Mi 11X Pro Review: Flagship Features, Value Price

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The Mi 11X Professional might probably be a disruptive cellphone out there because of its {hardware} and aggressive worth. It matches the definition of a flagship killer because of its top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a 108-megapixel digital camera at a beginning worth of Rs 39,999. Naturally, this appears to be like very interesting to those that care quite a bit about specs. So does the Mi 11X Professional provide the type of worth for cash that may make its rivals take discover? I’ve examined it to seek out out.

Mi 11X Professional worth in India

The bottom variant of the Mi 11X Pro is priced at Rs. 39,999 in India and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The upper variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced at Rs. 41,999 which makes it solely barely costlier. Xiaomi provides the Mi 11X Professional in the identical three colors because the Mi 11X: Lunar White, Cosmic Black, and Celestial Silver.

Mi 11X Professional design

The Mi 11X Professional appears to be like an identical to the Mi 11X (Review) and it could be exhausting to inform these two aside. The Mi 11X Professional sports activities an enormous 6.67-inch AMOLED show with skinny bezels throughout. Xiaomi has additionally tried to maintain the dimensions of the digital camera gap down, and I didn’t discover it distracting. The Mi 11X Professional is slim and has curved sides which make it comfy to carry. Its weight is manageable at 196g.

Xiaomi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the entrance and the again, which ought to give you the chance to withstand scratches to some extent. The body of the Mi 11X is made out of polycarbonate, with the fingerprint scanner and quantity buttons on the precise facet, I discovered these buttons to be nicely positioned. My thumb rested naturally on the fingerprint scanner whereas holding the Mi 11X Professional, which made unlocking it very simple. Whereas the side-mounted fingerprint scanner is nicely positioned, I’m shocked to see Xiaomi not choosing an in-display one at this worth stage.

My Celestial Silver unit has a gradient end on the again

 

There aren’t any buttons on the left of the body. Xiaomi has gone with stereo audio system on the high and the underside. An IR emitter is neatly built-in into one of many holes of the speaker grille on the high. The SIM tray, USB Kind C port and essential speaker are on the underside. Xiaomi has made this smartphone IP53 mud and water resistant, and there’s a small rubber seal across the SIM tray to assist preserve water out.

You get a 4,520mAh battery on the Mi 11X Professional. Xiaomi bundles a 33W charger within the field and guarantees brief charging occasions.

I had a Celestial Silver unit of the Mi 11X Professional, which has a gradient end on the again and appears flashy. The cellphone didn’t decide up smudges very simply and I didn’t must wipe it often. Other than the color, the one factor that did seize my consideration fairly often was the massive digital camera module on the again. It protrudes fairly a bit, inflicting the machine to rock when positioned on a flat floor.

Mi 11X Professional specs

The Mi 11X Professional boasts of some spectacular specs. It has a full-HD+ AMOLED show with a 120Hz most refresh fee. That is an HDR10+ Samsung AMOLED panel with a peak brightness of 1300nits. The attractive show is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Powering the Mi 11X Professional is the Snapdragon 888 processor, which is the most effective that Qualcomm has to supply proper now. This processor can also be seen within the Mi 11 Ultra (Review), OnePlus 9 series (Review) and the lately launched iQoo 7 Legend. Xiaomi has paired the Snapdragon 888 processor with 8GB of RAM, and also you get to decide on between 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Storage is not expandable, and given the small distinction within the costs of the 2 variants, I’d advocate that you simply decide the 256GB choice.

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The Mi 11X Professional has a gap punch for the selfie digital camera

 

The Mi 11X Professional is 5G-ready and has two Nano-SIM slots, it additionally has assist for Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, twin 4G VoLTE, and 6 satellite tv for pc navigation methods together with our homegrown NavIC.

Xiaomi ships the Mi 11X Professional with MIUI 12 on high of Android 11. My unit was operating MIUI 12.0.1 and had the April Android safety patch which was the newest on the time of this evaluation. The UI is just like that of every other Xiaomi smartphone operating MIUI 12, and there are not any main adjustments that stand out. Xiaomi nonetheless preloads quite a lot of apps on the machine and likewise suggests putting in extra bloat by way of GetApps throughout setup. The ‘Look’ lockscreen carousel reveals promotional content material, and there is an choice to disable it throughout setup which I selected to do. I did discover some spammy notifications in the course of the evaluation interval, which was annoying.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Professional efficiency

The Xiaomi Mi 11X Professional has a stunning AMOLED show, and watching content material on it felt participating. Due to the 120Hz refresh fee, scrolling was tremendous clean. Colors had been punchy and I might tweak the output fairly simply. I discovered the show to be vibrant sufficient outdoor and didn’t encounter any challenge with daylight legibility.

Xiaomi has gone with stereo audio system which do justice to the show. These audio system are loud sufficient to fill a small room however they did not sound very full. There’s Dolby Atmos, and toggling this has a noticeable affect on audio. Xiaomi’s side-mounted fingerprint scanner is fast to unlock the smartphone and it by no means failed in the course of the evaluation interval.

