Mi 8 series : Notch Display, Transparent Back and much more.
Xiaomi has launched another smartphone series with the latest trend of notch display. The Xiaomi Mi 8 series is launched last month on 31st May. The Mi Explorer version has a transparent glass back design. Other variants may not have a transparent back, but still the transparent back design has the best look so far. More or less everything is same in the three variants of Mi 8 except few minor changes. Those are discussed in the review portion.
See the Review of Mi 8, Mi Explorer and Mi 8 SE below.
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Xiaomi is back with a new surprise in the market with its Mi 8 series. Everyone who is a fan of notch display here is your chance to grab one within your budget. Mi fans here is another treat from four favorite brand, it’s time to grab one.
Xiaomi is a smartphone manufacturing brand and is one of the top 5 competitors of the leading smartphone brands all over the world. Xiaomi is popular for its cheap smartphones which contains really amazing features and specifications.
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Now here comes the best part, let’s have a look at the Specifications of this latest Xiaomi Mi 8.
- 6.21inch Super AMOLED notch display (83.8% s-b-r)
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 12MP + 12MP Primary camera
- 20 MP (f/2.0, 0.9µm) Secondary camera
- MIUI 9.5 ( Android Oreo 8.1)
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- 6GB RAM
- 64/128/256 GB ROM
- Non-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery
- USB Type C (Quick charge 4.0)
Now let’s move to the description part where you can have an in-depth experience of the smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8.
Screen & Design:
Xiaomi Mi 8 has 6.21 inch Super AMOLED display with a notch design. It is the first smartphone from Xiaomi that has a notch display. It has approximately 83.8% screen-to-body ratio which giver a better view. The pixel density is of 1080 x 2248 pixels (~402 ppi density).
Mi 8 comes with front & back glass design with vertically aligned dual camera and fingerprint setup at the back. At front it has the IR sensors, dot projectors, front camera. Moreover, the Explorer version has a transparent glass back which looks stunning in it.
Camera & Sensors:
The Xiaomi Mi 8 has a Dual primary camera setup of 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 auto-focus, dual-LED flash with AI features. The secondary camera is of 20 MP (f/2.0, 0.9µm).
The notch at the front of this device has several sensors hidden. It has an IR face unlock and more.
Processor & Storage:
Xiaomi Mi 8 gets its power from Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.
This device is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB variants in market without expandable options.
Operating System & Battery:
Xiaomi Mi 8 operates in MIUI 9.5 based on android 8.1.
It has a 3400mAh non-removable battery with fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+).
Now let’s get into a quick review of Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer and Mi 8 SE.
Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with MIUI 9.5 but not with the latest MIUI 10, whereas the design is impressing and the curves at the edges are smoother than other variants. It has dual GPS system which gives more accurate location access according to the officials. The price of Mi 8 is 2699 Yuan, which means that this device will be priced around Rs.28000 in India, which is a bit high priced for a Mi device in the current competition. The camera of this device is more or less same compared to their previous mid-ranger models.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
This variant of Xiaomi Mi 8 is the most interesting. This version comes with all the good things in one. This Mi 8 Explorer has a transparent glass back which allows seeing all the internals. The Qualcomm Snapdragon chip can be seen which adds on a beauty to the view. This variant comes with 8GB RAM and has no physical figure print sensor, it comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It is priced at 3699 Yuan, which converts exactly into Rs.38598.93 and from this we can conclude that it will be priced around Rs.38500 in the Indian market.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
This variant carries the same SE in its name as Apple smartphones. With 1799 Yuan, Mi 8 SE is the budget oriented smartphone of the series. In Indian market this device will launch with the price around Rs.18500 to Rs.19500. This Mi 8 SE version has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, the only smartphone with the Snapdragon 700 series within this price range, which is going to be something new from both Qualcomm and Xiaomi. Mi 8 SE comes with 64 GB ROM, 4/6 GB RAM and 3120mAh battery and the primary camera is of 12 MP + 5 MP.
Xiaomi Mi 8 series is mainly focusing on its notch display design and the new dual GPS system. According to the officials, it is even better than the leading brands in the smartphone market. If you are a Xiaomi fan then you should obviously check them out.
Let us know how much you liked the just launched Xiaomi Mi 8 series in the comment section below.
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