Copying has never been well seen, although it has not stopped doing so. The history of telephones is full of denunciations, cross-accusations, and all kinds of problems derived from the fact that all firms end up copying aspects of others, something, partly normal, but to some extent . In Xiaomi’s case,, something bad in part, and good in another.
Today, we tell you Why the Xiaomi Mi 8 is better to buy than the iPhone X , and how Xiaomi is progressing properly, despite blatantly copying the work of their rivals.
A few days ago, we told you that, and that the data shows it. Some do not understand this information, because Apple continues to break records of revenue, despite selling less . This is because Apple enters more with the iPhone X than with any other phone , with an increase in revenues of 13%. This is due to the exorbitant price of the new generation of iPhone. To give you an idea,, while the Xiaomi Mi 8 only leaves 5%.
This leaves us with the evidence that the Xiaomi Mi 8 does not cost half the iPhone X because it has less quality, but because the difference between benefits is abysmal . That said, it remains to analyze coldly the differences between the Xiaomi Mi 8 and the iPhone X at the hardware level, to realize which of the two is better buying.
The differences between a high range of 400 euros and one of 1,000, usually lie in the camera, but Xiaomi has been demonstrating for some time that they are capable of being up to the task . The Mi Mix 2S was the warning, and the Mi 8, a priori, will prove it again. While we are not DxOMark fans, we do not trust their scores, the more than 100 points obtained by this Xiaomi Mi 8 are indicative that the camera will be up to the high-end , a first warning that the differences in the price may not be justified.
On the other hand, we must bear in mind that the construction of the Mi 8 is in glass and aluminum , as in the iPhone X, the processor is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, comes with 6GB of RAM, a 3300mAh battery with Fast charging and fast charger included, without having to buy it separately , Face ID + fingerprint reader …
|Specifications||Xiaomi Mi 8|
|Dimensions||154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 millimeters|
|screen||6.21 inches AMOLED with Gorilla Glass 5 glass, DCI-P3, Always-on Display, brightness up to 600 nits and 88.5% frontal occupancy|
|Pixel density||Full HD + (2,248 x 1,440 pixels) 18,7: 9|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845. 10 nm and 8 cores at 2.8 GHz. Adreno 630 GPU|
|RAM||6 GB (8 GB in the Explorer Edition)|
|OS||Android 8 Oreo with MIUI 10|
|Storage||64 or 128 GB expandable by microSD|
|Cameras||Rear dual 12MP f / 1.8 + 12MP tele f / 2.4 with PDAF, 4-axis OIS, Dual LED, AR Stickers and IA. Frontal 20 megapixel f / 2.0|
|Video||Up to 4K @ 60fps or 1080p @ 240 fps with the rear camera. Up to 1080p @ 30fps with front camera|
|Battery||3,300 mAh with fast charge QC 4+|
|Others||Rear fingerprint reader, 3D facial unlocking, NFC, USB Type C, nano SIM, fingerprint reader under the screen (Explorer Edition)|
It is not fair to merely compare the hardware, since we know that iOS does not need as much muscle to work the same or better than Android , but seen the few differences -apriority- between camera, photos and materials, the price of the iPhone X, although it lost its meaning from the beginning, remains in a ridiculous place considering that the Mi 8 costs less than 400 euros
At no time we say that the Xiaomi Mi 8 is better mobile than the iPhone X , and that is that each one decides on what to spend their money and what they value in a phone – Apple’s support, warranty and upgrades are notably superior to Xiaomi-‘s, but if we let ourselves be carried away by the quality price, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is a better purchase, if we look at the economic aspect . There is no doubt that Apple, although it has created a large terminal this year, has abused the profit margin, creating a terminal that, with the hand in the heart, we can assure you that it is not worth what they ask for it .