Sunday, June 17, 2018

4 Reasons To Buy Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition-The Transparent See Through Phone

By now a lot of smartphone buyers or tech enthusiastic would have heard about the somewhat "radical" Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. This is one of the 3 variants of Xiaomi Mi 8 and it is the top of the line, premium smartphone that you seriously want to consider especially if you are out in the market, hunting for something similar to iPhone X. In other words, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is better than iPhone X but comes with a cheaper price tag. Ready to find out how groundbreaking this Xiaomi Mi 8 is?

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition with transparent glass back.

First and foremost, make no mistake that Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is not just an iPhone X clone. It looks like iPhone, it feels like iPhone but it is way better than iPhone in almost every department especially after you take into account how "light" this Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition will be in your pocket. Under the hood, Xiaomi 8 will be powered by ultra-fast Snapdragon 845, complemented with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for a relatively cheap price tag of US$575. At this price point, Xiaomi Mi 8 is giving iPhone X and other Android Flagships like Samsung Galaxy S9 a run for their money. Even the Flagships Killer OnePlus 6 will be sweating bullets!


Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Specifications
Display
6.21-inch AMOLED, 2248 x 1080 resolution, 18:7:9 screen ratio
SoC
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core 2.8GHz
GPU
Adreno 630
RAM
8GB LPDDR4X
Storage
128GB UFS
Cameras
Rear cameras:
Main: 12MP with 1.4 micron pixels, 4-axis OIS, f/1.8 aperture
Secondary: 12MP telephoto with 1.0 micron pixels, f/2.4 aperture
Video: 4K at 30fps, 1080p at 240/120/30fps, 720p at 240/30fps

Front camera:
20MP with 1.8 micron pixels, f/2.0 aperture
Audio
Bottom-firing speaker, USB Type-C, No 3.5mm jack
Battery
3,000mAh (Non-removable), Quick Charge 4+
Facial Recognition
3D Facial Recognition
Sensors
In-display fingerprint, Hall, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Ambient Light, Electronic Compass, Barometer
Network
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA: 1X/EVDO BC0
WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
TD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41 (120MHz)
FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B20
LTE B41 4 antenna technology supporting 4x4 MIMO
Connectivity
Wi-Fi: 2x2 MIMO, 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5G, Bluetooth 5.0, AptX/AptX-HD support, NFC, Dual frequency GPS (GPS L1+L5, Galileo E1+E5a, QZSS L1+L5, GLONASS L1, Beidu B1)
SIM
Dual Nano-sim
Software
Android 8.1 MIUI 10
Dimensions & Weight
154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm, 177g
Colour
Transparent, See-through Glass Back

Now you can capture better photos with Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition features a gorgeous 6.21-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with an aspect ratio of 18:9. Flip the phone to the back and you will get a dual-camera system with twin 12MP sensors which features dual-pixel autofocus and a portrait mode which is powered by a superior AI. Flip the Xiaomi Mi 8 to the frot and you will be greeted by a 20MP camera with f/2.0 aperture for more beautiful selfies. The AI on board of the camera can apply the best settings for different scenes and also has "Studio Lighting" portrait, which is of course very similar to the one heavily advertised by Apple.



4 Reasons to Buy Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition

1-Transparent See-through Glass Back
If I were to choose a smartphone which stands out from the crowd, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is undeniably the best-looking phone with "radical" design. One just can't take their eyes off the amazing transparent see-through glass back of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition the moment you lay yours eyes on it. It is so different and breathe a refreshing air to smartphone designs. Then again, some might argue that a few phones have featured such designs such as HTC U12+. However the transparent see-through glass back of Xiaomi Mi 8 looks more beautiful because the placement of the parts are not truly representative of what are actually inside the phone. So this "decorative" transparent see-through glass back is only for decorative purposes? True but it is truly artfully done. :)

 I am falling in love with this transparent see-through glass back of Xiaomi Mi 8
Though it is actually a decorative overlay. :p

2-Infrared 3D Face Unlocks Your Phone Even In The Dark
Xiaomi has announced that Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the first android phone to feature true 3-Dimensional face unlock which utilizes infrared light. The application of infrared helps to map out our face accurately. In other words you can unlock your smartphone using your face more securely with Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Apart from that, the infrared emitter allows the phone to have other tricks up its sleeves as it can be used for "Portrait Lighting" effects and to create animated characters such as Animoji (which is strikingly similar to iPhone X).


More secure face unlock with 3D infrared facial scanning.

3-In Screen Fingerprint Scanner
It is a shame that a lot of other so-called Android flagships have yet to integrate in-screen fingerprint sensor or scanner into their smartphones. The first Android phone to have in-display fingerprint sensor is Vivo X21. Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition's in-display fingerprint scanner is designed to be pressure sensitive, meaning that the smartphone will only scan your finger when you press down on the display. This setting eliminates unwanted accidental scanning of your finger and ultimately helps to save your phone battery.

Pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint scanner.

4-Unbeatable Cheap Price
Xiaomi is the company which offers smartphone buyers more bangs for their bucks. In other words, you will get ultra premium features and hardware for you Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition at a very cheap price compared to other flagship smartphones being offered by likes of Apple and Samsung. At only US$575, Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the flagships killer you have to seriously consider if you are looking for a top level smartphone that has the latest technology and features that will last you for years to come. Some analysts claim that Xiaomi is only earning a few bucks from each of its smartphones meaning that you are not being shortchanged by paying very expensive price for a device (think iPhone X).

Will you buy this beautiful Xioami Mi 8 Explorer Edition?

VERDICT
All in all, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition is arguably one of the best smartphones available in the market right now. Its overall package is way ahead of the pack led by other Android smartphones and iPhone X. I would not be afraid to say that with 3D Infrared Face Unlock, In-display Fingerprint Scanner, elegant transparent see-through glass cover and extremely cheap price tag (US$575 or RM2,300 in Malaysia), Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Eidtion is the smartphone of the moment that none other can be mentioned in the same breath as it. Period.

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