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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Discover all the technical specs of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer - from its camera and display to performance and battery life.
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is a 2018 smartphone. It measures 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm and weighs 177 g. It has a Super AMOLED display measuring 6.21" inches. The resolution is 1080 x 2248 and 0 ppi pixel density.

There is Single front camera with 20 MP. The main camera is Dual with 12 MP.

It runs on Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver) CPU with 128 GB, 8 GB RAM memory. The battery is 3000 mAh.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer specs

General specs

Brand and model Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer
Release date 2018, May
Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.1 x 2.94 x 0.3 in)
Weight 177 g (6.24 oz)
Body build Front/back glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)
Colors Black (transparent back)
Battery 3000 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price500 EUR

Screen

Technology Super AMOLED
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.21" inc
Screen area 97.1 cm2
Screen format (height:width)
Screen to body ratio83.8%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2248 px
PPI /points per inch/ 0 PPI
Screen protection Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Other - HDR10
-DCI-P3

Camera and Video

Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, 4-axis OIS, dual pixel PDAF
-12 MP, f/2.4, 1/3.4'', 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
Functions Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@60fps, 1080p@30/240fps, 720p@960fps
Front camera, selfie 20 MP, Single
Specifications 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
Video 1080p@30fps

Performance

Operating system OS Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10.1
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 630
External memory No
Internal memory 128 GB, 8 GB RAM

Communication and Connectivity

SIM card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps
GPRS Yes
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFC Yes
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD

Music and Audio

Radio No
Headphone jack No
Others
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Other features

- Sensors - Face ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)
- For China

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer was around 500 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2018, May.
The weight of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is 177 g.
The screen size of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is 6.21" inches.
The size of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.