Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer: specs, release date, camera, screen, size, reviews

Added 06.04.18 | Updated 02.26.20

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer specs

Common | Price | Design | Screen | Hardware | Memory | Software | Main Camera | Selfie camera | Cellular | Connectivity | Battery | Audio | Sensors | Performance Benchmark

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Release dateCommon

Brand and model

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer

Other names

For China

Launch date

04 May 2024

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer PricePrice

First price

500 EUR

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer dimension, size, weightDesign


6.1 inc (154.9 mm)


2.94 inc ( 74.8 mm)


0.3 inc ( 7.6 mm)


6.24 oz (177 grams)

Build materials

Front/back glass, aluminum frame (7000 series)

Water resistant


Black (transparent back)

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer screenScreen

Technology Super AMOLED

6.21 inc

Screen Area

97.1 cm2


1080 x 2248 px

Points per inch


Color Depth


Ratio (height:width)

Ratio (screen:body)


Screen Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

Additional Features


Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer ProcessorHardware


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

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Memory and storageMemory

Internal Memory

128 GB, 8 GB RAM

Memory Card Slot


Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer SoftwareSoftware

Operating System (OS)

Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10.1

User Interface

MIUI 10.1

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer main camera specsMain Camera

Number of Cameras



-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


Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video Recording 2160p@60fps, 1080p@30/240fps, 720p@960fps

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer selfie camera specsSelfie camera

Number of Cameras



-20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm

Video Recording 1080p@30fps

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Cellular BandsCellular

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SIM Card Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer wifi bluetooth gps nfcConnectivity

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Battery type and CapacityBattery


3000 mAh


 Non-removable Li-Po


-Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 4.0+)

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer sound and multimediaAudio

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


Face ID, fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, barometer, compass

Other specifications


Performance Benchmark

Disclaimer: This information is based on public data and official specifications from Xiaomi. However, there may be differences in specifications.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The price of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer varies based on the specific model and storage capacity. As of the latest update, the base model starts at 500 EUR. Prices increase for models with larger storage capacity and additional features.
Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer mobile was launched on May 04, 2024 in these colors: Black (transparent back).
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer has dimensions of Height: 154.9 mm Width: 74.8 mm Thickness: 7.6 mm and weighs approximately 177 grams.
When measured as a standard rectangular shape, the screen is 6.21 inches diagonally offering a resolution of 1080 x 2248 px at a pixel density of 0 ppi.
Device comes with chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) with processor Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver). Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer is available with internal memory of 128 GB, 8 GB RAM.
The device have a Dual rear camera setup with specs of 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 and features like Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
The device comes with Single front camera setup with specs of 20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm and features like