Xiaomi Mi 8 is the new flagship of the Xiaomi brand, a terminal in the line of current designs with notch, which includes interesting improvements in the photographic aspect and which also has a fingerprint reader integrated into the screen. A model with a very careful design that as always has an excellent price-quality ratio, as we will see in the specifications it is a high range model in all aspects and that leaves in evidence some products that are supposed to be reference. If we are interested in a smaller model maybe we are interested in the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE presented in the same event.
Processor, RAM and storage
Xiaomi Mi 8 includes as engine the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, an Octa Core manufactured in 10nm with Kyro processors from Qualcomm itself and an Adreno 630 GPU, of course the specific IA functions can not be missing in this system. On the integrated board we have 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and versions with 64/128/256 GB eMMc storage memory, so it seems we will not have a microSD card reader integrated with which we will have to choose wisely the storage size that interests us.
Screen and other features
The screen of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a 6.21-inch AMOLED with notch, with a resolution of 2248 x 1080 pixels that gives an aspect ratio of 18.7:9 and features Gorilla Glass protection. The frames of the perimeter are steel and the back is metallic, on the screen we have integrated fingerprint reader for unlocking although there is also a version with transparent back cover called Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition that does not have this sensor.
At the top under the notch we have the 20MP camera with aperture of f/2.0 with bokeh effect and video capture up to 1080p resolution. We also have proximity sensor, integrated earphone, infrared light and infrared lens for unlocking with Face ID in 3D. As we see a rather large notch that leaves little room for notifications.
In the back we have two cameras with Sony and Samsung sensors of 12 MP, one with aperture of f/1.8 and another of f/2.4 for optical zoom. We also have a 3300 mAh battery with fast charge, Wi-Fi ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, LTE Cat.4 modem with support for Dual SIM. As for connectors we have a USB Type-C port and we do not have an audio jack. The operating system is MIUI 10 with all its innovations that is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
Price and availability
- Xiaomi Mi 8 with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is priced on direct change for $422 / 361€ (2699 yuan)
- Xiaomi Mi 8 with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced on direct change for $467 / 400€ (2999 yuan)
- Xiaomi Mi 8 with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced on direct change for $514 / 440€ (3299 yuan)
- Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is priced on direct change for $575 / 492€ (3699 yuan)
- We already have in the Geekbuying.com store in all versions although the prices are somewhat inflated