Our Opinion

The Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB is a significantly better phone than the Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite 512GB, and is also significantly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB!

Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite 512GB  Xiaomi Mi 10 5G 128GB 
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Excellence Score
76.7
87.5
Value for Money Score
61.8
82.8
Price ₹ 46,279 onwards ₹ 44,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Mar, 2020 May, 2020
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 10Expected update to next Android version Android 10Expected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.7 inches 6.67 inches
Screen Resolution 1080x2400 pixels (~ 393 pixels per inch) 1080x2340 pixels (~ 386 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass 5
Display Type AMOLED AMOLED
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 90 HzHigh
Display Features Super AMOLED, Always-on display, HDR, Punch-hole Camera Super AMOLED, DCI-P3, HDR10+, 90Hz Refresh Rate, Punch-hole Camera
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2.84 GHz 2.84 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Ranked #9 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 865Ranked #4 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 650
RAM 8 GB 8 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB-C USB-C
Primary Camera 48MP + 12MP + 5MP 108MP + 13MP + 2MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (4K) Yes (8K)
Other Camera Features 48MP: f/2.0 Aperture; 26mm Focal Length; 1/2.0" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 12MP: f/2.2 Aperture; 12mm Focal Length (Ultra-wide), 5MP: F/2.4 Aperture; 1/5.0" Sensor Size; 1.12um Pixel Size; Dedicated Macro Camera, Panorama, HDR, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected], EIS 108MP: f/1.7 aperture; 1/1.33" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; OIS, 13MP: f/2.4 aperture; 12mm Focal Length; Ultra-wide, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Macro Camera, 2MP: f/2.4 aperture; Depth Sensor, HDR, Panorama, Video: [email protected]; [email protected]/60fps; [email protected]/60fps; gyro-EIS
Secondary Camera 32MP 20MP
Secondary Camera Features f/2.2 Aperture; 25mm Focal Length, 1/2.8" Sensor Size, 0.8um Pixel Size, HDR f/2.0 aperture, 1/3" Sensor Size, 0.9um Pixel Size, HDR
Internal Memory 512 GB 128 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 1 TB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot) GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.1 mmMedium 8.96 mmMedium
Weight 186 gmMedium 208 gmHeavy
Width 75.6 mmOk for one-handed use 74.8 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output USB-C USB-C
Water Resistant Yes, Splash Resistant
Battery Capacity 4500 mAh 4780 mAh
Battery Standby N/A N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support Yes, 45W Fast Charging Yes, 30W Fast Charging
Included Fast Charger Yes, 25.0W Fast Charger Yes, 30.0W Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features NFC; Noise Filtration 5G Compatible (Limited Band Support); UFS 3.0 Storage; Power Delivery 3.0; 30W Fast wireless charging; 10W Power bank/Reverse wireless charging; DLNA; NFC; Stereo Speakers; Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Clean and simple design - manages to look and feel like a high-end device (though, it uses a 'Glastic' polycarbonate back)
  • The front looks striking and modern, thanks to the single punch-hole 'Infinity-O' panel with very narrow bezels and a thin chin at the bottom
  • Relatively light-weight at 186g for a phone this big
  • Both the in-display fingerprint sensor & face recognition are quick at unlocking the phone
  • Excellent, crisp and bright 'Super AMOLED+' display with Full HD+ resolution - it excels at producing punchy colors and has good viewing angles
  • The panel also supports HDR 10+ and Widewine L1, which makes the S10 Lite an absolute delight to stream HD movies and shows on popular OTT platforms such as Hotstar and Netflix
  • Samsung's second generation of its One UI based on Android 10 is one of the better, more clean and streamlined Android UIs around, and is well optimised for large modern displays (like this one)
  • Apart from facilitating fluid animations and gesture controls, the UI also brings support for Samsung’s ecosystem of apps and services, including Bixby (Vision, Lens Mode, Routines), the full version of Samsung Pay and Samsung Health - there’s also support for the defense-grade security platform Samsung Knox
  • Blazingly fast, power packed performance with the super fast flagship Snapdragon 855 - the device is arguably even more powerful than the company’s current flagship Note 10 and S10 series - opening apps or loading a game, the phone feels snappy, and even heavy-duty games such as PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty run at the highest graphic settings on the device
  • Very good triple camera setup - at the heart of its above par optics performance is a 48MP primary lens + a 12MP ultra-wide lens + a 5MP macro lens
  • For all intents and purposes, the primary lens is the star of the show here - it is capable of clicking some stunning shots during day time - the shots produce impressive levels of detail and dynamic range, under well-lit situations, putting this camera at least on par with the flagship devices from Samsung
  • Low light performance is equally capable of surprising the user - shots come out looking crisp and with a good amount of detail and colour accuracy, this might be because of the Super Steady OIS which helps save low light shots which would have otherwise been ruined by a slight movement of the hand
