Xiaomi has brought the new product of Youth series to us on September 19, Xiaomi Mi 8 Youth Edition, called Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite has been released in Chengdu.

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Design

It is the first time that Xiaomi has tried to use the gradient color design, Dream Blue and Twilight Gold, on the rear panel. It seems that the gradient color is fit for the Youth. Vacuum nanometer magnetron sputtering process is applied to gradient color of Mi 8 Lite, the gradient color is also referred to the color combination of Claude Monet. Taking the Twilight Gold edition for an example, the top of the handset is rosy, while the bottom of the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is gold, and the middle edge is the gradient of rosy and gold.

2.5D Glass is designed to the rear panel of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, and the fingerprint scanner is embedded in the rear panel of the phone. The horizontal camera of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is different from Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite sports 6.26-inch of LCD display having the resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. It hosts 19:9 aspect ratio featuring the popular notch on the top of the display panel. The screen size is similar to Xiaomi Mi 8 and bigger than Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. The dimension of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is also similar to Xiaomi Mi 8, but the feeling of holding for Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is lesser than Xiaomi Mi 8 because of the 2.5D glass design.

The handset comes with 24MP front camera with Sony IMX576 sensor, which carries support 4 in 1 pixel technology, can increase the brightness of the image under dark light. The quality of photo has been improved after taking by the front camera of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.The size of bottom of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is similar to Xiaomi Mi 8, and the forehead become narrower for there is no 3D structure optical module. But overall, the screen-to-body ratio of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is higher than Xiaomi Mi 8.

In the port department, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite utilizes Type-C port with the Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. It offers the Type-C to 3.5mm convertor, and solves the problem of using the earphone.

With the gradient color of Twilight Gold and Dream Blue, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is easy to appeal to users. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is very satisfactory in the appearance design.

Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite comes with Snapdragon 660 AIE, which ships with Sumsung 14nm process, Kryo260 eight-core CPU and Adreno512 GPU. AIE means that it is the enhanced version of Snapdragon 660 AI. Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is assisted by 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, what the spec is similar to Xiaomi Mi 6X.

From the data of Antutu for Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite, the performance optimization of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is good.Surprisingly, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is the first Xiaomi smartphone to adopt Vulkan API port, which can significantly reduce the stress on the processor when running the game, as well as having better multi-threaded processing capabilities. It can take full advantage of CPU multicore performance.The Vulkan API port can improve the game experience. Also, Xiaomi is in corporation with Unreal Engine to improve the performance and picture quality of mobile games.

In the rear camera department, Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite comes with 12MP+5MP rear camera. The 12MP camera adopts Sony IMX363 sensor. The camera for Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is carries support AI mode that can identify and optimize the scene to further improve the results.These are the photos shot by Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite.

From the samples, the performance of camera for Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is satisfying. Although in the overcast condition, the photo's quality is good. There is no overexposure or underexposure of the picture too dark. In the close shots the performance is surprisingly well.

In conclusion, the market positioning of Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite is different from Xiaomi Mi 8 and Xiaomi Mi 8 SE. Although the price for Mi 8 Lite is affordable, the handset also ships with the great appearance design and photo performance.

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