Mi 11X First Impressions: Premium Specs at an Attention-Grabbing Price


Xiaomi’s model new Mi 11 Ultra “superphone” and 75-inch QLED TV could be getting all the eye after last week’s big launch event, but it surely’s the far more inexpensive Mi 11X that we’ll be specializing in immediately. Whereas nonetheless comparatively inexpensive even by “flagship killer” requirements, the Mi 11X seems to be like an aspirational telephone that gives up-to-date {hardware}, versatile cameras, and plenty of little touches that set it aside from the low-cost crowd. It is priced beginning at Rs. 29,999 and goes up in opposition to the OnePlus Nord (Review) and Realme X7 Pro 5G (Review), amongst others. Here is a fast first take a look at what the Mi 11X has to supply.

You might have a selection of three colors, the pretty simple Lunar Whilte and Cosmic Black, plus a Celestial Silver possibility which seems to be prefer it has a barely tinted gradient. The rear panel of my black assessment unit is extraordinarily shiny and reflective, and picked up very seen fingerprints inside moments of pulling off the protecting plastic wrapper. Fortunately, a easy clear case is included within the field.

When it comes to design, there are some similarities to the just lately launched Redmi Notice 10 collection, significantly the flattened high and backside, the fingerprint sensor on the facet, and the format of the digital camera module. The Mi 11X seems to be extra sedate, although. If you happen to assume it seems to be very acquainted, you may need seen protection of the Redmi K40, which launched in China a short time in the past, and appears to be pretty much the same phone with a special model identification.

This can be a comparatively tall and huge telephone, due to its 6.67-inch display screen. The 7.8mm thickness and 196g weight make it comparatively simple to deal with, and the digital camera bump is just not too pronounced. Whereas shiny, the rear panel fortunately is not slippery. There’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the entrance in addition to the rear, and apparently the corporate claims an IP53 score for water and dirt resistance.

One of many large highlights is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, which we have additionally simply seen within the OnePlus 9R (Review) and Vivo X60 Pro (Review), though each these telephones are significantly costlier. The Mi 11X is out there with 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM for Rs. 29,999 however this variant appears moderately pointless since you will get 8GB for just a bit extra at Rs. 31,999. Storage is 128GB (UFS 3.1) for each, and there is not any microSD slot for growth.

One other main characteristic is the high-quality show panel. Xiaomi has gone with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ 120Hz HDR10+ panel. The corporate claims a formidable peak brightness of 1300nits, and 100 % DCI-P3 color gamut protection. The panel can be mentioned to be energy environment friendly to assist lengthen battery life. Whereas the opening for the entrance digital camera is surprisingly small, Xiaomi has as soon as once more added a silver ring round it which will be very distracting.

The Mi 11X has a extremely reflective rear panel product of Gorilla Glass 5


Talking of that, there is a 4,520mAh battery which appears about common for this phase. The Mi 11X comes with a 33W USB-PD charger and will be capable to cost absolutely in underneath an hour, according to Xiaomi. We’ll be testing battery life and charging pace in our full assessment. Different noteworthy specs embody Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, and dual-band GPS plus help for NavIC. When it comes to audio, you get stereo audio system, Dolby Atmos enhancement, and wired and wi-fi high-res audio certification. Sometimes for a Xiaomi telephone, there’s an Infrared emitter on the highest.

That brings us to the cameras – advertising and marketing takes a backseat right here since there is not any “quad digital camera” or 108-megapixel essential sensor to boast of. As a substitute, you get a comparatively humble-sounding 48-megapixel f/1.79 essential digital camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide digital camera, and a 5-megapixel “telemacro” digital camera with 2X zoom, which sounds similar to what we just lately noticed on the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (Review). Whereas these specs do sound fundamental, we’ll have to attend for the total assessment so as to consider the standard of captured pictures and movies. Xiaomi does say that the Mi 11X has three mics for improved audio recording.

As for software program, Xiaomi ships the Mi 11 collection with its MIUI 12, and there’s some promoting and promotional content material. The corporate has beforehand promised that every one of it will disappear in MIUI 12.5 however we do not have a launch date for that but.

We’ll dive into the overall efficiency of the Mi 11X in our full assessment, arising quickly. We’ll additionally consider its capabilities in relation to gaming, images, battery life, software program, and normal ease of use. Until then, do tell us within the feedback part what you concentrate on this telephone and the way it stacks up in opposition to the competitors priced beneath Rs. 30,000.

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