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Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G Smartphone in review - the camera makes all the difference

Not so slim and light anymore. The Xiaomi 12 Lite, with its new design, positions itself as a mid-range smartphone with a new-and-improved 108 MP main camera and an upgraded front-facing camera. Despite other upgrades, there are still some trade-offs being made. Find out more in our review.

Xiaomi has given its Lite model a new design that is closer to its Redmi sub-brand than to its own 12 Series. Under the hood, however, not much has changed; Xiaomi is relying on the same chipset and a similar storage configuration as before. The display also has the same size and resolution, although it now comes with a higher refresh rate than before. The battery capacity has been bumped up slightly, and the camera setup gets the most comprehensive update, which, altogether, doesn't represent an improvement across the board from last year's model.

The smartphone has a starting MSRP of around 450 Euros (US$500), although we might expect to see this price drop rather quickly, given past experience.

Xiaomi 12 Lite (12 Series)
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G 8 x 1.8 - 2.4 GHz, Kryo 670 (Cortex-A78/A55)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
6.55 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 402 PPI, Capacitive, AMOLED, 240 Hz touch sampling rate, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, glossy: yes, HDR, 120 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 128 GB 
, 103.3 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, compass, proximity, IR-Blaster, OTG
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Band 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 19), LTE (Band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66), 5G-Sub6 (Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78), Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.29 x 159.3 x 73.7 ( = 0.29 x 6.27 x 2.9 in)
Battery
4300 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 67W turbo charging
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (f/1.9, 26 mm, 1/1.52", 0.7 µm) + 8 MPix (Ultra Wide, f/2.2, 1/4.0", 1.12 µm) + 2 MPix (Macro, f/2.4); Camera2-API-Level: Level 3; aspect ratios: 4:3, 16:9, 1:1 and 20:9; 4k video
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.45, 1/2.8", 0.8 µm, Dual LEDs)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, Keyboard: On-screen, 67W charger, USB cable, SIM tool, clear case, MIUI 13, 12 Months Warranty, Head-SAR: 0.597 W/kg, Body-SAR: 0.998 W/kg; GNSS: GPS (L1), Glonass (L1), QZSS (L1), Galileo (E1), BeiDou (B1), fanless
Weight
173 g ( = 6.1 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 134 g ( = 4.73 oz / 0.3 pounds)
Price
450 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
85.6 %
09/2022
Xiaomi 12 Lite
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642L
173 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.55"2400x1080
82.9 %
09/2022
Sony Xperia 10 IV
SD 695 5G, Adreno 619
161 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.00"2520x1080
85.8 %
09/2022
Google Pixel 6a
Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20
178 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.10"2400x1080
86.4 %
12/2021
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
SD 778G 5G, Adreno 642L
158 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.55"2400x1080
86.1 %
04/2022
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15, A15 GPU 5-Core
144 g64 GB SSD4.70"1334x750
83.4 %
06/2022
Samsung Galaxy A53
Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4
189 g128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash6.50"2400x1080

Case - three possible colors for the Xiaomi 12 Lite

The Xiaomi 12 Lite is available in three colors.
The Xiaomi 12 Lite is available in three colors.

The Xiaomi 12 Lite is available in Black, Lite Green and Lite Pink. Our review unit is Black, which sometimes shimmers slightly blue depending on the lighting.

This Xiaomi smartphone has grown in every direction since last year, especially when it comes to its weight, which is 15 g (0.5 oz) heavier than before. This change can't really be attributed to the battery, which has only grown by 50 mAh; it is the camera, rather, that is the most likely culprit here, as it now sticks out an additional 2.8 mm (0.11") from the case, more than its predecessor's 1.8 mm (0.04"). Despite the plastic back, the smartphone has a good finish that looks high quality and feels great. Gaps are both tight and even throughout the device, and the display-to-surface area ratio (88%) looks great.

The card tray can fit two nanoSIM cards. Additionally, the Xiaomi 12 Lite is protected from damaging amounts of dust and water by an IP53 rating.

Size comparison

159.6 mm / 6.28 inch 74.8 mm / 2.94 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs160.53 mm / 6.32 inch 75.73 mm / 2.98 inch 6.81 mm / 0.2681 inch 158 g0.3483 lbs159.3 mm / 6.27 inch 73.7 mm / 2.9 inch 7.29 mm / 0.287 inch 173 g0.3814 lbs153 mm / 6.02 inch 67 mm / 2.64 inch 8.3 mm / 0.3268 inch 161 g0.3549 lbs152.2 mm / 5.99 inch 71.8 mm / 2.83 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 178 g0.3924 lbs138.4 mm / 5.45 inch 67.3 mm / 2.65 inch 7.3 mm / 0.2874 inch 144 g0.3175 lbs

Features - goodbye, microSD slot!

