Erht, 21 Feb 2019There's a different type of stabilization, a closed-loop voice control monitor which have his ... moreYes, I've read about Closed-loop VCM tech they employed. But it seems that this tech only helps the autofocus function of the camera. Meaning, it will be able to keep track and focus objects much faster. This is useful in well-lit shots where objects can easily be monitored by the sensor, which in turn will communicate to the Lens and the VCM. So yes, it still does help in the stabilization 'like an OIS'... but that doesn't seem to help in long-exposure shots where camera sensor stability itself is a major concern. Long-exposure shots(like the Night Mode) has little concern on the 'autofocus' function of the camera, where the VCM is most applicable. On the other hand, Long-exposure shots concerns more about the stability of the sensor - which considers the entire frame of the shot to be steady. LE shots are less on autofocus and more on sensor stabilization, given that it considers the entire frame of the shot(like landscape mode) and not a focus point alone, even though they take multiple pictures and stack it to produce a final output. This translates to subpar quality of night time shots. Im looking forward to this phone. So i hope Xiaomi will optimize its camera software to maximize the benefit of employing the close-loop VCM tech.
Kunal Raj, 21 Feb 2019This is the first time Xiaomi stepped backwards in its camera department. After all these year... moreNo but I have seen the review and I am a photographer for more than 12 years.
I know what a stop is, maybe you don't.
Wait.... no SD card expansion, no headphone jack, no optical stabilisation... just a brand new fast SoC... but they kept an IR-blaster and the (white only) notification LED!
Am I supposed to be thrilled now? Seriously?
Xiaomi mi 9 is good enough for me for more information about my education
Just checked AliExpress too and Mi 8 starts at $328 there.
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2019He's lying. Mi 8 is still around 380 USDBecause you don't have direct access to China, and have to rely on 3rd party resellers who price it at a premium to earn profits. Some of us CAN buy directly from China though.
Here's a current Chinese listing of the Mi 8
2399 yuan, with an instant 200 yuan off coupon. So 2199 yuan, or about $327.
They've increased the price a bit during the Chinese New Year period.
Anonymous, 21 Feb 2019The low light photos are horrible, just look at the comparison with mi8 in your tool. Xiaomi a... moreBe careful with the tool, just look at the iso, the pics from the Mi9 have much higher iso than the Mi8. GsmArena should compare camera with the same iso and shutter speed! But I feel the low light shots in real life are still better on the Mi8.
sach, 21 Feb 2019How the hell you got the xiaomi 8 at these price?Got them around $400. Maybe now they are pri... moreMi 8 (6+64) has been selling in China for 2099 yuan ($309) since November. Picked up the first one for my wife, who thinks this is the best phone she's used.
Picked up the second one on a clearance sale for myself. $245 is 20% off. I'm not a fan of the giant notch, or MIUI's aggressive RAM management as whitelisting apps seem to work only sometimes, but other than that we're happy with our Mi 8's.
Of course we're using GCam, why wouldn't you?
Professional, 21 Feb 2019You can check for prices on KIMOVILThank You
Dan, 21 Feb 2019I have two Mi 8's. First one cost $310. Second one $245. It is a midrange phone by price, that... moreHow the hell you got the xiaomi 8 at these price?Got them around $400. Maybe now they are price like that. I have to agree with the above guy. The xiaomi forum is full of complaints. I even complained there but no xiaomi moderator replied. So i deleted the forum app as it is a waste of time. It's true there is a lot of bug as well. Auto brightness is broken. 1080p 60fps/120fps has been removed, battery drains faster, notch is not optimized, apps looks out of place,notifications sound do not work well.....should I continue? By the way when Xiaomi started selling this phone, they advertised it as a Flagship. So I do not understand your thinking about being a midrange. All the functions that are either broken or barely working, you are saying it is working great. And the camera is really bad in low light after the pie update. But if you use gcam it is good.
ANALyst, 21 Feb 2019How can they praise the autofocus when it does not even have OIS in none of the 3 camera modul... moreI have two Mi 8's. First one cost $310. Second one $245. It is a midrange phone by price, that crushes any other midranger in performance, screen and camera quality. The cameras are awesome including low light and backlit conditions. Good battery life too (7 to 8 hr SOT).
Can you elaborate on which bugs?
So, the close circuit for the camera is only for focusing purposes, right?
Hand-held night shots are possible w/o OIS? That's weird
YoloBs, 21 Feb 2019No . No mi pad after mi pad 1 they don't even release mi max 3 no mi mix 2s . No mi 6,8,and no mi 9.S0 Sad............. Samsung S10 family will arrive in India however the price of of those is double of Mi 9. Please suggest me which other brand should i be looking forward with Sd 855 phones as of now
What is the point of the 48mp camera besides boasting?
This phone has bluetooth 5. Is it possible to listen to music on two pairs of headphones or two wireless speakers at the same time?