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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.

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


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


Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries Xiaomi Mi 12 Lite 5G Pixel 6a
Models: GX7AS (International), GB62Z (USA and Canada)
Announced 2022, July 4th 2022, May 11
Status Available. Released 2022, July Available. Released 2022, July 21


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 Build refers to the built quality of the device 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 SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) Nano-SIM and/or eSIM


Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) 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)


Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Android 12; MIUI 13 Android 12
Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G (5 nm) Google Tensor (5 nm)
CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. 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 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Qualcomm Adreno 640 Mali-G78 MP20


RAM + ROM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 8GB + 128GB 6GB + 128GB
Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes, up to 512GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot) No


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


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


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
Sound Enhancements Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go USB Type-C 3.1
Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS
FM Radio No No


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
Fast Charging Yes, Fast charging 67W, 100% in 36 minutes Fast charging 18W


Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Colors Truffle Black, Mint Green, Citrus Yellow Sorta Seafoam, Stormy Black
Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications. No
Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box Xiaomi 12 Lite / Charging Brick / USB cable / User Manual / Protective Cover The phone—Pixel 6a
+ USB Type-C to Type-C charging cable.
+ Quick Switch Adaptor (USB Type-A to Type-C) for data transfers.
+ Documentation.
+ Sim ejector tool.
  Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G Google Pixel 6a