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Xiaomi Mi 8 (2018) review

Android OS v8.1 (Oreo)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
6 GB / 64 GB
6.21 inches 1080 x 2248 px

The Xiaomi Mi 8 (MI8) smartphone released in 2018. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal storage.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 runs on Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box. It comes with a Li-Po 3400 mAh, non-removable battery. It features a 6.21 inches AMOLED display with 1080 x 2248 px resolution. The AMOLED technology is widely used for smartphones because of their gorgeous color reproduction abilities and very deep blacks.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 (MI8) specifications

Brand
Xiaomi
Name
Mi 8
Type
MI8
Rating
Rated 3/5 based on 33 user votes.
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Launch
2018

Body

Weight
175 g
Dimensions
154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
Colors
black
blue
gold
white
SIM type
Nano SIM

System

The Xiaomi Mi 8 runs on Android OS v8.1 (Oreo) out of the box, but the Mi 8's firmware can be upgraded to a newer version of OS.

OS
Android OS v8.1 (Oreo)
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU
Octa-core, Quad-core 2.8 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Kryo
GPU
Adreno 630

Display

Screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 6.21 inches AMOLED capacitive touch screen with 1080 x 2248 px resolution is multitouch capable.

Technology
AMOLED
Size
6.21 inches
Resolution
1080 x 2248 px
Multitouch
yes

Memory

The smartphone's memory (6 GB) cannot be expanded.

RAM
6 GB
Internal storage
64 GB
External storage
no

Camera

The camera of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is equipped with autofocus. Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone. The rear camera has optical image stabilization (OIS) to counteract camera shake.

Front camera
20 MP
Rear camera
12 + 12 MP
4032 x 3024 px
autofocus
optical image stabilization
Flash
Dual LED

Connectivity

Mi 8 is 3G and 4G capable. This smartphone has a built-in GPS receiver. GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth. The Mi 8 comes with Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality for transferring content with other NFC-enabled devices. This Xiaomi smartphone doesn't have FM radio receiver.

GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Mobile network
2G / 3G / 4G
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth
v5.0, A2DP
GPS
A-GPS, GLONASS
NFC
yes
FM radio
no
USB
USB Type-C, USB host
Audio
USB Type-C adapter

Battery

The Li-Po 3400 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup.

Type
Li-Po 3400 mAh, non-removable

Features

The smartphone sensors measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The phones's accelerometer is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. A fingerprint sensor is one of the easiest and most secure ways to protect your smartphone. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display. The Mi 8 has Dual SIM capability, which means that you can insert two different SIM cards and use them both from one phone.

Sensors
accelerometer
barometer
compass
fingerprint
gyroscope
hall
light
proximity
step counter
step detector
Specials
Corning Gorilla Glass
Dual SIM
Fast charging
Quick Charge

The specifications above are based on the official data published by the manufacturer, but we also take user reviews into consideration. If you found an error or something lacking in the specifications above for the Xiaomi Mi 8, then don’t hesitate and signal the problem to us.

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