OPPO A74 5G vs. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite: Which phone to get under PHP 16K

OPPO’s A74 5G has reached the Philippine market at PHP 15,999, making it a great competitor for the mid-range budget for mobile phones, but can it triumph over the recently introduced Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite priced at PHP 14,990? Follow along as we discover which smartphone to pick under PHP 16K.

Yugatech 728x90 Reno7 Series
OPPO A74 5GXiaomi Mi 11 Lite
6.5-inch FHD+, IPS display6.55 FHD+, AMOLED DotDisplay, HDR10
90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sample rate90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sample rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5, TUV Rheinland Certification
Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5GQualcomm Snapdragon 732G
Adreno 619 GPUAdreno 618 GPU
128GB storage64GB, 128GB storage
microSD (dedicated)microSD (hybrid)
Quad rear cameras: Triple rear cameras
• 48MP F1.7 (main) • 64MP F1.79(main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 2MP F2.4 (macro)• 5MP F2.4 (telemacro)
• 2MP F2.4 (mono)
16MP front camera16MP front camera
Dual-SIM (nano) Dual-SIM (nano. hybrid)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/acWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 5.0Bluetooth 5.1
IR blaster
GPS, A-GPS, Beidou, Glonass, GalileoGPS, A-GPS, Glonass, BDS, Galileo
USB Type-CUSB Type-C
3.5mm audio jack
stereo speakersDual speakers, Hi-res Audio certification, Hi-res Audio Wireless certification
Fingerprint scanner (in-display)Fingerprint scanner (side)
ColorOS 11.1 (Android 11)MIUI 12 (Android 11)
5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging4,250mAh battery with 33W fast charging
162.9 x 74.7 x 8.4mm162.9 x 74.7 x 8.4mm

Summary of advantages

• Better GPU
• Dedicated microSD slot
• Dedicated 2MP macro camera
• 5G connectivity
• 3.5mm audio jack
• Higher battery capacity (5,000mAh)

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
• Higher touch sample rate (240Hz)
• HDR10
• Corning Gorilla Glass 5, TUV Rheinland Certification
• Better chipset performance
• Higher main camera resolution (64MP)
• Higher Bluetooth
• IR Blaster
• Hi-res Audio and Audio Wireless
• Faster charging rate (33W)


Both the OPPO A74 5G and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite sport an FHD+ screen. The difference, however, is the AMOLED display with HDR10 for the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite. This entails a better viewing experience when using the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite for those deep blacks in wallpapers, videos, or images.

Despite sharing similar refresh rates at 90Hz, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite beats the A74 5G with a higher-touch sampling rate at 240Hz. In terms of build, both feature a premium sleek form factor, but the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite doubles down on protection with its Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which is a plus in our book.


Powering the OPPO A74 5G is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 5G with an Adreno 619 for its GPU; on the other hand, we have the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G and Adreno 618 GPU. Thus, the A74 5G has a slightly better GPU as compared to its competition.

In terms of synthetic performance, Kimovil’s AnTuTu score puts the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite at 355,871, while the OPPO A74 5G sits at 120,876, This way, we can see that the former can produce a better raw performance which is beneficial when running demanding applications like games.

RAM and Storage

There isn’t quite the difference between the smartphones as it both sport 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. However, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has a different storage option of 64GB and 128GB.


For the cameras, the OPPO A74 takes the cake with a quad-camera configuration—having an extra mono camera option. However, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite fights back with a higher resolution main camera, which is nothing to slouch over either.

Other features

Both feature similar connectivity when it comes to WiFi, both being WiFi 5. Still, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is better equipped with Bluetooth 5.1, IR blasters, and Hi-res certification for Audio and Audio Wireless.

The deeming factor of the OPPO A74 5G is its access to well, 5G, and the availability of a 3.5mm audio which is sometimes a deal maker for some people.


The OPPO takes the cake in terms of battery capacity at 5,000mAh, while the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has only 4,250mAh. But when charging comes into play, the Xiaomi zooms past OPPO with its 33W fast charge compared to OPPO A74 5G’s 18W.

Which one to get?

In terms of overall performance, build, and features, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is the better bang for buck option at PHP 14,990. The better hardware, Corning Gorilla Glass, and faster-charging rate are just some of the factors that can sway a buyer towards this device. However, the availability of 5G in the OPPO A74 can also be the deal maker for customers, especially those who want to take advantage of a faster internet in their area.

So, if you need performance, go with the Xiaomi Mi Lite, but if you need 5G connectivity for faster internet, go with the OPPO A74 5G.

So what do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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1 Response

  1. Avatar for joberta joberta says:

    So, if you need performance, go with the Xiaomi Mi Lite, but if you need 5G connectivity for faster internet, go with the OPPO A74 5G. – Spot on.

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