techno.rentetan.com – The Xiaomi Mi 11 range extends from the Mi 11 Ultra to the Mi 11 standard, to the greater entry level – that is where the Mi 11 Lite 5G is found.
However the Mi 11 Lite 5G is not a low power phone, despite the fact that it plonges ‘Lite.’ It’s not as insane as the highest stages in the range. The second indication is that “5G” aspects are of the name – because, yes, the connectivity is also fast.
So if you’re not looking to spend a fortune on a phone, want 5G connectivity, and having a slimmer and easier-to-manage handset is high up your list of appeals, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G ticks a lot of boxes. But then so do a bunch of competitors. So can this entry-level 5Ger deliver?
Design & Display
- Display: 6.55-inch AMOLED panel, 90Hz refresh, 1080 x 2400 resolution
- Finish options: Truffle Black, Mint Green, Citrus Yellow
- Dimensions: 160.5 x 75.7 x 6.8mm / Weight: 157g
- Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
- No 3.5mm jack
We let out an odd gasp when we pull the Mi 11 Lite 5G out of the box. This handset looks really fresh and stand out because it is shown here in its appearance of ‘Mint Green’ – it looks more ‘Bubblegium’ to us, which is the Non-5G variant name. Actually, very dapper.
This is because Xiaomi has redesigned this spectrum, so that Mi 11 Lite appears much better than the previous version of 10T Lite. Look at those side-by-side and the older model looks pretty old – a huge difference. However, in terms of release cycle there are only months between them.
That said, in terms of design, the Mi 11 Lite 5G is just like the other Mi 11 handsets. The cameras are very different from the “megabump” of the Ultra and are arranged in a very sleek format that does not prove the same level from the back, although similar to the Mi 11.
The rear end is also good at resisting fingerprints, which is a breath of fresh air and subtle and well integrated branding.
But above all, the thickness of the Mi 11 Lite 5G is its greatest point of seizure. That is thinness, because it’s a lot slimmer than what we’ve been using for months and months. A slimmer 5G smartphone can’t be thought of. For us, this has bags of appeal – it’s really refreshing that we’ve been using that phone not putting a brick in our pocket for a few weeks.
Such a slim design means that the 3.5 mm headphone jack is binned, but in that respect it is wireless connectivity alone. However, we can take it – it makes the design look closer and more complete anyway. There is also no fingerprint subdisplay scanner, with a side-mounted one on the power-button, which works quickly and we have become very familiar with it.
Despite the overall phone trim framework, the display is still large at 6.55 inches. It’s flat, with the body of the telephone curving around the edge so it’s really comfortable. And about this time around there’s no teardrop notch to cry – it’s a single punch-hole at the top, which’s fairly unnoticeable.
A 90-Hz rate of refreshing can add a bit of fluidity to the processing, while an AMOLED panel offers the color, brightness and verve. There is no 120Hz option – odd, as the 10T Lite did – but the difference is not, indeed, most eyes. Each time instead, thanks, we’d take the battery life gains.
Battery and Performance
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G, 8GB RAM
- Software: MIUI 12 over Google Android 11 OS
- Battery: 4250mAh, 33W fast-charging
- Storage: 128GB/256GB, microSD
Speaking of the battery, that’s the first thing in the Mi 11 Lite 5G that we thought was poor – because it’s slim. But what the mistakes we have been. First of all the 4,250mAh capacity cell is pretty large – and with about 25% or more batteries left, it was easy for us to deliver 16 hours per day.
What we asked the phone to do on a specific day was irrelevant. In addition to hours of screen time, calls and so forth, Strava tracks one or more hours of game per night. For this device, it’s no problem. Note, however, that during tests – lock-downs and all this – we were unable to locate a 5G signal area, thus discussing whether the battery life would be adversely affected. However, what we do see in the settings is a 5G option to switch off the connectivity to extend the lifetime of the battery.
While battery life goes well, however, part of the reason lies in the hardcore approach to software. Xiaomi MIUI 12 — skinned above Google’s Android 11 OS — has a number of “off” switches selected by default. Seriously, MIUI is dedicated to ensuring the duration and duration of the battery – at times to the detriment of application experience and use.
