Mi 11X Pro First Impressions: New Flagship Killer?

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Xiaomi made headlines with its Mi 11 collection launch, bringing in three premium smartphones at vastly completely different value factors. The Mi 11 Extremely is a top-of-the-line flagship that boasts of spectacular {hardware} and a strong digital camera setup. On the opposite finish is the Mi 11X, which is priced beginning at Rs. 29,990 and makes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 accessible to a wider viewers. The Mi 11X Professional sits between these two fashions. It has extra highly effective {hardware} and the next decision major digital camera than the Mi 11X, and its Rs. 39,990 beginning value places it proper up in opposition to the OnePlus 9R. I bought my arms on the Xiaomi Mi 11X Professional, and listed here are my first impressions.

The Mi 11X (Review) and Mi 11X Pro look equivalent, and will probably be onerous for individuals to inform them aside. Each these smartphones are available three color choices, Cosmic Black, Lunar White, and Celestial Silver. I had the latter which seems to be a bit flashy because of its gradient end, in comparison with the opposite two. The reflective rear panel of my Mi 11X Professional made it onerous to identify fingerprints.

Mi 11X Professional in Celestial Silver has a gradient sample on the again

 

Xiaomi has targeted on construct high quality, and the Mi 11X Professional seems to be premium. On the entrance, it has a giant 6.67-inch with bezels that are not too thick. You get a full-HD+ decision and a excessive refresh fee of 120Hz. The panel is HDR10+ licensed and has a claimed peak brightness of 1300nits. There is a tiny gap for the 20-megapixel selfie digital camera.

I like the truth that Xiaomi has managed to maintain the thickness of the machine right down to 7.8mm, which makes the machine comfy to carry and use. The Mi 11X Professional weighs 196g and is nearly manageable for single-handed use. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the entrance and the again which ought to assist stop scratches to some extent.

The body of the Mi 11X Professional appears to be made out of polycarbonate, and the ability and the amount buttons are on the suitable. The facility button is positioned in the direction of the centre of the body and has an built-in capacitive fingerprint scanner. The quantity buttons are above the ability button however are nonetheless inside attain. The left aspect is naked. Xiaomi has positioned the SIM tray on the backside, alongside the USB Kind-C port and loudspeaker. The Mi 11X Professional is IP53 rated for mud and water resistance, and there’s a rubber seal across the SIM tray.

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The 108-megapixel triple digital camera setup on the Mi 11X Professional

 

You additionally get stereo audio system on the Mi 11X Professional, and there are speaker holes on the prime of the body. The telephone additionally helps Dolby Atmos sound enhancement. Xiaomi has neatly built-in an IR emitter on the highest within the speaker grille.

On the again, the massive digital camera module with three lenses is certain to catch your consideration. The first digital camera is a 108-megapixel shooter which is a substantial bounce in comparison with the 48-megapixel one on the Mi 11X. The opposite two cameras, the 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digital camera, and the 5-megapixel ‘telemacro’ digital camera are the identical on each the Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Professional. The digital camera module additionally has a microphone for higher audio high quality whereas capturing. Given the similarities between these two telephones, it is not shocking that the 4520mAh battery capability and assist for 33W quick charging are additionally equivalent.

The Mi 11X Professional is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor. It is the top-of-the-line Qualcomm processor for 2021, and has not too long ago been seen powering the Mi 11 Ultra, Vivo X60 Pro+, OnePlus 9 collection, and Asus ROG Phone 5. Xiaomi has paired this processor with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and there are two storage choices; the bottom 128GB variant is priced at Rs 39,999 and the 256GB variant is priced at Rs. 41,999. Storage is not expandable on the Mi 11X Professional, so given the small distinction in value, I’d recommend choosing the 256GB variant.

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The Mi 11X Professional will get stereo audio system which go effectively with the AMOLED show

 

Xiaomi ships the Mi 11X Professional with MIUI 12.0.1 on prime of Android 11 and my unit has the April safety patch which is pretty current. The UI could be very straightforward to make use of however the telephone does include a good quantity of bloatware preinstalled. It additionally does recommend extra apps throughout the setup course of, which I declined.

The Mi 11X Professional has assist for 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and 6 navigation techniques together with NavIC. It misses out on NFC although.

Xiaomi has priced and positioned the Mi 11X Professional proper up in opposition to the OnePlus 9R (Review). It packs in critical {hardware} whereas being comparatively reasonably priced. So is the Mi 11X Professional the proper smartphone for many who need the very best options with out paying flagship costs? Keep tuned to Devices360 for the total evaluation.

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