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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Specifications

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition (Mi Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6144 MB 
Display
6.2 inch 18.7:9, 2248 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, Capacitive touch screen, Super AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 109 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: USB Type-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Infrared, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Compass, USB Type-C, USB On-The-Go (OTG), Miracast, Status LED, Face Unlock, VoLTE
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8. CDMA: 1x EVDO BC0. WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8. TD-SCDMA: B34, B39. TD-LTE: B34, B38, B39, B40, B41; 120 MHz. FDD-LTE: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17, B20. LTE: B41., Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 154.9 x 74.8 ( = 0.3 x 6.1 x 2.94 in)
Battery
3000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual camera: 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55”, 1.4 μm, 4-axis, dual-pixel. 12 MP f/2.4, 1/3.4”, 1.0 μm, 2x optical zoom
Secondary Camera: 20 MPix f/2.0, 0.9 μm
Additional features
Speakers: Mono speaker, Keyboard: Virtual keyboard, 1 x OVP, 1 x USB Type-A to Type-C cable, 1x Chinese charger and EU adapter, 1 x USB Type-C to 3.5 mm adapter, 1 x Silicon case, MIUI 10, 12 Months Warranty, SAR value: Head - 0.7 W/kg, Body – 1.66 W/kg, fanless
Weight
175 g ( = 6.17 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 58 g ( = 2.05 oz / 0.13 pounds)
Price
380 Euro

 

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Average Score: 83.96% - good
Average of 39 scores (from 76 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 91%, features: 84%, display: 83% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

88.3% Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Smartphone Review | Notebookcheck
The latest attack on the smartphone elite by Xiaomi is called the Mi 8 Explorer Edition. On paper, the affordable flagship is the total package at a reasonable price. In this review, we will assess the Mi 8 Explorer Edition’s numerous strengths and also the weaknesses that reflect its low price.
90% Xiaomi Mi 8 Review
Source: PC Advisor English
At significantly less cost the Mi 8 is a tough rival to more familiar flagship phones on the UK high street. It misses a few features such as waterproofing and wireless charging, but there's a gorgeous 18.7:9 AMOLED display, 3D face recognition and some seriously powerful hardware. A beautiful design and high-quality build round off a fantastic deal. We strongly recommend purchasing the Global edition, but it is possible to install Google services even on the Chinese edition via the Mi App Store.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Xiaomi Mi 8 review: A reference design for Xiaomi software
Source: Android Authority English
Xiaomi's Mi 8 uses definitively average hardware to showcase its stellar software. While you won't find any special features or gimmicks in this device, the flagship specs are a great deal at less than $400.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/24/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Review: Comes With In-Display Fingerprint & 6GB +128GB Type-C Fast Charge (coupon deal)
Source: Igeekphone English
Shocking worth, crazy execution, wonderful photography, a bigger than any time in recent memory 18.7:9 AMOLED show and a cool new 3D Face acknowledgment highlight are for the most part reasons why you should surge out and purchase the Mi 8. you can easily buy this from Geekbuying with $649.99. for more discount use the Coupon: SLAQIRCM
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/21/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Review
Source: Yugatech English
Xiaomi once again proves that flagship specs and performance doesn’t have to come at a steep price. The Mi 8 is very much a flagship device by 2018 standards. It has impressive cameras, display, performance, facial recognition, and capable speakers. It is a complete package that offers the best the market has to offer at an understandably affordable price tag to boot — Php 25,990 (6/64GB) and Php 27,990 (6/128GB).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/25/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Review: Xiaomi’s Definitive Flagship This Year
Source: Unbox English
Absolutely. Xiaomi has been very consistent when it comes to releasing budget flagships, and the Mi 8 is the best they’ve had for a while. The company has finally managed to come up with a phone that’s an excellent performer all-around. Aside from the recently announced Pocophone F1, you’d be hard-pressed to find another phone that has the same raw value for money that the Mi 8 has.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/24/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8: First Shots
Source: Unbox English
All in all the Mi 8 managed to impress us with its dual camera performance. We’re on the tail-end of our full review of the device so stay tuned till then.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/21/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Review: A High-End Smartphone Experience For Less Than $800
Source: Igeekphone English
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is a flagship Smartphone launched by Xiaomi on the 8th anniversary, equipped with Snapdragon 845 chip coupled with 8GB RAM, DxO percent camera, dual-frequency GPS positioning, etc, all are the top configuration of smartphones now, no it’s picky, it’s been explained in the review before, so let’s take a look at its main highlights.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Unboxing, Quick Review: The Budget Flagship You Were Waiting For?
Source: Unbox English
Right at the tail end of Xiaomi’s official Redmi 6/6A announcement a few days ago was a surprise: the Mi 8 was coming to the Philippines. The company’s flagship smartphone for 2018 was slated to arrive at the end of the month, along with an almost unbelievable price of Php 25,990 for the 6GB/64GB variant of the smartphone. At that price point, the Mi 8 easily becomes the most affordable Snapdragon 845-equipped flagship in the land, beating out its rivals by nearly 4K.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/20/2018
90% Xiaomi Mi 8 Review
Source: PC Advisor English
Astonishing value, insane performance, awesome photography, a larger than ever 18.7:9 AMOLED display and a cool new 3D Face recognition feature are all reasons why you should rush out and buy the Mi 8.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/15/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
88% Xiaomi Mi 8 review
Source: GSM Arena English
What better way, indeed, could there be to celebrate the company's 8-year anniversary than to come out with an excellent high-end phone. Well, with the Mi 8 it appears Xiaomi has done just that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
Hands-on: The controversial Xiaomi Mi 8 offers incredible value for money
Source: Android Authority English
The Mi 8 comes in three variants: First up, the “regular” Xiaomi Mi 8, then the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, which is very similar to the Mi 8, but comes with a see-through glass back, pressure-sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner, and 3D face unlock. Finally, the Mi 8 SE is a cheaper, smaller variant with a 5.88-inch screen and Snapdragon 710 processor, versus the 6.21-inch/Snapdragon 845 on the larger Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Full Review: New Flagship Smartphone With Notch Design and Snapdragon 845
Source: Igeekphone English
However, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition has the problem of applying ecological adaptation. For example, using the 3D structured light for payment mentioned above requires Alipay, WeChat, and other software adaptations. In other words, when technology is in place, it does not mean that you can get a corresponding experience right away. For an Android phone maker, it’s hard to get developer support as soon as Apple launches a new technology.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2018

