Every month, the smartphone market is replenished by new models, which ones are more interesting and improved to meet new needs. Xiaomi contributes to this with enviable confidence and quickly keeps up with new trends. One of the creations of the Chinese company in 2020 is the Xiaomi Mi 10 lite with support for 5G networks. Despite the Lite suffix, the smartphone is practically inferior to its basic version, apart from some nuances.
Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G specs or watch the video below the article.
- Release date: 2020, March 27
- Colors: Aurora Blue, Cosmic Gray, Dream White
- Dimensions: 163.7 x 74.8 x 7.9 mm.
- Weight: 192 g.
- Screen: 6.57" inc, 1080 x 2400, AMOLED
- Camera : Quad, 48MP
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM765 Snapdragon 765G (7 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2 GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)
- Memory: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
- Battery: 4160, Non-removable Li-Po
- Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
- Operating system: Android 10.0; MIUI 11
- Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Xiaomi Mi 10 lite has a design that repeats the outline of its predecessor. However, there are differences. Instead of glass on the body, shock-resistant plastic is used. However, don't think that the smartphone looks cheap because of this change. On the contrary. On its rear panel you will find a block of 4 cameras with flash, and at the bottom left - a vertically positioned logo.
The dimensions of the Mi 10 Lite 5g are 163.7x74.8x7.9 mm. The device weighs 192 grams, which is perfectly within the norms for today's markets.
The screen diagonal of the Xiaomi Mi 10 lite is 6.57 inches. The display is AMOLED, with Full HD + resolution. The aspect ratio is 20:9, pixel density per inch - 401. The maximum brightness of the screen in direct light in automatic mode amounts to 610 nits, in manual - 442 nits. The user also has a sunlight mode. It becomes available as soon as the automatic setting is turned off. It allows to adjust the brightness manually.
Thin bezels and a compact notch under the front camera give the impression of an infinite screen that completely immerses you in what is happening on the screen. The overall impression of Xiaomi Mi 10 lite brings only positives. It performs decently at the flagship level.
Xiaomi have worked hard on the creation of Xiaomi Mi 10 lite 5g, giving it merit in the cameras as well. The front camera is a 16-megapixel one, while the main camera consists of four modules, the main one being 48 MP - with its help, you will take a bunch of gorgeous pictures. Indoors and late hours of the day, we recommend using the night mode - this will increase the dynamic range, illuminate the shadows and enjoy impressive results.
If you want to capture more subjects and people in one place, use the ultra-wide 8 MP sensor. Create macro or bokeh shots with the other two sensors - 5 MP and 2 MP.
The front-facing camera may seem modest, but you can capture moments of your everyday life with excellent detail and colour reproduction.
One of the key changes that the smartphone brings is a change to a lower index processor. The Xiaomi Mi 10 is based on a Snapdragon 865 processor from Qualcomm, while the Lite version comes with a Snapdragon 765G. However, the device shows good performance scores, leaving behind more expensive competitors in the market. The graphics accelerator is the Adreno 620. The RAM is 6 GB and the internal storage varies according to the modification 64 or 128 GB. No memory card slot is provided, so we recommend you think carefully about what your needs are.
The operating system is Android 10.0 combined with MIUI 11 interface.
Xiaomi Mi 10 lite has a battery capacity of 4160 mAh. Thanks to the optimization of all processes, the device guarantees long operation before the need to recharge. It supports fast charging technology that comes bundled. In one hour, the charge rises from 0 to 100%. Xiaomi Mi 10 lite does not offer NFC chip for contactless payments.
A full charge guarantees 26 hours of talk time, up to 15 hours of web browsing and almost a day of video watching, tests show.
Mi 10 Lite 5G does not support wireless charging.
Everything said so far describes the Xiaomi Mi 10 lite 5G as an ideal combination of up-to-date specs, quality and affordable price. Those of you who are not willing to shell out cash for a flagship can trust this model from China. In a few words, the Mi 10 Lite 5G is a versatile mid-range device.
- Super affordable phone with 5G support;
- One of the best displays for the money;
- Very good battery life;
- Fast charging technology support;
- Fingerprint scanner;
- Works with 2 SIM cards simultaneously;
- Good photo quality in daylight;
- Presence of 3.5mm jack, FM radio and infrared port.
- Absence of a telephoto lens;
- Might be asking for more from night shots;
- Absence of microSD slot.
Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Xiaomi.