edge notched display should be nothing short of appealing.

Battery and Camera

It is imperative that a flagship like this one has a substantial battery capacity which is guaranteed by the 3, 400mAh battery inside the Xiaomi Mi 8. As expected, it has fast charge technology but does not have wireless charging capability despite the glass build.

If you love taking pictures, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is quite a decent flagship to go on a photography spree with. It comes with AI capability and slo-mo 4k video recording at 60fps alongside portrait mode. Featuring a double 12MP camera and a 20MP front camera with infra-red scanning for face unlock. You also get Xiaomi’s version of animoji which works very fine to an extent.

Hardware and Software

To the internals, the smartphone ships with the latest premium chipset from Qualcomm which is featured in a number of other flagships this year. In that area, there is a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 main processor in conjunction with Adreno 630 GPU

More details, includes 6GB RAM and different storage space options which are 64GB,  128GB and 256GB respectively. There’s no support for expansion with a memory card. Besides that,  the smartphone runs Android 8.0 Oreo with MIUI 10 skin on top and has Xiao AI also available.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Price and Availability

Pricing for the smartphone is not clear yet but is set to cost about 152, 000 Naira as a start.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specs

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 10)
  • Processor: Octa-core 4 x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4 x 1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver (Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845)
  • GPU: Adreno 630
  • Memory: 6GB
  • Colours: Black, Blue, White, Gold
  • Dimension: 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 175g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM

Display

  • Display: 6.21-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2248 x 1080 pixels (402 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass

Camera

  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 12MP camera, [email protected],[email protected]/240fps
  • Rear Camera Features: 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 20MP camera, 1080p [email protected]

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card Support:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X: –
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: –
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE-A (4CA) Cat 16 1024/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: –
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 1.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: –

Entertainment

  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: –

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: Yes
  • SpO2: –
  • Pedometer: –
  • Heart Rate Monitor: –
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner: –
  • Face Unlock: –
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: –
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: –
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: –
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 3, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Yes

Conclusion

What do you think about this phone?

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