Xiaomi 11i 5G Review: Great All-Round Premium Midrange Smartphone? | GadgetGuruBN

Last updated on 28/06/2022 11:59 PM IST.
Hey guys, This is Arun aka TG and welcome back to GadgetGuruBN. Xiaomi launched the 11i in India which is a premium mid range android smartphone and are my honest thoughts about it.
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1. Variants, Price, Colors and Release Date:

Variants: 6+128GB and 8+128GB.
Price: Rs.24,999 and Rs.26,999.
Colors: Camo Green, Stealth Black, Pacific Pearl and Purple Mist.
Release Date: Available from 12/01/2022 on Flipkart.
Launch Offer: upto Rs.2000 off on prepaid, Rs.1500 off as per new year offer / upto Rs.4000 additional exchange bonus for existing redmi note users. 

2. Box Contents:

Xiaomi 11i, Adapter, USB Type-C cable, Case, Sim tool and Documentation.

3. Form Factor: [8.4/10]

Dimensions: 163.65 x 76.19 x 8.34 mm. and Weight: 207 g.
Build materials: Gorilla glass 5 on front and glass back along with poly-carbonate frame which should provide great build quality.
Rating: IP53 for splash resistance.

4. Display: [8.7/10]

The 6.67 inch 1920 x 2400 pixels FHD+ resolution AMOLED display that should offer excellent quality.
The display panel also supports 120 Hz refresh rate and 360 Hz touch sampling rate, 8-Bit / 16 million colors, 395 ppi sharpness, 1200 nits of peak brightness and 20:9 aspect ratio.

5. Performance: [8.6/10]

The overall performance should be excellent as it features,
SOC: Mediatek Dimensity 920 and Technology: 6nm.
CPU: Octa-core consisting of 2 x 2.5 Ghz Cortex-A78 & 6 x 2.0 Ghz Cortex-A55.
GPU: Mali-G68 MC4.
Software: Android OS 11 with MIUI 12.5 E interface.
Memory : 6/8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It also supports virtual RAM upto 3GB.
ROM: 128GB of UFS 2.2 Storage.

6. Camera: [8.5/10]

The device comes with triple rear cameras and single front camera. The overall rear camera quality should be excellent [9/10] in day, pretty good in night [7/10] and the front camera quality should be very good overall as it features [camera features: 0.5/0.6],
Main: 108MP with f/1.89 aperture, 1/1.52" sensor size, 0.7 micron pixel, 26mm wide lens & PDAF.
Ultrawide: 8MP with f/2.2 aperture, 1.0 micron pixel & 120 degree FOV.
Macro: 2MP with f/2.4 aperture.
Flash: Single-LED flash.
Video recording: 4K@30fps & 1080p@30/60/120fps.
Features: VLOG Mode, Night mode, Pro mode, Auto HDR and more. 
Front: 16MP with f/2.45 aperture, 1/3.06" sensor size & 1.0 micron pixel.
Video: 1080p@30fps.

7. Features: [9.1/10]

The device comes with exceptional features that are listed as follows,
Important Sensors: Fingerprint [side mounted], Gyroscope & more.
Connectivity: Dual-band WiFi [2.4/5/6 GHz], Bluetooth 5.2 [A2DP, LE], USB Type-C, NFC, IR Blaster, GPS [Single-band GPS L1+L5, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, NavIC] and Hybrid dual-SIM [nano + nano SIM, dual 5G, 4G, VoLTE, VoWiFi] and micro SD slot.
Audio: Dual symmetrical speakers & 3.5mm jack. It also supports Dolby Atmos & High-Res audio.

8. Battery Life: [8.7/10]

The overall battery life should be excellent as it features,
Battery capacity: Li-Po 5160 mAh.
Charging speed: 67W wired.

Battery Life Stats:

Screen On Time [ SOT ]: Up to 8:15 hrs average.
Battery Life: Up to 2 days average.

9. Pros, Cons and Ratings:

Pros and Cons:

Pros Cons
 + Exceptional features  - Camera quality could be slightly better
 + Excellent battery life
 - No HDR display support / 10-bit panel
 + Excellent display quality  - Slight premium price
 + Excellent performance  
 + Great camera quality  
 + Great build quality


Product Rating: 8.65/10
Value for Money [VFM] Rating: 7.5/10
TG Rating: 4.03/5

10. Verdict:

After considering the pros, cons and ratings the Xiaomi 11i is an excellent smartphone at a very good price.
So is this the great all-round premium midrange smartphone?, Yes but would have offered better value had it been priced slightly lower.
What do you guys think about this 11i?, Share your thoughts in the comments.

11. Reasons to consider Xiaomi 11i:

1. Features 
2. Battery
3. Display

That concludes the Xiaomi 11i review. I hope you guys found this information useful and hopefully helping you decide whether you should consider this smartphone or not.
As always stay awesome and have a great day.
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