- 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
Wrapping up the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite review
Honestly, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite feels like a clone of the Mi A2 with a few tweaks – particularly the software side of things since Mi A2 uses Android One whereas the Mi 8 Lite uses MIUI 10. The upgraded battery isn’t enough to make a significant difference and still mostly require a power bank for day-to-day use.
In terms of design – yeah it’s much more eye-catching than the Mi A2 but it is also less comfortable to hold, in my opinion. However, the Mi 8 Lite does have a microSD card slot.
As for the prices, the Mi 8 Lite is actually priced at RM999 right now for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage version, and RM1,299 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage version.
As a standalone phone though, the Mi 8 Lite is actually quite good. Comparing to the recent price readjustment of the Mi A2 however, Xiaomi is making the choice between Mi 8 Lite and Mi A2 very difficult.
They both have their own pros and cons – but honestly, it ultimately comes down to two things – which UI you like the most – Android One or MIUI 10? Do you need a microSD card slot? If you answer yes to both questions, then get the Mi 8 Lite.
Or perhaps look into a competitor’s smartphone – the Honor 8X.