Xiaomi Mi 11 5G Review (2021): Cheap phone of Xiaomi


Xiaomi Mi 11 5G is the best Chinese phone that was launched in china now and will be launched globally soon. Xiaomi Mi 11 was announced on 28 December 2020 and released on 1 January 2021 in China. Mi 11 is the first premium Smartphone of Xiaomi. Xiaomi is the world’s third-largest smartphone brand. The products of Xiaomi are present in more than 90 markets.

Xiaomi Mi 11 5G comes with the latest Snapdragon 888 (2021, Octa-Core) chipset with 5G enabled an AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, Adreno 660 GPU, 108MP primary camera, and a lot of more high-end specs. Most flagship phones of 2021, such as the Samsung Galaxy S21 Series, and Vivo X60 Pro+, come with a Snapdragon 888 chipset.

This version does not support multi-languages because it is the Chinese version. The Mi 11 Chinese version has English, but the translation is partial. The global version will be released very soon, with multi-language support and Google Play.

Xiaomi is launching two versions of Xiaomi Mi 11 5G, One with the Smartphone only and the other with the Smartphone and a separate 55W GaN charger as a bundle, both at the same price.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is also launching in Pakistan at the end of February 2021. The only 8GB/128GB variant is launching in Pakistan.

Price Table

Xiaomi  Mi 11 Expected Price in USD$620(5G), 8/128GB
Mi 11 Expected Price in PakistanExpected 99500,8/128GB
Mi 11 Expected Price in IndiaExpected 45000(5G), 8/128GB
Xiaomi Mi 11 Expected Price in AUS$803 AUS(5G), 8/128GB


Xiaomi Mi 11 has Snapdragon 888(2021, 5nm) Octa-core processor, Adreno 660GPU, and 8 or 12GB LPDDR 5 3200MHz RAM that made Mi 11 faster and smoother. The Mi 11 is the first flagship Smartphone of Xiaomi that comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888(2021). Almost all flagship Smartphones in 2021 will come with a snapdragon 888 processor. The 5G is built inside the chip. It is the most powerful and latest chipset of 2021.

Mi 11 offers brilliant performance with better power efficiency. The 35% CPU performance increased as compared to the previous one. The Adreno 660 GPU also delivers up to 35% faster graphics rendering than the last-gen.

This phone has faster UFS 3.1 storage that gives more file transferring speed. Xiaomi Mi 11 has three variants, 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+ 256GB.

 Mi 11 is also a competitor of the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, Pro Max, and Galaxy S21 Series, even though it powerful than the iPhone 12 because it has high-end specs and features.

Android 11, MIUI 12.5

This phone uses Android 11, MIUI 12.5 OS, the latest OS of 2021. It offers more new security features and other extra features like new wallpapers and seemingly improvements to the user interface, animation, haptics, and system optimizations.

The overall performance of the Mi 11 is acceptable because it has a powerful CPU and GPU. You can play PUBG and more high games smoothly at high-end graphics and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Display & Design

 It has a 6.8-inch Super AMOLED Quad curved DotDisplay with a 120Hz refresh rate, WQHD+ resolution, 480 Hz touch response, 1500 nits max brightness, HDR10+, SGS Eye care display certification, 20:9 aspect ratio, and also 10-bit color depth. That’s brilliant. The iPhone 12 series still use a 60Hz refresh rate, but, in the market, most flagship Smartphones come with 120Hz, and Mi 11 is also one of them.

It offers 1500 nits peak brightness, and the screen is made of the new E4 light-emitting material. It also offers high color accuracy, which makes the display more accurate. The display of Mi 11 is one the best display and also received an A+ rating from DisplayMate.

Mi 11 has Front Glass, Glass back/eco leatherback, and a frame made of aluminum. It comes in two variants, a Vegan leather variant, and one AG matte finish variant. Mi 11 uses Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection on the front and back. It is new and one of the best glass that protects your mobile from scratches and accidental falls. 

Xiaomi Mi 11 Camera

 Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with three back cameras and one front camera. It has a 108MP Wide camera, 13MP Ultra Wide Camera, 5MP Telemacro camera, and 20MP Selfie camera. The bad news is that there is no Telephoto lens. But these cameras are brilliant. Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra and S21 Ultra also has 108MP primary camera. Mi 11 gives tight competition to other flagship smartphones in 2021.

