Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has almost all connectivity modules. The Wi-Fi module works in 2.4 and 5GHz frequencies. There is LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS modules that supports the most popular navigation systems and a USB-C socket. These modules work without any problems. I tested the navigation while driving and walking – the fix was almost instant, the accuracy was around 3 meters, the signal was not interrupted not even for a second. The Bluetooth module worked without any problems with a smartwatch and wireless earphones, I have no concerns towards the quality of connection with Wi-Fi networks either. However, there is no minijack and NFC – which will definitely bother those using wireless payments.
Mi 8 Lite can use two SIM cards – and both can work in 4G standards. The user can choose a default setting of cards for calls and the Internet. The quality itself is impeccable, I had no problems with hearing and understanding interlocutors. I was well heard by the other side of the conversation as well. The additional microphone, responsible for noise reduction, works great as well – thanks to it calls were not interrupted by an external noise or passing cars. The possibility to records calls to an MP3 format is an advantage.
Memory and efficiency
Xiaomi intended 64GB for files and apps – in practice the user is left with around 51GB. If that is not enough we can always place a microSD card – with the expense of one of SIM cards. The maximum supported capacity is 256GB.
Snapdragon 660 (four Kryo 260 2.2GHz cores and four Kryo 260 1.8GHz cores) and Adreno 508 GPU are responsible for the smartphone’s efficiency. It is a pity that the manufacturer did not use a slightly newer and more efficient unit, like Snapdragon 670 or 710. But we have what we have – and Snapdragon 600 works decently. In addition there are 4GB of RAM. Parameters are basically enough for all tasks that we will set before the smartphone.
Apps run and close without a delay, interface works without any lags, in addition the smartphone has no problems with multitasking, apps working in the background, a few mail boxes synchronizing through the whole day, using multimedia… Mi 8 Lite even works as a gaming device as well. We can comfortably play in casual titles and some more ambitious ones. Slightly less demanding 3D games will work smoothly, using the full potential of the smartphone, while in those more demanding we need to lower the graphic settings, there can be some lags as well. I checked the smartphone with games like Real Racing 3, Asphalt 9 and Tekken - Mi 8 Lite handled them without any problems.
Below you can see results achieved in benchmarks.
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