Overview of smartphone Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: saving on frills

this lightweight version of the smartphone flagship has reduced the number rear cameras, and, in addition, simplified technical specifications. At the same time, new device with flagship design has preserved not only the processor, but the built-in battery capacity of a champion, coupled with a 30-watt fast charging, bright AMOLED screen that supports HDR10, quality sound through Bluetooth, and good communication capabilities. News.Hi-tech has evaluated the advantages and disadvantages of Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite.

In late April, the company Xiaomi has joined the family of its smartphones Mi Note 10, includes the by the time Mi Note base 10 (our review here) and advanced Mi Note Pro 10 version, a lightweight model – the Mi Note 10 Lite. Recall that the Mi Note 10 became the first large smartphone with a 108-megapixel camera. The company decided to position the Lite-version for those who wanted to purchase a Mi Note 10 but due to the high cost couldn’t do. Now they are encouraged to draw attention to a very similar device, though with some simplifications. The presentation promised that the Mi Note 10 Lite, duplicating in many respects the appearance of their “big brothers”, will be available first in the configuration memory 6 GB/64 GB and 6 GB/128 GB and then 8 GB/128 GB.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: technical characteristically: M2002F4LGОС: Android 10 (Q) with a proprietary shell MIUI 11Процессор: LPP 8 nm, 8-core 64-bit processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G (SDM730), 2 cores Kryo 470 Gold (2.2 GHz) + 6 cores Kryo 470 Silver (1.8 GHz), coprocessor Hexagon 688 DSPГрафическая subsystem: Adreno 618 (700 MHz)RAM: 6 GB/8 GB 2-channel LPDDR4х, 1866 Mhzstream memory: 64 GB/128GB, UFS 2.1 Screen: 6.47 inch AMOLED FHD+ (2340х1080 points), the proportion of 19.5:9, pixel density per inch 398 ppi, color gamut of DCI-P3, 000 contrast ratio 400:1, brightness 600/430 (HBM/typical) nits, color gamut of DCI-P3, HDR10, Always On Display, protective glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5, certification TV RheinlandТыловой photos module: main camera – 64 MP, Sony IMX686 (1/1.73 inch, 0.8 mm>1.6 µm), lens (f/1.89, EGF 26 mm, phase and laser auto focus); supporting camera (DoF) – 5 MP (1/1.5 inches, 1,12 m), lens (f/2.4); supersonicpayday (Ultra Wide) camera – 8 MP (1/1.4 inches, 1,12 m), lens (f/2.2, viewing angle of 120 degrees); macro-camera – 2 MP (1/5 inch 1.75 µm), lens (f/2.4); two 2-cell flash (mild + typical); video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps, 720p@960fpsФронтальная camera: 16 MP (1/3.06 inch, pixel 1.0 µm), wide-angle lens (f/2.48), video 1080p@30 fpsИнтерфейсы: Bluetooth 5.0 (LDAC, aptX/aptX HD/adaptive aptX), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct/Display, NFC, USB Type-C (USB 2.0), infrared SportsBook: 3.5 mm audio connector, Smart PA amplifier, speaker SLS 1216 (X max = 0.5 mm, a volume of 1 cubic cm), Hi-Res AudioСлот for SIM-cards-nanoSIM (4FF) + nanoSIM (4FF), support VoLTEСеть: 2G, 3G (HSPA+ up to 42 Mbps), 4G, FDD-LTE band (3, 7, 20…), TDD-LTE band (38)Navigation: GPS/GLONASS/BDS/Galileo, A-GPSСенсоры: accelerometer, ambient light sensors and proximity, gyroscope, compass, laser sensor focus, optical fingerprint scanner (In-Display)Battery: Li-polymer, 5 260 mAh, 30-watt fast wired sharedkeyverify: 157,8х74,2×9,67 weight: 204 gcve: black, white, purple

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: design, ergonomics

a Faceless front with a neat U-neck at the top of the screen on the smartphone Mi Note 10 https://www.vesti.ru/doc.html?id=3223794 and Mi Note 10 Lite were predictably similar. But the design of the back panel due to the different number of cameras in the rear of the modules has changed a bit.

