Are you looking for a premium midrange smartphone in the sub-Php20k price range? Well, our specs comparison for today will stack up two of your best options in this category.
First, we have the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite. This latest release from Xiaomi offers a complete package that most people are looking for on a device.
If you’re spending extra by going to a premium midrange device instead of a regular one, you might as well get more than just an average working smartphone.
That’s what the Mi 10 Lite, and one of its competitors, the Samsung Galaxy A71, is aiming for.
Just like the former, the Galaxy A71 will try to be a cheaper alternative to the company’s flagship line. It provides a high-end experience, without having to pay for one.
With that, here in our Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite versus Samsung Galaxy A71 specifications and features comparison, we’ll see which between these devices have the closest flagship-like features to satisfy your needs.
|Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G||Samsung Galaxy A71|
|Operating System||Android 10|
One UI 2.0
|Display||6.57-inch FHD+ AMOLED|
2340 x 1080 pixel resolution
|6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED|
2400 x 1080 pixel resolution
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
|Processor||2.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G octa-core||2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor|
|GPU||Adreno 620||Adreno 618|
expandable via microSDXC
expandable via microSD up to 512GB
|Rear Camera||48-megapixel (f/1.8, PDAF)|
8-megapixel (ultra-wide, f/2.2)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
AI Scene Detection
4K video recording
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
AI Scene Detection
up to [email protected]
up to [email protected] slow-mo
|Security||In-display fingerprint scanner|
|In-display fingerprint scanner|
|Connectivity||HSPA+, 4G LTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BDS
|HSPA+, 4G LTE|
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
|Dimensions||TBA||163.6 x 76 x 7.7mm|
|Prism Crush Black|
Prism Crush Blue
Prism Crush Silver
Prism Crush Pink
20W fast charging
25W Super Fast Charging
Both the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and the Samsung Galaxy A71 are some of the most value-oriented smartphones that their respective company makes. For half the price of a flagship device, they were able to have large displays, powerful processors, and similarly packed set of cameras.
The question is — which between the two is better? Well, the answer is not that simple. So, let’s digest them individually and see why one is better than the other.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite obviously has a better processor. This thing comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset. Other than enabling its 5G connectivity, it has a more powerful CPU for multitasking and other general and heavy tasks.
In addition, the Adreno 620 GPU on the Mi 10 Lite can handle games better and can crunch smoother frame rates than the Adreno 618 GPU of the A71.
The processor, including the cheaper price tag, is the Mi 10 Lite’s only lead over the Galaxy A71. Although, those two are the most important characteristics of a smartphone — which is already enough to lure most people in.
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But if those are not enough, then you might want to check out the Samsung Galaxy A71. Easily its biggest lead over the Mi 10 Lite is its larger 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen, versus the 6.57-inch display of the latter.
There’s also the 4,500mAh battery and 25W fast charging that beats the 4,160mAh capacity and 20W fast charging of the competition.
Of course, there’s the camera. The Samsung Galaxy A71 has a 32-megapixel selfie snapper, placed in a cleaner punch-hole on the top of the display. Meanwhile, the Mi 10 Lite settles for a 16-megapixel selfie camera placed in a waterdrop notch.
There’s also the 64-megapixel main shooter and 12-megapixel ultra-wide cameras, outshining the 48-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras on the Mi 10 Lite. We deep dive into its photo and video capabilities our Galaxy A71 camera review.
The Snapdragon 730G might be inferior to the Snapdragon 765G, but in our Galaxy A71 gaming test, it was able to handle demanding games really well. They were playable at smooth frame rates from medium to high graphics settings.
If the performance-to-price ratio is a top priority, then you should definitely have to go with the Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite. But if you don’t mind compromising the processor a little bit, then you’re getting better features on the Samsung Galaxy A71.