Xiaomi 12 Lite vs Xiaomi Civi 2—Specs Comparison

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Xiaomi unveiled a new excellent mid-ranger a few days ago: the Xiaomi Civi 2. It not only has excellent performance and an intriguing photography department, but it is also one of the Chinese conglomerate’s most visually appealing phones ever introduced. However, the business has produced various mid-range models this year. That is why many individuals are debating whether they should buy an older gadget to save money or spend more money on the new Civi. There is no better way to comprehend it than to compare it to the brand’s other mid-range models. The business debuted the Xiaomi 12 Lite earlier this year, a mid-range handset in the same price bracket as the new device, although it now has lower market prices simply because it is an older product. Which one should you choose? The major specs of the Xiaomi 12 Lite and the Xiaomi Civi 2 are compared here.

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When it comes to design, hardly any midrange phone can compete with the Xiaomi Civi 2. It has an aluminum frame and a glass back covered by Gorilla Glass 5, making it one of the thinnest phones on the market (the thickness is only 7.2 mm) and one of the lightest (it weighs just 172 grams). It also sports a very high screen-to-body ratio and a pill-shaped punch hole, which is akin to the Dynamic Island on the new iPhone 14 series. Until now, this is the only phone featuring a pill-shaped punch hole in the center of the display. The Xiaomi 12 Lite is also a lovely phone, but it pales compared to the new Civi. It features a glass back that is Gorilla Glass 5 protected, yet it has a plastic frame and a reduced screen-to-body ratio. The back design is different, and the handset is somewhat thicker, yet it is still one of the thinnest and lightest gadgets on the market.


The display specs of the Xiaomi 12 Lite and the Xiaomi Civi 2 are nearly identical. They are AMOLED screens with a size of 6.55 inches and a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, Dolby Vision compatibility, HDR10+ certification, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The peak brightness is not the same, although it is not much different, with the Civi 2 being somewhat brighter. The existence of twin speakers on the Xiaomi 12 Lite is a significant benefit since this smartphone provides a superior music experience. In terms of multimedia, there isn’t much of a difference between these phones.


The inclusion of a superb 108MP main shooter makes the Xiaomi 12 Lite appear more believable when it comes to the main camera. The Xiaomi Civi 2, on the other hand, boasts a superior 20MP ultrawide sensor, enabling greater ultrawide pictures. It also has a superior front camera department, with two 32MP selfie cameras, one of which is an ultrawide camera, and a front-facing LED light.

Specs & Performance

The two Xiaomi mid-range smartphones are powered by separate chipsets. The Snapdragon 778G mobile platform, built on a 6 nm manufacturing process, powers the Xiaomi 12 Lite, which features an octa-core architecture comprised of a Cortex A78 CPU running at a maximum frequency of 2.4 GHz, three Cortex A78 CPUs running at 2.2 GHz, four Cortex A55 CPUs running at 1.9 GHz, and an Adreno 642L GPU. The SoC is coupled with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of inbuilt UFS 2.2 storage. The Xiaomi Civi 2 is unquestionably superior, owing to the new Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 mobile platform, which features a 4 nm manufacturing process, an octa-core architecture, and a maximum frequency of 2.4 GHz when combined with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. As a result, the Civi comes with a better processor and more RAM. Both devices run Android 12 with MIUI 13.


Because it features a larger battery and a CPU created with a superior manufacturing technique, the Xiaomi Civi 2 offers a longer battery life (4 nm vs 6 nm). The battery capacity is 4500mAh, as opposed to the 12 Lite’s 4300mAh. The charging technologies are identical: 67W rapid charging, which can charge the civi 2 in 40 minutes and the 12 Lite in roughly 50 minutes.

Price & Availability

The Xiaomi 12 Lite starts at Php 21,999 in the Philippine online stores like Shopee, whereas the Xiaomi Civi 2 starts at €350/$343 (Php20,214) in the Chinese market, depending on the real change. Unfortunately, the Civi is not yet accessible on the global market. It wins this comparison due to a better design, a superior processor, a larger battery, and generally better cameras.

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