Xiaomi Mi 11 review

Added by on 12.30.20 | Last update 03.07.22
Xiaomi Mi 11 review

The Chinese company Xiaomi is increasingly moving away from the features of budget smartphones. Proof of this is the Xiaomi Mi 11 model, which is the first to have a Snapdragon 888, complemented by a top 2K display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and support for fast charging technology up to 50 watts.

Xiaomi Mi 11 is a powerful flagship with 50% lower price of competitors such as Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 12 Pro. Besides, he has more to offer!

Xiaomi Mi 11 Specifications

  • Release date: 2020, December 28
  • Colors: Horizon Blue, Cloud White, Midnight Gray, Special Edition Blue, Gold, Violet
  • Dimensions: 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm.
  • Weight: 196 g.
  • Screen: 6.81" in, 1440 x 3200, AMOLED
  • Camera : Triple, 108MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • Battery: 4600, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

If you are curious to find out all the details before reading the full review, visit the page for Xiaomi Mi 11 Specs, where you will find even the smallest detail about the phone.


Recently, smartphone manufacturers are paying more and more attention to cameras. Suffice it to recall the countless ways in which the modules are positioned and constructed. In Xiaomi Mi 11 you get a modern look. There is a protective glass Gorilla Glass Victus on the front panel, similar to the new flagships of the South Korean company Samsung. You are now twice as likely to scratch the screen. We turn the device and see a plastic back panel that looks like leather. The fabric is pleasant to the touch and practical.

Xiaomi has thought of its fans who want more luxury. Xiaomi Mi 11 is available in a limited series of glass with a three-dimensional drawing and signature of the founder of the Chinese company. This version weighs only 194 grams.

Although the Xiaomi Mi 11 is not waterproof, it will survive being sprayed in the rain.


If you are looking for a quality display, this Xiaomi smartphone has one. Its peak brightness is equivalent to that of Samsung's flagships - 1500 nits. It also supports HDR10+ and has QuadHD resolution. On the display of Xiaomi Mi 11 you will see HDR photos and 4K video in full brilliance. The colors are close to natural, and the refresh rate of 120 Hz works at maximum resolution.

With a display diagonal of 6.81 inches and an aspect ratio of 20:9, this model will appeal to anyone who is a fan of big screens.


The main module in Xiaomi Mi 11 is 108 MP and has been updated with better processing algorithms. Shooting speed is faster and you will enjoy the results of the night mode - excellent detail and colors. Thanks to the Snapdragon 888 with a new processor, frame processing is extremely fast.

If you like to take macro photos, Xiaomi Mi 11 will surprise you with its capabilities. The device is equipped with a module with double magnification and a tolerable resolution of 5 MP.

The ultra-wide-angle module is 13 MP, and you will get the best photos with it in HDR mode.

With the Xiaomi Mi 11 you will shoot 8K video at 24 frames per second and 4K at 60 frames per second. The front camera is capable of only 1080 pixels. The Chinese company has tried to compensate for this fact with an abundance of modes, including Hitchcock-style, LOG recording and more.


Xiaomi Mi 11 is the company's first smartphone with a 5-nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. You can count on high performance, excellent gaming performance and flawless behavior when working with several applications at once.

The smartphone is available in several variants according to the internal memory and RAM: 8GB / 128GB, 8GB / 256GB and 12GB / 256GB. The ability to expand the memory with a memory card is not provided.

Autonomous work

The smartphone is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 4600 mAh. Provides round-the-clock autonomy. If you use more heavy games, record 4K video and work mostly with high screen brightness, you will need to reload it earlier. If you watch non-stop video, the Xiaomi Mi 11 will need its charger after 9 hours.

Unsatisfactory battery life is offset by the support of fast charging technology. With a 55W adapter, you will have a fully charged battery in just 45 minutes.


Xiaomi Mi 11 deserves your attention if you are looking for flagship features at a low price. The device is easy to use, it has a modern look and a wonderful display on which to enjoy a variety of content. The Chinese company has worked on the qualities of the camera, but there is still much to be desired in terms of autonomous operation. Fast charging technology is a good attempt to correct this shortcoming.

In front of its competitors, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has three goats: a superb display, a 108-megapixel main camera and a super-fast recharge. The advantages of this model include the thin and light body, splash protection, excellent shooting in the dark, sound quality and memory.

Xiaomi Mi 11 video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Mi 11 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

Hello, I am Richard Taylor, a technology expert and journalist from the UK. I have a degree in Computer Science from the University of Birmingham. My passion is the latest technology, especially smartphones. That's why I chose to test, analyze, and write expert reviews about them. My technical expertise, combined with a deep passion for technology and years of experience, has made me a trusted source of information. Over the years, I have written reviews for various sites, but for quite some time now, I have been writing exclusively for PhonesData. You can see more about me here or read all my smartphone reviews here.

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