  • There is also a wide-angle and a macro-lens - both perform quite well during situations where the lenses are fed with enough light, the images look vivid and capture accurate colours and details - the two cameras provide the user with extra framing options which are high in quality
  • Portrait mode or Live Focus works well, with good edge detection, detail and colours - you can change the background bokeh effect for some interesting results
  • The 32MP front camera captures 8MP oversampled photos, which look good, with punchy colours and good amounts of detail - Live Focus is available here too, so you can play around with different bokeh effects - the front camera is pretty capable under artificial light too
  • Video quality is also good and the Super Steady mode help in recording very smooth videos
  • Overall, the Galaxy S10 Lite offers very capable cameras and the image quality on par with other phones in this price segment
  • Brilliant battery life, thanks to the optimised OneUI and the flagship Snapdragon 855 - on moderate use, the S10 Lite will easily give a day and a half’s worth of use
  • Very Fast Charging with the impressive 25W Charger (and support for an insane 45W Fast Charging), it tops up the phone’s battery to the brim in about 70 minutes
  • The Galaxy S10 Lite represents great value for money, something that you won’t generally get to hear about Samsung’s devices too often - from the cameras to the battery and overall performance, the phone impresses every step of the way, making it one of the best buys in the smartphone market right now
  • Great-looking, well-refined and trendy "glass sandwich" design - the Twilight Grey looks vastly from metallic to blueish and even slightly green, depending on light and angle and the Coral Green looks even more visually pleasing
  • The fronts houses a gorgeous, modern curved edge-to-edge display with a single cutout for the selfie camera
  • The Mi 10 fits snugly and securely in hand, with the metal frame perfectly shaped to provide a little bit of extra grip
  • The useful IR blaster is on the top
  • The in-display fingerprint reader and face unlock work great, both snappy and reliable
  • A stunning, punchy 6.67-inch, Super AMOLED display, which can stand its own in terms of quality compared to the competition
  • The 90 Hz refresh rate makes the visuals and animations, incredibly polished and smooth (though, more flagships are switching to 120 Hz panels)
  • The display is sufficiently bright for use in direct sunlight
  • Mi 10 is certified for HDR10+ and covers Widevine L1 DRM, meaning, you can enjoy all the HDR content, at maximum resolution from any streaming service you want and have a great experience while doing so
  • The MIUI 11 on the Mi 10 is one of the more polished and refined Android skins around - you will get a plethora of customisation and features, the animations are fast and looks great with the 90 Hz display
  • Powered by the king of the hill in the Android world, the Snapdragon 865, this is about as fast as things currently get in the Android realm
  • A very good quad-camera setup - consisting of a 108MP primary lens, a 13MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro and a 2MP depth sensor
  • In daylight, the Mi 10 makes great use of its potent main camera, shots come out with abundant detail, excellent dynamic range, and very mature colour science - the Ai mode can automatically pick-up and apply little tweaks for the detected scene, and works well
  • On a good sunny day, the ultra-wide camera does its main task of capturing more of the scene pretty well (though, quality isn't as good as the main camera)
  • The macro camera works well and the shots are perfectly usable, especially for social media, where they are likely to end up anyway
  • Portraits are great, even without the portrait mode, the primary camera is capable of producing very natural looking bokeh - portrait mode takes things to the next level, subject separation is on point and Xiaomi has packed the Studio lighting section full of interesting lighting effects
  • In lowlight, shots have plenty of detail, contrast, and nice colours - definitely a flagship-worthy performance
  • There's no telephoto camera, but the Mi 10 is still quite capable at capturing 2X zoom photos, thanks to the large 108MP sensor - images come out excellent in both daylight and low-light
  • The selfie camera is decent, it producing perfectly usable Instagram worthy selfies
  • Video recording is very good too, it is capable of capturing 8K video - you get video image stabilisation pretty-much all around, except at 8K resolution
  • Excellent stereo speakers - the Mi 10 sounds amazing
  • Excellent battery with the 4780 mAh battery inside - it can last up to 2 days of moderate use
  • The 30W fast charging is plenty fast - a full charge will take around 72 minutes
  • The Mi 10 is a well-rounded flagship device and sits right between the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro and comes out as an excellent option if you're looking for some great cameras, excellent battery life and a stunning display
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The back panel is quite glossy and hence a fingerprint and smudge magnet
  • The display remains at 60 Hz refresh rate while the competition has moved to more futuristic 90 or 120 Hz displays like the ones in the OnePlus 7T and the ROG Phone 2
