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
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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- Better design
- Affordable price
- Great front camera
- Wide display
- Nothing particular
Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro
- Wide display
- Bigger battery
- Better front cameras
- Affordable price
- Lower-end chipset
Xiaomi Mi A2
- Android One
- Good price
- No notch
- Great rear cameras
- Wide display
- Smaller battery