Apple iPhone 8 vs. Xiaomi Mi A1: Which one to Choose?

Xiaomi Mi A1 is one of the top Android handsets of the recent times. The smartphone was released back in September 2017, featuring 5.5-Inch IPS LCD display, Snapdragon 625 chipset, 12MP rear dual camera, 5MP front-facing camera, 3080mAh battery, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen protection.

Apple iPhone 8

Apple iPhone 8 smartphone, on the other hand, comes with the 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen display, most powerful A11 Bionic chipset, 7MP front shooter, 12MP high res rear shooter, 1821mAh battery, 256GB internal storage, 2GB of RAM, Ion-strengthened glass along with IP67 waterproof protection. Apple iPhone 8 256GB mobile phone prices range from $949 to $999.

Now, let’s dig deep and check the most common features and difference of these flagships from Xiaomi and Apple.

Design & Display:

The iPhone 8 mobile phone use glass and aluminum materials in its construction. Xiaomi Mi A1 front uses only metal, on the other hand. Xiaomi Mi A1 width is little bigger than iPhone 8 with 75.8mm. Same goes for weight, Xiaomi Mi A1 smartphone is heavier with 165 grams than iPhone 8’s 148 grams.

And when it comes to the display, the Xiaomi Mi A1 offers much better and bigger 5.5’’ display with full HD resolution.  iPhone 8 doesn’t offer full HD though, but still, it has enough 750x1334p resolution for 4.7’’ display. However, iPhone 8 device is IP67 water resistant. And it also provides dust protection to some extent.


Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor chip while iPhone 8 comprises of an updated Apple A11 Bionic hexacore chip with 3-core GPU graphic processor. But when it comes to the RAM, Mi A1 includes a much larger 4GB of RAM than just 2GB in iPhone 8 phone. It seems that Xiaomi Mi A1 will offer better performance, but this is not the case always.


Xiaomi Mi A1 comes with 12MP dual lens camera with f/2.0 aperture and 2x optical zoom while iPhone 8 mobile phone consists of a single lens 12MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture. Other features are almost the same including auto flash, face detection, dual-tone flash, continuous shooting, and HDR. There is a difference in optical zoom though, where you will get the bigger 10x digital zoom in Mi A1 as compared to iPhone 8’s 5x digital zoom.

When you come to the front side of the phone, iPhone 8 has a 7MP front-facing camera with Optical Image Stabilisation. Xiaomi Mi A1 is efficient enough with 5MP standard Selfie camera.


As far as the battery power is concerned, the Xiaomi Mi A1 is loaded with much power and almost the doubled capacity 3080mAh non-removable battery as compared to iPhone 8’s 1821mAh non-removable battery. So in this case, the Xiaomi is really winning the race.

Prices in Australia:

If you are considering Apple iPhone 8 256GB mobile phones prices in Australia, you will have to spend 1329AUD. While Xiaomi Mi A1 64GB will cost you around 250AUD, although you can expand your memory up to 256GB via a microSD card. Compare prices for mobile phone online so you can save your valuable money. Happy Shopping!


Apple iPhone SE 2 Release Date, Prices, Specifications and Preview

If you want your iPhone to be cheaper and smaller, you would be pleased to hear that there are rumors pointing to a new version of the iPhone SE launching in 2018. If we go a bit back in the past, after releasing iPhone 8 and iPhone X, Apple reduced the price of iPhone SE to £349 making it an exquisite choice if you’re looking for a dinky phone. However, in 2018, it’s the only real option if you want something small.

In our rumors article of iPhone SE 2, we have gathered and analyzed the hints, clues and discussed the iPhone SE 2 release date, prices, and specifications – so you’ve arrived at the right place.

Release Date and Price:

The official release date hasn’t been announced for the iPhone SE 2. However, it’s likely to make an appearance at Apple’s usual spring press event and expected to be launched in March 2018.

The iPhone SE 2 is expected to have arrived in two versions – 32GB and 128GB. And as far as the price is concerned, In the UK the 32GB model costs £379 – 128GB is £476. For comparison, Apple iPhone SE 2 32GB mobile prices in Australia cost AUD$515 for 32GB and AUD$580 for 128GB.

