Features & Usability
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Essential Feature Support
Q: What does this port need to get better?
A: Complete the following features:
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.
Community strength (beta)
- Manual brightness
- Notification LED
- Switching between cameras
- 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
- 24+ hours battery lifetime
- 7+ days stability
- Boot into UI
- Hardware video playback
- Anbox patches (deprecated)
- AppArmor patches
- Battery percentage
- Offline charging
- Online charging
- Recovery image
- Reset to factory defaults
- RTC time
- Shutdown / Reboot
- Wireless External monitor
- Flight mode
- Automatic brightness
- Fingerprint reader
- Volume control
- MTP access
- ADB access
Confirmed, depending on the maintenance
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Working to some extent but with issues
Issue is not specific to this device
Subject to port development
The issues listed below are present in most or all of the devices depending on the technology they are built on.
Activation and deactivation of wifi hotspot may be inconsistent with the user interface.
All devices on Xenial
Calling over VoLTE is not supported, please check that this is not a requirement in your country.
Halium and Legacy ports
Devices may take longer than usual to get the first GPS fix because of missing Assisted GPS support.
The device hardware does not support these features, if you need them, please consider a different device.
- SD card storage
- Wireless charging
- FM radio
- Double touch to wake
- Wired External monitor
This device gets updates through these channels, learn more about OTA updates
|Ubuntu Release||Channel||Version||Release Date||Description|
|16.04 - xenial||devel||2023-05-09||4/18/2023||Daily built development releases|
|CPU||Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|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|
|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)|
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.
Report an Issue for
Xiaomi Mi 8
Did the maintainer say that feature ‘works’ but you know from doing it that
it really doesn’t?
Start by searching the device issue , if you found it, hopefully the porter is on it. 'Subscribe' to the issue in case it get solved.
Couldn't find it?
Uh-oh… Well it is time to let the porter and everyone else know about the fail and send the tech magic back to the workshop for a makeover.
1. Read 'Bug Reporting' section in UBports docs on 'How to report a bug'.
2. Then (this time), head to the device repository and submit it, so the porter knows about it.