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Xiaomi Mi 8 - All information, prices and availability

by Timo31. May 2018

Xiaomi celebrates 8 anniversary and released 3 new smartphones at the end of May. The Xiaomi flagship, initially expected to be Xiaomi Mi 7, has been released as Xiaomi Mi 8 to match the 8 year. All information about the Mi 8 standard model and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, the new flagship model of the manufacturer, you will find in the following post!

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Manufacturer/Model

Xiaomi

Product

Xiaomi Mi 8 (Explorer Edition)

Specifications

Processor and memory
CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
GPU: Adreno 630
RAM: 6GB / 8GB (LPDDR4X)
Internal memory: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS2.1)
Memory extension: no

Display
Display diagonal: 6.21 inches
Display resolution: 2248 x 1080 pixels
Screen protector: Toughened protective glass
Multitouch: 10 fingers

cameras
Main camera: 2 x 12 megapixels
* Aperture f / 1.8 and f / 2.4
* 4 axes OIS
* AI mode
* Autofocus
* Dual Tone LED Flash
Front camera: 20 megapixel
* bokeh
* HDR
* AI Beauty

Network
Dual SIM: Yes
SIM size: Nano SIM

GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
CDMAlX / EVDO: BC0
WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8
TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39
TD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B20

wireless
WiFi: 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac MU-MIMO
Bluetooth: 5.0
GPS: Yes, dual

sensors
* Ultrasonic distance sensor
* Ambient light sensor
* Accelerometer
* Proximity Sensor
* Hall sensor
* E-Compass
*Barometer
*Gyroscope
* Fingerprint sensor (in the display)
* NFC
* (3D Face-ID)

Accumulator
Battery: 3.400 mAh (3.000 mAh)
Quick charge function: Quick Charge 3.0
Qi store: Yes
Connection: USB-C

Other
Operating system: MIUI 10
Size: 154.9 74.8 x x 7.6 mm
Weight: 175g (177g)

Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi has at the 31. May the new Mi flagship "Xiaomi Mi 8" presented. The powerful smartphone in 3 versions has been released. The standard model of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is based on the hardware strongly on the recently published Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, With the premium model, the so-called Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Xiaomi shows us new technologies, such as a fingerprint sensor integrated in the display. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is again a mid-end device from the manufacturer, based on the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 system-on-chip.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 smartphone buy cheap.

Notch and AMOLED display

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the first Mi smartphone with "Notch". At the same time, it is also the first Mi smartphone with a AMOLED display panel, Manufacturer of the panel is Samsung. The resolution of the display is 2248 1080 x pixels, with a display diagonal of 6.21 inches, The aspect ratio is unusual 18.7: 9. The screen-to-body ratio is Xiaomi with 86.68%.

Despite the huge display, the smartphone is with Dimensions of 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm not much bigger than a standard 5.5 inch mobile device. With an above-average luminance of maximum 600 cd / m², the Mi 8 is guaranteed to be easy to read even outdoors. The color fidelity of the panel is based on DCI-P3 color space, A point density of 403 DPI ensures a pin-sharp representation. Other display features are Contrast ratio of 60000: 1 and the issue of Mobile HDR (HDR10), whereby the display presentation with corresponding HDR content is upgraded again.

Display characteristics of the Xiaomi Mi8

The trend is the so-called "Notch", This is a notch in the upper part of the display, which creates space for the front camera, but also sensors. The Xiaomi Mi 8 hides a lot behind the notch. By default, there are the front camerathe receiver and the Proximity sensor, Housed are also one Infrared sensor and an infrared light, which should improve the face unlock function. This allows unlocking the smartphone in low light or even at night.

Processor and memory

As well as that Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is the Mi 8 with the current one High-end SoC "Qualcomm Snapdragon 845" fitted. The system-on-chip is composed of a total 8 Kryo 385 processor cores together clocking up to 2.8 GHz. Compared to last year's SoC, the Snapdragon 835, the new Snapdragon 845 works faster up to 30%. In current AnTuTu Benchmark the smartphone achieves a superior Score of 301.472 points and would be even faster than that Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S (273.741 points) and the Xiaomi Black Shark (279.464 points), Despite the extra power, Qualcomm has once again optimized energy efficiency. Also new is the processor graphics of the SoC. The Adreno GPU 630 promises enough power to play current mobile and AR games fluently.

The can also be seen storage facilities. Das "Standard Model" appears with a 6GB LPDDR4X Memory and one optional 64GB, 128GB or 256GB UFS2.1 flash memory, For a fluid multitasking is provided by the lush and fast memory equipment. A memory expansion by means of MicroSD memory card is not provided.

Camera

The dual main camera of the Xiaomi Mi8

main camera

The dual main camera of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is no different from the main camera of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. The smartphone relies on one on one 12 megapixel Sony IMX363 main sensor with f / 1.8 aperture and a Optical Image Stabilization (4 Axis OIS). The secondary sensor is a 12 Megapixel Samsung S5K3M3 with f / 2.4 aperture and a Telephoto or portrait lens. DxOMark The Mi 8 performs a little better than the Mi Mix 2S. In the photo benchmark 105 points are achieved, in the video benchmark at least 88 points.

