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Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GB vs Xiaomi Mi 8 128GB

Side by side comparison, pros, cons, differences between Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Xiaomi Mi 8 phones with full specifications. What's the best?

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Compare Xiaomi Mi 8 X06Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GB
Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GB
5.97"
AMOLED

1080x2340

48
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3070
mAh

(Non removable)

vs
Xiaomi Mi 8 128GB
6.21"
AMOLED

1080x2248

12
MP

20mp

6GB
RAM

64bit Octa

3400
mAh

(Non removable)

What's the best phone? The PhoneMore's choice is Xiaomi Mi 8 128GB

The phonemore's choice is much more technical than personal, so don't just evaluate it. Our goal is to help, but what's important to us may not be important to you. You decide which is the best! Comment!


06 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GB
Mi 9 SE 128GBvsMi 8 128GB
 13%13%
+Lighter
155 grams (5.43 ounces)vs175 grams (6.13 ounces)
 2%2%
+Thinner
7.45 millimeters (0.29 inches)vs7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
 4%4%
+Higher resolution screen
1080x2340 pixelsvs1080x2248 pixels
 7%7%
+Crisper display of text, images and video because it has more pixels per inch (ppi)
432 PPIvs402 PPI
 188%100%
+Higher resolution main camera
(triple camera) 48MP + 13MP + 8MPvs(dual camera) 12MP + 12MP
 28%28%
+The larger sensor camera lets you take photos with better depth
1/2" inchesvs1/2.55" inches

06 Advantages Xiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Mi 8 128GBvsMi 9 SE 128GB
 4%4%
+Larger screen
6.21"vs5.97"
Advantage
+The zoom allows for better focus and approach to take pictures
Digital and optical zoomvsOnly digital zoom
Advantage
+Image stabilization prevents blurry photos and helps in recording motion video
OIS (4-axis): Optical stabilizationvsEIS: Digital stabilization
 28%28%
+Faster for surfing the internet and download files
(4G+ LTE-A) 1024 Mbpsvs(4G+ LTE-A) 800 Mbps
Advantage
+Sensors help you use the device
BarometervsNot supported
 11%11%
+Battery - higher amperage (mAh) allows more device usage time, but it also depends on the hardware and use
3400 mAhvs3070 mAh

39 Common items in both devices
2.3Ghz 64bit Octa-Core
6GB LPDDR4X
128GB (109GB user available) / 128GB (110GB user available)
UFS 2.1
Aluminum frame, front/back glass
Super AMOLED
16 million
Dual LED flash
LDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocus / PDAF: phase detection autofocus
HDR photo on both cameras
f/1.8 (aperture)
(front) 20MP
4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels)
Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
4G+ LTE-A
Capacitive
Multitouch
Type-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Fingerprint (under display) / Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Face recognition (unlock)
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Speakerphone
Video calling
Vibrating alert
2 slots Dual-SIM
Active noise cancellation
A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou / A-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNA
5.0 version A2DP/LE
NFC
USB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Gorilla Glass 6 / Gorilla Glass 5
+ COMMON ITEMS

Check the comparison table below for more items that are not evaluated in comparison score above.

