At Xiaomi’s eight anniversary at the end of March 2018 three new smartphones were announced Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Eplorer Edition.The release time of Discovery Edition was postponed to July 30th. Today they are on sale and we are going to speak about Mi 8 smartphone that has fantastic specifications at a crazy-low price.

Xiaomi Mi 8 package

The Xiaomi 8 Discovery on the package uses different design than the previous one. It’s a square shape box which carries the number “8” on the front. After removing the outermost box, we can see transparent box, and then the phone. Its back panel is covered by a special sticker. In fact the sticker is phone’s original motherboard with a copper plate to make two motherboardsboards at the top and bottom. It is actually a complete decorative PCB motherboard at the top. According to official data, there are 101 capacitors, 32 resistors, 6 switch ICs, 11 sensor ICs, and 7 signal control ICs. But Mi 8’s selling oint is not the transparent back cover.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 features

The Xiaomi Mi 8 is the world’s first Android smartphone supporting 3D structured “light-back technology”. There is a completely new features to Xiaomi’s phone line: the dreaded screen notch. Its screen covers more area of the device like Iphone X and LG G7, while retaining area is equipped by selfie camera, sensors and earpiece speaker. The phone comes with a screen-to-body bordering ratio on 87%, now a larger display than ever at 6.1inch.

At the top area of screen Xiaomi added a number of components, icluded infrared camera, a dot maxtix projector, A flooflighting component, a Tof distance sensor and 3D structured optical modules. The 3D structured optical module uses a coded structured light. The structure of the code can be seen under the infrared camera, this is different from the ihone X’s structure light.

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At the bottom of the screen, The Xiaomi Mi 8 is also equipped with a screen fingerprint module. The fingerprint recognition speed is the highest on the market. To meet the users’s needs, the 3D structured light is more suitable when the finger is wet.

What concerns to Xiaomi Mi 8’s remaining features. It is packed with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845  flagship SoC, a 12MP + 12MP wide angel camera ( IMX363, f/1.8, four-axis optical zoom). The smartphone sports a 3000mAh battery. And at the end it comes with an 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Specification

Model Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Network 2G: GSM B2/B3/B5/B8 CDMA1X/EVDO BC10

3G: WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8 TD-SCDMA B34/B39

4G: TD-LTE B34/B38/B39/B40/B41(120MHz)

FDD-LTE B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20

SIM Card Dual SIM Card Dual standby, Dual Nano-SIM
Style Bar
Color Black
Shell Material Metal and glass back cover
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa Core, max to 2.8GHz
GPU Adreno 630 710MHz
Card Extend Not support
Display Size 6.21 Inch AMOLED
Type FHD+ capacitive touch screen, DCI-P3 color gamut, Sunlight mode, Night mode, Reading mode, Color temperature adjustment, Standard mode
Resolution 2248*1080 Pixel
PPI 402
Multi-Touch Yes
Support Format
Audio File Format PCM, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, FLAC, APE, WAV
Video File Format MP4, M4V, MKV, XVID, WAV, AAC, MP3, AMR, FLAC, APE, H.265/HEVC(Main profile), H.264(Baseline/Main/High profile), MPEG4(Simple profile/ASP)
Image File Format JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG
E-book Format TXT
Data Transfer & Connectivity
Data transfer USB/Bluetooth
Mobile internet WAP/Wi-Fi
Front Camera: 20.0MP AI Beautify, 3D Beautify, AI portrait mode,

10 types of AI scene modes

Selfie countdown, Face recognition, Mirror, HDR
Back camera: AI 12.0MP+12.0MP Dual Rear Camera 12 MP wide-angle, f1.8
12 MP telephoto, f2.4
Dual PD, flash light
4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS)

Low-light photography enhancements
HDR adjustment, Panorama
Burst mode, Face recognition

Video recordings: 4K video recording, 30fps
1080p video recording, 30fps
720p video recording, 30fps
720p Slow Motion video recording, 240fps
1080p Slow Motion video recording, 240fps

Language Chinese, English
Message SMS/MMS/E-Mail
Input Handwrite, The virtual keypad
GPS Yes, GPS:L1+L5, Galileo:E1+E5a, QZSS:L1+L5, GLONASS:l1, Beidou:B1
WIFI Supports Wi-Fi (2.4G/5G), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Support MU-MIMO, 2×2 MIMO, Wi-Fi Display, Wi-Fi Direct, AAC/aptX/aptX-HD Audio
Volte Whether you can use VoLTE depends on the local carriers.
Bluetooth Yes, V5.0
Proximity sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
E-compass Yes
Vibration motor Yes
Hall sensor Yes
Barometer Yes
Fingerprint Yes, In-display fingerprint sensor
Face Recognition Yes, 3D Face unlock
Fast charge Support, QC4.0+
Battery(Built-in) 3000mAh(typ), 2900mAh(min)
Charge interface USB Type-C
Charger type, 18W, QC3.0
Other Features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Browser, MP3, MP4, MMS, Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, etc
Dimensions 154.9*74.8*7.6mm
Weight 177g

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