Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Xiaomi launches the Mi Note 10 Lite: A cheaper Mi Note 10 with worse cameras

The Mi Note 10 Lite. (Source: Mi)
The Mi Note 10 Lite. (Source: Mi)
Six months after the release of the widely acclaimed camera-centric Mi Note 10, Xiaomi has launched a cheaper model: the Mi Note 10 Lite, featuring most of the same specifications of the regular Mi Note 10 at the cost of much worse cameras.
Ricci Rox, 🇷🇺
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

The Mi Note 10 was the first mainstream production phone to launch with a 108 MP sensor, and was hailed for its photography chops as it debuted at the top of DxOMark's leaderboard. Six months later, Xiaomi is back with another phone in this series—the Mi Note 10 Lite. This time, though, the camera hardware isn't that impressive.

The Mi Note 10 Lite sports the same 6.47-inch FHD+ AMOLED display on the regular Mi Note 10. That's a theme with the phone, in fact, as it shares virtually identical hardware with the Mi Note 10. The same Snapdragon 730G, 5260 mAh battery, and 30 W fast charging.

Where the Mi Note Lite does differ from the Mi Note 10 is in the most important department: cameras. While the Mi Note 10 features a huge 1/1.33" 108 MP ISOCELL Bright HMX, the Mi Note 10 Lite goes with the smaller, lower-res 1/1.7" 64 MP IMX686. The ultra-wide-angle shooter is downgraded from a 20 MP unit to an 8 MP sensor, and the two telephoto lenses are ditched in favor of a 5 MP macro lens and 2 MP depth sensor. 

The 6/64 model carries an RRP of €349 (US$382), while the 6/128 SKU will cost €399 (US$437). Those are fair prices for the features the phone delivers, but the existence of this device still seems a bit pointless considering the 6/128 GB Mi Note 10 can be had these days for around US$400.

The Mi Note 10 will come in color options of Nebula Purple, Glacier White and Midnight Black. Availability is scheduled for mid-May.

Buy Xiaomi Mi Note 10 now on Amazon

Read all 2 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1847 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I like tech, simple as. Half the time, you can catch me writing snarky sales copy. The rest of the time, I'm either keeping readers abreast with the latest happenings in the mobile tech world or watching football. I worked as both a journo and freelance content writer for a couple of years before joining the Notebookcheck team in 2017. Feel free to shoot me some questions on Twitter or Reddit if it so tickles thine fancy.
contact me via: @riccirox, LinkedIn
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2020 04 > Xiaomi launches the Mi Note 10 Lite: A cheaper Mi Note 10 with worse cameras
Ricci Rox, 2020-04-30 (Update: 2020-05- 1)