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similarities and differences of all models

Xiaomi has always been "criticized" for having a mobile catalog as large as an Ikea. If you want a model you have to be clear, because there are times that the subtle differences between them make it difficult to know what you are buying. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is now suffering from that problem.

And is that this Mi has already 5 different models, two of them presented today. In total, they are: the standard model, the Lite, the Pro, the SE and the Explorer Edition. The thing is, what are the differences between them? How are they alike? We make a complete breakdown of this Xiaomi fever.

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We have made a table with all available models and their hardware. We will see that there are phones in this Mi range that range from the intermediate-low range to the top of Xiaomi. What will we meet? Go for it.

Xiaomi Mi 8Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Xiaomi Mi 8 SEXiaomi Mi 8 ProXiaomi Mi 8 Lite
screen
6.2 "(19: 9) OLED Full HD + 6.2 "(19: 9) OLED Full HD + 6.2 "(19: 9) OLED Full HD + 6.26 "(19: 9) OLED Full HD + 6.26 "(19: 9) OLED Full HD +
Processor
Snapdragon 845 Octa-core up to 2.75 GHz Snapdragon 845 Octa-core up to 2.75 GHz Snapdragon 710 Octa-core up to 2.6 GHz Snapdragon 845 Octa-core up to 2.75 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core up to 2.2 GHz
Memory
64 + 6 GB / 128 + 6 GB / 256 + 6 GB / 128 + 8 GB 128 + 8 GB 64 + 4 GB / 64 + 6 GB 128 + 6 GB / 128 + 8 GB 64 + 4 GB / 64 + 6 GB / 128 + 6 GB
SD
No No No No No
Rear cameras
12 Mpx with f / 1.8 + 12 Mpx with f / 2.4 12 Mpx with f / 1.8 + 12 Mpx with f / 2.4 12 Mpx + 5 Mpx 12 Mpx with f / 1.8 + 12 Mpx with f / 2.4 12 Mpx + 5 Mpx
Front camera
20 Mpx (f / 2.0) 20 Mpx (f / 2.0) 20 Mpx (f / 2.0) 20 Mpx (f / 2.0) 24 Mpx (f / 2.0)
Fingerprint sensor
Rear + facial recognition / On screen + facial recognition On screen + infrared facial recognition Rear + facial recognition On screen + infrared facial recognition Rear + facial recognition
Connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual GPS and NFC. WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual GPS and NFC. WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual GPS and NFC. WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual GPS and NFC. WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual GPS and NFC.
Battery
3400 mAh with fast charge 3400 mAh with fast charge 3120 mAh with fast charge 3400 mAh with fast charge 3350 mAh with fast charge
System
Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10 Android 8.1 Oreo with MIUI 10
Waterproof
Splashing Splashing Splashing Splashing No
Weight
175 grams 175 grams 164 grams 177 grams 169 grams
Dimensions
154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm
Price
360 euros / 400 euros / 440 euros / 495 euros (conversion from yuan) 495 euros (conversion from yuan) 246 euros 398 euros / 520 euros 175 euros / 215 euros / 250 euros

Let's go one by one, elucidating what it offers the most and, above all, how it differs more from the other models.

Xiaomi Mi 8 standard: the most accessible

All Xiaomi Mi 8: similarities and differences

We start with the original, the genuine, the black leg He Xiaomi Mi 8 original. This phone was presented at the end of May and is the main version that can be officially purchased in our country. It has a 6.2-inch AMOLED panel, 3D facial recognition and part with MIUI 10, Just like everyone else Mi.

The main point he shares with 3 of the 5 models is his processor: the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 next to the Adreno 630 GPU. A top-of-the-line device that will give it absolutely everything in terms of power. The official prices in Xiaomi Spain are 499 euros and 529 euros respectively, although of course they can be found cheaper as at 429 and 470.

Being the base model, this is the center of the differences with its rivals of the same family. We will see that My others will change important details, such as memories mainly or things like the fingerprint reader.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition: with fingerprint reader on screen and somewhat misleading

All Xiaomi Mi 8: similarities and differences

We go with the next one, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. This phone is an even more exclusive version of the Mi standard, which has 2 differential details and that makes it more expensive: that it has the bare back (although it is a sticker) and that it has fingerprint reader on screen.

Also, we can only find it in a memory variant, 128 GB of internal memory and 8 GB of RAM. This is, along with the Mi 8 Pro, the only model that reaches 8 GB of RAM. Otherwise, it is exactly the same phone in terms of features. Although its official price is 495 euros, the pages have it more expensive because it is an exclusive version.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE: a cropped version but not so much

All Xiaomi Mi 8: similarities and differences