The Xiaomi Redmi Note series is historically known for including value-for-money budget phones. The series now includes mid-range phones as well. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G isn’t a great value-for-money option, though. However, it isn’t a horrible phone by any means but acceptable. The most exceptional thing about this phone is its battery life, while it also does decently in the display and performance department. Starting with its biggest strength, the phone has a 5000 mAh Li-Po non-removable battery with support for 67W fast charging. With moderate use, you should get around one and a half days of battery backup.
As per the ads, the phone can go from 0 to 100% of charge in 42 minutes, which is among the segment-best in terms of charging time. It can’t be denied though that the phone does get very warm while charging. Additionally, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3+. At 202 grams of weight, and 0.32 inches of thickness, the phone isn’t very easy to handle. The phone is 6.46 inches tall and 3 inches wide. The device has a glass front and back with a metal frame, besides IP53 certification for dust and splash resistance. It comes in Phantom White and Stealth Black, which have a simple look, but the Mirage Blue variant looks stunning.
The display quality and multimedia experience are very good, as well. The phone has a 6.67-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED screen that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It can not only go up to 1200 nits of brightness but also has a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The PPI density is 395 while the screen-to-body ratio is 86%. High-resolution audio, stereo speakers, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack are also present.
The phone’s overall performance is satisfactory thanks to the Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G processor. As you might have expected, some phones perform better in this price segment. The Adreno 619 GPU looks after your phone’s gaming requirements. When it comes to software, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G runs Android 11 out of the box with MIUI 13 on top.
Considering it was released on the 15th of March 2022, it should have run Android 12. Also, while the MIUI offers tons of customization options, the phone comes with tons of bloatware and unwanted notifications. The gadget supports dual-band Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C 2.0, and USB On-The-Go. Like most mid-range Xiaomi phones, it has NFC and an Infrared Port. The device has all the usual sensors. Coming to the cameras, the main camera performs well, but the other cameras don’t. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has a 108 MP wide-angle, 8 MP ultrawide, and 2 MP macro sensor camera on the rear.
Selfie duties are handled by the 16 MP wide-angle camera. It has all the usual camera features and can record videos in 1080p. The gadget comes at a starting price of ₹20,999 which about converts to $275. It comes in four storage options. For 6 GB of RAM, you get to choose between 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage. The more premium variants have 8 GB of RAM with 128 GB and 256 GB of ROM. The phone has a Hybrid slot, which can accept an SD card and up to two Nano-SIM cards. Some might look at this as a con. On the bright side of things, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G can support connections from 2G to 5G.