Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Source: GSM Arena
Categorizing the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE turned out to be a particularly daunting task. It's not exactly a flagship offering. At least, no by current standards. Yet, it is only a few feature cut-backs away from one and can outperform top models from only a few months ago. Its price point screams mind-ranger, yet, it easily outperforms most of its peers. After spending quite some time with the Mi 8 SE and the brand new Snapdragon 710 chipset, our best assessment is that Xiaomi's "Lite" flagship is just first to the party. An initial taste of the kind of upper mid-range offers we can expect to see in the upcoming months - handsets that reflect the rapid recent improvements in ARM performance, combined with an increasingly competitive 2018 smartphone market scene, continually pushing value boundaries.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/25/2018
Not only that, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE will soon be upgraded to MIUI 10, bringing more intelligent and easy-to-use systems. Coupled with the strong performance of the Snapdragon 710, excellent camera performance, and the perfect screen size, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE has shown satisfactory results in almost all aspect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2018
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: Newesc ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 95% performance: 80% display: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 85%
Source: El Androide Libre ES→EN
Positive: Good price; solid workmanship; nice display; decent cameras; long battery life. Negative: No NFC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2018
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 80% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 85% features: 88% display: 90% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 86%
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 80% display: 89% mobility: 85% workmanship: 82%
Model: Is this the new mid-range king? It is a big promise to hold on to. Will Xiaomi Mi 8 SE deliver what it promises? Will it seal the deal for mid-range phones about which one is the best? Lots of questions, but one simple answer: It seems so.
The reason I cant give 100 % net answers to the questions is that the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the first phone to utilize a Snapdragon 710 processor. This new processor tries to fill the gap between the 600 and 800 series. It is produced in 10 nm, optimized for efficiency, and comes with new features. Benchmarks show that it performs about 10 to 15 % better than its counterparts from the 600 series. Therefore, any current mid-range device with a Snapdragon 600 series SoC, is automatically left behind by Mi 8 SE. When we start to see more devices using the new SoC, we can then debate about who is the mid-range king, but, for now, I announce the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE as the mid-range king.
It is not just about the processor of course. The 5.88-inch OLED screen comes with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,244 pixels. This gives a pixel density of 423 PPI. The display delivers great colors and totally astonishes the user. 3120 mAh battery combined with OLED screen and also the efficiency of the SoC make it possible to last a day without a charging. Even if you need to charge your phone, no problem, with Quick Charge 3.0 it is just a breeze.
The cameras are just fine, there is not much to discuss here. Specs say it all. Overall this is a mid-range phone and you can't expect the performance of a flagship phone.
But in general, if you aim not to spend too much on a smartphone, yet want premium feeling and also need performance, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE can be for you. The only competitors in terms of price can be Nokia 7 Plus or Vivo V9. But in price performance ratio, they can't even come close.
Now, would I buy it? Hell, yes. I mean, why shouldn’t I. Its price tag of about 450$ makes it very attractive. One day full usage, OLED display, modern connections and hardware all make it very appealing. There might be only one disadvantage; storage can not be expanded. So, you are literally stuck to 64 GB ROM. If you are fine with it, no problem. But if you are a type that wants to keep everything all the time, you might have a hard time going forward.
All things considered, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is a mid-range phone with premium look and up-to-date hardware. This makes it a can’t miss when considering a new phone.
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