Review of Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer. Thorough explanation of the pros and cons of its functions and specifications/performances

Created date: 11/18/2018, 03:35:40, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 12:27:26

We have evaluated the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer thoroughly based on its functions, specifications/performances, and ease of use, and provided a review on whether you should buy it. We have also summarized the pros and cons of choosing the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer so that you can see them at a glance.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's features, performance, reviews

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's size

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has a width of 2.9 inches (74.8 mm), a length of 6.1 inches (154.9 mm), and a thickness of 0.3 inches (7.6 mm). It might be possible to operate it with one hand, but depending on the person it might feel big. In addition, the weight of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is about 177 oz (177 g). You can feel some weight when holding it in one hand. You might feel tired if you operate it for a long time.

Assessing the overall ease of holding the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, it has some difficulties but if you use it based on its strengths and weaknesses it will not cause many issues.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's CPU specs

With the 2.8GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore) for processing power, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has extremely high performance and will operate smoothly without stress, whichever app you use. Among all smartphones released to date, it is one with top class performance. It is also suitable for heavier 3D games, and quite smooth play will be possible.

With a huge 8GB of RAM, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has an extremely large amount. Cases of insufficient RAM almost never occur, so it is further suited for multitasking as well. Even with frequent switching between multiple apps you are unlikely to feel any sluggishness.

Evaluating the overall speed of operation of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer, it is a really fantastic high-end smartphone, and in terms of performance can be used without stress in all usage scenarios. If choosing a smartphone for performance in operation, it is highly recommended.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's storage size

The data storage capacity of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is 128GB and it is highly recommended for people who frequently take movies and images. It is suitable for filming movies and photography, and you even if you install many games and apps you will not feel inconvenienced.

Since the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer does not support SD cards, you need to be careful enough that you have enough capacity.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's screen

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has a 6.21 inch display. It is fairly large and has a good presence. Photos, videos, and games will really enjoy this screen estate. It is also suited for productivity use such as creating a business document.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has a very high-quality screen and any graphical content that you enjoy, including videos and games, will be displayed clearly.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's camera specs

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has a 12 MP main camera, which can serve you well in most cases. However, you might feel a little dissatisfied with the quality of the images.

Also, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has an 20 MP front camera, which is an extremely high figure. As this camera can take very high-quality photos, you will rarely feel frustrated with the resolution. You can comfortably rely on this smartphone's camera.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's battery performance

The battery performance of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is 3000 mAh, so it has a relatively large capacity. Compared to other smartphones, the battery life of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is good. At this amount, you will not feel stressed even if you are on the internet and Twitter for a long time. Even when playing a game or watching a movie on the go, you can do so comfortably without needing to be conscious of the battery. However, some caution is necessary when watching movies or playing games for too long.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's general rating

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is a high-performance smartphone when viewed comprehensively. It works for everyday use with hardly any inconvenience.

 
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Advantages and disadvantages of Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

Advantages of Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

  • The display is very large, so it is perfect for watching videos or playing games.
  • The screen quality is very high, and pictures and videos appear crisp.
  • It has a high-grade CPU, so you can play 3D games without encountering stuttering.
  • It has an extremely high-grade front camera, so you can take Instagrammable pictures or landscape photography.

Disadvantages of Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

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Comparing the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer against similar products

downlink data communication speed

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twodownlink data communication speed

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

84.6-

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)

76.4

Xiaomi Black Shark

84.6

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

87.1

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)

65.6

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

84.6

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro

84.6

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

65.6

front-camera resolution

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twofront-camera resolution

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

81.0-

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)

81.0

Xiaomi Black Shark

81.0

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

50.0

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

71.2

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

81.0

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)

50.0

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

81.0

grip

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twogrip

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

56.6-Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.8 mm) x 6.1 inches (154.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm), Weight:177 oz (177 g)

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)

58.2Color:Black/Gold/Blue/Red/Rose Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.7 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.3 mm), Weight:166 oz (166 g)

Xiaomi Black Shark

52.2Color:Black/Gray/Royal Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.4 inches (161.6 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.3 mm), Weight:190 oz (190 g)

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

53.9Color:Black/White, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):2.9 inches (74.9 mm) x 5.9 inches (150.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:191 oz (191 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

54.8Color:Black/Gold/Rose Gold/Blue/Flame Red, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:181 oz (181 g)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

54.8Color:Black/Champagne Gold/Rose Gold/Lake Blue, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.4 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.6 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:181 oz (181 g)

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)

55.0Color:Black/Gold/Blue/Rose Gold, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.5 mm) x 6.2 inches (158.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.1 mm), Weight:180 oz (180 g)

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

52.7Color:Black, Dimensions (width x height x thickness):3.0 inches (75.2 mm) x 6.3 inches (160 mm) x 0.3 inches (8.7 mm), Weight:190 oz (190 g)

screen cleanliness

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen cleanliness

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

84.9-Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2248, Pixel density:401 ppi

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)

84.9Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Black Shark

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)

84.9Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

84.9Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:401 ppi

screen quality

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoscreen quality

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

84.8-Display size:6.21 inch, Display type:Super AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2248, Pixel density:401 ppi

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:LTPS IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Black Shark

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)

83.3Display size:5.99 inch, Display type:IPS LCD, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:403 ppi

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

83.4Display size:6.01 inch, Display type:AMOLED, Screen resolution (width x height):1080 x 2160, Pixel density:401 ppi

performance

ImageProduct nameReviewLevel of recommendation based on the comparison of the differences between the twoperformance

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

94.8-OS:Android

Xiaomi Mi A2 (Mi 6X)

90.1OS:Android

Xiaomi Black Shark

94.8OS:Android

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S

94.8OS:Android

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera

88.5OS:Android

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro

88.5OS:Android

Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus (Redmi Note 5)

89.6OS:Android

Xiaomi Black Shark Helo

96.6OS:Android

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer's specs

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
ImageXiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
MakerXiaomi
Release date7, 2018
ColorBlack
OSAndroid
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (74.8 mm) x 6.1 inches (154.9 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.6 mm)
Weight177 oz (177 g)
Display size6.21 inch
Display typeSuper AMOLED
Screen resolution (width x height)1080 x 2248
Pixel density401 ppi
Battery capacity3000 mAh
ChipsetQualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
CPU specs2.8GHz+1.8GHz×8(OctaCore)
RAM size8GB
Storage size128GB
Rear-camera resolution12 MP
Front-camera resolution20 MP

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