Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite vs Mi 10 Lite: Larger battery, 120 Hz screen, 64 MP main camera sensor, and lower price may not make up for the AWOL AMOLED
Xiaomi has been busy bolstering its successful Mi 10 range this year, and we now have the Mi 10T Lite along with the Mi 10 Lite for smartphone shoppers who don't want to risk the expense of buying a typical flagship smartphone. Both devices offer an attractive price/performance ratio and you can enjoy 5G connections with either smartphone. Owners of the Mi 10T Lite or Mi 10 Lite can also expect to find dual-SIM support, a base 6 GB + 64 GB configuration, and even a 3.5 mm audio jack. So what are the key differences between the newer Mi 10T Lite and the still up-to-date Mi 10 Lite?
The first important difference is the SoC used: The Mi 10T Lite has the Snapdragon 750G (Adreno 619) while the Mi 10 Lite is slightly better off with the Snapdragon 765G (Adreno 620). Other areas where the older Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite arguably triumphs include having an up to 256 GB storage option (in select markets) and being smaller and lighter than the Mi 10T alternative, which depending on your smartphone size preference could be considered a pro. But then the newer device seems to bring a whole lot more goodies with it at a lower price.
120 Hz refresh rate screen? Check. 64 MP main camera sensor? Check. Stereo speakers? Check. 4,820-mAh battery? Check. 33 W fast charging? Check. This is a list of pros that the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite can offer against the Mi 10 Lite (60 Hz, 48 MP, mono speaker, 4,160 mAh, 20 W). With the generally €70/£70 lower price tag too, how can the Mi 10T Lite not be the first choice in this particular contest, even if the stereo sound is a bit lacking? It all boils down to the thing you see every time you look at your smartphone – the display.
Yes, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite has an LCD screen with 120 Hz capability, but it’s still not an AMOLED. There are many who would argue LCD is just as good as or even better than AMOLED, and there is no definitive “superior” display as both have their advantages and disadvantages. The choice is simply subjective: If you want a 120 Hz-capable display and 64 MP main camera sensor then go for the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite. If you are fine with a camera with fewer megapixels that still produces good daylight photos and a display with incredible contrast and black levels then select the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite.
|Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite||Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite|
|SoC||Snapdragon 750G||Snapdragon 765G|
|Refresh rate||120 Hz||60 Hz|
|Main camera sensor||64 MP||48 MP|
|Battery||4,820 mAh||4,160 mAh|
|Fast charging||33 W||20 W|
|Weight||214.5 g/7.57 oz||192 g/6.77 oz|
|Price (6 GB + 64 GB)||€279/£229||€349/£299|
|Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G|
Adreno 619, SD 750G 5G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G|
Adreno 620, SD 765G, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
|Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *|
52 ?(27.6, 24.4)
10 ?(5, 5)
|Response Time Black / White *|
32.4 ?(16, 16.4)
8 ?(5, 3)
|Black Level *|
|Colorchecker dE 2000 *|
|Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *|
|Greyscale dE 2000 *|
|Total Average (Program / Settings)|
* ... smaller is better