The Mi Note 10 was launched in late 2019 as the mid-range device with the most powerful camera. Now in 2020, we have its Lite version that brings a more conventional camera but in return, it bets on better value for the money. Is it worth giving up the 108 MP and choosing the latest Xiaomi launch? That’s what TudoCelular.com will help you find out in this comparison. The two models are very similar, at least from the front. They have the same dimensions, similar weight and the same build quality with body made of metal and glass back. There is Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides. The rear changes a little. The Mi Note 10 has five cameras, two of which are separate from the main block. Lite brings only four cameras and all are organized in a single block including up to two pairs of flashes. In terms of technologies, there are no differences. Both have everything expected from a premium intermediary including biometric reader on the screen and even an infrared emitter at the top. Of course, if water protection or wireless charging are expected then none of them are for you. We started here with a draw since the two are practically the same in this regard. We have 6.47 “with Full HD + resolution on both, as well as AMOLED technology. Is there a difference in quality? Not really. Both deliver the same level of brightness, contrast, and color reproduction.

 Theres HDR support that works on both YouTube and Netflix. It is clear that Xiaomi has reused the old model’s panel, which is not a bad thing since we have a great screen. It is a pity that neither the Mi Note 10 nor its Lite variant delivers stereo sound. Xiaomi also reused the speaker of the previously released model and we have the same good sound power, which does not fail to reproduce bass like most of the intermediaries, and also does not distort when the volume is at maximum. Both are good phones for listening to music and it is even worth investing in a good headset. And we give them one more tie, with a double point for multimedia. The Mi Note 10 arrived with Android 9 and was recently upgraded to version 10. The Lite one already comes with the latest version of the little robot, and with that, it has greater chances to be upgraded to Android 11 in the future. With both running MIUI 11, it was already expected to see the same features night theme support, which takes advantage of the AMOLED screen to save battery, they already come with pre-installed remote control app and even FM radio but you need a headset to work. For having a more current software, we give the Mi Note 10 Lite a point. Both have Snapdragon 730G and 6 GB of RAM, so there is the question: do we have the same performance? In our speed test, Lite ended up being faster. It seems that Xiaomi has focused all its attention on the Mi Note 10 camera and forgot to optimize the software for general use. It was a 45-second difference between the two, showing that part of the blame is in RAM management. Is there also a difference between benchmarks? Here the lack of optimization does not affect the performance of the Mi Note 10 and he gets the same score as the Lite variant. In games, we saw more frequent choking on the older model.

 If you want to have the best gaming experience then you will prefer the Note 10 Lite. We then give point to the Lite version for having better performance in general. Xiaomi also kept the same battery, meaning we have 5,260 mAh in both, and again, the most logical deduction arises: they deliver the same autonomy, right? Wrong. As the Mi Note 10 Lite software is better optimized, it ended up yielding 7% more. And does that make a big difference? Not really. What matters is that the two deliver spare juice for more than a day. As both come with the same charger and have a similar battery, the same time was expected to make the battery go from 0 to 100%. No matter which one you choose, you will need to wait for a little over an hour – which is a very good time. On battery, then we give the Note 10 Lite a point, as it yields a little more in battery. So far it looks like the Lite version is a better phone, but it’s on the camera side where the Mi Note 10 takes the lead. The new model had “capped” the resolution of the main and wide-angle lenses the two telephoto lenses have been removed and a depth sensor is in place. The macro lens was the only one kept from the previous set. Lite can record great photos and will please most but if you want to record as much detail as possible and have a powerful zoom at your disposal, so it’s worth investing in the most complete. The biggest difference is at night, with less noise and less loss of quality on the Mi Note 10. The wide-angle camera also records better photos than the Lite’s module. The macro is the same in both, and we have similar results. Finally, the Lite has a dedicated camera for background blur, which plays the role of the telephoto lens of the other model when it comes to blurring the scenery. The Mi Note 10 takes a point for the best photographic set at the rear. Does the Mi Note 10 also get the better of selfies? The front camera was also “shot” and in Lite we have half the resolution. Quality dropped along with pixel quantity but it is not an absurd difference. Portrait Mode works well, however, it sometimes ends up disabling HDR. If you want to have the best photos, day or night, then you will have to invest in the most expensive model. And the Mi Note 10 takes the point for better selfies. Both record 4K videos with great image quality and good audio capture the Mi Note 10 has optical stabilization and the Lite only electronic. However, the two control shakes well.

 The quality of the recording is similar, as well as the focus is agile on both. If videos are more important than photos for you, then whatever model you choose. We draw on the issue of the camcorder. The Lite proved to be as good a phone as the Mi Note 10, and it still has the advantage of costing less. At the time we prepared this comparison, Xiaomi Brazil had not yet released the official price of Mi Note 10 Lite for the national market, but the imported version can be found at MarketPlace in retail around R$ 3,000, which is less than the R$ 3,500 normally charged in the older version. As it is not worth paying this difference to have a slightly better camera we give the last point to the Mi Note 10 Lite for having better value for the money. The Mi Note 10 is a nice phone that has the camera as its main point. The Lite, on the other hand, is a more balanced phone. It may not have a powerful 108 MP sensor, but it is capable of taking great pictures and recording videos with the same quality. Plus, you get a faster device with a battery that lasts a little longer Note 10 is only worth investing in if the difference between the two is less than R$ 300. if you don’t care about the long-range zoom and want to post only photos on social media can save and go on the Mi Note 10 Lite. 

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