Home » Tech

DxO details stellar Xiaomi Mi 8 photography score

01 June, 2018, 15:28 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • DxO details stellar Xiaomi Mi 8 photography score

Along with the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition smartphones, the company also launched Mi 8 SE smartphone today at its annual launch event. The Mi 8, says Xiaomi, is "the first ever Android device in the world that comes with 3D face unlock", using "an infrared camera paired with a dedicated infrared illuminator". It has a 5.88-inch AMOLED screen compared to the 6.21-inch screen of the other two devices, and downgrades the processor from a Snapdragon 845 to the newly announced mid-range Snapdragon 710.

Never has Xiaomi announced three different versions but as there is a first time of everything, the company has unveiled the Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

And there's a perfectly logical answer for that: Xiaomi skipped the Mi 7 in order to have the Mi 8 coincide with the company's eighth anniversary.

With the launch of the Mi 8 series, Xiaomi is trying do an Apple in more ways than one.

Xiaomi hasn't explained the exact processing tech that's being used inside the Xiaomi Mi Band 3, but we can hope it'll be good enough to do most of the basic tracking things you'll need.

Basically, you're not seeing the actual components under the hood of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition there, with a sticker of sorts or 3D plastic cover applied on top of the real motherboard to embellish the phone's less spectacular-looking innards. Xiaomi's Mi 8 competes directly against the hot picks in the flagship department - OnePlus 6 and Honor 10.

On the software front, the Xiaomi Mi 8 runs MIUI 9 out-of-the-box which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo.

Russian journalist Babchenko, critic of Kremlin, shot dead in Ukraine
He first moved to Prague, then in the fall moved to Kiev, where he worked as a host for the Crimean Tatar TV station, ATR. Babchenko reappeared alive on Wednesday less than 24 hours after he was believed to have been gunned down in Kiev.

Despite not being an expensive tracker, the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 looks to have lots of fitness features packed in. The Mi 8 looks like a great, competitively priced smartphone.

Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with NFC, USBType-C, dual SIM, 4G VoLTE, and Bluetooth 5.0. The smartphone has a 20 MP front-facing selfie camera which also supports face unlock using the selfie camera.

Other than that, the SE is every bit the same phone as the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer edition, with the same software, cameras, and dual-frequency Global Positioning System. They're the first I've personally seen to take the characteristic forehead notch and replicate it.

In terms of optics, the handset features a dual rear camera setup that consists of a 12MP camera sensor with 1.4-micron pixels, OIS, dual-pixel autofocus, AI portraits, AI scene detection. The Mi 8 also comes in three storage variants - 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB.

It also comes with support for Dolby sound and DTS-HD. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition has design and hardware that's similar to the Mi 8, however, there are some differences.

We expect Geekbuying's price to be very slightly higher than that, probably closer to the £30/$40 mark. Then the 6GB/128GB model has a 2,999 yuan (~$468) price tag, while the 6GB/256GB model will retail for 3,299 yuan (~$515).

Recommended:



Popular

Atari VCS Pre-Orders Available Through Indiegogo Today, Campaign Easily Surpasses Goal
The machine will cost $300 for the Atari VCS Day One Collector's Edition , exclusive for Indiegogo for a limited time. Interested gamers can also pick up a classic joystick for US$29 or splurge on a modern controller for US$49.

Bale features but no Ronaldo in Real Madrid's 2018-19 kit launch
Cristiano Ronaldo's next club: Where could Real Madrid star go next? "He's the greatest Welsh player I've seen", Giggs said. Those injuries temporarily took the sting out of the game after an enthralling start, with Liverpool on top.

Was Braden Holtby’s Amazing Save Better Than Tim Thomas’ 2011 Robbery?
Even Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin reacted with total disbelief. "The surprising thing is that they haven't been here before". Still, through the first two games of the series Fleury has given up seven goals on 54 shots and has an.870 save percentage.

New Jersey police release video of violent beach arrest
Chief Robert Regalbuto, by phone, said Weinman was confrontational, lunging at the officer and striking him in the chest. Video of the arrest, showing an officer roughly handling the woman, went viral on social media and as a result.

Consumer Reports recommends 'buy' for Tesla Model 3
Nevertheless, Musk has posted a few tips to improve the Model 3's wind noise and ride quality. The Model 3 is Tesla's first attempt to appeal to mass-market buyers.

White House says Trump is not defending Roseanne Barr
Instead, she said, the president's remarks on the issue were simply created to point out "the hypocrisy in the media". Roseanne has also claimed that being called a racist is much more hurtful than having her show cancelled by ABC.

Ranbir Kapoor trolled for 'looking like gay'
We must say that Ranbir Kapoor as Sanjay Dutt impressed everyone in this scene. "Anushka is playing the role of me and Abhijat". While Sanju baba is shooting for Torbaaz in Kyrgyzstan, Priya watched the trailer of Sanju .

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko appears on Ukrainian TV
He left Russian Federation in February 2017, saying he was receiving threats and concerned he might be jailed. I'm glad he is alive, but he undermined even further the credibility of journalists and the media.

Unseen for weeks, Melania Trump tweets that she’s ‘feeling great’
First ladies are under no obligation to make their medical histories public, and the White House has said nothing more about Mrs. Yet 16 days later, the most anyone has heard from Trump has come via Twitter , with just one addressing her medical procedure.

Google is said to plan Pixel upgrades, seeking iPhone challenger
Verizon Wireless Inc., for the third year in a row, will be the exclusive USA carrier partner for the new Pixels, the people said. This, in comparison to the 216 million units that Apple shipped during the same period is very alarming and a pale figure indeed.