Xiaomi 12 Lite review

After a few big leaks and a short teaser campaign, the Xiaomi 12 Lite has finally gone official.

The phone brings 120Hz OLED screen, 108MP main camera and a really aggressive price tag.

The 12 Lite is the successor to the 11 Lite 5G NE and sports a 6.55-inch AMOLED display with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support.

Looking at the punch hole, it can be told differently, because in the new device it is in the center.  The new panel adds support for 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate.

The Snapdragon 778G chipset, built on the 6nm process, is unchanged and is again paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of internal storage.

The back of the Xiaomi 12 Lite houses a 108MP main shooter with Samsung HM2 sensor and f/1.9 aperture.  There's also an 8MP f/2.4 ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro snapper.

Selfie camera comes with 32MP Samsung GD2 sensor and f/2.5 aperture lens.  It is equipped with AF and several software features, including Selfie Portrait Mode and Xiaomi Selfie Glow.

The Xiaomi 12 Lite brings a 67 mAh battery with support for 4,300W fast charging, and the adapter is in the box, just like any other internationally available Xiaomi 12 smartphone.

The smartphone has dual SIM support with dual 5G standby, but availability may vary between markets.  The user interface is MIUI 13, which is based on Android 12.

The 6/128GB version costs $400, upgrading to 8/128GB will set you back $450, while the top 8/256GB version costs $500.