In mid-July, Xiaomi again completed the Xiaomi 12 Series lineup by launching the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G on the Indonesian market. Yes! Previously, Xiaomi had already presented the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, which also carried 5G technology.
Of course, the presence of the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is also able to attract the attention of many gadget fans in Indonesia. How could it not be, this smartphone that carries the “Lite” frill is said to not only offer a stylish design, but also reliable performance.
Unboxing! Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G
Like most other Xiaomi smartphones marketed, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is packaged in a box which is predominantly white. On the front of the packaging box we can clearly see the image showing the back of the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G.
On the side of the packaging box, left and right, we can find text that says “Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G with gold citizens. Meanwhile, on the back of the box, we will find the four main advantages of the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G.
Yes! The four flagships written by Xiaomi on the packaging box are a lightweight slim design, a 108 MP camera, support for a 67W charging speed and an AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate. The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G whose Alomaki review is in Lite Green 8GB/256GB.
When the packaging box is opened, we will find another white packaging box containing a thank you note from Xiaomi Indonesia officials, a warranty claim sheet, a user manual sheet, a soft case and a SIM ejector
Meanwhile, the device unit, in this case the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G, is wrapped in transparent plastic. Now! Under the handset unit, you will find a USB Type-C cable and a charger head with 67W charging capability, all of which are wrapped in white.
Hands-on! Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G
Now, it’s time for us to hold the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G in hand! Of course, it is evident that the smartphone that is included in the Xiaomi 12 Series family is indeed mixed up as a device that not only has a stylish design, but is also lightweight.
This smartphone weighs only 173 grams with dimensions measuring 159.3 x 73.7 x 7.29 mm. Therefore, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G feels so comfortable when operated with one hand. In fact, there is no significant problem when put in a shirt pocket or work pants.
Now! Regarding the design offered, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G really looks like a contemporary smartphone. It makes sense that Xiaomi Indonesia emphasizes that the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is aimed at millennials who want to always look different.
Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is designed in such a way with a grid frame. This further confirms that the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G deserves to be aligned with the upper middle class smartphones that are already available in the market.
As mentioned above, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G in Alomaki hands is Lite Green. Just for your information, that Xiaomi Indonesia brought this smartphone in three color choices. So, the other two colors are Black and Lite Pink.
Now, let’s find out the sectors of the screen. The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is packed with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display panel which has FullHD+ alias 1080p+ resolution. This support is able to present more dynamic colors and stronger contrast.
Apart from that, Xiaomi is also trying to please the user’s eyes by embedding AdaptiveSync 60Hz – 120Hz. Not to forget, there is also support for HDR10 + and Dolby Vision technology with the ability to produce quality images, as well as Dolby Atmos and dual speakers for audio.
Not only that, this smartphone also has other features that aim to provide a sense of comfort to the user’s eyes. These features are Sunlight Mode 3.0, Reading Mode 3.0 and True Display. So that it is not easily scratched, this smartphone screen is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G screen is also enhanced by a front camera that carries a punch-hole design and is placed at the top in the middle. Because it carries an AMOLED panel, this smartphone is also equipped with an on-screen fingerprint scanner for security.
On the side of the frame or square frame, you will find the volume and power buttons which are placed on the right side. The left side looks plain and on the top side you will find a speaker hole and a microphone hole.
On the lower side, Xiaomi contains a USB Type-C port for charging which is flanked by a slot for placing a SIM card (Dual SIM 5G) and a speaker hole. Yes! This smartphone is not equipped with a container to load a microSD card.
Now, we shift to the back of the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G. As mentioned above, this smartphone has a very stylish design. We can also find this on the back cover which is designed in such a way that it looks so attractive.
Yes! The back of the smartphone is covered with a polycarbonate plastic panel with a glass-like texture. It’s just that, the back of this smartphone is still easy to leave fingerprints. However, to get around that, you can use the soft case that is in the sales package.
The back of this smartphone is also enhanced by the rear camera design which is placed in the upper left corner. Yes! The main camera is so firm that it is accompanied by two cameras below it, and there is also Dual-LED flash support. While in the lower left corner it says “Xiaomi 5G”.
Snapdragon 778G Becomes the Driving Force
As already mentioned, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G comes as a mid to high end smartphone. So, those of you who are interested in owning this smartphone will be spoiled by the speed of the Snapdragon 778G chipset. In addition, this chipset also has 5G technology.
Also for you to know, Snapdragon 778G is a chipset made by Qualcomm with 6nm fabrication. The CPU architecture installed in this chipset is Octa-core, consisting of 4 Kryo 670 cores with a clock speed of 2.4 Ghz & 4 Kryo 670 with a clock speed of 1.8 Ghz.
