- Page 1: Intro
- Page 2: Design
- Page 3: Connectivity & Ports
- Page 4: Display
- Page 5: Cameras
- Page 6: Software - Android 8.1.0 Oreo with MIUI Global 10.0
- Page 7: Performance & Gaming
- Page 8: Battery & Charger
- Page 9: Wrapping up the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review
Let’s start from the beginning. Here we have the brand new Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite that was launched not too long ago. The Mi 8 Lite is – of course – within the Mi 8 family of smartphones – but aimed towards the mid-range market with a price to match.
The question here is this – is the Mi 8 Lite worth the price? What does the Mi 8 Lite has that separates itself from the sea of mid-range smartphones that are currently in the market now?
Let’s find out in this in-depth review of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. We had to delay this review because while we’re finalizing the review, an update came and upgraded the Mi 8 Lite to MIUI 10. Hence, we’re redoing the entire review.
We’ll be comparing the Mi 8 Lite with the Xiaomi Mi A2 that we reviewed here since both of these phones are very similar in specs and price.
Upon first look, the Mi 8 Lite’s box is certainly eye-catching. This gradient color actually reflects the color of the Mi 8 Lite’s back – which we’ll get into later.
At the back of the box is where the list of specs is found. Nothing particularly special here.
Opening the lid reveals the accessories box first. We have seen a few smartphones that come in such a packaging hierarchy. The phone itself is underneath the accessories box.
Digging out everything, we get a standard charger, a USB-C cable, a TPU case for the Mi 8 Lite, and the Mi 8 Lite itself alongside with some documentation. Also, we’re getting a USB-C to 3.5mm dongle here since the Mi 8 Lite does not have a headphone jack.
In terms of contents of the packaging itself, it’s quite similar to the Mi A2.