Comparison between:
- Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
- Xiaomi Mi 8
- Xiaomi Mi 6
- Xiaomi Mi 5 Exclusive Edition

Brand and model

Information about the brand, model and model alias (if any) of a specific device.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SEXiaomi Mi 8Xiaomi Mi 6Xiaomi Mi 5 Exclusive Edition
Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
Prices
Xiaomi Mi 8
Prices
Xiaomi Mi 6
Prices
Xiaomi Mi 5 Exclusive Edition
Prices
Model aliasMi8 SE
Mi8SE
Mi8Mi6Mi5 Exclusive Edition
Mi 5 Pro
Mi5 Pro

Design

Information about the dimensions and weight of the device, shown in different measurement units. Body materials, available colors, certifications.

Width73.09 mm
7.31 cm
0.24 ft
2.88 in
74.8 mm
7.48 cm
0.25 ft
2.94 in
70.49 mm
7.05 cm
0.23 ft
2.78 in
69.2 mm
6.92 cm
0.23 ft
2.72 in
Height147.28 mm
14.73 cm
0.48 ft
5.8 in
154.9 mm
15.49 cm
0.51 ft
6.1 in
145.17 mm
14.52 cm
0.48 ft
5.72 in
144.55 mm
14.46 cm
0.47 ft
5.69 in
Thickness7.5 mm
0.75 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
7.6 mm
0.76 cm
0.02 ft
0.3 in
7.45 mm
0.75 cm
0.02 ft
0.29 in
7.25 mm
0.73 cm
0.02 ft
0.29 in
Weight164 g
0.36 lbs
5.78 oz
175 g
0.39 lbs
6.17 oz
168 g
0.37 lbs
5.93 oz
139 g
0.31 lbs
4.9 oz
Volume80.74 cm³
4.9 in³
88.06 cm³
5.35 in³
76.24 cm³
4.63 in³
72.52 cm³
4.4 in³
ColorsBlack
Blue
Silver
Black
Blue
White
Gold
Black
Blue
White
Green
Black
White
Gold
Body materialsMetal
Glass
Aluminium alloy
Glass
Metal
Ceramic
Ceramic
Metal

SIM card

The Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) is used in mobile devices for storing data authenticating the subscribers of mobile services.

SIM card typeNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIMNano-SIM
Number of SIM cards2222
FeaturesDual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)Dual SIM stand-by (Both cards are active. When one is busy, the other is not active)-

Networks

A mobile (cellular) network is a radio system, which allows a large number of mobile devices to communicate with each other.

GSMGSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
GSM 850 MHz
GSM 900 MHz
GSM 1800 MHz
GSM 1900 MHz
CDMACDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHzCDMA 800 MHz
CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMAW-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
W-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1700 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
W-CDMA 850 MHz
W-CDMA 900 MHz
W-CDMA 1900 MHz
W-CDMA 2100 MHz
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TD-SCDMATD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz
TD-SCDMA 2000 MHz
UMTS---UMTS 850 MHz
UMTS 900 MHz
UMTS 1900 MHz
UMTS 2100 MHz
LTELTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz Class 13
LTE 800 MHz
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1700/2100 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 1900 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 700 MHz (B12)
LTE 850 MHz
LTE 900 MHz
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)
LTE 1800 MHz
LTE 2100 MHz
LTE 2600 MHz
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

Mobile network technologies and bandwidth

Communication between devices within mobile networks is realized via various generations of network technologies, which provide different bandwidth.

Mobile network technologiesUMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 18
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA
UMTS
EDGE
GPRS
HSPA+
LTE Cat 12
EV-DO Rev. A
TD-SCDMA
TD-HSDPA

Operating system

Operating system is the system software, which manages and controls the functioning of the hardware components of the device.

Operating system (OS)MIUI V9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V9.5 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V10 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
MIUI V8.2 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V8.5.5 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V9.0.3 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V9.0 (Android 7.1.1 Nougat)
MIUI V9.2 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
MIUI V9.5.3 (Android 8.0 Oreo)
MIUI V7 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
MIUI V7.2 (Android 6.0 Marshmallow)
MIUI V8.2 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
MIUI V9.1.1 (Android 7.0 Nougat)
MIUI V9.2 (Android 8.0 Oreo)

System on Chip (SoC)

A system on a chip (SoC) includes into a single chip some of the main hardware components of the mobile device.

SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 710Qualcomm Snapdragon 845Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Process technology10 nm10 nm10 nm14 nm
CPU2x 2.2 GHz Kryo 360, 6x 1.7 GHz Kryo 3604x 2.8 GHz Kryo 385, 4x 1.8 GHz Kryo 3854x 2.45 GHz Kryo 280, 4x 1.9 GHz Kryo 2802x 2.15 GHz Kryo, 2x 1.6 GHz Kryo
CPU bits64 bit64 bit64 bit64 bit
Instruction setARMv8ARMv8-AARMv8-AARMv8-A
Level 1 cache memory (L1)-32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB32 KB + 32 KB
Level 2 cache memory (L2)-1536 KB
1.5 MB
3072 KB
3 MB
1536 KB
1.5 MB
Level 3 cache memory (L3)-2048 KB
2 MB
--
CPU cores8884
CPU frequency2200 MHz2800 MHz2450 MHz2150 MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 616Qualcomm Adreno 630Qualcomm Adreno 540Qualcomm Adreno 530
GPU frequency500 MHz710 MHz710 MHz624 MHz
RAM capacity4 GB
6 GB
6 GB4 GB
6 GB
4 GB
RAM typeLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4XLPDDR4
RAM channelsDouble channelDouble channelDouble channelDouble channel
RAM frequency1866 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz1866 MHz

Storage

Every mobile device has a built-in storage (internal memory) with a fixed capacity.

