Xiaomi’s Mi 11X is the most affordable of three new Mi 11 models. While it is priced lower than the Mi 10T, it offers plenty of updated features, such as its Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, which is just one step below the current flagship level. While some phones these days focus on camera or battery performance at the expense of everything else, and others strive to be well-balanced all-rounders, the Mi 11X pro is all about its processor.
Despite this, the Mi 11X pro has other notable features as well, including its display and design. Who will this appeal to? The gaming segment is significant, and because dedicated gaming phones are usually bulky and more expensive, this approach should be appealing to many. Read on if you’re not sure if the Mi 11X pro is right for you.
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro Overview:
Mi 11X Pro design
This device looks like the Xiaomi Mi 11X (Review) and it would be incredibly difficult to tell them apart. In addition to its large 6.67-inch AMOLED screen, the Mi 11X Pro has thin bezels all around. Additionally, Xiaomi has kept the camera hole size to a minimum, and it wasn’t distracting for me. It has a slim design and curved sides that make it comfortable to hold. It weighs 196g, which is manageable.
Both the front and back of the phone are made of Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which should be able to resist scratches. I found the placement of the volume and fingerprint scanner buttons on the right side of the frame of the Mi 11X to be good. Having my thumb rest naturally on the fingerprint scanner while holding the Mi 11X Pro made unlocking it very easy. I am surprised that Xiaomi did not go for an in-display fingerprint scanner at this price point, even though the side-mounted scanner is well placed.
Left of the frame are no buttons. With Xiaomi’s phone, a stereo speaker system is used on both ends. On the top of the speaker grille there is a neatly integrated IR emitter. Below the SIM tray are the USB Type C port, the speaker and the SIM tray. In addition to being dust- and water-resistant, this smartphone from Xiaomi also has a rubber seal around the SIM slot to prevent water from entering.
The Mi 11X Pro comes with a 4,520mAh battery. A 33W charger is included in the Xiaomi box, and the company promises fast charging.
I had a Celestial Silver unit of the Mi 11X Pro, which had a gradient finish at the back and looked flashy. There were no smudges on the phone, and I didn’t have to wipe it constantly. One thing that did constantly draw my attention, other than the color, was the large camera module at the back. When placed on a flat surface, it rocks quite a bit due to the protrusion.
Mi 11X Pro performance
Watching content on the Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro’s AMOLED display felt engaging. Scrolling was super smooth thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate. Colors were punchy, and I was able to tweak the output quite easily. Outdoors, I found the display to be bright enough and did not encounter any issues with sunlight legibility.
Xiaomi has used stereo speakers that complement the display well. It is loud enough for a small room, but the speakers don’t sound very full. There is Dolby Atmos, and you can toggle this feature to hear the effect. Xiaomi’s fingerprint scanner is quick to unlock the smartphone, and it did not fail during our review period.
Benchmark scores weren’t surprising considering the high-end hardware. AnTuTu gave the Mi 11X Pro 780,671 points, which is almost as high as the Mi 11 Ultra’s score. Geekbench 5 has managed 1,136 points for its single-core test and 3,246 points for its multi-core test. In GFXBench’s T-Rex and Car Chase tests, the Mi 11X Pro scored 113fps and 60fps.
The Mi 11X Pro probably is capable of running every app and game that is available in the Play Store, given its hardware. The Mi 11X Pro defaulted to the Very High graphics setting while the High frame rate setting was selected when I played Call of Duty Mobile. After bumping the frame rate up to Very High, I was still able to play the game. My experience wasn’t affected by any stutters or slowdowns. After playing for 20 minutes, I noticed that the top half of the phone became warm to the touch.
The battery life on the Mi 11X Pro was excellent, and I was able to use the phone for over a day with no issue. The Samsung Galaxy S21 survived for about 14 hours and 53 minutes in our HD video loop test as well. The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro’s charger is quick to charge, but the device tends to get extremely hot during use. In 30 minutes, the phone reached 64 percent and in an hour, it reached 99 percent.
