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Mi 8 is Xiaomi’s 2018 Flagship device and reportedly, a perfect combination of aesthetics, ergonomics and groundbreaking technologies. Compared to its predecessor, we see huge upgrades such as larger camera pixels, uses flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, a larger screen-to-body ratio from Mi 6’s 71% to 86% etc. Mi 8 is also the first smartphone in the world to adopt the dual-frequency GPS. This means that the device supports the use of both Level 1 and a Level 5 frequency, making it the perfect device for heavy navigation users. The camera has also outdone many other cameras, receiving a 105 photo score from the camera benchmark organization DxOMark. Mi 8 has proven, on paper, to be an exceptional device. But how does it actually fair when it comes to user experience? Now, let’s dive right into step 1 of unpacking the phone: The Unboxing of the Mi 8!
Classy outer packaging
The device is covered with a protective film on the display
the notch is also revealed here
In-box contents and the product information
12MP + 12MP back camera and a rear fingerprint sensor
Beautiful back covered with Gorilla Glass
On the left is the SIM tray that takes in 2 nano sims
On the right are the volume and power buttons
The speaker and the microphone
Also at bottom is a type-c port and antenna lines
Beautiful round edges; premium hand feel indeed
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That's all folks! Hope you enjoyed this quick unboxing!
The Mi 8 definitely blew me away with its aesthetics (especially with the premium white colour).
I'll check back in soon to describe my 7 days with the flagship device!
Once again, huge thanks to the Xiaomi team for letting me part of the #MiExplorers programme!
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