The Mi 11 is Xiaomi’s inaugural world flagship for this 12 months and it is a telephone for a “new generation of movie lovers,” no matter which means. It has a 6.5-inch OLED show, and homes Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 chipset, and with a 120 Hz show that contains a peak brightness of 1,500 nits, it’d simply be the brightest telephone out there but. I spent a few days with the Mi 11 forward of its world launch on Monday, and may say it delivered a stable all-round expertise packed in a glossy system with premium construct high quality. From the brilliant show, long-lasting battery life, reliable cameras, zippy processor to its distinctive speaker system, that is Xiaomi’s newest tour de drive. The Mi 11 is lacking an IP score for water- and dust-resistance, nonetheless the corporate says the system is splash-proof similar to its predecessor. The Chinese phone-maker hasn’t revealed a launch date but for abroad markets, however it lastly shared pricing on Monday, and as regular Xiaomi is charging extra in Europe, though beginning costs are decrease than when the Mi 10 launched. The Mi 11 will begin at 749 euros for the 8GB/128GB mannequin (converts to roughly $900, £650, AU$1,170) and 799 euros (roughly $965, £700, AU$1,250) for the 8GB/256GB mannequin. This is the worldwide model of a telephone launched in China a few months in the past, the place it fetched 3,999 yuan.
Xiaomi says it has no present plans to carry the Mi 11 stateside, and that is unlikely to alter any time quickly contemplating its ongoing authorized tussle with the US authorities. As of this writing, Xiaomi revealed solely a single system as a part of the Mi 11 sequence, however I anticipate at the very least another mannequin within the type of Mi 11 Pro based mostly on the corporate’s previous launches. Last 12 months, Xiaomi debuted the Mi 10, Mi 10 Pro and Mi 10 Ultra. Xiaomi’s Mi 11
Plenty of bundled accessoriesWhen Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 in China, it adopted Apple and Samsung’s instance and did not embrace a wall adapter. It’s placing its greatest foot ahead for worldwide markets, although, and this world model comes with a 55-watt wired charger, a USB-C adapter and one case, although the media equipment I acquired contained two.Take that, Apple (and Samsung).Xiaomi’s Mi 11 comes with a 55W charger.
Xiaomi additionally took a possibility to make what I feel is a thinly veiled jab towards Huawei, which was famously banned from utilizing Google apps together with Gmail and Google following US sanctions levelled by the Trump administration. On the aspect panel of the field, you may see, “with easy access to the Google apps you use most” inscribed.The Mi 11 contains a 120Hz show.What Xiaomi modified within the Mi 11 The Mi is Xiaomi’s most important flagship line, versus its price range Redmi and Poco sub-brands. Last 12 months’s telephone, the Mi 10, additionally served up many top-shelf specs like a easy show and quick charging, however this is what the Mi 11 modifications.Three cameras on the rear — versus 4 within the Mi 10 — and a reshuffled rear digicam module.Bumped up wi-fi charging help to 50W in comparison with 30W within the Mi 10 line.Improved show: Higher decision and speedier refresh fee.Codeveloped speaker system with Harmon and Kardon.Faster processor.Lighter than the Mi 10.
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For extra particulars on what Xiaomi modified, scroll right down to CNET’s specs chart under.The Mi 11’s 3 rear camerasThe Mi 11 boasts a revamped digicam bump taking the type of a “squircle” and a reshuffled digicam array consisting of three rear lenses: a 108-megapixel wide-angle digicam, a 13-megapixel ultrawide-angle digicam and a 5-megapixel telemacro lens, which is the equal of a 55mm lens. Xiaomi ditched the macro and depth lenses seen within the Mi 10 in favor of what Xiaomi calls a “telemacro” lens within the Mi 11. Keep in thoughts that that absence of a telephoto lens within the Mi 11 signifies that all zoom is digital. Flip the telephone round, and you may see a barely there notch on the higher left of the show that homes a 20-megapixel selfie digicam. Take a have a look at the images under to see the cameras in motion.The Mi 11’s ultrawide-angle digicam with a 123 diploma discipline of view is beneficial for taking panorama photographs.
Taken in brilliant lighting situations utilizing most important digicam.
This was taken indoors however with daylight pouring in via the home windows.
Taken with the ultra-wide digicam. Scroll right down to see the extent of element the macro lens captures.
