Xiaomi Mi 8 Review

Score: 83.3 / 100

Xiaomi Mi 8 is an incredibly powerful cellphone released many years ago, including a huge 6.2" screen, a very fast Octa-Core processing unit running at 2800 MHz, and two cameras, a 12 MP back-facing camera and a 20 MP front side camera.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is equipped with a high speed 2.8 gigahertz Octa-Core processing unit, packed into the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845 chip with a large 6 GB RAM. The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a huge 256 GB internal memory and although it doesn't count with an external SD slot, it is still enough to install hundreds of apps and even the largest games available nowadays without even thinking about how much storage capacity is left.

About its construction quality, this cellphone is majorly manufactured with Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5) . This phone feels much lighter than what one would expect from a cellphone this size. Xiaomi sells the Xiaomi Mi 8 in a lot of color variations: black, blue, gold and white. This phone is incredibly thin and stilized, being just 0.3 inches thick. This cellphone is a very compact cellphone, taking into consideration it features a 6.2" display and it's just 6.1" long.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is equipped with two cameras, a 12 mega-pixels back side camera and a 20 mega-pixels front camera. the Xiaomi Mi 8's back side camera has a 1.8 aperture so it can shoot detailed photos even in low light environments. This phone also shoots videos in 3840x2160 (4K) at 30 fps, and slow-motion videos in (HD) (1280x720) at 960 fps (32 times slower than reality).

Xiaomi designed this phone with an amazing 6.2" screen, and a 1080 x 2248 resolution, giving this cellphone a unique graphic quality.

This phone features wifi connectivity (and it can be provided to other devices as a mobile hotspot), 4G LTE-A super fast connectivity and also HSPA+ connectivity (a lower speed 4G variation) and fast 3G connection type, using HSDPA and HSUPA technologies. This phone comes with two Nano SIM cards so it's able to use two different carriers or phone numbers.

This cellphone has a great 3400 mAh Li - Polymer non-replaceable battery that can keep it running for many hours and even reach the end of the day without having to charge it at all. An issue to take into account is that this cellphone's battery isn't removable so you can't throw it away and buy a new one when it starts to lose capacity, while with such a great capacity you will probably buy a new phone before it happens.

This device also features a lot of cool features such as Fingerprint Scanner, Facial recognition to unlock, NFC (to trigger actions, transfer data or make payments by holding your phone close to another NFC device or tag), Bluetooth (5.0 ) and GPS (Global Positioning System), and lots of sensors like Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer and Compass.

It doesn't matter whether you will use it for work, will use it majorly for social networks, want it to take many photos or are looking for a gamer cellphone, you will definitely love this cellphone. Xiaomi also sells this device with Mi 8 Protective cover / Power adapter / USB Type-C cable / Type-C to audio converter / SIM insertion tool / User guide .

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Device Type:Phone
Operating System (OS):Android 10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo
Also Known As:Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Dimensions:6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 inchesMetric15.49 x 7.47 x 0.76 cmImperial
Weight:6.17 ouncesMetric174.92 gImperial
Colors:Black, Blue, Gold and White
Materials:Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5)
Scratch Resistant Glass:Yes
Accessories:Mi 8 Protective cover / Power adapter / USB Type-C cable / Type-C to audio converter / SIM insertion tool / User guide
Release date:2018-06-05


Screen Type:AMOLED
Size:6.2 inchesMetric15.7 cmImperial
Resolution:2248 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density:402 pixels per inchMetric158.27 pixels per cmImperial
Brightness:600 cd/m2
Touch screen:No


Chipset:Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Processor:Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm (Octa-Core 2800 MHz)
RAM Memory:6 GB
Graphics Processor:Adreno 630
Internal Memory:256 GB
SD Card Slot:No SD card slot


Battery type:Li - Polymer
Capacity:3400 mAh


Back camera:12 megapixels
    Focal length:56mm (35mm equivalence)
    Sensor size:0.39 inches (1/2.55")
Front camera:20 megapixels
Max video resolution:3840 x 2160 (30 fps) (4K)
Max slow motion video:1280 x 720 (960 fps) (HD)
Camera features:Slow Motion Video (32 times slower)


    Mobile Hotspot:Yes
SIM Card Type:Nano SIM
Dual SIM:Yes
LTE (4G) Bands:1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
UMTS Bands:Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900)
Technologies:LTE-A (4G), LTE (4G), HSPA+ (4G), HSDPA and HSUPA

Other Features

Bluetooth:Version 5.0
NFC (Near Field Communication):Yes
Fingerprint ID:Yes
Face Unlock:Yes
Sensors:Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor