Comparison: Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Xiaomi Mi 8

We compare the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE (Price) to the Xiaomi Mi 8 (Price): Which smartphone has the better camera and the larger display? Which has more memory, better features and a larger battery? We look at all differences.

Both smartphones can be categorized as mid-range phones.

Here are both mobile phone side by side; the Mi 9 SE on the left, the Mi 8 on the right:

Mi 9 SE vs Mi 8. Size comparison

The back. The Mi 8's dual camera is clearly visible:

Mi 9 SE vs Mi 8. View of main cameras

Mi 9 SE vs Mi 8


Main features and specification at a glance:

Mi 9 SE

  • Introduced
    May 2019
  • Category
    Mid-range
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    5.97" - 1080 x 2340
  • Main camera
    48 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    147.5x70.5x7.5mm³
  • Weight
    155g
  • Price*
    c. $369.00
  • Datasheet
    Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

  • Introduced
    June 2018
  • Category
    Mid-range
  • OS
    Android 8 (Oreo)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.2" - 1080 x 2248
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    154.9x74.8x7.6mm³
  • Weight
    175g
  • Price*
    c. $549.00
  • Datasheet
    Xiaomi Mi 8

* Cheapest model when introduced.

Let's compare features and specs in more detail, with the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE again in the left and the Xiaomi Mi 8 in the right column. Body comes first:

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims147.5 x 70.5 x 7.5mm³154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6mm³
Weight155g175g
Colors Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color
ProtectionKeine AngabeKeine Angabe

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DISPLAY

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

Horizontal1.080px.1.080px.
Vertical2.340px.2.248px.
Ratio19.5:918:9
Diagonal (in.)5.97"6.2"
Diagonal (mm)152mm157mm
Density432ppi402ppi
TypeSuper AMOLEDSuper AMOLED

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HARDWARE

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

Processor/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 712Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
CPU cores88
Clock rate2.300MHz2.800MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 616Qualcomm Adreno 630
GPU cores??
RAM*6GB8GB
ROM*128GB128GB
Expandable--

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

SIMNanoNano
Slots*22
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**44
LTE 4G**1014
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, n, aca, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth5.05.0
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

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PHOTO

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

Main cameraTripleDual
    Focal length12mm26mm
    F-stopF1.8F1.8
    Resolution48 MP12 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom4.5x2.0x
Selfie camera
    Resolution20 MP20 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

Main camera3840 x 21603840 x 2160
...max FPS3030
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Pressure
Hall effect
RGB light
Barometer
Magnetometer
Proximity
Iris
Heart rate
Fingerprint

CONNECTIVITY

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CUSB-C
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

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BATTERY

Mi 9 SE

Mi 8

Size3.0703.400
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE

No rating available.

Our rating of the Xiaomi Mi 8

No rating available.

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