A perfect killer smartphone that has taken down the market with its extra-ordinary specs. Priced $889.99 the smartphone brings to the table an awesome high-res rear camera, large display and best performance integrated together for the beast to happen.
- Display: 6.8 in HDR10+ AMOLED display
- Performance: Latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC (5nm)
- Storage/Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
- Battery: 4600mAh battery, 55W fast charging
- Camera: 108MP+13MP+5MP|20MP
Offered in five different colors: Purple, Black, White, Blue, khaki the dimensions are 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm (Glass). However for the leather version of the smartphone the thickness is 8.6mm. The back is made with Gorilla Glass and leather both sold separately. There is Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection in the front which is claimed to be the hardest glass that has ever been used in any Smartphone. Yeah, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra uses the same glass for protection too. But to be honest that is the hardest glass ever used on an Android smartphone. It is dual-sim(Nano-sim, Dual stand-by). The Glass and the leather variants weigh 196g and 194g respectively.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 features a large 6.81 inches AMOLED 120Hz HDR10+ display with 1500 nits peak brightness. The display shows 1B colors which is the maximum for any other smartphone in the market.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of the fastest smartphones in the market right now. Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, the performance, be it Gaming, multi-tasking or video editing the smartphone is the king. The 5nm SoC is well optimized giving the best experience to the user.
It runs Android 11 out of the box with MIUI 12.5 on top. The Octa-core SoC clocks 1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680. There is Adreno 660 GPU with game booster for the best graphics rendering with zero frame drops.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 boasts a triple rear camera set-up similar to the Flagship Samsung Note 20 Ultra but at a more reasonable price. It includes a high-res 108MP f/1.9 primary sensor, a 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide angle lens with FOV 123 degrees and a 5MP f/2.4 macro sensor. the shots are optically stabilized to avoid any possible blurring of the images.
Flagship features like the Dual-LED Dual-Tone Flash, Panorama and HDR are available. The rear camera records 8K@24/30 fps, 4K@30/60 fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240/480 fps. The 8K recording takes the camera in Xiaomi Mi 11 to the next level and surpasses the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max in competition.
The front camera includes a single 20MP sensor which records only 1080p@30 fps. There is no 4K recording and I expect you would compromise on that.
When you have a super powerful device in your hands and you want to use it non-stop then a big battery is a essential requirement. The Xiaomi Mi 11 packs a 4600mAh battery which lasts for a day easily on a single charge. Though the battery back up is not that great, the charging rates are extra-ordinary. There is 55W fast charging(100% in 45 min), 50W fast wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging and it features Quick Charge 4+ and Power Delivery 3.0.
Sold in three configurations: 128GB+8GB RAM|256GB+8GB RAM|256GB+12GB RAM. The storage is not expandable and is based on UFS 3.1.
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
GPS: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS, NavIC
Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
Infra-red port: Yes
USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB OTG
Sound and Sensors
Multimedia experience is great with Stereo speakers. Unfortunately, the 3.5mm headphone jack is missing. Well that’s not a problem since headphone jack has started to oppose the functionalities of a Flagship smartphone now.
All the sensors: Face Unlock, in-display optical finger print sensor, Gyro, Proximity, Ambient Light, Magnetometer, Accelerometer and so on.
For many years there hasn’t ben a smartphone in the market which combines all the three essential features of a flagship smartphone at its best. Speaking of the ROG Phone 3 the performance was the best when it was launched but it was then surpassed by the Apple iPhone 12 series with its powerful A14 Bionic chipset. The ROG Phone 3 has its own disadvantages of a average camera while the Apple iPhone 12 series though has the best processor and excellent cameras, it lacks the 120Hz display or the bezel-less screen.
Well, here’s is the Xiaomi Mi 11 with the most powerful chipset currently, a 108MP high-res primary rear camera sensor and a 120Hz HDR10+ display with 1500 nits peak brightness. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is a dream come true and has shown the market what the company is capable of. Launched in early January 2021, the tech world got a good start into the 2021.