Xiaomi has officially launched the Mi8 Lite in Nepal. Priced at Rs. 31,999, it can be considered as a cheaper variant of its flagship phone, the Xiaomi Mi8. The phone will be available from Sunday, 6 January 2019 onwards on Xiaomi’s online store, Daraz, and offline stores.
The Xiaomi Mi8 Lite features a glass back unlike other metal-clad Xiaomi phones. In terms of specs, the Mi8 Lite is a mash-up of Mi A2 and Note 6 Pro. It borrows the display and rear camera of Note 6 Pro, and the performance of Mi A2. It has a 6.26-inch IPS LCD notched Display with Full HD+ resolution, a dual 12MP+5MP rear camera, and a Snapdragon 660 SoC.
What’s changed here is a selfie camera, which is a whopping 24MP Sony IMX576 sensor. There’s a 3350mAh battery, which is adequate, but not as big as 4000mAh of Note 6 Pro. It comes with a type C port and has support for fast charging, but you need to buy a fast charger separately since you don’t get a fast charger inside the box.
The Xioami Mi8 Lite lacks headphone jack just like the Mi A2. Is it a big of a deal? Let us know in the comments. Other specs include a dual 4G SIM, microSD card slot, dual-band ac WIFI, Bluetooth 5.0, and a rear-facing fingerprint sensor.
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Xiaomi Mi8 Lite Full Specifications:
- Display: 6.26-inch (2280×1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass
- Chipset (SOC): Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- CPU: Octa Core 14nm (Quad 2.2GHz Kryo 260 + Quad 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPUs)
- GPU: Adreno 512 GPU
- RAM: 4GB DDR4X
- ROM: 64GB storage, microSD slot up to 256 GB
- Software: Android 8.1 (Oreo) with MIUI
- SIM: Hybrid Dual SIM
- Back Camera: 12MP rear camera with LED flash, Sony IMX363 sensor, 1.4μm pixel size, f/1.9 aperture, 5MP secondary camera, Samsung S5K5E8, 1.12um pixel size
- Front Camera: 24MP front-facing camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, 1.8um pixel size
- Security: Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 156.4×75.8×7.5mm; Weight: 169g
- Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO , Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 3350mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Price in Nepal Analysis & Competition:
Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 6 Pro in Nepal like a month ago for Rs. 29,000 and since the specs of Mi8 Lite is slightly superior than the Note 6 Pro, the pricing of Rs. 31,999 is somewhat justified. However, like the Redmi Note 6 Pro, the pricing of Mi8 Lite is still high when you consider the international pricing is US$200.
The Mi8 Lite also has a fair share of competition with Huawei Y9 2019 now priced at Rs. 31,490 and Honor 8X now available in Nepal for Rs. 32,490. And we still have the Mi A2 that comes with a superior camera and stock Android experience. So, is the Mi8 Lite really worth it? Do you think its better than the Y9 2019 or Honor 8X? Let us know in the comments.