XIAOMI MI 9 LITE – Incredible Budget Smartphone 2020!


today we’re taking a look at the Xiaomi mi 9 lite and that’s coming up right today we’re looking at a more budget device and an incredible one at that the Xiaomi mi 9 lite global version is currently priced at 248 pounds or 296 dollars and it’s an incredible phone for the money

well we don’t have flagship everything in this phone we’ve got perfectly capable hardware with decent display and cameras if we first get the phone itself and I have the Aurora blue color here you can see the back of the device changes in color shifts is the light hits it at different angles and I have to say it looks great we then get a package with the warranty card instruction manual TPU protective case and a sim removal tool

finally we get the wall charger along with the USB type-c cable so the mean line light has a six point three nine inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 giving us 403 pixels per inch it’s capable of 600 and its max brightness has HDR and it’s protected by Gorilla Glass 5 it’s got an optical in display fingerprint scanner and this does work pretty well it’s not the fastest finger print scanner I’ve used but it’s accurate and unlocks the device reasonably quickly the phone also comes with a screen protector pre-installed to the device you can see we’ve got a water drop style notch to house the selfie camera which is a 32 megapixel sensor this has an aperture of f2.8 Oh supports HDR and it’s able to record 1080p at 30 frames a second

if we switch over to the rear you can see we’ve got a triple camera setup in the vertical alignment it consists of a 48 megapixel wide-angle is the primary camera and this has an aperture of f-18 we’ve got an 8 megapixel ultra-wide along with a 2 megapixel depth sensor when it comes to video recording we get 4k at 30 frames a second 1080p at 60 frames a second or super slow 720p at 960 frames a second on the rear there’s also a Xiaomi logo in the bottom left that’s also a notification light which you don’t see on many devices and I think it is a great touch the back shift colors to give a cool effect when the light hits it at different angles and overall it is a good looking phone

the phone feels reasonably light coming in at 179 grams and it’s comfortable to hold thanks to the slight curves on the back the phone dimensions measure in at one hundred and fifty six point eight by seventy four point five by eight point seven millimeters when it comes to the rest of the specs the phone uses the Snapdragon 710 system on chip it comes with six gigs of ram and a choice of 64 or 128 gigs storage it also has a dual SIM that allows for expandable storage using micro SB and this supports a further 256 gig it is powered by a four thousand and thirty milliamp hour battery with 18 watt fast charge support its USBC has bluetooth 5 NFC and a great feature is a built-in IR blaster allowing you to control TVs and other electronics with your phone

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the phone ships with Android 9 Pi in the form of me UI 10 there is however an OTA update available that already brings you to me ui 11

another great feature of the device is that it does have a three and a half mil headphone jack so great news for audio fans so I’ve been using this phone for about a month now on while I normally use flagship I have to say this has been great and better than I expected in the price range the display is incredible and goes bright enough to use one in heavy sunlight the phone is very smooth and responsive and it’s been a pleasure to use overall watching HDR media on the display looks stunning as you can see the video and the audio quality is good although volume wise it isn’t the loudest I’ve used but it does still go loud enough

the RAM management appears to be good and I can switch between the apps and they all reload nice and quickly when reopening to unlock the phone we’ve got the usual security methods along with the in display fingerprint scanner and a face unlock both work very well here but of course the face unlock is the 2d method is only has a single selfie camera

the rear camera of the Xiaomi mi 9 lite it’s on 4k at 30 frames a second just wanted to see how the video comes out on what the stabilization is like I’m also not gonna touch the audio so you guys can hear the audio direct from the microphone

the device takes some great photos with plenty of detail I’ve taken a variety of shots and these were just simple point-and-click photos without changing any settings or focal points we get a nice amount of detail that allows us to zoom in on the photos with some pretty reasonable color accuracy of course it’s not comparable to the high-end flagships but we do get some really detailed photos for this price bracket when taking portrait shots it performs well well most of the time it does do a good job at blowing the backgrounds I did however find that mainly when taking pictures of objects we sometimes do get a bit of strange blurring

comes to gaming it this device performs great well it doesn’t have the latest flagship chipset it is powered by the Snapdragon 710 it’s a perfectly capable device or not a mobile gamer myself I’ve tested this with asphalt 9 where it played very well or some slower devices do tend to produce a lot of stutter it continued to play flawlessly at ride call of duty mobile and again it played very well these sort of games that definitely need smooth gameplay to fully enjoying compete against the enemies and the Xiaomi mi 9 lite has not led us down here at all finally I played pubg mobile in high graphics settings and again it played perfectly one thing to mention is that you do have to be careful of how you hold this phone when gaming though given that the speakers are on the bottom I found myself covering these up a lot and reducing the volume when gaming but have calls for more serious gamers we’ve got the three and a half mil audio jack to plug in your headphones battery life I found to be great and the device easily lasted me the day I generally have my phone at high brightness levels and had no issues with battery Jane

well synthetic benchmarks aren’t everything they do give an idea of the phone’s performance so I ran the Xiaomi mi 9 lite through antutu and Geekbench and these were the results in antutu we received a score of two hundred nine thousand three hundred and ten and that’s broken down into seventy one thousand four hundred and eighty for the CPU fifty four thousand nine hundred and nineteen for GPU forty seven thousand seven hundred and ninety two for memory and finally thirty five thousand one hundred and nineteen for the UX

if we then head over to geek bench we got a single core score of 395 and a multi-core score of one thousand five hundred and twelve other than that there’s not really too much else to say the Mi 9 lite works well and the phone overall is a pleasure to use using the phone for general use such as browsing the web social media it’s very responsive and looks great the cool speaker works well and cool quality it was very good at whenever using the phone we’ve got some nice animations for the fingerprint unlock the charging and when you look at other devices in the price bracket the Xiaomi mi 9 lite really is offering a lot

so in the price range it is a very competitive device I like the notification light on the back and the fact that we have an IR blaster to control infrared devices is just another advantage so hopefully I’ve covered everything you need

the phone was sent to me by banggood and they’ve currently got it on offer for 26 percent off making it 248 pounds or two hundred and ninety six dollars unfortunately it doesn’t say how long this deal is on for and the great thing about banggood is it’s free international shipping of course if there’s anything I’ve missed or you’ve


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