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Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Malaysia: Is it worth double the price?

Posted:  August 24, 2018   By:    13 comments   


There’s no denying that Xiaomi’s Mi 8 is a killer proposition. It features awesome high-end specs, great build, improved features and — best of all — a tantalising price point. But, there is also no denying that the handset bears a striking resemblance to the iPhone X.

So, what if you’re someone who wants a Mi 8 that looks a little more special? Well, that’s where the Mi 8 Explorer Edition comes in, with all its transparent glory. The only problem is, this phone hasn’t officially left China so it’s really, really hard to get a hold of.

Thankfully, the folks over at DirectD have actually imported this phone and early this week they let us take a quick look at it.

The Mi 8 Explorer Edition is certainly a looker, cosmetic back plate or not, and it’s even more impressive when you hold it in your hand. However, the price difference between this and the regular Mi 8 isn’t really justifiable beyond the fact that you’re paying for exclusivity. After all, this is an import set (also known as an AP set), and you won’t be getting official support, warranty or even a global ROM from Xiaomi Malaysia.

Since we published this video, DirectD has revised their pricing of the Mi 8 Explorer Edition, so it’s now RM3,299 instead. Although it’s a RM200 price cut, this phone is still RM1,400 more than the 128GB Mi 8 and more than double the price of the base-model 64GB Mi 8.

Of course, the prices will probably be very different if Xiaomi Malaysia officially brings this handset in, but as of right now, there’s no indication that they ever will. So, if you’re interested in picking this handset up, and you don’t mind dealing with the complications of it being an import set, you can head on over to DirectD to buy it yourself.

SEE ALSO:  You can buy Xiaomi's Black Shark Helo in Malaysia at RM2,399


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13 Comments for Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition Malaysia: Is it worth double the price?

Jojo

With that price, better get U12+

    Ram

    Better get an iPhone for the price.

      Droidlife

      Wtf are you drunk, iPhones worth rm2500 max, for 3299 it’s already overpriced for an iPhone, better get an android

    Kazuda

    +1. U12+ is the ideal choice for a phone at 34XXRM

Jho Low

Definitely worth more than overpriced huaglywei

    Jho High

    pls use whichever phone u can afford and dont be hurt if u the price is out of your range.

    GGustavo

    Yea bitches ! it's just that u cant afford the phone , lol !!!

Sam

cosmetic sticker, not even real inner board view

swan's fan

SC, directd had revise the price to rm2599 thru lazada WOW seller. rm2599 for under display fingerprint and dot matrix projector. good deal

renong

go for pocophone f1

Samseng OG

No android phone is worth more than iphones unless it is top range samseng phone or phablet

This is due to lack of update after 12 -16 month.

    swan's fan

    lack of update? my china phone is running android pie, how about ur samsung?

    android phone can not cost more than iphone? what bodoh logic is that. another swan trooper

    Sick With Apple Nonsense….LEL

    swan's fan

    lack of update? my china phone is running android pie, how about ur samsung?