Mi 11 Quick Review, Initial Impressions: Best Affordable Flagship Under Rs 50,000?

Mi 11 is soon coming to India, and should you be waiting for it or grab the latest Galaxy S21 instead? Mi 11 is touted to be the best affordable flagship of 2021 and it will give a major competition to entry premium flagships as Galaxy S21, iPhone 12 mini, OnePlus 8T and even upcoming OnePlus 9. So, is it worth waiting for Mi 11 in India?

Mi 11 Quick Review, Initial Impressions: The Best Affordable Flagship Under Rs 50,000?

Mi 11 India launch is said happen by end of February, as recently leaked by tipster Ishan Agarwal.

Xiaomi is already prepping up on Mi 11 Global units, and Mi 11 India availability could get confirmed in a while. The Xiaomi flagship launched with the latest Qualcomm flagship chip, Snapdragon 888 and 108MP cameras.

The company is yet to announce Mi 11 Pro, the Pro model of the series. Mi 11 Lite India launch may get confirmed soon too. Mi 11 is the first phone in the world to run on Snapdragon 888 SoC. The first in the series, Mi 11 packs a wide range of features including a set of first-of-its-kind specs.

So, here goes our quick Mi 11 review with initial impressions.

Mi 11 Review, Impressions: The Best You Can Get At This Price?

Can Mi 11 beat the likes of newly launched Galaxy S21, iPhone 12 mini, OnePlus 8T and even upcoming OnePlus 9?

Let’s find out.

Design, Display

Starting with the build, it’s a sturdy finish on the out. The display and body is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. Mi 11 comes with a 6.81-inch OLED screen. It’s a Quad HD+ display offering a screen resolution of 3,200 x 1,440 pixels. The display will offer a refresh rate at 120Hz supporting 240Hz touch response rate.

The panel offers a peak brightness of 1,500 nits. 

Mi 11 offers DCI-P3 colour gamut, HDR10+ and Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation (MEMC).

Hardware, Gaming

It’s the first phone in the world to run on Snapdragon 888 SoC. Mi 11 has the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. Mi 11 benchmark scores stand at a single-core score of 1,135 and multi-core score of 3,818.

The device can run anything without any hiccups. You can also play major graphic-intensive games with ease.

Cameras, Videography

In terms of optics, Mi 11 comes with a 108-megapixel main camera. It has a f/1.85, 1/1.33 inch sensor size, 0.8 micron pixels with OIS. There is a 5-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 macro lens that has a focal length equivalent to 50 millimetres.

The main sensor sits next to the 13-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.4, 123 degree and a 5-megapixel telephoto macro sensor (f/2.4).

Mi 11 supports 8K recording with night video mode for brighter low light video.

Battery

Mi 11 packs a 4,600mAh battery supports wired Mi TurboCharge 55W and 50W wireless charging. It can easily run for a day and even more on a single charge.

Mi 11 India Price: Mi 11 Price In India?

Mi 11 price in China will start at CNY 3,999 for the base 8GB and 128GB option. It’s around Rs 45,000. As per the rumours, Mi 11 price in India may start at Rs 44,999 which will directly challenge the likes of OnePlus 9, Galaxy S21 and iPhone 12 Mini. Mi 11 Lite is said to come in India as well as a rebranded Poco F2.

Mi 11 India price will remain in the entry premium flagship category, expected to start under Rs 50,000.

Coming to other variants, the 8GB and 256GB Mi 11 mid-variant will cost CNY 4,299 (around Rs 48,000) and top-end model of 12GB with 256GB variant will be priced at CNY 4,699 (around Rs 53,000).

Mi 11 India Availability, Launch: Mi 11 India Launch When?

Xiaomi is already prepping up on Mi 11 Global units, and Mi 11 India availability could get confirmed in a while. Mi 11 India launch is expected by February / March, depending upon the global availability and Mi 11 Pro launch. The company will probably unveil Mi 11 and Mi 11 Lite (rebranded Poco F2) in the country in short intervals.

Global Mi 11 variants recently cleared FCC certification. Mi 11 Pro launch is said to happen in February, and Mi 11 global availability will be confirmed at the same event.

At FCC, Mi 11 was cleared with three memory configurations: 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB. The same models are expected to be brought to India.

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