Xiaomi Mi 8 , Mi 8 SE & Mi 8 explorer Edition announced -Full Phone Specifications
Xiaomi one of the largest smartphone maker in China has launched its new power packed flagship smartphone Mi8 on 31st May 2018 in China on its 8th Anniversary. Mi8 series comes with three different models Mi8, Mi8 Explorer Edition, and Mi8 SE. Mi8 is the first smartphone from Xiaomi to have notched display and bezel-less design. It is world’s first smartphone to have dual GPS to provide better navigation experience. Mi8 comes with a marvellous metal design with four-way curved glass back panel which makes it luxurious device. Mi8 packed with 3D AR emojis, for those who love to play with emojis.
Mi8 is the standard model which has immersive and beautiful design comes with Super AMOLED display equipped with 6.2-inch capacitive touchscreen HDR10 display with 1080 x 2244 pixels full HD+ resolution runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo). It measures 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm in terms of dimension and weighs 164 g.
Mi8 is the first smartphone to have newly launched Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 845 chipset which is powered by Octa-core 8×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 processor and Adreno 616 GPU. It is skinned with latest MIUI 10 to provide a faster experience like never before.
It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass to provide protection against normal drops and scratches. It is paired with 64 GB internal memory with 4/6 GB RAM. In terms of photography Mi8 has vertical Dual camera setup at the back comes with a combination of 12 MP (f/1.9) + 5 MP (f/2.0) with dual-pixel PDAF, gyro-EIS DxO super per cent camera. It is also packed with AI feature to provide better photography experience with portrait mode,background blur Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama. The front camera comes with 20 MP (f/2.0) with HD quality images even with selfie camera. It has inbuilt smart beauty, a soft light feature that provides beautiful selfie images on the go. Mi8 does not click only superb images but is also clicks HDR videos, which also supports extremely slow motion video.
It has Active noise cancellation with the dedicated mic at the top and speakers are installed at the bottom. Mi8 comes with Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter like other notched smartphones it does not have dedicated 3.5mm headphone jack.
Now looking at connectivity options, it comes has various options WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot), Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, GPS Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, USB (Type-C 1.0 reversible connector).Mi8 receive is power from Non-removable Li-Po 3120 mAh battery with fast charging which provides a standard battery backup.The highlight of Mi8 is 3D face scanning unlock which is extremely powerful which even works in low light; it is the first Android smartphone to have 3D face unlock. It also features one-touch lock rear fingerprint scanner which is as quick as flash.
Mi8 Explorer is the expensive one among all three models, it comes with additional features which are worth it. It has Front and rear glass body panel with an aluminium frame which looks so stylish. Mi8 Explorer has immense 6.21 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with HDR10 display 1080 x 2248 pixels resolution skinned with MIUI 10 to provide a superior experience with Mi8 Explorer. It measures 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm n terms of dimension and weighs 177 g. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) powered by newly launched Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 chipset with Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) and Adreno 630 GPU. It is paired with 128 GB internal, 8 GB RAM to provide better and smoother smartphone experience.
Now moving towards its camera specification it comes with vertical dual camera setup with a combination of 12 MP (f/1.8)+ + 12 MP (f/2.4) 4-axis OIS, dual-pixel PDAF which also features 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, AI feature. The front camera comes with 20 MP (f/2) with soft light and beauty mode.All these features click exceptionally good quality photographs which are similar to as of DSLR image quality.
Mi8 Explorer has dual frequency GPS with ultra-precise positionings, like Mi8.Connectivity options comes with 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, USB (Type-C 1.0 reversible connector). It is backed by Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery which
provides a decent battery backup with fast charging (Quick Charge 4.0+). It also comes with wireless charging.
Mi8 Explorer comes with advance 3d face recognition which will even work in dark. The highlight of Mi8 Explorer is it’s in screen fingerprint scanner. It is the very first time a smartphone has come up with pressure sensitivity. It also comes with a transparent back to see some of its internal parts.
Mi8 SE is low price smartphone amongst all their Mi8 models. This is the best model to consider which value for money and for those who love the small screen. It measures 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm and weight 164 g. It is a smaller Mi8 variant which comes with 5.88 inches Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen HDR10 display with 1080 x 2244 pixels resolution. It runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) powered by Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 and Octa-core 8×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 and Adreno 616 GPU. It is paired with 64 GB internal memory with 4/6 GB RAM. It also features rear fingerprint sensor at the back. Excluding the size of Mi8 and chipset, all features are same for Mi8 SE. Now moving towards the camera specification it has dual camera 12 MP+ 5 MP with dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash. It also comes with AI feature for depth photography.
The selfie camera comes with 20 MP HDR image quality with beauty mode for best selfie experience. It also comes with a soft light which helps to take images even in the low light situation and give sharp and clear images Mi8 SE has Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic and Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter.
Connectivity options includes with WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot, Bluetooth (5.0, A2DP, LE), GPS, USB (Type-C 1.0 reversible connector). It is backed by Non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery which provides a decent battery backup with fast charging (Quick Charge 3.0+).