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Xiaomi Mi 8 Specs Review, Features and Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 was unveiled during the Chinese OEM’s 8th year anniversary today in China after so many rumours. The Mi 8 will be Xiaomi’s first flagship smartphone that will be available in other 8 other countries immediately after launch. It’s also the first Xiaomi smartphone with the trending notched screen, which can also be hidden.

Xiaomi Mi 8

Just like other flagships, the Mi 8 houses Qualcomm’s best chip, the Snapdragon 845. The notch houses an infrared lens that offers 3D Face ID, letting you unlock your device in dark environments. There’s a 6GB and 256GB storage variant, dual rear camera and lots more.


The Xiaomi Mi 8 sports an aluminium alloy overall unibody that’s quite exquisite and stunning to look at. The aluminium is of the 7000 series, with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top, this lets the device reflect light in the most subtle. The fingerprint scanner is an alternative to those that don’t like the trending Face ID.

Xiaomi Mi 8

We can’t help but notice the same camera format on the Mi Mix 2S here as well, with the dual-LED flash coming in-between. The device measures 7.6 mm in thickness and weighs just 175g overall. The SIM tray by the left can accept dual nano SIMs with no microSD slot. You can get it in Black, Blue, White and Gold colors.


Xiaomi Mi 8

As stated above, this is the first Xiaomi smartphone with the trending notched screen. The notch isn’t just for decoration, it houses the selfie camera, proximity sensor, earpiece, infrared lens and lighting. While the bottom bezel came out to play as well.

Xiaomi Mi 8

Focusing on the screen, the 6.21-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen is literally out of this world. Boasting of 1080 x 2248 pixels in resolution, 402 pixel per inch density and stretches up to 83.8% screen-to-body ratio. The screen has HDR10 complaint, DCI-P3 and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood, the powerful Snapdragon 845 chip from Qualcomm takes charge with an Octa-Core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-Cores of processor here runs at a blazing speed of 2.8GHz with 10nm FinFET process technology. The Adreno 630 graphics processor handles graphics here.

In terms of RAM, there’s just 6GB available and ready to handle all your heavy multitasking, with a memory speed of 1.8GHz. While for storage, there are three versions, one with 128GB and another with 256GB, there’s a cheaper variant with 64GB as well. There’s no microSD slot to upgrade further, it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the new MIUI 10.


Xiaomi Mi 8

The cameras on the Mi 8 are a force to reckon with, it overtook expensive flagships on the world’s number 1 camera rating site, DXOMark. It performed just like the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and outperformed industry heavyweights like the iPhone X, Pixel 2 and even the Mi Mix 2S. The AI powered dual 12MP + 12MP rear shooter on the Xiaomi Mi 8 has f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture respectively.

The first 12MP on top has 1/2.55″ sensor size, 1.4µm pixel size, 4-axis OIS and dual-pixel PDAF. While the 12MP shooter below the dual-LED flash has 1/3.4″ sensor size and 1.0µm pixel size. Both cameras offer 2x optical zoom, dual pixel phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR and panorama. Record videos of 2160p@60fps and 1080p@30/240fps, while the 20MP selfie shooter on the notch has f/2.0 aperture, 1.8µm pixel size and AI beautify technology.


Powering the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a 3400mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 1.8 hours.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Mi 8
Announced May, 2018
Released June, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA – HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type

Nano + Nano

SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Aluminium 7000 series
Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
Weight 175g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Blue, White, Gold


Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 6.21-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 402ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 83.8%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


12MP + 12MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU Octa-core 2.8GHz
GPU Adreno 630
Internal Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB

Fingerprint (rear)
Ambient Light
Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer

Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification Yes 3D with infrared lighting


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 3400mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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