Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix (f/2.0, 0.8 µm)
Average of 11 scores (from 20 reviews)
Reviews for the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite
Xiaomi's Mi 9 Lite boasts a lot of technology and raises the bar for $250 smartphones dramatically. Find out in our review whether or not this smartphone from China performs adequately.
Source: GSM Arena
The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is a great smartphone which few will buy. Even if it were cheaper, the Redmi series would have still been the better choice. We think Xiaomi has gone too far with its Mi 9 series saturation and the Mi 9 Lite will be the first, and we hope the last, to fall into the oblivion because of that. But if you happen to be among those few that discover enough reasons to buy a Lite - we're sure it won't disappoint you for a second.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 72%
Source: WinFuture DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2020
Source: ChinaMobileMag DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2019
Source: Chinahandys.net DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2019
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 100%
Source: Movil Zona ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: El Androide Libre ES→EN
Positive: Low price; nice display; decent hardware; large battery capacity; LED notification.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/16/2019
Source: Xataka ES→EN
Positive: Good price; fast fingerprint sensor; face unlock; attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2019
Source: AndroidWorld.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70% features: 80% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
Source: Tutto Android IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85%
Source: Everyeye.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Andrea Galeazzi IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/30/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% display: 86% mobility: 92% workmanship: 80%
Source: Pianeta Cellulare IT→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; nice design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/23/2019
Source: Pianeta Cellulare IT→EN
Positive: Big screen; super AMOLED display; flexible face unlock.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2019
Source: Fredzone FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 95% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 70% mobility: 100%
Source: CNet France FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Komputerswiat PL→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; nice cameras; good price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2019
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; long battery life; fast charging; high performance; nice cameras; attractive design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2019
Source: Nghenhin Vietnam VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; beautiful design; solid workmanship; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/14/2019
Source: FPT shop VN→EN
Positive: Impressive cameras; high autonomy; beautiful design; attractive price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/18/2019
Model: The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is a smartphone with a light, slim body coupled with style and long-lasting battery time. The 32 MP selfie and 48 MP AI triple camera are also the highlights of the smartphone. The Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite has the same display as the Mi 9. Its 6.39-inch Samsung AMOLED display with VDE Blue-Light protection is certified from Germany. The Samsung AMOLED display contains a wide range of colors with up to 60,000:1 contrast. It supports smart environment adaptation, intelligently adjusting the display according to the surroundings to give a more natural viewing experience. Besides that, it also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor. It features a 48 MP ultra high definition camera. The camera ensures that each detail is perfectly preserved and presented. The 118° (before distortion correction) ultra wide-angle camera makes pictures even wider. Also, the depth sensor highlights the subject and blurs the background, making it the focal point of every photo. A heightened-sensitivity light sensor, combined with advanced image processor and optimized multi-frame noise reduction algorithms, allows users to capture outstanding night scenes without a tripod. The flagship 32 MP Selfie Camera features ultra-high 6,560 × 4,928 pixels resolution for exceptional definition right down to the last eyelash and hair. It can capture clear and natural selfies. Users can also touch up, edit and crop later with ease to preserve better-quality pictures. The AI Portrait Mode allows users to take the most beautiful selfies as the focus by blurring the messy background. With various themed filters, users can get stylish selfies easily with just one click.
For hardware specifications, it has dual accelerated octa-core performance. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 with dual turbo boost, 6 GB LPDDR4x 2,133 MHz dual channel RAM, 128 GB UFS2.1 storage, and an Adreno 640 graphics processor. These specifications are sufficient for optimum gaming and everyday use. Users can choose between Pearl White, Aurora Blue, and Onyx Grey for color options. Besides that, it also has a Xiaomi logo with pause light. When a user is charging, calling or listening to music, the pause light will light up with different colors. Powering the smartphone is a large 4,030 mAh battery, which is sufficient for up to 2 days of normal usage. 18 W fast charging can quickly restore the battery to full power. As a conclusion, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite is a decent budget smartphone with great camera and hardware specifications. With big screen, decent hardware, great camera and good looking appearance, the Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite checks a lot of boxes for users who are looking for a budget smartphone.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Qualcomm Adreno 616: Integrated (in the Snapdragon 710) graphics card based on the Adreno 600 architecture. According to Qualcomm up to 30% faster than the previous generation (Adreno 512 in the Snapdragon 660). Supports DirectX11_1, Vulkan 1.0, OpenCL 2.0, OpenGL ES 3.2.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
SD 710: Fast mid-range ARM SoC with 8 CPU Kryo 260 cores (four fast 2.2 GHz cores in a cluster and two power saving cores) and a rather slow Adreno 616 GPU. Manufactured in a modern 10 nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.
Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.
Xiaomi Tech was founded as a Chinese smartphone producer in 2010 and soon reached high market shares in its home market. Although Xiaomi is not one of the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers worldwide in 2016, it is nevertheless one of the big global players in this market segment.
Since 2015 there are many reviews. The ratings have been above average since 2016.
80.03%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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