Xiaomi Mi8 vs Poco F3: Comparison

Comparison of features, performance, design, battery, camera and connectivity between the following smartphones: Xiaomi Mi8 vs Poco F3. The complete information of specifications to decide which to buy.

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.2 Ki Price/Quality
Score
9.6 Ki Price/Quality
Score
Design and Screen score 7.1 Design & Materials 8.5 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 7.3 Performance & Hardware 8.6 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 7.7 Camera 7.3 Camera
Connectivity score 7.3 Connectivity 8.6 Connectivity
Battery score 5.0 Battery 7.1 Battery

User reviews

User score
9.3
229 reviews
9.1
158 reviews

Technical specifications of the Xiaomi Mi8 vs Poco F3

Specs stores to buy Xiaomi Mi8 Xiaomi Mi8
Global · 6GB · 64GB
where to buy Poco F3 Poco F3
Global · 6GB · 128GB
Inches 6.21" 6.67"
Resolution FHD+ FHD+
Usable surface 83% useful 85% useful
Aspect Ratio 19:9 20:9
Dimensions 74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
76.4 mm
163.7 mm
7.8 mm
Weight 175 g 196 g
Micro SnapD. 845
Octa-Core
SnapD. 870
Octa-Core
RAM 6 GB RAM 6 GB RAM
Storage 64 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 357.329
v8
714.008
v9
Battery 3400 mAh 4520 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
IMX363 Exmor RS
2
1
48 Mpx · ƒ/1.79
IMX582 Exmor RS
2 3
Selfie Camera SELF 20 Mpx · ƒ/2.0 SELF 20 Mpx · ƒ/2.45
Bands
OS Android 10 Q Android 11 Red Velvet Cake

Brand

Brand Xiaomi Poco
Aliases Xiaomi Mi 8 M2012K11AG, HAYDN, Xiaomi Poco F3

Release Date

Release date May 2018,
3 years ago
March 2021,
7 months ago
State On Sale On Sale
Market Global Global

Design & Materials

Structure

Xiaomi Mi8
Poco F3
Xiaomi Mi8
Poco F3
Size
74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
Print 3D Model
76.4 mm
163.7 mm
7.8 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 175 g 196 g
Usable surface 83 % 85 %
Materials Glass, Metal Glass, Metal, Splash resistant design
Resistance - -
Colors
Black

White

Blue

Gold
Black

White

Blue

Screen

Diagonal 6.21" 6.67"
Type Amoled Amoled Samsung E4
Aspect Ratio 19:9 20:9
Resolution FHD+
1080 x 2248 px
FHD+
1080 x 2400 px
Density 402 Pixels per inch 386 Pixels per inch

Others

Others
  • Wide screen notch
  • Brightnes 600 cd/m² (typ)
  • 60000:1 contrast ratio
  • HDR
  • LED Notifications
  • Scratch resistant
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless
  • Hole-punch Notch
  • Refresh rate 120 Hz
  • Touch sampling rate 360 Hz
  • Peak brightness - 1300 cd/m²
  • Max brightness HBM - 900 cd/m²
  • 5000000:1 contrast ratio
  • HDR10+
  • DCI-P3
  • True Tone display
  • MEMC
  • Scratch resistant
  • 2.5D curved glass screen
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Capacitive
  • Multi-touch
  • Frameless

User reviews

Is it a drop-resistant and scratch-resistant smartphone?
8.1
8.5
Do you think it's a nice phone?
9.4
9.6
Is it comfortable?
9.3
9.2
Can you see it well in the sunlight?
9.0
9.0
Number of reviews
229 reviews
158 reviews

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 870
CPU 4x Kryo 385 2.8 GHz + 4x Kryo 385 1.8 GHz 1x Cortex-A77 3.20 GHz + 3x Cortex-A77 2.4 GHz + 4x Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 10 nm 7 nm
Frequency 2.8 GHz 3.2 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630 710MHz Qualcomm Adreno 650

RAM

RAM 6 GB 6 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM RAM LPDDR5

Storage

Capacity 64 GB 128 GB
Type UFS Storage 2.1 UFS Storage 3.1
SD Slot No No

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back Yes, on the side

Sensors

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

Others

Notifications LED LED Notifications --
Cooling system No Yes
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
8.1
9.5
Does it work smoothly in everyday use?
9.7
9.7
What's your experience been with demanding games?
9.4
9.4
Number of reviews
229 reviews
158 reviews

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Triple rear camera
1
Camera type

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 48 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX363 Exmor RS Sony IMX582 Exmor RS
Type CMOS BSI CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8 ƒ/ 1.79
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.40 µm 0.80 µm
Pixel Binning -- 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/2.55 1/2
2
Camera type