  • It is slightly more expensive than its closest competitor, the OnePlus 7T, which offers high refresh-rate display, a more premium glass and metal body, stereo speakers, a telephoto camera, and a more current processor - also, the base variant of the Asus ROG Phone 2 is also available at similar price, and offers much better gaming features
  • The matte finish on the back of the Mi 10 is a real grease magnet - it is also very slippery
  • No official ingress protection rating
  • The two speaker grills on either side of the phone are easy to cover up while holding the device horizontally
  • Having said that, OnePlus 8 offers better value as it has everything Mi 10 has at a much lower price, with an unmatched software experience, except the camera quality - and the OnePlus 8 Pro has the added benefit of the 120 Hz display and the same excellent camera quality
Expert Reviews
  1. It's a great phone... but not particularly competitive at its launch price
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. There’s nothing "lite" about the S10 Lite, it has the hardware of a 2019 flagship and it certainly holds its own as an upper-tier phone
    phonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. It's nice to have a good option from Samsung in this segment after a long time... but the price is on the higher side
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The Galaxy S10 Lite is every bit a premium flagship smartphone
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. The price is just right for the S10 Lite
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The S10 Lite is a mighty competitor in the affordable flagship segment and for someone looking for a power-packed phone from a big brand, the S10 Lite is a no brainer
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The S10 Lite is a mighty competitor in the affordable flagship segment and for someone looking for a power-packed phone from a big brand, the S10 Lite is a no brainer
    telecom.economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. One of the highly recommended options in its price
    news18.com in-depth Read Review »
  9. The S10 Lite is fast, good looking, has a wonderful screen and takes great pictures
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  10. The Galaxy S10 Lite is the best value-driven flagship Samsung has launched to date
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. The S10 Lite at its price is just terrific value
    timesnownews.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. While the Galaxy S10 Lite may not be the best Galaxy S10 model, it does have the most stamina. This makes the lack of a few features easy to overlook
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  13. At its price, the Galaxy S10 Lite is a formidable proposition
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  14. If you are a Samsung loyalist and don't want to spend Rs 50,000 on other S10 series devices, the S10 Lite emerges as a satisfactory option
    zeebiz.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. The S10 Lite is definitely among the best value-driven flagships from the Samsung stable to have launched in the country
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. From its cameras to the battery and overall performance, the phone impresses every step of the way, making it one of the best buys in the smartphone market right now
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  17. The Galaxy S10 Lite comes highly recommended
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  18. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  19. cnet.com hands-on Read Review »
  20. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »
  21. androidauthority.com hands-on Read Review »
  22. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  23. tomsguide.com hands-on Read Review »
  24. pocket-lint.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. A well-rounded flagship device
    gsmarena.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A good option
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A good bang for the buck
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. The most refined phone from Xiaomi yet
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. The Mi 10 is an excellent phone that brings the hardware toe to toe with the premium competition, however, the software is a bit of a letdown
    androidauthority.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. The Mi 10 combines a sleek design with the latest hardware money can buy, but the downside is MIUI
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. The Mi 10 is classy, has almost everything one expects from a flagship
    livemint.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. A proper flagship that gets you the premium feels
    stuff.tv in-depth Read Review »
  9. The Xiaomi Mi 10 is a great smartphone
    in.mashable.com in-depth Read Review »
  10. A good option for users who are looking for something else apart from OnePlus
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  11. Xiaomi’s Mi 10 does bring a fair bit to the table for all those bucks it charges
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  12. The Xiaomi Mi 10 convinces with good workmanship and smooth performance in everyday operation
    notebookcheck.net in-depth Read Review »
  13. The Ooolala flagship
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  14. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  15. indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  16. news18.com in-depth Read Review »
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