Xiaomi 13 Lite vs vivo V27 Pro: The 50MP front camera of the vivo V27 Pro is a good reason to consider buying it while the 32MP + 8MP dual front cameras of the Xiaomi 13 Lite are a good reason to buy it. But, there are more to smartphones than just front cameras.
After using both smartphones for a while, I’ll recommend that you buy the vivo V27 Pro instead of the Xiaomi 13 Lite. This is because the V27 Pro offers some extra features that are lacking in the Xiaomi 13 Pro Lite. In this Xiaomi 13 Lite vs vivo V27 Pro article, I’ll highlight the various reasons why it’s better for you to buy the vivo V27 Pro.
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Xiaomi 13 Lite vs vivo V27 Pro
|Specs||Xiaomi 13 Lite||vivo V27 Pro|
|Display||6.55-inches, 120Hz||6.78-inches, 120Hz|
|Display Features||AMOLED, HDR10+||AMOLED, HDR10+|
|RAM||up to 12GB||up to 12GB|
|Storage||up to 256GB||up to 256GB|
|Back Camera||50MP + 8MP + 2MP||50MP + 8MP + 2MP|
|Front Camera||32MP + 8MP||50MP|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 7 Gen 1||Dimensity 8200 5G|
|Software||Android 12||Android 13|
|Battery||4,500mAh (67W)||4,600mAh (67W)|
|Water & DustProof||Yes (IP53)||NO|
OnePlus 11R offers better performance
The chipset inside the Xiaomi 13 Lite is the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 5G which is a 4nm chipset from Qualcomm while the chipset inside the vivo V27 Pro is the Dimensity 8200 5G which is a 4nm chipset from MediaTek. Both chipsets are good chipsets but the chipset in the vivo V27 Pro is better.
This is why the performance of the vivo V27 Pro is better than that of the Xiaomi 13 Lite in many areas. I used both smartphones to render and export a 4K video file and each time, the vivo V27 Pro does it faster. While also playing games, I also noticed that the vivo V27 Pro is smoother and maintains a higher FPS than the Xiaomi 13 Lite.
The Xiaomi 13 Lite can play games and its performance is good but the performance of the vivo X27 Pro is better. I tested both phones on games like Genshin Impact, PUBG Mobile, and Call of Duty, and each time, the vivo V27 Pro performed better.
vivo V27 Pro has a Bigger Display
The vivo V27 Pro has the same display panel (AMOLED), the same FHD+ resolution (1080p), and the same HDR10+ feature as the Xiaomi 13 Lite. Both smartphones also have the same 120Hz refresh rate. But, the vivo V27 Pro has a bigger display which some will prefer.
Xiaomi 13 Lite has a 6.55-inch display which is smaller than the 6.78-inch display of the vivo V27 Pro. Aside from the display size, there is very little difference in the display of both smartphones.
vivo V27 Pro has a better camera system
The vivo V27 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Lite have the same rear camera setup. Both smartphones have a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera on the rear. The difference in the quality of photos and videos from the rear cameras of both phones is basically the same. But, the vivo V27 Pro offers better stabilization features and takes better night photos.
The front camera of the Xiaomi 13 Lite is different from that of the vivo V27 Pro. Xiaomi 13 Lite has a 32MP + 8MP dual front camera while vivo V27 Pro has a 50MP front camera. The 50MP AF front camera of the vivo V27 pro takes better photos than the dual front cameras of the Xiaomi 13 Lite. But, if you need a front camera to take photos of a wider area, then the 8MP front camera of the Xiaomi 13 Lite becomes useful.
Xiaomi 13 Lite has a better design
In my opinion, the design of the vivo V27 Pro is better than that of the Xiaomi 13 Lite. I prefer the way the camera sensor is arranged in the rear camera module and the single punch hole on the top screen blends well with the curved screen. Well, the design is subject to user preference and you can see the front and back designs of both phones from the photos below.
Xiaomi 13 Lite vs vivo V27 Pro: Durability
The Xiaomi 13 Lite and vivo V27 Pro phones have a similar level of durability but the Xiaomi 13 Lite is certified to be IP53 splash and dust proof while the vivo V27 Pro is not. Both smartphones are made of a Glass front, plastic back, and a plastic frame. A fall from table height will cause damage to the screen and back panel of both phones.
Bending both smartphones did not show any sign of physical damage. The screen, frame, and back panels remained in good condition after I perform a physical bend test.
vivo V27 pro vs Xiaomi 13 Lite: Battery & Charging
The battery inside the vivo V27 Pro is slightly bigger. A 4,500mAh battery is inside the Xiaomi 13 Lite while a 4,600mAh battery is inside the vivo V27 Pro. The vivo V27 Pro supports 66W wired fast charging while the Xiaomi 13 Lite supports 67W wired fast charging.
The battery inside both smartphones lasts for a long time. From my experience using both phones, you can get about 8 hours of screen time on both phones. If you’re not a heavy user, you can get more than 20 hours of battery use.
Xiaomi 13 Lite vs vivo V27 Pro: Software
The Xiaomi 13 Lite boots MIUI 14 based on Android 12 out of the box while the vivo V27 Pro boots FuntouchOS 13 based on Android 13 out of the box. Both smartphones will get at least two years of software updates. The user experience and navigation on both smartphones are different and both phones give users room for customization.
Xiaomi 13 Lite vs vivo V27 Pro: Price
The price of the Xiaomi 13 Lite (8 + 128GB) is €499.90 while the price of the vivo V27 Pro (8+ 256GB) is $529. OnePlus 11R has bigger storage but is about $30 more expensive than the Xiaomi 13 Lite. It’s better for you to buy the vivo V27 Pro and this vivo V27 Pro vs OnePlus 11R article has proven why. See my verdict on this comparison below.
Buy Xiaomi 13 Lite and vivo V27 Pro
|vivo V27 Pro||Price|
|Buy on Giztop||$529.00|
Verdict: Xiaomi 13 Lite vs vivo V27 Pro
The vivo V27 Pro and Xiaomi 13 Lite are good mid-range smartphones. But it’s better for you to spend the extra $30 and buy the vivo V27 Pro because it offers better performance, bigger internal storage, and a better camera system.