Chinese giant, Xiaomi has been successful in selling about 100 million smartphones in India so far. The company has managed to become the number one smartphone seller in the country over a short eight-year lifespan. The famous brand is leaving no stone unturned to retain its top position. It has recently launched three phones under its Mi 8-series – Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. Xiaomi Mi 8 SE packs the best display, has a great build quality, houses nice primary cameras, and offers impressive battery life. All this and more at a price under Rs 25,000. Read on.

Extra-tall, notched OLED panel

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE comes with a 5.88-inch extra-tall, notched display that has a screen resolution of 1080 x 2244. Being an AMOLED display with HDR10 support, it offers excellent brightness and vibrant colours. With its 81.3% screen-to-body ratio, Mi 8 SE creates a fulfilling viewing experience while watching YouTube videos or streaming movies.

Hardware

Moving on to the hardware, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and runs on Adreno 616 GPU. You can seamlessly multitask with its 4GB RAM. The chipset of the phone is designed to better manage battery usage and auto-adjust settings for pictures. Mi 8 SE will be an absolute delight for gamers since the phone can handle heavy games without any lag.

MIUI 9.5 on top of Android 8.1

Mi 8 SE runs on Android 8.1 OS with MIUI on top. MIUI 9.5 is super-fast when it comes to receiving software updates and fixing bugs. The 9.5 version of MIUI comes with tons of new features, customizability, and theming capabilities that you will love. 

Security Features

Mi 8 SE’s face recognition is as secure as its fingerprint scanner. The sensors are reliable and allow you to unlock your device instantaneously.

Camera

Mi 8 SE’s camera is definitely one of its prime selling points. On the rear side, Mi 8 SE houses a 12-megapixel camera supported with 5 megapixels for depth sensing in portraits. The rear camera features artificial intelligence capabilities that can detect more than 200 scenes. The front side of the phone has a 20-megapixel selfie camera with features like AI background bokeh, smart beauty features, automatic HDR, 4K video capture, and slow motion. 

Battery, Connectivity, and Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 SE comes with a decent 3120mAh battery. The battery claims to offer 269 hours of standby, 108 hours of local music playback, 13 hours of video playback, and 7 hours of continuous gaming. The phone also has nano-sim slots and supports 4G LTE bands connectivity.  

With such amazing features, you would expect the phone to pricey. But guess what? Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is expected to cost only Rs 18,990 for the base variant. What’s even better is that you don’t have to worry about this expense. Tata Capital offers consumer durable loans up to Rs 5,00,000 with interest rates starting from 0%.