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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 4GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£19
per month
£19
upfront cost
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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 0.5GB
  • Minutes 300
£22
per month
£19
upfront cost
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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 1GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£23
per month
£19
upfront cost
Three

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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 8GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£23
per month
£19
upfront cost
Three

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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 100GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£25
per month
£19
upfront cost
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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Blue
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 100GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£25
per month
£19
upfront cost
Three

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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 12GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£30
per month
£19
upfront cost
Three

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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 30GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£34
per month
£19
upfront cost
Three

Three

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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data 100GB
  • Minutes Unlimited
£43
per month
£19
upfront cost
Three

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Xiaomi Mi 8: 64GB
Black
  • Term 24 months
  • Data Unlimited
  • Minutes Unlimited
£46
per month
£19
upfront cost
Three

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About Xiaomi Mi 8 - Review, Specs + more

With the Xiaomi Mi 8, the Chinese manufacturer is again vigorously turning the price screw - in a positive way - and the Apples and Samsungs of this world should be a bit worried.

Sections of this review:

Like the Pocophone F1, the Mi 8 comes with high-end hardware, but with the price tag of a mid-range phone. The OLED display is just as good as photo quality, too, but in the equipment we can see that there are annoying gaps that means the Xiaomi Mi 8 loses a few points here. But it's still a great phone and one to look very closely at indeed. Let's delve in:

A less well-known brand, but nevertheless very successful in China & India and in all likelihood soon in the UK too - Xiaomi convinced our tested with this high-end device that is crucually priced in the mid-range section.

The cheaper Poco' F1 costs £299 and the Xiaomi Mi 8 costs a little more, yet resembles the Pocophone in many ways. If you're looking for a larger screen then consider the Mi 8 Pro.  In short, the Mi 8 is a little higher quality than the Pocophone: although it is the same size, it has more display surface, it is also thinner and lighter, and genreally also works better.

Of all the mid-priced flagship smartphones, the Mi 8 feels comfortable in the hand and we like it. A protective cover is included.

Xiaomi Mi 8 - Display

A big difference to the Pocophone is apparent immediately: - the Xiaomi Mi 8 has a high-quality OLED display with excellent image quality that is sorely lacking in the Poco Here it is 6.2 inches tall and with its FullHD+ resolution is 2,248 x 1,080 pixels.

At the top of the picture there is still a small notch that is, actually, also quite wide, as in the case of the Pocophone, and is even slightly wider and higher on the Mi 8. However, the OLED readings are much better compared to the Pocophone's LCD as you would expect.

The contrast reaches a decent enough ratio of 150: 1, but many high-end mobile phones get more out of their OLED displays (admittedly they come at higher cost. And anyway the Xiaomi Mi 8 is really bright: In the sunshine, the display turns up to a maximum brightness of 713 candela per square metre. This is on the level of a Huawei Mate 20 Pro or Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 8 in the UK comes with a 3,400 mAh battery, so its capacity is smaller than that of the Pocophone's 4,000 mAh battery. The battery life of the Mi 8 is correspondingly shorter: With continuous use of 4G Internet (no 5G here, for that you need the Mi Mix 3 5G) and display in medium brightness, it lasts for 10 - 12 hours. This is about three hours less than the Pocophone, but still a good value in the battery rating.

A fast-charging power supply is included, and the battery is fully recharged in 1:21 hours. What the Mi 8, however, lacks in comparison to more expensive high-end phones, is the possibility for wireless charging as this reviewer found much to their chagrin.

Under the bonnet

With these specifications, the Xiaomi Mi 8 is perfect for displaying colour intensive HDR images. And also HDR streaming, for example via YouTube, works. Netflix, however, does not stream HD content to the Xiaomi Mi 8 because the device does not support the necessary copy protection system sadly.

The manufacturer may change this with an update, but at the time of the test this shortcoming exists and is worth considering.

Verdict on the Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 with 64 GB of memory is available at the time of testing for about £300 outright, which is a very good price for the high-end hardware. The 128GB model costs a bit more, but is still affordable and frankly hardly anyone can beat the Mi 8 in comparison to the mid-range smartphones in the same price segment.

If you are looking for an alternative to Xiaomi, you will find a similarly good price / performance ratio currently with the LG G8S ThinQ.

The Mi 8 has since been replaced by the newer Mi 9 however there are still many pay monthly deals to be found for the Mi 8 above. Compare contract prices by adjusting the filters to your liking.

Xiaomi Mi 8: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm
  • Weight: 175 g
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2248
  • Performance
  • Memory Card:
  • Processor: 2.8 Ghz
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Stanby Time: 86 hours
  • Battery Capacity: 3400
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 20 MP
  • Back Camera: 12 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 1
  • Network
  • WIFI:
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  • Bluetooth:
  • USB:

Mi 8 Deals FAQs

The oneCompare robots are currently comparing 10 Xiaomi Mi 8 contract deals on SIX major mobile phone network(s):

  • Xiaomi Mi 8 deals on the EE network
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 deals on the Vodafone network
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 deals on the iD network
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 deals on the O2 network
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 deals on the Virgin network
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 deals on the Sky Mobile network

We'll shortly be adding Tesco Mobile, Plusnet Mobile and a few more! No other comparison website offers such a huge number of possible comparisons.

