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Mi 8

Mi 8

by Matthew John AlexOctober 12, 2018

mi 8

Here is another iPhone X look alike smartphone with great specs and low cost. Xiaomi Mi 8 is designed having a dual rear camera with the LED flashlight in between them, it has a four sided curved glass body making it look awesome and pleasing to the eyes, well rounded corners with a customized water drop curve also. The design really looks great.


Mi 8 features a wide display screen size of 6.2-inches with a notch design, 2248 x 1080 pixels (display resolution) with up to 402 pixel per inch giving it a very vivid display quality plus it supports a full HD+ display, reading mode, sun-light mode e.t.c

The display is protected using a Gorilla glass 5 which is scratch resistant but not 100% and 2.5D curved glass is adopted to give the front a good look that matches the notch design.


The camera design looks everything like the iPhone X, dual camera with the flashlight at the middle. Both cameras are 12MP, the one above has a wide angle lens with four axis optical stabilizer and a f/1.8 aperture, while the camera below has a telephoto lens, a portrait camera lens and a f/2.4 wide aperture.

The rear camera comes with some nice features to enhance photo shoots like the Artificial intelligence scene, Artificial intelligence beautification features and more to be seen below in the table.

On the front is 20MP camera with 3D Beautify blur background for portrait shooting. It uses an artificial intelligence program to make the operation possible. 


Xiaomi Mi 8 is highly equipped with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core with a clocked speed of  2.GHz. The processor is further supported with a large LPDDR4X 6GB RAM to make operation very smooth. It houses a 64GB/128GB internal storage and cannot be further expanded. 

This phone is produced in other edition


It is equipped with a 3,3000mAh Lithium Polymer non removable battery capacity which Supports fast Charge, and a USB Type-C reversible connector port. The battery should last a 6.5 hours browsing the internet and 7.5 hours watching HD videos.

It running on MIUI version 10 which is based on Android v8.1 Oreo but somehow feels like Android version 9 (Pie). The MIUI v10 comes with some variety of pre-installed apps a which might interest you and it the OS offers the full screen mode gesture like what we have on Vivo NEX and some others.

 Brief Review of the Mi 8
  • No app drawer
  • High quality camera  
  • Good optimized OS
  • Users get to see adverts in some preinstalled useful apps which might be annoying
  • Good battery life
  • Fast operations
  • Fast in loading applications

 Xiaomi Mi 8 full specs and price

Type AMOLED capacitive touch-screen Display
Size 6.2″ Inch FHD+
Resolution 1080 x 2246p
Pixel density ~402 PPI
Colors 16M
Display Protection Yes
Screen to body ratio 82%

Type Tripple camera (2 back + 1 front)
Back Camera 12MP + 12MP
Front Camera 20MP
cameara features
  • Continuous Shooting 
  • Digital Zoom 
  • Dual Camera 
  • Exposure Compensation 
  • Auto-focus
  • Face Detection 
  • Geo-tagging 
  • HDR
  • supports 4k video recording
  • AI Scene Mode
  • Pixel Size 1.4µm
  • Depth Sensor
  • PDAF sensor with focus
  • Gesture Shot
  • Sony IMX363 Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • Self-Timer 
  • Touch Focus 
  • White balance settings 
  • Phase detection 
  • ISO Settings 
  • Second camera features- 1/3 Optical Zoom, Panorama

Hardware and Memory
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processoor Octa Core 4x 2.8GHz Kryo 385 + 4x 1.8GHz Kryo 385
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630
ROM 64GB/128GB
Memory Speed 1866MHz
Available Memory
Memory slot No
  • Proximity
  • Accelerometer 
  • Ambient Light 
  • Compass 
  • Gyroscope 
  • Iris sensor
  • Barometer
  • Step detector and counter
  • Hall
  • Fingerprint Sensor
OS MiUI v10 based on Android 8.1 Oreo

Type Lithium Polymer
Capacity 3,300mAh
Technology Fast charge

Network & Connectivity
Network 2G | 3G | 4G
Volte Yes
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 802.11n 5GHz
SIM type Dual SIM (Nano)
Bluetooth v5.0
USB type USB Type-C + OTG support
Audio jack Type-C USB audio jack

Video format 3GP, MP4, FLV, WMV, AVI, MKV, H.264, M4V, H.265
Audio format Support WAV, AAC+, OGG, FLAC, MIDI, WMA, M4A, MP3, AMR, AAC, eAAC+

In the Box
Package Listing
  • Mi 8 Handset
  • Power Adapter + Micro Type-C USB Data Cable 
  • Type-C USB headphone jack
  • Sim Removable Tool 
  • Warranty Card English User Manual

Mi 8 Price in Nigeria 170,000 – 200,000
Price on Dollar $600+ on Amazon

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Matthew John Alex
I am the founder and CEO of Naijatech360 and Naijanews360, I am a computer scientist with passion and love for blogging (Mainly Tech). I love publishing and discussing new technological innovations with friends so I decided to tell the world too.

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