Storage64 GB64 GB
128 GB
256 GB
64 GB
128 GB
128 GB
--UFSUFS 2.0

Display

The display of a mobile device is characterized by its technology, resolution, pixel density, diagonal length, color depth, etc.

Type/technologySuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLEDIPSIPS
Diagonal size5.88 in
149.35 mm
14.94 cm
6.21 in
157.73 mm
15.77 cm
5.15 in
130.81 mm
13.08 cm
5.15 in
130.81 mm
13.08 cm
Width2.55 in
64.77 mm
6.48 cm
2.69 in
68.31 mm
6.83 cm
2.52 in
64.13 mm
6.41 cm
2.52 in
64.13 mm
6.41 cm
Height5.3 in
134.58 mm
13.46 cm
5.6 in
142.18 mm
14.22 cm
4.49 in
114.01 mm
11.4 cm
4.49 in
114.01 mm
11.4 cm
Aspect ratio2.078:12.081:11.778:1
16:9
1.778:1
16:9
Resolution1080 x 2244 pixels1080 x 2248 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density424 ppi
166 ppcm
402 ppi
158 ppcm
428 ppi
168 ppcm
428 ppi
168 ppcm
Color depth24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
24 bit
16777216 colors
Display area81.23 %84.09 %71.68 %73.33 %
Other featuresCapacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Display manufacturer - Samsung
Corning Gorilla Glass
2.5D curved glass screen
60000:1 contrast ratio
600 cd/m²
Display manufacturer - Samsung
Corning Gorilla Glass
2.5D curved glass screen
Always-On Display
60000:1 contrast ratio
600 cd/m²
430 cd/m² typical brightness
HDR10
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
2.5D curved glass screen
1500:1 contrast ratio
600 cd/m²
94.4% NTSC
Display manufacturer - LG Display / Japan Display Inc. / Sharp
Corning Gorilla Glass 4
16 lamp LED technology
1500:1 contrast ratio
600 cd/m²
95% NTSC

Sensors

Different sensors measure different physical quantities and convert them into signals recognizable by the mobile device.

SensorsProximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Infrared face recognition sensor
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Proximity
Light
Accelerometer
Compass
Gyroscope
Barometer
Fingerprint
Hall
Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1291Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1291
Infrared camera - OmniVision OV7251 (1/7.5-inch sensor; 3.0 μm)
Step detector
Step counter
Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1268 / GoodiX
Step detector
Step counter
Fingerprint sensor model - Fingerprint Cards FPC1245 / Synaptics

Primary camera

The primary camera of the mobile device is usually placed at its back and is used for taking photos and recording videos.

Sensor modelSony IMX363 Exmor RSSony IMX363 Exmor RSSony IMX386 Exmor RSSony IMX298 Exmor RS
Sensor typeCMOSCMOSCMOSCMOS
Sensor size--4.96 x 3.72 mm
0.24 in
5.22 x 3.92 mm
0.26 in
Pixel size--1.23 µm
0.00123 mm
1.132 µm
0.001132 mm
Crop factor--6.986.63
ISO100 - 3200100 - 3200100 - 3200100 - 3200
Aperturef/1.9f/1.8f/1.8f/2
Shutter speed---1/1000 - 32
Focal length-4.22 mm3.82 mm
26.66 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Flash typeDual LEDDual LEDDual LEDDual LED
Image resolution4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3024 pixels
12.19 MP
4032 x 3016 pixels
12.16 MP
4608 x 3456 pixels
15.93 MP
Video resolution3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
3840 x 2160 pixels
8.29 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
FeaturesAutofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Optical zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
RAW
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Optical image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
Macro mode
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
1080p @ 120 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 5 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K5E8 (#2)
Sensor type - CMOS BSI (#2)
Sensor size - 2.9 x 2.15 mm (#2)
Pixel size - 1.12 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.0 (#2)
Sensor size - 1/2.55"
Pixel size - 1.4 μm
Phase detection with Dual Pixel
4-axis OIS
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 21 mm
1080p @ 240 fps
720p @ 240 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M3 (ISOCELL) (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.4 (#2)
Phase detection
6-element lens
4-axis OIS
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 22 mm
720p @ 120 fps
Secondary rear camera - 12 MP (telephoto)
Sensor model - Samsung S5K3M3 (ISOCELL) (#2)
Sensor size - 1/3.4" (#2)
Pixel size - 1.0 μm (#2)
Aperture size - f/2.6 (#2)
5-element lens (#2)
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 52 mm (#2)
Phase detection
DTI technology (Deep Trench Isolation)
4-axis OIS
6-element lens
Sapphire crystal glass lens cover
720p @ 120 fps

Secondary camera

Secondary cameras are placed above the screen of the device and are usually used for video calls, gesture recognition, etc.

