Published: Sat, June 02, 2018
Industry | By Dora Warner

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition vs Vivo X21: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition vs Vivo X21: Price, Specifications, Features Compared

The smartphone is powered by a 2.8Ghz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, Adreno 630 GPU, 6GB of RAM and three internal storage options - 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. This phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 710 chipset and the use of a smaller 5.88-inch OLED display. More interestingly, the Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with a transparent back that exposes the innards of the phone.

Alongside launching the Mi 8, Xiaomi also launched the Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition to celebrate the 8th year anniversary of Xiaomi.

Xiaomi, meanwhile, maintains that the transparent back on the Mi 8 Explorer Edition does show the actual components - here's what the company told The Verge. The Mi 8 Explorer Edition will see direct competition from Vivo X21, a smartphone that was launched in China in March with in-display fingerprint scanning as well.

If you're still searching for something even better than the Xiaomi Mi 8, you need not look too far.

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The previous iteration, the Mi Band 2 was a great fitness band and featured some of the most sought after features in an extremely affordable price range.

As mentioned earlier, the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition feature similar specifications but differ in terms of design.

The company has recently expanded into Europe, so we may later see the Mi 8 on sale elsewhere.

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Coming to the cameras on the Mi 8, it boasts two 12MP cameras at the back.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes with a price tag of CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 39,000). Also, a higher variant comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage. The front camera is a 20MP sensor, same as the one on Redmi Note 5 and the Xiaomi Mi 6X.

As for the specs, the cameras and processor are the same as with the regular Mi 8 but the flagship comes with 8 GB of LPPDDR4X RAM and 128 GB of storage. But Xiaomi claims the Mi 8 Explorer Edition is the first to actually do it in 3D, which adds more security. For those looking for a bargain, the Mi 8 SE is a great deal at the equivalent of around $311.

The Redmi Y2/S2 is now listed on Amazon India with a "Notify me" option, clicking on which you'll be notified when the phone comes in stock. It's priced from 1,799 yuan (US$280).

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