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Xiaomi 12 Lite vs Google Pixel 6a; specs comparison

Both the Xiaomi 12 Lite, and Google’s Pixels 6a are among the latest smartphones from both companies. This is a specification comparison for both device, just for those who want to run through the paper differences between the Xiaomi 12 Lite and the Pixel 6a from Google.

Xiaomi 12 Lite vs Google Pixel 6a; specs comparison | DroidAfrica

It is worth noting that both of these phones are 5G enabled, and both are given Google’s latest Android 12 out of the box. While the Pixel 6a relies heavily on an optimized camera software algorithm, the Xiaomi 12 Lite brings hardware power to the table with it 108-megapixel main camera sensor. The screen is also notably bigger on the 12 Lite (a 6.55 vs 6.1). Other differences between the two are contained in the tabled below.

 
  Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G Google Pixel 6a
Price $339 $429
Our Rating 8.5 7.0
Brand Xiaomi Google
Category Phones Phones

NETWORK

Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 and SIM 2 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 48, 66, 71 - All models
4G Network Bands LTE band 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 66 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 12, 20, 25, 28, 30, 38, 40, 41, 48, 66, 71, 77, 78 SA/NSA/Sub6 - All models
5G Network Bands 5G Bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66, 77, 78 SA/NSA HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (CA), 5G - All models
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

LAUNCH

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BODY

Dimensions 159.3 x 73.7 x 7.3 mm 152.2 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm
Weight 173 grams 178 grams
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5) / Glass back (Unknown) / Plastic back
- IP53, dust and splash protection
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3) / Plastic back / Aluminum frame
- IP67 dust/water resistant
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM and/or eSIM

DISPLAY

Display Type AMOLED touchscreen / 120Hz Refresh / 1 Billion colors / HDR10+ OLED touchscreen / 16M colors / HDR
Size 6.55 inches, (85.3% screen-to-body ratio) 6.1 inches, (83.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (402 ppi density) 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (429 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 12; MIUI 13 Android 12
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (5 nm) Google Tensor (5 nm)
CPU Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 3x2.2 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x1.90 GHz Kryo 670) Octa-core (2x2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2x2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Qualcomm Adreno 640 Mali-G78 MP20

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 8GB + 128GB 6GB + 128GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 512GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot) No

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Main: 108MP, F/1.8, PDAF
Ultrawide: 8MP, F/2.2 with 119˚ FoV
Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4
Main: 12.2MP, F1.7, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
Ultrawide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 115˚ FoV
Camera Features Autofocus / Continuous shooting / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / Face detection / LED flash Autofocus / Continuous shooting / Digital zoom / HDR / Touch focus / Face detection / Dual-LED flash / gyro-EIS, OIS
Video Resolution 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60/120fps; gyro-EIS 4K@30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Single Lens Single Lens
Camera Sensor(s) 32-megapixel 8-megapixel front camera
Camera Features FaceID / HDR / Panorama / f/2.2 F/2.0 aperture / Auto-HDR / panorama
Video Resolution 1080p@30/60fps, 720p@120fps 1080p@30fps

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes, with dual speakers Yes, with stereo speakers
Speaker Location Chin, below display Top and Chin
Audio Jack Type Yes, 3.5mm audio jack No

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No No

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-Po 4300mAh battery
- Quick Charge 4+
- Power Delivery 3.0
Non-removable 4410mAh Li-Ion battery
charging USB Power Delivery 3.0

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable Charging Brick / USB cable
  Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G Google Pixel 6a