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Xiaomi 11i 5G Review with Pros and Cons -Pricey

Xiaomi 11i 5G Review
Xiaomi 11i 5G

Xiaomi use to launch smartphones at competitive prices in India but now that’s not the case, there is no doubt, Xiaomi 11i 5G is a bit pricey.

The phone does have its Pros and Cons which we will discuss in this review, so make sure you read the full review before your spend Rs 24,999 on the Xiaomi 11i 5G.

Xiaomi 11i 5G Price in India

Xiaomi 11i 5G is priced at Rs 24,999 for 6GB of Ram and 128GB storage while 8GB Ram and 128Gb storage variant is priced at Rs 26,999 in India. You can buy this phone from Flipkart from 12th January 2022 at noon.

By the way, Xiaomi 11i 5G rebrand of the Chinese Redmi Note 11 Pro while Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is a rebrand of Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus.

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Xiaomi 11i 5G Review

No, doubt, Xiaomi 11i 5G is overpriced and it doesn’t justify the Rs 24,999 price tag and it’s not worth buying. The phone does have powerful MediaTek Dimensity 920, 7 5G bands, a new design and even a good camera but it doesn’t worth the 25k price tag, it should have been launched at around 21k.

Now it’s not like, the phone is overpriced by five or six thousand, it’s about two or three thousand extra.

The cameras are also the same as Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, the only difference is the chipset. So yes, the performance is going to be better compared to Redmi Note 10 Series.

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The problem is MediaTek Dimensity 920 is not optimized for most of the games and that’s the reason, you can only play BGMI at smooth and high graphics.

So even the chipset is powerful, you won’t able to take full advantage. Maybe an OTA update can fix this problem but till then you have to live with what you are out of the box.

Xiaomi 11i 5G Pros and Cons

PROSCONS
120Hz AMOLED DisplayNo SD-card Slot
1200 Nits of Brightness Average Cameras
MediaTek Dimensity 920 Ads in the UI
3.5mm Audio JackOverpriced
Stereo SpeakersNo NFC
7 5G BadsPlastic Frame
67W Fast Charging SupportBit Heavy
Widevine L1 Support

Display Quality

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The Xiaomi 11i 5G comes with a 6.67-inches 120Hz AMOLED display with a pick brightness of 1200 nits while it has a 360Hz touch sampling rate.

On the rear side, it has glass but the frame is made out of plastic. By the way, the device has a boxy design and its bit heavy smartphone, the weight is about 208 grams.

The phone does have widevine L1 support that you will be able to watch FHD+ content on OTT apps while stereo speakers will give you good sound quality.

Also, the 120Hz refresh will help a lot while playing games or even using smartphones in day to day life.

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As I have said, it has 1200 nits of pick brightness which means, the device will be visible under the sunlight, the viewing angles are also good, so it will be easy to use a smartphone outdoors.

Overall, considering the price tag, Xiaomi 11i 5G does have a good display, no complaints about that.

Performance

The Xiaomi 11i 5G is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC and runs on MIUI 12.5-based on Android 11. Xiaomi should have launched with Android 12 but this is what it is now…

I’m not a big fan of MIUI, I would rather go with colour OS.

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Now, the MediaTek Dimensity 920 is a powerful processor but somehow, it’s not optimized for mobile games. You will only be able to play games smooth at a high frame rate.

The problem can be fixed with an OTA update but it depends on Xiaomi, whether they gonna go with it or not.

Other than that, there won’t be any problem while using smartphones in day to day life, it will work like butter.

Cameras

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Here comes the tricky part…

The Xiaomi 11i 5G comes with a 64MP primary sensor, 8MP ultra-wide lens, 2MP macro sensor while there is a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. The rear camera can shoot videos at [email protected] & [email protected]/60fps while the front can shoot at only [email protected]

The phone doesn’t have OIS support that means it relies on EIS.

The video footage will come out shaky but it will be useable.

Just like any other Redmi or Xiaomi phone, the camera tries to whiten the images and sometimes it tries to add bit extra red colours.

In short, the colours may pop out sometimes.

There is no doubt the cameras are good but it doesn’t worth the 25k price tag because the same image quality can be found in 20k smartphones.

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Yes, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max take the same quality images and it’s priced at Rs 19,999.

Coming to 8MP ultra-wide lens, the sensor takes some good images under the good light but when it comes to low lights, it loses out on details and it adds extra noise to the images.

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It also has a 2MP macro sensor and it’s added for number, so ignore if you can.

The 16MP sensor also takes a good image but it takes white image means, you will look more white than what you’re in real life. By the way, I didn’t find any issue with a dynamic range which is a good thing.

Overall for the price of Rs 24,999, the Xiaomi 11i 5G doesn’t have a good camera, it can be improved but no one should buy a smartphone on future promise.

Audio Quality

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Yes, Xiaomi 11i 5G has stereo speakers, so there is nothing to worry about the audio quality.

It also has a secondary noise cancellation microphone along with carrier aggregation which will help a lot in calls.

