Xiaomi 12 Lite review

Scarlette Lennon9 July 2022Last Update : 4 weeks ago
Xiaomi 12 Lite review

Introduction and specifications

The Xiaomi 12 Lite comes a little later than the rest of the 12 series. Aside from the completely renewed, boxy and trendy design, it brings an updated 120Hz OLED panel, a better 108MP main camera and faster charging. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 778G, which is up to the task.

12 Lite is also one of the first Xiaomi phones to offer Android 12 below the company’s MIUI 13 interface.

Xiaomi 12 Lite specifications in an instant:

  • Body: 159.3×73.7×7.29 mm, 173g; Gorilla Glass 5 front, plastic back, plastic frame; IP53, dust and splash resistant.
  • Screen: 6.55 “AMOLED, 68B colors, HDR10 +, Dolby Vision, 120Hz, 500 nits (type), 800 nits, 1080x2400px resolution, 20: 9 aspect ratio, 402ppi.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670); Adreno 642L.
  • Memory: 128 GB 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 8 GB RAM, 256 GB 8 GB RAM; UFS 2.2.
  • OS / Software: Android 12, MIUI 13.
  • Rear camera: Wide (head): 108 MP, f / 1.9, 26 mm, 1 / 1.52 “, 0.7 µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f / 2.2, 120˚, 1 / 4.0 “, 1.12 ;m; Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4, 1 / 5.0 “, 1.75 µm.
  • Front camera: 32 MP, f / 2.45, 1 / 2.8 “, AF.
  • Video recording: Rear camera: 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60 / 120fps; gyro-EIS; Front camera: 1080p @ 30 / 60fps, 720p @ 120fps.
  • Battery: 4500mAh; Fast Charging 67W, Quick Charge 4+, Power Delivery 3.0.
  • Various: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); Infrared port; dual speakers; Virtual feeling of closeness.

Another notable update is the selfie camera. It has a higher resolution of 32 MP, but more importantly, it offers autofocus. It is an extremely rare feature today, and even most flagship devices omit it. We think it’s cool, but still enigmatic, as even the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro have the same 32MP shooting games, but with a fixed focus. Selfie lovers, rejoice!

It’s nice to see that the company is able to fit the upgrade around the € 400 mark, especially as many competitors raised their prices significantly. And if the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is anything to go by, price reductions will come faster than you might expect. Even more, there are not many compact options, and the Xiaomi 12 Lite seems to be aimed at an audience looking for portability. After all, the 6.55-inch diagonal is quite compact in 2022. In addition, the 12 Lite offers a light and sleek design.

Unpacking the Xiaomi 12 Lite

The unit comes in a standard retail box containing the usual user manuals and the appropriate 67W wall charger. Of course, the USB-A to USB-C cable is also at your fingertips, not only for charging but also for data transfer.

Xiaomi 12 Little review

Xiaomi has included a transparent silicone case that does not hide the design.

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