Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8[2] is a flagship Android smartphone developed by Xiaomi Inc. It was launched at an event held in Shenzhen, China[3] as the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 6. The naming of the Xiaomi Mi 8 (skipping the Mi 7) is in celebration of Xiaomi Inc's eighth anniversary.[4] The Mi 8 draws parallels to the iPhone X, as both the rear and front of the phone are replicated.[5] This design was later carried on to the mid-range Redmi Note 6 Pro and Mi A2 Lite.

Xiaomi Mi 8
First releasedMay 2018; 2 years ago (2018-05)
Units sold1 million (as of June 23, 2018)[1]
PredecessorXiaomi Mi 6
SuccessorXiaomi Mi 9
RelatedPocophone F1
TypeTouchscreen smartphone
Form factorSlate
  • 154.9 mm (6.10 in) H
  • 74.8 mm (2.94 in) W
  • 7.6 mm (0.30 in) D
175 g (6.2 oz)
Operating systemMIUI 12 based on Android 10
System on chipQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPUOcta-core (4x 2.8 GHz Performance Kryo 385 Gold cores + 4x 1.8 GHz efficiency Kryo 385 Silver cores)
GPUAdreno 630
Storage64 GB/128 GB
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 3400 mAh battery
Display6.21 inches, 1080 x 2248 pixels, (402 ppi), SUPER AMOLED touchscreen, 16M colors
Rear cameraDual: 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
Front camera20 MP (f/2.0, 1.8µm), 1080p
Connectivity2G, 3G, 4G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 & 5GHz), dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot Bluetooth V5, A2DP, Low-energy, aptX HD



The Xiaomi Mi 8 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, with 6 GB LPDDR4X RAM and Adreno 630 GPU. It has a 6.21-inch (158 mm) FullHD plus AMOLED display. Storage options include 64 GB or 128 GB. The handset features a fingerprint scanner on the rear or on the screen under the display, in the Explorer Edition.[6] It features a 3,400 mAh battery with a USB-C reversible connector which supports Quick Charge 4.0+. It has Gorilla Glass 5. It does not feature a 3.5mm headphone jack and comes with a USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter provided in the box. The Mi 8 includes a dual camera setup with a 12 MP wide angle lens sensor and a 12 MP telephoto lens sensor. The front camera has a 20 MP sensor with an aperture of f/2.0. The Mi 8 camera has an overall score of 99 and a photo score of 105 on DxOMark.[7] Explorer Edition also introduces a 3D optical facial recognition with the standard IR Sensor for dark condition[8] and a dual band GPS which allows reception of L1 and L5 signals simultaneously.


It runs on Android 10, with Xiaomi's custom MIUI 11 skin which is upgradeable to MIUI 12.


  1. ^ "Xiaomi sells over 1 million Mi 8 series phones in less than three weeks". GSMArena. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  2. ^ "Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications". GSMArena. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  3. ^ "Xiaomi's Mi 8, Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE officially launched in China". Business Today. Retrieved 2018-06-04.
  4. ^ Black, Marie (15 July 2018). "Xiaomi Mi 8 Review - TechAdvisor". techadvisor.co.uk. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  5. ^ Lovejoy, Ben (31 May 2018). "Apple clone-maker Xiaomi's new Mi 8 closely mimics the iPhone X". 9to5mac.com. Retrieved 3 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Xiaomi Mi 8 vale à pena comprar?". Celulares Chineses (in Portuguese).
  7. ^ Xiaomi Mi 8 camera review: Challenging the best - DxOMark
  8. ^ "Xiaomi Mi8 Vs Explorer Edition Vs Mi 8 SE". AndroidLeo.