Key Features:

  • Operating System: iOS v10
  • Processor: Dual Core
  • Display: 4.5-inch IPS LCD (11.43 cm) 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Storage: 32/128GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Camera: 12MP
  • Front: 1.2MP
  • Battery: 1750mAh
  • SIM Slots: Single SIM, GSM
  • Headphone Jack: Yes (3.5mm)


It’s rumored that the iPhone SE 2 will look more like the iPhone 8 in terms of design. However, we think it’s more likely that Apple will keep things simple, and offer a bit similar design to the original SE with the addition of a glass rear for wireless charging. The Chinese report from February 2018, said that it will have a large 4.5-inch display, apparently. Also, a report stated that Apple will maintain the classic iPhone shape and the front home button to support fingerprint recognition.


Apple iPhone SE 2 32GB mobile phones rear iSight cameras are where the iPhone SE 2 gets interesting. We have heard that it’ll be equipped with a 12MP rear camera. The current SE offers a 12MP with a f/2.2 aperture. The iPhone 8 has a f/1.8 aperture. It indicates, the SE 2 would be one of the most impressive phone cameras on the market right now. Moreover, thanks to the simple and robust camera app, which also enables the shooting of live photos, and images can be viewed as short videos. On the other hand, a 1.2MP camera will be available on the front which isn’t great, though – it’s a substantial downgrade on the iPhone 6S.

Wireless Charging:

Most interestingly, the Apple iPhone SE 2 32GB mobile phone could be offering wireless charging thanks to the rumored glass rear. Tekz24 has claimed that it received a tip from a “very reliable source” that the iPhone SE 2 “will have a glass back panel” which will absolutely support “wireless charging”.

Xiaomi Mi7 Mobile Review

After the successful launch of Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Xiaomi Mi 6 in 2017, the leading Chinese mobile phone manufacturer is going to rock in 2018. Although the Chinese electronics manufacturer has a line of devices in a queue for this year 2018, most people are expecting to see its flagship Xiaomi Mi7 128GB mobile phone as soon as possible. Here is everything you need to know about the Xiaomi Mi 7 phone.

Display and Design:

Rumors state that the Xiaomi Mi 7 will include a 5.65-Inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio, and featuring a bezel-less design. Both the Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus smartphones will include a glass back, according to few tech news sites. The Mi 7 will also include a horizontal dual-camera array, as well as fingerprint sensor on the backside.


Both Xiaomi Mi 7 and Plus versions are going to include Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chip that is the latest processor chip till now. Backed by the latest Android OS version, the processor could be either Quad-core or Octa-core. Mostly rumors are towards Octa-core though. 6 GB/8GB of RAM as well as Adreno 540 graphics processor will assist the device run smoothly even the heavier apps or graphic-rich games without showing any signs of lag.


The phone is expected to come with 13MP or 16MP front camera in the upper right corner.  The primary camera will include the dual lens, but it could be either 16MP+16MP, 19MP+19MP, or 20MP+20MP as the camera specs are yet to be confirmed. It will support face detection, continuous shooting, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) imaging as well.

The mobile phones may feature A.I. enhanced photography, just like you found in the Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro devices.


Xiaomi Mi7 mobile may include 3350mAh Li-Polymer battery that will give you a whole day without any recharge. The phone will support wireless charging as well as fast charging for providing maximum charging speed. Some Xiaomi models come loaded with the removable battery but Mi7 most probably will include the non-removable battery.

Internal Storage:

When it comes to the internal memory storage, chances are the phone will come with either 32GB or 64 GB internal memory space. And you may also avail the facility to expand it through a microSD card.

Colors & Connectivity Options:

Xiaomi Mi7 128GB mobile phone is expected to be manufactured in three color options including Silver, Grey, and Gold. And you will avail all the common connectivity options such as 3G, 4G, GPS, Wi-Fi, and NFC Bluetooth capabilities, etc.


