Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G (2021): Full Phone Specifications, Review, Price in Kenya: Mi 10 Lite 5G is one of the latest releases from the Xiaomi smartphone. It offers a premium design and also comes with some outstanding features.
Initially, I wasn’t a massive fan of the MIUI launcher, but it’s something you can get used to. You just have to get used to it. The phone is available in many African countries, including Cameroon, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, etc. The Chinese smartphone maker has proven to be a real competitor when it comes to making premium devices in the last few years, and I’ve come to trust and love the brand.
Mi 10 Lite 5G comes in 3 colors: Midnight Black, Aurora Blue, and Twilight Gold.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G Specifications and Features
When it comes to the display, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G offers outstanding quality. The phone utilizes 6.57 inches AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2400 screen resolution. This leaves the display with a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. However, the display features a notch at the top which might be a dealbreaker for some but I didn’t mind it.
The colors are very sharp and vibrant, and the viewing angles are excellent. Even in direct sunlight, the brightness is high enough for you to use the smartphone.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite specifications
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G runs on Android 10 out of the box and MIUI 11.0 launcher. We expect it to receive the MIUI 12 Update soon. The phone runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 chipset. This chipset is the first in the 700 series to support 5G. As for the GPU, the phone utilizes the Adreno 620.
The hardware combination is actually perfect and satisfying for any smartphone user. Who doesn’t like the Snapdragon chipsets? They’re sturdy and produce less heat.
The hardware combination holds really well during the regular operation of the smartphone. Even when gaming, the smartphone runs quite smoothly, but it’s a bit laggy when it comes to heavy games. But once you reduce the graphics quality just a little bit, you can enjoy decent gameplay.
There variety of combinations when it comes to the memory of the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite. The phone has 4 combinations; 64 GB 4 GB RAM, 64 GB 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 4 GB RAM and 128 GB 6 GB RAM.
The memory on this smartphone is enough for anyone, and it comes down to your budget. Obviously, the one the smaller memory is cheaper than the others. However, if you’re into mobile gaming, I’d recommend the 64 GB 6 GB. The extra 2 GB RAM will be essential when it comes to smooth gaming.
The camera on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is a bit small compared to today’s standards, but it holds quite well.
At the rear, the phone utilizes a quad-camera setup. The setup houses a 48 MP primary camera and a 2 MP depth sensor, 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro sensors. The combination also offers an LED flash. The camera can shoot 4K videos at 30/60 fps. I’m not a big fan of the AI mode when it comes to mobile photography, but the one on the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is perfect. However, it is not so good in low light areas, and I would suggest turning it off in such places.
At the front, the phone utilizes a 16 MP shooter which is fantastic. The camera produces really detailed pictures, even in dim light. This is perfect for social media fans, especially Instagram fans. It is also very clear during video calls which is something everyone appreciates.
I’m not gonna lie, the battery on this phone is not that good. The phone is powered by a 4160 mAh non-removable Li-po battery. It has an 18W fast charging capability and the quick charge 3.0 technology.
The fast charging feature is beneficial, and the battery barely lasts 2 days. If you’re a heavy smartphone user or a mobile gamer, the battery life will be a 1 day.
Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, proximity sensor, gyroscope, compass GPS, No Radio, Wi-Fi 802.11, loudspeaker, Nano Sim, No MicroSDXC slot, dual-sim slot.
Pros and Cons
The following reasons are not all out of my own experience. I had to do some research on the internet searching for user reviews from people who have actually spent some good time with the smartphone.
Premium design quality.
No wireless charging(it’s really not necessary)
The notch on the display
No SD card slot
Mi 10 Lite Prices.
- Kenya – Ksh 34,000
- UK – 360 Euros
- USA – $369
- India – 14,999 Rupees
- Cameroon: 210000 Francs CFA
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite offers some excellent features. The premium design and quality of the smartphone are beautiful. The performance is perfect, and the cameras are unique.
I would recommend this smartphone for someone who’s looking for a smartphone with a good camera, high-resolution display, and excellent performance. For light smartphone users, a 2-day battery life is plausible. However, if you’re into mobile gaming or mobile photography, this can take you through a full day.