By the way, Xiaomi has also added a 3.5mm audio jack which is another plus point.

Overall, the audio and even call quality are good, with no complaints.

Battery Life

The Xiaomi 11i 5G comes with a 5,160 mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. The 67W charger will take only 49 minutes to charge from 0% to 100%.

Overall, the battery will last for a day and even if you kill the battery in the day then you can also use a 67W charger which won’t even take an hour to charge from 0 to 100%.

Xiaomi 11i 5G Vs Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G

Xiaomi 11i 5G Review

You might be confused between Xiaomi 11i 5G and Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G, so let’s tell you the difference between these two smartphones.

The only difference is battery and charging support,

The Xiaomi 11i 5G has a 5,160 mAh battery with 67W fast charging support while Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G comes with a 4,500 mAh battery with 120W fast charging support.

The rest of the specifications are the same as Xiaomi 11i 5G.

So if you want that 120W charger then you can spend extra two thousand and get Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G.

By the way, if you ask me, there is no need to spend d extra 2k for a 120W charger, 67W charger speed is good enough but still, if you want a 120W charging speed then you have the option.

Xiaomi 11i 5G FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

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

A: Yes.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11i 5G has NFC Support?

A: No.

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

A:  Xiaomi didn’t mention anything about updates but it will get at least Android 13.

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

A: It has a 120Hz refresh rate AMOLED.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11i 5G has stereo speakers?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11i 5G Widevine L1 support??

A: Yes.

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

A: Yes

Q: Does Xiaomi 11i 5G has 5G Support?

A: Yes.

Q: How Many 5G Bands does Xiaomi 11i 5G has?

A: It has 7 5G bands which include N1, N3, N5, N8, N41, N77, and N78.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11i 5G has fast charging support?

A: Yes, it has a 67W wired fast charging support.

Q: Does Xiaomi 11i 5G  has carrier aggregation?

A: Yes.

Q: Where to buy Xiaomi 11i 5G in India

A: The Xiaomi 11i 5G is available on the Flipkart India website.

Q: Alternatives of Xiaomi 11i 5G?

A: If you don’t like the Xiaomi 11i 5G then you can also take look at OnePlus Nord 2 5G, Motorola Edge 20 5G, IQOO 7 5G, and even RealMe GT ME.

Verdict

As you can tell from Xiaomi 11i 5G Review, the device is not worth buying, it doesn’t justify the 25k price tag.

Still, if you love the Xiaomi brand then it’s your money, you can buy Xiaomi 11i 5G from Flipkart.

Xiaomi has also launched another smartphone which is Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G which has a 4,500 mAh battery with 120W fast charging support and that’s it, the rest of the specifications are the same as Xiaomi 11i 5G.

So if you want that 120W charger then you can spend extra two thousand and get Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G.

Xiaomi 11i 5G Full Specifications

Launch Date6 January 2022
First Sale12 January 2022 at Noon Vai Flipkart
Display6.67-inches FHD+ AMOLED
1200 Nits of Pick Brightness
HDR10 Ready Display
Touch Sampling Rate 360Hz
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels resolution
Dimensions163.7 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm
Display ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Screen Refresh Rate120Hz Refresh Rate
BuildGlass front
Plastic Frame
Glass back
OSAndroid 11- MIUI 12.5
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)
GPUMali-G68 MC4
CPUOcta-core (2×2.5 GHz Cortex-A78 &
6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
Storage6GB Ram + 128GB Storage
8GB Ram + 128GB Storage

UFS 2.0 Storage
Card SlotNo
Rear Cameras108MP Primary Sensor
8MP Ultra-Wide
2MP Macro
Video[email protected],
[email protected]
Front Camera16MP
Video[email protected]/60fps
3.5mm JackYes
Widevine L1 SupportYes
Stereo SpeakersYes
Bluetooth Version5.2
5G SupportYes
5G BandsN1, N3, N5, N8, N41, N77, N78
NFCNo
IR BlasterYes
SensorsAccelerometer,
Ambient Light Sensor,
Proximity Sensor,
E-Compass,
Fingerprint Sensor (Side),
Gyroscope
Fingerprint SensorSide-mounted
Battery5,160 mAh (non-removable)
Charging Speed67W wired fast Charging
Charging Time1% to 100% in 49 minutes
ColoursMysterious Black,
Forest Green,
Timeless Purple,
Milky Way Blue
SAR ValueHead: 0.824W/Kg,
Body: 0.608W/Kg
Model NumberMZB0A5BIN
Weight207 Gram
Price6GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 24,999
8GB Ram + 128GB storage: Rs 26,999
In the boxXiaomi 11i 5G

67W Adapter
USB Type-C cable
Guide papers
SIM tool
Protective case
Available atFlipkart IN

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2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Devashish Singh

    January 19, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    How to buy i can’t buy this phone from any website Flipkart also what can I’d o

  2. Mine

    November 21, 2022 at 5:55 pm

    A lot of error in this article!

    For example Xiaomi Mi11i has NFC and there’s also 256GB version…

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