For the Wallpaperx devices characterized by flowing down two sides of glass and tapering the sides of the metal frame. In the glass case used Corning Gorilla Glass 5, and a connecting frame stopped on the aluminum alloy.

the Manufacturer has provided three options for color – black, white and purple, which in marketing is found more suitable definition – “black night”, “snow white” and “purple sky”. Slippery glossy surface of the rear panel shimmers at different angles and willingly collects fingerprints, while slipping from his hands. Not surprisingly, black color, smartphone which got us to the test, is especially noticeable. The impressive size of the body in the plan (157,8х74,2 mm) required large 6,47-inch screen, but almost 10 mm thickness (more precisely 9.67 mm) directly connected with the built-in battery of extended capacity (5 260 mAh). Interestingly, this version lives up to its name at least by the fact that a few grams were lighter base (204 g vs 208 g).

the frame around the display, covered with curved glass Corning Gorilla Glass 5, was small, and the top is almost the same size as the bottom. The ratio of areas of the screen and the front surface is 91,4%.

small U-shaped “bangs” would fit only the front camera lens, and just at the junction with the upper end provided long neck grille for “conversational” dynamics.

If the option to control the device is not selected gestures, then the navigation bar displays the icons “Back”, “Home” and “Recently launched applications” (“Menu”).

In the lower part of the screen is the area of the built-in display, fingerprint scanner optical sensor. The manufacturer promises good recognition of the prints even at low temperatures and high humidity.

On the right side its traditional position occupied thin, differing only in size, the volume rocker and the power button/lock. Closer to the bottom end of the slot is closed with a tray for two seats, designed exclusively for modules subscriber identity format nanoSIM (4FF).

the Left edge is empty.

the USB Type-C Connector (USB 2.0) on the lower end of the body is surrounded by a 3.5 mm audio connector, decorative grille “multimedia” speaker and a hole for the “conversational” of the microphone.

the hole for the second microphone (noise cancelling) on the upper side, the company built the infrared.

the bottom Left of the rear panel decorated with Xiaomi logo, but on the contrary put accompanying text, from which you can find the model number, company name and country of manufacture of the smartphone.

In the rear photomodule on the vertical island ledge collected all four of the lens. To the right, also vertically, put a couple 2-cell flash with “warm” and “cold” light, as well as explanatory inscriptions “64МР” and “AI Quad Camera”.

In the kit, Packed in a cardboard box strict black, attended the silicone clip case, which should not be neglected during the operation of the smartphone.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: screen

this is the Lite version kept all the “features” inherent in the display of the base model. So, on curved (3D) of 6.47-inch AMOLED-matrix with small U-neck ensures maximum resolution FHD+ (2340×1080 points, 19,5:9), when the density of pixels per inch reaches 398 ppi. High dynamic contrast ratio (400 000:1), still accompanied by a maximum brightness of 600 nits (typical – 430 NIT). Screen got not only the color gamut of DCI-P3, but also technology support HDR10. On protective Corning Gorilla glass 5 applied oleophobic coating.

Activation of the option “anti flicker” allows to partially get rid of the effect caused by pulse width modulated (PWM) voltage supply. However, the manufacturer warns that it can affect image quality. To adjust the screen brightness level are invited manually or automatically by enabling the option “auto”. In night mode the brightness can be set independently. Certified (TV Rheinland) reader mode to reduce eye strain by optimizing the color temperature of the screen. Automatically this mode is activated after sunset or at a specified time. The intensity of the blue filter is determined by yourself.

the Color scheme of the screen is easy to change on the color wheel, and using presets (“Standard”, “Warm”, “Cold”). The recommended setting is “Auto” adjusts color depending on the ambient lighting, at the same time, you can also use the options “full-Bodied” or “Standard”. “Dark mode” is proposed to include not only manually but also scheduled. To hide the cutout on the smartphone screen in two ways: without displacement status and its offset (below the black bar that covers the “bangs”).

