Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra 5G in for review

19 April 2021
Is this the camera king to rule them all?

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  • Religious Playboy

Replicant , 20 Apr 2021My Ultrawide is slightly better than the one one Mi 11 Ultr... moreMi 11 Ultra does 8k/4k60 on all cameras with pro mode for photo/video on all lenses.
Don't forget 1920fps 1080p video (Huawei did that... but at 720p)

  • George

Religious Playboy , 20 Apr 2021"All the reviews i've seen until today have prove... moreI judge based on Mi 11 vanilla and Mi 10 phones for which it has been a while and have not improved enough to beat Samsung and Apple although on paper these phones have very good specs. Unless for you these are already super old phones and should be forgotten so lets focus only on the latest one the Mi 11 Ultra and nothing else for the next few months and so on.
Btw from your point of view i should just go and buy this super expensive phone just to find out if it's indeed the best out there. No thanks i've done such mistakes many times with Xiaomi devices. Reviewers exist for a reason no matter how much you love to hate them and they are very successful especially during the pandemic where the stores in many European countries are closed and you can not even see from up close a new smartphone nowadays.
However i have of course tried and bought many phones already so i do have the right to judge and you don't need to know how and why i do that.
My opinion will for sure not affect any fanboy anyways. It will always be their job to throw a new excuse just to reverse any negative comment no matter how true fact it is.

  • Norwegian Gangster

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Well, the Mi 10 Ultra was the camera king last year until t... moreBut the difference in camera is so less that the MI wins easily... as people aren't buying the sensors separately, they buy the whole phone.. With Huawei's situation, most people aren't going to buy it.

  • Anonymous

Well, the Mi 10 Ultra was the camera king last year until the Mate 40 Pro. Mi 11 Ultra will be the camera king until the P50 Pro? Someone help Huawei.

  • Norwegian Gangster

blazko95, 20 Apr 2021The telephoto zoom and the Bokeh blur on the Mi 11 Ultra ca... moreI own a mi 10T Pro.
I got no issues with camera. It is pretty reliable.

Stop watching YouTube reviews.... as everyone rushes to post them in an attempt to be the first. A phone receives a lot of updates after launch. These software fixes are never covered by any reviewer.

  • Replicant

blazko95, 20 Apr 2021The telephoto zoom and the Bokeh blur on the Mi 11 Ultra ca... moreThe S21 Ultra fixed the bokeh issue that was present on S20 ultra by using focus enhancer mode which can also get automatically activated by the AI.
A simple software fix that Xiaomi shouldn't have a problem with.

  • Replicant

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021This one is better than your Find X3 pro as well... My Ultrawide is slightly better than the one one Mi 11 Ultra but overall I agree it's a better overall camera than anything else on the market.
S21 Ultra only better at 10x zoom and beyond during the day.

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021How many times people have to mention that it was running o... moreThe telephoto zoom and the Bokeh blur on the Mi 11 Ultra cannot be fixed via software though. It looks like it will be the same scenario as the S20 Ultra from last year.

Also the color inconsistency is actually the easiest thing to get right, even on pre-release models. So they kinda blew it. I handled/seen many high end Mi 10 Pro /10t Xiaomi phones and they also have a really unreliable camera. Xiaomi needs to fix their software.

  • Anonymous

Replicant , 20 Apr 2021It is within acceptable units otherwise they won't be ... moreThis one is better than your Find X3 pro as well...

  • Anonymous

Guys don't be hesitant to buy this phone... even if it's the Chinese edition.
I ordered one, cost me around 1150 Euros for 512gb marble white edition.
It's premium beauty. Easily the best phone on the market.

  • Anonymous

George, 19 Apr 2021Old news! We have seen already so many other reviews so it ... moreWhat are you going on about. The software inconsistencies can easily blamed on beta software. All those reviewers have said that this is the best overall camera on the market.
DxOMark agrees with me as well.

can wait for review, but i am too poor to buy this phone

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Apr 2021High SAR like usual? I heard that Sony is going to have bad sales as usual, profits which are 1000000% less than Xiaomi's.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 19 Apr 2021Because high SAR affects health. Other brands can make ph... moreDoesn't "SAR" stand for Sony About to Retire??

  • Anonymous

blazko95, 20 Apr 2021MrWhoseTheBoss made photo comparison between the S21 Ultra ... moreHow many times people have to mention that it was running on pre-release software.
Do you know how inconsistent the camera was on the S21 Ultra at launch, not to forget terrible video recording on Exynos compared to Snapdragon?
It all was fixed with updates. Xiaomi will fix these issues with phones shipped to customers at global launch.

  • Replicant

Anonymous, 19 Apr 2021Because high SAR affects health. Other brands can make ph... moreIt is within acceptable units otherwise they won't be allowed to sell.
You Sony Boyzzzz have nothing better to do than nitpick.
Your Xperia garbage pales in comparison to this.

Anonymous, 20 Apr 2021Lol, Samsuck is using the same tiny sensor as last year. It... moreMrWhoseTheBoss made photo comparison between the S21 Ultra and Mi 11 Ultra.

Sure the sensor is bigger but Xiaomi's software is trash. The sensor is only better in low light night photos and that's it. Also there is a lot of color inconsistency where each different camera has completely different colors (sometimes to bright, or dark, or too saturated, etc).

The M11 Ultra also has a focusing problem, due to a large sensor and the bad lens (kinda like the S20 ultra had last year with the ToF camera). It gives a bokeh effect, that some people like, but its too strong and it spills over onto the centered and focused close object. It boasts with a Macro mode, but the Samsung ultrawide camera actually does the macro mode better with a 2x more of a close up.

And the telephoto zoom is really bad. It only has one 5x periscope and its really bad at catching light. The S21 wins with a double 3x and 10x periscope. Xiaomi's 120x zoom claim is basically fake. He even made the comparison and Xiaomi can only make somewhat still good images at max 10x or 30x zoom, while the S21u makes comparably as good images at 70X and makes really good images at like 10x and 30x zoom.

  • Religious Playboy

George, 19 Apr 2021Old news! We have seen already so many other reviews so it ... more"All the reviews i've seen until today have proven the same old story with Xiaomi smartphones pending updates forever to fix their issues which from my experience never really happens in fact or at least the way you expect it to happen."

This is what happens when you judge a brand based on online reviews without actually using the brand itself.
Even worse thing to do.... is to judge a flagship 📱 like this based on MIUI running on budget devices 3-4 years back.

  • Anonymous

Youtuber mrwhosetheboss showed that screen dims automatically after continuous benchmark testing. Can you pls test that. Is it a dealbreaker?

  • Religious Playboy

The King 👑 has arrived at the Gsmarena headquarters.