Surprise, surprise the most powerful Mi 8 version is the one most people want. Okay, maybe not a surprise, but its interesting to see such a positive reaction to Xiaomis flagship device. The Mi 8 Explorer has several features that resonated with fans, including the under display fingerprint reader and the advanced facial recognition. The cost did not scare people away, after all its perfectly reasonable when compared to flagship Androids and the iPhone X.
That said, the Xiaomi Mi 8 SE proved slightly more popular than the base model. The base model is 50% more expensive than the SE, but its certainly not 50% more capable. Fans definitely saw the appeal of a premium design and features at a mid-range price.
And then theres the base Xiaomi Mi 8. It got a reasonably warm reception and we think will outsell the Explorer if for no other reason than availability (those UD fingerprint readers and transparent backs cant be easy to make). But it definitely needs to watch its back, the SE might prove to be the most popular Xiaomi Mi 8 model of the three.