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Review of a quality smartphone Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite


Xiaomi has launched a new smartphone model - Mi Note 10 Lite. This is a simplified version of the Mi Note 10. The device received more modest photo capabilities, but retained a capacious 5260 mAh battery. We will tell you how users might like the new product and what drawbacks it has.

Looks like big brother

The front panel of the device is not much different from the more advanced version. Everything is standard here: not a light body with rounded edges, front and back made of glass, no cutouts (except for the eye for a selfie camera) and frames. The main design differences are observed in the main camera block.


The device pleases with the presence of some little things. There is an audio output that music lovers will love. The manufacturer has equipped the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite with an infrared port for controlling household appliances, an NFC module that makes it easier to make payments when shopping in stores.

It's bad that there is no memory card slot, but you can install two SIM-cards. Another disadvantage of the model was the vibration motor, which produces a rattling sound. This spoils the overall impression of the device. You seem to be dealing with a cheaper model.

Another smartphone received a fingerprint scanner, which is built into the display. There are no complaints about his work. Everything happens quickly, accompanied by pleasant animation.

Nice but not practical display

Display Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite has the same characteristics as the older model. It is 6.47-inch, with the already familiar AMOLED matrix with Full HD + resolution, HDR support and an aspect ratio of 19, 5: 9. Like most Xiaomi models in this segment, there is a good margin of brightness here, which will allow you to view any content even in sunny weather.


The screen glass has an oleophobic coating, fingerprints remain on it, but they are easy to remove. The preset color characteristics are oversaturated. The user can easily set the color balance that suits him.

The model has a number of interesting bonuses: activation of the dark theme, software hiding of the cutout, awakening by double tap. There is also the functionality of permanent display of information on an inactive screen. To keep your eyes from getting tired, there is the DC Dimming option, which reduces the flickering of the matrix backlight.

At the same time, the display has two significant drawbacks. The first is related to the presence of highlights, which arise from strongly curved edges. The second is determined by the possibility of false positives due to the fact that the edges of the screen retained their sensitivity.


As the main sensor of the main camera sensor of the Mi Note 10 Lite, the manufacturer used a Sony IMX686 with a pixel size of 0.8 microns and an aperture of f / 1.89. The second lens is ultra wide angle. It has 8 megapixels in reserve. There are two more lenses that are needed for macro and portrait photography.

Received frames can be corrected using smart algorithms. They will become a little embellished, but bright and juicy.

In the presence of good lighting, the smartphone camera confidently copes with its tasks. The situation is worse when shooting in low light conditions. Contrasting scenes also do not come out the best way. Another feature of the model is the presence of intermittent autofocus problems.


The camera has no optical zoom, only digital.

The video capabilities of the device are represented by the ability to shoot 4K videos with software image stabilization. Here, too, good quality in normal lighting conditions. The focus also occasionally fails.

It is worth noting the presence of the "Video Blogs" mode, which allows you to apply animation and filters to the videos you have shot.

Specifications and autonomy

The Mi Note 10 Lite features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 G processor with an Adreno 618 graphics chip, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.

Its front camera is equipped with one 16MP sensor, the main one has four 64 + 8 + 5 + 2MP sensors.

The autonomy of the device is provided by a 5260 mAh battery. During testing, it made it possible to play a test video for 23 hours.

It is also worth noting that for one hour of gameplay, on average, the battery of the device loses no more than 13% of its charge.


To replenish the smartphone's energy reserves, there is a complete 30W fast charger. It can fully charge your device in less than an hour and a half.


The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite smartphone cannot be classified as top-end or premium models. Here is too long a list of small and not so flaws. It is worth remembering at least the screen glare, the possibility of false positives.

The quality of the shooting is also not up to par. There are problems with autofocus, photography in the dark.

At the same time, the device has a nice design, there is a number of necessary functionality, and there is a capacious battery. Therefore, it is certainly suitable for those who value the possibility of long-term working away from the outlet above all else.

Lovers of quality photos should look for something else, for example, the version without the Lite prefix.

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Author: Jake Pinkman