Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro review

GSMArena Team, 11 March 2022.

Display

The Redmi Note 11 Pro, just like the Note 11 Pro 5G, borrows its AMOLED panel from the Note 10 Pro. It's a 6.67-inch Samsung-made AMOLED screen of extended Full HD resolution and 120Hz refresh rate support. It comes with Gorilla Glass 5 protection and has an impressively tiny punch-hole around the top.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro review

The OLED panel is flat, and its exact resolution is 1,080 x 2,400 pixels or 395ppi - up to par with the competition. It supports a 120Hz refresh rate and DCI-P3 color space. There is no official mention of HDR10 video support.

The first order of business is our traditional display measurements, and they turned out to be identical to the Note 11 Pro 5G's, which was to be expected as the screens are identical.

The Note 11 Pro's display has a typical maximum brightness of 470 nits, but it can be much brighter when the automatic sunlight boost kicks in - about 750 nits. These numbers match, or even exceed Xiaomi's official specs.

Finally, the minimum brightness at point white we measured was just 2.4 nits - the same as on the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G.

Display test 100% brightness
Black,cd/m2 White,cd/m2 Contrast ratio
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 0 470
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro (Max Auto) 0 746
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G 0 470
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Max Auto) 0 746
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 0 457
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Max Auto) 0 725
Realme 9 Pro+ 0 433
Realme 9 Pro+ (Max Auito) 0 613
Realme 9 Pro 0.288 461 1601:1
Realme 9 Pro (Max Auto) 0.385 567 1473:1
Realme 8 Pro 0 454
Realme 8 Pro (Max Auto) 0 627
Realme 8 0 458
Realme 8 (Max Auto) 0 657
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G 0 383
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Max Auto) 0 800
Motorola Edge 20 0 466
Motorola Edge 20 (Max Auto) 0 650
Samsung Galaxy A32 0 393
Samsung Galaxy A32 (Max Auto) 0 814
Poco X3 GT 0.301 429 1425:1
Poco X3 GT (Max Auto) 0.38 537 1413:1

Color accuracy

The Redmi Note 11 Pro's display, just like the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, supports DCI-P3 wide color space. The display's settings offer three different color models - Vivid (default, DCI-P3), Saturated (DCI-P3 with saturation boost), and Standard (sRGB). You can tweak the color temperature for each mode.

The default Vivid option is tuned to reproduce DCI-P3 faithfully, and we found it to be fairly accurate, excluding the slightly bluish-white and gray colors. Standard, on the other hand, has a perfect accuracy to sRGB, including the white and gray hues.

Refresh rate

The Redmi Note 11 Pro display supports 60Hz (Standard) and 120Hz (Maximum) refresh rates; both are static options. The default 120Hz option always uses 120Hz and reverts to 60Hz only for video playback and across apps that cannot support higher than 60Hz.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro review

The GPU of the Redmi Note 11 Pro is rather weak, and even if high refresh gaming is theoretically possible, we doubt you will be able to run games at higher than 60fps even on lower graphics settings.

Streaming

The Redmi Note 11 Pro has Widevine L1 DRM support out of the box, and it can stream Full HD content from all popular video services. There is no HDR10 video support on the phone HDR video streaming is out of the question.

Battery life

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro, like many of the previous Note models, is powered by a large 5,000mAh battery. The phone employs the Helio G96 chipset by MediaTek, which is built on a 12nm manufacturing process compared to the 6nm Snapdragon 695 5G chip inside the Note 11 Pro 5G model. We still expect good battery scores, just not as good as the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G's.

So, the Redmi Note 11 Pro indeed posted a rather good endurance rating of 100 hours, 15 hours less than the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 10 Pro.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro review

The Redmi Note 11 Pro sure aced the talk time test, and did good on the on-screen tests, but not as good as the 5G model - it scored 2 hours less on the web and nearly 6 hours less on video playback.

All test results shown are achieved under the highest screen refresh rate mode. You can adjust the endurance rating formula manually so it matches better your own usage in our all-time battery test results chart where you can also find all phones we've tested.

Charging speed

The upgraded 67W Mi Fast Charging since the Redmi Note 10 Pro is a truly welcome change and makes the whole charging experience feel flagship-like. Redmi Note 10 Pro maxed out at 33W charging, which is still plenty fast, but 67W is one of those upgrades a sequel needs.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro review

We tested the Note 11 Pro with the bundled 67W power adapter, and the charging times are outstanding. It takes the battery from 0% to 45% in merely 15 minutes, while 30 minutes will give you a 78% battery charge.

30min charging test (from 0%)

Higher is better

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro
    78%
  • Realme 9 Pro+
    77%
  • Poco X3 GT
    75%
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
    74%
  • Motorola Edge 20
    68%
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
    65%
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
    53%
  • Realme 9 Pro
    52%
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    50%
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
    39%
  • Samsung Galaxy A32
    25%

A full charge requires just 48 minutes on the 67W charger, which is incredibly fast for a lower mid-range smartphone.

Time to full charge (from 0%)

Lower is better

  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
    0:45h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro
    0:48h
  • Poco X3 GT
    0:48h
  • Realme 9 Pro+
    0:49h
  • Motorola Edge 20
    1:01h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
    1:13h
  • Realme 9 Pro
    1:14h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    1:21h
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
    1:28h
  • Samsung Galaxy A32
    2:19h

There is no wireless charging on the Redmi Note 11 Pro. There is no reverse wired charging available either.

Speakers - loudness and quality

The Redmi Note 11 Pro has two symmetrically placed speakers, just like the 5G model. They sit behind grills on the top and bottom sides. Of course, the speaker above the screen has two outlets - one front-facing and one top-firing.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro review

While the top speaker, which also acts as an earpiece, is slightly quieter than the bottom one, the sound is incredibly balanced and rich when listening and/or watching media in either portrait or landscape orientation. So, kudos to Xiaomi for tuning the two pieces rather great.

So, the Redmi Note 11 Pro scored a Very Good mark on our loudness test, just like the Note 11 Pro 5G and the Note 10 Pro.

The sound quality is nearly identical to the Redmi Note 10 Pro, but not as good as the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. While the 5G model offered an improved thump in the lows, we find it lacking in the vanilla version. Still, we can hear good mid and high tones, and there is some minor bass available, so we'd say the audio quality is somewhere between Good and Very Good.

There is no Dolby Atmos enhancement on the Redmi Note 11 Pro, as opposed to the 5G version.

Use the Playback controls to listen to the phone sample recordings (best use headphones). We measure the average loudness of the speakers in LUFS. A lower absolute value means a louder sound. A look at the frequency response chart will tell you how far off the ideal "0db" flat line is the reproduction of the bass, treble, and mid frequencies. You can add more phones to compare how they differ. The scores and ratings are not comparable with our older loudspeaker test. Learn more about how we test here.

Reader comments

  • Very
  • 30 Sep 2022
  • uSV

Anyone feels like the phone is slow and not smooth? Is it just me? I feel like a 2 year old phone is smoother than this.

This phone is the reason why i never stop using my note 8 pro lol xiaomi is crazy, how can my note 8 pro is better than this note 11 pro, i think redmi best at 8 pro , thats why xiaomi stop update miui lol

  • Aman
  • 24 Aug 2022
  • gM}

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