Comparison: Xiaomi Mi 9 vs Apple iPhone 8

We compare the Xiaomi Mi 9 (Price) to the Apple iPhone 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 high-end phones.

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

Mi 9 vs iPhone 8. Size comparison

The back.

Mi 9 vs iPhone 8. View of main cameras

Mi 9 vs iPhone 8


Main features and specification at a glance:

Mi 9

  • Introduced
    February 2019
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    Android 9 (Pie)
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    6.39" - 1080 x 2340
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    157.5x74.7x7.6mm³
  • Weight
    173g
  • Price*
    c. $449.00
  • Datasheet
    Xiaomi Mi 9

iPhone 8

  • Introduced
    September 2017
  • Category
    High-end
  • OS
    iOS 11
  • Body
    Aluminum and Glass
  • Display
    4.7" - 750 x 1334
  • Main camera
    12 Megapixel
  • Video
    3840 x 2160 Pixel
  • Dims
    138.4x67.3x7.3mm³
  • Weight
    148g
  • Price*
    c. $799.00
  • Datasheet
    Apple iPhone 8

* Cheapest model when introduced.

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

BODY & DIMENSIONS

Mi 9

iPhone 8

BodyAluminum and GlassAluminum and Glass
Dims157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6mm³138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3mm³
Weight173g148g
Colors Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color Xiaomi Body Color Apple Body Color Apple Body Color Apple Body Color Apple Body Color
ProtectionKeine AngabeIP67

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Smartphone Stand Cradle Portrait Landscape.

DISPLAY

Mi 9

iPhone 8

Horizontal1.080px.750px.
Vertical2.340px.1.334px.
Ratio19.5:916:9
Diagonal (in.)6.39"4.7"
Diagonal (mm)162mm119mm
Density403ppi326ppi
TypeSuper AMOLEDLCD (IPS)

Recommendation: For cleaning LCD and OLED displays, pre-moistened wipes give the best results. We recommend the iCloth Cleaning Wipes:

Smartphone LCD OLED Display Cloth Cleaner

HARDWARE

Mi 9

iPhone 8

Processor/SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 855Apple A11 Bionic
CPU cores86
Clock rate2.840MHz2.100MHz
GPUQualcomm Adreno 640SoC
GPU cores??
RAM*8GB2GB
ROM*128GB256GB
Expandable--

* Maximum

PHONE, RADIO & NAVIGATION

Mi 9

iPhone 8

SIMNanoNano
Slots*21
GPRS 2G**44
UMTS 3G**45
LTE 4G**1424
Wlan (802.11)a, b, g, n, aca, b, g, n, ac
Bluetooth5.05.0
NFC
GPS
Glonass
Beidou
Galileo

* Maximum
** Bands

Recommendation: Fantastic sound quality and maximum portablility in a sleek package. We recommend the Bluetooth-connected Bose SoundLink Mini:

Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker iPhone Android.

PHOTO

Mi 9

iPhone 8

Main cameraTripleSingle
    Focal length12mm28mm
    F-stopF1.8F1.8
    Resolution12 MP12 MP
    Stabilizer
    Zoom4.5x-
Selfie camera
    Resolution20 MP7 MP
Slow motion
Time lapse
RAW format
Panorama
HDR
Macro
Geotagging

VIDEO

Mi 9

iPhone 8

Main camera3840 x 21603840 x 2160
...max FPS6060
4K video
Selfie camera1920 x 10801920 x 1080
...max FPS3030

SENSORS

Mi 9

iPhone 8

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

CONNECTIVITY

Mi 9

iPhone 8

USB 2
USB 3
USB conn.USB-CApple proprietary
USB OTG
Headphones
Infrared

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TBI Pro Bluetooth Headphones.

BATTERY

Mi 9

iPhone 8

Size3.3001.821
Quick Charge
Wireless Charge
Removable

Our rating of the Xiaomi Mi 9

No rating available.

Our rating of the Apple iPhone 8

No rating available.

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