Meanwhile, to boost graphics performance, Qualcomm also enriches the chipset with the Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. Seeing the performance offered, this smartphone is comfortable to use for everyday productivity such as surfing the internet or enjoying multimedia files.
The Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G comes with an offer of 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM paired with 256GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. This smartphone does not provide a place to expand data storage capacity. Therefore, you have to be satisfied with the available internal capacity.
Then, what about the battery capacity embedded in this smartphone? For those of you who are interested in the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G, this device only has a 4300 mAh battery which is supported by 67W charging and supports Quick Charge 4+ and Power Delivery 3.0.
Playing the game Genshin Impact, Apex Legend to PUBG Mobile using the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G doesn’t need to worry. The three heavy games that are played by many mobile game fans can be devoured by the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G, aka they never lag.
In fact, if you are fans of Genshin Impact, this game developed by MiHoYo can run smoothly on the highest graphics options. Meanwhile, to charge this smartphone battery from 15% to 100% it takes about 45 minutes.
Not only testing the Xiaomi 12 Lite to play games, Alomaki also tested its performance using two popular benchmarking applications, namely AnTuTu Benchmark 9.4.3, 3D Mark 2.2 and Geekbench 5. What were the results like? You can see directly through the screenshot below.
Apart from that, the Xiaomi 12 Lite also uses high-performance graphite and has a 7% better heat dissipation ability than the previous generation. There is also Xiaomi AdaptiveCharge support which studies the user’s daily charging pattern, especially at night.
108 MP Main Camera
Another major highlight that makes the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G worthy of competition in the upper middle class smartphone market is the embedded camera support. As already mentioned, this smartphone comes with three cameras on the back, and the main camera is 108 MP.
Yes! The 108 MP main camera embedded by Xiaomi into this smartphone is the ISOCELL HM2 sensor which has a size of 1/1.52” and an aperture of f/1.9. Not to forget, the main camera is also equipped with Auto Focus capabilities.
Meanwhile, the other two cameras on the back of the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G are an 8 MP ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture and 120 degree FoV and a 2 MP macro lens. Yes! Xiaomi changed the embedded macro lens, no longer using a 5 MP lens like its predecessor.
For the results themselves, Alomaki considers that the contrast that can be presented by the 108 MP camera belonging to the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is very interesting. Therefore, this smartphone is considered suitable for use by millennials who like mobile photography. Moreover, there is also support for Night Mode and Pro Mode.
Not only that, for matters of creating photo content, the Xiaomi 12 Lite is also equipped with several supporting features that you can use more easily, such as Panorama, Long Exposure, Photo Clone and of course photos with a resolution of 108 MP, the results are so sharp and detailed.
For those of you who like selfies or need a camera for video calls, the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is equipped with a 32 MP front camera with an aperture of f/2.5. Interestingly, for taking photos or videos using the front camera at night, you can activate two LED flashes at once.
Example of a photo shot using the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G:
Then, what if you use Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G to create video content? Yes! This smartphone also has the ability to create videos up to 4K with 30fps or 1080p with 60fps. There are also Time-Lapse, Short Video, Movie Effect, Vlog, Slow Motion, and Dual Video features.
A thumbs up for Xiaomi’s courage in bringing the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G to the market. However, Xiaomi is so good at concocting the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G that it is able to attract the attention of many people.
The presence of the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is also to complement the Xiaomi 12 & 12 Pro which was already present in Indonesia. Yes! Xiaomi 12 Lite not only offers a modern stylish design, but is also balanced with qualified hardware support in its class.
The screen already uses an AMOLED FHD + panel and the size is also not too large, which is only 6.55 inches so it is comfortable when held in one hand. This smartphone that runs on the MIUI 13 interface based on Android 12 is also equipped with an on-screen fingerprint scanner.
Meanwhile, it has qualified hardware support in its class, thanks to the Snapdragon 778G 6nm chipset and the Mali-G610 MC6 GPU. Indeed, there is only one memory variant that is marketed, namely 8GB RAM with 256GB of internal storage.
However, the user must be satisfied with the available internal capacity. This is because the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G is not equipped with a container to accommodate a microSD card. One thing you should know, Xiaomi 12 Lite is armed with the Near Field Communication feature, aka NFC.
Now! For the power supply sector, this smartphone has been equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4300 mAh. Interestingly, this smartphone supports 67W fast charging. Users will also get a 67W charge head in the sales package.
Another attraction of this smartphone is the support for a 108 MP camera as the main camera on the back and a 32 MP front camera. Now! For those of you who are interested in buying this smartphone, Xiaomi is marketing the Xiaomi 12 Lite at a price of USD $366.