Telephoto lens

Wide Angle + Macro
Resolution
13 Mpx
8 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5K3M3
Sony IMX355
Type
ISOCELL
CMOS BSI
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.2
Pixel size
1.00 µm
1.14 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
1/3.4
1/2.8
3
Camera type
--

Macro lens
Resolution
5 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5K5E9
Type
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Pixel size
1.12 µm
Pixel Binning
--
Sensor size
1/5

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes No
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
960 fps
Others
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Dual camera
  • Optical Stabilization (OIS)
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Manual focus
  • Autofocus
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • Continuous shooting
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • HDR
  • RAW
  • Geotagging
  • ISO settings
  • 4K Video
  • Digital zoom
  • Triple camera
  • Digital image stabilization
  • Touch focus
  • Manual focus
  • Autofocus
  • HDR
  • Continuous shooting
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Scene mode
  • Self-timer
  • Panorama
  • Geotagging
  • Face detection

Selfie

SELF
Camera type

Dedicated

Dedicated
Resolution 20 Mpx 20 Mpx
Sensor Samsung S5K3T1 Samsung S5K3T2
Type ISOCELL CMOS
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0 ƒ/ 2.45
Pixel size 0.90 µm 0.80 µm
Pixel Binning 1-4 (2x2) 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/3.1 1/3.4
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
99
Mobile
105
Photo
88
Video
--

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.5
8.6
Quality of nighttime photos
8.4
7.3
Quality of selfies
8.9
8.4
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.9
8.4
Number of reviews
229 reviews
158 reviews
Kimovil Photo Lab

Xiaomi Mi8 vs Poco F3 camera: Comparison of real photos

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G --
  • n1 (2100)
  • n3 (1800)
  • n5 (850)
  • n7 (2600)
  • n8 (900)
  • n20 (800)
  • n28b (700)
  • n28a (700)
  • n38 (2600)
  • n41 (2500)
  • n77 (3700)
  • n78 (3500)
4G LTE
  • 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)
  • B1 (2100)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B4 (1700/2100 AWS 1)
  • B5 (850)
  • B7 (2600)
  • B8 (900)
  • B12 (700)
  • B17 (700)
  • B20 (800)
  • B28b (700)
  • B28a (700)
  • B38 (TDD 2600)
  • B40 (TDD 2300)
  • B41 (TDD 2500)
  • B66 (1700/2100)
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)
2G
  • CDMA BC0 (800)
  • B2 (1900)
  • B3 (1800)
  • B5 (850)
  • B8 (900)
  • 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
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
Others
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO
  • Dual band
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Display
  • Wi-Fi MiMO

Bluetooth

Version Bluetooth 5.0 LE Low energy consumption Bluetooth 5.1 LE Low energy consumption
Others
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • APT-x
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • LE (Low Energy)
  • APT-x
  • LDAC
  • SBC
  • AAC

Navigation

Navigation
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • GLONASS
  • Beidou
  • Galileo
  • GPS (L1+L5)
  • BeiDou (B1)
  • Galileo (E1+E5a)
  • BeiDou (B2)
  • NavIC System

USB

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

0.701 W/Kg on head
1.662 W/Kg on body
0.599 W/Kg on head
0.843 W/Kg on body
American measurement

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

-- 1.060 W/Kg on head
0.720 W/Kg on body

Others

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

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.2
9.4
Quality of the GPS
9.3
9.4
And the WiFi?
9.5
9.7
Number of reviews
229 reviews
158 reviews

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3400 mAh
4520 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
18.0W
Yes,
33.0W
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 1%
    Less than half day
  • 10%
    Less than a day
  • 43%
    One day
  • 43%
    More than one day
  • 4%
    Two days or more
  • 3%
    Less than half day
  • 14%
    Less than a day
  • 34%
    One day
  • 46%
    More than one day
  • 3%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
229 reviews
158 reviews

Software

Software

Operating System
  • MIUI V11 (Android 10)
    Android 10 Q, 2 years ago
  • MIUI V12 (Android 11)
    Android 11 Red Velvet Cake, 1 year ago
Google Services (official) Yes Yes

User reviews

Did it come with preinstalled applications?
  • 4%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 83%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 13%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
  • 4%
    It comes with a clean operating system
  • 88%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 8%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 1%
    Once a year
  • 35%
    Every six months
  • 64%
    Every two months or less
  • 1%
    Never
  • 2%
    Once a year
  • 23%
    Every six months
  • 75%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
229 reviews
158 reviews

Prices

Prices

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  6GB  •  64GB Change

Prices

Prices for the version Global  •  6GB  •  128GB Change