The biggest change from the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G is the lack of microSD support. It's easy to get over this missing feature, due to the large storage capacity, although those who need more space will miss having the 256 GB model. Unlike last year's model, Xiaomi also got rid of the 6 GB RAM model, at least officially in Germany. Our review unit is actually outfitted with a bit less RAM than the versions available for sale in the country.

Otherwise, it's business as usual: there's an infrared transmitter for controlling home theaters, cameras etc. and NFC and Bluetooth are both onboard. The USB 2.0 port supports OTG (on-the-go) and PD (power delivery), in order to connect and charge peripherals.

Top: IR blaster, speaker, microphone
Top: IR blaster, speaker, microphone
Left
Left
Right: volume rocker, power button
Right: volume rocker, power button
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM
Bottom: speaker, USB, microphone, SIM

Software - a Xiaomi smartphone with Android 12 and MIUI 13

The Xiaomi 12 Lite comes with Google Android 12 and the Xiaomi's own MIUI 13 user interface. According to various Internet sources, the smartphone will receive two major software upgrades and three years of security patches, but Xiaomi Germany has confirmed to us that there is no update commitment for this model. At the time of this review, the latest patch is from the 1st of August 2022, which is up-to-date.

The MIUI user interface proved to have very restrictive energy management in our test. Apps in the background were often closed or notifications not displayed. As a rule, however, this could be improved in the app settings. So far, we have been spared the usual ads from Xiaomi.

The 12 Lite is anything but reserved when it comes to third-party apps that come installed on the device, but these can all be manually uninstalled.

Communications and GPS - 5G and Wi-Fi 6 for the Xiaomi 12 Lite

For mobile Internet access, the Xiaomi 12 Lite supports all modern communication standards, including Sub-6GHz 5G. The smartphone offered a wide frequency range, so it should be possible to establish a connection in most countries without a problem.

The Wi-Fi module supports fast Wi-Fi 6 with VHT80. Together with our reference router, the Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000, the 12 Lite achieves mostly stable transfer speeds, although it needs a couple of seconds to get going when receiving data, and then falls a bit short of expectations.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
897 (449min - 907max) MBit/s ∼100% +42%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
746 (599min - 768max) MBit/s ∼83% +18%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
690 (674min - 705max) MBit/s ∼77% +9%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
633 (204min - 699max) MBit/s ∼71%
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=93, last 2 years)
633 MBit/s ∼71% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
345 (328min - 351max) MBit/s ∼38% -45%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
976 (863min - 1003max) MBit/s ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
946 (459min - 973max) MBit/s ∼97% -3%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
888 (869min - 906max) MBit/s ∼91% -9%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
715 (357min - 729max) MBit/s ∼73% -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=94, last 2 years)
669 MBit/s ∼69% -31%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
269 (255min - 281max) MBit/s ∼28% -72%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
845 (779min - 895max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1395, n=172, last 2 years)
490 MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 receive AX12
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
766 (339min - 805max) MBit/s ∼100%
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1348, n=173, last 2 years)
467 MBit/s ∼61%
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Xiaomi 12 Lite Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 642L; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø626 (204-699)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø345 (328-351)
Xiaomi 12 Lite Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Qualcomm Adreno 642L; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø976 (863-1003)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280, ARM Mali-G68 MP4; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø269 (255-281)
GPS test: outdoors
Outdoors
GPS test: indoors
Indoors
GPS test: available signals
GPS signals

The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G establishes a satellite connection very quickly outdoors, but you have to be a bit more patient indoors. The accuracy is also not particularly high when inside.

We compared the Xiaomi smartphone to the Garmin Venu 2 on a short bike tour. The estimated routes were almost the same, but in a direct comparison, the smartwatch was more accurate. Nevertheless, the 12 Lite delivers comparatively good positioning characteristics, even though it only supports single-frequency GPS. Interestingly, this is a step backwards when compared to its predecessor, which supported the full bandwidth.

GPS test drive: around the lake
GPS test drive: around the lake
GPS test drive: making a turn
GPS test drive: making a turn
GPS test drive: summary
GPS test drive: summary

Telephony and voice quality

The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G's voice quality was great when held against the ear. The user's voice is very clear and natural, and smaller background noises are reliably suppressed. The smartphone only noticeably starts to reach its limits in loud ambient noise. There is a bit of reverberation through the speaker, but it otherwise does its job well enough.

Features like VoLTE and Wi-Fi calls are supported, and it's also possible to manage SIP accounts.

