Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review

8.4/10 AVG.
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8.4/10
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The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro currently has an Informr score of 8.4 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
6.21"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


ZDNet

Xiaomi's Mi 8 Pro is a competent flagship-class smartphone that should give other vendors operating in the £400-£500 price band pause for thought. This sector was competitive before Xiaomi showed up, and it's even more competitive now.

- Sandra Vogel, ZDNet
Tech Advisor

With powerful performance, decent cameras, some genuinely useful software, a fancy in-display fingerprint sensor and a cool transparent back cover, this is a great all-rounder at a fantastic price.

- Marie Black, Tech Advisor
TechRadar

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro has great features for its price point, but the main hurdle for it is the OnePlus 6T which seems to beat it in a few areas. However, for those looking for an affordable flagship that's a little different to the norm, the Mi 8 Pro is worth keeping an eye on.

- John McCann, TechRadar
Pocket-lint

While there are some flagship measures against which the Mi 8 Pro won't stand - it's launching into a competitive space and Xiaomi's challenge is to convince you to buy its hardware over a OnePlus or Huawei - it delivers power and performance, combined with a lot of functionality at a fair price poi...

- Chris Hall, Pocket-lint
Digital Trends

The phone is solid with some strong plus points — the beautiful screen, the eye-catching transparent back, and great performance — but the software frustrates, the battery has only lasted us a day with average use so far, and the onboard speaker is poor. There’s a great, probably excellent, phone wa...

- Andy Boxall, Digital Trends


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Xiaomi released the Mi 8 Pro on September 21, 2018.


Xiaomi backs up the Mi 8 Pro with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


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Screen Size
6.21"

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro's screen size is 6.21 inches with 1080 x 2248 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3000 mAh battery.

Mi 8 Pro Specs

Overview
Release date September 21, 2018
Regions available UK, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, EV-DO Rev. A, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa-core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 128 GB
RAM 6/8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English, Chinese
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Carrying case, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Meteorite black, Transparent titanium, Sunset gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.49 x 7.48 x 0.76 cm (6.1 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 177 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology Super AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels
Pixel density 402 pixels
Size 6.21 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, In-display fingerprint sensor, Infrared face recognition sensor
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX, aptX HD
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.8
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, White balance, HDR, Dual camera feature (12 MP second camera (f/2.4) telephoto)
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
HDR, Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, MKV, MPEG-4, XviD
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Unknown
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Xiaomi Mi 8 Screen Fingerprint Edition, Xiaomi Mi 8 Under Display Edition

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Critic Reviews


ZDNet

More competition in the affordable flagship sector

from ZDNet

Xiaomi's Mi 8 Pro is a competent flagship-class smartphone that should give other vendors operating in the £400-£500 price band pause for thought. This sector was competitive before Xiaomi showed up, and it's even more competitive now.

Read full review

Xiaomi's Mi 8 Pro is a competent flagship-class smartphone that should give other vendors operating in the £400-£500 price band pause for thought. This sector was competitive before Xiaomi showed up, and it's even more competitive now.

Read full review

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Tech Advisor

The best of Xiaomi

from Tech Advisor

With powerful performance, decent cameras, some genuinely useful software, a fancy in-display fingerprint sensor and a cool transparent back cover, this is a great all-rounder at a fantastic price.

Read full review

With powerful performance, decent cameras, some genuinely useful software, a fancy in-display fingerprint sensor and a cool transparent back cover, this is a great all-rounder at a fantastic price.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

There's a new affordable flagship in town

from TechRadar

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro has great features for its price point, but the main hurdle for it is the OnePlus 6T which seems to beat it in a few areas. However, for those looking for an affordable flagship that's a little different to the norm, the Mi 8 Pro is worth keeping an eye on.

Read full review

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro has great features for its price point, but the main hurdle for it is the OnePlus 6T which seems to beat it in a few areas. However, for those looking for an affordable flagship that's a little different to the norm, the Mi 8 Pro is worth keeping an eye on.

Read full review

Less

Pocket-lint

Xiaomi comes out fighting

from Pocket-lint

While there are some flagship measures against which the Mi 8 Pro won't stand - it's launching into a competitive space and Xiaomi's challenge is to convince you to buy its hardware over a OnePlus or Huawei - it delivers power and performance, combined with a lot of functionality at a fair price point.

Read full review

While there are some flagship measures against which the Mi 8 Pro won't stand - it's launching into a competitive space and Xiaomi's challenge is to convince you to buy its hardware over a OnePlus or Huawei - it delivers power and performance, combined with a lot of functionality at a fair price point.

Read full review

Less

Digital Trends

Strong, good-looking smartphone

from Digital Trends

The phone is solid with some strong plus points — the beautiful screen, the eye-catching transparent back, and great performance — but the software frustrates, the battery has only lasted us a day with average use so far, and the onboard speaker is poor. There’s a great, probably excellent...More

The phone is solid with some strong plus points — the beautiful screen, the eye-catching transparent back, and great performance — but the software frustrates, the battery has only lasted us a day with average use so far, and the onboard speaker is poor. There’s a great, probably excellent, phone waiting to be unleashed here. It has the right price, and now needs a decent software update to deliver on its promise.

Read full review

Less

Stuff

Xiaomi goes for Pro - and largely pulls it off

from Stuff

Spend any time with the Mi 8 Pro, and you'll wonder why Xiaomi has been so hesitant to launch in the UK: it really is a fantastic phone. But a perfect one? Not quite. Sure, the skinny screen bezels, in-display fingerprint sensor and transparent rear panel add up to a design that's comfortably on...More

Spend any time with the Mi 8 Pro, and you'll wonder why Xiaomi has been so hesitant to launch in the UK: it really is a fantastic phone. But a perfect one? Not quite. Sure, the skinny screen bezels, in-display fingerprint sensor and transparent rear panel add up to a design that's comfortably on par with the iPhone XS. The cameras take excellent photos, and performance is up there with the best 2018 flagships.

Read full review

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