Xiaomi Mi 11X Review: The New Flagship Smartphone

Xiaomi Mi 11X Review
Xiaomi Mi 11X Review: The New Flagship Smartphone

We’ve just gotten our hands on the Xiaomi Mi 11X, the latest flagship smartphone from Xiaomi. It’s a successor to the Xiaomi Mi11, and it’s got some new features to make it stand out.

Xiaomi’s latest flagship device is the world’s first 5G foldable phone. The Mi 11X has the same features as the Mi 11, only with more. It’s a bit heavier, it has a bigger screen, and it has a higher resolution.

The 11X is better for those who require more performance. The Mi 11 has a better battery life and a lower cost. The 11X is a better choice if you want a 5G phone.

The Mi 11X is a true do-it-all device, with top-of-the-line specs and features. It has a 6.39” display with 1080x2340 pixels resolution and a water drop notch.

It is powered by the Snapdragon 730 chipset and comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie OS and has a 48MP rear camera and a 20MP front

The Xiaomi Mi 11X Unboxing

Xiaomi launched the Mi 11X at a press event in China, yesterday. The new smartphone comes as the successor to the Mi A2 which is the company's most affordable handset in the new series. 

The new device also features some improvements over its predecessor and the upcoming Mi A3 smartphone that's expected to launch in the coming weeks. The smartphone boasts a 6.39-inch full HD+ display, which is actually a water drop notch on top. 

The smartphone has a similar design as that of the Mi A2. The Snapdragon 710 SoC powers the device, which is teamed with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. 

While the Mi A2 comes with a single rear camera, the Mi 11X comes with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 12-megapixel primary sensor along with a 20-megapixel secondary sensor.

➤ Design

The Mi 11X looks strikingly similar to the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition. The smartphone flaunts a glass-metal design with a notch display and lacks a physical home button. 

On the right, you get volume and power buttons and the left panel houses a SIM card slot and a microSD card slot. Xiaomi is using a dedicated microSD card slot for expanding the phone’s storage. 

Display As the name suggests, the smartphone has a notch on the front and there is no 3.5mm headphone jack as Xiaomi had removed it for the Mi 8. There is an Infrared emitter on the top edge of the display. 

The smartphone flaunts a 6.21-inch notched display that has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels.

➤ Hardware

The new phone will not disappoint on the hardware front, although the company did not reveal the exact chipset it will use. However, it is expected that the smartphone will use the powerful Snapdragon 710 SoC, same as seen in the recently launched Redmi Note 7. 

The latest Mi 7 is powered by a 10nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with the Adreno 630 GPU. The Xiaomi Mi 11X is expected to use the latest and most expensive variant of the Snapdragon 845 SoC.

 However, the Chinese manufacturer is yet to announce the exact chipset that will power the Mi 11X. For this reason, it is not possible to confirm the display of the handset at this moment.

➤ Software

Mi 10 series smartphones are powered by Android 9.0 Pie, but the company skipped Oreo on the new series. The company has promised an Oreo update for the phones, but an official update roll-out has not been started. 

➤ These are the Highlights of Xiaomi Mi 11X: Specifications 

Display: 6.21-inch FHD+ (2246×1080p) display 6.21-inch FHD+ (2246×1080p) display 

Processor: 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor. 

RAM: 6/8 GB LPDDR4X 6/8 GB LPDDR4X GPU: Adreno 616 Adreno 616 

Operating System: MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie. 

Display: 6.21-inch FHD+ (2246×1080p) display with 19:9 aspect ratio, HDR, DCI-P3, and Wide Color gamut 6.

➤ Camera

Mi 11X is the first smartphone in the Chinese smartphone maker's new lineup to come with a dual camera module. The phone comes with two sensors on the back- 12MP+5MP. The primary 12MP sensor has an f/1.8 aperture and 1.4-micron pixels. 

The secondary 5MP sensor has f/2.2 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels. The rear cameras are paired with a 20MP front-facing camera with soft-light LED flash. The 5MP selfie camera uses AI features to detect the foreground and background. 

The camera app offers features like Face Unlock, AI scene detection, and AI Beautify. While taking a selfie the camera shows in real-time the selfies taken by the front and rear cameras. The AI beautify feature identifies objects and adjusts the photo accordingly.

➤ Battery

Xiaomi phones are known for their fantastic battery life. Xiaomi promises two-day battery life and it does deliver it. The Mi 11X has a 3450 mAh battery that gives a standby time of up to one week. 

The smartphone is available in two variants, one is with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the other one with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Xiaomi is giving the phone a launch price of Rs. 29,999 for the 6GB RAM version and Rs. 32,999 for the 8GB RAM version. 

Specifications The Mi 11X has a 6.21-inch notched display with a water drop notch design. The smartphone is made out of 7000 series aluminium and has glass on the front and the back. 

It comes with MIUI 10 and sports the new octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, this is the first ever processor from the company.

➤ Performance

The latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 CPU paired with 6GB of RAM is quite fast for day to day tasks. But the phone lags during gaming sessions. Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Review In our testing, it is a tad bit slow when switching between apps, opening multiple apps and switching between multiple tabs. 

Also, when it comes to playing graphically intensive games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 9, we faced some lag while running the games. Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Review For daily tasks, the ZenFone Max Pro M2 handles them quite well. 

The phone didn't exhibit any lag or stutter while running social media apps, browsing the web or using messaging apps. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 was able to handle apps with 120 to 150 percent battery left.

Conclusion

It's quite disappointing to see that Xiaomi has discontinued the Mi Note 5 Pro, which was launched last year. This smartphone came with a Snapdragon 845 SoC and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. 

There were rumors of the smartphone getting the Android 9.0 Pie update. But now, these rumors have been refuted as Xiaomi confirmed that the Mi Note 5 Pro will receive the Android 9.0 Pie update by the end of this year.

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