Cameras - triple cam with Samsung's HM2 sensor

Selfie (photo mode)
Selfie (photo mode)
Selfie (portrait mode)
Selfie (portrait mode)

The front camera in the Xiaomi 12 Lite's display has been upgraded to 32 MP but does not use pixel binning, despite the large pixel count. Photos taken with it are heavily post-processed in photo mode. In portrait mode, the background can be blurred out by the user and a beauty mode can also be used to customize the image further. Selfies taken in good lighting leave a good impression and videos can, in best-case scenarios, be recorded in full HD with up to 60 FPS.

The main camera in the back now has a 108 MP sensor (Samsung HM2), which provided high quality images in our test. Despite that, the color of the houses in the background of our panorama shot, which look bluish, isn't quite right. The zoom also remains rather weak, despite the high pixel count; everything above 2x magnification doesn't look great, although a maximum of 10x zoom is possible digitally.

The ultrawide-angle camera doesn't have a particularly high resolution, and the sensor is rather small. This has a clearly negative effect on the depth of field, and the sharpness at the edge of the images also decreases noticeably. The macro lens has gone through a downgrade, and now only has a resolution of 2 MP. Pictures taken with it are very unbalanced and have noticeable distortions.

Videos are recorded in Ultra HD with up to 30 FPS in the best cases; if Full HD is good enough, a higher refresh rate of 60 FPS can be selected as well. The image sensor could definitely be better, but the Qualcomm Spectra 570L-ISP reaches its limits here.

Camera options
Camera options
More camera modes
More camera modes
Macro photos
Macro photos

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraUltra wide angle5x ZoomLow-Light
click to load images

Under controlled light conditions, the Xiaomi 12 Lite's camera shows some visible color deviations. Dark green, dark brown, blue and cyan tones in particular are unnaturally bright or over-saturated. The white balance, however, is good.

The test chart is characterized by a very sharp and detailed display in the middle, but becomes a bit blurry towards the edges. The bottom line, however, is that the camera performs very respectably.

ColorChecker
17.9 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
21.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
8.4 ∆E
19.5 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
6.8 ∆E
8.8 ∆E
4.5 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
12.7 ∆E
11 ∆E
2.8 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
3.5 ∆E
10.1 ∆E
14.8 ∆E
9.6 ∆E
3.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12 Lite: 10.81 ∆E min: 2.84 - max: 21.83 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.6 ∆E
51.5 ∆E
38.3 ∆E
34.3 ∆E
43.9 ∆E
59.2 ∆E
51.2 ∆E
34 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
28 ∆E
61.6 ∆E
61.9 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
46.5 ∆E
33.1 ∆E
71 ∆E
40.6 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
77.9 ∆E
67.8 ∆E
50.5 ∆E
36.4 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi 12 Lite: 44.35 ∆E min: 13.35 - max: 77.88 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - extensive accessories included

The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G comes with a transparent silicone protective case, SIM tool, modular 67 W brick, and a USB cable (type A to Type C).

In Germany, the warranty covers 12 months, which doesn't affect the retailer's warranty. Optional insurance or warranty extensions are not available.

Input devices and operation - fingerprint sensor that measures heart rate

The Xiaomi 12 Lite's capacitive touchscreen meets our expectations and proves to be very reliable in our test, with inputs being both quickly and precisely registered. There's a screen protector already applied to the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 screen's surface, which isn't too thick but doesn't have quite the same gliding properties as the glass surface.

System navigation can take place using the on-screen buttons or alternatively through gestures, as usual. A one-handed mode is also available. The optical fingerprint sensor can be used not only for unlocking the phone, but also for taking heart rate measurements, although unfortunately, this feature is somewhat hidden. The measurement takes about 15 seconds and could have been more precise, coming in between 10 and 12 beats faster than the Apple Watch Series 7's sensor in our direct comparison.

Display - 120 Hz AMOLED in this Xiaomi smartphone

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The Xiaomi 12 Lite's AMOLED display is very similar to its predecessor's, with a diagonal screen size of 6.55", although it now has a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. A 60 Hz-only mode can also be chosen in the settings; if the higher refresh rate is chosen, the system modulates the refresh rate between 60 and 120 Hz on its own.

The brightness level is comparable to that of the 11 Lite 5G NE, although maximum brightness is a bit higher at up to 917 cd/m2, with an even distribution of bright and dark spots (APL18). Those who prefer to regulate the brightness themselves have up to 490 cd/m2 available. This Xiaomi smartphone supports all current HDR standards (HLG, HDR10, HDR10+ and DolbyVision), which is great.

Xiaomi uses a particularly eye-friendly DC dimming process for the display, with a frequency of 1,920 Hz. Our oscilloscope only detected a bit of flickering in the refresh rate, with a constant 120 Hz over the entire brightness spectrum. We were also not able to observe any temporal dithering, which we measured by looking at the display with a microscope and using a 240 FPS slow-motion video (dark grey and at full brightness).