Foreign Reviews

88% Flaggschiff zum Mittelklasse-Preis
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 88%
90% Die besten Phones ab 400 Euro
Source: Android Smartphone - 6/18 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 11/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 98% display: 86% mobility: 79% workmanship: 100%
Xiaomi Mi 8 So günstig geht High-End!
Source: A1 Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/13/2018
86% Raketenhafter Aufstieg
Source: Connect - 10/18 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 10/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% features: 85% mobility: 96% ergonomy: 78%
Xiaomi Mi 8 Das vielleicht beste Flaggschiff aus China
Source: Hartware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2018
Highend-Hardware zum kleinen Preis - geht das wirklich?
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2018
80% Xiaomi Mi 8 der OnePlus-Killer ist da
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Chinas next Top-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 92% display: 92% mobility: 90%
Xiaomi Mi 8
Source: ChinaMobileMag German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2018
90% Xiaomi Mi8
Source: Chinahandys.net German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Günstiges China-Flaggschiff jetzt auch hier mit LTE
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/13/2018
77% Xiaomi Mi 8, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 77% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Análisis del Xiaomi Mi 8
Source: Movil Zona Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Xiaomi Mi 8
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
88% Xiaomi Mi 8, análisis: una experiencia de gama alta por menos de 500 euros
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90%
Análisis del Xiaomi Mi 8: prueba a fondo y opinión en español
Source: FAQsAndroid Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Good price; nice design; large battery capacity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2018
Análisis del Xiaomi Mi 8: un excelente terminal que atrae sin deslumbrar
Source: El Androide Libre Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; good price; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8, Lo Hemos Probado
Source: Tuexperto Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; premium design; solid workmanship; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Análisis Del Xiaomi Mi8: Precio, Disponibilidad, Características Y Más
Source: El Sabio Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Stylish design; good hardware; nice performance; fast system.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/26/2018
[Análisis] Xiaomi Mi 8, una versión mucho más asequible del iPhone X ya en preventa en GearBest
Source: Mi Mundo Gadget Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; large screen; nice display; good hardware; face ID. Negative: No microSD slot; the location of the fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8: halagando, que es gerundio
Source: Kelisto.es Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; large screen; good display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2018
85% Recensione Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 85%
87% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition: una vera star (con qualche peccatuccio)
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 83% features: 97% display: 87% mobility: 78% ergonomy: 76%
90% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 8 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Recensione XIAOMI Mi8 Explorer Edition
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 73% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
86% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 8 Global con MIUI 10: giudizio che sale, prezzo che scende
Source: Tutto Android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/29/2018
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 83% features: 94% display: 87% mobility: 87% ergonomy: 76%
75% Recensione XIAOMI Mi 8 Italia
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 75% display: 85% mobility: 89% workmanship: 75%
87% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 8: il vero flagship-killer del 2018
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 90% performance: 85% features: 90% display: 89% mobility: 84% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 82%
80% Recensione Xiaomi Mi 8 Globale: notch sì o no? | Bonus test con Miui 10 Global
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 65% features: 90%
80% Xiaomi Mi 8: il OnePlus killer sta arrivando
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Xiaomi Mi8, la recensione (foto e video)
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% features: 85% display: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Xiaomi Mi 8: il OnePlus killer sta arrivando
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione Xiaomi Mi 8 Globale, ora ci siamo
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: High autonomy; elegant design; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 Italia: smartphone di qualità ma che 'pasticcio' con le notifiche. La recensione
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; decent hardware; nice cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8, un iPhone X che costa la metà | Recensione
Source: Androidiani Italian IT→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; decent hardware; nice cameras; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/08/2018
Preview Xiaomi Mi 8 by Smartphone Italia
Source: Smartphone Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; good display; decent hardware; nice dual cameras; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/13/2018
Recensione Xiaomi Mi 8, un iPhone X con Android
Source: Pianeta Cellulare Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; long battery life; decent cameras.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/28/2018
80% Xiaomi Mi 8 : notre test complet
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
94% Test du Xiaomi Mi 8 : que vaut ce clone de l'iPhone X à moins de 500 euros ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% mobility: 100%
