Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review

Read our full review to find out how the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 09.16.21 | Last update 05.11.23
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE ревю
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Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is minimally different from the original 5G version of the smartphone. Underneath its casing, you'll find the Snapdragon 778G 5G (6nm). In addition, you should know that the screen supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, just not protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 6, but with version 5.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE specs or watch the video below the article.

At the very beginning, while looking at the specs, you will be impressed by a few things - the design, the AMOLED screen, the flat camera unit, the fast charging technology and the support for NFC and 5G networks.


  • Release date: 2021, September 15
  • Colors: Truffle Black (Vinyl Black), Bubblegum Blue (Jazz Blue), Peach Pink (Tuscany Coral), Snowflake White (Diamond Dazzle)
  • Dimensions: 160.5 x 75.7 x 6.8 mm.
  • Weight: 158 g.
  • Screen: 6.55" inc, 1080 x 2400, AMOLED
  • Camera : Triple, 64MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4x2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Battery: 4250, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Visually, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is no different from the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G. You will like it for its light weight and convenience during operation. The juicy picture on the screen will catch your attention. Another plus point is the colorful body. The device is available in green, blue, yellow, soft pink and more.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE feels nice in your palm. So nice that you won't want to put a case on it, even though one is included.

The fingerprint scanner is side-mounted and you will easily get used to using it. As for its performance, we can say that it handles well, it is fast and accurate. You won't have to put in any effort to keep your data away from prying eyes.


Similar to the two models mentioned, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE features an AMOLED screen with the same specs. It has a high brightness reserve and pleases with its quality. The picture refresh rate is 90 Hz and you have Always-on mode.

The screen diagonal is 6.55 inches. It has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 20:9. The pixel density per inch is high at 402 pixels. As a result, you'll enjoy an excellent experience whether you're watching videos, photos, surfing the web, or playing games.


Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset. It features a set of cores - four Kryo 670 clocked at 2.4 GHz and four Kryo 670 clocked at 1.8 GHz. Its memory pleases with speed, and the 90 Hz frequency contributes to the smoothness when interacting with the smartphone.

In terms of communications, the Kryo 670 is packed to the max. The loudspeakers delight with high sound. The microphones handle the filtering of extraneous noises. We see Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6 and an infrared port available, which allows you to use the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE as a remote control.


The smartphone is equipped with an attractive and modern set of cameras. On the rear panel, you will find a triple block. The main camera there is a 64-megapixel, wide-angle and f/1.8 aperture. It's complemented by an 8-megapixel module with a 119-degree viewing angle and a 5-megapixel telemacro module. Impressively, the 5-megapixel lens can work both as a telephoto and macro lens. You'll be pleased with the decent performance of the rear camera.

The front in turn is single, 20-megapixel and wide-angle. Get ready for exciting group shots and advanced modes to edit your footage.

Autonomous operation

It's a tradition for Lite versions of Xiaomi smartphones to come with more modest batteries. Here we see a capacity of 4250 mAh and a 33 W fast charger. Tests show that the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE can serve you for 7 hours of active use without interruption. This is a decent result and given the ability to quickly restore the charge, is an argument "for" buying the smartphone.


It seems that the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is a typical representative of the smartphones of 2021. It is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to have a quality device but is not keen on playing heavy 3D games. The model is a good solution for everyday tasks. Plus, it comes in many colors and you can't help but find just the right design to suit your style.

The dimensions of Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE suggest comfortable operation, and its light weight is one of its main advantages.


  • Modern design
  • Comfortable size
  • Beautiful and large screen
  • Quality picture
  • Excellent stock graphics performance
  • Good range of cameras for the price
  • Smooth operation
  • Fast charging technology
  • IP53 standard moisture and dust protection


  • Autonomous operation
  • Could have offered more in the way of photo capabilities

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE and third-party sources. While every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, readers should keep in mind that this is a subjective assessment. The writing of this article was not paid for or sponsored by Xiaomi.

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor is a technology expert and journalist based in the UK. With a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham, he provides insightful analysis and expert reviews of the latest smartphones and technology. His technical expertise, passion for technology, and years of experience make him a trusted source in the industry.

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