REDMI NOTE 10 LITE REVIEW ||DETAILED REVIEW ||
REDMI NOTE 10 LITE REVIEW:
The Mi Note 10 drew a lot of attention for being the first phone with a 108 MP camera, and of course it was expensive for the novelty. Now six months later Xiaomi brings the Lite version that comes with more traditional cameras, but keeping the rest of the package at a more attractive price.
The Mi Note 10 Lite has a box similar to the Mi Note 10, changing only the Lite stamped on the cover. The accessories are also the same as the most expensive version:
Charger with 30W of power Cable USB cable.
Pin to open SIM drawer.
Design and construction:
If you have seen our full review of the Mi Note 10, then much of what you will see here will sound repetitive. Especially because the two phones are practically identical. In terms of design the only difference is in the camera module at the rear that lost a sensor and had its layout redesigned … in fact it got even more modern with the look of a 2020 cell phone.
And that’s it, you have exactly the same cell phone with a metal body and glass back with Gorilla Glass protection. Even this color called Midnight Black that looks like a mixture of black and blue is similar to that of the Mi Note 10. Other color options available in Brazil are white and purple.
Mi Note 10 Lite is a premium intermediary with digital screen reader that works well. There is a standard headphone jack, an infrared emitter at the top and only one speaker. It is a well-built phone and despite the change in the rear the front makes it clear that we are facing a 2019 project.
Screen and sound:
The drop-shaped notch cuts a piece of the 6.47-inch AMOLED screen with Full HD + resolution. And as expected, we have exactly the same panel as the model launched last year. The brightness level is good enough to use the Mi Note 10 Lite comfortably outside the home.
The contrast is infinite with perfect black and the viewing angle is wide, as expected from a good AMOLED screen. HDR is supported for YouTube and Netflix.
The Mi 10 came with a dual speaker and stereo sound, but this is not the case with the Note 10 line. The Lite has the same speaker as the model previously released. The sound power is good, but we have already tested better devices in the same price range.
At least it does not miss out on bass reproduction with most middlemen, nor does it distort when the volume is at maximum. It is a good phone for listening to music and it is even worth investing in a good headset.
Usually when we see a Lite version of a cell phone it comes equipped with inferior hardware. This is not the case with Note 10. Here you will have exactly the same Snapdragon 730G as before with 6 GB of RAM.
In our standardized speed test we saw the Lite being faster than the old one. How is this possible? MIUI’s fault that was not optimized. The proof of this is that in benchmarks we had similar scores between the two, showing that the hardware has the same firepower, but the software did not make good use of it.
The lack of optimization also affected games, but fortunately this was fixed in Lite. All the games we tested deliver good fluidity. The most ironic part is seeing the Mi Note 10 Lite running PUBG and Asphalt 9 at a mere 30 fps while the Redmi Note 9 Pro delivers twice as much with the same GPU. As the Snapdragon 720G is more current hardware, it should bring a newer driver for the graphics chip that improves gaming performance. Let’s hope that an update does the same in Note 10 Lite.
Fps rate measured with Game Turbo 2.0:
Asphalt 9: 30-31fps
Mobile COD: 60fps(average)
Mario Kart: 60fps
Mortal Kombat: 60fps
PUBG: 30-31fps (hd / high)
The biggest difference between the Mi Note 10 and its Lite version lies in the cameras. The main one had its resolution cut almost in half and the wide angle got simpler. The two telephoto lenses have been removed and a depth sensor is in place. The macro was the only camera maintained from the previous set.
This is where you take a disadvantage when choosing Lite. The Note 10 not only has a more advanced camera set, it also captures better photos. What matters is that for most people the Note 10 Lite delivers enough quality.
The photos we took showed a high level of detail, little noise and colors very close to reality. If you enjoy more saturated photos you can activate the artificial intelligence that turbines the colors and forces the HDR to the maximum.
Standard | 64 MP:
By default, photos are saved at 16 MP. There is a 64 MP mode that takes full advantage of the sensor. You will lose more internal space, but in return it gains greater clarity and less noise in poorly lit places. Worth it? It’s good to remember that Note 10 Lite doesn’t have a microSD slot, so it’s good not to fill up the internal memory quickly.
As Xiaomi removed the telephoto cameras in the Lite version, here you will only have digital zoom with a 2x shortcut. When approaching a distant object the quality drops a lot, as it happens in any cell phone without optical zoom.
Normal | Zoom 2x | Maximum zoom:
The ultra-wide camera also lost quality compared to the previous model. It is still capable of taking good photos, but avoid shooting at night. You can use night mode with the main one to save photos that came out too dark. It prolongs the exposure without sacrificing details and contrast. The noises are more evident, but you will see many details that had previously been devoured by the darkness.
The macro camera has auto focus and allows you to get very close to what you want to photograph. Unfortunately the resolution of only 2 MP does not help much in the quality of the photos and we have already seen cheaper Xiaomi phones with better macro camera, but it will still be able to record cool photos.
The front camera was also shot and in Lite we have half the resolution. The quality dropped along with the number of pixels and we have selfies similar to cheaper models of the brand. Portrait mode works well, but sometimes it turns off HDR. We really expected a better front camera on the Mi Note 10 Lite.
Selfies | Portrait:
The camcorder captures 4K videos with good quality and efficient stabilization. The focus is very agile and does not suffer so much at night. The ultra-wide records with decent quality and also doesn’t suffer from shaking. The macro already has mediocre quality, but it can be useful at times. With the front you are limited to Full HD and will suffer with shakes and quality only reasonable. All cameras record with decent stereo sound.
We have the same battery, hardware and screen as before. Does this mean that the autonomy is identical between the two? Should. However, as the software is more rounded, the Lite version manages to yield around 7% more. Both are able to deliver autonomy for more than a day off, but with Lite you will have a better chance of spending the weekend away from home without worrying about running out of cell phone.
The charger is the same as before and makes the battery recharge at the same time, going from 0 to 100% in just over an hour. With a quick charge of 15 minutes you will have a maximum of 18% of the battery recovered, which guarantees an extra breath of up to 5 hours of moderate use.
When we analyze the Mi Note 10 we complain about the constant choking on Xiaomi’s Android 9 modified by MIUI 11. As the Lite version comes with Android 10 we didn’t see the same problem. The new flows better and delivers a more pleasurable experience in everyday use.
The features present are the same as before and also of other branded phones with MIUI 11. There is support for the night theme that takes advantage of the AMOLED screen to save battery. It comes with a pre-installed remote control app and even an FM radio, but you need a headset to work.
Is it worth saving and choosing the Lite or the Mi Note 10 is better? If you don’t care so much about the camera it’s better to choose the new one. It is faster and the battery lasts longer, being the same for the rest of the set. Note 10 Lite is capable of capturing good photos and videos, being enough for those who only care about social media.
And compared to the Redmi Note 9 Pro, is there a lot of difference? With Note 10 Lite you have a more complete phone, with better finish and multimedia, as well as slightly better cameras. It is also slightly faster and the battery yields more.
And against Samsung, which delivers the best Note 10 Lite? The Galaxy has better cameras for photos and videos, but loses in performance and battery. In return, you get the S Pen with several extra features. Another good alternative from Samsung would be the Galaxy S10 Lite which is faster and the battery lasts well.
Strengths and weaknesses:
Good Amolded screen
Lack of stereo sound.
Front camera could be better.
Salty price for the set.
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