80% Test Du Xiaomi Mi 8 : Le Smartphone Sans Gros Défauts
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
90% Test Xiaomi Mi 8 : il est venu et il les a tous vaincus !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
78% Prise en main - Xiaomi Mi 8 : le meilleur rival de l’iPhone X arrive en France
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
78% Test - Xiaomi Mi 8 : sortie précipitée (mais ce n'est que du logiciel)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/08/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
90% Test Xiaomi Mi 8 : il est venu et il les a tous vaincus !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Test du Xiaomi Mi 8 : le OnePlus 6 killer est arrivé
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test du Xiaomi Mi 8 : un Mi qui vous veut du bien
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Positive: Nice screen; great built quality; high performance; decent cameras; long battery life; good price. Negative: No microSD card slot; no stereo speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/22/2018
69% [Recenzja] Xiaomi Mi 8 – a miało być tak pięknie…
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 69% display: 60% mobility: 60%
Recenzja Xiaomi Mi 8: Daje radę, ale nieco rozczarowuje – królem pozostaje OnePlus
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice cameras; long battery life; decent display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/14/2018
Mi 8 - rzut oka na nowy flagowiec firmy Xiaomi
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Stylish design; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2018
83% Обзор Xiaomi Mi 8. Лучший смартфон Xiaomi почти даром
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 83%
71% Обзор Xiaomi Mi 8: лучший доступный флагман. Но не спешите его покупать
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 71% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 60%
Обзор смартфона Xiaomi Mi 8
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: High autonomy; nice performance; decent cameras; stylish design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2018
Обзор Xiaomi Mi 8: лучший на сегодня флагманский смартфон по соотношению цена/качество
Source: DGL.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price / performance ratio; fast system; great built quality. Negative: No wireless charging; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8. Великий уравнитель.
Source: Mobileimho.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good price; nice display; decent cameras. Negative: Unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2018
Обзор смартфона Xiaomi Mi 8: победитель конкурса двойников
Source: Hitech Vesti RU→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent AMOLED display; decent cameras; fast charging. Negative: No microSD card slot; no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2018
Обзор смартфона Xiaomi Mi8 6/64GB. Народный флагман с AI-камерой и Snapdragon 845
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Fast system; nice display; excellent cameras. Negative: No wireless charging.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 recenze: Povedená kopie iPhone X s Androidem a 2krát menší cenou
Source: Svet Androida CZ→EN
Positive: High performance; fast charging; good price; fast fingerprint sensor. Negative: Mediocre design; no wireless charging; unsupported waterproof.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/19/2018
93% Đánh giá Xiaomi Mi 8: Chụp ảnh đẹp, hiệu năng cao mà giá lại quá rẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/10/2018
Rating: Total score: 93%
Đánh Giá Xiaomi Mi 8: Bị Chính "Anh Em Trong Nhà" Kìm Kẹp
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high performance; long battery life; nice display; decent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2018
Trên tay, đánh giá Xiaomi Mi 8: Smartphone chạy Snapdragon 845 giá rẻ
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; beautiful design; great built quality; excellent cameras. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2018
Trên tay nhanh siêu phẩm Xiaomi Mi 8 tại thị trường Việt Nam
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; powerful hardware; nice dual cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2018
Xiaomi Mi 8 về VN: Thiết kế giống iPhone X, giá 10 triệu
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; good price; decent hardware; nice cameras.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/07/2018
78% Första testet: Flaggskeppet Xiaomi Mi8 – snabb och slimmad
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/19/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
90% مراجعة للهاتف Xiaomi Mi 8
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Model: The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition features awesome high-end specs, great build, improved features and an affordable price tag. Xiaomi's Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the first phone with a pressure-sensitive in-display sensor. The smartphone is available only with one combination of memory which is 8 GB + 128 GB. It is clearly aimed for users who want to try out the latest features on a smartphone. The back is the biggest highlight of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. It uses a transparent back shell and a ‘decorative’ motherboard. Specifically, the whole ‘decorative motherboard’ uses a copper substrate. Reinforced with steel plate, there are 101 capacitors, 32 resistors, 6 switch ICs, 11 sensor ICs, and 7 signal control ICs. It has a complete flexible circuit board processing technology. In fact, this is not the first smartphone with a transparent back panel. Previously, the HTC U11 and U12 Plus have come with a similar design. But they are completely translucent and most of them are not beautiful. Xiaomi has added red accents to some components such as the camera sensors. The back of the battery is also covered with a layer of carbon fiber textured film to enhance the visual beauty. The bottom PC board is the same as the top board. There is a letter at the bottom “BE THE COOLEST COMPANY IN THE HEARTS OF OUR USERS.” The power button and volume button are on the right-hand side. The power key is also red, forming a contrast color design.

