Xiaomi Mi 8 Review

12 June 2018, 16:35:13

Xiaomi Mi 8 Review
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Networks, calls and connectivity

Xiaomi Mi 8 has a dual Nano-SIM card tray with no option for memory extension. Simultaneous 4G LTE support is available for both cards as well as dual-card VoLTE HD voice 2. The device can be used literally worldwide as it supports most of the available network bands. The exact list of supported bands is as follows: 2G GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 2.5G CDMA 800 MHz, 3G W-CDMA (850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 MHz), 3G TD-SCDMA (1900, 2000 MHz), 4G LTE (700 MHz Class 17, 700 MHz (B12), 800, 850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100, 2600 MHz), and LTE-TDD (1900, 2300, 2500, 2600). 4x4 MIMO LTE Cat. 18 is supported as well - all this is due to the integrated X20 LTE modem that supports download speeds of up to 1.2Gbps and upload speeds of up to 150Mbps. The call quality with our review unit has been excellent at all times in various settings both in 3G and 4G networks.
The wireless connectivity options of the Mi 8 include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with 2x2 Mu MiMO, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Display, Bluetooth 5 with aptX HD support. In addition, Android Oreo includes a Wi-Fi Assistant that will connect you automatically to high quality public wireless networks when enabled. The handset employs a fully-blown NFC feature - it can be used not only for transferring files but also lets your smartphone function as a medium for secure payments. In China, you can also use it for public transport. Currently, 167 cities are supported. Mi 8 has a USB Type-C 2.0 port with OTG support and no 3.5 mm jack. The latter is compensated by a Type-C headphone adapter provided in the package.
Xiaomi Mi 8 is the first smartphone in the world that offers dual-band GPS - simultaneous reception of L1 and L5 bands. This increases accuracy, especially in urban areas. The model works with GPS: L1+L5, Galileo: E1+E5a, GLONASS: L1, and Beidou: B1. Our review unit has managed to detect satellites from all very quickly with an accuracy of up to 4 meters.

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