Xiaomi Mi 9 VS. Xiaomi Mi8 Global: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Xiaomi Mi 9 VS. Xiaomi Mi8 Global. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

Ki Note

Ki Cost-effectiveness
9.7
Cost-effectiveness
9.5
Cost-effectiveness
Design & Materials
8.9
8.7
Performance & Hardware
9.1
8.6
Camera
9
9.1
Connectivity
8.4
8.3
Battery
6.8
6.9

Basics

Brand

Brand
Aliases
Xiaomi Mi9, M1902F1A, M1902F1T
Xiaomi Mi 8

Release Date

Release date
February 2019, 1 month ago
May 2018, 9 months ago
State
On Sale
On Sale

Design & Materials

Structure

Size
74.7 mm
157.5 mm
7.6 mm
74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
Weight
173 g
175 g
Usable surface
86 %
83 %
Materials
Ceramics
Glass, Metal
Resistance
-
-
Colors
Black
Black

Blue

Gold

White

Screen

Diagonal
6.4"
6.21"
Type
Amoled
Amoled
Resolution
1080 x 2340 px
1080 x 2248 px
Density
403 Pixels per inch
402 Pixels per inch
Others
  • 103% NTSC
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • 600 cd/m2
  • 60000:1 contrast
  • Always-On Display
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 6
  • Frameless
  • HDR10
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Notch
  • Water Drop Notch
  • Scratch resistant
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • 600 cd/m2
  • 60000:1 contrast
  • Capacitive
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Frameless
  • HDR
  • LED Notifications
  • Multi-touch
  • Notch
  • Wide screen notch
  • Scratch resistant

Prototypes





Prototypes
Xiaomi Mi 9
Print 3D Model
Xiaomi Mi8 Global
Print 3D Model

Photos

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU
1x2.84 GHz Kryo 385 + 3x2.4 GHz Kryo 385 + 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385
4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 + 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385
Type
Octa-Core
Octa-Core
Frequency
2.84 GHz
2.8 GHz
64 Bits
Yes
Yes

Graphics

GPU
Qualcomm Adreno 640
Qualcomm Adreno 630 710MHz

RAM

RAM
6 GB
6 GB

Antutu

Score
372.006
Antutu v7, Overall performance better than 100% of devices
271.164
Antutu v7, Overall performance better than 97% of devices

Storage

Capacity
64 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 57-62.8 GB
64 GB
Capacity with the OS (depends on the brand and ROM version): 57-62.8 GB
SD Slot
No
No

Security

Fingerprint
Yes, in the back

Sensors

Sensors
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity
  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Barometer
  • Compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Hall
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity

Others

Notifications LED
LED Notifications
LED Notifications

Camera

Main

Resolution
48 Mpx
12 Mpx
Pixel size
0.800 µm
1.400 µm
Sensor
Sony IMX586 Exmor RS
Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
Type
CMOS BSI
CMOS
Aperture
f/1.75
f/1.8
Flash
Dual LED
Dual LED
Features
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Laser AF
  • Manual focus
  • Optical zoom
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • Triple camera
  • White balance settings
  • 4K Video
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Exposure compensation
  • Face detection
  • Geotagging
  • HDR
  • ISO settings
  • Macro mode
  • Manual focus
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Optical zoom
  • Panorama
  • RAW
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
Slow Motion Video
Yes
960 fps
Yes
240 fps
Optical Stabilisation
No
Yes

Selfie

Resolution
20 Mpx
20 Mpx

Connectivity

Networks

5G
-
-
4G LTE
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28 (700)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B34 (TDD 2100)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B39 (TDD 1900)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
3G
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS A-F)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • B34 (TD 2000)
  • B39 (TD 1900+)
2G
  • CDMA2000 1X
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)

SIM card

Dual SIM
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Dual Sim Dual Standby
Type
Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • APT-x
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • APT-x
  • LE (Low Energy)

Navigation

Navigation
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GLONASS
  • GPS

USB

USB
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C
  • Charging
  • Host
  • Mass Storage
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • USB Type C

SAR

European measurement

The European Union sets a limit of 2 W/kg averaged over 10 grams of tissue.

1.389 W/Kg on head
1.301 W/Kg on body
0.701 W/Kg on head
1.662 W/Kg on body
American measurement

The FCC limit is 1.6 W/kg measured in a volume of 1 gram of tissue

0.990 W/Kg on head
1.040 W/Kg on body
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Others

Others
  • Computer sync
  • DLNA
  • Infrared
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE
  • Computer sync
  • DLNA
  • NFC
  • OTA sync
  • Tethering.
  • VoLTE

Battery

Capacity
3300 mAh
3400 mAh
Type
Li-Polymer
Li-Polymer
Others
Fast Charging
Non-removable
Fast Charging
Non-removable

Software

Operating System
MIUI (Android 9.0 Pie)
MIUI V10 (Android 9 Pie)

Prices

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