When Xiaomi announced Mi Note 10 Lite, it came as a very big surprise to the smartphone world and i will give you the details and price in Nigeria.
The phone is a stripped-down version of the standard Note 10, which was released late last year.
In other words, if there would have been a Lite version, everyone expected the Lite version to have been released, when the standard and the Pro version were released.
However, I wouldn’t say it was too surprising.
Mi Note 10 turns out more successful than everyone ever expected.
There has been a very high demand for the phone, but we have many people who love the phone but can’t afford it.
It became natural for the manufacturer to create a Lite version of the phone, even though it wasn’t initially a part of the plan.
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite Price in Nigeria
The official price of Mi Note 10 as announced by Xiaomi is $385 [N150,150 Naira @ N390 / dollar] and you can get it on Jumia and Slot.
Specs and Features
- 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm [6.21 x 2.92 x 0.38 in]
- 204 g [7.20 oz]
- Midnight Black, Glacier White, Nebula Purple
- Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G chipset [ 8 nm process ]
- Octa-core [ 4 x 1.80 GHz Kryo 470 Silver & 4 x 2.20 GHz Kryo 470 Gold ]
- Adreno 618 GPU
- 6 / 8 GB RAM
- AMOLED capacitive touchscreen [ Up to 16M colours support ]
- 6.47 inches [102.8 cm2]; ~87.8 percent screen-to-body ratio
- 1080 x 2340 pixels [~398 ppi density]; 19.5:9 aspect ratio
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- 430 nits brightness
- HDR 10 support
- MIUI 11 OS [Based on the Android 10 OS]
- 64 / 128 GB internal storage space
- No micro SD card expansion
- 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 5 MP rear cameras [ 720p@960fps; 1080p@30/60/120fps; 2160p@30fps ]
- HDR and panorama
- Quad-LED flash
- 16 MP front camera [ 1080p@30fps ]
- HDR and panorama
- Fingerprint [ under-display ]
- Non-removable Li-Po 5260 mAh battery
- Rapid-charge support
- Dual SIM [Nano-SIM, dual stand-by]
- USB [ v2.0 ] Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
- USB On-The-Go
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- Mobile hotspot
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
From the perspective of design, the smartphone is completely similar to the standard and Pro versions.
When you see either the Standard or the Pro version, you can picture the Lite with what you’re seeing.
But for those who are yet to see any of these phones, I’d like to go into a discussion about the phone’s design.
The Mi Note 10 Lite is a pretty large phone, measuring 157.8 x 74.2 x 9.7 mm. In inches, the equivalent of the dimension is 6.21 x 2.92 x 0.38 inch.
But with a thickness of 9.7 mm, the phone is a little thick. But not thick to the extent where the thickness becomes annoying.
However, despite the thickness, the phone isn’t heavy, and that’s quite acceptable.
When it comes to colours, it comes in just three colours, namely: midnight black, glacier white, and nebula purple.
A lot of manufacturers produce phones in only fancy colours, and people who love simple designs are not always satisfied with these colourful design we’ve been seeing recently.
But with Mi Note 10 Lite available in white and black, minimalist would have no issue finding the design of the phone comfortable.
In short, Xiaomi did a good job, when deciding what colours to use for the phone.
You should furthermore be aware that the fingerprint scanner of the device is placed under the display of the phone.
In other words, unlocking your phone could be as simple as placing your thumb on your phone’s display. Cool, right?
Many readers of this content would assume the device would come with a less powerful set of computing hardware. But this can’t be further from the truth.
The smartphone may be called Lite, but the set of hardware it features are just as epic as those featured in the standard and the Pro version.
First and foremost, the Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G chipset this phone features, is the same as those featured in the two other versions of the phone.
They are furthermore all 8 nm process implementation of the Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G; be assured your phone would be quite power-efficient.
Talking about performance, I can confidently state that you’d never be disappointed by the performance of the Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G.
This chipset is one of the most impressive out there. In fact, this is the same chipset featured in the Samsung Galaxy A71.
However, for those who don’t know this, at no point in time would all the eight cores of the phone run.
At every point in time, only four of the phone’s cores would run.
However, which set gets to run, would depend on what kind of task is being carried out.
If simple computing tasks are being carried out, the 1.80 GHz cores get to run.
But when computing-intensive tasks are being run, the 2.20 GHz cores get to run.
Talking about the RAM now, ordinarily, the kind of users this phone was designed for, should find a 6 GB RAM to be very okay.
But there are going to be some users who would want more. Meaning, a 6 GB RAM build of this phone is what I’d ordinarily recommend.
But if you feel the need for a large RAM, and you have more cash to spare, then you can opt-in for an 8 GB RAM build of the phone.
Mi Note 10 Lite’s display is not the same as those of the standard and Pro.
You should however note that there are a lot of similarities, even though the displays may not be the same.
The three devices all come with 6.47-inch displays. And with pixel densities of 398 pixels per inch, be assured you’d love the graphics of the phone.
But that’s not all, the displays also happen to be AMOLED displays, which means having large displays wouldn’t mean the phones’ batteries would run down quickly.
An AMOLED display also means game lovers would have better gaming experiences.
While these phones may be identical in terms of display size, type and pixel density, they differ in terms of brightness.
The Lite comes with a 430 nits display, compared to the 600 nits of Standard & Pro version.
Even though the Lite version has a display brightness of 430 nits, this doesn’t mean you’d have any problem using the phone outdoor.
The Mi Note 10 Lite comes powered by the MIUI 11 operating system.
This is actually the same OS that powers the Standard version of the Pro version.
But while the MIUI 11 OS of the Mi Note 10 Lite is based on the Android 10 OS, that of the other versions are based on the Android 9 OS.
But when you buy a build of the standard or Pro, you can update the phone’s OS to the latest version of the MIUI 11 OS, to also enjoy the Android 10 OS features.
When trying to buy a build of the Mi Note 10 Lite, there are two possible options, the 64 GB option and the 128 GB option.
If you aren’t the kind who stores a vast amount of things on their phone, a 64 GB internal storage should be enough.
And people who feel a 64 GB internal storage wouldn’t be enough, should never make the mistake of buying the 64 GB version, as the phone doesn’t come with support for storage expansion.
If you buy the 64 GB Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite, 64 GB of storage is what you’d be stuck with forever.
So be sure about how much storage you want, before buying a build of the phone.
Mi Note 10 Lite and the two other versions of the phone, have a lot of similarities and differences.
And one of the aspects with significant differences is that of camera.
First and foremost, the Lite version comes with a total of four rear cameras, while the Standard and Pro versions feature five rear cameras.
Furthermore, while the main rear camera of Mi Note 10 Lite is a 64 MP camera, a 108 MP camera serves as the main rear camera of the two other versions of the phone.
To be more elaborate, the rear of the Lite comes with the following combination: 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP + 5 MP.
But as for the standard and Pro, they feature the following rear cameras: 108 MP + 12 MP + 8 MP + 20 MP + 2 MP.
I guess you can now see why it is called the Lite version.
There also happens to be differences, when it comes to the front cameras of the phones.
For instance, while the Lite version of the phone features a 16 MP camera, the two other versions come with a 32 MP selfie camera.
To conclude this phone, the Lite is very similar to the first announced two.
And computing power isn’t really where they differ.
The aspect of their cameras is rather where they significantly differ.
In other words, if you like the Xiaomi Mi Note 10 but its price in Nigeria is too much for you then you can opt-in for the Lite version.
Without having to sacrifice computing power or design.