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Xiaomi Mi 11i Smartphone

MSRP 649 EURNEX score 70%

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Product Overview

Xiaomi Mi 11i is a more affordable derivative of the base Mi 11 in Xiaomi's 2021 lineup; it sits above the Mi 11 Lite. Compared to the Mi 11, the Mi 11i keeps the dual 5G network support as well as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It also retains a three-camera setup with a 108MP main unit, though exact setup is slightly different.
In terms of compromises, the Mi 11i uses a slightly lesser OLED display that nevertheless offers 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate. The fast charging capability is also lowered to 33W from the astounding number from the base model, joining the reduction of battery capacity.
Feature-wise, the Mi 11i trades the in-display fingerprint sensor for a side-mounted unit.
Overall, the Mi 11i offers perhaps 95+% of what the base Mi 11 does at a non-negligible discount. It can make for a compelling option if you do not demand the best in everything.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Fast Snapdragon 888 SoC
  • Long battery life
  • Good cameras
Cons
  • Not as powerful as the Mi 11 Ultra
  • Mediocre cameras

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 70% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good battery life
  • Fast charging
  • High-quality AMOLED display
  • Premium aluminum frame
  • IP68 rating
  • High-end SoC
Cons
  • No NFC
  • No wireless charging
  • Low-resolution display
  • No microSD slot
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
USB-C
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, IR blaster

Construction

Battery | Capacity
4520 mAh
Camera | Front
20MP, f/2.2, 0.8μm pixel size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
Camera | Rear | Telephoto
5MP, f/2.4, AF (3cm-10cm)
Camera | Rear | Ultra-Wide
8MP, f/2.2
Camera | Rear | Wide
108MP, 1/1.52″ sensor size, 0.7μm, 9-in-1 binning into one large 2.1μm pixel f/1.75, 7P lens
Colors
Celestial Silver, Frosty White, or Cosmic Black
Material
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front
Speakers
Dual speakers

Dimensions

Size | Depth
7.8 mm
Size | Height
163.7mm
Size | Width
76.4 mm
Weight
196 g

Display

Aspect Ratio
20:9
Brightness
1300 nits (max)
Contrast Ratio
5,000,000:1 (typical)
Display Color Depth
10-bit
Display Diagonal
6.67 inch
Display Type
Samsung E4 AMOLED (OLED)
Gamut
100% DCI-P3
Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Resolution
FHD+ (2400x1080)

Function

Audio
Dolby Atmos, Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Wireless Audio certified
Bluetooth Codecs
AAC/LDAC/LHDC
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Fast Charging
33W fast charging, 52min to 100%
GPS
Beidou: B1I+B1C+B2a 丨 GPS :L1+L5 丨 Galileo: E1+E5a 丨 GLONASS: G1 丨 QZSS: L1+L5丨NavIC L5
Graphics
Qualcomm Adreno 660 GPU
HDR
HDR10+
Operating System
MIUI 12, Android 11
Processor
Qualcomm Kryo 680
Security
Side fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
Sensor
Proximity sensor | 360° ambient light sensor | Color temperature sensor | Barometer | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | X-axis linear motor | IR Blaster
SIM
Dual SIM, 5G
Touch Screen
360Hz touch sampling rate
Video Recording | Front
FHD 60fps, HD 120fps
Video Recording | Rear
8K 30fps, 4K 60fps, FHD 240fps

Performance

Memory | Capacity
8 GB
Memory | Type
LPDDR5 3200MHz
Storage
128 or 256 GB UFS 3.1

Production

Debut
2021-03-29

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

gsmarena[1]

Sentiment Score 71%
Reviewers from gsmarena have found the following***:
Xiaomi Mi 11i is facing some serious competition in Europe. Its €650 put it up against rivals within the Mi lineup, a few Galaxies, maybe a OnePlus too. The Mi 11X Pro alter ego is placed in a different context in India, where the INR40K price tag can get you a different OnePlus.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Premium aluminum frame
  • IP68 rating
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Fast charging
Cons
  • No NFC
  • No microSD slot

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following***:
The Mi 11i doesn't have an audio jack, but external speakers can be plugged into the smartphone's USB-C port using the included 3.5 mm adapter. Wirelessly, connections are possible via Bluetooth 5.2. At 6.67 inches, it's more compact than its 6.81-inch counterpart, and it has a lower resolution of 2400x1080 pixels (compared with 3200x1440 pixels) However, the AMOLED panels are once again on par when it comes to the brightness and refresh rate.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • High-quality AMOLED display
  • High-end SoC
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Low-resolution display
  • No wireless charging

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Xiaomi Mi 11i/Mi 11X Pro review. [gsmarena]. https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_11i_11x_pro-review-2270p6.php. 2021-05-20. Retrieved 2021-05-22.
2. ^ Xiaomi Mi 11i smartphone review: One of the most affordable high-end smartphones with the Snapdragon 888. [notebookcheck]. https://www.notebookcheck.net/Xiaomi-Mi-11i-smartphone-review-One-of-the-most-affordable-high-end-smartphones-with-the-Snapdragon-888.556551.0.html. 2021-08-26. Retrieved 2021-08-27.

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