Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite review

Affordable 5G handset done right - the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite is a great budget camera phone

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G is the most affordable 5G phone money can buy in many regions at the time of writing this review. In its cheapest guise, it can be had from £229 for the 64GB version (approximately $300_, and despite its price, it delivers 5G data speeds. The 10T Lite also sports a 64MP primary camera with a Sony sensor, a huge 120Hz display, and a big, fast-charging battery. In a world with the Realme 7 Pro and Realme 7 5G, Xiaomi has competition, but if you like your phones big and your mobile data speeds fast, then you’ll be hard-pressed to get more for less.


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    Great value

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    120Hz screen

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    Big, fast-charging battery

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    Case in the box


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    Middling lowlight performance

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    Can get warm when gaming

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    Poor macro camera

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Despite its 6.67-inch 120Hz display and quad-camera setup, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite 5G is the most affordable 5G phone you can buy at the time of writing. With a 64MP main camera, it also packs plenty of resolution.

Xiaomi has been making brilliant budget phones for years, whether under its own name or its Poco brand. The Poco X3 NFC recently impressed us with its low-cost affordability, while the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro delivers flagship specs despite its reasonable price tag.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.