A big beautiful 120 hertz display, the fastest processor on the market and an unusual new camera bump.
No, we’re not talking about the $1200 Samsung Galaxy S 21 Ultra, What I am describing the XIAOMI newest flagship, the MI 11.
Hey everyone, I’m Serena coming to you from sunny Hong Kong and basically this video is going to be a video about my first thoughts on the V 11.
So, this is not a review video.
In fact, there were no pricing details on the [UNKNOWN] 11 at the time of this recording, but in China, this phone did fetch 3,999 ren which converts to roughly US$615 For full transparency Xiaomi actually sends me review units ahead of their global launches.
But don’t worry, this will not affect my analysis or thoughts on the device.
So I spent maybe two days testing the Mi 11.
And it’s been fun because the me really has a lot going for it.
Let’s break it down The mi 11 has a stunning six and a half inch OLED display with wide Quad HD plus resolution.
So that’s 3200 by 1440 pixels, it houses Qualcomm’s newest Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Rox 108 megapixel main shooter and has one of the best speaker systems around Plus with a peak brightness of 1500 nits it might just be the brightest phone available yet.
Before we dive any deeper though, let’s back up for a moment and talk inbox accessories.
Now when Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 in China it went the way of Apple and Samsung by not including a wall adapter.
It’s putting its best foot forward for international markets though, as this global version comes with a 55 watt wired charger, a USBC adapter and one case the media kit I was given had two cases though.
Take that Apple asked for the camera the Mi 11 has a new bump taking the form of a skwerkel and a reshuffled camera array consisting of three rear lenses as opposed to the main tents for There’s that 108 megapixel wide camera, a 13 megapixel ultra wide camera and a five megapixel tele macro lens which is the equivalent of a 55 millimeter lens.
In general the Mi 11 made it easy to take crisp photos in bright conditions.
Zoom on the Mi 11 isn’t a strong suit though.
I mean, the phone doesn’t have a telephoto lens to lean on.
But there is 30 times digital zoom.
And even though zooming that far makes your subject look more like a watercolor painting, it’s still wild that you can get so close even if it’s not on the same level as the 100 times zoom seen on some Samsung phones.
The macro lens was surprisingly good though.
Take a look at these photos of my slacks.
This is the ultra wide shot.
Now here’s the default and here’s the macro photo.
Look at that level of detail, just wow.
As I said earlier, the Mi eleven carries the new Snapdragon eight hundred and eighty eight chipset under its hood, backed by eight gigs RAM and one hundred and twenty eight or two hundred and fifty.
The six gigs of internal storage, you probably won’t notice an immediate difference from a Snapdragon 865 processor which is already blazing fast.
But Qualcomm says it has 25% and 35% better CPU and GPU performance than the Snapdragon 865 Moving on to battery life battery lasted me about a day and a half with mild use.
But even when you eventually run out of juice refilling the Mi 11 4600 milliamp hour battery is quick work, thanks in part to the 55 watt wired charger which is included in box Based on my early tests 15 to 20 minutes of time was sufficient to recharge the battery by 50 to 60%.
And within 15 minutes the battery had been completely revitalized.
Keep in mind am 11 also supports 50 watts of wireless charging and reverse wireless Charging two.
Now for the speaker system.
We don’t already had good speakers, but Xiaomi leveled up its speaker game in the Mi 11.
Refining the audio experience with the help of Harman Kardon, a decade’s old audio equipped.
Different company, I’m no audio fan but I love my music and I was impressed by the audio quality on the Mi 11, which had a tight bass.
The speakers were loud and audio remained crisp, even when I crank the volume all the way up.
So that wraps up my first impressions video but I’d love to hear from you.
What do you think about this goal?
Would you buy it?
Are you relieved It comes with a wall adapter?
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