Even though Xiaomi is one of our favorite technology brands, we will not be fooled; its phone catalog can be quite chaotic for a person who is not very involved in this matter.
The number of models you launch can be overwhelming, especially since many of them share similar names. Luckily and as we always say and regardless of the model you choose with Xiaomi, you will be right yes or yes.
Today we are going to compare two incredible phones from the Chinese brand, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite, and the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite. They both share several interesting features, such as that they both support 5G, but which of the two is better? Let’s find out!
Design and screen: the notch gives way to the hole in the screen, and the 120 Hz refresh rate
Although both terminals are practically the same in length and height, it is in thickness and weight where there is the most difference. The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite reaches almost 8 mm with 192 grams, while the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite reaches 9 mm in thickness with more than 214 grams of weight.
The reason is that while the 10 Lite bets on plastic, the 10T-Lite has a glass back, giving a much more premium phone feeling.
As for the screen, the first opts for a 6.57-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD + resolution while the second a 6.67-inch IPS Full HD + with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Another differentiating point is that while the Xiaomi 10 Lite has a notch to house the front camera of the device, the 10T-Lite opts for a simple hole in the screen.
After analyzing all elements, we found that the Xiaomi 10T-Lite wins by a landslide, especially at 120 Hz, making it one of the few cheap terminals with this refresh rate.
Cameras: the numbers again give the victory to the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite
Although both terminals have the same number of photographic sensors, the truth is that the numbers of the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite are somewhat better, although neither to shoot rockets.
The Mi 10 Lite bets on a quadruple composition with a 48 MP sensor, 8 MP wide-angle, 5-megapixel macro, and 2 2 MP depth sensors. On the front is a single 16 MP front camera.
Its rival, the Mi 10T-Lite, 64MP primary sensor, 13 MP wide-angle, 2 MP macro, and 2 MP Depth Sensor. The front camera improves to 20 MP because taking selfies is every day that passes, something more important.
Although the numbers give the Mi 10T-Lite as the winner, in the end, the difference is not so much, so the photographic section of both terminals will not be what declines the balance in favor of one or the other.
Battery and performance: even if the processor is not the most important thing, better to opt for the newest
Although we always have that the processor is not the most important thing when choosing a smartphone or another, the truth is that as we get, choosing the newest is always more recommended.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite mounts inside a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor, a chip designed to perform demanding games. It can be found in 6 GB and 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB, 128 GB, and up to 256 GB of storage.
On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite has a new processor (almost) fresh from the Qualcomm factories. It is the Snapdragon 750G, and it comes built-in in an 8-core format with an integrated 5G modem. All this together with 6 GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 64 or 128 GB of expandable internal storage.
As for the battery, 4,160 mAh with 20W fast charge vs. 4,800 mAh with 33W fast charge, respectively. Little to add.
Although in the day to day both terminals can be more than enough for practically any user, the fact that the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite mounts a newer processor is a plus since it will possibly have a somewhat longer life than the Mi 10 Lite, all this without forgetting its best battery, so again we opted for the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite.
Conclusion: nothing more to say, the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite beats the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite in everything
Although, in the end, everything is a matter of personal taste (plastic vs. glass, AMOLED vs. IPS, etc.), we consider that the Xiaomi Mi 10T-Lite is practically better in everything than the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite.
Although for many, glass is worse material than plastic, AMOLEDs are better screens than IPS, and 120 Hz only serve to consume more battery; the fact that the 10T-Lite is a more current terminal and with a newer processor should be reason enough to choose it, especially since we are “in love” with the 120 Hz mentioned above and because both terminals cost practically the same.
However, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite is still a more than decent terminal today, which will last a couple of years in the hands of any user. Good price, good performance, and a great screen. Now, at the same price, we are left with the “T” version.
Sharlene Meriel is an avid gamer with a knack for technology. He has been writing about the latest technologies for the past 5 years. His contribution in technology journalism has been noteworthy. He is also a day trader with interest in the Forex market.