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Mi 11 Lite 5G Buy or Not: Review, Specs, and Price in India

Mi 11 Lite 5G

Xiaomi is 2021 lineups of budget and midrange. Smartphones provide the best value for money. No one can deny that. we have the Redmi Note 10 and note 10S Conquering the lower midrange market while the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Pro Max carry the mid-range segment.

Then there is the mi 11X and the mi 11X Pro in the premium and semi flagship. Territory and Xiaomi recently launched yet another mid-range device from the mi 11-lite price similar to the Redmi Note 10 pro Max.

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Rating

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The Mi 11 Lite 5G is the best mobile.

Pros

Cons

My Rating
4/5

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Mi 11 Lite 5G

RS. 21,999

25 June 2021

Design

If you compared the design of mi 11 lite with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, then you’ll find the biggest differences, the mi 11 lite is one of the thinnest and lightest phones in the market.

However, that does not necessarily mean that it gives you a premium vibe while holding the phone, sure it has a nice grip, but it is a bit wider, it still is not as compact of a phone that I wish for or was led to believe.

Both the front and the back are protected by Gorilla Glass 5, which is good for its price. Still, I feel like Xiaomi should have implemented a mat back like on the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max.

The glossy finish on the backside, invites a lot of fingerprints and smudges, and since Xiaomi has also skipped on oleophobic coating here these matches and dust are more widespread than used but Xiaomi has retained on the mi 11 lite is the IP 53 dust and splash resistance.

It certainly is a step ahead of the P2 I coating that we’ve been accustomed to in previous iterations of the company’s mid-range devices. Disappointingly they mi 11 lite skips on a 3.5 mm jack. Although Xiaomi has tried to make for it, by providing a dongle inside of the box.

Display

A front You get a 6.55 inches AMOLED panel with full HD resolution and a 90 Hertz refresh rate, for the most part, this screen is quite good. It is punchy, with accurate colors, and can get sufficiently bright as well.

So, watching movies on the mi 11 lite has been quite a delight. The display is also complemented by a good set of stereo speakers. It does not get a dedicated stereo speaker setup like the Note 10 Pro Max since the secondary speaker also doubles as an earpiece, hence the audio is not as immersive or loud as the Note 10 Pro Max, but it’s good enough with balanced output.

I found the touch response to be pretty good. It does not hold up against the likes of the 11X, which boasts a 360 Hertz sampling rate. Despite this, the 11 lite to 240 Hertz. The screen offers you satisfying feedback. The vibration motor here is okayish too and nothing flagship level.

Also, thanks to the 90 Hertz refresh rate, everything from scrolling through the UI to system transitions are fairly smooth on the mi 11 lite. I have noticed micro lags and stutters now and then but it isn’t frequent enough to complain about.

If I had to choose among the two screens, I’d pick the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max since its display is the superior web, it brings a faster refresh rate as well as a higher peak brightness level plus the diameter of the punch bowl cut out on the Note 10 Pro Max. Is smaller compared to the one on the mi 11 lite?

Fingerprint Sensor

Xiaomi has once again gone with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor despite featuring an OLED screen, but I guess that is to be expected because the mi 11X pro that costs twice as much does not feature an in-display fingerprint reader either, regardless, this side-mounted fingerprint sensor is a reliable one and gets the job done

Performance

Performance-wise the mi 11 lite pretty much shares an identical spec sheet to the Note 10 Pro Max. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G coupled with either 6 or 8GB of LPDDR 4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.2 STORAGE.

The performance and my overall experience with this phone have been similar to the Note 10 Pro Max. What this translates to is mediocre performance, although it’s nothing frustrating. Lite apps open fast and multitasking between recent apps is fluent enough as well. However, I have noticed the lite heating issue on the mi 11 lite.

This is most likely because of its sleek design now because shabby has had to engineer such a slim phone, it does not leave enough internal space to dissipate heat as efficiently as with other relatively flicker phones plus, this issue is all the more evident when using the phone while its charging or when you’re using considerably resource-heavy apps.

Gaming

The mi 11 lite is not the best option out there for gaming. Of course, it can handle casual games quite well, but if you are a serious gamer, the Poco X3 Pro remains the best value for money gaming phone of 2021.  

You can play PUBG mobile on a balanced graphics setting, and you can set framerates to Ultra gets you a smooth 40 FPS gameplay and 100% FPS stability. The phone does get warm around the camera module, but it’s nothing.

If you play the Call of Duty mobile game, it runs smoothly at 60 FPS under very high graphics and very high framerates, but under this setting, the phone gets quite hot to the point where it feels a bit uncomfortable to touch. Therefore, you need to dial down the settings too high for comparatively better gameplay.

Camera

The mi 11 lite images look a bit saturated and have a slightly better dynamic range. Other than that, they are pretty much the same (like Redmi note 10 pro) in terms of color reproduction as well as details, this is quite a surprising result from these 64 megapixels.

In the ultra-wide-angle lens, mi 11 lite is lacking in detail and has a worse dynamic range. I tested quite a few Xiaomi mid-range phones; I strongly believe that. It’s high time that the company brought a better, ultra-wide-angle lens in its relatively inexpensive device. Portrait’s photos are quite good on this phone. However, subjects have high contrast and look a bit darker on the main level lite. The background blur and edge detection are also good.

The biggest downside to mi 11 lite camera is its low lite performance. The 8-megapixel camera brings better highlight processing and sharpness in both normal as well as night mode images. you can click night mode shots from the ultra-wide-angle lens on the main level lite. The mi 11 lite triple camera setup is completed by a 5-megapixel macro lens with autofocus. The macro shots are quite good, with good enough focus and ample details.

Now getting to the front camera. As expected, selfies from its 16-megapixel sensor are quite similar to the Note 10 Pro Max, the Mi 11 Lite has a wider field of view and produces comparatively higher contrast levels, but apart from that things are quite good.

It can shoot videos on 4K at 30FPS resolution and the footage is turn out marginally better stabilized than from the Note 10 Pro Max, mi 11 lite 1080P at 60FPS mode has no stabilization so for the steadiest results you will have to turn it down. 1080P 30FPS

Battery

The battery life on the mi 11 lite is pretty good, It delivered around five hours of screen on time, you will get a 4520 mAh battery with a 33-Watt adapter that takes around one hour and 10 minutes for a full charge, which is surprisingly fast.

Conclusion

The mi 11 lite worth paying extra over the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, well, the answer is a simple no and that’s because as much as I applaud Xiaomi, for bringing high tech internal components like the flexible OLED, and in a new printed circuit board and battery designed to make the meal level lite the slimmest and lightest phone of 2021.

The reality is that you will get better value with the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max and you will also get OnePlus Nord CE for a similar price, which will offer you superior performance and a better overall experience.  

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