770
cd/m²
776
cd/m²
775
cd/m²
782
cd/m²
757
cd/m²
776
cd/m²
774
cd/m²
774
cd/m²
772
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 782 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 772.9 cd/m² Minimum: 2.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 757 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.3 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.3
ΔE Greyscale 2.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
98.8% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.22
Xiaomi 12 Lite
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Sony Xperia 10 IV
OLED, 2520x1080, 6.00
Google Pixel 6a
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.10
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.55
Apple iPhone SE 2022
IPS, 1334x750, 4.70
Samsung Galaxy A53
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.50
Screen
15%
15%
23%
-9%
-8%
Brightness middle
757
572
-24%
758
0%
797
5%
662
-13%
718
-5%
Brightness
773
580
-25%
767
-1%
800
3%
647
-16%
730
-6%
Brightness Distribution
97
96
-1%
93
-4%
97
0%
92
-5%
92
-5%
Black Level *
0.4
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.3
0.9
31%
0.9
31%
0.9
31%
1.44
-11%
1.62
-25%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.4
1.2
65%
2.5
26%
2
41%
4.74
-39%
4.21
-24%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.5
1.4
44%
1.6
36%
1.1
56%
1.7
32%
2
20%
Gamma
2.22 99%
2.29 96%
2.2 100%
2.26 97%
2.179 101%
2.156 102%
CCT
6403 102%
6614 98%
6599 98%
6397 102%
6746 96%
6545 99%
Contrast
1655

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 119.7 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 119.7 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 119.7 Hz is very low, so the flickering may cause eyestrain and headaches after extended use.

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19657 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

min. display brightness
min.
25 % display brightness
25 %
50 % display brightness
50 %
75 % display brightness
75 %
max. manual display brightness
100 %

Measurements at a fixed zoom level and using different brightness settings

We examined the accuracy of the colors with a photo spectrometer and the analysis software CalMAN. At factory settings, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G displays somewhat cooler colors but does use the larger DCI-P3 color space. The most natural imaging performance was achieved when the Original color scheme is selected in the settings, but the smartphone then only makes use of the smaller sRGB color space, which it then covers almost completely.

Grayscale (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
ColorChecker (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
ColorChecker (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Colorspace (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Colorspace (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)
Saturation (Color scheme: Original, color temperature: Standard, target color space: sRGB)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
1.15 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5745 ms rise
↘ 0.5735 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.9 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.08 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.5245 ms rise
↘ 0.5545 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (36.2 ms).

The Xiaomi 12 Lite's screen remains quite easy to view in most light situations outdoors, and the environmental light sensor reacts quickly and appropriately to changing light conditions. Only on really bright days did we wish we had a little extra brightness from the screen.

Outdoors, lightly cloudy
Outdoors
Outdoors, lightly cloudy
Outdoors, lightly cloudy

This Xiaomi smartphone's viewing angles were quite good, and only showed a slight turquoise tint at flat viewing angles, which is hardly noticeable in everyday use.


The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G's viewing angles
The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G's viewing angles

Performance - the Xiaomi 12 Lite treads water

In terms of performance, the Xiaomi 12 Lite continues to rely on the Snapdragon 778G 5G, which came with 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM in our test model. The inclusion of a more modern chip was probably prevented by the fact that there was just no adequate successor in this section of the mid-range chip market this year, with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 taking a bit too long to arrive.

