Xiaomi Mi 8 launched: Here’s how it compares against the OnePlus 6, Apple iPhone X, Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus and the Huawei P20 Pro: The Xiaomi, At its 8th-anniversary celebrations, is all set to declare a brand new smartphone which is known as the Mi 8. As of now, currently, The Xiaomi Mi 8 outpaces, available flagship, the Mi Mix 2S, that was more focused on the design rather than featuring some innovative tech when this will be compared with the first Mi Mix.
At the same keynote, Xiaomi founder, Lei Jun also announced a smaller Mi 8 SE, which comes with slightly toned down specifications.
As for the Mi 8, is all set to be available in three RAM and storage variants, a 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage version at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs 28,000), a 6 GB RAM + 128 GB variant and the top of the line option which will be arrives with the 6 GB + 256 GB internal storage at CNY 3,299 (roughly Rs 34,000).
Also, there is some more fascinating variant of the Xiaomi Mi 8 which is known as the ‘Explorer Edition’.
The Mi 8 Explorer Edition adds an under display fingerprint reader and 3D face unlock capabilities which can be used to structured light to analyze face patterns in the 3D also.
The device can also arrive with the 8 GB RAM which is the highest of the lot, but pairs that with 128 GB of storage anyway.
So the hardware is now actually visible to the naked eye, all credit goes to the transparent rear glass screen. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the most expensive Xiaomi smartphone available at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs 40,000) also.
Thus, this is quite the jump from the standard stuff that can be seen from the Chinese smartphone maker so far as of now.
The hardware is fare against the current “flagship killer”, the OnePlus 6?
Furthermore, how does the Xiaomi Mi 8 compare with the premium flagships from Apple, Samsung, and Huawei?
Let’s first momentary look and glance through a specifications comparison of the same in the table below.
|Smartphone||Xiaomi Mi 8/ Explorer Edition||OnePlus 6||Samsung S9+||Huawei P20 Pro||Apple iPhone X|
|Display Size (inch)||6.21||6.28||6.2||6.1||5.8|
|Resolution (pixels)||1,080 x 2,248||1,080 x 2,280||1,440 x 2,960||1,080 x 2,244||2,436 x 1,125|
|Pixel Density (PPI)||402||402||529||408||458|
|Display Type||AMOLED||IPS LCD||Super AMOLED||AMOLED||OLED Super Retina HDR|
|Dimensions(mm)||154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6||155.7 x 75.4 x 7.8||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5||155 x 73.9 x 7.8||143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7|
|Dual SIM||Yes||Yes||Yes (Variant)||Yes||No|
|Connectivity Types||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE||LTE, SCDMA, CDMA EV-DO Rev. A, UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA, GSM/EDGE|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Exynos 9810||Hisilicon Kirin 970||A11 Bionic chip with 64-bit architecture|
|CPU Cores||Octa-core||Octa-core||Octa-core, Octa-core||Octa-core||Hexa-core|
|CPU Clock Speed (GHz)||4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385||4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385||4x Kryo 385 Gold @ 2.7 & 4x Kryo 385 Silver @ 1.7 and 4x Mongoose M3 @ 2.8 & 4x Cortex A55 @ 1.7||4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.4 GHz & 4x Cortex-A53 @1.8 GHz||Hexa-core 4 x effieciency cores + 2 Performance cores|
|GPU||Adreno 630||Adreno 630||Adreno 630, Mali G72 MP18||Mali-G72 MP12||–|
|RAM||6, 8 (Explorer)||6, 8||6||6||3|
|Ruggedness||–||–||IP68||IP 67||IP67 under IEC standard 60529|
|On-Board Memory||64, 128, 256||64, 128, 256 (Avengers)||64, 128, 256||128||64 GB, 256|
|Expandable Memory||No||No||Yes, up to 256||Yes, up to 256||No|
|Sensors||Face ID (Explorer), fingerprint (rear-mounted), under-display fingeprint (Explorer), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Iris scanner, fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass, Barometer, Heart-rate, SpO2||Fingerprint Reader, Gravity Proximity, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Compass||Face ID
Ambient light sensor
|Primary Camera||12 MP, f/1.8 + 12 MP f/2.4||16 MP, f/1.7 and 20 MP, f/1.7||12MP, f/1.5-2.4, 12 MP f/2.4 52 mm||40 MP f/1.8, 20 MP f/1.6 and 8 MP f/2.4||12 MP wide-angle f/1.8 aperture,
telephoto f/2.4 aperture
