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Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11
Xiaomi Mi 11
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8.3/10
Informr score
The Xiaomi Mi 11 currently has an Informr score of 8.3 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 42 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

The "1-Minute" Review

Verdict

If it's available in your region and you can overlook the weak camera, the Xiaomi Mi 11 offers great performance and a brilliant display at a great price.

What's good

  • Inexpensive
  • Good specs
  • Great performance
  • Amazing screen

What's bad

  • Not available everywhere
  • Middling camera
  • Lacking battery life

The Xiaomi Mi 11 attempts to set the bar for the best budget Android phone with a high-quality screen and all the power that some mid-rangers offer, but for a baseline price. A good budget phone is about the right compromises, so with the Mi 11, what are you getting -- and what might be missing?

Design

The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes in three different color options: plain white, midnight gray, and horizon blue. Unfortunately, reviewers stated that while it looks appealing at first, a rather substantial camera bump with a silver ring around the primary lens draws the eye in all the wrong ways. Reviewers also stated that the lighter color options are known to pick up fingerprints like no one’s business.

Display

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a Gorilla Glass Victus curved AMOLED screen measuring 6.8-inches. It’s not for anyone with tiny pockets or small hands. But as long as you don’t mind the size, the only negative comment from reviewers is that the screen's bezels are cut sharper than the corner of the phone itself.

That minor issue aside, many reviewers claimed it was one of the best screens they’ve used. There were minor issues with a sluggish in-screen fingerprint detector. Otherwise, reviews are solid.

Performance

The Xiaomi Mi 11 isn’t a performance slouch either. Reviewers found it ran smoothly and even played games well. They also noted that even while charging, the phone case barely showed any sign of extra heat. One of the biggest reasons for this is a vapor cooling chamber, which should help keep everything cool, even during heavy gaming.

Software & Storage

There’s plenty to like about the Xiaomi Mi 11’s approach to software. Reviewers particularly liked the Apple-esque option to divide the notifications and quick settings shade into two, accessible with a swipe-down on either side of the screen.

Another benefit is the option for floating windows that allow you more control over on-screen elements. Reviewers found that copying and pasting from one window to another -- and multitasking in general -- was much more manageable this way. You have the option of 128 or 256GB of storage, but there is no external slot for expansion.

Cameras

Unfortunately, reviews falter here a little. They take up so much space on the back of the phone but do not perform very well. Results were only so-so without really trying hard. That said, reviewers found the macro photo option and some of the other specialized photo modes fun and effective when they took the time to line up every little setting.

Battery Life

Battery life reviews were mixed. It all depends on what you expect and want from your phone. With heavy usage, any phone is going to have a shortened battery life. Some reviewers said they were happy with the nearly six hours of use they had gotten, while others felt like that was disappointing. But if you’re a light phone user, the phone should last all day with ease.

Audio

While still just phone speakers, reviewers mentioned the sound from this phone was very clear and balanced. However, it definitely lacked bass on punchier tracks.

Specs at a Glance

  • Glass chassis
  • Curved 6.8-inch AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 processor
  • 8/12GB of RAM
  • Android 11
  • 128/256GB of storage
  • 108MP camera
  • 4000mAh battery

Bottom Line

The Xiaomi Mi 11 promises a lot. And, for the price, it appears to deliver. If the camera is essential to you, look elsewhere. But just about every other feature on the phone holds its own against more expensive phones. However, it is only available in some regions.

The Verge states, “The Mi 11 would be a strong competitor to any S21 phone if you saw the two next to each other in a US carrier store. The only problem is you won’t.”

Tom’s Guide says, “The best deal in Android flagships right now, the Xiaomi Mi 11 offers an amazing platform for streaming video and running demanding apps and games, tied together with an enjoyable software experience. But you lose out on camera power — assuming you can get it in the first place.”


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.84 GHz
Screen Size
6.81"
Camera
108+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Gadgetbyte

After all this time, the Xiaomi Mi 11 still makes for a compelling flagship smartphone. From its excellent build quality, vibrant AMOLED screen, top-notch performance, competitive cameras, to a decent battery endurance, it's got them all. Still, a couple of missing things like an IP certification an...

- Yural Maskey, Gadgetbyte
DxOMark

The Xiaomi Mi 11 has some ultra-premium specs, such as its QHD+ AMOLED display. Problems with optimization result in very poor autonomy, however, meaning that users can rely on it to last only a day and a half with moderate use. But the device makes good use of an efficient 55W charger and has excel...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
GSMArena

It's very easy to recommend the Mi 11, even today, many months after its initial release, to everyone but the people who absolutely need things from it that it simply can't deliver - the best cameras, the best battery life, the best fingerprint sensor, the best track record when it comes to timely u...

- GSMArena
DxOMark

While still not quite a frontrunner, the Xiaomi Mi 11’s display performance was markedly better in nearly every category than the Mi 10 Ultra that preceded it. Improvements were particularly noticeable in video and control of artifacts, although it also advanced for readability, color, and motion as...

- Lynn Anderson, DxOMark
Android Police

At $750 (£649.00), I think this phone is a pretty great value. It's still expensive compared to some other Xiaomi devices, but it's probably the best value of the current Snapdragon 888 phones. Despite the ads in the system and weird telemacro camera, I'd still recommend the Mi 11 to anyone in Europ...

- Max Weinbach, Android Police


Prices (Where to Buy)




Common Questions


The Mi 11 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Xiaomi Mi 11 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Xiaomi backs up the Mi 11 with a 2 Years parts & labour warranty.


If your Mi 11 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Xiaomi support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Xiaomi's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
6.81"

The Xiaomi Mi 11's screen size is 6.81 inches with 1440 x 3200 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.84 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 11 operating system (OS).

Camera
108+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 108+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 20+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
128/256 GB

Internal memory is 128/256 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4600mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 4600 mAh battery.

Mi 11 Specs

Overview
Release date December 28, 2020
Regions available United Kingdom
Networks
HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE, 5G
Mobile / Cellular Data
5G, 4G/LTE
SIM card size
Nano-SIM
Dual SIM Yes
Operating System Android 11

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Processor Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm) Octa-core 2.84 GHz
Internal Storage 128/256 GB
RAM 8/12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 2 Years
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol)
Battery Capacity 4600 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Horizon Blue, White, Midnight Gray White, LeiJun limited version
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.43 x 7.46 x 0.806 cm (6.5 x 2.9 x 0.3 in)
Weight 196 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels
Pixel density 515 pixels
Size 6.81 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, HDR10+, 120Hz display support
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 5.2
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, AAC, LDAC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Yes
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.85
Resolution
108+ megapixels
Multi-camera
Yes
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, 2nd camera feature (13 MP, F2.4, Ultrawide), 3rd camera feature (5 MP, F2.4, Macro), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
20+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.2, HDR
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, AVI, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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