Product Comparison: Xiaomi YI 4K vs Xiaomi YI Lite

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General Specifications
YI Lite
About the Product
Professional quality made for you! Built with the new generation Ambarella A9SE75 chip, Sony IMX377 image sensor, and 7 layers of all glass lenses. Records 4K/30fps at 100mbps, 4x the quality of 1080p. YI 4K Action Camera reaches new heights.
Whether you’re at a family barbecue, or at a festival with friends, the SONY IMX206 image sensor can record each moment in full 1080p HD, and capture 16MP photos. Turn those cherished moments into clear, crisp memories.
Key Specs
Effective Megapixels
12 MP
16 MP
Video Resolution
2160 p
2160 p
Maximum Depth Of Water Resistance
131 feet
Size & Weight
1.18 in.
1.18 in.
1.65 in.
1.65 in.
2.55 in.
2.55 in.
4.5 oz.
2.53 oz.

Xiaomi YI 4K

Xiaomi YI Lite

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Xiaomi YI 4K (DT-46487) Action Camera
  • Small size and High portable, like a matchbox size.
  • I was surprised by how small it is which is a huge plus as you would not like to carry a heavy/big camera when you are traveling.
  • This camera is very handy and easy to transport.
Xiaomi YI Lite Action Camera
  • What I like most is how small and compact it is.
  • Works well. It’s very small, so it’s easy to use in action type situations.
  • Camera is delivered in the nice small box without any "attachment-gadgets" just a naked camera and it is a PLUS from my point of view (I have tons of unused gadgets from previous purchases), I just need camera.
  • The package arrived perfectly on time! I was surprised by how small the packaging and the camera were.
  • starsSmall and compact and easy for travelling.
Display Type
Screen Size
2.19 in.
2 in.
What customers say about "Display"
Xiaomi YI 4K (DT-46487) Action Camera
  • The 2 inch LCD screen is a nice size and the camera has a wide angled view of 170 degrees.
  • Like everyone else has pointed out the video quality is impressive and the touch screen is very good also.
  • WiFi works great, and the interface on the touchscreen is good.
  • The touch screen is very intuitive and isn’t clunky.
  • Camera have a full-back touch screen display with lots of settings!
Xiaomi YI Lite Action Camera
  • User-friendly and intuitive touch-screen interface
  • Touchscreen is responsive, but not TOO responsive (like on the GoPro, which is irritating when you accidentally touch the screen, then you gotta cycle thru several screens to get back to where you were)
  • Touch screen display works surprisingly well.
  • Screen is very nice, easy to use (touchscreen) and sharp.
  • Touch screen and the many other options like the YI camera app make this thing a breeze to set up and record.
Video Formats
MP4, H.264
MP4, H.264
Image Stabilization
What customers say about "Video"
Xiaomi YI 4K (DT-46487) Action Camera
  • The quality of the photos and videos are good as 4K.
  • Photos and videos look great when you see them on your PC or cell phone
  • Makes great photos and videos during the day!
  • This is a pretty cool little camera. I'm replacing my lost htc re with it. Pictures and videos look good. The lense and sensor are high quality, just as good as the re.
  • Overall it's video quality is pretty good. Bad audio but I don't use it for audio. The 4k works but I would not use it for moving parts.
Xiaomi YI Lite Action Camera
  • Many different image quality settings, with 1080/60p being the best IMO. The 4K is like 20fps, so it's too choppy to be usable for me, but the 1080/60p is phenomenal
  • The video (in good daylight) is comparable to the Yi 4K+, albeit it records 1080 60P at a lower maximum bit rate (31 mbps versus 60 mbps).
  • Fair enough video quality (for 1080/60, didn’t tried 4K)
  • Electronic Image Stabilisation makes picture jelly-like.
  • White-balance changes drastically from shot to shot.
  • Weird artifacts in video (I've used the same memory card on other cameras without these artifacts)
Wi-Fi Enabled
Water Resistant
Memory Card Compatibility
Micro SD
Micro SD Card Class 10 & above
Sony’s IMX377 image sensor, Electronic Image Stabilization, Lens Distortion Correction, One button + one touchscreen, G-Sensor:Built-in Bosch BMI160, 6-axis gyroscopic, Remote control via smartphones and tablets, Built-in tripod mount
2” Gorilla Glass® LCD, Bluetooth and Dual-band Wi-Fi, Hisilicon Hi3556 Chipset, Electronic Image Stabilization, 9 Shooting Modes
What customers say about "Features"
Xiaomi YI 4K (DT-46487) Action Camera
  • Wifi connected. It works fantastically! I can use phone not only control the camera, but also download(or delete)all the pictures and videos.
  • Compatible other brand waterproof case and accessories (needs extra purchase).
  • Wide-angle lens can take more vision view. I could use it as a car recorded camera(use a car plug and charging cable).
  • The main problem is the audio and video don't match which just causes a headache if you need the audio. The mic isn't that great either.
  • Accessories are fairly hard to find and aren't of good quality.
Xiaomi YI Lite Action Camera
  • The wifi seems to be more stable as well, I don't have random disconnects anymore, and the addition of 5ghz wifi makes transferring files to my phone a breeze.
  • Another welcomed addition is the ability to manualy set your ISO and Shutter. Makes taking a nightlapse simpler rather than having to deal with custom scripts and firmwares in the O.Yi.
  • The battery compartment is a change I really love, I was always afraid of loosing the door when changing batteries out and about with original Yi. also the relocation of the USB port away from the battery and SD card area is great.
  • EIS (or steadycam) mode really helps a lot in taking the edge off of the vibrations, I don't think I have a single action cam that matches it.
  • Bad sound quality during wind or near loud music (UPD: promised to be fix in future firmwares)
  • No option to start shooting after boot (you have to press main button once, than wait until camera boots and than press again to start shooting).
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
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