While the Xiaomi Mi 11 isn’t a recent release, it is still one of the most popular phones out there. The phone was first announced on the 28th of December 2020 and was released just a few days later on the 1st of January 2021. The phone is powered by Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G processor based on the 5 nm technology, which is considered to be one of the most powerful Snapdragon processors in 2021. It has an octa-core processor and a massive AnTuTu benchmark score of 802412 points. The device supports dual Nano-SIM and connectivity from 2G to 5G. Coming to the software, the device runs Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 on top.
Adreno 660 looks after the gaming experience delivered by the phone, which is further supported by the 120 Hz refresh rate. The phone comes in two configurations, 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage and 8 GB of RAM with 256 GB of internal storage. The price of the Xiaomi Mi 11 starts at $699. For color, there are four options, Special Edition, Midnight Gray, Cloud White, and Horizon Blue. The RAM and storage type used here is LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1. However, if you are looking to expand the phone’s memory even further, it won’t be possible here due to the absence of an SD card slot.
The device has a WQHD+6.81 inches AMOLED screen, with a screen resolution of 1440 x 3200 pixels. Its aspect ratio is 20:9 ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of an amazing 91.4%. The phone has an aluminum frame with a glass front protected by the top of the line Gorilla Glass Victus and a glass back which is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The multimedia experience on this phone is amazing, to say the least. On top of that, the Xiaomi Mi 11 can go up to 1500 nits of brightness, meaning you will encounter absolutely zero problems using the phone outdoors.
The smartphone measures 164.3 mm, 74.6 mm, 8.1 mm, and 196 grams in height, weight, thickness, and weight respectively. Coming to the cameras, it has a 108 MP wide-angle camera, a 13 MP ultrawide camera, and a 5 MP camera on the rear. The 5 MP camera, in particular, delivers a great camera performance. On the front, the phone has a 20 MP wide-angle camera for selfies and video calls. The Xiaomi Mi 11 has stereo speakers and high-resolution audio but lacks the 3.5 mm headphone jack.
For connectivity, the phone has dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.2, USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go, and GPS. NFC and Infrared Port are present on this phone, as you would expect. As far as sensors are concerned, it has an under-display fingerprint sensor, virtual proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyro, and compass. In the battery department, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 4600 mAh non-removable battery.
The phone supports 55W fast charging that can completely charge your device in 45 minutes and 50W fast wireless charging that can do so in 53 minutes, as per advertisements. While these specs look great on paper, users have revealed that the battery backup isn’t great, and they have to charge the phone more than once in a single day. This is a rare disadvantage of owning the Xiaomi Mi 11.