which to choose, Xiaomi 11T or 11T Pro?

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Positioning

Both Xiaomi 11T Pro and 11T came out with the same positioning, promising customers breakthrough performance and good camera quality.

The main selling features are:

  • 108 MP camera
  • AMOLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10 + support and 1000 nits peak brightness
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus
  • Fast charging 67W
  • Dolby Atmos sound

Along the way, I cannot but mention the promotion, which is still available in MTS online retail. There, for the official price of 39,990 rubles, they will give a Mi Band 6 bracelet + a Mi Smart Speaker as a gift.

What’s the difference between the 11T Pro and the 11T?

In terms of technical characteristics, both smartphones are identical. Except for the following:

  • Snapdragon 888 in 11T Pro chipset against Dimensity 1200 in 11T
  • Charging 120 W for the older model versus 67 W for the younger
  • The screen does not have Dolby Vision support
  • Sound not certified by harman / kardon
  • No 8K shooting (although the cameras are identical)
  • Simpler design
  • Personal impression, but as if the vibration response of the younger model is not as premium as that of the older one. In expensive smartphones with a good vibration motor, the response feels like a well-stretched string. This is not the case with the 11T. As you can see, these are already such fabulous matters that an ordinary buyer will not pay attention to. And if he does, he will say: “And why?”

The main difference is, of course, different chipsets. Perhaps you can close your eyes and save several thousand for the lack of Dolby Vision support and not such fast charging.

Specifications


11T Pro 11T
Colour Gray, white and blue Gray, white and blue
Display 6.67 inches, AMOLED matrix
Aspect ratio 20: 9, FHD + resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels)
Screen refresh rate – 120 Hz, touch interface polling rate – 480 Hz, maximum brightness – 1000 cd / m2, contrast – 5,000,000: 1
HDR10+
Protective glass: Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform, 5nm, 8-core, 64-bit MediaTek MT6893 Dimensity 1200 mobile platform based on 6nm process technology, 8 cores, 64-bit
Graphics core Qualcomm Adreno 660 Mali-G77 MC9
Memory 8/12 GB LPDDR5 RAM
8GB LPDDR5 RAM
Storage device 128/256 GB 128/256 GB
Battery Capacity – 5000mAh (typical), 120W Hyper Charge support Capacity – 5000mAh (typical), 67W AC adapter
Wireless interfaces Integrated Wi-Fi 6E controller (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax, 2×2 MIMO), tri-band (2.4GHz, 5GHz, 6GHz) Bluetooth® 5.2 (EDR + A2DP), support Qualcomm aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC technologies
Cameras Primary: 108 MP, f / 1.75
Wide-angle: 8 MP, f / 2.4, autofocus
5 MP for background blur
Front: 16 MP
Video recording 4K up to 60 fps 8K 30 fps 4K up to 60 fps
Sensors Built-in power button fingerprint scanner, acceleration sensor, electronic compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, gyroscope IR transmitter
Connector: USB Type-C
SIM card Two slots:
5G (n1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/66/77/78)
4G (bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/26/28/32/66)
Two slots:
5G (n1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/66/77/78)
4G (bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/19/20/26/28/32/66)
Navigation GNSS with GPS support, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou,
Operating system Android 11 with MIUI custom interface
Sound Stereodynamics Dolby Atmos
Dimensions (edit) 164 x 76 x 8.8 mm
The weight 204 grams 203 grams

Equipment

A smartphone has a typical configuration:

  • Smartphone
  • 67W power supply
  • Case
  • SIM card clip
  • The documents

Appearance

Perhaps the main difference between the younger model and the older one in appearance is in the back cover. It is also made of glass, but not matte, but glossy. This is not to say that this is a downgrade. Rather, it can be noted that glossy covers have gone down to the lower price segment, and more expensive models are trying to stand out with an unusual texture or texture.

Otherwise, the Xiaomi 11T feels similar to the Pro version. This is a large smartphone of solid weight (just over 200 grams), which fits nicely in the hand.

The back panel is not as simple as it might seem. The colors are reminiscent of polished metal.
Narrow bezels, large screen, neat cutout for the camera.
At the top there is a speaker, microphone and infrared port. The older model also has a fashionable inscription about the harman / kardon certification.
On the right side is a disguised fingerprint scanner and volume control.
The sadness and misfortune of modern society is in ignoring the requirements of the minority for the possession of a separate microSD slot (in addition to 2 Nano-SIM).
Speaker, microphone, Type-C and SIM card slot.
There is a factory film on the screen.

Screen

The smartphone has a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen displaying over 1 billion colors, HDR10 +, supporting DCI-P3 color gamut.

One nice feature is the anti-flicker function.

Unlike the older model, there is no Dolby Vision certification. It’s funny that the HDR Check app shows the feature. For this reason, I put two smartphones in front of me, turned off the lights (all the magic of Dolby Vision happens only when the lighting is like in a movie theater) and launched a 4K demo video.

I noticed that the color rendition of the screens is slightly different, but I could not guess where Dolby Vision is and where it is not. But the rest of the screens are identical. The maximum brightness is approximately the same – 820 nits for the older model, 803 nits for the younger model. The most accurate color reproduction is achieved when the sRGB coverage is selected (delta E is slightly less than one).

