Everyone knows that Xiaomi is excellent at making a price range, mid-range, and flagship killer telephones. Nonetheless, we see only a few Xiaomi telephones catering to the premium mid-range and flagship segments in our a part of the world. However the reality is, Xiaomi does make such telephones and people are primarily centered in European markets. And the brand new Mi Word 10 Lite is a good instance of such a cellphone as we’ve found with our overview.
Nonetheless, telephones just like the Galaxy A71, Reno Three Professional, and many others. are doing so effectively right here in South Asia and Xiaomi lastly appears to have realized that telephones like Mi Word 10 Lite might fill the void that exists for them within the premium mid-range market.
This cellphone is a comply with up on the comparatively costly Mi Word 10. Proper off the bat, it’s not probably the most worth for cash smartphone that you just typically count on Xiaomi telephones to be and I believe it doesn’t have to be; contemplating it’s competing towards the likes of Galaxy A71, Reno Three Professional and Vivo V19.
With none shock, this cellphone has not been launched in India the place individuals search for worth for cash. It has been launched in Nepal although. So, let’s get began with the overview of the Mi Word 10 Lite.
Mi Word 10 Lite Specs:
- Physique: 6.21 x 2.92 x 0.38 inches; 204 gm
- Show: 6.47-inches AMOLED panel; 398PPI; Gorilla Glass 5
- Decision: FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels); 19.5:9 side ratio
- Chipset: Snapdragon 730G; 8nm Cell Platform
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.Eight GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 6/8GB
- Storage: 64/128GB UFS 2.1 (non-expandable)
- Software program & UI: MIUI 11 on high of Android 10
- Rear Digicam: Quad-camera;
– 64MP, f/1.9 major shooter
– 8MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide lens
– 2MP, f/2.Four macro sensor
– 5MP, f/2.Four depth sensor
– Quad-LED flash
- Entrance Digicam: 16MP, f/2.5 lens
- Safety: Beneath-display (optical)
- Audio: 3.5mm headphone jack, aptX HD, aptX HD Adaptive codec
- Connectivity: Twin-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/BDS, USB Kind-C
- Battery: 5260mAh with 30W quick charging
- Colours: Midnight Black, Glacier White, Nebula
- Worth in Nepal: Rs. 44,999 (6/128GB) | Rs. 49,999 (8/128GB)
Mi Word 10 Lite Assessment:
- Glass entrance, glass again, and aluminum body
- Curved entrance & again for a greater grip
Okay, the primary distinctive side of the Mi Word 10 Lite is its design because it actually seems to be not like every other at an analogous worth.
As evident, it’s due to the curves you get on the front and back of it, which type of jogs my memory of greater than Four years previous Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge! These curves are positively what makes this cellphone appear and feel totally different, however I can’t assist however suppose, is it actually essential to have it? As a result of nearly as good because it seems to be, curved shows are vulnerable to straightforward breakage and unintentional touches.
Xiaomi has included a function to assist ease unintentional touches although, like from the show settings, you’ll be able to crimson flag the world on the curves that you just want to stay dysfunctional. You may as well manually choose the quantity of space for it, which eases the issue to an awesome extent.
Now, moreover the curves, the design of it’s strikingly good. It has this shiny enticing again that’s an eye-candy. And for the worth, it seems to be premium too, due to its glass again and steel frames. Nonetheless, it’s a fairly large cellphone and weighs over 200 grams. So, you’ll be able to guess that it’s not probably the most snug to make use of, particularly if in case you have small palms as I do.
One other slight grievance I’ve with it’s the large digital camera bump that creates a considerable imbalance whereas conserving it on a flat floor and may additionally lead to scratches within the digital camera lenses. The case that comes alongside does assist the trigger slightly bit but it surely’s nothing that’ll present heavy-duty safety.
- 6.47-inch FHD+ 3D curved AMOLED panel
- 91.4% screen-to-body ratio; 60Hz refresh charge
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5 safety
Additionally, upfront, you don’t get a display protector out of the field, which I believe all manufacturers ought to embody as a result of what occurs is a lot of the occasions, it’s very tough to discover a tempered glass or every other display protector from cellular shops proper after a brand new cellphone launches.
Anyhow, in regards to the show high quality, its 6.47’’ Tremendous AMOLED show that produces wonderful colours, distinction, and ample brightness ranges. The show can be protected by Gorilla Glass 5.
Being an AMOLED panel, you get options like All the time-on-Show and an efficient darkish mode. You additionally get a low brightness flicker-free mode that helps cut back the consequences of PWM dimming.
- Quad-cameras on the again
- (64MP major, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP depth, 2MP macro)
- 16MP front-facing digital camera
The Mi Word 10 Lite includes a quad digital camera setup like that of the Poco X2. You get a major 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the facet of the digital camera module, one can find a quad-LED flash and LASER autofocus.
Surprisingly it doesn’t have a telephoto lens not like its greater sibling Mi Word 10, which had not only one however two telephoto zoom lenses. I believe it could have been nice if they’ve supplied a telephoto lens right here, as an alternative of the gimmicky macro lens.
Anyway, speaking in regards to the efficiency, I like the first digital camera on this gadget. This Sony IMX686 sensor leads to nice particulars and sharpness within the pictures. Colours within the pictures additionally look vibrant.
I in contrast the first cameras on this one with the Galaxy A71 and I appreciated them each. The A71 does a barely higher job in HDR, in any other case, each these pictures are equally good.
That being mentioned, the ultra-wide-angle and portrait pictures are fairly common on the Mi Word 10 Lite. Right here, The Galaxy A71 is a transparent winner.
The Word 10 Lite fails to supply good colours and dynamic vary within the ultra-wide pictures.
Equally, for portraits, the pictures from Word 10 Lite do look good however I want A71’s extra, primarily due to the colours within the background and better-looking topics.