Mi 11X Pro cameras
A 108-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture is the highlight of the Mi 11X Pro’s triple camera system. The phone also has an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 119-degree field of view, as well as a 5-megapixel “tele macro” camera with an f/2.4 aperture and a 2X zoom. A 20-megapixel front camera sits in a tiny hole on the display of the Mi 11X Pro. It has an f/2.45 aperture. The Mi camera app remains largely unchanged from what we’ve seen previously, and switching between different shooting modes is straightforward. I think people might have a hard time finding the macro toggle because it’s a two-step process. Rather than listing it separately, Xiaomi should have listed it under the other modes.
The Mi 11X Pro locked focus quickly, and the AI could identify what I was pointing at. The photos taken with the Mi 11X Pro in daylight were good. I wish the dynamic range was better, but it captures details quite well. The smartphone also sharpens photos in post-processing, resulting in a loss of quality in the shadows. The photos are saved at 12-megapixels by default, but you can shoot at the full 108-megapixel resolution if you wish. The shots were not as bright as the ones pixel-binned at 12 megapixels, but were more detailed after magnifying.
It is possible to record video in 8K 30fps with the primary camera and in 1080p 60fps with the selfie camera. In daylight, 1080p and 4K footage was well stabilised, but low-light footage had a visible shimmer effect. You can shoot using both the primary camera and the selfie camera simultaneously with the camera app. Despite its usefulness to vloggers, footage from the selfie camera seemed unstabilized.
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Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro Specifications:
- Body: 76.4 x 163.7 x 7.8mm, 196 gm, Gorilla Glass 5, IP53 rated
- Display: 6.67-inches E4 AMOLED “DotDisplay”, 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, Gorilla Glass 5, 1300 nits (peak) brightness, MEMC, HDR10+, SGS Eye Care
- Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio, 395 PPI
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G (5nm Mobile Platform)
- CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
- GPU: Adreno 660
- Memory: 8GB LPDDR5 RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage (fixed)
- Software & UI: Android 11 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 12 on top
- Rear Camera: Triple-camera (with LED flash);
– 108MP f/1.75 primary lens, AF
– 8MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, 119º FOV
– 5MP f/2.4 telemacro sensor, 3 – 7cm (AF)
- Front Camera: 20MP f/2.45 sensor (punch-hole cutout)
- Audio: Stereo speakers with Hi-Res Audio, Dolby Atmos
- Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face unlock
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Ambient Light, Electronic compass, IR blaster, Linear motor
- Connectivity: Dual-SIM (Nano), Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS / AGPS / Glonass / Beidou / NavIC / Bluesky, USB Type-C, 4G LTE, 5G (sub-6GHz)
- Battery: 4520mAh with 33W fast charging (33W adapter provided)
- Color options: Celestial Silver, Lunar White, Cosmic Black
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro Price in Nepal & Availability
|Xiaomi Mi 11X||Price in India||Price in Nepal|
|8/128GB||INR 39,999||NPR 64,999|
|8/256GB||INR 42,999||NPR 67,999|
Xiaomi appears to have taken a page from OnePlus’ book and created a flagship killer. Hardware has not been skimped on by the company. The Mi 11X Pro is actually more powerful than the OnePlus 9R in terms of performance compared to other phones at the same price point.
The Mi 11X Pro includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor along with an AMOLED display, stereo speakers, decent cameras, and IP53 certification. MIUI 12.5 is already announced, and it promises to reduce clutter and promote less. It could have further sweetened the deal by offering faster charging similar to its competitors.
Xiaomi’s Mi 11X Pro offers a lot of value at around Rs. 67,000 if you’re looking for a powerful smartphone. In light of the small price difference between these two models, I’d recommend getting the device that has the most storage. Given OnePlus’ track record, the OnePlus 9R makes sense for those looking for better software support. An alternative to the Mi 11X Pro could be the similarly specced iQoo 7 Legend.