Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge / Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G review

GSMArena Team, 30 March 2022.

Display

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G/Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, just like the Redmi Note 11 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro+ and the Poco X4 Pro 5G, share the same AMOLED screen as the Redmi Note 10 Pro. And that's just fine as the Note 10 Pro had a great screen. There are a couple of improvements, though.

First, the Note 11 Pro+ Display supports HDR10, a feature that was available on the Note 10 Pro but notably missing on every Redmi Note 11 and Poco we've met this year.

Secondly, the Note 11 Pro+ 5G screen has a faster 360Hz touch sampling rate than Note 10 Pro's 240Hz sampling.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G review

So, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G features a 6.67-inch Samsung-made Super AMOLED with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels or 395pp. It has an incredibly small perforation for the selfie camera centered up at the top. The protection is handled by a flat sheet of Gorilla Glass 5.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G's AMOLED highlights include a 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10 support, DCI-P3 color accuracy, and up to 360Hz touch sampling rate.

We have completed our display measurements, and the numbers are in line with the rest of the Note 11 Pro+ siblings. The screen has a typical brightness of 480 nits and a high maximum brightness (sunlight boost) of 760 nits. Both are excellent stats for such a display panel.

The minimum brightness is once again superb - it is just 2.4 nits at point white.

Display test 100% brightness
Black,cd/m2 White,cd/m2 Contrast ratio
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 0 479
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (Max Auto) 0 760
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G 0 470
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G (Max Auto) 0 746
Poco X4 Pro 0 477
Poco X4 Pro (Max Auto) 0 754
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 0 470
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro (Max Auto) 0 746
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 0 465
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 (Max Auto) 0 736
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro 0 457
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro (Max Auto) 0 725
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G 0 383
Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G (Max Auto) 0 800
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G 0 514
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G (Max Auto) 0 846
Poco X3 GT 0.301 429 1425:1
Poco X3 GT (Max Auto) 0.38 537 1413:1
OnePlus Nord 2 5G 0 438
OnePlus Nord 2 5G (Max Auto) 0 633
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
vivo V23 5g 0 435
vivo V23 5g (Max Auto) 0 629

Color accuracy

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G supports the DCI-P3 color space as promised. There are three different color options - Vivid (default, DCI-P3), Saturated (DCI-P3 with saturation boost), and Standard (sRGB). You can tweak the color temperature for each of these modes.

When set to the default Vivid setting, the screen reproduces accurate colors to the DCI-P3 color space except for the slightly bluish-white and gray hues. If you set the Color mode to Standard, you will get a perfect sRGB presentation - including the white and gray colors.

Refresh rate

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G display supports 60Hz (Standard), and 120Hz (Maximum) refresh rates options, and both are static modes. The 120Hz option is the default one, and it will revert back to 60Hz only when watching videos, for the camera app, and for apps that cannot support higher than 60Hz screens.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G review

Everything else, including games, run at 120Hz.

Streaming

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G comes with Widevine L1 DRM support and HDR10-capable screen. The device is fully recognized as HDR10-compatible across various streaming services, Netflix included, which is probably a first on a Redmi phone. We were able to get 1080p HDR10 everywhere.

Battery life

This Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G uses a smaller 4,500mAh battery if compared to the other Redmi Note 11 Pro models. We guess that has something to do with the 120W HyperCharge technology. So, we are trading some battery life for a 15-minute full charge. It is an interesting deal, and we feel we'd probably take this.

So, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G scored an excellent endurance rating of 106 hours. It can last a full day on 3G calls, half a day on web browsing, and 15 hours when playing videos. Those are some solid numbers, even if lower than the other Redmi Note 11 Pro models.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G review

The Pro+ offers outstanding standby performance, better than every other Redmi Note 11 released so far.

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 highlight feature of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G is its 120W HyperCharge support. The phone is bundled with the proprietary 120W brick and cable needed for this to work. The press materials claim a 0 to 100% charge time of 15 minutes, which is incredibly fast.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G review

Some Xiaomi phones have this Boost Charge Mode, which enables the fastest possible charging time. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has this mode, too, and it was not turned on by default. You can find the mode in the Battery settings.

With Boost mode off, the phone will take a couple of more minutes to get to 100% - that's because it uses 'slower' 100W charging instead of 120W, which is not because 120W is dangerous, but because the 100W is supposed to be slightly easier on the battery. Or something like that - it seems the maker is dancing around the subject.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G review

So, with the boost mode ON - it took 16 minutes for a full charge, which is in line with the PR talk and an amazingly fast speed!

Without the Boost mode, it takes 22 minutes for a full charge, which is still plenty fast.

Time to full charge (from 0%)

Lower is better

  • Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
    0:16h
  • Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (Boost OFF)
    0:22h
  • OnePlus Nord 2
    0:31h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
    0:45h
  • Poco X3 GT
    0:48h
  • Realme 9 Pro+
    0:49h
  • Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G
    1:04h
  • Realme 9 Pro
    1:14h
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
    1:21h
  • Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
    1:28h

Speaker loudness quality

The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G offers stereo speakers on its top and bottom sides, symmetrically positioned. They are advertised as linear stereo speakers by JBL with support for Dolby Atmos.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus 5G review

This premium speaker kit earned a Very Good mark on our loudness test, and it does sound pretty loud outside the studio environment, too.

Even better, we'd give these speakers an Excellent mark for audio quality as the sound they produce is deep and clean, which rich presentation across the board.

Dolby Atmos enhancement is available across various media apps like Gallery, Mi Video, YouTube, and whatnot, and it improves the sound by making it deeper and somewhat richer.

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

  • Anonymous
  • 08 Jun 2022
  • Sec

The only problem with the F3 is the slightly crappy camera . I have one.

  • Anonymous
  • 27 May 2022
  • 63x

Shipped with Android 11 out of the box? That means Xiaomi will only give ONE major OS update since pretty much everyone is running Android 12 to date.

When you can buy a 8/256 Poco F3 for 200 pound of the Xiaomi mi store in the UK with a Snapdragon 870 and similar screen and speakers why bother with redmi phones.