Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G review

Added by on 03.30.21 | Last update 11.16.21
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G review

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G and Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite differ the most in the chipset - Snapdragon 780G vs. Snapdragon 732G), and the front camera. One uses a 20-megapixel module and the other a 16-megapixel one. Although at first glance this is not a big difference, it is generally enough to have a completely different device in front of you. That is why in the following lines we will talk in more detail about the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G.

From a marketing point of view, the smartphone is a lighter version of the flagship Mi 11. The characteristics of the chipset and the camera are weaker, the weight is lighter, the dimensions are smaller.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G Specifications

  • Release date: 2021, March 29
  • Colors: Truffle Black, Mint Green, Citrus Yellow
  • Dimensions: 160.5 x 75.7 x 6.8 mm.
  • Weight: 159 g.
  • Screen: 6.55" in, 1080 x 2400, AMOLED
  • Camera : Triple, 64MP
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM7350-AB Snapdragon 780G (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 670 & 3x2.2 GHz Kryo 670 & 4x1.90 GHz Kryo 670)
  • Memory: 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM
  • Battery: 4250, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11, MIUI 12
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), 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 Lite 5G Specs, where you will find even the smallest detail about the phone.


Visually, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has its advantages over the standard version of the Mi 11 Lite. If the latter has a mirror back, then the version with support for 5G networks has frosted glass, which to the touch resembles velvet.

The smartphone will catch your eye because of the large enough for modern standards display, acceptable sizes and colors of the body - black, green and yellow.


Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G deserves your attention with its 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 240 pixels. It supports HDR + and a picture refresh rate of 90 Hz. The juicy colors of the screen are complemented by satisfying brightness. In automatic mode, the figure is 830 nits.

This model of the Chinese company supports the Always on Display function, which allows you to read important information from the phone without turning it on.


To ensure competitive performance, Xiaomi has equipped the device with a Snapdragon 780G chipset. This solution significantly changes the impression of working with Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G. In tests, it performs at the level of flagships from previous years - as an example we can give the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

Another factor that determines the success of the model is the fast RAM and storage. They allow applications to quickly switch between them. You will be impressed by the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G in this regard.

We must add that the device works at the factory with the Android 11 operating system and the latest version of the company's interface - MIUI 12.


Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G is a smartphone that offers you a main camera consisting of 3 modules. The main one is 64-megapixel, wide-angle with an aperture of f / 1.8. It is complemented by an ultra-wide-angle 8-megapixel sensor (119 degrees) with an aperture of f / 2.2 and a 5-megapixel macro camera with an aperture of f / 2.4. The camera system is almost the same as in the Mi 11 Lite.

The Camera app is typical of all Xiaomi smartphones. It is easy to use, simple and concise. Macro mode may surprise you with its location. It is a matter of practice to get used to it. The camera itself will impress you with its results, to which the autofocus also contributes. If many manufacturers use the macro camera as a marketing move, then here it is a full-fledged module. Feel free to experiment with its capabilities!

Autonomous work

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has a slim body and light weight. They suggest that you can't expect an autonomous record holder. The battery capacity may not be huge, but it is quite large - 4200 mAh. Given the brightness of the screen, even in manual mode - 500 nits, the need for a charger will be felt in moderate use during the day. Autonomy is more standard for modern smartphones.

If you use Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G for games at maximum screen brightness, you will need to recharge after a little over 5 hours. In other tasks, the device uses the battery more sparingly. As a result, you get a model worthy of its price range, on which you can rely for a whole day. If you keep the screen on, keep the charger close to you. By 6-7 o'clock the battery will be exhausted.


When considering what your new device should be, keep in mind the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G. This device looks modern, has acceptable dimensions and is light. It is suitable for users of all ages. Its screen is large enough for you to enjoy a variety of content. The macro camera definitely makes a good impression, and with a little more practice you will get high results from the front camera.

Another important point in the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G is its positioning on the market. The smartphone is elegant, stylish and made of quality plastic with a satisfactorily clean design. You can give it a unique look with a beautiful case. It is protected against moisture and dust according to the IP67 standard.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G video review

Disclaimer: The information presented in this article is based on our team's personal experience with the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G 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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