Regular evening time pictures are, effectively, fairly subpar with lack of particulars and grains. We do get evening mode right here which works significantly effectively to protect particulars and keep publicity.
When evaluating it with the A71, I discovered Xiaomi doing a barely higher job in evening mode footage.
In regards to the selfies, the Word 10 Lite shouldn’t be unhealthy however I want the Galaxy A71 when it comes to pores and skin tone and background HDR. Xiaomi nonetheless appears to be missing in that side.
Portrait selfies too share the identical story when it comes to pores and skin shade and HDR and even edge detection is best on the Galaxy A71.
For movies, 4k/30 fps is probably the most you’ll be able to go on the Mi Word 10 Lite. It’s the similar because the A71 as effectively. However Mi 10 Lite’s movies are higher stabilized than Samsung’s. The colours and focus are fairly good at each. There’s additionally a easy 60fps possibility at 1080P, however sadly it lacks stabilization. On the entrance, you solely get choices to shoot in 1080p 30fps whilst you can go as much as 4k 30 fps on the A71.
One thing I’ve appreciated within the Mi Word 10 Lite cameras is the Vlog Mode which helps you make interesting vlogs with out a lot problem of going by an enhancing course of. It’s one thing individuals can use to make enjoyable movies and even YouTube vlogs.
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G SoC (8nm)
- Both 6 or 8GB of RAM with as much as 128GB of storage (non-expandable)
Now let’s discuss efficiency. And as per Xiaomi’s requirements, the efficiency on the Word 10 Lite is common, I might say. We’re used to seeing the very best worth to efficiency ratio in its price range and mid-range choices whereas this one has the SD 730G, which isn’t horrible, however cheaper Xiaomi telephones like Poco X2 and Word 9 Professional have comparable chipset.
So, if you’re a really performance-centric particular person, you will have higher choices like final yr’s Redmi Ok20 Professional or the upcoming Poco F2 Professional which is able to guarantee higher gaming to raised benchmarks to raised every thing.
Speaking in regards to the Mi Word 10 Lite’s real-life efficiency, video games like PUBG are effectively playable at round 40 fps with graphics set to easy and fps at Extremely. With HD graphics and excessive body charges, I skilled slight stutter and lags. COD runs significantly effectively although at excessive graphics and body charges.
Regular day after day duties has no downside working by any means. Speaking of multitasking with heavy apps, it doesn’t really feel laggy in any respect, due to the 6GB RAM on my unit. Sadly, 128GB is the max storage you may get on this cellphone because it lacks the microSD enlargement slot.
So, performance-wise, the Mi Word 10 Lite shouldn’t be your common “worth for cash” Xiaomi smartphone. Nevertheless it does be sure that it provides adequate efficiency to match and even surpass its rivals just like the A71 or the Reno Three Professional.
Software program and UI
- Android 10 with Xiaomi’s customized MIUI 11 on high
On the software program entrance, the Mi Word 10 Lite runs on Android 10 out of the field with MIUI 11 working the present on high and try to be receiving the MiUI 12 replace as early as subsequent month too.
Though MIUI is a reasonably heavy pores and skin, I didn’t really feel any lags within the UI. However there are some issues that bugged me slightly; like the truth that you’ll be able to solely dismiss a notification from one facet. But fortunately, there are not any adverts within the UI right here.
- 3.5mm headphone jack, single bottom-firing speaker
- Qualcomm aptX HD, aptX Adaptive audio codec
Speaking of different issues, you get a single firing speaker on the backside that produces a really balanced output, which I like.
The audio from the three.5mm headphone jack is of excellent high quality as effectively. Nonetheless, it’s a disgrace that you just don’t get earphones contained in the field with this cellphone. For my part, Xiaomi ought to have included one on such a premium midrange cellphone.
Shifting on, I confronted no downside by any means whereas calling from this gadget. And what I like is, Xiaomi is likely one of the only a few manufacturers that also offers an IR blaster which is a welcome addition at all times.
Biometrics & Battery
- An optical in-display fingerprint scanner
- 5,260mAh battery with 30W quick wired charging
- No wi-fi charging
Each the biometric choices, fingerprint, and face unlock work very quick on the Mi Word 10 Lite. I most popular the fingerprint possibility greatest for safety causes, however if you’re into face unlock, that’s right here too.
Battery-wise, Xiaomi claims as much as 2 days of backup with its huge 5,260 mAh unit. However in my heavy utilization, with the All the time-on-Show function and darkish mode on, I received a full day’s endurance; which remains to be fairly good.
And I’ve additionally appreciated the charging pace on the gadget because it takes precisely 1 hour 15 minutes to get the gadget from 0-100% with its native 30-watt charger.
Now, my conclusion in regards to the Mi Word 10 Lite is precisely what I mentioned originally of this overview; if you’re in search of a worth for cash Xiaomi smartphone, sadly, this one isn’t try to be taking a look at.
It principally caters to the very same market the place telephones like Galaxy A71 or Reno Three Professional are doing effectively, which signifies that it’s not for a performance-centric viewers. Quite it’s for somebody who prefers good design, nice digital camera, and a very good tremendous AMOLED show.
Having mentioned that, I believe Xiaomi may have been made it extra compelling if they’d included a 90Hz panel and a telephoto zoom lens and possibly even stereo audio system.
- Watch our video overview of the Mi Word 10 Lite!
Mi Word 10 Lite Assessment: Execs & Cons
- Premium design and enticing curved entrance & again
- Wonderful AMOLED show with a minimalistic teardrop notch
- Good battery endurance
- Sony IMX686 is a show-stealer
- Not the very best “value-for-money” smartphone
- Xiaomi may’ve gone with a greater & newer chipset
- The excessively curved show could also be repulsive to some