Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: What’s The Difference?

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: What’s The Difference?

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: What's The Difference?

2018 is one of the successful years for Xiaomi. In the first half of this year the Chinese manufacturer released a lot of smartphones, both budget and flagship.

While everyone were waiting for Xiaomi Mi 7, the company released Xiaomi Mi 8. Moreover, Xiaomi introduced the series of new phones: Xiaomi Mi 8, Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition and Mi 8 SE. Even now it is not enough for Xiaomi, and it plans to release  Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 Fingerprint Edition. So, Xiaomi want to release at least 5 smartphones from the same series in less than six months.

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

We will talk a little about Xiaomi Mi 8 Fingerprint Edition at the end of this article, because we don’t know much about new smartphone. We only know that it will have fingerprint reader built-in display.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth is very interesting smartphone, and we already know many details about it, including some photos. So, let’s find our main differences between Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE. Which one is better?

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: Specifications

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Xiaomi Mi 8 SE
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 2 Kryo 360 cores with frequency up to 2.2GHz and 6 cores Kryo 360 with a frequency up to 1.7GHz, graphic chip Adreno 616
  • RAM: 6GB of type LPDDR4X
  • Built-in Memory: 64GB
  • Screen: diagonal 6.24″, resolution FullHD +, pixel density 399ppi, matrix type TFT, protection Gorilla Glass
  • Main camera: dual 12MP + 5MP, aperture f/1.9, sensor Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
  • Front camera: 24MP, diaphragm f/2.0
  • Battery: 3350mAh
  • USB: Type-C
  • Headphone Jack: None
  • Operating system: (Android 8.1 Oreo + MIUI V10 )
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, 2 Kryo 360 cores with frequency up to 2.2GHz and 6 cores Kryo 360 with a frequency up to 1.7GHz, graphic chip Adreno 616
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB of LPDDR4X type
  • Built-in memory: 64GB or 128GB
  • Screen: diagonal 5.88″, resolution FullHD +, pixel density 424ppi, type of matrix SuperAMOLED, protection Gorrilla Glass 5
  • Main camera: dual 12MP + 5MP, aperture f/1.9, sensor Sony IMX363 Exmor RS
  • Front camera: 20MP, diaphragm f/2.0, sensor Samsung S5K2T7
  • Battery: 3350mAh
  • USB: Type-C
  • Headphone Jack: None

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: Performance

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

As you can see, Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth is a simplified version of Mi 8S. In general, they don’t differ much. These smartphones are powered by Snapdragon 710 processor. It consists of two Kryo 360 cores with a frequency of up to 2.2GHz and six Kryo 360 cores with a frequency of up to 1.7GHz. It will cope with absolutely any task, from the simple game to office app, or demanding games on ultra-graphics settings. Also, it has Adreno 616 graphics chip.

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

If you can choose Mi 8 SE with 4GB and 6GB of RAM, then Mi 8 Youth comes in only one version with 6GB. The user will be able to work with many apps at the same time.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: Display

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

The main and only difference between these smartphones is in displays. Xiaomi Mi 8 SE is equipped with SuperAMOLED, while Mi 8 Youth comes with TFT panel. Also, the diagonal will increase to 6.24 inches, while the resolution will be the same Full HD+. The pixel density will be 399 PPI.

The user will enjoy a high-quality image with high color reproduction, and wide viewing angles.

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

As you remember, Xiaomi Mi 8 SE screen size is 5.88 inches. It has better quality thanks to Super AMOLED panel. The colors are much brighter, so the image is more colorful, and more saturated.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: Camera

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

The main cameras of these phones are completely identical. The main IMX363 sensor has resolution of 12 megapixels, while the second sensor is 5 megapixels. The aperture is large enough – f/1.9, so smartphones makes good images in low light conditions.

In general, the photo quality is very good. The detail is clear, the saturation is good, so the users can easily take high-quality images. Thanks to the second sensor, you can make portraits with a blurry background, in other words – the effect of bokeh.

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

We don’t know about front camera of upcoming Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth. I will not be surprised if it gets exactly the same sensor, as Mi 8 SE.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth: Release date and Price

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

At the moment there is no information about release date. Now it is just a leak, because the Chinese manufacturer officially did not confirm new smartphone. However, we think that it will be released at the end of September.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE: What's The Difference?

The price tag will be about $250. It is very good price for the smartphone with these specs and features. Don’t forget that Mi 8 Youth will be the most affordable version from Mi 8 series.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Fingerprint Edition

Mi 8 Youth and Mi 8 SE Preview: Xiaomi replenish its flagship line Mi 8

This phone is still completely in the shadows, and we don’t know anything about it. However, the name says that this phone should have fingerprint reader under the display. This technology is quite expensive, so new smartphone will cost more than Mi 8 SE and Mi 8 Youth, but cheaper than Mi 8 Explorer Edition. We think the price tag will start from $370.