The Wide and Ultra-Wide cameras are the same as Mi 10, but the third one is a significant improvement. The 5MP macro fixes ourselves discrediting. And it also can zoom optically. You can easily record max 8K video at 24fps/30fps and record max 1080p video at 30fps with the selfie camera.

Battery Life

 The battery life of the Mi 11 is brilliant because Xiaomi packs a 4600 mAh Li-Po battery in a slim and lightweight phone. Xiaomi says that there is no compromise on power and functionality. Mi 11 offers a full-day battery with high-end features. 

Xiaomi Mi 11 also offers fast 55W wired flash charging that can fully charge the phone in just 45 minutes and even supports 50W wireless charging that can fully charge the device in just 53 minutes, according to Xiaomi. It can also give 10W wireless reverse charging. Many flagship smartphones offer 10W wireless reverse charging but Mi 11 beats other flagship phones with the same feature. 


Storage:  128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1 Storage
RAM:8GB,12GB LPDDR5, 3200MHz
Height: 164.3 mm (Glass/Leather) 
Width: 74.6mm(Glass/Leather) 
Weight: 196 grams(Glass) 194 grams (Leather)
Network:5G enabled
Depth: 8.06 mm (glass), 8.56mm (Leather)

6.8 inch AMOLED quad-curve DotDisplay with True color
Refresh rate max 120Hz, Options 120Hz/60Hz
20:9 Aspect Ratio
Colour Gamut: Support DCI-P3
Colour Accuracy: JNCD 0.38
HDR10+, SGS Eye Care display certification
900nits (typical) Max of 1500nits (typical)  
Protection:Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
Screen Ratio:91.4%
Touch Sampling Rate:480Hz
Pixel Density:515ppi
Resolution:FHD+(1080p X 2400p), WQHD+ (1440 X 3200)
Video playing support:HD 4K at 30fps
Audio:Dual speakers sound by Harman Kardon
Hi-Res audio wireless certification Hi-Res Audio certification
Water Resistance:No
Battery: 4600 mAh (Typ) Lithium-ion polymer battery
Sim Tray:Dual-Sim(Nano-sim) No SD card slot
Finger Print Sensor:
Face Unlock:
Charging Support:55W wire fast charging, 50W wireless charging 10W reverse wireless charging
Sensors: Fingerprint Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Geomagnetic Sensor, Gravity Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Optical sensor, compass
3.5mm Jack:No
USB Interface:
USB version:

Location Technology: NFC:
Wi-Fi 6,  Bluetooth 5.2    
USB Type-C, USB On-the-Go
USB 2.0

GPS, IR blaster, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, Dual-band A-GPS, BDS, NavIC and QZSS
 Processor:  Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5nm), Octa-Core design, Ultra-large core Arm
Cortex-X1 6th Gen Qualcomm AI engine, X60 modem for lightning-fast 5G connectivity
GPU:AdrenoTM 660
Rear Camera:      

Video record:
108MP Wide, f/1.85, 7P lens – OIS, AF,  0.8μm pixel size
13MP Ultra-Wide f/2.4; FOV 123◦
5MP TeleMacro f/2.4, AF (3cm-10cm)  
Dual-LED dual tone flash, HDR, panorama  
8K(30/24fps), 4K(30/60fps), 1080p(30/60/120/240/480fps); gyro-EIS
Front Camera:
Video record:
20MP in-display, f/2.4; FOV 85◦, 0.8μm pixel size
HDR, panorama
1080p(30fps), 720p (120fps)
Operating System: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
Released Date:Launched in China, Globally expected this month
 Anti-glare frosted glass Colours: Vegan leather Colour:Midnight Gray/ Horizon Blue/ Frost White  
Lilac Purple/ Honey Beige
Specs Taken from Xiaomi’s official Website

In My Opinion

Xiaomi Mi 11 ProsXiaomi Mi 11 Cons
Good specs at a reasonable priceNo expandable Storage
Brilliant displayNo telephoto camera
Powerful and latest processorNo 3.5mm jack

Xiaomi Mi 11 is the best phone with brilliant specs at a reasonable price in 2021. It gives tough competition to other flagship phones. Mi 11 has not launched globally yet but is expected very soon. If you are looking for a phone with powerful hardware and software at a reasonable price, wait for this device.

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