Yesterday the Xiaomi Mi 8 was finally presented. In a massive event attended by more than 5000 people, Xiaomi surprised all and sundry with not two, but 3 devices focused on different types of users. As we have already talked so much about Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer as of Xiaomi SE of compact size, today we are going to look back and see how Xiaomi has improved since its previous flagship: the Xiaomi Mi 6 . We start
The truth is that the Xiaomi Mi 8 has not given much room for surprise, and its inspiration in the iPhone X is more than obvious, but not for that reason it is a very interesting smartphone which has in its price one of its biggest attractions, especially seeing as OnePlus has raised its prices considerably .
That Xiaomi was going to rise to notch fashion is not new, that’s why the Mi 8 is one of the terminals that most break with the design lines of the previous generation.
He Xiaomi Mi 6 It was a device with a screen format 16: 9 and a diagonal of 5.15 inches , so the new 6.21-inch diagonal of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a more than remarkable growth in size screen, which also opts for a more panoramic format of 18.7: 9 and occupies the 86.68% from the front.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 has dimensions of 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 millimeters versus the 145.17 x 70.49 x 7.45 mm of the Xiaomi Mi 6, so the new terminal is taller and narrower than the Xiaomi Mi 6, but it’s also a bit thicker .
Regarding the weight , we have 175 grams in front of 168 grams of the Mi 6, so the last of Xiaomi is also something heavier , although the difference is difficult to distinguish touch.
If you look at the rear of both devices, the truth is that the differences are also considerable, since not only do we have a vertical camera housed in a single set, but Xiaomi brings back the fingerprint reader to the back, until now housed in a physical button located on the front.
The technical section of the Xiaomi Mi 8 is within the expected but without great boasts: a processor Snapdragon 845 (4 Cortex A75 cores @ 2.8 GHz and 4 Cortex A55 cores @ 1.8GHz) more powerful, Artificial Intelligence functions, a new virtual assistant and a Extra storage configuration.
Xiaomi has reserved the 8 GB of RAM for the Explorer version, so we still have 6 GB of RAM and storage goes up to 256 GB in the most expensive version.
The new Xiaomi Mi 8 has put a special focus on the connectivity and photography, since for the first time we have a Xiaomi with NFC chip Y Dual GPS , while the rear camera is among the best on the market surpassing even the iPhone X according Dxomark with a total of 105 points , thanks to its Zoom 2x, and the possibility of recording in slow motion at 1080p up to 120 frames, among other qualities.
Refering to battery , the Xiaomi Mi 8 takes a small step back, since we lose 50 milliamps ( 3,300 mAh with Quick Charge 4+) and we also have to face a somewhat less efficient SoC and an extra inch of screen, which is why very good work should be done MIUI 10 optimizing the consumption to match the figures of its predecessor.
Outstanding are also some extras built into the Xiaomi Mi 8, as is the new 3D system for scanning and detection of faces that follows the fashion created by Apple and followed by Samsung of the emoji 3D, in addition to strengthening the security of the device.
In summary, Xiaomi has followed its usual policy, which is none other than to look at market trends and incorporate them into a very complete smartphone that does not exceed 400 euros in its most basic version. Of course, we will miss the headphone jack 3.5 mm.