Pricing for the Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi Plus may be higher as compared to the last year’s flagship phones. Most probably Mi 7 will start around $475 worldwide. But if you are considering Xiaomi Mi7 128GB mobile prices in Australia, then they may start from AU$550 and go up to AU$700 depending on the selected carrier and plan.

Final Words:

Xiaomi Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus mobile phones are expected as best-ever devices by the manufacturer till now. Their camera technology seems brilliant as well as processing technology. And you will get extended battery juice to stay intact for longer period of time. And best of all, their prices are not very much higher as compared to the other same specs phones on the market right now.

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S Release Date, Price, Specifications and more

Xiaomi is undoubtedly the most underrated names in the world of smartphones. Truth be told, OEM has some amazing pieces of hardware, when the value for money comes into play, and one of them is the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S. It’s likely to be more or less the same as the predecessor (Mi Mix 2), but running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor. It’s also expected that it’ll feature some new Al features for its camera, just like the Huawei Mate 10. And the sensor would be a Sony IMX, so it should be rather impressive.

But what exactly Mi Mix 2S will be offering over the Mix 2 – here is everything we know about it.

Release Date and Price:

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S will launch on 27 March 2018 with Android Oreo, announced by spokesperson and product management director Donovan Sung.

As far as the price is concerned, it’s most likely that the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 256GB mobile prices will be higher, more so than most Xiaomi phones. But it will still likely be a cheaper than Apple’s iPhone X. Though it’s just a rumor as nothing is known about this just yet.


The Mi Mix S2 is quite attractive and comfortable to hold as it comes with a Ceramic overall unibody. Also, it comprises dual rear which adds more beauty to the back. However, it looks like the fast trending iPhone X-Like camera, but Xiaomi stood out by leaving the dual rear shooter in the top middle. A power button and volume keys are mounted on the side, speaking of sides it measures 8.7 mm. there’s no fingerprint scanner in sight, it’s equipped with an ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the screen. It has a large battery capacity, due to this, it weighs 180g which is quite heavy.

Display and Memory:

The Mi Mix S2 is rumored to feature a 5.99-inch 18:9 display with a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels FHD+ and since it’ll be a large display, it should definitely end up with a smaller footprint as compared to the Mi Mix 2, which is loaded with the same screen size.

Interestingly, all heavy-graphic games would run smoothly without any lag on this device as the 8GB RAM is more than powerful. While 256GB onboard memory would be enough to store all your files as the storage space isn’t upgradeable any further.


The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S 256GB mobile phone will be loaded with 12MP + 12MP rear shooter along with f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash Thanks to the leaks and rumors. It is also rumored that the dual Sony IMX386 Exmor RS sensors will boast PDAF, gesture shot, 4-axis optical image stabilization and numerous others, whereas capturing photographs with 4032 x 3024 pixels in resolution. On the other hand, there’s an 8MP sensor sits on the front for taking the best selfies.

Key Features:

  • OS: Android V8.0 Oreo
  • CPU: Octa-core Kryo 385 (4 x 2.8 GHz Cortex-A75 + 4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845
  • Display: 5.99-inches (1080 x 2160) pixels (403ppi)
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Memory: 256GB
  • Camera: 12MP + 12MP
  • Front: 8MP
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometer, Compass, Fingerprint (under display), Gyro, Proximity

Battery: 3400mAh Quick Charge 3.0 (Fast battery charging 9V/2A)

5 Reasons Why Samsung Galaxy S9 Should Be Your Next Choice

The Samsung Galaxy has been launched at MWC 2018, Barcelona’s annual tech show and available to pre-order starting on February 25, 2018, in the UK. But, if you’re in the US or Australia, you will have to wait a little longer to declare you S9 intentions. However, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is not widely different the Galaxy S8 in terms of design, but there’re a few improvements. Though the pre-orders are not being started in Australia, Samsung S9 64GB Phones prices in Australia are going to cost almost $1199. Just scroll down and Keep reading the Samsung Galaxy S9 Review and get to know more.