To display on the lock screen information about time, date, day of week and the battery necessary to activate the option “Active screen” mode (Always On Display) in the appropriate section (“Active screen lock”). In the appropriate settings, you can specify working hours, and choose the style and color of the picture displayed. To Wake up display is offered, for example, by double click or by taking smartphone in hands.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: camera

Perhaps the only significant difference simplified version of the smartphone from the base became a rear photo module.

the Chamber quintet has now become a Quartet. But it’s not the number of lenses.

the Main 108-megapixel camera gave way in the Lite version of a more modest 64 megapixel, the Sony sensor IMX686 with a wide angle lens (f/1.89, EGF 26 mm, phase and laser autofocus), but without optical stabilization. The “trick” used sensor is chetverina color filter Bayer (Bayer Quad) that allows you to combine adjacent pixels of the same color (2×2) to one large one, thus creating images of C16-megapixel resolution. Combination 4-in-1 increases the effective pixel size to 1.6 µm, which is especially important in low light.

the Main accompanying auxiliary, or DoF-camera (also called the “sensor depth”), is made on the basis of the 5-megapixel sensor (optical size 1/1.5 inches, a pixel of 1.12 mm) and a lens with an aperture of f/2.4. Its main goal when shooting portraits is to correct the blurring of the background.

When you move from the main 8-megapixel ultra wide angle camera (lens aperture f/2.4) the angle increases to 120 degrees.

But for macro photography, seems to have used the same camera as in the basic version: based on 2-megapixel sensor (optical size 1/5 inch, a pixel is 1.75 µm) and lens with aperture f/2.4, which focusing distance is from 2 to 10 cm.

Front camera made now on the basis of a 16-megapixel sensor (pixel 1.0 µm), also received the AI-function. She turned wide angle lens with fixed focus and aperture of f/2.48. There are even support HDR mode (including the option “Auto”), and the best quality video recording at 30 fps FHD (1920×1080 pixels, 16:9). Compared with a selfie camera in the basic version of the smartphone the number of megapixels is halved (16 MP vs 32 MP) and significantly weakened the lens aperture (f/2.0 vs f/2.48).

the Interface of the Camera application virtually unchanged. No optical zoom, only 2x digital zoom. Shooting modes change by a horizontal swipe. Directly into the viewfinder, you can enable HDR, enable the AI function (AI), choose the appropriate filter, change the main camera on the front (or Vice versa), etc. file Format RAW (DNG) only available in “Pro”. It also proposed to independently determine one of three lenses (main, extra wide and macro), as well as white balance, focusing, exposure, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation steps. In addition, you can highlight the area of focus or to enable inspection of the exposition.

For shooting on the main camera in full 64-megapixel resolution has a separate mode (64MP Ultra HD). For portraits, in addition to background blur, you can also experiment with other effects and virtual lighting. The capabilities of standard cameras extends the Google Lens.

For help in the “Video” suggested by the special Supplement Vlog (not to be confused with a “Clip”) that allows you to create a short video of a few pieces that are automatically “stitched” with the addition of transitions, music and effects, choose in advance. Rear photo module at 30 fps captures video in 4K UHD (3840×2160 pixels, 16:9). Superomedia shooting video at 960 fps is only available in HD. For “time lapses” set time intervals ranging from 0.06 to 60 seconds during normal playback (30 fps) accelerates from 2 to 1800 times. Stabilization only electronic images (EIS). There is a choice of two decoder – H. 264 and H. 265, the first of which provides compatibility, and the second performance. The content is stored in container files to MP4 (HEVC/AVC video, AAC audio).

it is Worth noting that shooting on the Mi Note 10 Lite all the time though without special claims, but quite on the level. Not enough, of course, lens with optical zoom. A few shots from the rear of Quartet cameras can be viewed here.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: sound

But the sound capabilities of the Lite-version of the smartphone does not hurt. For high volume while maintaining good quality place of “multimedia” speaker again took the emitter SLS 1216 with a linear speed of 0.5 mm and a sound chamber with an equivalent volume to one cubic centimeter. Rocking this speaker amplifier Smart PA. Maintaining the certification for Hi-Res Audio left in place and a 3.5 mm audio connector for headphones.

