Color - Instax Mini 8 wins
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 comes in seven colors: white, pink, blue, yellow, black, raspberry, and grape.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 comes in five colors: lime green, cobalt blue, ice blue, flamingo pink, and smoky white.
Special version - Instax Mini 8 wins
The Mini 8 has far more special versions than the Mini 9. That's why loyal fans think the Mini 8 is classic and still stick to it.
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Minion
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Gudetama
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Tsum Tsum
Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Hello Kitty
Selfie mirror - Instax Mini 9 wins
Another great difference is the selfie mirror. Unlike the Mini 8, the Mini 9 comes with a small selfie mirror attached to the lens to make selfies easier. When taking a selfie, you can easily use the mirror to guess how you would look like in the polaroid. This is particularly convenient for selfie lovers.
You can have a selfie mirror on the Mini 8, but you have to, on your own, buy an official close-up lens, which comes with a selfie mirror attached to it.
Close-up lens - Instax Mini 9 wins
Fujifilm decided to include a close-up lens with the Instax Mini 9. Close up lens plays an important role in taking close-up photos without making your photo whitewashed. The shooting distance is from 35 cm to 50 cm if you use the close-up lens. When you take a picture of food, toys, or a figure with the lens, the camera can catch a clearer image.
You can also buy the close-up lens separately for the Instax Mini 8.
The price difference between the Mini 8 and Mini 9 is very little. So you don't have to make a purchasing decision based on that.
However, I strongly recommend buy either model from abroad, which can save you up to 35% off, compared with Lazada Mall.
Which one should you choose, Instax Mini 9 or Mini 8?
Honestly, the Mini 9 is a minor improvement of the Mini 8. Their price difference is so negligible, so I strongly recommend you buy the Mini since its equipped selfie mirror leads to greater convenience.