Compare Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Xiaomi Mi 8: Which is better?

ByEvelyn Garcia 2019-06-10 2556

Released in 2018, Xiaomi Mi 8 was a real sales success. It features such highlights as the Snapdragon 845 processor and a generous battery.

It turns out that in 2019, the Chinese manufacturer also brought the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, which has as main highlight its 48 MP camera and a modern look. But after all, which one will be the best purchase option? Check out the comparison below!

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Xiaomi Mi 8: Screen & Design

In terms of display, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE comes with a 5.97″ AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340p resolution and a density of 432 pixels per inch. Meanwhile, the Mi 8 comes with a screen of 6.21″ AMOLED with 1080 x 2248p resolution.

As noted, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE will feature a slightly higher quality screen because it has a higher pixel density per inch on a smaller display. In addition, it has a better screen utilization, since it has the waterdrop notch instead of the larger notch of Xiaomi Mi 8.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Xiaomi Mi 8: Hardware and Battery

In this matter, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE cannot keep up with the Mi 8. It includes a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 712 Octa-Core processor with an Adreno 616 GPU. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 8 comes with a powerful 2.8 GHz Snapdragon 845 Octa-Core with an Adreno 630 GPU.

Thus, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is still much superior in the heavier activities compared to the Mi 9 SE. It is worth noting that both have 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage.

On battery, the Mi 9 SE has a capacity of 3,070mAh, while the Mi 8, 3,400mAh. Thus, it is noted that the Xiaomi Mi 8 will withstand some extra time running out of sockets.

Xiaomi Mi 9 SE vs Xiaomi Mi 8: Cameras

For photos, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE offers a more complete combination than the Mi 8. In this case, it comes with a 48MP (Sony IMX586) + 13MP + 8MP triple camera configuration.

On the other hand, the 2018 device comes with a 12 MP (Sony IMX363) + 12 MP dual rear camera. Thus, the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE promises better pictures mainly in low light, due to its better quality sensor. Note that both models have a camera for 20 MP selfies.

Which one to choose

We are facing two amazing smartphones. However, both were made for different audiences. So, if you want an excellent smartphone for photos that has a great design and screen quality, we recommend choosing the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE.

However, if you don't mind appearances, but enjoy heavy games and have good battery life, the Xiaomi Mi 8 will be a great choice.

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