As for hardware specifications, it is a flagship phone that features a Snapdragon 845, 8 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, dual cameras and a 3D face scanner. Unlike the iPhone X’s 3D structured light, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition uses a coded dot matrix scheme to create a 3D facial model by projecting 33,000 coded lattices with an accuracy of up to millimeters. This model is combined with an infrared image to become the ‘Face ID.’ The officials claim that the probability of being cracked can be as low as one in a million. Mi Meng is similar to iPhone X’s Animoji, which can imitate the user’s facial expression to make a corresponding expression. Although it is not the latest technology at the moment, the machine sports a built-in high-sensitivity pressure sensor to support vibration feedback. The screen fingerprint of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition requires a certain amount of pressure to be entered. So once the user gets back a vibration, it will mean the process is done. The pressure sensitivity helps the screen fingerprint sensor to obtain a clearer image. Compared with the simple waiting finger for a period in the fingerprint recognition area, the vibration feedback of the pressure-sensing screen increases the realism of fingerprint recognition. On the front, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition sports a 6.21-inch 1080p screen, using a notch design. This AMOLED screen is supplied by Samsung like the Mi 8. On the bottom, it has a microphone, USB Type-C interface, and speakers. The Type-C interface is also decorated with red elements. In terms of battery capacity, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition sports a smaller battery than the original model. It is equipped with a 3000 mAh battery instead of a 3400 mAh capacity. However, with MIUI10, the battery endurance is not bad.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 630: Integrated graphics card in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. According to Qualcomm 30% faster than the old Adreno 540 in the Snapdragon 835 with 30% less power consumption. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
845: High-end SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2018 and manufactured in 10 nm LPP FinFET at TSMC. Integrates 4x Kryo 385 cores (Cortex-A75) at up to 2.8 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 385 at 1.8 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X20 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
6.2":

Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.175 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Xiaomi:

Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.

Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.


83.96%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-06-23)