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.
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.
Xiaomi Mi 8 6GB RAM 256GB Smartphone
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)
|SIM Card||Dual SIM Card Dual standby, Dual Nano-SIM|
|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|
|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|
|Data Transfer & Connectivity|
|Front Camera: 20.0MP AI Beautify, 3D Beautify, AI portrait mode,
10 types of AI scene modes
Selfie countdown, Face recognition, Mirror, HDR
Low-light photography enhancements
Video recordings: 4K video recording, 30fps
|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.|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|
|Fingerprint||Yes, In-display fingerprint sensor|
|Face Recognition||Yes, 3D Face unlock|
|Fast charge||Support, QC4.0+|
|Charge interface||USB Type-C|
|Charger||type, 18W, QC3.0|
|Other Features||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Browser, MP3, MP4, MMS, Alarm, Calendar, Calculator, etc|