Nov 5th, 2020

I think by now we can agree that a good smartphone camera isn’t determined solely by the number of sensors on a phone or how many megapixels those sensors have. In our latest smartphone camera comparison, we’re pitting the new Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite against the Pixel 4a. While both of these are considered to be budget-friendly smartphones, the Xiaomi device has a significant advantage over the Pixel 4a when you look at the phone’s specs sheets, especially in the camera department.

The Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite has a 64MP main camera sensor, an ultrawide camera, a dedicated depth sensor and a macro camera on the back while the Pixel 4a simply has a 12MP sensor from three years ago. On paper, the Pixel 4a doesn’t stand a chance in this matchup, but I think the results of this camera comparison may surprise you.

Check out the video and image gallery below to get a detailed look at how the cameras on the Pixel 4a and Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite perform in every-day use.

Xaiomi Mi 10T Lite & Pixel 4a camera specs

Xaiomi Mi 10T Lite

  • 64 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (main), 1/1.73″, 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • 16 MP, f/2.5, 25mm (wide)
  • Video capture: 4k/30fps (main), 1080p/30fps (selfie)

Pixel 4a

  • 12.2 MP, f/1.7, 27mm (main), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
  • 8 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (selfie), 1.12µm
  • Video capture: 4k/30fps (main), 1080p/30fps (selfie)

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite versus Pixel 4a gallery