|Optical Image Stabilization||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes (for 40 MP)||Yes|
|Camera Array||Dual Camera||Dual Camera||Dual Camera||Triple Camera||Dual Camera|
|Autofocus System||Dual pixel, phase detection autofocus||Phase detection autofocus||Phase detection||Phase detection and laser autofocus||Autofocus with Focus Pixels|
|Secondary Camera||20 MP||16 MP||8MP, f/1.7||24 MP, f/2.0||7 MP, f/2.2|
|Video Capture||1080p @30 fps, 2160p @ 60 fps||720p @480 fps, 1080p @ 60 fps, 2160p @ 60 fps||4K, 720p 960 fps, HDR||4K (30fps)||4K upto 60 fps|
|OS Version||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreo||Android 8.1 Oreo-based EMUI 8.1||iOS 11|
|AI (Smart Assistant)||Google Assistant||Google Assistant||Yes, Bixby||Google Assistant||Siri|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4GHz + 5GHz, Wi-Fi hotspot||802.11ac Wi‑Fi with MIMO|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD||v5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX||v4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR, aptX HD||v5.0|
|Fingerprint Scanner||Yes, Rear button/ Under display||Yes, Rear button||Yes, Rear button||Yes, Home button||No|
|Radio||No||No||Yes, FM Radio||Yes, FM Radio||No|
|USB Type||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector||Type-C Reversible connector||Type-C reversible||Reversible connector|
|USB Standard||USB v2.0||USB v2.0||USB 3.1||USB v3.1||Lightning|
|Colors||Blue, Black, White, Gold||Midnight Black, Mirror Black, Silk White||Midnight Black, Coral Blue, Titanium Gray, Lilac Purple||Twilight, Black, Midnight Blue, Pink Gold||Space Grey, Silver|
|Prices in India||TBA (estimated Rs 31,000)||Starting at Rs 34,999||Rs 64,900||Rs 64,999||Rs 89,000 onwards|
The Xiaomi Mi 8 does offer good value for money which is also turned to be rival of the OnePlus 6, yet though Lei Jun, the founder, took a grouping and the plenty of the pride in comparing the device with the Huawei P20 Pro and Apple’s iPhone X.
Wearers, the Galaxy S9 Plus and the P20 Pro, both of these smartphones belong to the premium price range which delivers dazzling image quality keeping in mind their high price which tags and this is also delivered features like water and dust resistance.
Both the smartphones performed commendably well in our reviews that will have to wait and see how the new Mi 8 stacks up when it arrives at the camera performance.
Regarding, specifications of the paper (the table above), Xiaomi does offer an abundance of hardware at a low price, with its only competitor being the OnePlus 6.
At the same time, due to this is a bit disappointing that the device does feature an indentation post resisting it on beforehand released smartphones.
This can give the Xiaomi some credit because it has packed in something more in terms of the regarding the infrared face unlock technology (3D Face unlock on the Explorer Edition), something which is rare in this price range.
If there will be the comparison of the OnePlus 6 with the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, things look even worse for the “flagship killer”, which is packs in the both an under display fingerprint reader (like on the Vivo X21 UD) and a more advanced 3D face unlock technology.
And the fancy, the software update, new MIUI 10, arrives with the Android 8.1 inside! Indeed, the Mi 8 appears to be the winner that can be visible in the new technologies that it has incorporated in its new flagship. OnePlus
In its old formula, the OnePlus is now also deliver the best OnePlus services ever, but then again forgot that competition is working on OnePlus killers also.
Suddenly, this appears which is in spite of the OnePlus’s efforts with the OnePlus 6, Chinese manufacturers are bringing in their A game this year on 2018 and the Xiaomi’s display case of new technologies is now starting.
The grapevine, suggest that there will be more exciting smartphone offerings will become with some of the famous brands like Lenovo this year of 2018.
The Lenovo Z5, is the smartphone’s teasers, by Lenovo VP Chang Cheng which display a truly bezel-less design, with no display notch, 4 TB of internal storage and a 45 day battery standby time.
Let’s mentioned about the Vivo which is also to prove itself by bringing the bezel-less Apex concept into production.
Add up all of the above, this is seems like, that the smartphone scene is about to get a plenty more interesting this year, on the, 2018.