Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Whats The Difference?

    Xiaomi finally unveiled its latest flagship offering the Mi 8, along with few other Xiaomi consumer electronics. Mi 8 provides flagship specifications at almost mid-range prices. Well, Xiaomi has worked hard to deliver an improved smartphone experience. So, let’s see how does the Mi 8 stand against an actual flagship smartphone the Samsung Galaxy S9. Here is Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9.

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    Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Design And Display

    The Mi 8 offers a front/back glass design that’s supported by a steel frame. The phone looks strikingly similar to the iPhone X and houses a vertical dual camera setup. Well, the smartphone features a notch that has the front camera, proximity sensor and the speakers. Xiaomi claims that Mi 8 is a splash resistant device. Mi 8 offers a bright 6.21 inches IPS LED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2248 pixels and has Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

    Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9

    On the other hand, Galaxy S9 offers somewhat similar design ergonomics as its predecessor, Galaxy S8. You get an appealing body with an aluminum frame and Gorilla Glass 5 protection both on the front and back side. Galaxy S9 offers 5.8 inches Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels and 18:9 aspect ratio. Well, display on Galaxy S9 is better than the Xiaomi Mi 8.

    Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Performance and Storage

    The Xiaomi Mi 8 is powered by Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 630 GPU. Xiaomi Mi 8 is a powerful smartphone, but there might be slight performance difference as MIUI 10.0 is a resource consuming custom skin. You can buy Mi 8 in 64GB / 128GB / 256 GB storage variants with 6GB RAM.

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    Galaxy S9 runs on either Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 Octa-Core processor. These two variants come with either Mali-G72 MP18 or Adreno 630 GPU. Galaxy S9 offers 4GB RAM with 64/128/256GB storage variants. You can extend storage up to 400GB via microSD. You won’t notice any significant performance difference between these two smartphones.

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    Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Camera

    Xiaomi Mi 8 features an impressive camera. The smartphone has 12 MP (f/1.8) + 12 MP (f/2.4) camera sensors. These sensors are aligned vertically to each other and offer pleasing results in good lighting conditions. Mi 8 also allows users to record 4k videos at 60fps. Lastly, you get an improved 20MP front camera as well.

    Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9

    Samsung Galaxy S9 easily outperforms Xiaomi Mi 8, regarding camera performance. Galaxy S9 offers a 12 MP sensor with a variable aperture (f/1.5-2.4). This camera has OIS, dual pixel phase detection autofocus and powerful video recording capabilities at [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected]. On the front, you get an 8 MP (f/1.70) which supports Auto HDR.

    Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Software and Battery

    Xiaomi Mi 8 runs on MIUI 10.0 based on Android 8.1. The custom skin consumes a decent amount of resources but offers dozens of additional features. The Mi 8 runs smoothly and has a reasonably significant amount of themes collection, which makes it more customizable. If bloated animations and icons don’t annoy, you will enjoy the MIUI 10. The Xiaomi Mi 8 is powered by a 3400mAh battery.

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    Galaxy S9 also runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s custom Experience UI. This additional skin increases functionality but consumes a higher amount of RAM. The Galaxy S9 is backed up by a 3000 mAh battery.

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    Xiaomi Mi 8 Vs Samsung Galaxy S9: Pricing

    Xiaomi Mi 8 is priced at RMB 2699 for 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, RMB 2999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, while the 6GB RAM + 256GB storage is priced at RMB 3299. On the other hand, you can by the Samsung Galaxy S9 for Rs. 57,990 and the improved S9 plus for Rs. 64,900.



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