In addition to the usual step tracking features you'd expect, the Mi Band 3 can also show messages, caller ID, the weather forecast, alarms and more. The Mi Mix 2S features this chip as well. The new aspect ratio will be put to use by the full-screen display gesture. OnePlus 6, on the other hand has an nearly same 6.28-inch full HD+ Optic AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. Honor 10 has an aurora glass design which changes colours from different angles. How does Xiaomi's latest offering compete with the OnePlus 6? The top variant of the Mi 8, dubbed the "Explorer Edition", presumably due to its transparent glass back, even lifted wholesale Apple's animated emojis (animojis).
For users who prefer a smaller handset and are willing to sacrifice some processing performance, the Mi 8 uses a whittled down 5.88-inch display with a recently introduced Snapdragon 710 SoC. At its heart, the device runs on Snapdragon 845 chipset aided by a 6GB RAM/64GB storage and 8GB RAM/128GB storage variant. In the memory department, Redmi Y2 is expected to be offered in two configurations at launch in the country - 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Mi 8 comes with 6GB of RAM and 64/128 and 256GB of internal storage. The cameras are equipped with Dual pixel autofocus, AIportraits, AIscene detection, and video editing software.
The Mi 8 has a pair of 12-megapixel cameras on the back side and a 20-MP snapper on the front. The company says the rear-facing camera team earned a photo score of 105 from DxOMark, good for fourth-place on the outlet's leaderboard, though we saw a score of 99 and a fifth-place position at the site. The 12MP telephoto lens has a f/2.4 aperture. The front camera has features such as AI-enabled bokeh mode, beautification features, etc. Honor 10 also has dual cameras comprising of 24-megapixel and 16-megapixel sensors with 4K recording capabilities.
If you liked the look of the Xiaomi Mi Band 2, it's nearly certain you'll like the design of the Mi Band 3 as the design is remarkably similar. This results in enhanced portrait photography, again like the iPhone X. Android Oreo is on board with Xiaomi's proprietary MIUI 10 layered on top.
Xiaomi has a history of, uh, taking inspiration from Apple when designing its own brand phones, the Mi 8 is no exception. There's a regular fingerprint sensor nested at the back of the device, and that's perfectly fine. The display notch is not as prominent as the one on the Mi 8, and houses the earpiece, front camera, LED notification light and sensors. The OnePlus 6 retains the 3.5-mm headphone jack.
There's also an NFC model of the Mi Band 3, which has a higher price tag of 199 yuan, which is still only £24/$31. A proper price comparison can not be made since we don't have the Indian pricing for Mi 8.
Xiaomi has announced its new flagship phone, and it looks to be the company's best so far.