Xiaomi did a pretty good job with the Xiaomi 12 as the smartphone features a powerful hardware inside and a design that we love. In our review of the Xiaomi 12 Pro we love every bits of the smartphone as it has a lot to offer but recently, Xiaomi has officially announced that the Xiaomi 12 Lite will arrive in the Philippines soon. But what do I think about it? Well, check out our article about the smartphone.

Unboxing

The box of the Xiaomi 12 Lite is straightforward and simple. Inside the box, we can get the jelly case, manuals, USB-A to USB-C Cable, SIM card ejector, and of course, the 67W Fast Charger. ¬†Again, it’s a straightforward smartphone and thankfully, they didn’t ditched the charger on this one.

Design and hardware

For the design of the smartphone of the Xiaomi 12 Lite, we got here a back design that resembles the camera layout of the Xiaomi 12 series brothers but once you hold it, you know that this one is different.

It features a flat plastic frame and of course, there’s the solid feel as well despite having a different material from its bigger brothers. It’s still something that I still like on the smartphone. The one that we got comes in black and honestly, it does look fine.

The smartphone also features the sleep/wake button on the right and on top of that is the volume rocker of the smartphone. Below is where you can find the USB-C port and also the SIM card slot of the smartphone along with the speaker grill. That USB-C port? it supports 67W of charging and it can fully charge the smartphone in just a few minutes.

For the display, the Xiaomi 12 Lite features a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Unfortunately, it’s not a adaptive AMOLED display so you need to pick between 60Hz or 120Hz. The quality? it’s actually pretty fine and you can actually get a lot of colors on this one.

As for the processor, this one comes with a pretty familiar Snapdragon 778G 5G processor inside and honestly, it’s not the most powerful processor out there but it’s still one of the best one out there in the market especially for the midrange segment.

Camera

For the camera of the smartphone, The Xiaomi 12 Lite features a 108MP main camera with ISOCELL HM2 sensor inside, a sensor that is used by previous flagship smartphones and it’s actually a pretty good one so I was happy to see it on the midrange smartphone like this one. Along with the main camera is the 8MP ultra wide-angle camera and also the 2MP macro camera and for selfies, there’s the 32MP selfie camera.

The main camera of the smartphone is pretty awesome. Most of the shots that we took using the smartphone are pretty good as the colors are great and the dynamic range of the camera is good as well. Check out the shots that we took using the smartphone:

Initial Verdict

There’s so much to like about the smartphone. There’s the decent performance inside thanks to the Snapdragon 778G 5G processor inside, the AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate and a simple but solid design. But of course, it’s still not a perfect one but everything that we’ve seen on the smartphone so far is pretty solid.

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