Xiaomi has become rare to release an affordable phone due to its Redmi and POCO subbrands. In a few days, Xiaomi launched its 12 Lite: a mid-ranger that will soon be available in the global market.
Due to its imminent release on the global market, we think it is worth taking the time to compare it with other phones from the best brands available in the same price range from the same manufacturer.
As the world's largest smartphone manufacturer based on sales, Samsung reached good street prices on the global market when we chose the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G. The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G and Xiaomi 12 Lite are compared.
Xiaomi 12 Lite is my favorite design out of these two phones, but unfortunately, it is not built with premium materials like high-end phones.
Like most of the affordable phones out there, they come with a plastic back and a plastic frame. The Xiaomi one wins due to its thinner and lighter dimensions, while also featuring a higher screen-to-body ratio.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G, however, has a better build quality: it has Corning's Gorilla Glass 5, a water-proof and dust-proof front glass, and is IP67 certified, which allows it to be underwater up to one meter deep for 30 minutes at a time. Dust and water aren't protected on the Xiaomi.
Xiaomi 12 Lite appears to have the most advanced display on paper. With a diagonal of 6.55 inches, this AMOLED display displays 68 billion colors, has a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a 120 Hz refresh rate, and is an HDR10+ certified device.
Additionally, it has a fingerprint reader on the display. Although it looks inferior, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has an incredible display: 6.5-inch with AMOLED technology, Full HD+ resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 120 Hz refresh rate, and an in-display fingerprint sensor.
Even though these phones are equipped with stereo speakers for a great audio experience, both of them sport virtual proximity sensors that are not of the highest quality.
With two Cortex A78 processors running at 2.4 GHz, six Cortex A55 processors running at 2 GHz, and a Mali G68 GPU, the Xiaomi 12 Lite is powered by the Snapdragon 778G mobile platform by Qualcomm.
With a micro SD slot, you can expand the internal storage up to 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM. Despite being manufactured with an inferior production process, the Snapdragon 778G chipset performs better in terms of CPU and GPU performance than the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G's Exynos 1280 processor.
Xiaomi's A53 wins the hardware comparison because its highest-end memory configuration is the same as its competitor's. In addition to better connectivity, it also includes Bluetooth 5.2 and Wi-Fi 6, while the Samsung has Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 5. Using Android 12 out of the box, these phones use One UI and MIUI.
The Samsung Galaxy A53 5G has the best camera setup. On the rear side, it has a quad camera setup including a 64MP main camera with optical image stabilization, a 12MP ultrawide sensor, and a pair of 5MP sensors for macro photography and depth calculation.
Both smartphones have 32 MP front cameras, but the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G's front camera is capable of recording videos in 4K. The Xiaomi 12 Lite offers a 108 MP main camera that lacks OIS, and inferior 8 MP ultrawide sensor, and a 2 MP macro lens.
In terms of battery life, you should choose the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G without hesitation, since it has a 5000mAh battery that will last for a very long time. Despite its smaller battery capacity of 4300 mAh, Xiaomi 12 Lite charges faster thanks to 67W fast charging.
With online street prices, the Xiaomi 12 Lite with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage will start at $400 in the global market. However, the Samsung Galaxy A53 5G is currently available for less than $320.
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