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
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ManufacturerXiaomi
SeriesMi
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
Dimensions
  • 154.9 mm (6.10 in) H
  • 74.8 mm (2.94 in) W
  • 7.6 mm (0.30 in) D
Mass
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
MemoryGB LPDDR4X RAM
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
HDR10
DCI-P3
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

SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

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.

SoftwareEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  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.