From our last week poll, black, blue and red phones are still the most popular smartphones colours. Twilight is becoming increasingly popular but the likes of pink, gold, and grey are either not loved or not too popular.
Today, we will look at two of Xiaomi most recent flagship smartphones – Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (also called Xiaomi Mi 8 On-Screen Fingerprint Version). While a couple of Xiaomi fans were excited for the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi 8 series on May 31st, the company added two more versions to the series recently. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro added an advanced cooling system and an on-screen fingerprint sensor to the regular version. However, is that enough for you to pick the Pro model ahead of the regular version?
Xiaomi Mi 8
On May 31st, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, launched its latest flagship, Xiaomi Mi 8 in Shenzhen. This smartphone was launched with 6GB of RAM and it has 64GB, 128GB and 256GB memory options which are all available for purchase. As of today, millions of the regular version of this smartphone has been sold and all the reviews so far have been positive. This shows that this smartphone is performing quite well in the market.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 is equipped with a notched 6.21-inch Samsung AMOLED display. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and its battery capacity is 3400 mAh. In the camera department, it uses the same dual-camera module as Xiaomi MIX 2S. It adopts a 12MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto sensors on the rear. The main lens is the Sony IMX363, which supports Dual DP dual-core focusing and four-axis optical anti-shake. On DxOMark, this smartphone rear camera scored 105 points which is 4 points higher than iPhone X’s 101 points. On the front, we have a 20MP shooter.
In addition, the Mi 8 is also the world’s first smartphone that supports dual-frequency GPS positioning. It supports L1+L5 dual-frequency positioning, which can effectively solve the problem of inaccurate positioning of single-frequency mobile phones. There are also two models with 128GB and 256GB of storage costing 2999 Yuan ($437) and 3299 Yuan ($480) respectively.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
On September 19th, Xiaomi released the latest Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (Screen Fingerprint Edition) which is based on the regular Xiaomi 8 but with the addition of a new screen fingerprint recognition technology. At the official announcement, Xiaomi claimed that the unlocking speed of this new edition has a 29% faster speed compared to the Xiaomi Mi 8 Exploration Edition. However, there are still more goodies on the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro (Screen Fingerprint Edition), Xiaomi’s President – Lin Bin revealed that the new phone does actually hide a very advanced cooling technology, using a special phase change heat dissipation material (which can be converted between solid and liquid) made of space-grade polymer. The heat dissipation technology currently has a wide range of applications in spacecraft and spacesuits.