Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S review

Read our full review to find out how the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S differs, what our opinion of it is and whether it's worth the money.
Added by on 01.20.22 | Last update 02.14.23
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Every year the smartphone market becomes more and more attractive and full of interesting offers. Xiaomi didn't wait long from the start of 2022 and introduced several new models. Among them is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s. It belongs to the mid-price range and features beautiful looks and functionality. Its photographic capabilities have also been worked on.

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


  • Release date: 2022, January 26
  • Colors: Graphite Gray, Pearl White, Twilight Blue
  • Dimensions: 159.9 x 73.9 x 8.1 mm.
  • Weight: 179 g.
  • Screen: 6" inc, 1080 x 2400, AMOLED
  • Camera : Quad, 108MP
  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (2x2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • Memory: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM
  • Battery: 5000, Li-Po, non-removable
  • Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
  • Operating system: Android 11, MIUI 13
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


In appearance, the device has all the chances to find many admirers. It looks stylish and modern. It has nicely rounded edges and its weight is light - only 179 grams. The front panel is almost the same as its predecessor. The thick bottom bezel of the AMOLED display and the specific notch for the selfie camera remind of this.

On the rear panel, we find an updated four-camera unit. It looks a lot like the one we know from the Mi 10T smartphone.

Like the other models unveiled at the end of January, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s comes in three colours - white, grey and blue. All three colours look spectacular and will complement your style.

There is no change in the placement of the fingerprint scanner. It is located on the right side of the page.

Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s doesn't stray too far from the look of a budget device. Its body is made of plastic that is pleasant to the touch.


The smartphone features a 6.43-inch AMOLED screen that has a picture refresh rate of 90 Hz. The FullHD+ resolution helps to enjoy a better level of brightness and contrast. As a result, the picture features saturation and clarity.

In the model specs, we read that the display has a maximum brightness level of 1000 nits, which is an impressive result. Hints that you can freely handle the smartphone outdoors when the sun is shining outside. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s is an excellent choice for the beach or the mountains.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s is based on a MediaTek Helio G96 processor and Mali G57MC2 graphics accelerator. The amount of RAM is promising. You can choose between two modifications - with 6 or 8GB. The storage in turn ranges from 64 to 128 GB. In case of need, it can be increased, as there is a separate memory card slot.

About the chipset of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s, we can say that it has recently been used in the more affordable as a price Android smartphones. Its capabilities are in terms of ensuring smoothness and speed when working with a lower level of graphics. In terms of daily tasks, you are not expected to have a criticism.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s has good photography capabilities for its price. Its rear camera features a main 108-megapixel Samsung HW2 sensor, which is aided by an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens and two 2-megapixel sensors. The latter are responsible for creating macro shots and bokeh effects. Since there is no mention of the presence of optical stabilization, you can not expect excellence.

From the rear camera of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s, you can expect detailed photos with natural colors when shooting in daylight. This quality drops slightly as night approaches. This is where Dual-native ISO technology comes in, which lowers noise and enhances the lenses' sensitivity to light.

The selfie camera is a single, 16-megapixel camera and is aided by an LED flash. Both the front and rear cameras can create 1080 pixel videos. In the menu, you'll find a range of modes to create impressive footage.

Autonomous operation

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s is equipped with a non-removable battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Fewer and fewer devices on the market come with the option to it is removable. With moderate use, you can count on a charge for up to a day or two.

The Chinese company has provided a 33W fast charging feature. So in just an hour you can restore the charge from 0 to 100%. With a recharged battery, you can enjoy up to 16 hours of continuous video watching, up to 33 hours of talk time or 138 hours of music listening.

Interesting functions and features

In response to the increasingly prolonged use of smartphones, the Chinese company offers two very useful modes. One of them is Sunlight display - it guarantees you a readable screen no matter what conditions you are in. The other is Reading mode 3.0 and is designed for vision protection. You can turn it on to reduce the strain on your eyes and continue using your phone with ease.


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11s is a fresh addition to the market and offers up-to-date features for its price range. The smartphone supports contactless payments (NFC) and features improved cooling technology. Among its undeniable advantages are the large screen, fast charging feature and plenty of RAM. To these should be added a pleasingly thin body and light weight.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S video review

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