Mi 8: What's the cheapest monthly deal?

The cheapest monthly cost for the Mi 8 currently is £10.50 a month. Although this varies depending on how much upfront you want to pay - if you are looking to spend about £100 upfront then there are a number of deals on the Xiaomi Mi 8 available right now via pay monthly. If you prefer to compare SIM Only plans and don't need a handset or device then click here to compare

Mi 8 deals: How long does delivery take?

If your device is in stock with the retailer, then most orders will be shipped by them within 24 hours so you could have your phone tomorrow morning. If it's a pre-order then we will let you know the approximate delivery date

Is SIM Only better for Mi 8?

Generally speaking, SIM Only is cheaper but you don't have the benefit of paying monthly for your handset like the Xiaomi Mi 8, so it only really makes financial sense if you are in the fortunate position to be able to buy the handset outright first. Yes, it works out cheaper overall if you can do that, at least nearly always - but it is really a personal preference. Find out more about SIM Only deals here

Not sure which mobile network to go for?

oneCompare completely gets it, it's not easy trying to understand the differences of each mobile network operator. Is o2 any better than Vodafone for this smartphone, when it comes to coverage? Or worse? It's a real minefield. Another example, which is better? A Xiaomi Mi 8 ee contract or a Xiaomi Mi 8 Tesco Mobile contract?

The reality is, it can make a huge difference to your satifaction with the overall product. Who wants to have cruddy download speeds? But never fear - oneCompare is here. Don't forget to check our latest Blog posts below.

Before you decide to buy a contract or handset, it's important to know if you'll get a signal. Who wants to be walking around into mobile network's blackholes?! After all, ordering your brand new Xiaomi Mi 8 contract only to find you can't use your data (never mind going over the allowance!) in your own house will be pretty not cool.

A simple website a number of our visitors have used is Open Signal which maps signals across all major mobile networks within the UK.

So which network has the best signal?

According to Which?, in their recent research, covering June to August 2017, they focused on 4G performance and found that EE offered the fastest average 4G download speeds of the four networks (EE, O2, Three and Vodafone). While EE customers enjoyed average 4G download speeds of 29Mbps, those using the O2 network had to put up with an average speed of just 15.1Mbps.

EE's network was also at the top of the list when it came to the availability of its 4G signal, with customers able to access it 78.5% of the time. Customers with Three had the poorest access to a 4G signal - they were able to access it just 57.1% of the time - that's only just more than half the time, 24/7!

oneCompare's extensive deals & contract database checks for prices and details on 10 Xiaomi Mi 8 deals, covering 2 model(s):

So what are you waiting for - search for your desired Xiaomi Mi 8 handset colour, and perfect contract using our filters.

Should I buy SIM-Only, and will it save money?

In truth, this answer will depend on your personal financial circumstances, in combination with your mobile phone usage requirements.

Out of our 10 Xiaomi Mi 8 deals, our cheapest Xiaomi Mi 8 deal over the entire life of the contract is £475.00, this includes any upfront handset cost and cashback redemption.

oneCompare's team have seen a number of scenarios where our cheapest contract is actually cheaper than buying the phone SIM-free without any contract, this loophole can be a great way to save on your new phone and is largely possible as the Mobile networks subsidise the handset cost to gain you as a new customer.

A relatively simple SIM Only comparison calculation is to add up how much a Xiaomi Mi 8 SIM Free phone would cost to buy i.e. this is where you buy the phone without a contract and pay for the full cost of the handset upfront.

The benefit here is flexibility: you're able to then compare the SIM Only contract market where Mobile networks often give you far better usage allowances and shorter contract terms. Once you've found a SIM Only contract that meets your needs, note the monthly cost over the course of 24 months and add this to your SIM Free Xiaomi Mi 8 handset cost. You're now in a great position to compare this cost to a regular Xiaomi Mi 8 Contract.

Did you know? You can compare SIM only deals from Sky, o2, Vodafone and all the other networks with oneCompare!

Pro Tip: A great way to save a few extra pounds when comparing SIM Only contracts, is to consider purchasing a pre owned Xiaomi Mi 8 phone from the likes of MusicMagpie who provide warranties and flexible handset payment terms.

What's in the box?

If you take out a contract on this device then Xiaomi will helpfully provide you with a charger, headphones, the device itself, and a few other things beside. See our full list of items below.

  1. Device
  2. Charging wire, UK plug
  3. Headphones
  4. USB Cabling
  5. Device
  6. SIM Card tool
  7. Quick-start booklet
  8. Warranty info

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