Xiaomi is taking the world by storm with the launch of the Mi 8. It’s 3 different editions just to suit consumer’s demands. There’s a standard edition, The Explorer edition (the transparent one) and the SE model. All which are premium quality handsets and they are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset although the explorer has most headlines. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is a top-top device not just for the Xiaomi household but for the smartphone world in general. Looks ahead of the Galaxy S9 on paper and very similar to the iPhone X Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) while GPU is Adreno 630. Xiaomi has made this device cardless and as they want users to depend solely on the 64/128GB internal storage and 6/8GB RAM.
Let’s look at this devices one after the other, starting from the SE Model to the Explorer Edition.
THE XIAOMI MI 8 SE MODEL
The Xiaomi SE Model is the smallest and cheapest of the gang far behind the Explorer edition in price although I feel that doesn’t reflect much in the specification. This edition has a 5.88-inch AMOLED screen compared to the 6.21-inch screen of the other two devices. It also downgrades the processor from a Snapdragon 845 to the newly announced Snapdragon 710. The first Android device to announce the SD 710. It looks very much like a downgrade but it has its advantage.
The 710 is said to save 30 Percent in power consumption over the previous-gen 660 while offering around 20 Percent greater performance. That could give the Mi 8 SE a strong position in the Chinese market, where several more expensive 2018 phones like the Oppo R15 Pro and Vivo X21 are based on the 660.
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THE XIAOMI MI 8 STANDARD EDITION
The Mi 8 has a 6.21-inch OLED screen from Samsung, with an edge-to-edge display that houses a 20-megapixel selfie camera.
The phone has a four-way curved glass back panel and an aluminium frame. Inside there’s Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 845 processor, and the new 12-megapixel dual camera setup apparently scores 105 on DxOMark. Xiaomi also says that this is the first phone ever to use dual-frequency GPS, which is supposed to give more accurate location data.
THE MI 8 EXPLORER EDITION
And now the special 8th-year anniversary present from Xiaomi; The Xiaomi Explorer Edition. This one is everything the standard edition is, plus it has an in-display fingerprint sensor. A fingerprint sensor which for the first time in a phone, uses pressure sensitivity. Xiaomi also claims that the Explorer Edition is the first Android phone in the world to use 3D face recognition technology, like the iPhone X’s Face ID — and of course, there’s an Animoji equivalent on board. Furthermore, there’s a translucent back panel which is so so attractive.