As one might expect, this Xiaomi smartphone delivers identical performance to its predecessor in the benchmarks, which is still more than competitive in this price range. Only Apple and Google are using high-end chips in this segment of the market.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
1741 Points ∼100% +122%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1025 Points ∼59% +31%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
787 Points ∼45% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
783 Points ∼45%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (765 - 791, n=9)
779 Points ∼45% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
740 Points ∼43% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=266, last 2 years)
729 Points ∼42% -7%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
670 Points ∼38% -14%
Multi-Core
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
4788 Points ∼100% +63%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
2962 Points ∼62% +1%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
2940 Points ∼61% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
2932 Points ∼61%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (2785 - 3000, n=9)
2865 Points ∼60% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=266, last 2 years)
2349 Points ∼49% -20%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1909 Points ∼40% -35%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1878 Points ∼39% -36%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
733484 Points ∼100% +42%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
715338 Points ∼98% +38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=141, last 2 years)
585756 Points ∼80% +13%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
516991 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
509185 Points ∼69% -2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (438254 - 520706, n=9)
498882 Points ∼68% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
409976 Points ∼56% -21%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
386185 Points ∼53% -25%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (9330 - 13296, n=8)
11676 Points ∼100% +2%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
11470 Points ∼98% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
11461 Points ∼98%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10755 Points ∼92% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=191, last 2 years)
10457 Points ∼90% -9%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9717 Points ∼83% -15%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
6897 Points ∼59% -40%
CrossMark - Overall
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
1132 Points ∼100% +72%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
865 Points ∼76% +31%
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=82, last 2 years)
783 Points ∼69% +19%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
678 Points ∼60% +3%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
658 Points ∼58%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (621 - 678, n=3)
652 Points ∼58% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
579 Points ∼51% -12%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
574 Points ∼51% -13%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5950 Points ∼100% +38%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4809 Points ∼81% +11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1223 - 8753, n=175, last 2 years)
4586 Points ∼77% +6%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (4079 - 5002, n=9)
4579 Points ∼77% +6%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4314 Points ∼73%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
3721 Points ∼63% -14%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3626 Points ∼61% -16%
System
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
10455 Points ∼100% +10%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (8751 - 10816, n=9)
9629 Points ∼92% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
9517 Points ∼91%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
9109 Points ∼87% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=175, last 2 years)
8085 Points ∼77% -15%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
8043 Points ∼77% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
7157 Points ∼68% -25%
Memory
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
6592 Points ∼100% +43%
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 9044, n=175, last 2 years)
5170 Points ∼78% +12%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (3956 - 6372, n=9)
5012 Points ∼76% +9%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
4957 Points ∼75% +8%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
4602 Points ∼70%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4580 Points ∼69% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
3855 Points ∼58% -16%
Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
14148 Points ∼100% +112%
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=175, last 2 years)
8664 Points ∼61% +30%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
6729 Points ∼48% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (6594 - 6783, n=9)
6697 Points ∼47% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
6681 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
5178 Points ∼37% -22%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4421 Points ∼31% -34%
Web
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
1534 Points ∼100% +30%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
1476 Points ∼96% +25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (718 - 2392, n=175, last 2 years)
1410 Points ∼92% +19%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (1184 - 1534, n=9)
1367 Points ∼89% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
1210 Points ∼79% +2%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
1184 Points ∼77%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
1178 Points ∼77% -1%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
  (136987 - 140376, n=6)
138766 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 6144
138747 Points ∼100%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
Apple A15 Bionic, A15 GPU 5-Core, 4096
104532 Points ∼75% -25%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4293 - 286905, n=159, last 2 years)
53821 Points ∼39% -61%
Google Pixel 6a
Google Tensor, Mali-G78 MP20, 6144
5967 Points ∼4% -96%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, Adreno 619, 6144
4951 Points ∼4% -96%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Samsung Exynos 1280, Mali-G68 MP4, 6144
4714 Points ∼3% -97%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G, Adreno 642L, 8192
Points ∼0% -100%

The Xiaomi 12 Lite uses the Adreno 642L integrated on the Snapdragon chip for graphics acceleration, which is in the upper mid-range. There are no surprises here either, and the GPU delivers significantly more power than those used in the Galaxy A53 (ARM Mali-G68 MP4) or Xperia 10 IV (Adreno 619).

