Xiaomi Mi8 Lite: Specs and Comparison with Mi8

Release date: 6th January, 2019

The Chinese brand Xiaomi has been customer’s favorite phone choice in the global market with the best value for money, specs, and quality. With the great hit in last years’ Xiaomi MI A1, A2, A2 lite and Mi8, the company has now launched the brand new Xiaomi Mi8 lite on 6th Jan 2019. With the price of $229.99, this new Mi8 lite model can be considered a successor to Mi8 with pretty much the same features but at a deducted price.

With the fusion of MiA2’s performance and Note 6 pro’s display and camera, Mi8 is the perfect gadget for the current tech market. Sharing a lot of similarities with Mi8, this new model now features a glass black set, unlike other Xiaomi phones which is pretty much what you expect from a smartphone. With a display of 6.26” IPS LCD, 1080p, 19:9 ratio and the chrome colored aluminum frame, the phone looks magnificently radiant.

It comes with a type C port which enables fast charging, dual GSM sim feature, 12 MP rear and 5 MP front camera with 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor for magnificent picture capturing and video recording. With a single bottom fired speaker, the phone can get pretty loud, running a good score in the loudness test. Since the phone doesn’t have an audio jack, luckily it includes an adaptor in the box. Headphones are good with loud volume and decent overall performance.

Mi8 lite runs on Android 8.1 (Oreo) with custom MIUI on top with gestures function similar to that of an IOS. With the Octa-core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad-core, Kryo 260) processor, Snapdragon 660 chipset and 4 GB RAM Mi8 lite benchmark the performance quite well while gaming mode and other usual actions expected of the smartphone. However, the phone has an average battery with 3350 mAh with an endurance of 77hr in the battery test.


  • Display: 6.26” IPS LCD, 1080p, 19:9 ratio
  • Chipset (SOC): Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
  • CPU: Octa Core 14nm (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs)
  • GPU: Adreno 512 GPU
  • RAM: 4GB DDR4X
  • ROM: 64GB storage, microSD slot up to 256 GB
  • Software: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI
  • SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM
  • Back Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.9 aperture, 5MP secondary camera, Samsung S5K5E8, 1.12um pixel size
  • Front Camera: 24MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, 1.8um pixel size
  • Security: Fingerprint sensor
  • Dimensions: 156.4×75.8×7.5mm; Weight: 169g
  • Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
  • Battery: 3350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.

Comparison between Xiaomi Mi8 and Xiaomi Mi8 lite

Comparison Xiaomi Mi8 Xiaomi Mi8 lite
Display 6.21″ (15.77 cm) 6.26″ (15.9 cm)
Storage 64 GB 64 GB
Camera 12 MP + 12 MP 12 MP + 5 MP
Battery 3400 mAh 3350 mAh
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 MSM8956
graphics Adreno 630 Adreno 512
Processor Octa core (2.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 385) Octa core (2.2 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260 + 1.8 GHz, Quad core, Kryo 260)
Architecture 64 bit 64 bit
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.5 mm
Width 74.8 mm 75.8 mm
Weight 175 grams 169 grams
Height 154.9 mm 156.4 mm
Colors Black, Blue, Gold, White Aurora Blue, Sunset Gold, Midnight Black
Thickness 7.6 mm 7.5 mm
Width 74.8 mm 75.8 mm
6.21 inches (15.77 cm) 6.26 inches (15.9 cm)
Screen resolution 1080 x 2248 pixels 1080 x 2280 pixels
Camera features Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection, Touch to focus
4000 x 3000 Pixels 4000 x 3000 Pixels
Sensor Exmor-RS CMOS Sensor Exmor-RS
Resolution 20 MP Front Camera 24 MP Front Camera
Physical aperture F1.8 F1.9
Flash Yes Dual-color LED Flash Yes LED Flash
Video recording 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 30 fps, 1280×720 @ 30 fps 3840×2160 @ 30 fps, 1920×1080 @ 120 fps
Price $421$229.99


So here is, Xiaomi Mi8 lite with a solid glass build, good performance with Snapdragon 660 and 4k video recording. If you want a reliable phone on a budget, Mi8 lite is what you need. With many competitors of this phone especially Huawei Y9 2019 and Honor 8X and Xiaomi’s own MiA2, Mi8 lite will somehow need a time for racing. But with superior specifications and reasonable pricing, Mi8 lite will definitely mark a spot.

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