Xiaomi Mi 8 SE review
The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the perfect smartphone for those who want a powerful device with a compact screen. The best part is the amazing price point the device is being offered at.
Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Xiaomi Mi 8 along with the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE and the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the mini variant of the Mi 8 and is a perfect choice for those who want a compact yet powerful smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE: Full specifications
Starting things off with the display, the Mi 8 SE sports a 5.88-inch AMOLED display which is equivalent in size to a 5.2-inch device, thanks to the 18.7:9 aspect ratio. There is a notch at the top just like the Xiaomi Mi 8. The display quality is the same as the Mi 8, the resolution is kept at 2244 x 1080 pixels though.
There is an 86.12% screen-to-body ratio. Just like the Mi 8, the Mi 8 SE also features a DCI-P3 color gamut, a 60000:1 contrast ratio and up to 600nits of brightness. The device is available in Bright Red, Bright Blue, Gold, Dark Gray color variants. The rear of the device is encased in glass which gives the Mi 8 SE a premium look.
Under the hood, we get a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage which can further be expanded with the help of an external SD card. As a matter of fact, the Mi 8 SE is the first smartphone in the world to run on the Snapdragon 710 SoC.
At the camera front, we get a dual camera setup at the back (12MP, 1.4um pixel size + 5MP). The rear camera features AI scenes recognition and portrait images support. At the front, we get a 20MP selfie shooter which features a self-timer which works even in low-light conditions.
Moving to the OS, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 on top of it. A 3,120 mAh battery fuels the device which has support for quick charging. There is a standard fingerprint scanner at the back of the device, though a facial unlock mechanism is supported too.
As far as the pricing is concerned, the 4GB variant of the device is priced at 1,799 yuan (~$280) while the 6GB variant has a price tag of 1,999 yuan (~$312).
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