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
1877 Points ∼100% +174%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1626 Points ∼87% +138%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
688 Points ∼37% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
684 Points ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
621 Points ∼33% -9%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
355 Points ∼19% -48%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
2399 Points ∼100% +249%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2040 Points ∼85% +197%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
695 Points ∼29% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
687 Points ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
636 Points ∼27% -7%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
361 Points ∼15% -47%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
8909 Points ∼100% +259%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7261 Points ∼82% +192%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2500 Points ∼28% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2483 Points ∼28%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2275 Points ∼26% -8%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1208 Points ∼14% -51%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
8357 Points ∼100% +239%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6695 Points ∼80% +171%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2505 Points ∼30% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2468 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2293 Points ∼27% -7%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
1212 Points ∼15% -51%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2769 Points ∼100% +9%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2689 Points ∼97% +5%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2557 Points ∼92% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2550 Points ∼92%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5338 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5277 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3902 Points ∼73% -26%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2730 Points ∼51% -48%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4299 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4264 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3546 Points ∼82% -17%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2739 Points ∼64% -36%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4833 Points ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4277 Points ∼88% -12%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4166 Points ∼86% -14%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3510 Points ∼73% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3097 Points ∼64% -36%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
8957 Points ∼100% +61%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5651 Points ∼63% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5577 Points ∼62%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3982 Points ∼44% -29%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2990 Points ∼33% -46%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
7205 Points ∼100% +34%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5393 Points ∼75%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5236 Points ∼73% -3%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3746 Points ∼52% -31%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3092 Points ∼43% -43%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4529 Points ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4525 Points ∼100%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3446 Points ∼76% -24%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2261 Points ∼50% -50%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7238 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7138 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5172 Points ∼71% -28%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4311 Points ∼60% -40%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6389 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6326 Points ∼99%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4083 Points ∼64% -35%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4021 Points ∼63% -36%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5036 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5005 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3621 Points ∼72% -28%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2934 Points ∼58% -41%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5213 Points ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5169 Points ∼99%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3939 Points ∼76% -24%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2830 Points ∼54% -45%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4506 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4501 Points ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3370 Points ∼75% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2823 Points ∼63% -37%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
Points ∼0% -100%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9526 Points ∼100% +42%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6695 Points ∼70%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6458 Points ∼68% -4%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4645 Points ∼49% -31%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4256 Points ∼45% -36%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13988 Points ∼100% +87%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7608 Points ∼54% +2%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7495 Points ∼54%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
5510 Points ∼39% -26%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
4552 Points ∼33% -39%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4874 Points ∼100%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4501 Points ∼92% -8%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
4224 Points ∼87% -13%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
3468 Points ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
2997 Points ∼61% -39%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
108 fps ∼100%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
89 fps ∼82% -18%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
81 fps ∼75% -25%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼56% -44%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
60 fps ∼56% -44%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼56% -44%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
358 fps ∼100% +169%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
252 fps ∼70% +89%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
133 fps ∼37% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
133 fps ∼37%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
95 fps ∼27% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
92 fps ∼26% -31%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
69 fps ∼100% +1%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
68 fps ∼99%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼87% -12%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼87% -12%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
56 fps ∼81% -18%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
39 fps ∼57% -43%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
187 fps ∼100% +143%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
151 fps ∼81% +96%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
79 fps ∼42% +3%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
77 fps ∼41%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
61 fps ∼33% -21%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
48 fps ∼26% -38%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼100% +22%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps ∼100% +22%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
51 fps ∼85% +4%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
49 fps ∼82%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼58% -29%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼43% -47%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
100 fps ∼100% +79%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼60% +7%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
57 fps ∼57% +2%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
56 fps ∼56%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
38 fps ∼38% -32%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
35 fps ∼35% -37%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼100% +114%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
54 fps ∼90% +93%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
29 fps ∼48% +4%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
28 fps ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼33% -29%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
16 fps ∼27% -43%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
82 fps ∼100% +148%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
52 fps ∼63% +58%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
33 fps ∼40% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
33 fps ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼28% -30%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
20 fps ∼24% -39%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼100% +200%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
39 fps ∼65% +95%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼33% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
15 fps ∼25% -25%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
11 fps ∼18% -45%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
39 fps ∼100% +179%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps ∼72% +100%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼36% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼36%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
10 fps ∼26% -29%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
8.2 fps ∼21% -41%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
60 fps ∼100% +82%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
43 fps ∼72% +30%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
33 fps ∼55% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
33 fps ∼55%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼38% -30%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
18 fps ∼30% -45%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
95.9 fps ∼100% +152%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
58 fps ∼60% +53%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
39 fps ∼41% +3%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
38 fps ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
26 fps ∼27% -32%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
23 fps ∼24% -39%

The Xiaomi 12 Lite performs very well in terms of browser performance, and only bows out to competitors with newer or stronger chips in our comparison, even outperforming the Pixel 6a in WebXPRT 4.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
182.6 Points ∼100% +116%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE (Chrome 96)
86.2 Points ∼47% +2%
Xiaomi 12 Lite (Chrome 105)
84.417 Points ∼46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (58.8 - 86.8, n=9)
75.5 Points ∼41% -11%
Google Pixel 6a (Firefox 1ß4-2-ß)
75.261 Points ∼41% -11%
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=178, last 2 years)
71.9 Points ∼39% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
63.5 Points ∼35% -25%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
57.351 Points ∼31% -32%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chome 99)
239 runs/min ∼100% +316%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
90.4 runs/min ∼38% +57%
Average of class Smartphone (12.5 - 375, n=166, last 2 years)
69 runs/min ∼29% +20%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE (Chrome 96)
61.5 runs/min ∼26% +7%
Xiaomi 12 Lite (Chrome 105)
57.4 runs/min ∼24%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (52.5 - 61.5, n=7)
56.4 runs/min ∼24% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chome 101)
51.24 runs/min ∼21% -11%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
46.2 runs/min ∼19% -20%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
265 Points ∼100% +141%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE (Chrome 96)
113 Points ∼43% +3%
Xiaomi 12 Lite (Chrome 105)
110 Points ∼42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (93 - 131, n=9)
106.3 Points ∼40% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=180, last 2 years)
100.8 Points ∼38% -8%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
78 Points ∼29% -29%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
77 Points ∼29% -30%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
69 Points ∼26% -37%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall Score
Average of class Smartphone (42 - 202, n=34, last 2 years)
88.7 Points ∼100% +20%
Xiaomi 12 Lite (Chrome 105)
74 Points ∼83%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (74 - 74, n=2)
74 Points ∼83% 0%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
72 Points ∼81% -3%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
59 Points ∼67% -20%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
65969 Points ∼100% +149%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
33046 Points ∼50% +25%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE (Chrome 96)
31915 Points ∼48% +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (23915 - 31915, n=9)
27712 Points ∼42% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=190, last 2 years)
26483 Points ∼40% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite (Chrome 105)
26441 Points ∼40%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
24159 Points ∼37% -9%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
21839 Points ∼33% -17%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=187, last 2 years)
2676 ms * ∼100% -65%
Sony Xperia 10 IV (Chrome 103.0.5060.129)
1981.7 ms * ∼74% -22%
Samsung Galaxy A53 (Chrome 101)
1920.3 ms * ∼72% -19%
Xiaomi 12 Lite (Chrome 105)
1618.2 ms * ∼60%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (1323 - 1893, n=9)
1590 ms * ∼59% +2%
Google Pixel 6a (Chrome 105.0.5195.79)
1531.6 ms * ∼57% +5%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE (Chrome 96)
1323 ms * ∼49% +18%
Apple iPhone SE 2022 (Chrome 99)
497.2 ms * ∼19% +69%