Brand audio Music, a little saving of its “dark” theme battery consumption supports the formats of high-resolution audio including APE, FLAC and WAV. To improve sound quality in the advanced settings is proposed to determine the specific type of headphones and use the 7-band equalizer with presets.

the FM tuner, recording online broadcasting (MP3), the role of shortwave antenna suitable wired headset. The Recorder is able to put labels on records in AAC, MP3 or WAV, and after you select MP3 allows yourself to determine the quality – high (192 kbps), standard (100 kbps) or low (75 kbps). Wireless headphones and headsets in the smartphone bothered by the presence of Bluetooth codecs kachestvennojabout sound, including all types of aptX and even options LHDC.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: filling, performance

From the basic version of the smartphone Mi Note 10 Lite inherited even a mobile platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G.

they Say the letter “G” (short for Gaming) is the name of this 8-nanometer chipset listed is not accidental. The fact that the graphics rendering he promises to outperform Snapdragon 710 25%. A pair of processor clusters form two productive core Kryo 470 Gold (2.2 GHz) and six energy-efficient Kryo 470 Silver (1.8 GHz).

In turn, the processor works in conjunction with improved graphics accelerator Adreno 618 (15% faster than the standard version), LTE modem X15 and supports wireless Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax). As part of the platform also provides a signal processor DSP Hexagon 688 and the image processor 350 Spectra. The configuration of the Mi Note 10 Lite complement of 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM LPDDR4х.

Test Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite. The results in the benchmark AnTuTu

Test Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite. The results in the benchmark GeekBench

Test Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite. The results in 3DMark

Given the test results, for a comfortable game with “heavy” graphics, you can expect perhaps only on medium settings.

the Tools in the Game Turbo mode provides access to a number of functions with no interruption to games, including rapid switching between the networks, blocking notifications, receive calls, snapshot of screen, etc.

the file Store in the Mi Note 10 is 64 GB or 128 GB of flash memory type UFS 2.1. The place to install the microSD card is not provided, therefore, to expand the available capacity will not succeed. Using the support of USB OTG, using USB Type-C connector (with USB 2.0) easy plug a normal flash drive.

For cellular communications, 4G the available bands of LTE-FDD (b3, b7 and b20), as well as LTE-TDD (b38). Of wireless communications it is also worth noting 2-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, IR-port and NFC.

the Interface allows you to use NFC payment service to Pay G, which by default is set to enable contactless payment. And through the app “Transport card of Moscow” it is possible, for example, to learn the balance of the card “Troika”.

In turn, the infrared port in tandem with the app “Mi Panel” allows you to control appliances from different manufacturers, for example, “smart” Samsung TV or regular conditioner Panasonic.

In the coordination of cellular and Wi-Fi mode (A-GPS), as well as in determining the location and navigation, will help satellite systems GPS, GLONASS, BDS and Galileo.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: autonomy

In Lite, as, indeed, in the basic version of the smartphone includes a battery 5 260 mA*h. For rapid filling of such a huge capacity designed 30-watt adapter MDY-09-EN (5 V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/2.25 A, 20 V, 1.35 A, 10 V/3 A) supplied. With the task copes the charger for about an hour, and for the first half hour is filled more than half capacity.

the Manufacturer promises that with moderate usage you can rely on Autonomous operation for more than two days. A full charge will last for 23 days in standby, or 33 hours of talk time (4G), or 178 hours of music playback or 23 hours of video viewing or 14 hours, or 13 hours of GPS navigation. Play a video in MP4 format (hardware decoding) at full brightness every hour reduced the battery by about 5% (test in 6 hours).

As usual, “Nutrition and performance” offered to take care of reducing battery consumption by controlling, for example, the activity of applications and to solve problems with energy saving.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: the features of the software

Smartphone Mi Note 10 Lite running the Android operating system 10 (Q), the interface which hides the proprietary shell MIUI 11 (already announced update of this phone to MIUI 12).

