Xiaomi Mi 11 Review: Xiaomi’s Upcoming Top-end Flagship

Xiaomi Mi 11 is the latest Xiaomi’s leading handset going to rock this year. Its top-end features and cost make it a top contending phone for the Samsung Galaxy S21.  It may enter the race of few future handsets like the OPPO Find X3 or OnePlus 9. In December 2020, we saw the Xiaomi Mi 11 at its Chinese launching occasion. However, the handset received a second worldwide launch in early February this year. This is a configuration Xiaomi be likely to follow with its Mi series of handsets. However, the worldwide launch was generally held at tech symposium MWC, which drove back this year till June.

When the fans imagine ‘Xiaomi’ they ponder of top-specs handsets that presented at mid-range costs. Though that last feature might not be entirely true in the Mi 11. As the Xiaomi Mi 11 has some striking features and specs. Before we start to analyze the Xiaomi Mi 11, we’ve gathered together everything you want to know about the handset.  Below you can get all the specs and feature details including launch date and availability. So let’s go through the article to get more about Xiaomi Mi 11.

Points to Know
  • What is this? Xiaomi’s latest leading handset
  • When is it releasing? Earlier in March 2021
  • What will it cost? Beginning at about $900/ €749 /AU$1,175 or £660

Xiaomi Mi 11 Cost and Obtainability

Xiaomi Mi 11 received the Global Unveiling event in February 2021. After that, it is launching in different countries in March. We presently have its asking price in Euros for the Xiaomi Mi 11, but not in Australian Dollars or Pounds. Due to China Ban, we’re not supposing the handset to be obtainable in the US.  But we are adding up the conversions in dollars just so you can make a hint at the handset’s cost. Here the Xiaomi Mi 11 offers two variants regarding storage and prices are different too concerning models.

xiaomi Mi 11
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For RAM of 8GB and storage of 128GB, the Xiaomi Mi 11 costs €749 about AU$1,175/ £660/ $900. If you need more space and RAM, you can obtain a 256GB/ 12GB version for €799 (around AU$1,250/ $960 / £700). A model of the handset with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage was launched in China. However, it doesn’t look like that’s receiving a worldwide release. For perspective the Xiaomi Mi 10 priced bumpily $990 /AU$1,699 / £799 with 8GB / 128GB features. So, the Mi 11 may price the same, or a bit lower, than its precursor.

Mi 11 Display and Design

The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a similar design as the build on the Xiaomi Mi 10. It seems quite alike on the front, with a ‘blow-hole’ pattern in the top-left edge for the front-selfie camera.  Though that display doesn’t just warp on the right and left boundaries as in the Xiaomi Mi 10.  However, on all four sides, the upper and lower ends also taper. It’s not the earliest handset to do this, as the Huawei P40 Pro keeps a similar approach.  Although it’s still an innovative design.

Xiaomi Mi 11
Photo credit: Gizchina

The other great design modifies from the Mi 10 in the Mi 11 is its rear snapper shunt. Instead of having a thin plumb design, there’s a square bump here. That seems to be rung with every lens set a diverse space from the lump. The phone arrives in pale blue, black, or white color variants along with two leather versions, khaki, and purple. We can’t say anything about if it is tangible leather or faux-leather prepared from artificial resources.

Xiaomi claims the Mi 11 display resolution is 2K which means that its resolution is almost 1440 x 3200p. The display here is an AMOLED pane with a 120Hz screen refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate. This display has a maximum intensity of 1,500nits which is quite large for a handset. While most of the handsets offer a max of among 500 nits and 1,000. Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a large display of 6.81 inches across that makes it one of Xiaomi’s largest handset. A great chunk of Xiaomi Mi 11 selling material turn round is Corning Gorilla Victus Glass on front and rear. Though the Corning glass on the front and back is present in many top-end phones Victus is its latest version. It looks designed to be extremely hard and sturdy that will prevent it from smashing.

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Xiaomi  Mi Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 11 will land with three rear snappers, one less than its precursor, however, quality hits over quantity. Though the rear camera comprises a larger 108MP main, 13MP ultra-wide angle, and 5MP telephoto lens. Later that the telephoto was designed to take macro and zoomed shots. The main and ultra-wide snappers match with that of Mi 10 while the third one is the great development.

Xiaomi Mi 11
Image source: Xiaomi

The Mi 10 comes with a 2MP macro lens and 2MP depth sensors but they do not work better. Conceivably the Mi 11’s 5MP camera will resolve that, and it offers the capability to zoom optically.  Though this spec was absent in the Mi 10. A fascinating latest video spec here is night videography mode. Low-light photography or Night mode is little showing ground handsets go one-on-one in. Xiaomi has stretched that to video shooting ostensibly. Other snapper modes comprise AI cinema, AI Erasure, and HDR10+ recording. Al Erasure automatically eliminates a person from the background of videos or snap. Al cinema can duplicate the look of expert film snappers. HDR10+ video recording looks to be a focus of the Xiaomi Mi 11.

