Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition is the variant with in-screen fingerprint and transparent body design. On the other hand, Xiaomi Black Shark is the high end gaming phone with liquid cooling. Which device features the best specifications? Let’s compare the specs of Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition and Xiaomi Black Shark.
Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition aka Mi8 EE features a 6.21-inches AMOLED display with 2248 x 1080 pixels and it has top notch like iPhone X. This smartphone is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 845 SDM845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 GPU. Xiaomi Mi8 Explorer Edition is available in several variants – 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM and 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM. The Mi8 Explorer Edition doesn’t have 3.5mm audio jack and microSD slot for storage expansion. In other words, users are able to listen to music through USB Type-C to 3.5mm converter.
Mi8 Explorer Edition has a dual camera module on the back – 12MP wide-angles lens (f/1.8 aperture) + 12MP telephoto lens (f/2.4 aperture). Other key camera features such as LED flash, 4-axis OIS, Optical zoom, Dual PD focus, Dual Pixel, AI Smart Photo and etc. Meanwhile the front-facing camera is a 20MP shooter with 3D Beautification. The operating system of Mi8 EE is MIUI 9.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. The battery is a 3,000mAh battery with QC4+. The fingerprint sensor is under the display and it also has 3D face unlock feature as well. Mi8 EE is also the first smartphone to have dual frequency GPS. The transparent black body design also the device standout from other flagships.
XIaomi Black Shark features a 5.99-inches IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.This smartphone is powered by 64-bit Snapdragon 845 SDM845 octa-core processor with Adreno 630 GPU. The RAM options are 6GB and 8GB while the internal storage options are 64GB and 128GB. Unfortunately, there is no microSD slot for expansion. Hence, it would be best to go for the largest internal storage option.
Xiaomi Black Shark has dual camera module on the back – 12MP (Sony IMX486 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, 1.25um pixel size) + 20MP (Sony IMX376 sensor, f/1.75 aperture, 1.0um pixel size). Other key camera features such as Dual tone LED flash, 6p lens, PDAF, HDR and etc. Meanwhile the front-facing camera is a 20MP shooter with f/2.2 aperture. The operating system of Xiaomi Black Shark is Joy UI based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The battery is a 4,000mAh battery with QC 3.0. Apart from the standard hardware above, the Black Shark Gaming Phone also comes with Liquid Cooling that able to reduce the temperature up to 8-degree while gaming and it also has a SHARK gaming key.
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