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Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite: Overview of the test results

Affordable and well-equipped: The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite scores with features such as 5G and a 120-Hz display.
Affordable and well-equipped: The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite scores with features such as 5G and a 120-Hz display.
With its official starting price of 280 Euros (~$343), the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite belongs to the most affordable 5G smartphones. The rest of the equipment is also impressive, such as the IPS display with 120 Hz and the fast Snapdragon 750G.
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Xiaomi offers its Mi 10T Lite midrange smartphone in two storage variants that are both accompanied by 6 GB of LPDDR4x-RAM. The model with 64 GB of internal UFS 2.1 storage is available for about 280 Euros (~$343) and that with 128 GB, for 350 Euros (~$429). The brand new Snapdragon 750G octa-core SoC, which provides the 5G capability to the Xiaomi smartphone, is also included. As our test shows, the Snapdragon 750G practically plays in the same league in terms of speed as the Snapdragon 765G, which is currently used in many midrange smartphones.

IPS Display with HDR10 and 120 Hz

The Mi 10T Lite measures 6.67 inches and uses an IPS display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and with HDR10 support. This is combined with a feature that is rather rare in this price range: The display refresh rate can be increased from 60 Hz to 120 Hz, which makes navigation of websites and menus noticeably smoother.  On the other hand, the Snapdragon 750G also ensures that the operation remains smooth even in the 60-Hz mode.

In our test, the Mi 10T Lite, which is equipped with Android 10 and Xiaomi's own in-house MIUI user interface, also scores some positive points with the endurance of its battery. Its capacity is 4820 mAh, providing a long battery life to the smartphone even in the 120-Hz mode. During simulated web-surfing, the smartphone lasts for more than 18 hours, and when playing videos, even more than 20 hours.

The 64-MP camera, which uses four lenses (16-MP main camera + 8-MP ultra wide-angle camera + 2-MP macro camera + 2-MP depth sensor) leaves a good impression. In daylight, it creates decent photos and it can even handle bad light conditions fairly well. Only the ultra wide-angle camera is unable to convince completely, since the colors of its recordings turn out a tad too intense and are blurry on the edges.

Hardly any Compromises Despite the Affordable Price

The Mi 10T Lite achieves its affordable price through making some compromises. However, in sum those are not very grave. For example, there is no IP certification and it only has a hybrid dual-SIM. The sound from the stereo speakers is also a bit thin. While the WLAN module is supposed to achieve WiFi-6 speeds, it is unable to go beyond fast WiFi-5 speed in our test, so it is by no means slow.

Find out more about the complete test of the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite here.

Good workmanship: the 6.67-inch Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite is protected in the front and back by Gorilla Glass.
Good workmanship: the 6.67-inch Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite is protected in the front and back by Gorilla Glass.
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Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Senior Tech Writer - 155 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
My fascination for computers started with the C64. Since then, I’ve put everything that comes my way in terms of hardware through its paces. From the C64 to the Amiga 500 and the first PC with an 8088 CPU, my list of projects has grown increasingly longer. For more than 20 years now I have also turned my hobby into my profession and have been active in the mobile section of Notebookcheck since 2021. Before that, I worked as a hardware editor for IDG Media (tecChannel.de) and VNU Business Publications (PC professional), among others.
Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 237 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Manuel Masiero, 2020-12-21 (Update: 2020-12-19)