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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specs and Price

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In the world of smartphones, the Lite version is always the cheaper version and this doesn’t change with the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Instead of the flagship status the other members of the Mi 8 family have, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is more of a mid-range smartphone. Even the design shows a bit of a deviation from the others and unlike the Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro it was released with it doesn’t have an underdisplay fingerprint. However, there are still some nice specs on the phone and it does impress in every way a mid-range smartphone should.

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Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Key Specs and Features

  • 6.26-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 CPU with 4GB/6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB built-in storage space, up to 256GB with a memory card
  • Dual 12MP + 5MP rear camera and a 24MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (rear)
  • 3, 350mAh non removable Li-Po battery

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite


Design and Display

Despite falling to mid-range line, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite still retains a nice glass body with the beautiful gradient design seen in the high-end smartphones. There is an ideally placed fingerprint scanner and two cameras arranged side by side to the left. Depending on your style you can pick from options ranging from Twilight gold, Dream blue to Deep space gray colour design. Nonetheless there is a notch still present on top of the display with a sleek frame that has a thickness of 7.5mm.

You’ve still got a large display even on the Lite version, although, not quite the same as the more premium models. Yet, it is still a very nice setup with an LCD screen rather than the much attractive OLED screen which is also more expensive. With a 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution,  the 6.26-inch display is good enough on a mid-range smartphone.

Battery and Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is a decent power house in the battery segment on normal usage. Having a 3, 500mAh, there is quite aenough juice to take you to the end of the day. Charging is also faster now with the Quick Charge 3.0 on the smartphone,  a step away from the 4.0+ on the Mi 8 Pro.

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A fair share of downscaling have been done to the camera on board as it is a Lite version. Still, the set of camera here is quite impressive at the mid-range level. The rear has a main 12MP camera and a 5MP secondary sensor while the front is manned by a 24MP camera up in the notch.

Hardware and Software

You have an eight core chipset ticking under the hood of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite. Backed up by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, the smartphone handles most of the days task well and it also comes with an Adreno 512 GPU in play. Moreso, there is a 4GB RAM base model with 64GB internal storage. As well as more premium option with 6GB RAM with either 64GB or 128GB storage space built-in. It has Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed with Xiaomi’s own MIUI 10 too.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Pricing and Availability

The 4GB/64GB option is sold for 74, 000 Naira, 6GB/64GB for 90, 000 Naira and the 6GB/128GB variant for 105, 000 Naira depending on the deal.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 660
  • GPU: Adreno 512
  • Memory: 4GB/6GB RAM
  • Colours: Twilight gold, Dream blue, Deep space gray
  • Dimension: 153.2 x 71.9 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight: 169g
  • SIM Type: Nano SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM


  • Display: 6.26-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1080 x 2280 pixels (403 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:


  • Rear Camera: Dual 12MP + 5MP camera, 2160p Video@30fps, 1080p Video@60/120fps, 1080p Video@30fps
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
  • Front Camera: 24MP camera, 1080p Video@30fps


  • Built-in Storage: 64GB/128GB
  • Memory Card Support:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes
  • 2G CDMA 1X:
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes
  • 4G LTE: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, v5.0 with A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster:
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 3.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • Video Player: MP4/DviX/XviD/H.265 player
  • FM Radio: Yes
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack:


  • Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer:
  • SpO2:
  • Pedometer:
  • Heart Rate Monitor:
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
  • Iris Scanner:
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control:

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging:
  • Built-in Mobile Payment:
  • Water Resistant:
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: 3, 350mAh non removable Li-Po battery
  • Talktime:
  • Standby Time:
  • Fast Charging: Yes
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Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel
Odunayo Ezekiel is a prolific Tech Writer, Gadget Enthusiast, and Electronic Device geek. He has written over 500 articles on NaijaTechGuide covering Mobile Phones. He has an absolute love for writing about devices ranging from Mobile Phones, Smartwatches, VR and AR Devices, Drones, Fitness Trackers to other Wearables in general.

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