The Xiaomi Mi 8 made its appearance on May 2018 as one of the most affordable flagship smartphone in the Android operating system. The device was launched to commemorate Xiaomi 8 year anniversary in technology. The smartphone is shipped with a powerful processor, and it comes with a notch as well.
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The iPhone XS is also the latest smartphone with new and powerful hardware that was launched this year as well by Apple. We will be comparing the iPhone XS with the Xiaomi Mi 8 specifications, features and the design.
iPhone XS VS Xiaomi Mi 8: Design
The iPhone XS features a classic and elegant body design that is built with the combination of Stainless Steel and Glass. The phone measures 70.9 mm x 143.6 mm x 7.7 mm in dimensions, and it’s available in beautiful colors that includes Silver, Gray, and Gold.
It has a notch which is noticeable on first sight and the notch houses the front camera with all the components of Face ID and other sensors.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 also steal the design of the iPhone X just like the iPhone XS did. It comes with a notch and a wide body dimensions of 74.8 mm x 154.9 mm x 7.6 mm. It’s lighter than the iPhone XS, and it’s available in fours amazing colors variants. The overall body is built with glass and metal. It has a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with dual camera setup stack vertically like the iPhone XS. Both will offer premium body feels, however, it’s only the iPhone XS that has an IP68 rating, meaning it can survive when its fully immerse in water.
iPhone XS VS Xiaomi Mi 8: Display
The iPhone XS has a screen display size of 5.8 inches with an OLED display panel, Super Retina HD and True Tone display technology. It has a screen resolution of 1125 x 2436 Pixels and 463 pixels per inch density. The phone also has a scratch resistant, resistant glass.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with an edge to edge notch display that offers a big screen size of 6.21 inches FHD with AMOLED capacitive touchscreen technology. It has a screen resolution of 2248 x 1080 Pixels and 402 pixels per inch density. The 2.5D curved glass screen is protected by Corning Gorilla glass. The iPhone XS has a higher pixel per Inch density, in other words, the phone will offer sharper resolution than the Xiaomi Mi 8, while the Xiaomi Mi 8 has a higher screen to body ratio.
iPhone XS VS Xiaomi Mi 8: Camera
On the camera aspect, both phones are equipped with a dual rear camera of 12 Megapixels + 12 Megapixels. The iPhone XS camera features a Smart HDR which is new software that will help the powerful Bionic A12 to bring more highlight and shadow detail to your photos. It also has a higher pixel that will help them to bring better images with great and accurate colors, reducing noise in low light shots. You can also use the all-new Dept control to adjust the depth of field in portraits after taken photos.
The Xiaomi Mi cameras also feature 4K video capability, and it’s AI-powered. The iPhone XS has a front facing camera of 7MP, while the Xiaomi Mi 8 has a front camera of 20MP with infra-red scanning for face unlock.
iPhone XS VS Xiaomi Mi 8: Performance
The iPhone XS new Bionic A12 chipset 50% faster in graphics performance than the iPhone X. The 8-core neural engine will not only enhance the overall performance but will also enable low power usage efficiency. It has 4GB of RAM with inbuilt storage of 64GB/256GB/512GB without support for micro SD card.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with the latest chipset from Qualcomm which is featured on other flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S9 and others. It has Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 main processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU for graphics. The octa-core on the inside is clocking at a speed of 2.8 GHz in conjunction with 6GB of RAM for a smooth ride. The internal storage on the phone is 6GB/128GB/256GB, and you can still expand the unit with a micro SD card.
iPhone XS VS Xiaomi Mi 8: Battery & Price
According to Apple, the iPhone XS battery will last longer than it’s predecessor, while the Xiaomi Mi 8 has a nonremovable battery capacity of 3400mAh with fast charging technology. It’s only the iPhone XS that supports fast charging.
On the price, the iPhone XS starting price is $999, while the Xiaomi Mi 8 just selling at a price of $630.
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Though the iPhone XS is an excellent phone with beautiful design and a powerful processor, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will makes a better choice if you don’t have up to a $1000 to spend on the iPhone XS. The Apple product will perform better than the Xiaomi Mi 8, but the difference is not massive. On a rating, the iPhone XS has 9.5% while the Xiaomi Mi 8 has 9.3% in performance. So both phones will make a better handset.