The specific definition of “Lite” in Xiaomi mobile phones has also been changing: the earliest first-generation Xiaomi Lite mobile phones and the “standard” first-generation Xiaomi phones are basically the same except for the processor and RAM. The two are still the same. Product sequence: After six years of isolation, the Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite entered the product line with a low level of positioning; Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite appeared as an explorer of Xiaomi’s ultra-long-distance periscope telephoto.
Although the role definitions of the Xiaomi Lite of the previous generations are different, one thing is that they will all have some of the features of the same flagship model, such as appearance features, as image capabilities, and will also cooperate with non-weak performance, based on relative based on the low price, with the help of the reputation laid by its own flagship, some gains have been made.
This time, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite also follows the same idea, but the works presented are eye-catching. This is the thinnest mobile phone in Xiaomi’s history, with a body thickness of only 6.81mm and an exaggerated weight. It is reduced to 159g, which is very rare among the current 5G mobile phones.
Moreover, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has a slim to exaggerated body and has not compromised on performance and battery life.
The world’s first Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G, known as the “small 888” in the market, is based on the 5nm process. It uses the same A78 architecture as the top flagship Snapdragon 888, three ISP image processors, the sixth-generation Qualcomm AI engine, and The third-generation integrated 5G baseband. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite also has a built-in 4250mAh battery and supports 33W fast charging. This is one of the few models in the industry that can fit a large 4150mAh battery into a body within 7mm.
Obviously, this special work can attract small freshness with exquisite design and perceptual experience and win the applause of straight male users with uncompromising stockpiling. Next is the detailed evaluation experience of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite we brought.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite continues the design language of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Standard Edition as a whole. It is also equipped with a hole-digging screen in the upper left corner + a rounded rectangular three-camera module, as well as a highly recognizable “angel eye” ring. Reconstruction was carried out on this basis. For example, the flat 2.5D design was adopted on both the front and back sides, which was clearly separated from the latter.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is equipped with a 6.55-inch hole-digging full screen on the front. It uses a flexible AMOLED display panel, which is thinner than ordinary OLED. At the same time, it is equipped with a flagship packaging process that can directly bend a part of the flexible material OLED screen back.
This is why the machine can further reduce the chin to 2.75mm so that the thickness of the other three sides are completely equal and the width is 1.88mm. This kind of coordinated screen look and feel is difficult for many flagship machines to achieve.
From the point of view of the pixel arrangement of the screen, this kind of diamond-like “pearl arrangement” AMOLED screen may be from China Star Optoelectronics.
At the same time, the screen quality of Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is quite good, with a contrast ratio of 5000000:1, the global maximum brightness in the sun can reach 800nit, a 90Hz screen refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate, support 1 billion colour display, passed Double certification of HDR10+ and Dolby Vision.
At present, 5G mobile phones are generally heavy and heavy. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite uses a glass body + magnesium alloy middle frame to control the weight of the whole machine to 159g. The thickness of the body is as thin as 6.81mm. Since the birth of this Xiaomi mobile phone, it has been rare to show a thin and light feel, and it is worthy of Xiaomi’s slogan of “packing lightly”.
Before this, most of the side-mounted capacitive fingerprint models designed the corresponding module in a groove, damaging the visual perception. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite truly integrates the side-mounted capacitive fingerprint module with the power button, and there is even no colour difference, and the integration is stronger.
As a model that focuses on the young market, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite brings 6 colourful colour sc: pink, pink, white, black, green, yellow, and blue. The one in our hand is blue, and the back of the fuselage is a piece of AG frosted glass panel.
What is valuable is that in such a slim body, the rear camera module of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has no sharp convexity. Except for the slight bulge of the main camera, the other parts are almost the same as the body.
- Infrared remote control module and microphone opening
- Speaker, charging port, SIM card slot
- Dual card dual standby, and support SD card expansion
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is divided into a standard version and a package version at the time of sale. The two are at the same price, but only the package version comes with a 33W charger.
Third, use the way of the person to treat the person’s body! Snapdragon 780G takes over the misplaced competition. The mid-end U regained a new life in the era of dislocation competition.