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Key Specifications:

  • Operating System: Android V8.0 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core (4 x 2.8 GHz Mongoose M3 + 4 x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Display: 5.8-inch Super AMOLED FHD Screen (1440 x 2960) (568ppi)
  • Onboard Memory: 64GB/128GB/256GB
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Rear Camera: 12MP
  • Front Camera: 8MP
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Gyro, Heart Rate, iris Scanner, Proximity
  • Headphone Jack: Yes (3.5mm)
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (Fast Wired Charging Compatible with QC 2.0)
  • Authentication: Lock Type, Pattern, PIN, Password


If you’re pretty familiar with the display design of the Galaxy S8, it would be easier to recognize what the Galaxy S9 is trying to do. Though there’s not a huge difference, rather Samsung has opted to try and improve things with a few slight pinch. The phone has a glass back, a rounded display as well as slim bezels helping to reduce the overall height of the phone. Moreover, the Samsung has claimed that the design includes the iris scanner hole being hidden which is a good thing.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 is all about a camera as Samsung has claimed that this phone will reimagine the camera entirely. Therefore, the Galaxy S9 is backed by a 12MP rear camera which has much more improvements we have come to expect from high-end Samsung Devices. Most interestingly, a new dual-aperture technology is one of the biggest upgrades as it automatically adjusts the aperture depending on the scene you’re about to shoot, similar to the human eye adapts to changing the light. On the other hand, there’s an 8 MP sensor with a f/1.7 aperture sits on the front. AR emoji is a great addition which is being used in front-camera for taking selfies and making your looks emoji based.


The Samsung Galaxy S9 64GB Mobile Phone doesn’t come with any major improvement than the Galaxy S8 in terms of display. The phone boasts a 5.8-inch HD + Super AMOLED display and screen supports the maximum resolution of 1440 pixels by 2960 pixels with 567 pixels per inch. It absolutely gives you a super-crisp and clear picture of the high-end flagship device. Moreover, the phone comes with slightly slimmer bezels at the top and bottom of the display allowing the same size screen in a smaller body than the Galaxy S8.


Despite you’ll be able to get the phone in your hands from March 16, but Samsung has confirmed Galaxy S9 64GB Mobile Phones prices in Australia at about $1310. Whereas in the UK, the official SIM-free price set at £739/£719.99 in case you buy directly from Samsung. However, we are not sure about any specific US or UK contract pricing yet, but we will update when we hear from carriers on both sides of the Atlantic.

The iPhone 8 Mobile Phone Review, Specifications, Pros and Cons

Apple comes with an extensive range of products in the Australian market, and it is usually kept in high priced smartphones manufacturers. But when it comes to Apple iPhone 8, it is considered to be a great combination of strength and beauty even Apple iPhone 8 256GB Mobile Phone prices in Australia are affordable and users looking for a budget-friendly smartphone with dazzling specs can have this phone.

So, if you’re planning to buy an iPhone 8, you have arrived at the right place. In this article, we have mentioned key features, pros, and cons of an iPhone 8 that can help you buy with a right situation of mind.

Key Features:

  • Operating System: iOS 11, upgradable to iOS 11.2.5
  • Display: 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD (750 x 1334 Pixels)
  • Internal Memory: 64/256 GB, 2GB RAM
  • Primary Camera: 12MP Autofocus, OIS, Quad-LED + dual Tone Flash
  • Secondary Camera: 7MP
  • Sensors: Fingerprint, accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, compass, barometer
  • SIM: Single SIM
  • Colors: Silver, Space Gray, Gold
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-lon 1821mAh (Talk time up to 14 h) (Music play up to 40 h)


Highlighted below are the several pros of iPhone 8 in terms of design, performance, camera, battery, and price.

