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Xiaomi on 29/09/2021 launched the 11 Lite NE 5G which is a upper midrange android smartphone in India priced at Rs.26,999 & these are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Form Factor [8.9/10]
- Dimensions: 160.53 x 75.73 x 6.81 mm & Weight: 158 gms.
- Build: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 front & back with plastic frame. It also features IP53 dust and water resistant design.
2. Display [8.8/10]
Device comes with 6.55 inch display which should offer excellent quality as it features,
- Super AMOLED 90Hz refresh rate panel & 240Hz touch sample rate with FHD+ [2400 X 1080 pixels] resolution. It supports Dolby Vision & HDR10+
- Excellent 402 ppi sharpness, 800 nits of peak brightness, HDR10, 5,000,000:1 Contrast ratio, 10 bit / 1 Billion Colors, DCI-P3 color gamut & 20:9 aspect ratio.
3. Features [8.8/10]
The device comes with excellent features which includes,
- Important sensors: Fingerprint & Gyroscope.
- Connectivity options: Dual-Band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C 2.0 port, GPS (A-GPS, GLONASS & Beidou), Dual SIM (dual nano SIM, 5G, dual 4G, VoLTE & VoWiFi) & Dedicated Micro SD card slot. It also features IR Blaster.
- Audio features: Dual Stereo speaker & 3.5mm headphone jack.
4. Performance [8.7/10]
Device comes with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 778G 6nm SOC & runs Android 11 OS with Xiaomi's MIUI 12.5 interface on top, It also comes with 3 years of Android OS updates along with 4 years of Android security patch updates which is first in segment. The overall performance should be excellent as it features,
- 4 Kryo 670 Gold [ARM-Cortex A78] CPU clocked at 2.4 Ghz & 4 Kryo 670 Silver [ARM-Cortex A55] CPU clocked at 1.9 Ghz with Adreno 642L GPU.
- 6/8GB LPDDR4X RAM & 128GB UFS 2.2 Storage.
5. Camera [8.5/10]
Device comes with  rear cameras with dual LED dual tone flash &  front camera. The overall camera quality [image & video] should be excellent [8.8/10] in day & very good [7.2/10] in night as it features [camera features 0.5],
- Main: 64MP with f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm wide-angle lens, 1/1.97" sensor size, 0.7 micron pixel, PDAF & HDR.
- Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, ultrawide-angle lens, 119 degree FOV, 1/4.0" sensor size & 1.12 micron pixel.
- TeleMacro: 5MP with f/2.4 Aperture & AF.
- Video recording options include 4K [2160p@30fps] & FHD [1080p@30/60fps]. It features Pro mode, Dual Video, Vlog Mode, Movie Effects, Movie Frame, Macro mode, Portrait mode, Night mode, Slow motion mode & more
- Front: 20MP with f/2.2 aperture, 27mm wide-angle lens, 1/3.4" sensor size 0.8 micron pixel & HDR.
- Video recording options include FHD [1080p@30fps].
6. Battery [8.5/10]
Device comes with Li-Po 4250 mAh battery which supports 33W fast charging. The battery life should be excellent as it features,
- Bigger battery size.
- 6nm fabrication of the SOC.
- 33W fast charging.
Battery Life Stats
SOT [Screen on Time]: Upto 7:45 hrs average.
Battery Life: Upto 2 days average.
7. Box Contents: Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G [Device itself], 33W Adapter, Type-C cable, Case, Guides / Paper work & SIM tool.
9. Pros, Cons, GadgetGuruBN Product Rating & VFM Rating
|+ Slimmest & lightest form factor||- No NFC|
|+ Excellent display||- Camera quality could be slightly better|
|+ Excellent features||- Battery life could be slightly better|
|+ Excellent performance||- Display could have had 120hz refresh rate|
|+ Great camera|
|+ Great battery|
1. Product Rating: 8.7/10.
2. VFM Rating: 7.3/10.
3. GadgetGuruBN Rating: 8/10.
10. Final Words
Summing up my thoughts the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE 5G is a great smartphone at a very good price, Also do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
11. Why you should buy this smartphone?
If you are looking for the slimmest and lightest 5G smartphone 5G that also comes with 3 years of Android OS updates in the 27K budget than this smartphone might be the best option for you.