Test recording, taken with the Xiaomi Mi8

Above all, DxOMark rates the accurate color rendering, the lightning-fast autofocus, the very low noise, and the very well functioning Bokeh effect, Criticized are undesirable color fringing, deviations in the white balance and partial loss of detail even in good light conditions. You can find the complete DxOMark review of the Xiaomi Mi 8 camera at the following link: dxomark.com/xiaomi-mi-8-camera-review-challenging-best/

Test recording, taken with the Xiaomi Mi8

Also on board is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) camera function, This allows a dynamic bokeh effect, an image enhancement by scene detection, as well as the automatic recognition and translation of business cards, currencies and other texts. Videos takes the main camera with maximum 4K resolution at 30 images-per-second on. The Full HD video recording function is unfortunately limited to 30 pictures-per-second. Slow motion are Full HD with up to 240 pictures-per-second possible!

front camera

The front camera puts on one 20 megapixel image sensor, Various beauty filters and one "Beauty-AI" spice up selfies artificially. Other features include HDR shooting mode, face detection, bokeh effect mode, mirror function and 1080p video recording function.

The 20 megapixel front camera of the Xiaomi Mi8

connectivity

The Xiaomi Mi 8 supports the the world's most popular mobile radio frequencies and ribbons. Here is an overview of your individual frequency bands.

Mobile radio frequencies / bands
GSM: B2 / B3 / B5 / B8
CDMAlX / EVDO: BC0
WCDMA: B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8
TD-SCDMA: B34 / B39
TD-LTE: B34 / B38 / B39 / B40 / B41
FDD-LTE: B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B20

The smartphone is well prepared for the mobile phone support for the German market. The usual LTE frequencies in this country are all supported. As a dual-SIM smartphone, the mobile device can be equipped with two SIM cards. Each of the two slots is LTE-capable. For wireless data transfer is the smartphone with a Dual AC MU-MIMO WiFi module and a Bluetooth 5.0 module equipped.

MIUI 10, dual GPS and others

Xiaomi's user interface has been released with the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 8 in version 10. The so-called MIUI 10, which is based on Android 8.1, has been visually refurbished and extended with profound functions. For example, a control option was implemented for all of the manufacturer's smart home devices. As a "Powered by AI" MIUI 10 also contains useful AI features, such as the camera AI, which also on older devices of the manufacturer creates a software-Bokeh effect and improves recordings.

Dual-frequency GPS of the Xiaomi Mi8

Also new is the first use of a Dual-frequency GPS, Dual-GPS should enable a more precise positioning with better navigation accuracy even in urban areas. The additional sensors include an ultrasonic distance sensor, a gyroscope, a barometer, an acceleration sensor, an e-compass, a Hall sensor and an ambient light sensor. NFC is present, as well as the smartphone has a back Fingerprint scanner. On a 3.5 mm jack audio jack is omitted. The capacity of the (non-exchangeable) Batteries gives Xiaomi 3400 mAh at. Charging can be wired over USB-C. If Quick Charge coming Quick Charge 4.0 for use.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

The Explorer Edition of the smartphone is the flagship model of the new Mi 8 smartphone series. Differences to the standard model already exist in the design. The smartphone comes along transparent back Therefore, the insights granted inside the smartphone. At the same time presents the manufacturer with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition two new technologies. It fingerprint sensor has integrated the smartphone into the display, so that it is omitted on the back, unlike the standard model.

The design of the Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition with transparent back

Another exclusive feature of the Explorer Edition is the 3D face recognition ("Face ID"), Dot matrix projections are used to create an 3D image of the face, enabling even more secure unlocking of the smartphone. In addition, Xiaomis Face ID detects facial muscle movements, which is why it Xiaomi was not to be taken, known by Apple "Anijomis" to implement in own implementation.

The integrated Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition fingerprint scanner

There are minor differences regarding the Storage equipment and the battery, So the Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with a larger one 8GB LPDDR4X Memory and a 128GB UFS2.1 data store therefore. The capacity of the battery is in contrast to the standard model in only 3000 mAh, Presumably, this is a space-saving measure due to the additional sensors. The extent to which the lower battery capacity affects the running time will have to be seen.

The 3D face ID face recognition of the Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition

Price and availability

The Xiaomi mi 8 is available in the colors blue, gold, black and white. The model with 6GB + 64GB memory is already converted to 2699 Yuan, that is 360 € available, the model with 6GB + 128GB memory beats with 2999 yuan, converted 403 € to book. The model with 6GB + 256GB memory costs 3299 yuan or 443 €. The Explorer Edition Xiaomi Mi 8 is said to cost 3699 Yuan. Converted just short 494 €.

As soon as we get test copies of the two Xiaomi Mi 8 models, the detailed test reports will follow!

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Hey fun Wireless charging on both phones or just on the expensive? Would be great to hear something.

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According to my information, no model in the Mi 8 range offers wireless stores.

Balu
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Sers
that is for me personally an exclusion criterion.
With Mi Mix 2s it works too.
Well then - pity.
Will probably be the above.

CrowTearZz
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Exclusion criterion only because no wireless charging is supported? So please. That's ridiculous.

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I do not think so. Is the same for me, without qi without me. It's just too practical for that.