We are flagships already compared, but now let's look at two phones that provide really a lot for little money. We decided to compare them and point out the differences. Then it will be easier for you to evaluate which of them will offer you more.
Bestsellers among phones
We have already revealed in the title that we will compare today Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Redmi Note 7. Both are very popular, especially for their excellent price-performance ratio. Brands Xiaomi a Redmi they guarantee the use of quality materials, reliability, excellent equipment and eye-pleasing design, all at low price levels.
Traditionally, we will first look at the specifications in the table.
|Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite||Redmi Note 7|
|dimensions||156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm||159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm|
|Weight||169 g||186 g|
|Display||IPS LCD / 6.26 inch||LTPS LCD / 6.3 inches|
|1080 x 2280 px||1080 x 2340 px|
|Density 403 ppi||Density 409 ppi|
|Gorilla Glass 5||Gorilla Glass 5|
|Fingerprint sensor||on the back of the||on the back of the|
|processor||Snapdragon 660||Snapdragon 660|
|Graphics||Adreno 512||Adreno 512|
|RAM memory||4 GB / 6 GB||3 GB / 4 GB|
|Measured power in AnTuT||143 942||144 599|
|4G LTE B20 band support||Yes||Yes|
|Primary camera||12.2 MPx Sony IMX363 Exmor RS||48 MPx Samsung S5KGM1|
|aperture f / 1.9 | sensor size 1/2 ″ | 1.4 µm||aperture f / 1.8 | sensor size 1/2 ″ | 0.8 µm|
|PDAF focusing||PDAF focusing|
|Slowmotion 240 fps||Slowmotion 120 fps|
|4K video||30 fps||No (works with Google Camera)|
|Secondary cameras||5 MPx | aperture f / 2.0 | 1.12 µm||5 MPx | aperture f / 2.2 | 1.12 µm|
|Front camera||24 MPx Sony IMX576 Exmor RS||13 MPx OV13855|
|Aperture f / 2.0||Aperture f / 2.2|
|3.5 mm jack||No||Yes|
|Drums||3350 mAh||4000 mAh|
|Fast charging 18 W||Fast charging 18 W|
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite a Redmi Note 7 are completely different mobile phones in terms of design. At first glance, the different arrangement of the rear cameras and the shape and size of the cutout in the display catch the eye. In a more detailed comparison, however, we no longer see so many differences and the phones have more in common than they seem.
Dimensions and weight are in favor of the Mi 8 Lite
But let's be fine. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has dimensions 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm. Note 7 is a bit more robust and dimensional 159.2 x 75.2 x 8.1 mm compared to the Mi 8 Lite, it loses a bit of attractiveness.
The weight also plays in favor of the "Lite 8s" and with a value of 169 g it is a whole 17 grams lighter than the brotherly opponent. Thanks to its lower weight and slightly smaller dimensions, the Mi 8 Lite wins in this section.
The displays are almost the same, except for one small - large detail
As for the display parameters of both phones, we will not find many differences there. The most significant detail is the size and shape of the cutout. Regardless of other parameters, which by the way also play in favor of the "Sevens", the display of the Redmi Note 7 is simply more beautiful, thanks to the smaller cutout.
Mi 8 Lite has 6,26-inch IPS display with resolution 1080 x 2280 px and pixel density 403 ppi. Redmi Note 7 he has again 6,3-inch LTPS (Low Temperature PolySilicon) resolution display 1080 x 2340 px and pixel density 409 ppi. Protects both touch surfaces Gorilla Glass 5.
Same performance category
Both phones are equipped with the same chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 with graphics accelerator Adreno 512. We will not find any differences here and the score in the AnTuTu test was almost at the same level.
When you buy, you can choose from different memory versions of both phones, up to 6 GB of RAM (Mi 8 Lite only) and 128 GB of storage. There is a difference in RAM. The Mi 8 Lite is also available with 6 GB of RAM, where the maximum for Redmi Note 7 is 4 GB capacity operating memory.
Both Xiaomi and Redmi have a hybrid SIM card slot in which you can place a memory card up to 256 GB. If we are to evaluate the performance, we will only write that it is above average in this price category, and you do not have to worry about performance when deciding between these phones. Is the same.
Cameras are also a different parameter
As already mentioned here, at first glance you will notice the different arrangement of the cameras. However, this does not affect their functionality. Both phones have two rear and one front camera.
Mi 8 Lite has a sensor Sony IMX363 Exmor RS with a resolution of 12.2 MPx, a focal aperture of f / 1.9 and a pixel size of 1,4 µm. Redmi Note 7 has again Samsung S5KGM1 sensor with a resolution of 48 MPx, an aperture of f / 1.8 and a pixel size of 0.8 µm. It's hard to tell which phones take better photos here. Lite has photos a bit clearer and in Note we looked for more colorful colors.
A more significant indicator may be that The Mi 8 Lite handles video recording in 4K resolution and a frequency of 30 fps. Note 7 does not offer 4K video shooting, but only in the basic camera application. After installing the customized Google Camera, the option to shoot 4K video will appear.
Redmi Note 7 has a half-frame rate at 120 fps when slowing down. However, these parameters may be modified in the future by updating the software.
We will not pay attention to secondary cameras, as there is only a slight difference in aperture. However, the big difference that moves the Mi 8 Lite ahead of Note 7 is ahead. Here it clearly has the top 24 MPx Sony IMX576 Exmor RS in Mi 8 Lite, compared to 13 MPx OV13855 in Redmi Note 7. If you prefer to take pictures of yourself than what is in front of you, then you have a decision.
In order not to be too subjective, we found a short comparison video from you comparing the cameras of both phones.
For some, details can decide
A few essential details that can decide in favor of one of the phones. We will write that Redmi Note 7 has them, while Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite does not have them. These are 3,5 mm jack, Infraport and FM Radio.
A significant indicator that many users take into account is the capacity or endurance of the battery. He wins clearly in this category Notes 7 capacity 4000 mAh. U Mi 8 Lite is the battery capacity level only 3350 mAh.
Apparently it is at the expense of a slimmer body or lower weight. It is gratifying that both smartphones support fast charging at 18 W.
The last information that decides
All the parameters we have described so far can be placed on one side of the imaginary scales. We are placing a price tag on the other one. As you know, you will always find the best prices at Xiaomi Planet and currently look like this:
Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite 128 GB
Price from: 169 € / 4341 CZK
Redmi Notes 7 128 GB
Price from: 169 € / 4341 CZK
In this duel, the winner is clear
Most parameters speak in favor of the Redmi Note 7. Whether it's richer equipment, battery capacity or a smaller and more aesthetic cutout in the display. It is true that the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is thinner and lighter, but these values are only negligible with respect to other parameters. Moreover, almost the same price only amplifies our opinion.
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