Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Advantages, Disadvantages, Review – Superb Features !!

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE high-end smartphone launched into the market. So, check out Xiaomi Mi 8 SE advantages (Pros), disadvantages (Cons), problems and drawbacks/defects before purchasing. Currently, it is not available on online shopping sites like Flipkart, Amazon to buy.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE

Best Price: Rs.18,990(India), $299(USA)

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Advantages (Pros):

  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE comes with latest Android OS, v8.1(Oreo).
  • It offers  5.88-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with a good screen-to-body ratio of 81.3% and Multitouch in it.
  • Its display has superb pixel density for its Full HD resolution(~423 ppi) with 18.7:9 aspect ratio.
  • The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and supports HDR10 display and DCI-P3.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE comes with MIUI 9.5 user interface which offers great features.
  • The device is lightweight to carry with 164 g with 7.5 mm thickness.
  • It supports Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by).
  • It provides 4/6 GB of RAM for uninterrupted multitasking.
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 SE has equipped with powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Chipset and the performance is very smooth.
  • It encompasses with Octa-core processor and Adreno 616 GPU. So gaming performance is good.
  • Brings an internal memory of 64/128 GB and expandable memory is not supported.
  • It offers Dual 12 MP (f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF) +  5 MP (/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor) rear camera with additional features like LED flash, HDR, panorama.
  • It offers 20 MP front-facing camera with additional features like f/2.0, 1.0µm.
  • Supports full HD video recording at 1080p@30fps.
  • It has the battery capacity of 3120 mAh(Non-removable) which is good for heavy usage and supports fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0).
  • Supports sensors like Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.
  • It offers a great loudspeaker.
  • It is available in Gray, Blue, Red, Gold colors.
  • It has additional features like active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, aptx HD for superb audio quality, Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter inside the box.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Disadvantages (Cons):

  • No water or dust resistance.
  • No stereo speakers for the better multimedia experience.
  • No microSD slot to expand memory.
  • No 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Check out Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specifications:

General Features
Brand Xiaomi
Model Name Mi 8 SE
SIM Type Nano-SIM
Operating System Android 8.1
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Processor Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPU Adreno 616
Colors Gray, Blue, Red, Gold
Accessories in Box
Display & Dimensions
Touch Screen Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen,16M colors
Size 5.88 inches, 87.6 cm2 (~81.3% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels, (~423 ppi density)
Dimensions 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm (5.80x 2.88 x 0.30 in)
Weight 164 g (5.78 oz)
Build Front/Rear glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame
Other Display Features Multi-Touch, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, Dolby Vision/HDR10 display, DCI-P3, MIUI 9.5
Camera Features
Main Camera Dual 12 MP (f/1.9, 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF) +  5 MP (/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor)
Other Main Camera Features LED flash, HDR, panorama
Selfie Camera 20 MP
Other Selfie Features f/2.0, 1.0µm
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
RAM and Storage
RAM 4/6 GB
Internal Memory 64/128 GB
Expandable Memory
Battery Capacity
Type Non-removable Li-Ion 3120 mAh battery
Talk Time
Internet & Connectivity
GPRS Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
Wifi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
USB Connectivity Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE.
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO
NFC No
3.5mm jack No
Other Features
FM No
Sensors Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer.
Additional Features & Apps Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, aptx HD for superb audio quality, Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter inside the box

Disclaimer: We can not guarantee that the information on this page is 100% correct. Source
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Xiaomi Mi 8 SE smartphone comes with superb features & performance for its price. It excels in all the departments but misses 3.5mm headphone jack, we suggest grabbing this mobile if you are looking for a good mobile around 20k.

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