Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review

GSMArena Team, 18 Sept 2021.

A familiar triple-camera setup

As we already pointed out, there's no difference in the camera hardware between the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G and the New Edition. The same 64MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, 1/1.97" sensor size and 0.7µm pixel size leads the pack along with a common 8MP, f/2.2, 1/4.0", 1.12µm ultrawide camera. The 5MP f/2.4 macro shooter with autofocus is here to stay too.

Selfies are shot using a 20MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, 1/3.4" sensor size and 0.8µm pixels.

And even though the ISPs are different in the previous and the new edition, Xiaomi has made sure consistency is on point. We didn't find any difference in how the 11 Lite 5G and the 11 Lite 5G NE handle daylight and low-light scenes. We didn't see any discrepancy in the Night mode's performance too.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review

That's great news because we were pleased by the standard 11 Lite 5G's camera performance in the first place. Still, we have some daylight and low-light camera samples for you to enjoy. For the full assessment, you can refer to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G review.

Daylight samples

Here are some daylight samples with the main camera, 2x zoom crop from the main camera, ultrawide and, of course, macro.

Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1105s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1042s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/886s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1139s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/873s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/224s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/659s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera daylight samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/689s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Main camera daylight samples

Main camera 2x zoom samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1156s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera 2x zoom samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1139s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera 2x zoom samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/284s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera 2x zoom samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/476s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera 2x zoom samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/649s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera 2x zoom samples - f/1.8, ISO 50, 1/1073s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Main camera 2x zoom samples

Ultrawide camera daylight samples - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1486s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Ultrawide camera daylight samples - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1530s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Ultrawide camera daylight samples - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1340s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Ultrawide camera daylight samples - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/1486s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Ultrawide camera daylight samples - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/2529s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Ultrawide camera daylight samples - f/2.2, ISO 50, 1/940s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Ultrawide camera daylight samples

Macro camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 52, 1/50s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Macro camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 1191, 1/20s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Macro camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 164, 1/50s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Macro camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 418, 1/25s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Macro camera samples - f/2.4, ISO 159, 1/33s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Macro camera samples

Low-light samples

Can't go without some low-light samples as well.

Main camera low-light samples - f/1.8, ISO 773, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera low-light samples - f/1.8, ISO 2120, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera low-light samples - f/1.8, ISO 2188, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera low-light samples - f/1.8, ISO 1822, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera low-light samples - f/1.8, ISO 1799, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera low-light samples - f/1.8, ISO 1627, 1/25s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Main camera low-light samples

Main camera Night mode samples - f/1.8, ISO 780, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera Night mode samples - f/1.8, ISO 1984, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera Night mode samples - f/1.8, ISO 2306, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera Night mode samples - f/1.8, ISO 1741, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera Night mode samples - f/1.8, ISO 1767, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Main camera Night mode samples - f/1.8, ISO 816, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Main camera Night mode samples

The 2x zoom mode supports Night mode too.

Low-light 2x zoom samples: Normal - f/1.8, ISO 1975, 1/14s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light 2x zoom samples: Night mode - f/1.8, ISO 2396, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light 2x zoom samples: Normal - f/1.8, ISO 787, 1/20s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light 2x zoom samples: Night mode - f/1.8, ISO 1686, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light 2x zoom samples: Normal - f/1.8, ISO 1362, 1/25s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light 2x zoom samples: Night mode - f/1.8, ISO 686, 1/10s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Low-light 2x zoom samples: Normal • Night mode • Normal • Night mode • Normal • Night mode

The ultrawide quality can also be improved by using Night mode.

Low-light ultrawide samples: Normal - f/2.2, ISO 819, 1/17s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light ultrawide samples: Normal - f/2.2, ISO 1664, 1/17s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light ultrawide samples: Normal - f/2.2, ISO 1616, 1/17s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light ultrawide samples: Night mode - f/2.2, ISO 801, 1/13s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light ultrawide samples: Normal - f/2.2, ISO 700, 1/25s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review Low-light ultrawide samples: Night mode - f/2.2, ISO 569, 1/14s - Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review
Low-light ultrawide samples: Normal • Normal • Normal • Night mode • Normal • Night mode

Here's how the primary camera on the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE stacks against the rest of the competition in the controlled environment of our Photo Compare Tool.

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Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE vs. OnePlus Nord 2 and the Realme GT Master Edition in our Photo compare tool

Video recording

And here are the video samples using the main and the ultrawide cameras. The ultrawide caps at 1080p while the main one can go up to 2160p@30fps.

Once you are done with the real-life scenarios, take a look at our video compare tool to see how the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE stacks against the other phones we've reviewed.

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2160p: Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE vs. OnePlus Nord 2 and the Realme GT Master Edition in our Video compare tool

Reader comments

  • Scandidave

Mi 11 lite has received the updated in Europe!

  • Scandidave

Snapdragon 870 don't overheat! Xiaomi had to use the lesser 778G because of shortage of chips;

  • piku

There is no DC Dimming in Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE