Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specs, review, opinions, comparisons
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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Top Specs

  • Release Date: 2018, September
  • Dimensions: 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 169 g
  • Screen: 6.26", IPS LCD
  • Main Camera: Dual, 12 MP
  • Selfi Camera: Single, 24 MP
  • Memory: 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
  • CPU:
  • Battery: 3350 mAh
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

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Technical specifications

General specs
Brand and model Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite
Release date 2018, September
Dimensions (HxWxD) 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm | 6.16 x 2.98 x 0.3 in
Weight 169 g | 5.96 oz
Body build Front/back glass, aluminum frame
Colors Midnight Black, Aurora Blue, Twilight Gold (China only)
Battery 3350 mAh,  Non-removable Li-Po
Approximate price230 EUR
Technology IPS LCD
Touchscreen capacitive touchscreen
Display colors 16M
Screen size 6.26" inc
Screen area 97.8 cm2
Screen format 19:9 (height:width)
Screen to body ratio82.5%
Screen resolution 1080 x 2280 px
PPI /points per inch/ 403 PPI
Camera and Video
Rear camera, main 12 MP, Dual
Camera specs
-12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55'', 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
-5 MP, f/2.0, 1/5'', 1.12µm, depth sensor
Functions LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@60/120fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS)
Front camera, selfie 24 MP, Single
Specifications 24 MP, 1/2.8'', 0.9µm
Functions Auto HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Operating system OS Android 8.1 (Oreo); MIUI 10
Chipset - Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 (14 nm)
Processor CPU
- Octa-core (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
Graphics processor GPU - Adreno 512
External memory microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)
Internal memory 64/128 GB, 4/6 GB RAM
Antutu 8 score180028
Antutu 7 score144000
GeekBench 5 Single Core332
GeekBench 5 Multi-Core1411
GeekBench 4 Single Core1626
GeekBench 4 Multi-Core5902
Communication and Connectivity
SIM card Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE
Show all network frequencies:
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Edge Yes
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Music and Audio
Radio No
Headphone jack No
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Other features
- Sensors - Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
- Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 3.0)
- Also known as Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth (Mi 8X)

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Review

Manufacturers have a habit of launching smartphones and lightweight versions of them. Such is the case with Xiaomi mi 8, not long after which the Xiaomi mi 8 lite was introduced. The latter, despite its pared-down specs, has a bunch of interesting features and traits.  The first differences with the basic model can be seen already in its appearance. After some lower indicators in the technical parameters, but they are logical and come within the understanding of a lower price class device.


Traditionally, Lite version smartphones copy the design of the basic device. This is not the case with the Xiaomi mi 8 lite. It is more angular and the camera unit is positioned horizontally and looks different. The notch on the screen is also different. All these differences are visible to the naked eye. However, the dimensions of the body have remained identical - 156.4 x 75.9 x7.5 mm. The smartphone weighs just 169 grams, which puts it in the lightweight category.

The Xiaomi mi 8 lite's look is made of glass and metal. It is available in several colours in the market - black, gold and blue. On its rear panel, there is a fingerprint scanner that works satisfactorily fast and accurate.


The screen size of Xiaomi mi 8 lite differs slightly from that of the flagship model. It has a diagonal of 6.26 inches, a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and a pixel density per inch of 403. The aspect ratio is equal to 19:9.

The maximum backlight level is enough to be able to read information from the screen on a sunny day. The light sensor responds adequately and adjusts the screen brightness smoothly. To the delight of users, there is a night mode. It helps to work more comfortably with Xiaomi mi 8 lite during the dark hours of the day.


The Xiaomi mi 8 lite packs an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor (4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 + 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260) with an Adreno 512 video processor. To these we must mention the RAM, which is 4 GB. Storage is 64 GB, which can be increased using a memory card at the expense of one SIM card slot. A version with 128 GB of storage is also available. 

The specifications of Xiaomi mi 8 lite suggest that you will be able to play even heavy games with it. The device factory runs on Android 8.1 operating system and MIUI 10 interface.


This Xiaomi model has a dual main camera. The first one is a 12-megapixel with an aperture of f/1.9. It is complemented by a 5-megapixel module. Artificial intelligence makes the photos better and several additional modes enhance the experience.

Xiaomi mi 8 lite takes good pictures for its price. Even in tricky conditions, the camera handles and the footage is decent. As the hours get darker, it gets harder to take good pictures, but with more experimentation with the settings, you will be able to get decent results.

The resolution of the front camera is 24 MP. It will surprise you with its ability to take wonderful pictures indoors where the light source is lamps. It also knows how to "blur" the background.

With Xiaomi mi 8 lite you can shoot videos with a maximum resolution of 4K, you have the option to take slow motion photos at 120 frames per second, but in maximum Full HD.

Autonomous operation

Xiaomi mi 8 lite has a 3350 mAh battery, slightly less than the flagship model. Against the relatively strong processor, the autonomous work is better. The manufacturer has provided support for QuickCharge 3.0 fast charging technology. If you need a quick battery recharge, we recommend you take advantage of it. With the proprietary power pack, Xiaomi mi 8 lite charges from 0 to 100% in less than two hours. With Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, the battery charges in half an hour.


Xiaomi mi 8 lite is a smartphone that is worth the money. It offers stylish looks, good build quality, mid-level performance and dual rear cameras.

In terms of performance, the Xiaomi mi 8 lite falls short of the flagship Mi 8 and lacks an infrared facial recognition system. However, the device boasts a pretty good 24-megapixel front camera and a good combination of processor and graphics.


  • Cute looks
  • Large display
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Good performance for its price class
  • Quality cameras


  • No NFC
  • No protection against moisture and dust

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Frequently Asked Questions

The base approximate price of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite was around 230 EUR after it was officially announced. At this point, the price may be lower.
The official release date is 2018, September.
The weight of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is 169 g.
The screen size of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is 6.26" inches.
The size of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm (HxWxD).
No, it does not support 5G
No, it is not waterproof.
Yes, it supports fast charging.
No, it does not support wireless charging.
Yes, it supports the services of Google Play store, gmail, youtube, etc.
There is Dual main camera and Single selfi camera.
To turn on the phone, press and hold the power key until the logo appears on the screen, then release the key. If the phone does not turn on after a few seconds, connect the charger and try again in a minute.
To turn off the phone, press and hold the power button until the power icon appears, then tap the power icon.
To restart the phone, press and hold the volume down key and the power key at the same time until the logo appears on the screen, then release them. This may take up to 30 seconds.
To take a screenshot, press and release the volume down button and the power button at the same time. A thumbnail of the screenshot will appear immediately after that.