Xiaomi Mi 11: The best flagship available?

It finally came. The global version of Xiaomi Mi 11 is coming to Slovakia and has also arrived in our newsroom. Currently, the most powerful and equipped model of a popular Chinese manufacturer, I had the opportunity to test for only 48 hours. This is not a review, but just a summary of first impressions after two days of use.

Slovak prices are slightly lower than expected. For the model with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage you pay 769 euros, the version with 256 GB memory is for an additional 50 euros. The model with 12 GB RAM will not enter our market, it is intended exclusively for China.

Xiaomi Mi 11: Basic parameters

Xiaomi Mi 11
Display 6.81 ″, 3200 × 1440 pixels, 120 Hz, 480 Hz touch response, fingerprint sensor
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 5 nm
RAM 8 GB, LPDDR5-3200
Internal memory 128 GB / 256 GB, UFS 3.1
Rear camera
  • 108 MP, f / 1.85, OIS, 1 / 1.33 inches
  • 13 MP, ultra-wide, f / 2.4, 123 °
  • 5 MP, makro, f/2.4
Selfie camera 20 MP, f / 2.4
Connectivity 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi 6. Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC čip, USB-C
Battery 4600 mAh, 55 W cable charging, 50 W wireless charging, 10 W reverse wireless charging
Dimensions 164,3 x 74,6 x 8,06 mm
Weight 196 grams
Price in Slovakia 769 € (8 + 128 GB)
819 € (8 + 256 GB)

Charger included

The Xiaomi Mi 11 package contains everything you need. Again, I refer to the Chinese model, which has two sales packages. One with a charging adapter and the other without. Fortunately, the global version includes a charger in the package. And not any, its power is 55 W. In 15 minutes Xiaomi Mi 11 charged to 48%, after half an hour it already had 82% of the battery.

We unpacked Xiaomi Mi 11 live on our Facebook:

Photos are deceptive

I admit that I didn’t like the Xiaomi Mi 11 in the photos at all. He didn’t impress me with anything. The worst part of the whole device is the area of ​​the camera, which just doesn’t fit in there. Fortunately, it’s better live. The transparent protective cover included in the package will not protect the camera when placed on a table. It is a pity.

Xiaomi Mi 11

After unpacking from the box, I enjoyed the pleasant thickness (8.1 mm) and the overall feeling of holding was excellent. Beware, however, that the smartphone slides in your hand.

Xiaomi Mi 11

During the initial setup and getting acquainted with the keyboard, I immediately noticed a great haptic response, for which I praise the manufacturer. In the end, I deactivated it when writing, because that’s exactly what I like. Initially, the device will also ask you if you want to have all the applications on the home screen or in the classic menu.

Top display

The display is set to 60 Hz by default, I immediately chose 120 Hz. Overall, I really liked this QHD + panel, there is practically nothing I can blame him for. Even the curvature of the hips is not so pronounced as to bother me. It will also please with a large number of different settings and, of course, always on mode. I was also pleased with the foil, which is pre-installed on the display. It will definitely protect against scratches.

Xiaomi Mi 11 and maximum performance

As the Xiaomi Mi 11 is the flagship, there is more than enough power. Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is the best that Android smartphone manufacturers can offer on their devices. The system is smooth, responses to everything are literally lightning fast. 8 GB of RAM is also enough, I really don’t need more.

AnTuTu Score Temperature % battery (starting with 63%)
Test 1 699 059 45,1 57 %
Test 2 681 371 51,8 52 %
Test 3 648 137 52,4 47 %
Test 4 608 500 53,4 42 %

Harman Kardon stereo speakers play very well, but not the best on the market. The lower one is much louder than the upper one. The device can be unlocked via a fingerprint, the sensor is directly in the display and works reliably. Face unlocking also works, there wasn’t even a problem with the drape on. The security of this solution could be debated.

Xiaomi Mi 11

The 4600 mAh battery should offer standard one-day life. I can’t say much about endurance, it simply can’t be tested in 48 hours. But initial feelings tend to confirm one-day endurance.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 attracts with its resolution, the telephoto lens is missing

The camera boasts a main sensor with a resolution of 108 megapixels. In addition, an ultra-wide angle lens and macro sensor are available. The manufacturer saves the telephoto lens on the Pro (or Ultra?) Version. I managed to create several photos, even compared them with the iPhone 12 Pro Max.

Xiaomi Mi 11

Xiaomi Mi 11

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Xiaomi Mi 11

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Xiaomi Mi 11

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Xiaomi Mi 11

iPhone 12 Pro Max

Xiaomi Mi 11

iPhone 12 Pro Max

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Short summary and comparison with the competition

Xiaomi’s new flagship has succeeded. It offers great performance, a high-resolution display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, stereo speakers and a 108-megapixel camera. Not to forget the charger in the package, which can charge the device to 82 percent in just 30 minutes. Over the course of two days, I did not encounter any significant shortcomings, which may reveal longer-term testing. For 769 euros, it is a very competitive smartphone.

The closest competition will be the Samsung Galaxy S21 with a 4000 mAh battery, 120 Hz FHD + display and a slightly weaker Exynos 2100 processor, but you will pay 100 euros more for it. The Apple iPhone 12 officially costs 899 euros, basically offers only 64 GB of storage and the display has a frequency of 60 Hz. It boasts great cameras and even higher performance.

The photos were taken with a Canon EOS R camera.


Source: MojAndroid.sk by www.mojandroid.sk.

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