Sensor modelSamsung S5K2T7Samsung S5K3T1Sony IMX268 Exmor RSOmniVision OV4688
Sensor typeISOCELLISOCELLCMOSCMOS BSI
Sensor size--4.54 x 3.42 mm
0.22 in
5.44 x 3.07 mm
0.25 in
Pixel size--1.391 µm
0.001391 mm
2.024 µm
0.002024 mm
Crop factor--7.616.93
Aperturef/2f/2f/2f/2
Focal length-3.58 mm3.14 mm
23.9 mm *(35 mm / full frame)
-
Flash typeLED---
Image resolution5120 x 3840 pixels
19.66 MP
5120 x 3840 pixels
19.66 MP
3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP
2688 x 1512 pixels
4.06 MP
Video resolution1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP
Video FPS30 fps30 fps30 fps30 fps
Sensor size - 1/2.8"
Pixel size - 2.0 μm (4-to-1 pixel binning)
Face recognition
Pixel size - 1.8 μm
Focal length (35 mm equivalent) - 18 mm
Wide-angle lens - 80°Wide-angle lens - 80°
Self-timer

Audio

Information about the type of speakers and the audio technologies supported by the device.

SpeakerLoudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Loudspeaker
Earpiece
Headphone adapterHeadphone adapterHeadphone adapterQualcomm WCD9335 DAC

Radio

The radio in a mobile device is a built-in FM radio receiver.

RadioNoNoNoNo

Tracking/Positioning

Information about the positioning and navigation technologies supported by the device.

Tracking/PositioningGPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
Galileo
A-GPS
GPS (L1+L5)
GLONASS (L1)
BeiDou (B1)
Galileo (E1+E5a)
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou
GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
BeiDou

Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is a technology that provides wireless data connections between various devices within a short range.

Wi-Fi802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi Display
2x2 MU-MiMO2x2 MU-MiMO2x2 MU-MiMOMU-MiMO

Bluetooth

Bluetooth is a standard for secure wireless data transfer between different types of devices over short distances.

Version5.05.05.04.2
FeaturesA2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
LE
A2DP
HID

USB

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard that allows different electronic devices to exchange data.

Connector typeUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Version2.02.02.02.0
FeaturesCharging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go
Charging
Host
Mass storage
On-The-Go

Headphone jack

The headphone jack is an audio phone connector, a.k.a. an audio jack. The most widely used one in mobile devices is the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Headphone jackNoNoNoYes

Connectivity

Information about other important connectivity technologies supported by the devices.

ConnectivityComputer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
Tethering
DLNA
NFC
VoLTE
Computer sync
OTA sync
Infrared
NFC
VoLTE

Browser

A web browser is a software application for accessing, fetching, displaying and navigating through information on the World Wide Web.

BrowserHTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3
HTML
HTML5
CSS 3

Audio file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various audio file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital audio data.

Audio file formats/codecsAAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
aptX HD
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
aptX
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
aptX HD
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV
AAC
AAC+
AMR
AMR-WB
eAAC+
FLAC
MIDI
MP3
OGG
WMA
WAV

Video file formats/codecs

Mobile devices support various video file formats and codecs, which respectively store and code/decode digital video data.

Video file formats/codecs3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid
3GPP
AVI
DivX
H.263
H.264
H.265
MKV
MP4
VC-1
Xvid

Battery

The batteries of mobile devices differ in capacity and technology. They provide the electrical charge needed for the functioning of the devices.

Capacity3120 mAh3400 mAh3350 mAh3000 mAh
TypeLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-PolymerLi-Polymer
2G talk time---33 h
1980 min
1.4 days
2G stand-by time269 h
16140 min
11.2 days
--250 h
15000 min
10.4 days
3G talk time---25 h
1500 min
1 days
3G stand-by time269 h
16140 min
11.2 days
--250 h
15000 min
10.4 days
4G stand-by time---200 h
12000 min
8.3 days
Charger output power5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
5 V / 3 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
5 V / 2.5 A
9 V / 2 A
12 V / 1.5 A
Quick charge technologyQualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
FeaturesFast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
Fast charging
Non-removable
-Battery model: BM3E--

Specific Absorption Rate (SAR)

The SAR rating shows the amount of electromagnetic radiation absorbed by the human body when using a mobile device, expressed in W/kg.

Head SAR (EU)-0.701 W/kg0.409 W/kg0.376 W/kg
Body SAR (EU)-1.662 W/kg1.55 W/kg0.798 W/kg
Head SAR (USA)-1.01 W/kg-0.703 W/kg
Body SAR (USA)-1.32 W/kg-1.422 W/kg

Additional features

Some devices have additional features, different from the standard ones above, but equally important and worth mentioning.

Additional features--Weight - 182 g (Ceramic)-
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