Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro Hand-on Review

Monday, 10 December 2018 13:57:10 Asia/Singapore

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro price in Singapore

Xiaomi has taken a new approach in manufacturing this new model called Mi 8 Pro, and it’s grabbing the attention of many people, especially in the Singapore markets. The noticeable features on this new model are the in display fingerprint scanner and the curved translucent glass back.

The Design

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro price in Singapore


The first thing that catches the eye is the transparent glass back of Mi 8 Pro. It looks fresh, modern, and artistic, making it altogether more technical and futuristic to look at. The overall build quality and design of this flagship smartphone are somewhat comparable to its rivals, but the transparent titanium color makes it stand out against all smartphones.

Fingerprint Scanner

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro price in Singapore


Something everyone will notice is that there’s no finger scanner on the phone. This is because Xiaomi is using an optical in-display fingerprint scanner on the new Mi 8 Pro. Xiaomi had to get rid of the fingerprint scanner on the back to make the most of the new innovative design. The in-display fingerprint scanner works like a charm at unlocking the phone. It’s pressure sensitive, making it more power-efficient than most fingerprint scanners.

Hardware Speed

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro price in Singapore

The Mi 8 Pro is rocking the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 AIE processor which gives the phone plenty of power to deliver a smooth user experience. It also comes with 8GB of RAM, so multitasking is no longer an issue. It’s fast, stable, and power-efficient. Popular games like PUBG runs in a buttery smooth way. The memory management is also great, so it keeps the game running in the background while switching between other applications.

Storing photos, videos, games, and other things is now a hassle-free experience with 128GB of internal storage. The Mi 8 Pro uses a 3000mAh battery, which produces enough power to get you through the day. The powerful AIE processor can handle all the tasks and still give you a full-day backup even in hard uses. It also supports fast-charging so recharging the phone is not an issue.

AMOLED Display

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The 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED display has a wide notch like the iPhone XS at the top where it hides the front camera, speaker, and multiple sensors. The display gets pretty bright, and you also have the option to hide the notch. With respect to color and vibrancy, images and videos look vivid, so there are no complaints in this department. The MIUI 10 makes the best use of colors, and you can also tweak around the color options from the settings as per your preferences.

AI 12-Megapixels Dual Cameras

Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro price in Singapore

Mi 8 Pro has dual AI cameras, a regular lens and zoom lens. Both cameras are 12-megapixels but have different sensors. The main camera provides larger pixels and wider aperture. There’s artificial intelligence (AI) which provides a toggle option on the main photo mode that boosts the photo according to the scene. It works well and gives the photos bluer skies and greener grass.

Our Verdict

While the innovative new design and AI cameras are more than enough reasons to buy the smartphone, Xiaomi did not hold back in the performance sector. The Mi 8 Pro combines power and performance with a lot of functionality. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro price in Singapore at $750 is currently available for purchase at our online store. With the Snapdragon 845 and 8GB of RAM, the Mi 8 Pro is definitely worth the buy for power to moderate users.

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Jason Tan