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Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Review
Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Review

Sometime ago Xiaomi has launched the Xiaomi 11 Lite 4G and now we have an upgrade version of the same smartphone with 5G support along with the new processor.

The all-new Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is powered by Snapdragon 778G SoC and let me just say this, the has the best display quality under 30k after Moto Edge 20 5G.

We will talk about its Pros and Cons but before that let me share with you the India price of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G Price in India

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G price in India starts from Rs 26,999 for 6GB + 128GB variant while 8GB Ram + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 28,999. The device is available in Diamond Dazzle, Jaaz Blue, Tuscany Coral, and Vinyl Black color options and it will go for sale on 3rd October 2021 via Amazon.

Launch Offer

During this Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale, the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G will be priced at Rs 23,499 for the 6GB + 128GB variant while the 8GB Ram + 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs 25,499.

This is limited-time offer, so if want to buy this then make sure you order during Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale otherwise, you have to pay Rs 26,999 for the base model.

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Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Review

Xiaomi offers great value with Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G, it has the best display quality, slimmest design, fast charging support, 5G support with 11 5G bands, and it’s priced at Rs 26,999. In short, the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is a value-for-money device and it’s worth the 27k price tag, overall, it’s a killer smartphone but it’s a bit pricey.

Now, the phone does have its Pros and Cons but even after that at 27k, it’s a good option to look at.

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Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
90Hz 10bit AMOLED Display Average Audio Quality
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Small Battery Size
Powerful Snapdragon 778G SoCNight Photography Needs Optimization
33W Fast ChargingNo OIS
SD-card Slot No 3.5mm Jack
Good Camera SetupBit pricey
Slimmest Smartphone
11 5G Bands

That were the Pros and Cons of Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G, now let’s go deep down and find out whether you should spend 27k on Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G or not.

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Display Quality

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The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G comes with a 6.55-inches 90Hz AMOLED display and this is HDR 10+ display with 10-bit color support. The display brightness is 800 nits and it has a 240-touch sampling rate.

For non-techy, the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has the best display for under Rs 30,000 in India. For now, no budget smartphone offers this kind of display.

One thing to note here, most smartphones under 30k have a 120hz refresh rate display but the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has a 90Hz refresh rate, so I didn’t get why Xiaomi went with 90Hz.

Related – Best Smartphones Under Rs 25,000

In short, Xiaomi has used good quality AMOLED panels on Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G. There won’t be any problem while playing games or even watching movies.

The display brightness is also good enough to use the smartphone outdoors but still, I feel, Xiaomi could have provided 1000 nits for a better experience.

Xiaomi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both sides. Here, I would say, Xiaomi has done a good job as they didn’t use plastic on the rear side.

Overall, the display is bright enough to be in the sunlight and there is support for Wide-Vine L1 which means you can watch FHD+ content on OTT platforms.

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Design

Mi 11 Lite Review

Okay, Xiaomi is marketing this smartphone as the slimmest smartphone and that is true, so I have to talk about its design.

Now, Xiaomi has just used the Mi 11 Lite 4G design, they didn’t do anything new. So let me just borrow some paragraphs from my Mi 11 Lite 4G review, I mean, if Xiaomi can do it then why can’t I?

The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G weight is about 157gram which is low as it can get, most of the phones come with at least 180 grams of weight but Xiaomi has broken the barrier with Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G.

Mi 11 Lite Review

While the phone thickness is 6.81mm, I mean, only 6.81mm. So, yes if you like slim smartphones then you won’t find a slimmer smartphone than Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G at a Budget price tag.

When I hold the phone in my hand, I felt like, this is a dummy phone but as you can tell, it wasn’t. Also, the phone has a glass back because of that, it didn’t felt cheap.

Also, I like how Xiaomi went with minimal design, just because of that, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G looks better than any other budget smartphone.

Now, what else, I can say about the design? I can go on and on but you get my point right. Its best looking smartphone is available for under 30k.

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Cameras

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The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G comes with a 64MP primary sensor + 8MP ultra-wide + 5MP macro sensor while there is a 16MP selfie Shooter. The rear camera can shoot videos up to [email protected] while the front can record videos up to [email protected]

The phone doesn’t have OIS support, it relies on EIS which is processed by software. So don’t expect the video footage to come out of the stable.

Xiaomi has added stabilise mode in the stock camera up but it’s not very useful. OIS would have made the camera better. Xiaomi could have added the OIS but they decided to put all the money into the design.

The videos do come out well, no issue with dynamic range and even details are very good when there are good lights but when you shoot videos at night, things change.

Even at night videos do come good but it’s not as good at the 27k price tag, Xiaomi needs to work on night videography and the goes for night photography too.

Speaking of photography, the 64MP sensor does a great job at daylight but the same can’t be said for the night. Again, a little bit of optimization can make this camera better.

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This can be called above average camera setup, it can become the best but this is Xiaomi, can’t expect much.

Also, that 8MP ultra-wide is the same as the primary sensor, it takes some good images in daylight or when there are good lights. Also, don’t try to use the ultra-wide lens at night because it will lose out on details.

Now that the 5MP sensor is for marketing, don’t expect much.

Coming to a 16MP selfie shooter, this is where I feel, Xiaomi has done a good job. So if you like selfies more than photos then this could be a good smartphone for you.

Again, there is no OIS on the front camera too, so the videos will come out a bit shaky. Other than that, the front camera is good. Now, when you take images at night, there will be some noise.

Most mid-budget smartphones have the same problem, they took the best images in daylight but when it comes to night, they suffer a lot.

