Xiaomi Mi 11 review

17 February 2021


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  • Wes

They did both a 120hzand 60hz test for the battery of the Mi 11, but couldn't do it for the S21 Ultra, why?

Also very battery life on the Mi 11 is very poor. Enough reason not to buy it.

  • Betablocker

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 18 Feb 2021IPhone can only score high points in benchmarks like GeekBe... moreGood ol‘ Antutu? Seriously?! You know who says that you can’t compare the Android and the iPhone Version? Antutu!

PaulM, 18 Feb 2021Cameras aren't good enough, it is about time manufactu... moreThat sounds like a good idea. After all, we see a number of phones with an ultrawide camera that can also be doubled as a macro camera. So a telephoto camera that doubles up as a portrait camera isn't a bad thing.

In every review Mi 11 crashes 3DMark stress test for temperature issue.

  • Anonymous

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021Polycarbonate is easier and cheaper to replace. Plenty of s... moreSo does glass ... It pretty cheap ... Except for the iphone.

  • Anonymous

People complaining about battery endurance.
Except OP8 Pro, the other QHD phones put up similar results.
Between 78-90h.

Do not forget this new screen has 82,3% more pixels compared to mi10.


  • Anonymous

Another Flagship by xiaomi, another FAILURE..
As a Xiaomi fan, i'd never understood why they always fail in Flagship Area while they are sorta Superior in Mid-Rangers...
I'll wait for Pro/Ultra edition or even future Redmi K series

  • Anonymous

PaulM, 18 Feb 2021Cameras aren't good enough, it is about time manufactu... moreIsn't that what the S21 did?

tl;dr: just buy Mi 10T

  • Anonymous

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021I know it's plastic but people over here can't di... moreMatte finish does not make it stronger.
Zero difference between this and plastic of A series.

  • TECH--BEAST

I would pick the 870 it's better choice for me cuz i'm power user .till they fix the problem of this chip...otherwise we dun need to die from a phone explosion...

yalim, 18 Feb 2021s21/s21+ has a more capable camera with dedicated zoom and ... moreS21 and + have the same pathetic 1.1x optical zoom and 3 X hybrid that the S20 range had - it's not a dedicated zoom at all...

Nick Tegrataker, 18 Feb 2021Nope, most likely Xiaomi couldn't have done anything a... moreYup those are facts we all know. What we don't know is the reason...
Technically, 5 nm means lower power consumption and heat emission, right?

Then why are all they heating up so bad so as to give an error message in 12-15 seconds of a high end graphics test?
What is happening & why?

A company not officially repairing my Redmi 2 Prime, is citing environmental concerns to remove (rare-) fast chargers from flagships...

Amazing.

  • MrDong

i0S.-.Never.-.Again, 18 Feb 2021IPhone can only score high points in benchmarks like GeekBe... moreWatch TechTablets Antutu stress test for iPhone 12 Pro Max. Doesn’t seem to struggle much as well. Tests are done in controlled conditions. Still gets hot to the touch anyway because of lack of cooling.

  • MrDong

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021Even on iOS 14.4, it thermal throttles in heavy games like ... moreI don’t get with people using that single game to benchmark their phones. I doubt if you have played that game yourself.

I have a Samsung S20 FE 5G running on Snapdragon 865 and has some thermal solution and as I said before the framerates are horrible even at medium 30 frames settings. I also have graphical glitches which luckily I managed to get a screenshot (can show you). My iPhone 11 runs a lot smoother, but gets as warm. The optimisation of the game is very poor overall.

I think Gary Explains is right. Actually I suggest you to watch Gary Explains A14 throttling. iPhone 12 on Speed Test G benchmark barely throttles, if any, compared to the iPhone 11 Pro Max with 15% throttling under same conditions.

Cooling is important on a phone but this is not a gaming PC with lots of vapor chambers and heat pipes. Phones have many limitations when it comes to gaming.

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021Even on iOS 14.4, it thermal throttles in heavy games like ... moreIPhone can only score high points in benchmarks like GeekBench or Wildfire.
It's the good'ol Antutu test that exposes the A14 chip, where it loses 25%-30% performance over the repeated benchmarks.
Exynos 2100 seems to be in a similar category.

  • PaulM

Cameras aren't good enough, it is about time manufacturers gave up on niche close-up and portrait lenses just to get a 'four' camera count. A telephoto doubling up for close-up and portrait is a far better solution.

MrDong, 18 Feb 2021A14 no longer has a thermal issue after iOS 14.3. And check... moreEven on iOS 14.4, it thermal throttles in heavy games like Genshin Impact after 5-10 minutes and gives an average of 45fps. That's what you get, when a company cheapens out in the cooling department on a flagship phone.
Snapdragon 888 and Kirin 9000 can easily churn out 55fps and above for over an hour.

Zzz, 18 Feb 2021Polycarbonate is still "scratched at level 2 with deep... morePolycarbonate is easier and cheaper to replace. Plenty of skins are also available.