Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: 6.26-inch mid-range smartphone for youth audiences

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: 6.26-inch mid-range smartphone for youth audiences

Xiaomi introduced us today a newcomer in the Mi 8 range: the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, with a different design and a much lower price.

Today, September 19, at a special event in China, Xiaomi company announced two new smartphones from the Xiaomi Mi 8 series. This Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro with a built-in fingerprint scanner and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.

In our review, we will talk about the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. This smartphone is also known as Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth (Mi 8X). The smartphone belongs to the middle class and is aimed at the youth audience.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Phablet

Price: from $ 275.99

6.26-inch IPS LCD screen 2280 x 1080 FHD+, 403 PPI, 4 GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 33350 mAh Battery, Android 8.1 Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octo Core

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Phablet

Price: from $ 275.99

6.26-inch IPS LCD screen 2280 x 1080 FHD+, 403 PPI, 4 GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 33350 mAh Battery, Android 8.1 Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octo Core

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: 6.26-inch mid-range smartphone for youth audiences

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Design

The case Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite consists of two parts – a metal frame and a glass back panel with an interesting mirror effect.

Almost the entire front surface of the phone is occupied by a 6.26-inch IPS LCD screen with a 19: 9 aspect ratio. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite will stand out from the range by adopting a much smaller “Notch” like the new Redmi Note 6 Pro (it shares the same screen).

During the presentation, Xiaomi compared its new smartphone with the recently introduced iPhone XR, noting that the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite frame around the display is thinner, and the ledge at the top is smaller.

On the back of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, there are two cameras. The main camera with a resolution of 12-megapixels and an additional camera with a 5-megapixel sensor. The cameras are horizontally located in the upper left corner. To the right of the cameras, there is an LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is located in the middle of the back cover.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite defends itself with color versions (including three gradient ones). To look, elegant and modern.

The dimensions of the smartphone Mi 8 Lite are length 156.4 mm, width 75.8 mm and thickness of only 7.5 mm. A weight of the device is 169 g.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: 6.26-inch mid-range smartphone for youth audiences

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Screen

The first glance at the front panel displays a 6.26-inch medium screen made in IPS LCD technology and enhanced with Full HD + resolution.

There is a small notch and recently fashionable more than a 6-inch diagonal – nothing more than what we have already seen. I will only praise the image at 403 pixels per inch.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: 6.26-inch mid-range smartphone for youth audiences

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Performance

The Chinese company has equipped its Mi 8 Lite with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octo Core consists of eight Kryo 260 cores. The GPU part is driven by an Adreno 512.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite will be offered in three configurations: 4 / 64GB, 6 / 64GB and 6 / 128GB, which will allow it to have quite good performances.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: 6.26-inch mid-range smartphone for youth audiences

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Camera

The rear dual camera is composed of a 12-megapixel main sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with a f/1.9 aperture.

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite will adjust the soft focus “Bokeh” and features the recognition function of scenes and AI objects.

On the front, we find a self-sensor placed in the famous notch, the Sony IMX576 lens of 24 Mpx which has a f/2.2 aperture. It supports AI Smart Beauty for photos as well as videos.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is equipped with a larger battery than the Mi 8 SE in view of the larger size of the screen.

The manufacturer was able to install a battery with a capacity of only 7.5 mm with a capacity of 3350 mAh with support for fast charging.

The smartphone has a standard set of communications, including support for 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS. It will be delivered with the mobile OS Android Oreo and the MIUI shell on board.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review: 6.26-inch mid-range smartphone for youth audiences

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite: Price

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is available for pre-order from today, and its sales in China will begin next Tuesday, September 25th.

The smartphone is released in three versions with different amount of memory. The youngest of them has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory and is estimated at 1,399 yuan (about 204 US dollars), the cost of the model with 6 GB of RAM and a drive for 64 GB is 1699 yuan (about 247 dollars).

And for the top version with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory, 1999 is requested (about $ 292).

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Phablet

Price: from $ 275.99

6.26-inch IPS LCD screen 2280 x 1080 FHD+, 403 PPI, 4 GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 33350 mAh Battery, Android 8.1 Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octo Core

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Phablet

Price: from $ 275.99

6.26-inch IPS LCD screen 2280 x 1080 FHD+, 403 PPI, 4 GB RAM, 64GB ROM, 33350 mAh Battery, Android 8.1 Oreo, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octo Core

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