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Memphis Music Man

Xiaomi is currently trying to get a foothold in the German market, with one of the first devices with an onscreen fingerprint sensor I thought I could give Xiaomi a chance. The fingerprint sensor is good too, not as reliable as conventional sensors but I think it’s quite good for the first generation. AMOLED display with Always on and one-handed mode is on board, altogether a lot I like.
But: The device regularly opens a random app from the home screen after unlocking. A firmware update didn’t bring any improvement and the support already advised me to reset the device several times. Of course I did that, but it didn’t bring any improvement. Even a replacement device from Amazon did not bring any improvement. So I’m not only disappointed by the device but also by Xiaomi itself.
The device has an infrared face unlock sensor in the notch, but this is not available in Germany (probably generally with GlobalROM). Some internet forums say that it works with other models if you change the region. But this did not work for me. In the Amazon article description the function is not mentioned, so from this point of view everything is correct, but still it is very sad, especially since the Notch is very big because of all the sensors. Another negative thing to mention is that Android Auto does not work. Somewhere I had read that the Snapdragon 845 has a problem with this in general, but I didn’t pursue this topic further. In any case, the device is going back, for a price of over 500€ (currently 438€) I expect more. I don’t know if I will ever buy a Xiaomi device again.

Answer report comment December 23, 2020, 09:18
Chess Fan

I gotta say, this phone is really kicking ass. I was thinking between the Mi 8 pro and the Oneplus 6t, but the Mi 8 pro is cheaper and also has a well self-adapted android called MIUI. Think it’s better than stock Android, but again it’s a matter of taste and if it bothers you, you can download a launcher. Update policy is also very good from Xiaomi and it runs very fast and reliable. Can clearly recommend it as it is simply best value for money, generally with Xiaomi like the Pocophone or similar. I have to say I switched from a mobile phone (Lenovo p2) with 5100mah to 3000mah and I notice it much less than I thought. So 1 day is save in it and if you don’t use it every day intensively, 2 will come out. And the fingerprint sensor in the display works very well. Sometimes it can be that it needs but it happens very rarely. Of course it is a bit slower than the normal one but it is good because it is under the display 😀

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 06:17
Patricia Galloway

I’ve owned this smartphone for 9 months now and I’m still very satisfied.
Positive for me is the display and the nice design.

The fingerprint sensor in the display works quite well, but sometimes it needs 1-2 more tries, which can be a bit annoying. Face-Unlock works great for me, you may have to select a different country in the settings –&gt, google.

Software-wise there have been several updates, the operating system runs smoothly and it rarely gets a jerk.

Really negative is in my eyes only the battery to emphasize, because it does not come completely over the day with frequent use and several activated functions (WLAn, Bluetooth, etc.). The charging times are only very short.

All in all I give it 4 stars, because the Smartphone is still top, but there are better alternatives (Mi 9, Mi 9T Pro) on the market.

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 14:01
randy pasquinelli

First of all: A lot of unfounded criticism has been published here (even at 5⭐ reviews), which is almost exclusively due to operating errors or lack of expertise of the authors concerned!

Conclusion: Top Smartphone for comparatively not even half the price of comparable devices. Insanely fast, very good update ‘policy’ of the manufacturer (Android 9, security patches), plenty of memory (8+128GB), first-class cam with super night mode, crystal clear display, excellent WLAN, reception, GPS and voice quality. Fingerprint sensor and face recognition, everything perfect.

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 02:19
Trevor Mason

If you want to have a very good replacement for an iPhone X, this high end device is a good choice! The face recognition works perfectly. The phone is very fast and reacts without delay. The few photos I took are fully satisfying my requirements. The fingerprint sensor in the screen works very well. I previously had the Honor 8 and wanted to have a look at the specifications of this phone. So far I do not regret this purchase. I recommend everyone to pay 100€ more and also to buy the 8pro version here. You do nothing wrong.

Answer report comment December 24, 2020, 00:55
Sharon Thompson

Xiaomi’s mobile phone is an all-round success.
If you’re into fingerprint sensors that aren’t on the back, side or even the bottom of the display, this is the phone for you.
It’s always an eye-catcher with friends and colleagues (transparent back, fingerprint sensor in the display, face-unlock). Very nice to have with it.
If you take a look at the datasheet, you can see that the selected components have been combined to a really great smartphone.
Xiaomi… keep it up!

Answer report comment December 23, 2020, 00:55
Emma frith

What a great Smarty. If you know Samsung/Huawei, you can’t get around the Xiaomi anymore…price/performance is top,
device is top manufactured, built-in chips belong to the upper class. There is a small deficiency, however, the original user interface is not my thing…I bought the MIx interface and now the operation is very smooth….
What else should you write…Technical data see description.
Simple top class phone…absolute recommendation to buy

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 03:53

After all iPhones (up to iPhone 8) the changeover was made.

With the new camera from Xiaomi, the hardware and a reliable Android, a 100% alternative to the iPhone x.

All around recommendable.

Many people ask: The new iPhone?

– No, the future

This mobile phone is showing the other manufacturers.

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 04:17

I’m really enthusiastic about the Huawei P 20 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S9 + and have to say that I think it’s better only the camera is better with the other devices.

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 20:01
Carlo S

Super powerful mobile phone
For the price you have to access
Branded mobile phones that do the same cost more than twice the price

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 22:45
T. Sierra

This smartphone surprised me very much how good it is.
The design is really something different thanks to the transparent backside even if it is fake.
The face recognition (face unlook) is not active in DE so a star is deducted.

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 22:35
C. Y.

If you are looking for the latest technology but don’t want to spend half a fortune, the Mi 8 Pro is just right.

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 00:59
Donna Sheridan

Fast delivery, good price and a very good product – very fast, nice screen.
Overall – very satisfied

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 18:43
7 and counting

There is hardly a smartphone that offers better value for money than the Mi8

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 18:04
Brixton Barron

Got Mi 8 Explorer Edition. Runs now with EU-Rom and without any quirks.

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 17:12
Am@z0n ab-User

The device itself is okay for the price! Unfortunately, the touch me fully mature and not comparable with an iPhone. The USB C cable doesn’t lift properly after 4 months (I still have to report!) Otherwise it is a great experience with MIUI and overall okay!

Answer report comment December 24, 2020, 06:57

Very good mobile phone. Price performance unbeatable!

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 00:06

best price/performance

Answer report comment December 21, 2020, 04:31
Winnie Goad

Very good smartphone.

Answer report comment December 22, 2020, 08:38
Marcelino Lopez

I love Xiaomi

Answer report comment December 20, 2020, 18:09
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
Android 8.1 (Oreo), MIUI 10