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Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specs and Price

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The least of the flagships unveiled by Xiaomi is the Xiaomi Mii 8 SE, a compact version of the Xiaomi Mi 8. With a smaller build and at a cheaper price in case you are not a fan of big sized smartphones. In terms of specs, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is also relatively shy of specs with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset. There’s also a close quality of build to the original flagship with a glass material and a notch too.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Key Specs and Features

  • 5.88-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2244 pixels (423 ppi)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 CPU with 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB built-in storage space with no expansion
  • Dual 12MP + 8MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Face Unlock
  • Fingerprint sensor (rear)
  • 3, 120mAh non removable Li-Po battery

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Design and Display

In reality, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is the minimized version of the original Mi 8 with the typical iPhone X build and notched display. Also, it parts with the gradually dwindling 3.5mm audio jack replaced by the USB Type-C. However, it does come with an audio jack to USB Type-C adapter which is very easy to misplace considering its small size.

Asides the obvious notch the screen occupies most of the surface but with a little chin at the bottom and no bezels at the side. Like the other Mi 8 family, this is a Super AMOLED display which is quite popular for its deep blacks and interesting visibility. Going up to 2244 x 1080 pixels resolution, the display is colourful and sized at 5.88-inch.

Battery and Camera

Carrying a standard 3, 120mAh battery, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is good for up to a day of use on a full charge. These days, that is about what we get on most flagship which is not much but is enough. There is also a complimentary fast charge but no wireless charge same as the others.

A slight reduction has been made to the camera quality here, although, you still have dual rear setup which entails much less premium sensors. The two cameras include a main 12MP camera and a secondary 5MP camera for more background depth as well as lossless zoom. Up in the notch, the smartphone carries a 20MP camera which is pretty much what is in the flagship.

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Hardware an Software

You are in good hands with the new Qualcomm chipset which if you ask me is top of the line in performance at least for the Lite version of a flagship such as the Xiaomi Mi 8. The SoC in question is a Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 processor an Adreno 616 GPU for crunching graphics with finesse.

Another thing one with finesse ios multitasking which is smooth all thanks to 4GB of internal memory or better still 6GB RAM in the higher variant. For storing files, you are awarded 64GB space, which on an average is enough but could be insufficient for some considering it is not expandable. As for the OS, it has Android 8.1 Oreo in conjunction with MIUI 9.5 customisation on top.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Pricing and Availability

It is unclear when the smartphone will be available well enough but is slated for about 160, 000 Naira depending on the location and the deal.

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (MIUI 9.5)
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710
  • GPU: Adreno 616
  • Memory: 4GB/6GBGB RAM
  • Colours: Gray, Blue, Red, Gold
  • Dimension: 147.3 x 73.1 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 164g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 5.88-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2244 pixels
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP camera, 2160p Video@60fps, 1080p Video@30/120fps
  • Rear Camera Features: dual pixel phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
  • Front Camera: 20MP camera, 10800p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB
  • Memory Card Support:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes, 42.2/5.76Mbps
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE-A Cat 15 800/150Mbps
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP. LE
  • NFC:
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.1


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
  • Video Player: MP4/DivX/XviD/WMV/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack:


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant:
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 120mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel is a prolific Tech Writer, Gadget Enthusiast, and Electronic Device geek. He has written over 500 articles on NaijaTechGuide covering Mobile Phones. He has an absolute love for writing about devices ranging from Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, VR and AR Devices, Drones, Fitness Trackers to other Wearables in general.

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