Xiaomi , whose popularity has risen rapidly over the past few years , finally introduced the new flagship model Mi 8. The Xiaomi Mi 8 has appeared in front of users with premium features such as Dual GPS, FaceID and a subscreen fingerprint reader.
Mi 8, which comes with FaceID- style face recognition system, was the first model on the Android side. It is also noted that the sub screen fingerprint reader, which is preferred only by Vivo until now, is also located at Mi 8 .
With all these features and affordable price, can Mi 8 compete against Apple’s iPhone X , which Apple sold in November of last year ? Let’s leave you alone with the Xiaomi Mi 8 and iPhone X before extending it further .
Almost identical design line
As always, the Xiaomi Mi 8 and iPhone X are the first benchmark design for comparison . Obviously, we are now accustomed to the fact that the Android-based top segment models have a notched design line. Likewise, a similar design line was chosen for most of the flagship ships coming out in the recent period.
Overall, we saw that the notch was smaller in the other notched models than the iPhone X. The main reason for this was that there were some sensors used for FaceID at the beginning of iPhone X.
When we look at Xiaomi Mi 8 , we see a notch similar to iPhone X. Well, the Mi 8 is a FaceID -like feature, so the notch is a bit long.
Clearly speaking, we can say that the two models are very similar in design, including the camera positioned vertically on the back. The only difference is the thin frame at the bottom of Mi 8 .
Technical feature based differences
I will come to the differences on the technical specifications. As you know Apple uses A series chipsets in its own models. Likewise , the A11 Bionic chipset was chosen for the iPhone X. This chipset is backed by 3GB of RAM,with 64GB and 128GB variations in internal storage.
In Xiaomi Mi 8 , Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line chipset Snapdragon 845 was used. The phone system is supported with 6GB / 8GB RAM . In the built-in storage area, there are 64GB and 128GB options like the same iPhone X.
Of course, another point that stands out here is the operating systems that phones use. As a matter of fact , Xiaomi is using Android operating system with MIUI support. Apple chose iOS, its operating system, on their devices. For this reason, the performance of the iPhone X with 3GB of RAM can be reached with Android tablet phones with 6GB or 8GB of RAM.
But if we speak according to the performance test report, Min 8 ‘s iPhone X ‘ E ratios can say that a click ahead. Of course there is no such a big difference here.
Our next choice is the cameras. When purchasing smartphones, the most important thing to consider when purchasing smartphones is the camera features. The Xiaomi M8 has a dual main camera setup of 12 MP (f / 1.8, 1.4 μm) + 12 MP (f / 2.4, 1.0 μm) if we approach it numerically . On the front of the phone is a 20MP selfie camera.
On the iPhone X side, there is a 12MP (f / 1.8, 28mm) + 12 MP (f / 2.4, 52mm) main camera setup as is known. On the front is a 7MP selfie camera. Of course it is not very accurate to compare the numbers on the camera.
However, we see that the Xiaomi Mi 8 gets more points from the iPhone X in the DxOMark scores, which many authorities see as a decisive criterion . As you might recall, the DxOMark score for the iPhone X was 97. The score for Xiaomi Mi 8 is 99.
Other features and price comparison
Let me come to you. The most important feature that differentiates iPhone Xfrom the notched phones in the industry was the TrueDepth supported FaceID feature. Now, this is similar to the one in the Xiaomi Mi 8. So we can say that both phones have FaceID feature.
The issue that comes to the fore of the rival of Mi 8 is that it has fingerprint reader as well as FaceID. In addition, the edition will be sold under the name Explore Edition , the fingerprint reader will be located at the bottom of the screen, not behind the phone. This is a significant plus for technology enthusiasts.
Finally, let’s talk about the price difference between two phones. IPhone X was sold for $ 999 in the US and $ 1150 in Europe . Xiaomi’s price for the flagship model varies from $ 420 to $ 600 . 6GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage space, the price of the model where the fingerprint reader is located at the back of the phone is set at 420 dollars / 360 euro .
8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage space, the model under the fingerprint reader will be offered for sale at $ 600 or 500 euros . You are the decision.
You can also watch the comparison video from the link below.