Anyone who isn’t living under a rock knows that Xiaomi is a name to be trusted when it comes to mid and low-range smartphones. Delivering a lot more for a lot less seems to be their motto. And following the recent news of Xiaomi overtaking smartphone sales in Nepali markets, I guess we can safely say that their efforts are much appreciated as well.

Talking about the Mi Note 10, this beast of a phone had it all. Marketing itself as the World’s first 108 MP Penta camera phone, it was seriously pretty good. Fans begged for a ‘Lite’ variant of this phone, and Xiaomi delivered. But the question now stands- does the MI Note 10 Lite version live up to its name?

Let’s find out.

Mi Note 10 Lite Overview:

First things first, this gizmo is a total beauty. With a 6.47″ 3D curved AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 87.57%, this phone is pretty sleek to look at. Protected under the loving care of Cornering Gorilla Glass 5, this screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2340 px and 398 PPI pixel density. Placed under the screen, we have the company’s In-screen Fingerprint sensor.

It also supports HDR 10 display, which is interesting to note.

Cameras:

The Mi Note 10 prided itself on its cameras, and it seems the Mi Note 10 Lite won’t disappoint us either.

The AI quad-camera setup on the rear houses a 64MP Sony IMX 686 primary lens, an 8MP Ultra-wide Camera, a 5MP Depth Sensor, and a 2MP Macro camera, for awe-inspiring detailed macro shots. The camera supports 6 Movie modes: Macro video shooting, Vlog video, 4K video recording, Portrait mode with background blurring, Panorama mode and Pro mode. Needless to say, this is a pretty impressive portfolio so far.

On the front, a U-shaped notch houses the Note 10 Lite’s selfie camera. This 16MP selfie snapper comes with features like Panorama selfie (for when you get out of quarantine and take exceptionally large group selfies, we suppose), Palm shutter, AI silhouette detection and Wide-angle distortion correction. Needless to say, your selfies will end up crisp, crystal clear, and cute.

Also read: Redmi 8A Dual: The ‘Smart Desh ko Dumdaar Smartphone’

Hardware and Software:

On the hardware side of things, we have the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730G processor keeping things running under the hood. This is interesting to see, as it is the same chipset used in the Mi Note 10/ Note 10 Pro. The CPU is an octa-core Kryo™ 470, 8nm one. An Adreno™ 618 graphics processor is housed in the GPU slot to keep your graphics experience top-of-the-line.

The phone comes in two variants: 6GB+64GB and 8GB+128GB.

Talking about the software side of things, we have the MIUI 11 keeping things user-friendly. And while quite a few people seem to dislike the general… existence… of the MIUI 11, the awesome features like Wireless Printing, Gaming Toolbox 2.0, Mi Share, etc are some good features you just can’t brush aside casually.

Battery and peripherals:

The Note 10 Lite sports a 5260 mAh/ 5170mAh battery, which needless to say is pretty substantial for all your modern smartphone needs. This built-in lithium-ion polymer battery supports USB Type-C reversible connector port and supports 30W charging. This, thank God, does come in the box.

The smartphone supports Dual Nano-SIM slots, supporting 4G+, 4G, 3G, and 2G. The primary variant of course doesn’t support 5G, but US variants released later might.

Mi Note 10 Lite Full Specs:

Release Date2020, May 09
Display6.47″ AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, (~87.8% screen-to-body ratio)
Rear CamerasAI powered Quad-camera setup:
64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF
8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
5 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Selfie Camera16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.1″ 1.0µm
ChipsetQualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730G (8 nm)
CPUOcta-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6×1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)
GPUAdreno 618
Internal Memory64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; No extSD slot
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 5260 mAh battery with 30W Fast Charging and USB Type-C Reversible Port
Color OptionsMidnight Black, Glacier White, Nebula Purple

Price and Availability:

The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite was launched in Nepal through a live launch on MI Nepal’s Facebook page. The Mi Note 10 Lite has been priced at NRs 44,999 for the 6+128 GB variant. The phone will be available through Xiaomi’s retail stores, and through online portals as well.

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