Xiaomi has added a new member to its 5G portfolio with the launch of Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G. The latest smartphone from Xiaomi comes loaded with a host of interesting features and is touted to be the lightest and slimmest smartphone in this price segment. The phone also features a tried-and-tested Snapdragon 778G processor along with an AMOLED display, 64MP triple rear cameras, and more. However, in this same price band, you also have Realme GT Master Edition and the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy M52 5G. So, which one will be the best option to choose under Rs 30,000 price segment? Let’s find out in this comparison.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G vs Realme GT Master Edition vs Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Price in India
Xiaomi 11 Lite comes with a price tag of Rs 26,999 for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage option. It also comes with an 8GB RAM + 128GB model that is priced at Rs 28,999. Coming to Realme GT Master Edition, it is priced at Rs 25,999 for a 6GB RAM + 128GB model. The 8GB RAM variant with 128GB option comes with a price tag of Rs 27,999, while 8GB RAM + 256GB model is priced at Rs 29,999.
Lastly, we have the newly-launched Samsung Galaxy M52 5G. The phone is available in two memory options: 6GB RAM + 128GB for Rs 29,999 and 8GB RAM + 128GB for Rs 31,999. However, the company is currently offering an introductory offer through which you can get the 6GB+128GB variant for Rs 26,999 and the 8GB+128GB variant for Rs 28,999.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G vs Realme GT Master Edition vs Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Design
The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is touted to be the slimmest and lightest 5G smartphone in this segment. The phone is just 6.8mm thick and weighs around 158 grams. That said, the phone offers a similar design language as we have seen in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite smartphone. The rear panel comes with a triple-camera module, while the front features a punch-hole design. The phone is available in four colour options including Diamond Dazzle, Tuscany Coral, Vynl Black and Jazz Blue.
Coming to Realme GT Master Edition, the handset is probably one of the most unique-designed smartphones in this segment. The phone has been designed by Naoto Fukasawa, which is a world-renowned designer. The phone comes in a Voyager Grey colour option and you get a suitcase-like design at the rear, which is made using concave vegan leather. The phone also comes in Luna White and Cosmos Black colour options.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G offers a strip-like design at the back panel and comes with a triple-camera module. The phone offers a punch-hole design at the top centre of the screen. It is available in Blazing Black and Icy Blue colour options.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G vs Realme GT Master Edition vs Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Display
In terms of display, the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G offers a 6.55-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The screen offers a 90Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ certification, and more. The Realme GT Master Edition packs a 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. It also comes with 1000 nits brightness, 100 per cent DCI-P3 colour gamut, and 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Lastly, the Samsung Galaxy M52 5G comes loaded with a 6.7-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection and a 120Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G vs Realme GT Master Edition vs Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Performance
In terms of performance, all three smartphones are powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset along with Adreno 642L GPU. The Xiaomi 11 Lite is available with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage option. Similarly, the Galaxy M52 5G also features up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. However, you get slightly better memory options in the Realme GT Master Edition. The phone comes with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage.
All three phones run on Android 11. The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G offers MIUI 12.5, while the Galaxy M52 5G runs on One UI 3.1. Lastly, the Realme GT Master Edition is loaded with Realme UI 2.0.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G vs Realme GT Master Edition vs Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Cameras
The 11 Lite NE 5G features a triple-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and 5MP tele-macro lens. For the front, you get a 20MP shooter for selfies and video calling. The Realme GT Master Edition also features a triple-camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, and 2MP macro shooter. For selfies, there is a 32MP sensor. The Samsung Galaxy M52 5G also comes with triple rear cameras with a 64MP primary lens, 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and 5MP depth sensor. For selfies, there is a 32MP shooter.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G vs Realme GT Master Edition vs Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Battery
Coming to the battery, the Xiaomi smartphone is loaded with a 4,250mAh battery and supports a 33W fast charging solution. The Realme GT Master Edition features a 4,300mAh battery and you get 65W Super DART fast charging support. Lastly, the Galaxy M52 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. However, it is important to note that you only get a 15W charger in the retail box.
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G vs Realme GT Master Edition vs Samsung Galaxy M52 5G: Verdict
To conclude, all three smartphones give neck-to-neck competition to each other. The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G offers a slim design, while the Realme GT Master Edition gives you a unique rear panel. The Galaxy M52 5G is also not far behind the competition as you get an AMOLED display with a higher refresh rate and a better ultra-wide sensor. That being said, it all boils down to consumer preference. If you are looking for faster charging and a unique design, then you can choose Realme GT Master Edition, while if you are looking for a compelling option then Galaxy M52 5G is one you can consider.
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