Xiaomi Mi 11 is out in the wild, and it’s practically the flagship smartphone that you’ve come to expect from one of the biggest China-based manufacturers. However, the company has taken a different route when it released the said device. Instead of clustering several models into a family, Xiaomi Mi 11 is a lone rider in 2021. It basically means that there’s no “Pro” model. On the flip end, that makes the Mi 11 more budget-friendly to consumers looking to buy the best phone from Xiaomi.
That said, let’s check out the top features offered by Xiaomi Mi 11.
55W and 50W Fast-Charging Technologies
The most controversial thing about the Mi 11 is the fact that it doesn’t come with a charge in the box. This move comes after Apple did so with the iPhone 12 and the rest of the available iPhone on their website, citing environmental reasons. While Xiaomi is doing the same thing for the Mi 11, at least in China, there are reports that the company is still giving the 55W GaN charger in a separate box, should buyers ask for it, for free. But if wired charging isn’t your jam, you can always purchase a 50W wireless charger for the Mi 11.
Xiaomi Mi 11 can go from 0-100 percent in just 53 minutes with the proper wireless charger. On top of that, it has one of the fastest reverse wireless charging solutions at 10W.
Night Mode for Videos
Thanks to the use of Snapdragon 888, the Mi 11 has the chops to translate a huge amount of data in split seconds. It basically paved the way for Xiaomi to allow Night Mode videos on its latest flagship device. Computation photography has proven to be the bread and butter of smartphone cameras, almost always beating true cameras in terms of auto-dynamic range. However, the ability to drastically improve photo quality has finally reached videos.
Through BlinkAI, a Boston-based AI-powered imaging enhancement solutions company, the Mi 11 can deliver exceptional low-light videos through machine learning. Instead of talking about the results of this partnership, why don’t you see it for yourself? Take a look at the video below.
This is the first time, in recent memory, Xiaomi has included a 1440p resolution screen for its flagship lineup. They had included a high refresh rate in the past but had always had reservations. Thankfully, it’s different with the Mi 11, as you’re looking at a QHD 120Hz with an incredible peak brightness of 1500 nits, 5000000:1 contrast ratio, and 515ppi of pixel density. In other words, it’s a beautiful panel that shattered 13 records in DisplayMate while getting an A+ rating.
Some features that you may haven’t seen yet is Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC) that adds additional frames to 24 and 30fps videos for smoother playback. Furthermore, there’s support for DCI-P3 color gamut and HDR10+ playback. Expect highly-responsive screen touches as well with the 480Hz touch sampling rate. And yes, the refresh rate can switch to as low as 30Hz to save battery.
You can also expect better shatter resistance as the Mi 11 is using Gorilla Glass Victus, the same protection used on the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.
Matte Glass and Leather Designs
No matter how great the specs of a phone is, it’s always the outer shell that gets noticed all the time. Fortunately, Xiaomi didn’t skimp out on the design.
The Mi 11 comes in two finishes; the Horizon Blue, Frost White, and Midnight Gray models are using anti-glade frost glass that’s smooth to the touch while the Lilac Purple and Honey Beige get clad in vegan leather for a grippier experience.
Whether you’re into functionality or beauty, there’s always a choice for you.
There’s a lot to love in the Mi 11, especially for a flagship phone that has a starting price of CNY 3999(~Php29,300). Xiaomi is already prepping its global launch for the Mi 11, which should give us an idea of how much it’ll cost and when it’ll release for the global market.
Xiaomi Mi 11 specs, price, availability in the Philippines
- Display: 6.81″ AMOLED 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits peak
- Design: metal frame, Gorilla Glass Victus front, Gorilla Glass back or eco-leather back
- Dimension and Weight: 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1-8.6mm, 194-196 g
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.XX GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.XX GHz Kryo 680
- GPU: Adreno 660
- RAM: 8GB/12GB LPDDR5
- Storage: 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 non-expandable
- Main Camera: 108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚ (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro) | video up to [email protected] with EIS
- Selfie Camera: 20 MP, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm | up to [email protected]
- Connectivity & Ports: 5G, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, USB-C
- Security: face unlock, in-display fingerprint scanner
- Battery: 4600mAh(55W – 100% in 45min, 50W Wireless – 100% in 53 min, 10W reverse wireless)
- Audio: dual stereo speakers
- OS: Android 11, MIUI 12.5
- Colors: Black, White, Blue, Purple, Khaki
- Price: CNY 3999(~Php29,300), CNY 4299(~Php31,500), and CNY 4699(~Php34,500)
- Release Date: January 2021 (China)