Connectivity & Ports

The Mi 8 Lite is pretty standard in this aspect as well. However, there are a lot of unnecessary compromises done here.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

Firstly, as you might have already realized, the Mi 8 Lite does not have a 3.5mm audio jack – and that’s why Xiaomi included a dongle in the box. It does, however, use a USB-C port at the bottom. There’s a microphone grill and a loudspeaker grill at the bottom – which is something that I appreciate after seeing the Huawei Mate 20 Pro removing these grills.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

It comes with a standard SIM 1 + hybrid card slot and that’s the one big difference between the Mi 8 Lite and the Mi A2. Remember – the Mi A2 does not have a microSD card slot but you at least have the option here with the Mi 8 Lite.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

At the top of the phone we can see another microphone.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

At the right side of the phone is where we can find the power button and the volume rocker.

Nothing out of the ordinary, to be honest. It does support AC WiFi, which we talked about its benefits here. There’s no NFC, though.