Xiaomi Mi 8 comparison with iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy S9+

What do we look for in a flagship smartphone? High-quality specs and a price that does not require common people to start selling their body organs. It is very hard to see these two features in the upcoming devices as they cost an arm and length but thankfully Xiaomi Mi 8 is here to change the narrative.

Recently, the Chinese company introduced its new flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 8 in the Pakistani market and we cannot stop ourselves from having a complete fangirl moment.

The smartphone was first launched in June in the global market and it is quite a relief that Xiaomi has not taken too long to bring its flagship device in Pakistan. Upon its arrival, we get to see the company’s pricing which made us wonder, is it still in the league of other premium smartphones?

Xiaomi Mi 8
Xiaomi Mi 8

Let’s have a look at the specifications of Xiaomi Mi 8:

  • Display: 6.21 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: dual 12MP
  • Front Camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 3400mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo 8.1
  • Price: Rs. 64,999

Xiami Mi 8 is a large phablet which comes with all the specs that we have come to expect from any flagship device. The 6GB RAM and the latest Snapdragon 845 makes it a powerful beast and we don’t need to be disappointed about 64GB of internal storage as it can always be expanded via MicroSD card.

The dual 12MP camera at the back and a 20MP selfie camera are welcoming features for photography lovers and pleasantly, all of these features are available for Rs. 64,999.

If we look at the other popular smartphones including Galaxy S9 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus, both of them are priced above Rs. 100,000, so did Xiaomi Mi 8 just beat these devices at specs and prices, let’s dissect further to find out:

Galaxy S9 Plus

Galaxy S9 Plus

The Galaxy S9 Plus was launched earlier this year at Mobile World Congress 2018 and was later introduced in Pakistan in mid-March. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 106,560 in the local market, a price which is affordable for a very few especially in this economy.

So what does Galaxy S9+ has that Xiaomi Mi 8 cannot provide? In short, Nothing.

They are almost the same in size and offer very powerful processors. What pushes the S9+ back a bit is the 4GB RAM as Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a 6GB RAM while the two have the

There is not a huge difference in the battery capacity of the two smartphones as well and both offer dual 12MP cameras at the back. Xiaomi Mi 8 takes the prize in the selfie camera with a 20MP lens which makes us wonder if we are overpaying for the Samsung’s new flagship device.

Here is the summary of Galaxy S9+ specs:

  • Display: 6.2 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2248 pixels
  • Processor: Exynos 9810 Octa
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3500mAh
  • OS: Android Oreo
  • Price: Rs. 106,560

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone, a device associated with the status symbol in Pakistan is also looking to be a hard match for Xiaomi Mi 8. The iPhone 8 Plus which was released last year in September features a comparatively smaller 5.5 inches screen and comes with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage with a price tag of Rs. 106,800.

We cannot argue that the Apple’s RAM size is not much of an issue as its devices are always well optimized and never causes any glitch during the use. iPhone 8 Plus is also powered by a strong A11 Bionic processor and just like Galaxy S9+ and Xiaomu Mi 8, it comes with dual 12MP rear cameras.

If we look at the specs of the Xioami Mi 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, we see no reason to not buy the latter and save ourselves a lot of money.

Here is the summary of iPhone 8 Plus specs:

  • Display: 5.5 inches
  • Screen Resolution: 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Processor: Apple A11 Bionic
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Internal Storage: 64GB
  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP
  • Front Camera: 7MP
  • Price: Rs. 106,800

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