The Xiaomi Mi 10T lite 5G is one of the newest Mi 10 series phones, tocome out., With ‘lite’. In the name you know, thisone is a mid ranger and knowing Xiaomi it’sbound to have a bunch of bang for your buck.. So lets see what the Mi 10T lite brings to the table in our full review.. The Mi 10T lite brings looks that are reminiscent of the Poxo X3 on the back thanks to its rectangular camera arrangement.. However, here the back is made of Gorilla Glass with a glossy gradient finish.. The frame is stillmade from plastic, though, and it’s matte not glossywhich offers a bit of extra grip.. The phone’scurved back adds a bit of comfort in the hand too., But at 215 grams the Mi 10 lite is actually not that light. On the front is the 6.67 inch IPS LCD with a 1080p resolution and a fast 120hz refreshrate., The fast refresh rate means moving Elements on the screen like when swiping or scrolling look much smoother.. We were pleasantly surprised by the cutout for the selfiecam. It’s, one of the smallest we’ve, seen on an LCD.. Unlike many competitors, we didn’tnotice any glow or backlight bleed around it.. Overall, we like this display. It’s, HDR10 compliant and plenty bright.. We measured almost 600 nitsof maximum brightness in auto mode in bright light., Colors looks good and you can tune themto be reasonably accurate in settings. And thefast refresh rate is adaptive to your content, switching seamlessly to fit what’s on screen.
Xiaomialso didn’t cut corners in the audio Department., The Mi 10T Lite features a set of stereo speakers with one speaker at the bottom and the other doubling as the earpiece.. The sound qualityisn’t exceptional it’s, unbalanced, with the bottomspeaker much louder than the top one., But vocalssound clear and the overall loudness is good too.. In addition, there is a 3.5mm audio jack on the Mi 10T lite for plugging in traditional headphones plus support for FM radio. Waking up and unlocking the phone is easy. With the side mounted fingerprint reader., We like its concave shape and it’s super fastand responsive.. What you won’t find hereis, expandable, storage. Correction. You get a microSD slot, besides the 64 or 128GB on board. At the time of this review, the Mi 10T Lite doesn’trun, the latest Android 11, but Android 10.. However, the interface is Xiaomi’s new MIUI 12.. A notablefeature of MIUI 12 is that the notification shade can be divided into two different drop down: menus. One for notifications and another one for your quicksettings, the Control Center, very similar toApple’s iOS.. You cannot only keep your apps onthe home screen, but you can have them in an appdrawer.. The app drawer will automatically arrangeyour apps into categories too. And a cool featureis that there is a space for quick shortcuts always available when gaming. You access them. Byswiping on upper corners of the screen., These include plenty of functions and you can even launch apps. One of the more unique features of the Mi 10T lite is its new Snapdragon 750G 5G chipset.
Its built on an 8nm process and its performance is great for a Mid range chip comparableto the Snapdragon 765G.. This one offers better CPUperformance but falls a bit behind. Gpu wise. Games still run really smoothly. Of course, especiallyif you can find some that can take advantage. Ofthe display with a high frame rate. And of courseyou, get support for 5G network connectivity. Too. Battery life is another area in which the Mi 10T lite does a great job.. With its 4820mAh battery, it was able to score an excellent 116 hour endurance rating in our battery life tests. And charging speed is excellent. Too. With the 33W charger that ships in the box we wereable to charge the Mi 10T lite from 0 to 68. In half an hour., Now on to the cameras. Theres, a quad camera setup with a 64MP Quad, Bayer main cam, an 8MP ultra wide angle, cam, a 2MP macro camera and a depth sensor. Photosfrom, the main camera come out in 16MPand. These are decent.. They have nice. Colors lownoise and a good level of detail., However sharpnessleaves a bit more to be desired. Since there’s nodedicated telephoto, camera zooming is done through a digital crop from the main cam.. These aren’t tacksharp, due to the upscale, but they aren’t too bad. Portraits, are taken with the main camera too. Youget well exposed faces with quite a bit of detail. Edge. Detection is pretty accurate, insimple scenes, but it had sometrouble with more complex hairstyles.
Shots. Fromthe ultra wide angle, camera are okay for this price range, but they are nothing special.. You do get the ultra wideeffect you’d want with good distortion correction, but there’s visible noise and softness as well. Asclipped highlights here and there. Close up shots taken with the macro. Camera are okay with nice colors.. These can be trickyto shoot due to the lack of autofocus. And don’texpect a ton of detail from a 2MP sensor. In low light. The main camera performs about howyou’d expect for a phone in this price range. You get relatively well preserved. Detail, realistic, colors and good contrast, but there’s plenty of noise clipped highlights and the photos are overall a bit soft.. If you turn on Night mode, each photo takes a few seconds to capture and process.. The effect is worth it. Though. You get a moreclear overall picture with more detail: less noise added sharpness and more balanced highlightsand shadows. Low light photos taken with the ultra wide angle, camera look muddy and almost out of focus. There’s, a bunch of noise and clipped highlights too.. However, with Night mode on, you can capture some half decent ultra wide angle, shots with cleared up noise and more detail in the shadows. Light sources. Look better too. Selfies are taken with a 16MP front facingcam, and these are detailed and sharp enough. Faces come out well exposed and the colors are accurate in general.. There is some visible noise, though, especially if the lighting isn’t ideal.
Videoscan be recorded with the main camera at up to 4K at 30fps.. These are good, looking withnice colors and contrast and low noise.. The ultrawide camera can take video at upto 1080p resolution and the results aren’timpressive.. These are a bit grainy and soft.. Whilethere is video stabilization available it’s only for 1080p resolution and not 4K., Regardless the EISdoes, a good job in smoothing out handheld video., So thats, the Xiaomi Mi 10T lite 5G., You get a solid glass, build a great LCD screen with a high refresh rate stereo speakers. Excellentbattery life with fast charging, a snappy interface and solid chipset, performance. Overall it’sa feature packed smartphone and a great deal for the money.. It is worth mentioning that if you went forthe similarly named and similarly pricedMi 10 lite 5G, you would be getting an AMOLED display and a better main camera.. But if that’s not something you care about, the Mi 10T lite 5G is definitely worth recommending..