Xiaomi Mi 8 Specifications,Features,Review
The Xiaomi Company as you may know deals in the designing, developing and selling of not only smartphones but also other consumer electronics. Some of the other consumer electronics made by the Chinese company include tablets, fitness trackers, air purifiers, and TVs.The phone company celebrated its 8-year anniversary in an event held in China more than a month ago. Xiaomi seized opportunity to release its flagship phone for 2018 in the name of Xiaomi Mi 8.Of course, there was supposed to be the release of Xiaomi Mi 7 which was skipped and currently there is no information about its status. There were other two smartphones versions of Xiaomi Mi 8 released by the company which will not constitute part of the Xiaomi Mi 8 review.
Xiaomi Mi 8 is the latest top model smartphone that has been released by the phone company. At present in its homeland, the newly released product is selling like hotcakes. So what is it really that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is offering to its consumers? Looking at the design of the phone and its features, obviously, it was greatly inspired by the iPhone X of Apple. In fact, some are considering the newly released smartphone model as being a direct rival of Apple’s iPhone X. Consequently, here is a comprehensive Xiaomi Mi 8 review.
Xiaomi Mi 8 specifications
- Weight: 175.00g
- Dimensions (mm): 154.90 x 74.80 x 7.60
- Battery capacity: 3400mAh (Non-Removable Battery)
- Colors: Gold, White, Black, Light Blue
- Form factor: Touchscreen
- Dual Sim: Yes
- Type: Color IPS screen (16M colors)
- Screen size: 6.21 inches
- Resolution: 1080×2248 pixels
- Pixels per inch (PPI): 402
- Features: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection
- Processor: Octa-core
- Processor make: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
- RAM: 6GB
- Internal Storage: 64GB
- Rear Camera: 12-megapixel
- Rear Flash: LED
- Front Camera: 20-megapixel
- Features: Touch to focus, Geo tagging, face detection, panorama
- Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
- Skin: MIUI 10
- Wi-Fi: Yes
- Wi-Fi standards supported: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Bluetooth: Yes
- USB: Yes
- GPS: Yes
Xiaomi Mi 8 features
The display size is huge, and top notch
Xiaomi Mi 8 has an OLED display that features a notch cutout, similar to Apple’s iPhone X. Looking at the display size and its functional aspect; you will see that it is certainly up there with the advanced flagships and where the experience in regards to multimedia content is the focus.
The smartphone has incorporated the use of a 6.21″ OLED panel or display with a form ratio of 18.7:9 plus a Full HD+ resolution, 1080×2248 pixels. If you compare the ratio of the phone to that of the Mi MIX 2S 18:9, you will see that the display is just slightly longer. The reason is that the Xiaomi Company incorporated current trends and employed the use of a top notch. The Mi 8 screen surface ratio reaches nearly 84 percent which is high definitely despite the fact that other smartphones like OPPO Find X have succeeded to break through the wall by 90 percent. Fortunately, it is possible to disable the notch from the settings of your phone even though there really may not be a need for you to do that.
The display of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is really pleasant and personally, no major problems have been encountered while using the phone. Because of the OLED technology, the display contrasts are excellent and also the colors are well-balanced. The big screen gives you a more pleasing viewing experience while you are watching videos, gaming, reading or browsing the internet. The high resolution and sharp screen enable videos, text, and images to appear clearer and sharper.
Various smartphone companies are struggling with coming up with new design concepts and incorporating them into their products. It is increasingly becoming rare for you to find a smartphone model with a stand out design if you exclude the likes of the NEXes and Find Xes.Generally, the design of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is exceptional both functionally and is visually appealing. As I had said before, this device in a great way resembles Apple’s iPhone and I do not believe that is utterly coincidental.
It has an ultra slim design which makes the phone easier to carry and it also looks more fashionable. On the back of the Xiaomi Mi 8, a fingerprint reader has been incorporated. You can use the fingerprint sensor or reader feature to be able to unlock your phone quickly using your finger. The fingerprint reader is almost in the same position where Apple’s iPhone has flaunted its popular logo. The design of the fingerprint reader is slightly sunken for the purpose of making it easier for it to be found and felt.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 has also incorporated the use of a face unlock feature. Unlocking the phone this way is pretty super convenient and fast. The feature has been made possible through the use of an infrared camera and of course, an illuminator that has been placed in the notch. At least, the phone company makes a strong case for incorporating the notch trend on the phone.
The frame of the phone was made using aluminum and the satin finish is perfect and nice. The power button is placed on the right of the phone and it is easy to access or reach by both the left index finger and right thumb operation. Furthermore, the glass protector that has been used, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, gives a clear view of the display and also protects the display from dust and scratching. The screen design is excellent.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 uses the 3,400mAh battery which is definitely the same battery capacity incorporated on Mi Mix 2S. The battery capacity is in line with that other smartphones models are offering including OnePlus 6,Galaxy S9+ and HTC U12+. The battery life will be just okay for you whether you are constantly browsing the web, watching videos, listening to music and playing games.
Enough Storage Capacity
There is lots of storage capacity that has been provided with this latest smartphone model by Xiaomi. With enough storage capacity or space of64GB internal storage, it means that you are able to store plenty of videos, songs, photos and even install numerous applications.