 Features of Xiaomi Mi 11

SpecificationXiaomi Mi 11
DesignDimension: 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm (Glass) / 8.6 mm (Leather)
Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), glass back (Gorilla Glass 5) or eco leather back, aluminum frame
Weight 196 g
DisplaySize: 6.81 inches, AMOLED screen,
Resolution: 1440 x 3200 pixels
Storage128GB or 256GB
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset
Camerathree rear camera: 108MP main, 13MP ultra-wide 5MP telephoto snapper
8K video recording
20MP Selfie camera
RAM8GB or 12GB
Battery4600mah battery, 55W fast charging 50W wireless charging
VariantsHorizon Blue, Cloud White, Midnight Gray, Special Edition Blue, Gold, Violet

Performance of Xiaomi Mi 11

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is the first hurled handset with the Qualcomm 888 Snapdragon processor. It will probably be the processor used in many high-end handsets in 2021, which the Galaxy S21 also uses. Both Qualcomm and Xiaomi have pushed some extra-quick speeds for the processor. Another, more reasonable, tie-up here is that the Mi 11’s double speakers were adjusted by Harman Kardon, a prevalent audio trademark. So it seems like the audio for and music for movies, TV shows, and games, will sound prodigious. HK also does the tweak for various Samsung handsets.

Xiaomi mi 11 variants
Picture source: GizTop

On top of inspiring speakers, the Xiaomi Mi 11 might be a music buff’s dream handset. It also lands with a spec called Bluetooth Audial Sharing. It means you can play audio from manifold Bluetooth-connected outcomes (earphones, speakers) at a time. So two persons can enjoy music or watch a video on the same handset from diverse pairs of earphones.  The Xiaomi Mi 11 will land running MIUI 12.5 built on Android. It takes few minor twists to MIUI 12 comprising the latest wallpapers, security developments. Apparently, developments to the UI will make good use of the double speakers.


The Xiaomi Mi 11 will land with a battery of 4,600mAh power – that’s fine. However, it’s not the prime Xiaomi handset we’ve ever got. Though the size isn’t the whole thing, and until we’ve verified the handset, we can’t say about the phone’s battery life. Though the Xiaomi mi 11 offers 50W wireless and 55W wired charging for running up the handset. In few states, the Xiaomi Mi 11 doesn’t land with an in-parcel charging lump like the iPhone 12.

Therefore, you may get yourself to go for that quick wireless charging further than if you’d get from cables. In other states, though, the handset arrives with a 55W fast charging lump. In conclusion, there’s 10W Two-sided charging. Therefore, you can use Xiaomi Mi 11 as a charging rug to power up other handsets. Though the 10W charging isn’t enormously fast, it ties or hits various other handsets with the same specs.

 Substitutes and Opponents

Samsung is debatably Xiaomi’s largest competitor in the upcoming months, due to its inexpensive flagships. The €849 in Europe or $800 priced Samsung Galaxy S21 is its largest rivalry handset. It stores the similar Snapdragon 888 chipset or Exynos 2100 in many stores. It also offers a triple back camera bump, 8K video recording, a quite smooth 120Hz OLED display with wireless charging. The Xiaomi Mi 11 beats the Samsung Galaxy S21 when it goes to wireless charging and wired charging hastes. The battery capability, display resolution, and cost in Europe are also its leading specs to beat S21. In the meantime, the S21 limits out the Xiaomi handset by presenting water repellent and a hybrid telephoto snapper.

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE
Source: Android Authority

Samsung’s S20 Fan Edition 5G may also be worth noticing if you want a same-priced leading handset. It doesn’t offer the newest flagship CPU, 8K video recording, and ultra-quick charging. However, it comes with a few benefits over the Mi 11 and S21. These benefits comprise a more flexible snapper setup on paper and microSD extension. Else, the S20 FE also stores Dex upkeep, wireless charging, and a similar-sized battery as the Mi 11’s store.

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Most people like the concept of a 5G Xiaomi handset with a 108MP snapper but don’t want to pay a lot of money. So, there comes the Xiaomi Mi 10i the sub-$300 handset. It doesn’t offer a leading chipset, an OLED display with wireless charging. Though the 750G Snapdragon chipset will do the same job suitably, while the above-mentioned 108MP snapper hits above its weight. Drop-in a 120Hz, LCD, 4,820mAh large battery with 33W fast charging, and 128GB storage.  Here’s still amply to be pleased about the cost.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro

Xiaomi Mi 11 leaks
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Xiaomi hurled the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro concurrently in 2020. However, it looks like the designer is going alone with only the vanilla Mi 11 this time around. Though we have nothing to say about Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro launch. But we’re predicting it will probably unveil in the first half of 2021 if it is really coming. As for features, last year’s Mi 10 Pro offers us few concepts of what to suppose. For someone, the Pro model presented two telephoto snappers for upgraded picture quality crossways many zoom features. The handset also provided a bigger resolution ultra-wide snapper and quicker wired charging. Therefore, we could expect improved zoom quality, rapid charging, and improved ultra-wide-angle Camera in Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro version.

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