Xiaomi Mi 11i review

Read our full review to find out how the Xiaomi Mi 11i differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 03.30.21 | Last update 11.16.21
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Xiaomi Mi 11i is another nice offer on the market. The Chinese company has tried to update it to meet the expectations of the modern consumer. The model is very similar to the Redmi K40 Pro +, but it is not a complete copy. It has a lot to offer. Here is the place to share a picture refresh rate of 120 Hz, Snapdragon 888 and a triple rear camera with a main 108 MP module.

Before reading the full review, you can familiarize yourself with the detailed Xiaomi Mi 11i specs or watch the video below the article.


  • Release date: 2021, March 29
  • Colors: Celestial Silver, Frosty White, Cosmic Black
  • Dimensions: 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm.
  • Weight: 196 g.
  • Screen: 6.67" inc, 1080 x 2400, Super 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
  • Battery: 4520, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • Operating system: Android 11, MIUI 12
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum, barometer


Visually, the Xiaomi Mi 11i has everything you need to please. The designers have carefully selected the colors of the case - silver, white and black. The black model is especially beautiful. To this pleasant impression we must add the ergonomic scanner on the side of the device and the completely frameless display, in which the 20-megapixel selfie camera is skillfully positioned. If we have to mention any downside in the design of the Xiaomi Mi 11i, it is the plastic edging.

In terms of dimensions, the smartphone is standard. It will not surprise you with too large a size, but it is not small. It weighs less than 200 grams. The pleasantly rounded edges of the case contribute to comfortable use.

On the back panel, the camera unit is located in the upper left corner - a solution that has been gradually established over the past few years. The modules are located vertically downwards, directing the gaze to one of the advantages of Xiaomi Mi 11i - the support of 5G networks.


The smartphone has a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel, whose brightness and contrast are not inferior to much more expensive models on the market. You will like the picture with its clarity and resolution 2400 x 1080. In this regard, the manufacturer has not spared. The icing on the cake is the excellent oleophobic coating of the tempered glass and the refresh rate of the image - 120 Hz. Xiaomi Mi 11i has a serious trump card compared to its direct competitors.

It is important to specify that its display has an aspect ratio of 20: 9. It occupies almost 86% of the front panel, which is quite a good indicator and indicates the minimum size of the frames. The pixel density per inch could have been higher, but given the price of the model, a trade-off is acceptable.


At the heart of the Xiaomi Mi 11i lies the most powerful processor for Android smartphones in 2021 - Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. It, along with 8 GB of RAM and Adreno 660 graphics core, will delight the user with responsiveness, smooth operation and support for various games . However, the increased power of the chipset had a negative effect on the heating of the device. The installed cooling system partially copes with the tense moments.

At the factory, the Xiaomi Mi 11i comes with the Android 11 operating system and an up-to-date MIUI interface. There are two modifications on the market depending on the size of the storage - 128 or 256 GB. Since there is no expansion option, think carefully about which model to choose. If you like to take photos and videos, prefer more memory.


The cute Xiaomi Mi 11i comes with a triple rear camera, whose main module is wide-angle, 108 MP with an aperture of f / 1.8. It is complemented by an ultra-wide 8 MP sensor and a 5 MP macro module. Xiaomi has provided an LED flash for better quality when shooting in low light conditions.

The selfie camera, although single, does a great job. It is 20-megapixel with an aperture of f / 2.5 and allows you to shoot videos with a resolution of 1080 pixels at 30 frames per second. For 8K video, use the rear camera.

Xiaomi Mi 11i can be boldly defined as a full-fledged camera phone in its price range. It does not have a telephoto lens, but is capable of taking pictures with good detail and color rendering, whether you are shooting during the day or at night.

Autonomous work

The battery capacity is 4520, which is enough to have a day and a half of active use of the device. The recharging speed is satisfactory - 33W. So in just 52 minutes you can have 100% charge.


Xiaomi Mi 11i is a nice phone with a modern look and a set of quality cameras. Its advantages include IP53 protection, 2 SIM cards, support for contactless NFC payments and the adoration of millions of infrared ports.

The quality sound and the huge display predispose to long hours of entertainment with photos, videos and movies. As a result, you have before you an affordable flagship, in which compromises are made with minor details in the exterior and cameras.

Xiaomi Mi 11i video review

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