In the past 2020, we have seen the reversal of MTK and the wonderful tactics of misaligned competition to create considerable pressure on the opponents: The Dimensity 1000+, which successfully entered the first echelon, is closely following flagships such as Snapdragon 865. On the platform, the terminals equipped with this core are all fighting with the sub-flagship; the sub-flagship Dimensity 820 rarely adds large cores, and the multi-core performance and GPU performance of the CPU fully suppress the mid-end competitors; as for the mid-end Dimensity 700 series, It is to fight with popular entry-level competitors.
Qualcomm is the first to change its layout, launching a sub-flagship platform with precise card positions between mid-end chips and flagship chips, and is the first mover to deepen the segmentation field. However, throughout 2020, there is no major move in the sub-flagship or mid-end platform. The Snapdragon 765G launched in 2019, and its subsequent minor revision Snapdragon 768G (CPU and GPU have a small frequency increase) continue to compete. Throughout the year, as for the mid-range, it was almost misfired. After the Samsung Orion 980 upgraded and iterated to the sub-flagship 1080, the original mid-range gear was actually vacated.
Therefore, no matter which company it was last year, the performance of the mid-range chip was not wonderful and even exaggerated to say that it was caught in a “toothpaste squeeze” situation.
By 2021, Qualcomm, which has gradually slowed down, will continue to compete in dislocation. First, Snapdragon 888 Yiqi Juechen opened the gap with its opponents in the flagship gear and then polished the packaging of the veteran Snapdragon 865+. Overclocking out of the Snapdragon 870 against the flagship opponent. Then the original sub-flagship Snapdragon 7 series actually reduced the dimensionality and entered the battlefield of the mid-range U, rekindling this long-lost field.
Hardware & Performance
The Snapdragon 780G is built using Samsung’s 5nm process technology, and because it has 4 A78 cores, known as the “small 888”.
In terms of core specifications, the Snapdragon 780G uses an 8-core combination of 1 large core Cortex-A78 (2.4GHz), 3 medium core Cortex-A78 (2.2GHz), and 4 small core Cortex-A55 (1.9GHz). From this point of view, in terms of CPU, the addition of 4 A78s will effectively improve the actual performance of the Snapdragon 780G in high load scenarios. Except for the X1 super core without the Snapdragon 888, the overall CPU core configuration of the Snapdragon 780G is very close to that of the Snapdragon 888.
PS: Snapdragon 888 is 1 super-large core Cortex-X1 (2.84GHz), 3 large core Cortex-A78 (2.4GHz), 4 small core Cortex-A55 (1.8GHz).
In terms of GPU, its built-in Adreno 642 GPU (in the same sequence as the Adreno 640 GPU of the Snapdragon 855) is theoretically 50% faster than the built-in Adreno 620 of the Snapdragon 768G. This means that, in theory, it has a performance improvement of more than 72% compared to the Snapdragon 765G.
DSP is Hexagon 770; ISP is Spectra 570, integrated X53 baseband. It is worth mentioning that the integrated X53 baseband name seems to be an upgrade, but in fact, it has been streamlined compared to the X52, cutting off mmWave millimetre-wave support, but it has little impact on domestic users.
Support dual 5G network
5G speed measurement vs 4G speed measurement
CPU performance and energy consumption test
Based on the test results of Geekbench 5, the single-core performance of the Snapdragon 780G CPU is 30% and 60% higher than the multi-core performance of the previous generation, Snapdragon 765G, especially the increase in multi-core performance. A step up.
It is worth noting that in the evaluation system of Geekbench 5, the single-core performance and multi-core performance of the Snapdragon 780G surpassed and bitten the Dimensity 1000+ respectively. This performance improvement is mainly because the Snapdragon 780G can be used with The Snapdragonwith8 has the same architecture as the. The main frequency does not hesitate to reach 2 plus the 5nm process technology; it is much more powerful than the previous generation.
We use PerfDog and Geekbench to collect the CPU power consumption data of the mobile phone and calculate the CPU power consumption ratio. The specific method is as follows: the models participating in the test are set to the lowest brightness, the flight mode is turned on, and the same version of Geekbench is used.
