Features & Usability

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Media and communication State: Community maintained

This rating shows whether or not a device has received updates recently, if so, it has a good chance to be maintained in the future, but that's not guaranteed.

Q: What does this port need to get better?

A: Complete the following features:

  • - Cellular: Dual SIM functionality
  • - Cellular: MMS in, out
  • - Misc: Offline charging
  • - Misc: Shutdown / Reboot
  • - Network: Hotspot
  • - Sensors: Automatic brightness
  • - Sensors: Proximity

Automated Usability (beta)

Boots and runs well, essential features work correctly. It can be used as a mobile device running Ubuntu Touch OS. Recommended for advanced users.

  • Actors:

  • Manual brightness
  • Notification LED
  • Torchlight
  • Vibration
  • Camera:

  • Flashlight
  • Photo
  • Video
  • Switching between cameras
  • Cellular:

  • Carrier info, signal strength
  • Data connection
  • Dual SIM functionality
  • Incoming, outgoing calls
  • MMS in, out
  • PIN unlock
  • SMS in, out
  • Change audio routings
  • Voice in calls
  • Volume control in calls
  • Endurance:

  • 24+ hours battery lifetime
  • 7+ days stability
  • GPU:

  • Boot into UI
  • Hardware video playback
  • Misc:

  • Anbox patches (deprecated)
  • AppArmor patches
  • Battery percentage
  • Offline charging
  • Online charging
  • Recovery image
  • Reset to factory defaults
  • RTC time
  • Shutdown / Reboot
  • Wireless External monitor
  • Waydroid
  • Network:

  • Bluetooth
  • Flight mode
  • Hotspot
  • NFC
  • WiFi
  • Sensors:

  • Automatic brightness
  • Fingerprint reader
  • GPS
  • Proximity
  • Rotation
  • Touchscreen
  • Sound:

  • Earphones
  • Loudspeaker
  • Microphone
  • Volume control
  • USB:

  • MTP access
  • ADB access
Working

Confirmed, depending on the maintenance

Not Working

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Partial

Working to some extent but with issues

Global Issue

Issue is not specific to this device

Untested

Subject to port development

Release channels

This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates

Ubuntu Release Channel Version Release Date Description
Xenial devel 2023-02-06 2/6/2023 Daily built development releases

Xiaomi Mi 8

Specifications

CPU Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
Chipset Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845
GPU Adreno 630
Storage 64 GB,128 GB, 256 GB
Memory 6 GB, 8 GB
Android Version Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 10, MIUI 12
Battery Li-Po 3400 mAh, non-removable
Display 6.21 inches, 97.1 cm2 (~83.8% screen-to-body ratio), 1080 x 2248 pixels, 9:18.7 ratio (~402 ppi density)
Rear Camera 12 MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, 4-axis OIS 12 MP, f/2.4, 56mm (telephoto), 1/3.4", 1.0µm, AF, 2x optical zoom
Front Camera 20 MP, f/2.0, (wide), 1/3", 0.9µm
Architecture arm64
Dimensions 154.9 x 74.8 x 7.6 mm (6.10 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight 175 g (6.17 oz)

Important Notes

Apart from the features listed above, there is a thing to note:

Single SIM in Slot 2 is stable. However calling from Slot 1 causes the call to fail and sometimes restart the UI. Mobile data can work from both slots. However, calls are only stable from Slot 2. Yet to figure out the cause.

Proximity sensor appears to works, according to SensorStatus. But screen still doesnt shut off on calls.

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Xiaomi Mi 8


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