Overall, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has a good camera setup and considering the price tag, one should not complain about the camera.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G Performance

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 NE 5G is powered by Snapdragon 778G SoC and running on MIUI 12.5-based on Android 11. Now, we have seen the Snapdragon 778G SoC in many smartphones and it performs great whether you want to play games or watch movies.

Also, MIUI 12.5 is well optimized by Xiaomi, so there won’t be any kind of problem while using the phone in day to day life.

Now, keep in mind, the phone does come with tons of pre-installed apps which can be uninstalled but still, it comes with lots of bloatware. Also, the phone has ads in the UI which can’t be disabled 100%.

Ads can be seen on Xiaomi stock apps. Apart from that, there is nothing to worry about performance.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G comes with 5G and it has 11 5G bands including n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n41, n66, and, n77, n78.

So there won’t be an issue when 5G launches in India, the phone will be able to take advantage of the 5G network.

Overall, Snapdragon 778G is a powerful processor and it can handle almost everything. In short, don’t worry about speed.

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Audio Quality

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The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite NE 5G does stereo speakers but it’s not very good. Looks like, Xiaomi has just added the dual-speakers for number and in real life, it doesn’t feel like stereo speakers.

Again, it is better than a single speaker but it can’t be called stereo speakers.

For calling, Xiaomi has added a secondary noise cancellation microphone which works fine, no complain about calls.

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Battery Life

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The Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has a 4,250 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. Yes, the battery life is small because the device only has a 6.8 mm body.

To get that slim body, you have to sacrifice battery size.

Snapdragon 778G is battery efficient processor, so there won’t be an issue with battery life. Still, if you’re a heavy user then get ready to charge the phone, two times a day.

If you’re a casual user, who only uses the phone for social media and a little bit of gaming then you will end up with 10% to 15% battery at around 8:0 PM.

Mi 11 Lite 4G vs Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G

As you can tell from the specs, there is no huge difference between the 4G version and the 5G version, Xiami has just changed the processor, everything else is the same.

SpecsMi 11 LiteXiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G
Display6.55-inches 90Hz AMOLED Display 6.55-inches 90Hz AMOLED Display
Cameras64MP+ 8MP + 5MP Rear
16MP Front
64MP+ 8MP + 5MP Rear
16MP Front
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 778G chipset
5GNoYes
OSAndroid 11-based on MIUI 12.5Android 11-based on MIUI 12.5
Battery4,250 mAh (33W Fast Charging) 4,250 mAh (33W Fast Charging)
Price6GB+128GB: 21,999
8GB+128GB: 23,999
6GB+128GB: 26,999
8GB+128GB: 28,999

Verdict

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is a value for money device, it offers a powerful processor, good camera, fast charging, great design, good battery life, 5G support and much more and its well-priced smartphone.

Still, if you want the best cameras then you will be disappointed with the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G. No doubt, the phone has a good camera but Xiaomi has more focused on design in between, they didn’t work on cameras.

Even after that, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G value for money device as it offers, other features to feel-up the camera gap.

From my side, Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is worth the 27k price tag. You won’t face any issues while using the device in a day to day life.

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Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has a 3.5mm Audio jack?

A: No.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has AMOLED display?

A: Yes, it has a 6.55-inches 90Hz AMOLED display.

Q: What is the pick brightness of Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G?

A: It has 800 nits of pick brightness.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has NFC Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many OS updates will Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G will get?

A: Xiaomi has promised three years of OS updates and four yours of the security update for Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G.

Q: What is the screen refresh rate of the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G?

A: It has a 90Hz refresh rate.

Q: What is the touch sampling rate on Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G?

A: It has a 240touch sampling rate.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has a camera2api enabled?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How many 5G bands do Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has?

A: Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G 11 5G bands.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5Gg has fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has 33W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G has carrier aggregation support?

A: Yes.

Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date 29 September 2021
First Sale2 October 2021, at noon via Amazon
Display 6.55 inches FHD+ AMOLED
10-bit Panel
HDR10+ Support
800 Nits Pick Brightness
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions160.5 x 75.7 x 6.8 mm
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Touch Sampling Rate240 Touch Sampling rate
Screen Refresh Rate90Hz Refresh Rate
Build Glass front
Plastic frame
Glass back

IP53, dust and splash protection
OSMIUI 12.5 – Based on Android 11
ChipsetQualcomm SM7325 Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm)
GPUAdreno 642L
CPUOcta-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 670 &
4×1.8 GHz Kryo 670)
Storage 6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage

UFS 2.2 Storage
Card Slotnano-SIM + nano-SIM (no SD-card Slot)
Rear Cameras64MP Primary Sensor
8MP Ultra-Wide
5MP Telephoto macro
Video[email protected] & [email protected]

No OIS
Front Camera20MP Selfie Shooter
Video[email protected]
No OIS
3.5mm JackNo
Stereo Speakers Yes
NFCYes
Bluetooth Version 5.1
5G SupportYes
5G Bandsn1, n3, n5, n7,
n8, n20, n28,
n38, n41, n66,
and, n77, n78
IR BlasterYes
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted),
Accelerometer, Gyro Sensor,
Geomagnetic Sensor, compass
Virtual proximity sensing
Fingerprint SensorSide-Mounted
Battery 4,250 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed33W wired fast Charging
Colours Diamond Dazzle,
Jaaz Blue,
Tuscany Coral,
and Vinyl Black colour options
Model NumberSM-E426BZBGINS
Weight 157 Gram
Performance ScoreAnTuTu: 527663 (v9)
GeekBench: 2832 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 28fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 26,999
8GB Ram + 128BB storage: Rs 28,999
In the boxXiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G

Adapter 15W,
USB Type C Cable,
SIM Card Tool,
Soft Case
Screen Protect Film,
Important Info Booklet
Quick Guide
Available at Amazon

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