In the settings to easily switch between the normal operation screen (all program shortcuts are collected on the desktop) and with a separate menu (screen) applications. In addition, you can choose the style of blind notifications (MIUI between branded and standard Android), as well as the shape of the battery indicator on the smartphone.

the smartphone Display is divided between two programs via the list of running applications. Their cards are arranged in two rows with a small shift and the possibility of vertical scrolling. After a tap and hold on one of these cards, you receive a menu of customization options, split screen, and lock remove this application from the list background. Security considerations the content of some thumbnails in the multitasking view is offered to blur. As a result, for example, images from the “Camera” and/or images in the “Gallery never gets in the eyes of outsiders. One program is removed from memory by swiping it left or right. For simultaneous closing of all applications use the icon “x” at the bottom of the page.

to Unsubscribe from the icons in control panel in favor of the gestures on the tab “Infinite screen”. Do not swap virtual “Menu” button (“Recently launched applications”) and “Ago”. On the appropriate tab to easily see a list of applications that work properly in fullscreen mode.

Various tools to help you manage the smartphone, in particular, with one hand, still collected in the advanced settings. In addition to reducing the working area of the screen, for the same purpose, still, offers translucente-the ring “touch assistant” which opens a menu with icons for emulation of control buttons. In addition, the virtual icons in the navigation bar (in combination with a mechanical power button/lock) can be used to activate additional features.

the Fingerprint scanner with the optical sensor placed under the screen, logs up to five papillary patterns. It offers options for the lock screen, as well as the protection of personal data and applications. In the settings you can choose the type of animation that appears during recognition of a print. If after a screen lock to keep your finger on the scanning pad, then in the menu that appears you will be prompted to read the QR code or search in Mi browser.

the Implementation of unlocking the phone with face recognition, it seemed more convenient, including in the dark when the backlight was replaced by the glow of the screen. It is recommended to disable the option to “Stay on the lock screen”.

a Review of the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite: buy, insights

Lightweight smartphone with flagship Mi Note 10 design Lite is inferior to the basic version, perhaps, only by the number of the rear cameras and their technical characteristics. After all, other important parameters of the hardware, flavored with stable software shell MIUI 11, the new device was saved. This, in particular, relates to a processor with an improved graphics accelerator, a bright AMOLED screen with support for HDR10, huge battery capacity, complemented by a quick 30-watt charging Bluetooth codecs for high-quality sound and rich communication features, including 3.5 mm audio connector, NFC interface and IR-port.

Alas, if there is some awkwardness smartphone also can boast fLimanskoe performance, and again left without expansion slot built-in memory.

At the start of sales for Mi Note 10 Lite (configuration memory 6 GB/128 GB) in Russian online store of Xiaomi asked for 32 990 rubles, which is 7 thousand less than was estimated at the same time Mi Note 10 (39 990 rubles). So if you do not present special requirements for your own photo masterpieces, the choice in favor of the Lite version when you purchase is quite obvious.

From the famous “classmates” with a 64-megapixel sensors in the rear Quartet of cameras rivals Mi Note 10 Lite suggests, for example, the Samsung Galaxy A71 (our review here). While at the time of testing in company’s Internet store was a substantial discount (with a 32 990 rubles up to 26 990 rubles). “Galactic” smartphone not only boasts a large Super AMOLED Plus screen (6,7-inches compared to 6.47 inches) and a dedicated place to install the expansion card microSD, but, more importantly, highly competitive rear photo module. At the same time, Galaxy A71 clearly passes in front of the opponent capacity built-in battery (4 of 500 mA*h against 5 260 mAh) and power fast charging (25 watts vs. 30 watts) and it also loses the superior graphics rendering accelerator Adreno 618 (730 Snapdragon Snapdragon vs 730G). The realization of unlocking the phone with face recognition on the Mi Note 10 Lite liked, although its front camera and behind, as the number of megapixels (16 MP vs 32 MP), and aperture (f/2.48 vs f/2.2).

the outcome of the review Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite


the Flagship metal dizaineri AMOLED screen that supports HDR10Квартет rear cameras, including 64-мегапиксельнуюBluetooth codecs for high-quality Zvyagina capacity battery, supplemented by a quick 30-watt зарядкой3.5-mm audio connector, NFC interface and IR-portabilna shell MIUI 11


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