Xiaomi Mi 11 review

17 February 2021


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Its getting harder and harder to excel for each new generation of mobile phone. In some points Mi 11 delivers dissapointment. This makes Mi 10 an even better purchase.

Nick Tegrataker, 18 Feb 2021From Wikipedia: "Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of t... moreI know it's plastic but people over here can't differentiate between high end matte finish plastic vs Cheap feeling plastic. They all have this tendency to group everything into one group.
These guys do the same for Lcd vs AMOLED.
They'll praise a low end AMOLED over a high end Lcd just because it is AMOLED.

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2021I can tell 90% of my family has samsung phones. My sist... moreSo you are going to pass judgement on the S21 in hand polycarbonate back feel by comparing it to Galaxy S3??? I feel sorry that you had to go back so much into the past to dig dirt on Samsung.

  • Anonymous

Big battery but disappointing battery life. Mi 11 needs variable refresh rate.

  • Anonymous

TECH--BEAST, 17 Feb 2021Bcs the chip made by samsung fab ..its uselsss now.. and u ... moreWhat about displays and ram ??

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021It's not plastic, it's polycarbonate with a matte... moreFrom Wikipedia:
"Polycarbonates (PC) are a group of thermoPLASTIC polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures"
You're welcome.

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2021Xiaomi messed up the processor, not Samsung's fabbing ... moreNope, most likely Xiaomi couldn't have done anything about it. SD888 really isn't up to the initial expectation people had and neither are other high end mobile SoCs built on 5nm node including Exynos 2100, A14 and Kirin 9000. Snapdragon variant of S21 Ultra is also having a similar GPU overheating issue where it throttles so hard that many SD865/865+ powered devices from last year perform just as good or even substantially better under a sustained load.

  • Zzz

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021It's not plastic, it's polycarbonate with a matte... morePolycarbonate is still "scratched at level 2 with deeper grooves at level 3"

AlastairS1D, 18 Feb 2021So Between this and the S21/21+ cameras which is better? ... mores21/s21+ has a more capable camera with dedicated zoom and best in the market portraits.battery life,water resistance and built quality is even better.

No,you can not save significant battery by using a native 2K screen in 1080p mode.It must native 1080p to see a difference.

  • Anonymous

Expensive, USB 2.x, no tele - DOA. Overpriced midranger.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2021I can tell 90% of my family has samsung phones. My sist... moreWhich country are you from?

  • AlastairS1D

So Between this and the S21/21+ cameras which is better?

And can you set screen res to 1080p to save on battery like On other devices?

  • Anonymous

MrDong, 17 Feb 2021Judging from the review the Mi 10 looks like a much better ... moreXiaomi messed up the processor, not Samsung's fabbing process.

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021It's not plastic, it's polycarbonate with a matte... morePolycarbonate is plastic.

  • AnonD-973296

Anonymous, 18 Feb 2021What Pro and Ultra have this one does not - 50MP camera,... moredoesnt the mi 11 have IP68? also i dont see the reason for 120x zoom

  • mobileman

omgggg.
xiaomi really ruin it.

what and where you need phone that you must charg it every 1 hour!!!!
why,why 120hz screen??
we dont need or want it but looks its must build bcoz another have it...sad.
so after 3 yesrs battery size goes over 5kmah but bcoz screen is 144-160hz ,phone using time get shorter ..sure .its chargit fast .every 30 minutes your phone is wall connect..meaning..not use .no!
my mi 10 ismuch better and i can use it hole day.
so,now waiting apple 13,galaxy 22 or xiaomi 12...i think and hope its better...,example 5200mah battery.
finaly .xiaomi!....price is too high!
dontruibg that too!!!

  • MrDong

Daddidoo, 18 Feb 2021Fyi a14 is the throttled king of all soc its throttle after... moreA14 no longer has a thermal issue after iOS 14.3. And check TechTablets iPhone 12 Pro Max stress test. Clear to me that the phone does not have the issue. Still gets hot to the touch under load because of lack of transfer pipes etc. But the sustained performance is excellent. Mi 11 is also excellent but the Mi 10 Ultra still did better.

  • Kh

TECH--BEAST, 17 Feb 2021Bcs the chip made by samsung fab ..its uselsss now.. and u ... moreNice Joke 😂

  • Anonymous

AnonD-973296, 18 Feb 2021i dont see what the pro or even ultra would upgrade on. may... moreWhat Pro and Ultra have this one does not

- 50MP camera, probably imx766 used by reno5 pro+
- 5x periscope
- 120x digital zoom
- 2x or 3x camera
- probably faster charging like 10 ultra

* rumors say Ultra has ip68

  • Anonymous

Android-Authority, 18 Feb 2021It's always the users who never held it in their hands... moreI can tell 90% of my family has samsung phones.

My sister had S3. Even inside case, frame started to peel off.
Not even my Galaxy Pocket and Gran Prime had this issue.

Should at least have used carbon fiber, if they did not want the glass for s21.
Market is full of sub $400 with glass back.

Also, not everyone like to put case on.
Plastic gets damaged easily by keys, coins, against surfaces like wooden tables etc ..

Reality is ... S20 series sold way less than expected. Still would even without covid. Samsung is doing cuts to reverse money loss.
Otherwise, they would not use plastic on phones of that price.
Same company that had gorilla 5 and IP68 for A series in 2018. Now gorilla 3 and plastic for them.