A few hours ago the new Xiaomi flagship was presented and we have already put our batteries to compare it with its direct rivals. Next you will discover what she brings to offer the Xiaomi Mi 8 vs. Galaxy S9 Plus, Huawei P20 Pro and OnePlus 6. Who gives more for the lowest price?
Looking at the specifications of the Xiaomi Mi 8, it can be confirmed that it is an animal that leaves other top of the range in a bad way. Its price, design and specifications play in favor for it to succeed in the market. But will it be enough to leave behind the phone with the best camera and other devices with great features? Let’s find out the answer below!
Xiaomi Mi 8 vs Galaxy S9+ vs Huawei P20 Pro vs OnePlus 6: comparison table
|specs||Xiaomi Mi 8||Samsung Galaxy S9+||Huawei P20 Pro||One Plus 6|
|Dimensions and weight||154.9×74.8x 7.6mm and 170 grams||158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm and 189 grams||155 x 73.9 x 7.8 mm and 180 grams||155.7 × 75.35 × 7.75mm and 177 grams|
|Screen||6.21-inch AMOLED in 18.7: 9 format and Full HD + resolution (2280 x 1080)||6.2 inches with a resolution of 2960 x 1440 pixels||6.1 inches with Full HD + resolution and OLED panel||6.28-inch AMOLED with Full HD + resolution (2280 × 1080p) and 19: 9 screen ratio|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 graphics||Exynos 9810 Octa-core 2.8GHz, GPU Mali+G72 MP18||Huawei Kirin 970 Octa-core (4x Cortex-A73 @ 2.4GHz + 4x Cortex-A53 @ 1.8GHz)
GPU ARM Mali+G72 MP12
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|RAM||6GB||6GB||6GB||6GB / 8GB|
|Internal storage||64, 128 or 256GB||64 GB (varies by market)||128GB||64 / 128GB|
|Operating system||MIUI 10 under Android Oreo||Android 8.0 Oreos||Android 8.1 Oreo under the EMUI 8.1 layer||Android 8.1 Oreo under the OxygenOS 5.1 customization layer|
|Drums||3,400 mAh with Quick Charge 4+||3,500 mAh with fast and wireless charging||4,000 mAh with fast charge||3,300 mAh with Dash Charge (5V / 4A)|
rear: Double sensor with two 12 MP + 12 MP lenses with f/1.8 and f/2.4. It has PDAF, 4-axis OIS, Dual LED Flash, AR and AI stickers
20MP at f/2.0
rear: Dual 12-megapixel sensor with optical image stabilization on both. f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture
8 megapixels with f/1.7 aperture
40 MP + 20 MP + 8 MP triple sensor with 3X OIS, fps color and temperature sensor
24 MP integrated in the notch with opening f / 2.0
16 + 20 MP with Sony IMX519 sensor
with f/1.7, 1/2.6″ and 1.22μm pixel size.
|connectivity||Dual Band AC Wi-Fi
|Wi-Fi 802.11ac Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
|Prices||From 360 euros||From 667 euros on Amazon||From 682 euros on Amazon||519 and 569 euros|
Design and screen: ruled by the notch
They are all phablets with elegant design in each section. The only one that is not infected with the famous notch is the Galaxy S9 Plus. Thus, the other mobiles resemble the iPhone X by having this feature on the screen.
The largest screen is that of OnePlus when acquiring a 6.28-inch screen. Then we have the recently presented Xiaomi Mi 8, the Galaxy S9 Plus and finally the P20 Pro. However, the difference is very little and if you want a terminal with a large screen you will like any of them.
Hardware: don’t lack power
Each phone has a different chip for its power. But, without a doubt, it could be said that the Snapdragon 845 of the Mi 8 is the one that stands out the most. This chip scored 301,000 on AnTuTu and has a structure that allows it to fly through every task with the device. Then we have an Exynos 9810 (from the Galaxy S9 Plus), a Kirin 970 (for the P20 Pro), and a Snapdragon 835 (from the OnePlus 6). In terms of power, none of them lack anything and you will not have problems running heavy applications either..
On the other hand, in the RAM memory part, there are no differences when having 6 GB versions, although the OnePlus 6 and the Xiaomi Mi 8 have an 8 GB version. Furthermore, regarding the internal storage, we find versions ranging from 64 GB to 128 GB (256GB for the Mi 8).
Camera: the kings of the photographic section
One of the topics that I like the most about the comparisons is photography. In this sense, you are in front of the mobiles with the best camera on the market. And I’m not saying it, because the ratings have been published by the gentlemen of DxOMark. In these laboratories it has been revealed that the P20 Pro continues to lead with 109 points. Then we have the Galaxy S9 and Xiaomi Mi 8, both scoring 99 to rank fourth and fifth respectively.
The review of the OnePlus 6 camera has not yet been published, but we have already seen how this mobile takes photos and videos and the truth is that the results are very good. In conclusion, each and every one of these devices have good cameras so you can take photos and videos in all scenarios without problems.
Each and every one of these terminals have the NFC payment system and USB-C. If we talk about a notable difference, it should be noted that the Xiaomi Mi 8 has arrived with dual GPS that allows it to have a minimum margin of error of only 30 cm. Thanks to this, we will be better located when we go to an address by car, bicycle or even on foot.
This is where the balance is a little unbalanced. Here we have all the prices of these terminals:
- Xiaomi Mi 8 – the cheapest of all: it has been presented for the sum of 360 euros in its 6 GB + 64 GB version.
- One Plus 6: It is available on Amazon from 519 euros.
- Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus: available on Amazon for the sum of 667 euros.
- Huawei P20 Pro: from 682 euros on Amazon.
At this point it should be noted that the Mi 8 will rise in price for shipping, customs, etc. However, it is still an offer that will not be overlooked when it can be purchased.
Whichever way you look at them, here you have the best in camera, design and hardware. Each mobile boasts excellent design and good performance. Of course, if you want to buy the cheapest one on the list, you will have to wait a couple of days. Meanwhile, you can evaluate if you buy any of the other 3. Here you will see the link to buy them from Amazon at a good price.