Xiaomi Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi 8 price in India is expected to be Rs. 24500. Mi 8 launch is expected to be in August, 2019. The 256GB variant costs around Rs. 24500 and comes in multiple colour options like Black, Gold, Grey and Silver.

Screen Size

6.21 inches (15.77 cm)


Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385)


3400 mAh Type Li-Polymer

Ram & Storage

6 GB , 64 GB


12 MP + 12 MP Dual
20 MP Front

Display and Build

The Xiaomi Mi 8 has a big 6.21-inch display that has a stunning aspect ratio of 18.7:9. Plus, the smartphone is close to being complete bezel-less as there is just a thin strip of a notch on the lower end and in the front camera portion. The screen has a resolution of 1,080 x 2,248 pixels (full HD plus) and a stunning pixel density of 402 PPI. Apart from this, the fact that it has an AMOLED type display makes the viewing experience even better.

Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM, 256GB Storage

The Mi 8, which runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10, comes equipped with 2018 s best Qualcomm mobile platform: Snapdragon 845. There s up to 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB UFS storage. There s also a lower priced model with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. There s a mid-priced variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. There s no microSD card slot, though, so storage expansion isn t possible.

High Quality Camera

There are two 12MP cameras at the Mi 8 s rear. The primary 12MP .55-inch camera sensor has f/1.8 aperture, 1.4 micron pixels, dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus and 4-axis OIS. The secondary 12MP camera uses a smaller .4-inch sensor, f/2.4 aperture, 1 micron pixels, and 2x optical zoom lens (56mm). The rear-facing camera setup has dual-LED flash and can record 4K videos at a maximum frame rate of 30fps. The 20MP selfie camera at the front has fixed focus, f/2.0 aperture and 0.9 micron pixels. The phone can capture images with background blur (bokeh or portrait mode) using front and rear cameras.

Battery and Connectivity

The Xiaomi Black Shark gets all the required energy from a 4,000mAh Li-ion battery, which is decent enough to provide a backup at least for day. It supports quick-charging as well, so that you can refill the battery at a lightning fast speed. As for the connectivity, the device offers a wide range of connectivity options such as 4G with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS and USB type-C.

Performance Overview

The Xiaomi Black Shark is a great smartphone with a high price tag. The device comes with an excellent configuration which is translated into a quality performance. The cameras are great to capture quality images and can record high definition videos as well. The battery backup is good for daily use and the inclusion of the quick-charging has made this section better. Overall, if budget is not an issue, you can go for the Xiaomi Black Shark.


Screen Size 6.21 inches (15.77 cm)
Screen Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels
Aspect Ratio 18.7:9
Bezel-less display with notch
Pixel Density 402 ppi
Display Type AMOLED
Touch Screen Capacitive Touchscreen, Multi-touch


Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
Processor Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385)
Architecture 64 bit
Graphics Adreno 630


Resolution 12 MP + 12 MP Dual Primary Cameras
Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor
Autofocus Phase Detection autofocus
Physical Aperture F1.8
Optical Image Stabilisation
Flash Dual-color LED Flash
Image Resolution 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Shooting Modes Continuos Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)
Camera Features Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection
Video Recording 3840x2160 @ 30 fps, 1920x1080 @ 30 fps, 1280x720 @ 30 fps
Resolution 20 MP Front Camera

Network & Connectivity

SIM Size SIM1: Nano, SIM2: Nano
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11, a/ac/b/g/n/n 5GHz, MIMO
Wi-Fi Features Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth v5.0
GPS with A-GPS, Glonass
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
USB Type-C (Doesn`t support micro-USB)

Battery & Storage

Capacity 3400 mAh
Type Li-Polymer
Quick Charging Quick, v4.0
Internal Memory 64 GB


Fingerprint Sensor
Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear


Excellent set of cameras

Brilliant display

Great design

Fast processor