First, use Prefdog to test the power consumption, first turn off all the background and functions of the phone, with the lowest brightness, only turn on WiFi, and test the no-load power consumption of the phone at this time. The specific method is to select the phone desktop as the test software and leave the phone to stand still. For any operation, obtain a power consumption curve and average power consumption value, and record the value.
Then use Geekbench to run the scores separately, collect average power consumption data and subtract the no-load data during the running time to get the power consumption of the mobile phone processor. Combined with the test results, the frame rate, power consumption, and energy consumption ratio data calculated from this are finally obtained.
Our direct test results and energy efficiency ratio calculation results are summarized in the following table for reference.
It can be found that whether it is a single-core CPU or a multi-core CPU, the energy efficiency ratio of the Snapdragon 780G greatly exceeds that of the sub-flagship Exynos 1080, and the power consumption is close to the level of the Snapdragon 865. The overall energy efficiency ratio seems to be almost catching up with the recognized generation. God U Xiaolong 865.
GPU performance and energy consumption test
I don’t need to list them one by one to see how much the graphics computing power of the Snapdragon 780G has increased compared to the previous generation. For example, the sub-item of the Aztec ruins Vulcan 1080/conventional off-screen test has increased by 117%!
This number is still quite scary at first glance. There are few intergenerational products in mobile phone SoC that have such a degree of performance improvement. Mainly because the release time of the Snapdragon 765G is relatively long, the graphics computing power seems to be relatively weak now, and the new U has the Adreno 642 GPU blessing in the same sequence as the Adreno 640 GPU of the Snapdragon 855 and superimposed on the new 5nm process. , The doubling of more than 100% of the test items is expected.
We use PerfDog and GFXbench to collect the GPU power consumption data of the mobile phone and calculate the GPU power consumption ratio. The specific method is as follows: the settings of the mobile phones participating in the test are unified to the lowest brightness, the flight mode is turned on, and the same version of GFXbench is used.
First, use Perfdog to test the power consumption, first turn off all the background and functions of the phone, with the lowest brightness, only turn on WiFi, and test the no-load power consumption of the phone at this time. The specific method is to select the phone desktop as the test software and leave the phone to stand still. For any operation, obtain a power consumption curve and average power consumption value, and record the value.
Then use GFXBench to perform a single off-screen running score, collect average power consumption data and subtract the no-load data during the running time to get the power consumption of the mobile phone processor. Due to the cumbersome details of the specific test process, we will directly summarize our test results in the following table for reference.
It can be seen more intuitively that based on the above test results, the performance of the GPU energy efficiency ratio of the Snapdragon 780G is at the same level as that of the Snapdragon 865 and is currently second only to the Snapdragon 865 and slightly ahead of the positioning sub-flagships such as the Dimensity 1100 and Exynos 1080. On the mobile platform.
A series of tests on Master Lu, games and storage
As a cross-platform performance testing software, Master Lu can use quantified scores to show the mobile phone’s CPU, GPU, memory, and flash memory and display it in the form of rankings and total scores.
In the evaluation system of Master Lu, the overall performance of the Mi 11 Lite equipped with Snapdragon 780G is roughly equivalent to that of the Dimensity 1000+ model.
“Peace Elite” is currently a relatively popular mobile shooting game on the market, which has higher frame rate requirements. Due to software restrictions, the 90-frame and 120-frame high-brush mode cannot be turned on for the time being to ensure smooth image quality; the limit 60 frame rate is turned on for gaming.
The Snapdragon 780G equipped with Mi 11 Lite can handle 60 frames of “Peace Elite” without pressure.
To “squeeze” the performance release and heat dissipation capacity of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, we chose an open-world game “, Yuan Shen”, that connects Android, iOS and PC to test the machine. As for how “destructive” this game is, “For mobile phones, you can look at our previous four flagship platforms of “Yuan Shen” Helping to understand.
In the following test, we lowered the brightness to 50% for Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, used silently, the picture quality was “extremely high quality”, and the motion blur was turned off. The room temperature was about 25°C during the test.
“Original God” frame rate monitoring
CPU core temperature
For a 10-minute game, the average frame rate can reach about 40.9 frames, and the maximum CPU core temperature can reach 40°C.