Taken on default settings.
Screenshot by Sareena Dayaram/CNET
Taken utilizing the telemacro lens on Super Macro mode.
Example of 30x zoom.
Taken with the Mi 11’s 20-megapixel front-facing digicam.
The Mi 11 runs on Snapdragon 888Beneath the hood, the Mi 11 carries Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 888 chipset backed by 8GB RAM and 128GB or 256 GB of storage, making it a bona fide powerhouse. You most likely will not discover a right away distinction from a Snapdragon 865 processor, which is already blazing quick, however Qualcomm guarantees 25% to 35% higher CPU and GPU efficiency with the 888.The Mi 11’s 108-megapixel most important shooter is accompanied by an ultra-wide and “telemacro” lens.
The Mi 11’s flagship-level show and stable batteriesThe Mi 11 boasts a shocking waterfall display screen full with an 6.81-inch OLED panel that is exceptionally brilliant and clear regardless of the lighting situations. With a peak brightness of 1500 nits, the Mi 11 would possibly simply be the brightest telephone out there but. In addition, the Mi 11 has huge quad HD plus decision (3,200×1,440 pixels) and 120Hz refresh charges, which can be utilized collectively or dialed again a notch in case you’re making an attempt to protect battery life. Most telephones have refresh charges of 60Hz, which suggests the display screen refreshes 60 occasions in a second. 120Hz shows can look loads smoother when scrolling although webpages by comparability. There’s additionally an in-screen fingerprint reader, which Xiaomi says doubles up as a heart-rate sensor. The battery lasted me a couple of day and half with delicate use. That means I made a couple of calls, despatched some emails, watched a few YouTube movies and browsed the web. Even once you finally run out of juice, refilling the Mi 11’s 4,600-mAh battery is comparatively fast work thanks, partly, to that 55-watt wired charger I discussed earlier. Based on my exams, 15 to 20 minutes of time was ample to recharge the battery by 50% to 60%. Within 50 minutes, the battery had been utterly revitalized. Safe to say that battery nervousness will probably be a factor of the previous once you’re utilizing the Mi 11. Keep in thoughts, the Mi 11 additionally helps 50W of wi-fi and reverse-wireless charging. Mi 11’s loud and crisp audio systemOne of the options that stood out in final 12 months’s Mi 10 Pro was a pleasantly loud and crisp speaker system full with one speaker on every finish of the telephones. This 12 months Xiaomi says it has levelled up its speaker recreation by refining its audio expertise along with Harman Kardon, a decades-old audio gear manufacturing firm. I’m no audiophile, however I used to be impressed by the audio high quality on the Mi 11 even when it is not the loudest set of cell audio system on the market. Still, the audio system had been loud sufficient, and audio remained crisp even once I cranked the amount all the best way up. Plus it has a decent bass as well. Mi 10 vs. Mi 10 Pro vs. Mi 11
Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 11
Display dimension, decision
6.67-inch AMOLED, 2,340×1,080 pixels (Full HD)
6.67-inch AMOLED; 2,340×1,080 pixels (Full HD)
6.81-inch AMOLED 3,200×1,440 pixels (WQHD plus)
Weight (Ounces, Grams)
Mobile software program
108-megapixel (main), 13-megapixel (ultrawide), 2-megapixel (macro) , 2-megapixel (depth)
108-megapixel (main), 20MP (ultrawide), 12-megapixel (telephoto), 8-megapixel (telephoto)
108-megapixel (huge), 13-megapixel (ultra-wide), 5-megapixel (telemacro)
4,780 mAh (30W wired and wi-fi charging)
4,500 mAh (50W wired, 30W wi-fi charging)
4,600 mAh (55 wired, 50W wi-fi charging )
30W wired and wi-fi charging, twin stereo audio system,5G enabled, reverse wi-fi charging
50W wired, 30W wi-fi charging, twin stereo audio system ,5G enabled, reverse wi-fi charging, 90 Hz
5G enabled, 120Hz show, twin stereo audio system, 55W wired charging, 50W wi-fi charging, 10W reverse wi-fi twin SIM
Price off-contract (USD)
beginning at 799 euros, converts to $960
beginning at 999 euros, converts to about $1,200 (8GB RAM/256 GB)
beginning at 749 euros, converts to $905,