How to Choose the Best Smartphone (Xiaomi Mi 11)

Despite being a metal phone, the Mi 11’s aluminum body isn’t slippery. Its glossy finish is prone to fingerprint marks, though, and it isn’t cheap, so you should be prepared to spend some extra money to repair it. The top and bottom of the Mi 11 have either flat, curved, or U-shaped antenna bands, and the left side has a single speaker grille.

The bezels on the phone are fairly big, but they’re not too far away from the display and they don’t protrude. The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2244 x 1080. The screen looks sharp and colorful, and you can play games or watch videos without any artifacts or issues. The usual three navigation buttons can be found on the right edge of the phone, and above them is a 3.


The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a dual camera setup on the back with a 12MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and a 12MP secondary sensor with an f/2.4 aperture. On the front, it has a 20MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Camera quality, like most of the 2018 flagships, is one of the most important features. We are yet to fully test the Xiaomi Mi 11, but on paper, it looks like it will perform well. The images captured in the camera app with HDR enabled are quite detailed and saturated. Night shots, which are quite the problem on most budget phones, look good as well. There are several camera modes to choose from, including Pro Mode which allows you to adjust exposure settings such as ISO and shutter speed.

Performance and Battery Life

The Mi 11 runs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor that comes in four different versions (SMT4, SMT4+, SML20, and SMT26), a Snapdragon 710 variant has 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The GPU is Adreno 616, and it is available with either 4 or 6 GB of RAM and 64, 128, or 256 GB of storage. As it is a flagship phone, it should be fast and it should not have trouble handling heavy games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG. It is currently a bit unstable in-game and plays slower than we expected. It also seems to have trouble playing audio sometimes with a loud volume while gaming. The speaker on the bottom of the phone is on the low end, and the audio does not sound great at maximum volume. The phone has a 5.84-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 2,246 x 1,080 pixels and a notch at the top.

Software and Features

Let’s face it, Android is still the operating system of choice for most of people, and the experience should be good for a device that costs this much. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is no exception, and the MIUI user interface is as stock and as close to the official version of Android as possible, featuring all the Google apps and services. The company might have removed a lot of the bloatware apps, but you will still find a few bloatware apps on the phone. These include an app that alerts you of the time, date, and temperature, but if you’re worried about running out of battery, these apps are not a problem. The system app is divided into two parts: The first contains quick settings and controls for lighting, SIM, wireless, and storage.

Price, Availability, and Conclusion

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is already available in China for a pretty reasonable price of $320 and it will be coming to India as well, with a similar price tag. On the other hand, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is expected to come with a price tag of $445 and it is expected to be coming soon. When it comes to the Xiaomi Mi 11, its power source is a Snapdragon 710 chipset which is a new chip that comes from Qualcomm. It also comes with a 12MP+12MP dual rear camera system with an LED flash. On the front, it comes with a 20MP shooter for selfies and video calls. For storage, it has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It also has a 3,400mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 4.0. When it comes to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, it has a similar display size as the Mi 11 with a similar camera system.

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