Xiaomi Mi 11 is another smartphone model with Snapdragon 888 chipset, which promises excellent performance level. With lower pricing than Samsung Galaxy 21 series, it should be appealing for many users. In terms of designs, the Mi 11 is quite impressive with its distinctive camera module and waterfall curves. There are two colour options, Horizon Blue and Midnight Grey. With display that stretches to the edge of the phone, there’s barely any bezel. The screen itself is quite large. The 6.8-inch AMOLED display has 1440p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. It is lower than the Mi 10T Pro at 144Hz, but still smooth enough for 3D gaming and interacting with the interface. For more precise controls, the 480Hz touch sampling should make playing games feels responsive.
The under-display fingerprint sensor isn’t only for biometric authentication, but it could also measure your heart rate. With the Gorilla Glass Victus protection, you could guarantee that the display won’t scratch easily and you could put it inside your pocket without worrying. As mentioned above, the Snapdragon 888 chipset ensures excellent performance, when we compare the device against competing models in the market. With 8GB of RAM, you could guarantee that the Mi 11 is usable for multitasking. There are options for 128GB and 256GB of internal storage. The integrated Adreno 660 GPU is one of the most powerful in the market. No matter what you run on the Xiaomi Mi 11, you could ensure good experience, especially with the high refresh rate of the display.
On the back, there’s 108MP primary camera with 1/1.33-inch sensor size, similar to the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. There are only two other cameras, telephoto and ultra wide-angle, which is more manageable. In terms of software, there’s the enhanced Night Mode to ensure excellent low-light performance. There are a number of AI-based optimizations to make photos look more realistic and clearer, regardless of the situations. As an example, you can use the built-in software to give videos cinematic appearance. It’s also easier to remove unnecessary objects from your footage. Other than visual-based improvements, Xiaomi also boosts the audio performance. For cinematic audio quality, there are Harman Kardon speakers. However, you need to wear Bluetooth earphones, because there’s no physical jack.
Because it uses Snapdragon 888, users can get integrated 5G support from the Snapdragon X60 modem with wider supports for various 5G bands. For the 4600mAh battery, there’s 55W quick charging feature. Compared to Apple and Samsung, Xiaomi is more generous because the device comes with the adapter. These are convenient to have because Xiaomi Mi 11 is quite power hungry when running at full capacity. There are also support for 10W reverse charging and 50W wireless charging, which quite fast for a wireless solution. The fast charging feature has GaN (gallium nitride) component that ensures more compact size and improved efficiency, compared to other fast charging solutions. Although the Mi 11 isn’t technologically ground-breaking, it shows further refinements in flagship designs.