Following our Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G video review, it’s time to focus on the 4G Mi 11 Lite in our latest video split. It’s € 100 cheaper here in Europe compared to the 5G model, so are the compromises worth the money saved? Join us as Will breaks down the pros and cons of the Mi 11 Lite.
Xiaomi went for a dual glass design with the Mi 11 Lite 4G, though this model brings a glossy back instead of the matte we saw on the 5G model. As the name “Lite” suggests, the phone is really slim and gives the scale only 157 grams.
Mi 11 Lite 5G (right) next to Mi 11 Lite 4G (left)
The 6.55 AMOLED screen with 90Hz refresh rate and FHD + resolution offered a bright and vibrant experience here. It is important to note that the 4G model comes with HDR10 support instead of HDR10 + on the 5G version and Gorilla Glass 5 protection compared to GG 6.
You also get a 16MP selfie shooter here, though we couldn’t really figure out the difference when we compare it to the 5MP model’s 20MP snapper. The setup of the stereo speakers was very loud and done just like the 5G model did.
The biggest difference comes in the chipset department, where we have the Snapdragon 732G SoC instead of the Snapdragon 780G. Performance in daily tasks is similar across both, though you may notice a difference in more demanding game titles. Of course, 5G connectivity is another difference, but usage depends on how well it is implemented in your region.
You can read our detailed Mi 11 Lite written review for our detailed impressions and camera examples.