Xiaomi has just released another of its smartphones with exceptionally low prices: the Redmi Note 11R, which is intriguing not just because of the price but also because it is one of the most affordable phones available. The vanilla Redmi Note 11 is another gadget with an incredible quality-to-price ratio. It has been on the market for a long time and has achieved incredible street pricing. Given that these two handsets are in the same price range, we believe that many people will want to know which one is ideal for their specific needs after the arrival of the new model. We chose to address this issue by comparing the major features of the Redmi Note 11 with the Redmi Note 11R.
Despite the fact that the Redmi Note 11R is a newer model with a more unique appearance, the older Redmi Note 11 wins the design contest. Unlike the new model, the older one has a punch hole in the center instead of an unsightly waterdrop notch. Furthermore, because of the existence of thinner bezels surrounding the display, the screen-to-body ratio is greater. The back side is more simple, with more eye-catching color possibilities like the gradient blue. Finally, the vanilla Redmi Note 11 boasts a more compact body (it is even thinner) and the IP53 certification, making it dust and splash-proof. Unfortunately, the rear cover and frame of these gadgets are constructed of plastic instead of high-quality materials.
The Redmi Note 11 wins the display comparison once more. Unlike its internal opponent, it has a fantastic AMOLED display with richer colors and deeper blacks. The display measures 6.43 inches diagonally, with a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels, a refresh rate of 90Hz, and a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. The Redmi Note 11R features an IPS LCD display with a 6.58-inch diagonal, a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels, and a refresh rate of 90Hz. The vanilla version has stereo speakers in addition to superior visual quality. Both smartphones have side-mounted fingerprint readers on the power buttons, as well as an infrared connector that allows the phone to be used as a TV remote.
Specs & Performance
As you have seen, the Redmi Note 11 is unquestionably more appealing in terms of design and display. However, the Redmi Note 11R has superior hardware. First and foremost, it boasts a superior processor: the Dimensity 700 chipset from Mediatek, which is manufactured in a 7 nm process and has an octa-core architecture comprised of two Cortex A76 CPUs operating at 2.2 GHz, six Cortex A55 CPUs running at 2 GHz, and a Mali G57 MC2. If we take the most costly option of the phone, the processor is even combined with more RAM: up to 8GB of RAM, as well as 128GB of native storage in all models, extendable through a micro SD slot. Last but not least, it is 5G compatible. The Redmi Note 11 does not support 5G and is powered by the Snapdragon 680 processor, which consumes less energy but performs less well. The device is manufactured in a 6 nm technology and features an octa-core architecture that includes four Kryo 265 Gold CPUs operating at 2.4 GHz, four Kryo 265 Silver CPUs running at 1.9 GHz, and an Adreno 610 GPU. The processor may be used with up to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage.
The Redmi Note 11’s cameras outperform those of the Redmi Note 11R, with a quad camera arrangement that includes a 50MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a pair of 2MP sensors for macros and depth computation. The 11R boasts a dual camera that is underwhelming, with a 13MP primary lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
These two phones’ batteries have the same capacity: 5000 mAh. However, due to its more energy-efficient display, the Redmi Note 11 will last longer on a single charge in many instances. It also charges faster because of the 33W fast charging.
Price & Availability
The Redmi Note 11 is widely available for less than Php9,599 in the Lazada online store, whereas the Redmi Note 11R starts at $154 (roughly Php9,099) in China and is not available in other markets. The 11R is superior solely in the hardware sector; otherwise, the vanilla version is preferable.