* ... smaller is better

The UFS 2.2 storage delivers high data transfer rates, although it is significantly slower than in the predecessor, particularly when writing sequentially.

Xiaomi 12 LiteSony Xperia 10 IVGoogle Pixel 6aXiaomi 11 Lite 5G NESamsung Galaxy A53Average 128 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-14%
28%
9%
-6%
-16%
-1%
Sequential Read 256KB
943.11
521.1
-45%
1312.64
39%
944
0%
510.1
-46%
697 ?(303 - 999, n=29)
-26%
992 ?(45.6 - 2037, n=256, last 2 years)
5%
Sequential Write 256KB
486.78
497.61
2%
712.94
46%
679
39%
486.7
0%
460 ?(105.3 - 857, n=29)
-6%
542 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=256, last 2 years)
11%
Random Read 4KB
196.37
192.5
-2%
219.53
12%
208.7
6%
229.9
17%
166.4 ?(89.3 - 253, n=29)
-15%
179 ?(13.5 - 390, n=256, last 2 years)
-9%
Random Write 4KB
199.91
177.83
-11%
225.61
13%
178.8
-11%
210.8
5%
165.4 ?(113.8 - 213, n=29)
-17%
178.6 ?(30.3 - 503, n=257, last 2 years)
-11%

Gaming - 60 FPS gaming only possible with reduced graphics settings

The Adreno 642L provides good gaming performance that is perfectly adequate for most games. When analyzed with GameBench, PUBG Mobile achieves a stable 40 FPS in the HD setting. If you want greater graphical detail, the HDR setting still has serviceable performance, although the most texture-rich graphical setting, Ultra HD, is out of the question. Things are different with League of Legends, which still delivers a smooth 60 frames per second even with the best possible settings, although it cannot utilize the optional 90 or 120 FPS.

Aside from these limitations, the Xiaomi 12 Lite provides no cause for criticism, and performs well with its responsive touchscreen and stereo speakers.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
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; League of Legends: Wild Rift; 3.4.0.5930: Ø60.7 (57-61)
; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 2.2.0: Ø59.6 (57-61)
; PUBG Mobile; HD; 2.2.0: Ø39.9 (37-41)

Emissions - Dual speakers with Dolby Atmos

Temperature

The Xiaomi 12 Lite's surface temperatures are nice and low when idle and never become uncomfortable, even when under constant load. The phone only gets a bit warm on the front.


The phone didn't display any evident weaknesses in our stress test either, and was able to provide consistent performance.

Max. Load
 35.3 °C
96 F
35.3 °C
96 F
32.5 °C
91 F
 
 35.1 °C
95 F
36 °C
97 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
35.4 °C
96 F
32.7 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 36 °C = 97 F
Average: 34.5 °C = 94 F
31 °C
88 F
31.9 °C
89 F
33.3 °C
92 F
31.1 °C
88 F
32.6 °C
91 F
33.7 °C
93 F
30.4 °C
87 F
32.6 °C
91 F
33.6 °C
92 F
Maximum: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Average: 32.2 °C = 90 F
Power Supply (max.)  26.2 °C = 79 F | Room Temperature 21.8 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.5 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 32.8 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35.1 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 33.7 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 33.7 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.9 °C / 84 F, compared to the device average of 32.8 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
99.6 % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.4 % ∼100%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 % ∼100% 0%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
79.5 % ∼80% -20%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
42.9 % ∼43% -57%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi 12 Lite
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.7 % ∼100%
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.5 % ∼100% 0%
Sony Xperia 10 IV
Adreno 619, SD 695 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
98.9 % ∼99% -1%
Samsung Galaxy A53
Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
97.8 % ∼98% -2%
Apple iPhone SE 2022
A15 GPU 5-Core, A15, 64 GB SSD
61.4 % ∼62% -38%
Google Pixel 6a
Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
49.2 % ∼49% -51%
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Xiaomi 12 Lite Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø4.12 (4.11-4.13)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø3.81 (3.75-3.84)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø7.52 (6.17-12.6)
Xiaomi 12 Lite Adreno 642L, SD 778G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 1.0.9.1: Ø14.8 (14.7-14.8)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Mali-G68 MP4, Exynos 1280, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø13.7 (13.7-13.7)
Google Pixel 6a Mali-G78 MP20, Tensor, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø23.7 (17.4-40.5)

