Hot Take: Xiaomi 11T series, the 11 Lite 5G NE and the Xiaomi Pad 5

20 September 2021
The Xiaomi 11T series struggles to stand out amid the Mi 11, Mi 11i and Mi 10T series, but it is not without its advantages.

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  • Dankobby

Where can I get some to buy

Skip Mi11T Pro, wait for Mi12 .. :))

  • Anonymous

Awful phone in every aspect, except for the die hard fans that only read especifications like every Xiaomi Phone

  • Anonymous

Strawhat, 20 Sep 2021Before you say that you prefer slow charging, you can alway... more120W is useless.
diminishing returns the higher and higher you go
recently they tested 200W and its about same time (10 to 15 mins)

30-60 W is sweet spot without too much waste

  • Anonymous

Fanboy of All brands, 20 Sep 2021Mi 11 is an better buy than Mi 11T Pro. In online, prices c... moreMI 11 pro is a lot more getter than the Mi 11t pro i

  • Anonymous

Marco M, 20 Sep 2021No doubt that the Realme GT Explorer ME has better camera H... moreGcam will take care of the rest.
There is are some good gcam ports as the imx 766 is popular

Marco M, 20 Sep 2021No doubt that the Realme GT Explorer ME has better camera H... moreYeah, personally don't like the hm2 because of the really slow shutter speed. Makes for a lot of blurry pics in average lighting conditions. Xiaomi's lower end flagships have been very disappointing this year in terms of cameras. They are basically not much better than their midrangers apart from 4k eis which the midrangers should have anyway. Hoping they do something different with their new CIVI line next week and finally give a good camera setup

Aierlan, 20 Sep 2021Yeah, agree. These phones are well overpriced. There are b... moreNo doubt that the Realme GT Explorer ME has better camera HW (except macro), but is let down by the camera software, espcially with that amazing main camera. They still have a long way to go in that dept. Hopefully when Pixel 6 comes, and with a similar(/same?) sensor, it will lead to awesome gcam port for the realme.

Considering just how huge BBK is, I find it strange that they don't do better when it comes to camera software. . .

I hope Xiaomi soon drops their 108MP samsung-stuff. 50MP Sensors, huge like the GN2 or rumored IMX800, or medium like the IMX766, are the way to go now.

Phones meant as good deals starting from EUR 500 really should have OIS in 2021. Phones around EUR650 should have it regardless if meant as flagship killers or not.

  • Anonymous

the early bird is not already over. on aliexpress is scheduled for the 23rd and on Amazon is not even on sale yet

Before you say that you prefer slow charging, you can always do that with one of the chargers you have laying around at home. It is certainly recommended for overnight charging. But if your battery is nearly dead and you have only 10 minutes before you need to go out, this 120W charger will look like a hero.
Nice statement peter, apple and samsung fan who have slower charger argue 120w destroy battery, but they forgot we have a slow old charger that can be used when necessary

11T series looks decent, but I'm still sticking with my more than great 10T Pro. I really see no reason to upgrade, maybe when 12T comes out, who knows.

  • Essen

The 11T range makes no sense. The Lite 5G NE exists only because Qualcomm can't supply enough of the SD780 for the non-NE Lite 5G. So if Xiaomi has to continue with the Lite 5G, they had to bring in the NE with the SD778.

Xiaomi lack slightly behind in UI

But that's easiest thing to Upgrade

  • Anonymous

This mi pad 5 is the best value in tablet world, only for350 usd while the matepad 10.4 is on 200 usd almost half of it with lesser spec choose wisely

rizki1, 20 Sep 2021Xiaomi's flagship and high end are expensive than his ... moreNothing wrong with them. They just want to make higher profit margins. The profit margin for high end phones and flagships is much higher which is why most companies ultimate goal is to succeed in the flagship market. The midrange segment is extremely price competitive so they can't afford to sell at higher profit margins as consumers in this segment are very price sensitive. Profit margins are very low in the budget and midrange sectors for brands like Redmi, Realme and IQ00.

Xiaomi's flagship and high end are expensive than his low end and mid range, What's wrong with Xiaomi? Your high end should be no more than $700 and your flagship should be about $800-$900.

Fanboy of All brands, 20 Sep 2021Mi 11 is an better buy than Mi 11T Pro. In online, prices c... moreYeah, agree. These phones are well overpriced. There are better alternatives. For the same price as the Xiaomi 11t you can also get a Realme gt explorer master edition with better main camera and better ultrawide, better selfie cam and more premium build. Arguably better chip too with the snapdragon 870. Even a Realme GT with snapdragon 888 is only 429 euro. CAs for the Xiaomi 11t pro it also makes little sense compared to a Xiaomi mi11 even a Xiaomi mi10t pro. Ok phones but poor price to performance ratio

Also, where did the Optical Image Stabilization system (OIS) go? The Mi 10T Pro has it, as do the Mi 11 and Mi 11i/11X phones. Also, no IP68 rating (just IP53) makes us feel like Xiaomi could have spent a bit more and give the phone full protection.


Lol Mi 11 doesn't have IP68 OR IP53. So how can they provide IP68? Getting IP53 is better than nothing.

Also, Mi 11i and Mi11X doesn't have any OIS. Only Mi 11 and Mi 10T Pro has it

Mi 11 is an better buy than Mi 11T Pro. In online, prices can be even the same. You get so much more