As a result, you will need to examine individual applications in your settings and allow them to wake up to and when they are required by removing any automatic battery restraints from the important ones you have. In the past we had MIUI delays in other Xiaomi telephones because of notifications. However, in the Mi 11 Lite 5G, that was not a problem at all – maybe because we’re so used, because of the way we do our business and the software; or maybe, because Xiaomi has sorted that issue in an incremental update!
The software is quite robust otherwise. There are a few odds, like an additional Xiaomi store, but the two hardly interfere too much. And when a bumper of apps is copied, it is clear that there are favorites and various unnecessary staples of Xiaomi before installing – such as browsers, calendars or other stuff – that just block your home screen, but it is easily replaced by Chrome and your other favors.
In terms of the inside of the phone, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G platform, which takes the Mi 11 Lite 5 G down one step from the top-level 800 series platform. Is it really important? At all we didn’t find it. Fluidity is high from the general use of user interface to the opening time of the app.
More than good is a 700 series chipset to run your most demanding favorites. South Park: Phone destroyer and PUBG: mobile without obstacles, showing how well power and battery life balance in devices such as this can be.
- Triple rear cameras:
- Main: 64-megapixel, f/1.8 aperture, 0.7µm pixel size, phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
- Wide-angle (0.5x): 8MP, f/2.2, 1.12µm, 119-degree angle of view
- Macro: 5MP, f/2.4
- Single front-facing punch-hole selfie camera: 20MP, f/2.2
Purchase a phone from ‘Lite’ and you will never expect too much from the cameras, right? However, the work of Xiaomi here has been a reasonable one. All three lenses are indeed useful – there is no lentil, like with so many of the competition, for the sake of counting numbers.
A four-in-one processing is used for the main 64-megapixel sensor for standard 16-megapixel shots, which hold sufficient color and detail. We have also found the quality to hold fairly well in low light conditions, so that this sensor is delivering the goods.
It is a shame that the principal lens has no optical stabilisation, since it is tricky to maintain it constantly, particularly when shooting night mode, and it can lead to a little gentleness if you are not careful.
However, a weaker sensor is the wide-angle. The resolution is only 8-megapixels, the loyalty of the main one cannot deliver and shows blur on the edges. For wide-angling cameras, that is pretty common, certainly, but better iterations exist. Nevertheless, a sensor such as this is practical use, so it is a good thing to do it instead of not.
A macro sensor is the last thing from the trio. These are usually rejected after thoughts now. But the one in the Mi phone is actually acceptable – perhaps because it is a 5-megapixel sensor, not the 2-megapixel type, which too many other budget phones choose. This means that pictures are of a usable magnitude, and from this sensor you will get something more from super closely. But we doubt you’ll use it a lot, because he’s not a practical day-to-day man, and his activation is tucked away in settings.
It doesn’t try to over-sell a group of pointless objects. What we like about the camera setup of Mi 11 Lite 5G. It does not extend to five miles from the back of your telephone, nor does it deliver a nice looking tool that is perfectly capable, while it is hardly able to reach the stars. And the Xiaomi has the top hand in terms of image quality compared to the likes of the Moto G100, for instance.
Although the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G has a different appearance and appearance to the rest of the Mi 11 family, its design is refreshing. It’s slim, light and the color looks great. We can’t think of a slimmer, tidier 5G device that makes it somewhat unique.
Although the telephone is called “Lite,” it should also not be fully seen. There is ample power to keep the 90-Hz AMOLED screen running for a surprising battery life – we didn’t expect it, given the trim design – and software that was here robust if you tended to use a little offscreen pruning, than many other Xiaomi handhelds that we’ve witnessed in the recent past. With Qualcomm Snapdragon 780.
But I do not want the 5G and many cheaper competitors, including the Redmi Note 10 Pro, may appeal. The Moto G100 may also be attractive – but we understand that Xiaomi undermines the price point of that device, claiming that it is one of the leading dogs on the affordable 5G market.