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Mi 11 Series

[Review] How good is Xiaomi Mi 11 in 2021 - Full Review - Expensive Mid Tier or Cheapest Flagship?

2021-04-06 21:24:13
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Hi folks,

I made an in deep review of the Xiaomi Mi 11 based on my use of the device so far. My goal is to check if this is the most expensive mid tier phone or the cheapest flagship. If you have the device or plan to buy it have a look it might be beneficial for you.



These are the individual components of my review in text. I am trying to not only provide rough data sheet facts but also share real life experience so you can decide if this will work for you or not.

How good is Xiaomi Mi 11 in 2021? Full review & buying tips

Accessories
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1. gallium nitride (GaN) 55 W Charger - GaN chargers are physically smaller than current chargers. This is because gallium nitride chargers don’t require as many components as silicon chargers. The material is able to conduct far higher voltages over time than silicon ~ 40-50 $ on retail
2. Transparent silicone case included
3. 6A-rated USB-C-to-A cable and
4. USB-C-to-3.5mm heaphone adapter included


Design & Build Quality
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1. Premium Quality
2. Gorilla Glass Victus at the front
3. Gorilla Glass 5 on the back, both curved
4. Quad Curved - all edges curved - it`s feels premium and elegant
5. Punch hole at the front is a bit bigger
6. Speakers cut out very thin with harman kardon inscription
7. Camera design is interesting on top of alumininium piece
8. Tri bump camera


Display
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1. One of the best screen in the market - as simple as that
2. 6.81" 1440p OLED with 1B colors
3. HDR10+ support 120Hz refresh rate
4. 515 ppi and touch sensor with 480Hz sampling rate - very responsive
5. Widevine L1 DRM - 1080p HDR10 streaming
6. 10 bit color - 1 billion colors vs 16 million
7. 900 nits typical and 1500 nits peak when watching HDR
8. Auto color - Standard - and Saturated provides SRGB/DP3 and wide gamut calibration


Fingerprint
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1.  Fast
2.  Doubles as a heart rate sensor
2.  Not always accurate
3.  Haptic vibration cant be turned ONLY for the Fingerprint

Battery
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1. 3 to 6 hours SOT (Screen on Time) based on mixed usage i.e WiFi/LTE and Day/Night
2. 4600 mAhz - 2 cells of 2,300 mAh connected in series important for fast wired and wireless charging
3. 0-83% for 30min - it`s really, really fast
4. It will always get me more  4 hours SOT which is acceptable for me

Speakers
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1. Very loud
2. Stereo separation is remarkable
3. Speakers cut outs are very very thin
4. EQ from Harmon also available

Performance
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1. Snapdragon 888 - 25% better vs 865 and Adreno 660 GPU 35% vs Adrena 650 from 865
2. New Hexagon 780 DSP and sixt getn AI engine and a new ISTP and new integrated X60 5g/LTE modem
3. 5G got me ~ 740 Mbit/s when 30 meters away from a 5G antenna
4. Wi-fi 6 support, native USF 3.1 and quickcharge 5
4. Geekench and AndroBench results shown in the video
6. Flagship performance overall no sacrifice here!
7. Thermals - I restored 220 apps from Google backup ~ 30GB of data and it went up to 43 celsius
8. Using it on GPS for hour and a half got it to 46 celisus
9. No overheating when video recording
10. Thermal issues and throttling after serious gameplay  1 hour or/and benchmark testing
11. No issues discovered in normal everyday use scenario (YT/browsing/camera & occasional gaming)

Camera
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1. High-end triple camera 108MP primary, a 13MP ultrawide shooter, and a 5MP telemacro snapper
2. main camera is 108MP Samsung's ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor- 8 element lense and f/1.85
3. Ultra Wide camera is 13 MP OmniVision OV13B10 with f/2.4 lens = fixed focus
4. The macro camera utilizes a 5MP Samsung S5K5E9 f/2.4 telemacro lens. Autofocus is available and it works at distances between 3cm and 9cm or so
5. 20MP selfie camera  f/2.2 aperture - no autofocus

MIUI 12
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1. Pleasant surprise
2. I am using the EEA ROM so still stuck on 12.0.3 but 12.5 shall improve further
3. Xiaomi taking some Samsung tips and tricks and also Apple iOS goodies, copy the best data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhAQABAIAAAAAAAP///yH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7

2021-04-06 21:24:13
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Grand Master Bunny

myrichgoh | from Mi 10 Pro

#1

Thanks for sharing...
2021-04-06 22:34:17

Semi Pro Bunny

velqn Author | from mobile

#2

myrichgoh
Thanks for sharing...

You are welcome mate!

If you have any questions on Mi 11 let me know, hope I am able to test and answer.
2021-04-06 23:01:09

Grand Master Bunny

Suter | from app

#3

Thanks for the review
2021-04-07 06:30:06
I have not eaten meat for more than two years - the flight is normal, I am not going to return to this. I would like to mention www.topcvservices.co.uk, as far as I know, also decent vegetarians. keep it up and more top cv!
2021-04-12 23:16:15

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Nikidroidme | from app

#5

Very nice, I like the speed charging.
2021-05-05 17:50:40
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