seriously, xiaomi is copying iPhoneX for the sake of copying, without real benefits. The notch is ugly, and since the notch is so wide and huge, the tiny remaining corners beside the notch is almost useless. Viewing photos? the notch almost completely hides the top anyway. So is xiaomi cheating on the spec sheet? I'd say yes, because this notch is like 80% of the top! I'd rather xiaomi built-upon the mi6, offering stereo speakers by using the remaining little space beside the WIDE notch up there. stereo speakers are at least usable and practical, unlike the tiny remaining screen estate beside the fat notch. Oneplus 6 and P20 has tiny notches, so it is fine because the screen is still usable. And whats with the SnapDragon845 but performing so poorly amongst the rest? I dont get it. Looks like the mi8 is a let down, to be honest.
No 3.5 audio jack is a biggest disappointment. I can totally grab either of the three beauties if they do, why every damn manufacturers have to follow this stupid trend, thicker 1 mm more or less is not even a problem
No hdr screen
No EIS for 4K
Npisy photo in daylight
I would really like to see more than just synthetic benchmarks for gaming. So many times I've bought or read about phones having a less than acceptable digitizer that incurs lag and touch delays. The Xiaomi MI6 was bad, also the Huawei P20 Pro is also bad.
Yet nothing gets discussed in these reviews about the "game playability" of the phone itself.
GSMArena, can you please add more experiences with the phones than just benchmarks?
LG Superfan, 27 Jun 2018No Gsmarena why why did you retire the aloe plantMaybe its life is finally over bro. :(
AnonD-594740, 28 Jun 2018Wait, no 3D scanning? So the notch is for nothing? Hmmmm Way to go Xiaomi3D face scan is on Explorer Edition. Infrared scan (helping on dark environment) is on Standard Edition.
Ahhh... Another iPhone wannabe, it doesn't have much to offer really, I'd rather buy the ASUS-ROG Gaming phone, heck I'd buy and actual iPhone
Sadly the Asus 5Z looks like a better phone at this point, to me at least.
pls review Mi8 SE as well. really interested in small size and SD710
Please review mi 8 Explorer Edition. Curious the 3D face recognition and fingerprint on screen.
Slow updates ( miui changes but based on same android for months)
Low bitrate videos
Ugly iphone copycat
Again,Xiaomi show to other rivals what "bang for your buck" actually means...for 450euro (for 128GB version),well it`s hard to complain...
cheapsk8, 27 Jun 2018Xiaomi is a sellout for jumping on the notch bandwagon. By next year this phone is going to lo... moreNo using a cool idea is not selling out. Everything else tried is simply worse at this point in time.
Mechanical cameras fail (anything mechanical really).
Sensors on the botom bezel are far less effective
Underscreen sensors not yet invented in a reliable manner
Bezels is simply useless space, better use the sides for something useful, i.e. indicators.
I would love if Apple was not to be the first to popularize this excellent idea, but as it stands there is no better one.
All those notch haters have yet to recommend a better idea. Hate something because you have something better in mind. If you idea of "better" is havig a bezel, like some regressive companies did just STFU. We had bezels there for one million years. They are as dumb now as they were then...
Wait, no 3D scanning?
So the notch is for nothing? Hmmmm
Way to go Xiaomi