Xiaomi showed the world the next flagship smartphone Mi-series – Xiaomi Mi 8. Conceptually it was set to unite in the novelty all the best that offer top gadgets on the market from third-party manufacturers, but for less money. And this means guaranteed to be in the center of attention and around him before the announcement reigns the real HYIP. The flagship came out and the most interesting was whether the theory “steep characteristics for little money” proved to be effective again and is Xiaomi Mi 8 able to “sweep away” everyone from the market in the smartphone segment with a price of up to $ 600?
The main innovation in the smartphone was the adherence to the “covenants” of the iPhone X. Perhaps we are exaggerating the colors, but in general the subjective impression of the smartphone “I want to be like an iPhone”, but in the world of Android. What can I say, Xiaomi master copyapists and how to treat this, everyone decides for himself. At the top of the display in the “favorite” by many cutouts is the voice speaker, front camera, proximity sensor, infrared camera, responsible for the advanced face recognition function. The company itself calls the system as “infrared identification” and is positioned as an advanced version of the traditional function of Face Unlock. At the presentation, Xiaomi showed that the face recognition function can not be deceived by means of a photo or mask. What about Face ID? This technology is there, and it retains a similar name with the Kupertinovskaya, but it went to only a special edition of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, and it also received a biometric display sensor, a translucent back cover and a 3000 mAh battery. Without extra sentiment Xiaomi repeated another chip for the iPhone X – Animoji. The essence of it is the same – the camera for 3D-scanning tracks the expression of the user’s face and imposes a facial expression on the animated emoto. Available Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition in 8/128 GB version and all other characteristics are identical to the base Mi 8.
Recently, aluminum has ceased to be an indispensable attribute of high-end devices, now the glass has come to the fore. We get a glass “sandwich” with an aluminum frame. From a ceramic variant more expensive this time have refused. The biometric sensor was sent to the back surface, and it is contra-indicated to throw into the water – moisture protection was not brought.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 facade is dedicated to the AMOLED panel with 6.21 inches and a resolution of 2248×1080 pixels. It occupies approximately 88.5% of the front panel, the aspect ratio is non-standard 18.7: 9 and we observe almost complete absence of side frames. Filling is: Snapdragon 845, 6 GB of RAM in any of the modifications, and permanent memory to choose from 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB. A slot for microSD cards is not provided, as well as not returned 3.5 mm audio jack. Based on the results of the drive in AnTuTu, the device gains impressive 301472 “parrots”.
Photo opportunities – the flagship’s tail and experts from DxOMark gave her 105 points in the creation of a photo. To reveal the potential of the novelty as a camera phone, which in the DxOMark rankings bypassed the iPhone X, the main camera consisting of two 12 Mp lenses is designed. Key functions are performed by Sony IMX363 sensor with aperture f / 1.8 and pixel size 1.4 micron. Auxiliary sensor Samsung S5K3M3, aperture f / 2.4. As befits the flagship of 2018, intelligent processing of images, recognition of objects in the frame and automatic selection of the optimal shooting mode are offered. For self-portraits, a 20 Mp sensor with artificial intelligence support is provided.
The smartphone has a battery capacity of 3400 mAh and can be quickly charged when connected via USB Type-C. Declared support for technology Quick Charge 4.0+, but the smartphone will come with a charger that works on technology Quick Charge 3.0. The device offers wireless connections Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, NFC and it became the first device in the world with dual-band GPS (Dual GPS) to improve positioning accuracy. The model will be delivered with the Android Oreo software with the MIUI 10 shell.
The smartphone will go on sale on June 5 and the price range is as follows: 6/64 GB – $ 421, 6/128 GB – $ 468 and 6/256 GB – $ 515. Version Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition with a display scanner of fingerprints and 8/128 GB of memory will be sold at a price of $ 577 from June 8.