  • There’s little to say regarding design. The iPhone 8 looks identical to the iPhone 7 from the front, but the glass rear and slightly redesigned camera bump are all that’s new here.
  • The Apple iPhone 8 256GB Mobile Phones prices are comparably less as compared to the predecessor and other smartphone devices of the same category.
  • The Apple iPhone 8 features edge-to-edge 5.8-inch OLED display with a superb resolution of 750 x 1334 pixels.
  • It includes wide color gamut display, it supports 3D Touch display and home button as well as it has a True-tone-tone display.
  • The iPhone 8 gives you a stunning performance without any lag as the phone is equipped with Apple A11 Bionic and contains Apple GPU (Three-core graphics)
  • If you’re looking for a multitasking phone, then the iPhone 8 is a perfect option as it includes a great 2GB of RAM which is suitable for multitasking performance.
  • The phone comes with lots RAM and a large memory and it provides you with a wonderful build quality.
  • In terms of camera, the iPhone has an improved 12MP sensor on the back which has a larger sensor and optical image stabilization.
  • The camera produces some brilliantly detailed and colored photos. And the HDR mode is now on by default.
  • Having all, the iPhone 8 256GB Mobile prices are so exciting and an average consumer can avail it within budget.


Now let’s dive into the various cons of an iPhone 8 smartphone.

  • As mentioned above, the iPhone comes with a glass rear which is more vulnerable and heavier than aluminum.
  • The Iris scanner isn’t available in iPhone 8, but it is facial recognition instead of futuristic Iris Scanner.
  • The iPhone 8 is missing a 3.5mm headphone jack which is one of the major drawbacks.
  • Also, the phone offers an average battery which is non-removable. So, if you found any problem, you cannot change it yourself.
  • Neither the Apple offers Temperature sensor nor is the NFC functionality unlimited.

Apple iPhone 8 vs. Apple iPhone 6s Mobile Phone

iPhone 6s is an incredible model by Apple that is famous due to its performance, good camera quality, and 3D Touch. The most prominent features of the mobile phone are its 4.7-inch screen with Retina and 3D touch,  iOS 9 OS, Apple A9 dual-core CPU, 5MP front-facing camera, the 12MP main camera with dual LED flash, touch focus, HDR, 4K video recording, 8MP image recording, live photos, and autofocus.

Apple iPhone 8 64GB mobile phone, on the other hand, featuring 4.7-inch LED-backlit IPS LCD screen, efficient and faster A11 Bionic chipset, 7 MP front-facing camera, 12 MP primary camera, 1821mAh battery, 64GB internal storage space, 2GB RAM memory, Ion-strengthened glass along with IP67 certification.

Now, let’s dig deep and check the most common features and difference of these Apple mobile phone device.

Design & Display

The new iPhone 8 is built majorly with glass materials. iPhone 6s front is made of glass and the other body is manufactured by aluminum materials. However, in terms of width and weight dimensions, there is almost a tie between the devices.

And when it comes to the display, both iPhone 6s 64GB and iPhone 8 64GB mobile phones offer similar 4.7-in IPS LCD display and the resolution of 750x1334p. Amazingly, the pixel density and other display features are same too. However, Apple iPhone 8 is IP67 water and dust resistant.


Apple iPhone 6s is well supported by Apple A9 1.8GHz twister dual-core processor chip while iPhone 8 is powered by up-to-date Apple A11 Bionic hexacore CPU chip with 3-core GPU graphic processor. But when it comes to the RAM, both smartphones have 2GB of RAM.


Just like the RAM memory, both Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 8 64GB mobile phone are backed by the similar 12MP supreme quality cameras. And more interestingly, other features are also similar including auto flash, face detection, pixel size, dual-tone flash, and simultaneous HD video/ image recording. There is a minor difference in aperture size though, but you will not feel a major difference in terms of quality.

And if you are another Selfie lover, iPhone 8 smartphone will let you capture more sharp and beautiful photographs with its bigger 7MP front-facing camera. And, iPhone 6s is also very good 5MP front-facing camera.


Talking about the battery, the iPhone 8 comes with 1821mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery. On the other hand, iPhone 6s is loaded with 1715 Li-Polymer non-removable battery. Both offer the same 14 hours of talk time. However, iPhone 8 lets you charge your device efficiently and easily through Qi-Wireless charging feature.

Internal Storage

Apple iPhone 8 comes in just two versions in terms of internal storage, 64GB, and 256GB. On the other hand, you get more memory options in iPhone 6s i.e. 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128 GB. But the bad thing here is that the maximum storage is still 128GB.  And this memory is not well enough to store all your videos and other data. And most importantly, you can’t increase your memory via a separate microSD card.