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Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: Smartphone with a lot to offer for the price

For its official MSRP of 400 Euros/~$470, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite offers amazing features
For its official MSRP of 400 Euros/~$470, the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite offers amazing features
While the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite belongs to the mid-range segment, it offers features that are almost identical to those on the high-end model Mi Note 10. We tested the device and summarized our findings below.
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With the Mi Note 10 Lite, Xiaomi stays true to its core philosophy of creating powerful, yet affordable smartphones. Here, the "Lite" moniker undersells the device, however, since there is only one real difference between the mid-range smartphone and its high-end sibling, the Mi Note 10: The camera module.

As a result, the Mi Note 10 Lite, which has an MSRP of just 400 Euros (~$470) achieves great results in our tests. Instead of the Mi Note 10's 108-MP penta-camera, it only offers a 64-MP camera with four lenses, which is still quite a lot for a smartphone that is supposed to compete with other mid-range devices.

The image quality of the Xiaomi smartphone is convincing as well and the 64-MP camera can capture great shots in daylight. While the low-light performance is somewhat lacking, the Mi Note 10 Lite is far from being the only current mid-range smartphone with this drawback.

Other good features of the Mi Note 10 Lite include the octa-core Snapdragon 730G SoC, 6 GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and depending on the model, 64 GB or 128 GB of storage. Furthermore, it comes with an AMOLED display that managed to impress us during our review thanks to its high luminosity and its color accuracy, which was excellent ex-factory.

Users who are looking for a smartphone with long battery life also will not be disappointed by the Mi Note 10 Lite. Due to its 5260-mAh battery, the Xiaomi phone achieves outstanding runtimes. It lasts for almost 19 hours under a simluated web-browsing load and just below 24 hours while playing an H.264 video. Thus, at least one day, possibly even two days of use are feasible even when performing stressful tasks.

Our in-depth review offers more test results for a more detailed impression of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite.

Curved display, glass back, premium build quality: The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite is a premium phone in terms of both looks and feel
Curved display, glass back, premium build quality: The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite is a premium phone in terms of both looks and feel
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Manuel Masiero
Editor of the original article: Manuel Masiero - Senior Tech Writer - 145 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.
Marius Schell
Translator: Marius Schell - Tech Writer - 268 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2020
Even in my youth I was already very enthusiastic about technology, and as a result I started building PCs, optimizing them, and writing programs while I was still in school. When dealing with the inevitable hardware and software problems associated with computers, I was always relentless in my search for the necessary solutions. The compact forms of laptops and smartphones introduced further challenges in this regard. In my reviews for Notebookcheck I try to communicate as objectively as possible how well a device copes with these hurdles.
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Manuel Masiero, 2020-08-12 (Update: 2021-03- 6)