Speakers

The Xiaomi's two speakers deliver decent quality sound, as long as they don't have to play too loudly. Aside from that the highs are very present, which gives the sound a shallow character, and the lows are too weak.

Wired headphones can be connected to the USB-C port, which would however require an adapter. Wireless Bluetooth is available with all common audio codecs (SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS+, LDAC, LHDC V1-4).

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs204339.22530.430.73123.230.34023.326.65036.437.46324.131.98020.341.210017.632.612515.738.316013.848.520016.248.725015.150.431512.655.340013.158.250013.166.763012.768.480014.773.4100013.474.7125012.877160012.878.6200012.879.7250013.280.9315013.779.4400013.980.4500013.178.7630013.976.8800013.374.9100001469.71250014.2631600013.658.5SPL25.689.7N0.778median 13.6median 69.7Delta0.9115338.644.538.433.728.833.434.535.837.630.128.621.323.52121.516.327.714.738.212.94514.351.21353.110.857.112.362.713.566.519.571.61578.514.177.914.97611.976.612.87615.472.616.573.216.767.517.272.31865.117.963.817.658.518.351.82886.10.962.1median 15median 65.12.111.3hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi 12 LiteSamsung Galaxy A53
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi 12 Lite audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (89.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.3% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20.6% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 29% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 54% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 38% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Samsung Galaxy A53 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (86.1 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 25.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 8.4% higher than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (7.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.1% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 58% of all tested devices in this class were better, 12% similar, 31% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 74% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 19% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery life - 4,300 mAh in the Xiaomi 12 Lite

Power consumption

The Xiaomi 12 Lite's power consumption is rather frugal, similar to its predecessor. Measurements taken with medium display brightness (150 cd/m²) in particular show clear advantages over the Galaxy A53 while under load, even though the Xiaomi smartphone's chip is more powerful.

The fast charging technology has received a nice boost, and the smartphone can now be charged at 67 W. A full charge only takes 54 minutes, and the 50 percent mark is already reached after 16 minutes, with 85 percent being reached within 29 minutes.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.12 / 0.23 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.83 / 1.78 / 1.81 Watt
Load midlight 3.83 / 6.6 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Xiaomi 12 Lite
4300 mAh
Sony Xperia 10 IV
5000 mAh
Google Pixel 6a
4410 mAh
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE
4250 mAh
Apple iPhone SE 2022
2018 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A53
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
18%
-6%
-1%
-9%
-6%
-8%
-4%
Idle Minimum *
0.83
0.68
18%
0.68
18%
0.78
6%
0.6
28%
0.9
-8%
0.949 ?(0.78 - 1.2, n=8)
-14%
0.876 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=196, last 2 years)
-6%
Idle Average *
1.78
1.69
5%
1.56
12%
1.97
-11%
0.9
49%
1.3
27%
1.825 ?(1.3 - 2.98, n=8)
-3%
1.604 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=196, last 2 years)
10%
Idle Maximum *
1.81
1.73
4%
1.58
13%
1.99
-10%
1.5
17%
1.6
12%
2.02 ?(1.6 - 3.11, n=8)
-12%
1.807 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=196, last 2 years)
-0%
Load Average *
3.83
2.54
34%
5.37
-40%
3.23
16%
6.5
-70%
5.7
-49%
3.83 ?(3.23 - 4.7, n=8)
-0%
4.34 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=196, last 2 years)
-13%
Load Maximum *
6.6
4.61
30%
8.74
-32%
7.08
-7%
11
-67%
7.3
-11%
7.23 ?(6.6 - 8.1, n=8)
-10%
7.17 ?(3.56 - 11.7, n=196, last 2 years)
-9%

* ... smaller is better

Power consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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Xiaomi 12 Lite Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G: Ø3.74 (0.953-7.76)
Samsung Galaxy A53 Samsung Exynos 1280: Ø7.03 (4.38-10.4)

Power consumption: GFXBench (150 cd/m²)