WoW… It’s an exciting time to be in the market for an affordable flagship phone like the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro!
Heres the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro review
The Mi 8 Pro feels like Xiaomi’s equivalent to the OnePlus 6T.
Price (€499, $549)
Both are in a similar price range and both offer in-display fingerprint scanners.
Xiaomi came with a different solution which they call a pressure sensitive scanner.
Unlike other scanners that constantly ping to check whether you placed your finger or not, but on the Xiaomi it waits for pressure.
That honestly saves power and works at just the right moment.
The current state of in-screen scanners is relatively slow for the market but with the OnePlus 6T, it gets away with it.
Surprisingly the Mi 8 Pro is just as fast and its placed a bit higher which means I don’t have to readjust my grip everytime I want to use it.
Then we have that transparent back which we do see the components are not real.
The Mi 8 Pro has a 1080p AMOLED Display
It reaches a brightness of 600 nits.
In the outdoors, you will have no problems at all.
It has all the top specifications we do expect from a flagship device.
- SnapDragon 845
- 8GB RAM
- 128GB Storage
In terms of gaming, it will not run into any issues.
But for me, the MIUI on top of stock android does not feel as snappy.
But there are software features I do like as being able to adjust display color temperature and the built-in photo editor as all the features you’d want.
Camera wise is like the standard Mi 8 which makes it solid but it needs good lighting.
Both cameras have a 12MP resolution and in the day the photos of a certain crispiness.
Landscapes and buildings seem to come out really well.
No night mode of any sort can be a downside.
In low light it is decent but that is better on the more expensive flagships.
Video stabilization leaves a lot to be desired and there is no option for recording videos in 60fps.
You do get the infrared face scanner in that notch like on the Poccophone F1.
The previous mi 8 had 3400mAh battery capacity while this phone only has 3000mAh.
My suspicion here is it’s smaller so they can fit that fake circuit board in.
It isn’t the end of the world and also it does support Qualcomm quick charge 4+.
So full charge shouldn’t take more than an hour.
This isn’t a full review but the Mi 8 Pro feels like a good phone overall but a bit lost in this wave of smartphones.
I would like to love it but it has a smaller battery than the Mi 8 and more pricey. Also, it is up some fierce competition.
What do you think?
Thank you for reading!