Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specs Review, Features and Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE was introduced today at Xiaomi’s 8th year anniversary event in China, alongside the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Pro. As expected, the Mi 8 SE is the watered down version of the flagship, and at first glance, it looks more boxy with no curved edges.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Furthermore, the device is the first smartphone to house the Snapdragon 710 chip, which is Qualcomm’s most powerful mid-range chipset. Even though it doesn’t have the 3D Face ID or in-display fingerprint scanner, the Mi 8 SE comes with impressive specs and features.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE


Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

The Mi 8 SE sports an aluminium alloy overall unibody with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It reflects light in the most subtle way, just like the Mi 8. As stated above, it has a boxy look with no curved edges. We can also see the dual shooters at the top left corner, with the dual-LED flash sitting in-between.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

There’s no Face ID here, you have to depend on the rear fingerprint scanner for quick access to the device. It measures just 7.5 mm in thickness which is more slimmer than the Mi 8, weighing less as well at 164g. It’s available in Gray, Blue, Red and Gold colors.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE


Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

All three smartphones introduced by Xiaomi today, sports the trending notched screen. But it seems the SE screen isn’t as tall as the rest, plus there are much bezels all over here than the others. The bottom bezel is also very thick and annoying to look at. The device was built around a smaller 5.88-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

This has a resolution of 1080 x 2244 pixels and a sharper 423 pixel per inch density. Disappointingly, it could only get up to 81.3% screen-to-body ratio, compared to others. Nonetheless, the screen still has HDR10 complaint, DCI-P3 color gamut and a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top. It also handles 600 nits peak brightness for better outdoor visibility.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Hardware and Software

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

This is the first device, with the Snapdragon 710 chip, it’s paired with an Octa-Core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-Cores of processor here runs at a fast speed of 2.2GHz with 10nm FinFET process technology as well. A new graphics processor, the Adreno 616 controls graphics here.

There are two versions in terms of RAM here, there’s one with 6GB of RAM and another with 4GB of RAM. Both RAM space has a memory speed of over 1GHz. For storage, there’s just 64GB available on both variants, with no option to upgrade further. The Xiaomi Mi 8 SE runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with the new MIUI 10.


The cameras on the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is different from the one on the Mi 8. The SE sports dual 12MP + 5MP shooters with f/1.9 and f/2.0 aperture respectively. The first camera on top is a 12MP shooter with 1.4µm pixel size, dual-pixel PDAF and gyro-EIS. While the second 5MP telephoto camera underneath the dual-LED flash has 1.12µm pixel size.

Features on the cameras include dual pixel phase detection autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and the usual AI enhancements like beautification, bokeh and scene recognition. Videos are shoot at 2160p@60fps and 1080p@30/120fps. For selfies, the same 20MP selfie shooter is present here with f/2.0 aperture, AI beautification and 2.0µm pixel size.

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Powering the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is a 3120mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with fast charging technology. With the fast charging feature, charging the battery from 0% to 100% shouldn’t take up to 1.7 hours.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Announced May, 2018
Released June, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
4G Network LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 20(800), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM


Type Aluminium frame 7000 series
Dimensions 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm
Weight 164g
Protection Yes
Colours Gray, Blue, Red, Gold


Display Type Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.88-inch
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels
Colors16M colors
Pixel Density 423ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 81.3%
Touch ScreenYes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary DisplayNo


12MP + 5MP
Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED


Android 8.1 Oreo
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Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
CPU Octa-core 2.2GHz
GPU Adreno 616
Internal Storage 64GB
Fingerprint (Rear)
Ambient Light
Gyroscope, Compass
ControlsTouchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Wi-fi HotspotYes
USB TypeYes, microUSB
GPSYes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification No


Battery TypeLi-Po Battery
Capacity 3120mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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