Dual-channel UFS 2.2
The Mi 11 Lite uses a 64-megapixel rear three-camera combination. The main camera is 64 million pixels, supports four-in-one pixels, f 1.79 aperture, the secondary camera uses an 8-megapixel 120° ultra-wide-angle lens, and the other secondary camera is 5 million pixels. Telephoto macro microscope lens, the closest focusing distance is 3cm.
According to the information detected by the software, it can be found that the main sensor model of this Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is Samsung GW3, the ultra-wide-angle lens sensor is IMX355, the telephoto macro lens sensor is Samsung S5K5E9YX04, and the front is Samsung S5K3T2.
The Mi 11 Lite is equipped with a 4250 mAh battery and supports 33W wired fast charging. Next, we will conduct a simple test of its battery life through online videos and mobile games.
I use the Bilibili client to play online barrage videos with 30% volume and 75% brightness. According to the monitored current information, it can be estimated that the online video battery life of Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite under test conditions can reach about 12 hours.
The author entered the “Peace Elite” training field at 30% sound volume and 75% brightness and turned on the smooth + limit frame rate. According to the monitored current information, it can be estimated that the game life of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite under test conditions can reach 5.2 hours. About.
Using a 33W charger, it takes 58 minutes to charge the Mi 11 Lite Edibattery from 2% to 100%, and the blood return to 68% in half an hour.
Let me talk about Snapdragon 780G first:
1. In terms of process technology, although there has never been a fixed industry standard for semiconductor process technology, in Samsung’s route, the 7LPP process adopted by the Snapdragon 780G must be improved compared to the 5nm process adopted by the Snapdragon 765G…
2. In terms of CPU, based on the test results of Geekbench 5, the single-core and multi-core performance of the Snapdragon 780G CPU is improved by 30% and 60%, respectively, compared to the previous generation Snapdragon 765G. Simultaneously, it firmly bites the Dimensity 1000+; the victory and defeat have come and gone.
This is mainly because the Snapdragon 780G can use the A78 with the same architecture as the Snapdragon 888. Compared with the latter, except for the lack of the X1 super core, the overall core configuration of the CPU is relatively similar, and the main frequency is not stingy to reach 2.4GHz. , Plus the 5nm process technology is much better than the previous generation.
3. In terms of GPU, the Snapdragon 780G uses the Adreno 642 GPU with the same sequence as the Snapdragon 855 graphics core. The test item even has a double increase of more than 100%. This is mainly due to the previous generation of the Snapdragon 765G. The release time is relatively long. Simultaneously, according to the test results, there is still a gap between the U’s upper-performance limit and the Dimensity 1000+.
4. In terms of energy efficiency ratio, according to the CPU and GPU conditions reflected by the Geekbench test and GFXbench test, the CPU and CPU energy efficiency of the Snapdragon 780G in the extreme test scenario is at the same level as the recognized “God U” Snapdragon 865, and of course the upper limit of performance There is a significant gap with it.
This means that the Snapdragon 780G as a mid-range platform, compared with the current flagship platform, is mainly reflected in the theoretical performance upper limit under extreme test conditions (not disparate). Still, the energy efficiency ratio is already comparable to that of Snapdragon. It is not an exaggeration to be called the “Little 888” of the 865 generation god U.
In fact, as a mid-range U, no matter the result, when it can be compared with the sub-flagship platform, it is already a victory. This is unimaginable in the mid-range U in the past, and it is called “stepping on the toothpaste tube.” The representative of is not exaggerated.
Thanks to the uncompromising performance foundation of the Snapdragon 780G, the Mi 11 Lite, as a model that emphasizes perceptual experience, attracts the attention of small and fresh users while also being applauded by “straight men” audiences.
Moreover, without enduring large plastics and sacrificing performance, you can harvest at a starting price of 2,299 yuan. It may be the lightest and thinnest 5G mobile phone today-the thickness is only 6.81mm, the weight is only 159g, and there is also a 33W fast charge with 4250mAh. The battery, even full-featured NFC, infrared remote control, linear motor, high-quality AMOLED high-swipe screen, this work is indeed worthy of the experience.