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Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite review

Expert review

Unfortunately this phone may not be receiving security updates for much longer - see ‘Should I buy it’ in the full review for more. Introduced with the tagline ‘snap your story’, the Mi 9 Lite is another mid-range effort from Xiaomi that has its sights set on replacing your compact camera. It has four cameras and claims to have enough processing power for those who enjoy a bit of gaming. But how did it do when we put it to the test? Read our Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite review to find out.

What's included:
  • Pros and cons
  • What is it?
  • What’s it like to use?
  • How long does the battery last?
  • How good are the cameras?
  • Is there anything I should watch out for?
  • Is there anything else I should know?
  • Should I buy it?
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Last checked by Which?

April 2022

First reviewed by Which?

November 2019

Released

August 2020

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