Since its launch just one month ago, we are doing a detailed follow-up to what is possibly one of the biggest caps of this 2018. The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has finally left China with a global version and this is great news for those looking for a powerful and especially attractive mid-range.
XIAOMI MI 8 LITE: A QUALITY SMARTPHONE WITH A SPECTACULAR BALANCE
Xiaomi has us used to become half crazy with its endless versions and variants. This is 2018 has only increased and from its new high-end model, the Mi 8, we already have 5 different references. This policy of a telephone for each user seems not to be going badly and in spite of its complications for the neophyte in the matter, it leaves us jewels like this Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.
The new Mi 8 Lite was launched a month ago in China and from the first moment, its qualities and characteristics surprised us pleasantly. Despite bearing the name of the most powerful current model of the brand, it is still a mid-range terminal with very good finishes, which can rival directly with the Honor 8X.
ANALYZING THE EXTERIOR OF THE MI 8 LITE
If we look abroad we find interesting details that will surely call your attention. Starting from the back, the Mi 8 Lite has a glass body in three colors: Black, blue gradient to purple and gold gradient to pink. This latest model will not reach our continent. The appearance in hand and insight is very premium.
Unlike all the new devices of Xiaomi, the Mi 8 Lite has a body of horizontal cameras. A configuration similar to what we found until not too long ago in phones like the Mi A1 and that is typical of Apple models like the iPhone 7 Plus.
This design makes the back part look more antiquated than its nomenclature brothers, but appearances do not fool you, we are facing a phone with a lot of personalities and high-level cameras. In the central part, we have the usual finger sensor that in this brand is especially fast.
On the front, we find many differences with respect to the rest of the range, some especially attractive. First of all, we found some very thin screen frames on a 6.26-inch FullHD + LCD panel and 403 pixels per inch.
One of the most striking aspects is found in the higher notch. That notch gave by Xiaomi that in this model is especially small. Its size is reduced considerably with respect to all models presented by Xiaomi so far, and that, we like.
Its dimensions are 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm, very similar to the PocoPhone, so it remains comfortable within a segment that does not stop growing.
We do not like that he has lost the 3.5mm jack, something that happens throughout the high range. In compensation, we have a USB charging port type C at the bottom. Another aspect that we do not like is found in the loss of the infrared sensor.
ANALYZING THE INTERIOR OF THIS XIAOMI MI 8 LITE
The interior of this Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is undoubtedly your best letter of introduction. We are facing a mid-range phone with a fantastic balance that exceeds in quality and its main competitor within the brand itself, the Xiaomi Mi A2. Many of the reviews compare it directly with the Honor 8X, a phone that is liking a lot.
Among its components, we find a Snapdragon 660 processor. This SoC outperforms variants such as the 636 of the Redmi Note 6 Pro and also allows us extra functions as a processing core for artificial intelligence or fast loading. In Antutu it gives us a score of 143,000 points, 10,000 points over the Mi A2 and 5,000 over the Honor 8X.
The processor is accompanied by an Adreno 512 graphic and two configurations:
- 4 + 64 GB
- 6 + 128 GB
Continuing with the technical section we find a 3350 mAh battery that has fast charge QuickCharge 3.0. After testing it we have verified that its speed of recovery is impressive. It significantly exceeds competitive models by accelerating recovery in a very substantial way.
The device arrives with MIUI in its version 10 that it is so fond of, which is based on Android Oreo 8.1.
GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS BOTH DAY AND NIGHT
In the last year, Xiaomi is looking to raise the specifications and results of the photographic aspect as much as possible. This is due to the creation of a unit within the Chinese company specializing in this plot.
The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has a camera body with a lot of quality that is remarkably close to the high range and that delivers great results. In the back, we find a double sensor. The first is the Sony IMX363 that we also find in the Mi 8 and that has 12 MP and aperture f / 1.9. The secondary is 5 Mpx and is signed by Samsung. The day shots are of high quality and during the night we also get good results.
On the front, the phone has a powerful 24 MP camera and a Sony sensor of the IMX 576 series. It has a facial unlocking and AI system aimed at improving the performance of the images and the effect of the blur by digital modification.
WHERE TO BUY THE XIAOMI MI 8 LITE AND HOW MUCH IT COSTS
You can buy the Xiaomi MI 8 Lite in the national stores of Xiaomi both physical and online thanks to the addition of the global version. You can also go to the usual shops such as Aliexpress, Gearbest, or Bangood, where you will foreseeably enjoy great deals on the occasion of 11.11. Remember, buy only global versions!
The price of the Mi 8 Lite is 17000 Rs in its version of 4 + 64 GB and 19000 Rs in its version of 6 + 128 GB. Possibly the devaluation of the model allows you to get it with even lower prices in just a few weeks.