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The Mi 11X Professional has stereo audio system with Dolby Atmos assist

 

Contemplating the top-of-the-line {hardware}, benchmark scores weren’t shocking. In AnTuTu, the Mi 11X Professional managed 780,671 factors which is nearly as excessive because the Mi 11 Extremely’s rating. In Geekbench 5’s single and multi-core checks, it managed 1,136 and three,246 factors respectively. The Mi 11X Professional additionally scored 113fps and 60fps in GFXBench’s T-Rex and Automotive Chase checks respectively.

Given the {hardware}, the Mi 11X Professional ought to have the ability to run each app and recreation on the Play Retailer. I performed Name of Obligation Cell on the Mi 11X Professional and it defaulted to the Very Excessive setting for graphics and the Excessive preset for body fee. I did bump the body fee as much as Very Excessive and the sport was nonetheless simply playable. I didn’t discover any slowdowns or stutters. I performed for 20 minutes and observed that the highest half of the cellphone grew to become barely heat to the contact.

Battery life on the Mi 11X Professional was good and the cellphone lasted me for over a day very simply. In our HD video loop check, it managed to run for 14 hours and 53 minutes which is just barely longer than what the Samsung Galaxy S21 (Review) managed. Xiaomi’s bundled 33W charger is fast to cost the Mi 11X Professional however the machine tends to get scorching within the course of. The charger acquired the cellphone to 64 % in 30 minutes and to 99 % in an hour.

Mi 11X Professional digital camera efficiency

The Mi 11X Professional has a triple digital camera system with the spotlight being a 108-megapixel major digital camera with an f/1.75 aperture. There’s additionally an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digital camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 119-degree subject of view, and a 5-megapixel “telemacro” digital camera with an f/2.Four aperture and 2X zoom. For selfies, the Mi 11X Professional has a 20-megapixel entrance digital camera with an f/2.45 aperture that sits in a tiny gap on the show. The Mi digital camera app stays unchanged from what we have seen earlier than, and switching between totally different taking pictures modes is straightforward. Switching to the Macro digital camera toggle remains to be a two-step course of and I feel it is likely to be exhausting for individuals to seek out this feature. Xiaomi ought to have listed it as a mode with all of the others as a substitute.

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The digital camera module protrudes considerably on the Mi 11X Professional

 

The Mi 11X Professional was fast to lock focus and the AI might detect what I had the digital camera pointed in the direction of. Images taken with the Mi 11X Professional in daylight had been good. It captures particulars fairly nicely although I want it had higher dynamic vary. It additionally appears that this smartphone sharpens photographs in post-processing, inflicting some loss in high quality within the shadows. Images are saved at 12-megapixels by default, however you do have the choice to shoot on the full 108-megapixel decision. These pictures weren’t as vibrant because the pixel-binned 12-megapixel ones, however had higher particulars on magnifying later.

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Mi 11X Professional ultra-wide angle digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

The ultra-wide angle digital camera does not provide the identical type of high quality, however you’ll be able to seize a really large subject of view which might assist when taking pictures difficult compositions. The output did have some distortion on the edges.

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Mi 11X Professional portrait pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Shut-up pictures taken with the Mi 11X Professional had good color replica and the cellphone managed to seize textures fairly nicely. Portraits had good edge detection and I might set the extent of blur earlier than taking a shot. The “telemacro” digital camera is an effective addition, because it lets individuals take macros with out going too near the topic.

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Low-light pictures had been first rate, and the Mi 11X Professional does job of maintaining noise underneath management. There isn’t any pointless sharpening right here. Pictures taken within the Night time mode had been brighter with higher particulars within the shadows. The ultra-wide angle digital camera didn’t fare nicely in low gentle and is best left unused in such conditions.

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Mi 11X Professional evening mode pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Selfies turned out nicely however these are softened since beautification is enabled by default. I did shoot selfies in portrait mode too, and these had good edge detection. Selfies taken at evening additionally turned out nicely sufficient.

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Mi 11X Professional lowlight selfie portrait digital camera pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Video recording tops out at 8K 30fps for the first digital camera and 1080p 60fps for the selfie digital camera. Footage was nicely stabilised at 1080p in addition to 4K, in daylight although low-light footage had a visual shimmer impact. The digital camera app has a dual-video characteristic that allows you to shoot utilizing the first and the selfie cameras concurrently. This is likely to be helpful for vloggers, however footage from the selfie digital camera did not appear stabilised.

Verdict

Xiaomi appears to have taken a web page out of OnePlus’ e book and has give you a flagship killer. The corporate has not skimped on {hardware}. In reality, the Mi 11X Professional is best geared up than the OnePlus 9R on the subject of the efficiency that they provide for a similar worth.

Other than the Snapdragon 888 processor, the Mi 11X Professional additionally provides a wonderful AMOLED show, stereo audio system, first rate cameras, and an IP53 score. The UI is one place that would do with some polish and fortunately, MIUI 12.5 which ought to cut back muddle and promotions, has already been introduced.. Xiaomi might have supplied quicker charging similar to the competitors to sweeten the deal additional.

For these searching for a strong smartphone priced at round Rs. 40,000 the Mi 11X Professional will provide numerous worth. Given the small distinction in worth between the 2 variants, I’d advocate going for the one with extra storage. For these taking a look at higher software program assist, the OnePlus 9R (Review) nonetheless is sensible given OnePlus’ observe report. The equally specced iQoo 7 Legend could possibly be one other different to the Mi 11X Professional.

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