Xiaomi Mi 11 New Edition is similar to its predecessor. However, there are a couple of innovations that are worth paying attention to. Let’s analyze the parameters of the phone to understand what the New Edition offers to Xiaomi buyers.
Just admire the excellent parameters of the smart:
We will tell you more about them and more in the following sections of the article.
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The manufacturer did not skimp on options. You can choose the Mi 11 Lite 5G NE model with 6 or 8 gigabytes of RAM. The latter are also available with different sizes of built-in storage: 128 or 256 GB. For modern needs, this amount of memory is enough. Those for whom this is not enough, it is suggested to install a microSD. The allowed capacity is up to 1 TB.
Consider that a certain amount of memory of the smart device is already occupied by the operating system and installed programs. Therefore, if you need to store a lot of large files on your phone, immediately choose models with the maximum number of gigs.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE: camera review
The triple block includes sensors:
- The main one has 64 megapixels, records videos in a maximum of 4K. Slow motion and continuous shooting are supported. AI takes part in the work, which works with staging, color rendering and contrast of frames.
- The wide-angle camera is available to the user with 8 MP and the ability to take pictures with a 119-degree viewing angle.
- Macro — the 5-megapixel sensor can record Full HD videos at 30 frames per second. Equipped with autofocus, which allows you to focus the lens clearly on the filming object. You need to hold the camera at a distance of 3-7 cm from what you want to photograph.
By the way, the additional modules have the same number of megapixels as the Xiaomi 11T Pro.
The 20-megapixel front camera is frankly good both when shooting portraits and yourself with a blurred background. The “smart” beauty filter is designed to improve your selfies. There is no autofocus on the front. Video on the front module can be shot in Full HD 30 fps and 60 fps. 4K does not pull.
The following sections are available in the camera menu: “Pro”, “Video”, “Photo”, “Portrait”. After going to “More”, we find a separate button for turning on 64 megapixels when shooting. You cannot switch between cameras without interrupting the video (for example, from macro to wide). In this tab, you can activate slow motion, Night mode, dual video, movie effects and other features.
Covered with hardened Gorilla Glass 5th generation, which perfectly protects the display in case of accidental drops of the phone from a height of up to 1.6 m. Works on the “Amoled” matrix, the resolution is FHD+. An increased display refresh rate is supported — 90 Hz. In the settings, you can switch to a lower hertz — 60, for example, to save battery power.
The picture on the 6.5-inch Amoled screen is smooth, with rich shades. True, there is no function to eliminate flickering at low brightness. However, other features designed to reduce the load on the user’s vision have been implemented. For example, reading mode.
There is no full-fledged “Always Win Display”. The screen flashes and goes out after exactly 10 seconds. To activate it again, you need to touch the display.
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Design Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE
Smart is the thinnest, only 6.81 mm of body with a height of 160.53 mm and a width of 75.73 mm. For comparison: Xiaomi 11T with similar dimensions has a thickness of 8.8 mm. The NE version fits well in the hand, the model turned out to be quite light – 158 grams.
The shell is glass, including the matte back panel. The latter can be of several colors: black, blue, pink, mint and white. If the other shades are monochromatic, then Snowflake White is an unusual effect of “snow ripples”.
The frame around the perimeter is plastic. The screen has minimal bezels on the top, bottom and sides. In the upper left corner of the display is a dark “eye” of the front panel. At the top, a little higher and in the middle, you can see the grates of the conversational speaker.
On the upper face, space was allocated for an IR port and a second microphone to provide stereo sound. This smart can be used as a universal remote control for household appliances.
On the right end there is a fingerprint scanner connected to the “ON” button. The sensor works like lightning. Next to it is a “rocker” to adjust the volume. The left side of the smart is free of any elements.
In the lower part of the case there are the most connectors, here:
- compartment for sim cards – you can put 2 sim cards or use one place for a flash card;
- main microphone;
- type-C — for charging, headphones and connection with other gadgets;
- main speaker connector.
Mi 11 Lite 5G NE does not have a minijack, let’s say Samsung does not leave its Galaxy A52 without this connector. Instead, Xiaomi included an adapter for switching from type-C to 3.5 mm in the model kit.
A block of photo modules is placed on the back panel, slightly protruding above the surface. Moreover, it turned out to be 2-level. On the upper “step” is the largest “eye” of the main camera and a little smaller – the wide-angle one. The lower level is occupied by a macro sensor and a powerful flash.
The moisture protection of the case is not declared. In the box with the mobile phone, there is a silicone pad that can be used to protect the back panel from scratches, splashes and other everyday troubles.
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Inside the smartphone is an octa-core Snapdragon 778G chip. Built according to the 6-nm process. Maximum overclocking — up to a frequency of 2.4 GHz. The processor belongs to the middle level, which does not prevent it from showing good performance and energy efficiency.
The power is also enough for gameplay. Even in complex games like “Tanks” or PUBG Mobile, it will drag on high graphics settings. Users do not notice strong heating of the case in stressful scenarios.
The smartphone is equipped with a 4250 mAh battery. It lasts a day without recharging, even with the screen hertz turned on at 90 and active use: watching videos, playing games, hanging on the Internet, making calls and messaging.
There is no wireless charging. Instead, there is an expressway. The manufacturer has carefully put a 33-watt block in the kit, with which you can recharge the battery to 100% in a little more than an hour.
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On top of the eleventh “Android” is the brand’s own shell – MIUI. 11 Lite 5G NE received the latest firmware version — 12.5. This shell is quite flexible and easy to use. There are many security profiles, its own application store, the ability to configure various elements on the desktop. Compact rectangle icons with rounded corners visually resemble shortcuts on iOS devices.
Shell version 12.5. allows the user to remove various pre-installed programs, except for a couple of really important ones, which allows you to free up space on the smartphone. The new MIUI+ firmware mode allows the phone and PC to interact with each other. For example, open an image on a large screen, reply to a message or insert screenshots from the phone to the dock on the computer.
In general, the firmware is really stable and as light as possible after the update. Soon, the twelfth “Android” and the 13th version of the proprietary skin are expected on this smart phone.
Based on the results of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE review, we can say that the sub-flagship has everything for perfect functioning: a powerful chipset, a large screen, a large memory, and autonomy. It can be used for photo and video shooting, for games and work, as well as for viewing entertainment content.
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