[Deal] Need a portable smartphone? Get the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE for $309.99

Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, held a conference some months ago where it released a couple of products including the Xiaomi Mi 8 series. The Xiaomi Mi 8 series is an absolute protagonist, and this series has Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Of these smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is not very attractive and it is a quasi-flagship for those who fancy portable phones. However, if you take a close look at this smartphone, you will realize that it offers a good run for the money. Let’s look at the details of this device.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the world’s first smartphone to use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 quasi-flagship processor. The performance of Snapdragon 710 is 20% higher than SD660 and the SD710 application opening speed is increased by 15%. You also have 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage for a seamless operation.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is equipped with a 5.88 inch Samsung  AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2244×1080. It has an aspect ratio of 18.7:9, 600 nits maximum brightness, 60,000:1 high contrast, and consumes lower power. Xiaomi Mi 8 SE has a screen-to-body ratio of 86.12% owing to its ultra-thin bezels. Although the screen size is 5.88 inches, the phone size is comparable to that of the traditional 5.2-inch screen.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

In the camera department, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is equipped with an AI-assisted dual rear camera setup. It has a 12MP + 5MP configuration on the rear and a 20MP sensor for selfies. Its main sensor is a Sony IMX363, the same as the Xiaomi Mi 8 with 1.4um unit pixel area.  Mi 8 SE also has a built-in AI scene camera. It can identify 206 scenes and intelligently optimize the camera effect. This smartphone runs on Android Oreo and a 3120 mAh battery keeps its lights on.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is not much different from the flagship Xiaomi Mi 8 in terms of hardware configuration. If you don’t mind its small size, then you have a fairly well-performing smartphone in your hands for cheap.

Where To Buy The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is currently available in different stores. As usual, we there are links to different stores for you to make your choice.

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Buy the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE on Gearbest (6GB+64GB) for $309.99


Geekbuying has the Mi 8 SE (6GB+64GB) for $329.99


Also available in Banggood (6GB+64GB) for $428.56


Xiaomi Mi 8 SE (6GB+64GB) available in Lightinthebox for $433.99
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  1. SkidMark007
    October 23, 2018

    Battery is small, heavy users have a tough time to get through a full day. It should have had a bigger battery.

    • Jh1
      October 24, 2018

      I’m always a fan of a bigger battery, but I was very pleasantly surprised with the battery life of the mi8 se. Was easily able to get 8 hours or more of SOT. The relatively small screen, AMOLED panel and 10nm SD 710 is a pretty efficient combination.

    • SkidMark007
      October 24, 2018

      I read your comments, and went back to checked GSM Arena’s battery test rating, and they gave it a pretty good score of 86hrs overall. So you might be right, smaller battery and all, it is a efficient overall phone, but not stellar like the Redmi Note. But in a small footprint (about the size of a 5.2″ regular phone), its good! Kudos!