Xiaomi 11T has an Always-On screen. It can be on continuously or on a schedule, you can set a timer for 10 seconds. Other goodies are a 120 Hz refresh rate. It should be understood that 120Hz works either when interacting with menus or in supported applications.

The touch processing frequency is 480 Hz. Super-high responsiveness of the screen. Ideal for shooters.

Xiaomi has software image enhancers. The SDR to HDR converter (sometimes it works well, sometimes it is not noticeable at all, and sometimes it “sour” – you need to match it to the content), there is also an improvement in images using AI (it twists the colors, in general it is not bad), there is a “soap” mode – MEMC when frames are drawn (I’m not a fan) and there is an upscaling function for the video.

The rest of the screenshots of the screen settings are below.

Small clarification. Peak brightness is the brightness that occurs on a small portion of the screen when the corresponding content is played. For example, when shooting a movie, the director puts a star in the sky to sparkle brightly. And then the screen shines at 1000 nits for a couple of moments. The above actual brightness is available to the user in the automatic display mode. In manual mode, the maximum brightness is 495 nits. AMOLED screens are a delicate thing, so special algorithms work to protect them from burnout.

Working hours

If the older model comes with a 120 W adapter, then it relies on “only” 67 W. The smartphone charges from 16 to 100% in just 30 minutes. That from the older, that from the younger model, the sensations are gorgeous. In the morning I got up, turned off the autonomy test on both smartphones, both smartphones are discharged to 15-18%. I put it on charge, coffee, breakfast, brush my teeth, half an hour has passed, and both smartphones are already charged.

By the way, the junior model showed a slightly better result in the battery life test. I can assume that this is due to the fact that MediaTek is a less powerful chipset than the Snapdragon 888 in the 11T Pro.

However, in life, the difference is not very noticeable. You can expect approximately 2 days of operation from both devices. However, fast charging is a game changer. 10-15 minutes of charging is enough for the whole day.

Performance

The Xiaomi 11T uses the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 5G chipset, but, like the older model, it is assisted by fast RAM and storage. If both smartphones are tucked away in their cases, it is almost impossible to distinguish them in everyday life. And here and there applications open instantly, and menus fly.

First of all, I ran a memory and storage test to check if they suddenly installed cheaper hardware. But no. The speeds are flagship.

But in AnTuTu Xiaomi 11T knocks out a smaller number of points – 608 thousand. The older model “earned” 744 thousand points.

However, all modern games fly the same way. And this is unlikely to change anytime soon. It is very sad that modern powerful smartphones, both on Android and on iOS, in fact, have no opportunity to demonstrate their strength anywhere except for synthetic tests.

But in the throttling test there is a difference. On the left is Snapdragon, and on the right is MediaTek. The difference is not fundamental, but it demonstrates that in the category of flagship chipsets, Qualcomm is still slightly steeper than MediaTek (right).

In conclusion, we can say that in terms of performance, we have a good smartphone, which, even after three years, will be able to run any complex game.

Camera

The 11T features exactly the same camera as the 11T Pro. The main lens is 108 MP. He is assisted by an 8 MP ultra wide-angle camera and a 5 MP tele macro camera.

The camera uses pixel-binning technology, so the final frame is 12 MP. Let’s start with the main thing! We have two identical camera systems, but different chipsets. Let’s compare!

Draw your own conclusions. It can be seen that the algorithms work in different ways, but there is no fundamental difference. More sample shots can be found in the Xiaomi 11T Pro review.

The camera interface is familiar.

Xiaomi separately marks the option “Removal 2.0”, when using artificial intelligence, you can remove, for example, people caught in the frame. For Instagram, the function will work. But if you need to print a photo, then it’s better to use Photoshop. This is how it works:

Communication features

Wi-Fi 6 + Wi-Fi 6 distribution, NFC, VoLTE, VoWiFi – everything is there. The work of satellite navigation is swift, the battery is only consumed even faster in the “Navigator” mode. In the afternoon, the smartphone “left” in 5 hours (by the way, it’s funny that this is exactly the figure that Xiaomi itself claims).

After purchasing a smartphone, do not forget to specify the preferred type of 4G network, not 5G in the settings.

Conclusion

To be honest, when I started the comparison, I expected a more dramatic result. MediaTek will warm up, the screen will shine worse, the case will slide (I generally thought that the 11T had a plastic case, but it turned out to be glass). The biggest difference is in photography. Chipsets handle images differently. But it cannot be said that the difference is fundamental.

In fact, the Xiaomi 11T is in no way inferior to the 11T Pro model (except for the design, but everything is subjective here). At the same time, a smartphone costs 5 thousand less.

However, in general, this is quite a good practice: to release the same smartphones on different chipsets. If you want a more marketing-friendly Snapdragon – pay a little more, think MediaTek is good – here you go!

Xiaomi 11T is probably better to buy from MTS. On AliExpress, the price is 35 thousand, but they will not give a bracelet and a column. And these are good gadgets.


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