Xiaomi has been repeating it for months, the Mi 11 is “The world’s first smartphone with the Snapdragon 888 processor”. Very proud of its partnership with Qualcomm, the Chinese manufacturer will launch its new mobile in France at the end of the month. Its price should be announced next week but could, according to our information, be around 799 euros.
Since the beginning of the week, the 01net.com laboratory has been testing the new Xiaomi Mi 11. Until we can deliver our full review on this device, here is some initial information on its performance.
The new queen of fleas
After Huawei’s Kirin 9000, Apple’s A14 Bionic and Samsung’s Exynos 2100, Qualcomm completes the 2020-2021 generation SoC family with its Snapdragon 888. Engraved in 5 nanometers, this octo-core chip incorporates ARM’s powerful Cortex X1 and, for the first time on a high-end Qualcomm chip, directly embeds a 5G modem (the X60). The Snapdragon 888 should equip most of the premium mobiles of 2021 like the future Oppo Find X3 Pro or the folding Galaxy Z from Samsung.
A few days ago, we presented the results of our tests of the Galaxy S21 processor, the Exynos 2100. For the first time in a very long time, a Samsung chip was almost at the level of an Apple chip. However, on the whole graphics part, the iPhone was still far above.
Read also : With its Exynos 2100 processor, is the Galaxy S21 Ultra more powerful than the iPhone 12 Pro?
Due to an incompatibility, we were unable to install the Geekbench app on our test Xiaomi Mi 11. In contrast, AnTuTu 8, a benchmark software that we run on all of our smartphones, worked perfectly. It reveals a clear lead of the Snapdragon 888 over the competition.
As you can see, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is currently the best performing smartphone on the market according to AnTuTu 8. The software, which gives a score by running several tests on a device, shows us that the Chinese manufacturer’s smartphone comes first to all levels (except RAM management). To everyone’s surprise, the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the Galaxy S21 Ultra are therefore left behind. Qualcomm has made colossal progress this year, as the comparison with Galaxy Z Fold 2 (Snapdragon 855+) and the Mi 10 (Snapdragon 855) shows. Finally, unsurprisingly, Huawei’s chip remains behind. The Mate 40 Pro benefits from good software optimization but is not the king of raw performance.
In use, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is unsurprisingly extremely fluid. On the other hand, its autonomy is not as good as expected. We will talk about it soon.
Apple’s graphic advance
To further compare the graphics performance of our flagship smartphones, we used the 3DMark tool. This software performs 20 iterations of the same test in order to measure the ability of a smartphone’s GPU to hold lengthwise. In the end, it gives us three results: the best score, the worst score and the stability index. This allows us to know which smartphone is the best for, for example, gaming.
Unfortunately for Qualcomm, the result is final. Apple always comes a step above. The stability of the iPhone (90.8%) is better than that of the Mi 11 (90.4%), and in terms of results, the worst measure of the iPhone is higher than the best of a Mi 11. For its part, the S21 Ultra (84.1%) achieves good scores but is not stable over time (there is a clear difference between its best and its worst score). We also note that the Samsung smartphone is the one that heats up the most, as we will explain in the following paragraph.
The Snapdragon 888 does not heat up much
Last point, using a thermal camera, we measured the maximum temperature of the Xiaomi Mi 11. The Snapdragon 888 processor never exceeded 38.3 degrees Celsius, which is an excellent score. In comparison, the Galaxy S21 Ultra (42.8 degrees max) and iPhone 12 Pro Max (46.5 degrees max) are able to show much higher (we notice this quite often when used on the Samsung smartphone). Control therefore seems to be in the camp of Qualcomm, which marks an excellent vintage this year.
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