Xiaomi Mi8 vs Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition: Comparison

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

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Technical data sheets

Basics

Score

Ki Price/Quality
Score
8.5 Ki Price/Quality
Score
No price,
no Ki
Design and Screen score 7.5 Design & Materials 7.6 Design & Materials
Performance and Hardware score 7.8 Performance & Hardware 7.9 Performance & Hardware
Camera score 7.9 Camera 7.9 Camera
Connectivity score 7.2 Connectivity 7.2 Connectivity
Battery score 5.4 Battery 4.2 Battery

User reviews

User score
9.3
223 opinions
9.3
223 opinions

Summary

Inches 6.21" 6.21"
Resolution FHD+ FHD+
Usable surface 83% useful 83% useful
Aspect Ratio 19:9 19:9
Dimensions 74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
Weight 175 g 177 g
Micro SnapD. 845
Octa-Core
SnapD. 845
Octa-Core
RAM 6 GB RAM 8 GB RAM
Storage 128 GB 128 GB
AnTuTu 357.329
v8
357.329
v8
Battery 3400 mAh 3000 mAh
Main Camera 1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
IMX363 Exmor RS
2
1
12 Mpx · ƒ/1.8
IMX363 Exmor RS
2
Selfie Camera SELF 20 Mpx · ƒ/2.0 SELF 20 Mpx · ƒ/2.0
Bands
OS Android 10 Q Android 10 Q

Brand

Brand Xiaomi Xiaomi
Aliases Xiaomi Mi 8 Xiaomi Mi 8 Transparent Explorer, Transparent Edition

Release Date

Release date May 2018,
2 years ago
May 2018,
2 years ago
State On Sale Not available
Market China China

Design & Materials

Structure

Xiaomi Mi8
Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi8
Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition
Size
74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
Print 3D Model
74.8 mm
154.9 mm
7.6 mm
Print 3D Model
Weight 175 g 177 g
Usable surface 83 % 83 %
Materials Glass, Metal Glass, Metal
Resistance - -
Colors
Black

White

Blue

Gold
Black

Screen

Diagonal 6.21" 6.21"
Type Amoled Amoled
Aspect Ratio 19:9 19:9
Resolution FHD+
1080 x 2248 px
FHD+
1080 x 2248 px
Density 402 Pixels per inch 402 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
  • 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

User reviews

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

Performance & Hardware

Processor

Model Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU 4x Kryo 385 2.8 GHz + 4x Kryo 385 1.8 GHz 4x Kryo 385 2.8 GHz + 4x Kryo 385 1.8 GHz
Type Octa-Core Octa-Core
Manufacturing 10 nm 10 nm
Frequency 2.8 GHz 2.8 GHz
64 Bits Yes Yes

Graphics

GPU Qualcomm Adreno 630 710MHz Qualcomm Adreno 630 710MHz

RAM

RAM 6 GB 8 GB
Type LPDDR4X RAM LPDDR4X RAM

Storage

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

Security

Fingerprint Yes, in the back Yes, in screen

Sensors

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

Others

Notifications LED LED Notifications LED Notifications
Cooling system No No
Gaming buttons No No

User reviews

Does it have good sound?
8.2
8.2
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
223 opinions
223 opinions

Camera

Main

No. of cameras Double rear camera Double rear camera
1
Tipo de cámara

Standard

Standard
Resolution 12 Mpx 12 Mpx
Sensor Sony IMX363 Exmor RS Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
Type CMOS BSI CMOS BSI
Aperture ƒ/ 1.8 ƒ/ 1.8
ISO -- --
Pixel size 1.40 µm 1.40 µm
Pixel Binning -- --
Sensor size 1/2.55 1/2.55
2
Tipo de cámara

Telephoto lens

Telephoto lens
Resolution
13 Mpx
13 Mpx
Sensor
Samsung S5K3M3
Samsung S5K3M3
Type
ISOCELL
ISOCELL
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
ƒ/ 2.4
ISO
--
--
Pixel size
1.00 µm
1.00 µm
Pixel Binning
--
--
Sensor size
1/3.4
1/3.4

Features

Flash Dual LED Dual LED
Optical Stabilisation Yes Yes
Slow Motion Video Yes,
240 fps
Yes,
240 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
  • 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

Selfie

SELF
Tipo de cámara

Dedicada

Dedicada
Resolution 20 Mpx 20 Mpx
Sensor Samsung S5K3T1 Samsung S5K3T1
Type ISOCELL ISOCELL
Aperture ƒ/ 2.0 ƒ/ 2.0
ISO -- --
Pixel size 0.90 µm 0.90 µm
Pixel Binning 1-4 (2x2) 1-4 (2x2)
Sensor size 1/3.1 1/3.1
Others
--
--

DxOMark Score

DxOMark Score
99
Mobile
105
Photo
88
Video
99
Mobile
105
Photo
88
Video

User reviews

Quality of daytime photos
9.5
9.5
Quality of nighttime photos
8.4
8.4
Quality of selfies
9.0
9.0
Does it have a powerful flash?
8.9
8.9
Number of reviews
223 opinions
223 opinions

Connectivity

Network compatibility

5G -- --
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)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
  • 802.11a
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11n 5GHz
  • 802.11ac
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 5.0 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

Navigation

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

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.

-- --
American measurement

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

-- --

Others

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

User reviews

Does it have good coverage for calls?
9.2
9.2
Quality of the GPS
9.3
9.3
And the WiFi?
9.5
9.5
Number of reviews
223 opinions
223 opinions

Battery

Battery

Capacity
3400 mAh
3000 mAh
Type Li-Polymer Li-Polymer
Fast charge Yes,
18.0W
Yes,
18.0W
Others
  • Non-removable
  • Non-removable

User reviews

How long does the battery last?
  • 1%
    Less than half day
  • 9%
    Less than a day
  • 42%
    One day
  • 44%
    More than one day
  • 4%
    Two days or more
  • 1%
    Less than half day
  • 9%
    Less than a day
  • 42%
    One day
  • 44%
    More than one day
  • 4%
    Two days or more
Number of reviews
223 opinions
223 opinions

Software

Software

Operating System
  • MIUI V11 (Android 10)
    Android 10 Q, 1 year ago
  • MIUI V11 (Android 10)
    Android 10 Q, 1 year ago
Google Services (official) No No

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
  • 83%
    It has preinstalled apps but they don't bother me
  • 13%
    It has preinstalled apps that I can't uninstall
Do you regularly receive updates?
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 34%
    Every six months
  • 65%
    Every two months or less
  • 0%
    Never
  • 0%
    Once a year
  • 34%
    Every six months
  • 65%
    Every two months or less
Number of reviews
223 opinions
223 opinions

Prices

Prices

Prices

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