Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2: Specs Comparison

by Michele Ingelido 0

Xiaomi launched several midrange phones at very affordable prices this year. Among the ones with the best quality-price ratio, there are Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro, Xiaomi Mi A2, and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. While the first twos belong to existing series, the Mi 8 Lite is the first “Lite” version of a Xiaomi’s flagship and it looks even more interesting in terms of design and performance. Should you choose this brand new device or one of the other twos from consolidated existing line-ups? This comparison will help you find out by highlighting their pros and cons.

 

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro Xiaomi Mi A2
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT 156.4 x 75.8 x 7.5 mm, 169 grams 157.9 x 76.4 x 8.3 mm, 182 grams  158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3 mm, 166 grams
DISPLAY 6.26 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), 19:9 ratio, 403 ppi, IPS LCD 6.26 inches, 1080 x 2280p (Full HD+), 403 ppi, 19:9 ratio, IPS LCD  5.99 inches, 1080 x 2160 pixels, 403 ppi, 18:9 ratio, LTPS IPS LCD
PROCESSOR Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636, octa-core 1.8 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, octa-core 2.2 GHz
MEMORY 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 128 GB 3 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB  4 GB RAM, 32 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – 6 GB RAM, 64 GB
SOFTWARE Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI  Android 8.1 Oreo, Android One
CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS
CAMERA Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.9
24 MP front camera
Dual 12 + 5 MP f/1.9 and f/2.2
Dual 20 and 2 MP f/2.0 and f/2.2 front camera
Dual 12 + 20 MP f/1.8
20 MP f/2.2 front camera
BATTERY 3350 mAh
Fast Charging Quick Charge 3.0
4000 mAh  3000 mAh, Fast Charging Quick Charge 3.0
ADDITIONAL FEATURES Dual SIM slot Hybrid Dual SIM slot  Dual SIM slot

Design

Every design maniac would prefer Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite to its opponents because it features the most beautiful aesthetics. It has a stunning glass back and a higher screen-to-body ratio than its opponents. Further, it is available in gradient hues. Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2 both have a full metal unibody design available in normal colors, and the only important difference between their designs is the notch which is only present on the Redmi Note 6 Pro.

 

Display

All the displays of these devices are more or less at the same levels. They all feature an IPS panel with a Full HD+ resolution, a similar brightness and a similar color reproduction. There is only a big difference between Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Xiaomi Mi A2: as said above, Xiaomi Mi A2 does not have a notch, but it features thicker bezels. So, choose by basing on your tastes.

 

Specs & Software

Xiaomi Mi A2 and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite have the hardware side which can provide the best performance. Both come with a Snapdragon 660 chipset and up to 6 GB of RAM. Xiaomi Mi A2 is slightly better in terms of performance because (unlike its opponents customized with MIUI) it has Android One installed, which is a stock and lightweight version of the operating system with faster updates and Google’s support.

 

Camera

The rear camera of Xiaomi Mi A2 is way better than Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. It comes with a higher resolution for the secondary sensor (20 MP) and brighter apertures, so it can capture more light and provide more detail. But when it comes to the front camera, Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is the most useful one as it has a dual front setup with a secondary depth sensor.

 

Battery

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro is the only phone of the trio with an above-average battery. It has a capacity of 4000 mAh and it is one of the most satisfying Xiaomi phones when it comes to battery life. There are not many phones in the market which can reach its battery life.

 

Price

All of these devices can be purchased with a price tag around €200/$226, with just slight differences depending on the street prices available at a certain moment. There is not a real winner of this comparison: you should go for the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite if you care more about design and performance, Xiaomi Mi A2 if you want good performance and a great camera, and Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro if you are looking for a long battery life.

 

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro vs Xiaomi Mi A2: PROs and CONS

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite

PROs

  • Better design
  • Affordable price
  • Great front camera
  • Wide display

CONS

  • Nothing particular

 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro

PROs

  • Wide display
  • Bigger battery
  • Better front cameras
  • Affordable price

CONS

  • Lower-end chipset

 

Xiaomi Mi A2

PROs

  • Android One
  • Good price
  • No notch
  • Great rear cameras
  • Wide display

CONS

  • Smaller battery