Model and physical featuresXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
ModelMi 9 SE 128GBMi 8 128GB
Also known as小米9 SE, Xiaomi Mi9 SE 6GB RAM M1903F2A, Xiaomi Grus小米8, Xiaomi Mi8 6GB RAM, Xiaomi Dipper
Country or region availableChinaVarious (International)ChinaHong KongTaiwanVarious (International)
BrandXiaomiXiaomi
Release dateMarch, 2019June, 2018
Depth7.45 millimeters (0.29 inches)7.6 millimeters (0.3 inches)
Size (width x height)70.5 x 147.5 millimeters (2.78 x 5.81 in)74.8 x 154.9 millimeters (2.94 x 6.1 in)
Weight155 grams (5.43 ounces)175 grams (6.13 ounces)
Qwerty physical keyboardNot supportedNot supported
AntennaInternal antennaInternal antenna
Build, materialsAluminum frame, front/back glassAluminum frame, front/back glass
Protection against water and othersNot supportedNot supported
Operating system (OS)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Operating systemAndroid 9.0 PieAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Firmware updatefeature not registeredAndroid 9.0 Pie
HardwareXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Architecture - Chipset64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SDM712 (10nm)64bit - Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 MSM8998 (10nm)
CPU processor2.3Ghz Octa-Core Kryo 360Octa-Core, 2 processors:
2.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Gold
1.8Ghz Quad-Core Kryo 385 Silver
GPU graphical controllerQualcomm Adreno 616 610MhzQualcomm Adreno 630 710Mhz
RAM memory6GB LPDDR4X6GB LPDDR4X
Internal storage128GB (109GB user available)
UFS 2.1
128GB (110GB user available)
UFS 2.1
External storageNot supportedNot supported
DisplayXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Display typeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED
Screen size5.97" inches6.21" inches
Screen-to-body ratio~84.1% (screen-to-body ratio)~83.8% (screen-to-body ratio)
TouchscreenCapacitive MultitouchCapacitive Multitouch
Display resolution1080x2340 pixels1080x2248 pixels
Pixel density (dot pitch)432 PPI402 PPI
Colors16 million16 million
Scratch-resistant glassGorilla Glass 6Gorilla Glass 5
Mobile networks and dataXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Dual-SIMDual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
Dual SIM Standby - Call active on one sim card
(dedicated slot)
SIM card2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
2 slots Dual-SIM
nano-SIM (4FF)
GSM Mhz bandQuad-Band 850/900/1800/1900Quad-Band 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 2G networkCDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900CDMA 800, GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Primary 3G networkCDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1900/2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
TD-SCDMA 1900/2000
UMTS 850/900/1700/1900/2100
Primary 4G/5G networkLTE Cat15/13 (Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8)
TD-LTE (Bands 34, 38, 39, 40, 41)
VoLTE
LTE Cat16 (Bands 1,2,3,4,5,7,8,12,17,20)
TD-LTE (Bands 34,38,39,40,41)
VoLTE
Primary data networkGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-AGPRS, EDGE, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev 0, CDMA2000 EV-DO Rev A, TD-SCDMA, UMTS, TD-HSDPA, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+, TD-LTE, LTE, LTE-A
Secondary 2G networkGSM 850/900/1800/1900GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Secondary 3G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary 4G networkNot supportedNot supported
Secondary data networkGPRS, EDGEGPRS, EDGE
Maximum download/upload800/150 Mbps1024/150 Mbps
Messaging and callingXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
MessagingSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mailSMS (T9), MMS, E-mail, Push mail
SpeakerphoneSupportedSupported
Video callingSupportedSupported
Call controlVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commandsVoice dialing, Voice recorder, Voice commands
Primary / back cameraXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Main camera(triple camera)
48 megapixels
13MP ultrawide (f/2.4 1.12µm)
8MP telephoto (f/2.4 1.12µm PDAF)
(dual camera)
12 megapixels
12MP telephoto (f/2.4 1/3.4" 1.0µm AF 2x-zoom)
Main camera resolution8000x6000 pixels4000x3000 pixels
Video recording (primary)4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps4K UHD (3840x2160 pixels) 30 fps
FlashDual LED flashDual LED flash
Focal aperturef/1.8 (aperture)f/1.8 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor size1/2" inches1/2.55" inches
Pixel size0.8µm pixel1.4µm pixel
AutofocusLDAF/PDAF: laser/phase detection autofocusPDAF: phase detection autofocus
Touch focusSupportedSupported
Image stabilizationEIS: Digital stabilizationOIS (4-axis): Optical stabilization
ZoomOnly digital zoomDigital and optical zoom
Face/smile detectionFace detection, Smile detectionFace detection, Smile detection
BSI sensorNot supportedNot supported
HDRHDR photo on both camerasHDR photo on both cameras
Front / secondary cameraXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Front camera20 megapixels20 megapixels
Front camera resolution5184x3840 pixels5184x3840 pixels
Video recording (secondary)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)Full HD (1920x1080 pixels)
Front flashNot supportedNot supported
Focal aperturef/2.0 (aperture)f/2.0 (aperture)
Focal lengthfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Sensor sizefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Pixel size0.9µm pixel1.8µm pixel
MultimediaXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
RadioNot supportedNot supported
TVNot supportedNot supported
Video formatsMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, XviD, MKVMP4, H.265, H.264, H.263, DivX, XviD, WMV
Audio formatsMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLACMP3, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, FLAC
Connectivity and interfacesXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
USBUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-GoUSB 2.0 Type-C, USB OTG On-The-Go
TV outputNot supportedNot supported
Audio outputType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapterType-C jack with 3.5mm jack adapter
Bluetooth5.0 version A2DP/LE5.0 version A2DP/LE
WiFi802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)802.11 a/b/g/n/ac + MIMO (2.4Ghz/5Ghz)
DLNASupportedSupported
NFCSupportedSupported
GPSA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDouA-GPS, GeoTagging, GLONASS, GALILEO, BeiDou, QZSS
Infrared portSupportedNot supported
Other functionsXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
Active noise cancellationSupportedSupported
Vibrating alertSupportedSupported
RingtonesPolyphonic and customizedPolyphonic and customized
Web browserHTML, XHTML, HTML5HTML, XHTML, HTML5
Java / Flash playerNot supportedNot supported
SensorsAccelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (under display)
Accelerometer
Proximity
Compass
Ambient Light
Gyroscope
Barometer
Hall effect
Face recognition (unlock)
Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
Other features- Colors: Gray, Violet, Blue
- MIUI 10
- HDR10 display
- Quick Charge 4+
- WiFi direct, hotspot
- Colors: Black, Blue, White, Gold
- MIUI 9.5
- 600nit / DCI-P3 / HDR10 display
- Always-On Display
- Quick Charge 4.0+
- WiFi display
- WiFi direct, hotspot
Power supply and autonomyXiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
BatteryLiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
LiPo - Li-Ion polymer (Non removable)
Fast battery charging
Battery capacity3070 mAh3400 mAh
Battery model / charger (watts)18W18W
Talk timefeature not registeredfeature not registered
Standbyfeature not registeredfeature not registered
Radiation rate (SAR)Xiaomi Mi 9 SE 128GBXiaomi Mi 8 128GB
SAR USA, Mexico, Colombiafeature not registeredfeature not registered
SAR European Union, UKfeature not registeredfeature not registered