Mi 11X Mobile Review: The Best Classy phone with bad UI and camera setup?

Xiaomi’s Mi 11X is a product of the Chinese tech giant Xiaomi. It was released in China as the Redmi K40, a sub brand of Xiaomi, globally it was released as the Poco F3, but in India it is introduced as the Xiaomi Mi 11X. he specifications didn’t change only the names and brands did change. Lets see what we have in the store

Built and Design

Mi 11X was launched on April 18th 2021. The design is super immersive with and is available in 3 colors i.e., Celestial Silver , Cosmic Black and Lunar White enclosed within the plastic frame. The cosmic black is shiny and finger print magnet and cosmic black and lunar white are having matte finish and is protected by Gorilla glass 5 on rear. The build is solid and looks good in hand and premium. It is a very thin phone with a 7.88mm thickness and a weight of roughly 196gms. Despite its massive size, it can be controlled with one hand and it has decent camera hump on its rear. Bezels are insignificant.

The Mi 11X has a USB Type-C port on the bottom edge, surrounded by the dual sim card tray, speaker grille, and primary microphone. The power button and volume controls are located on the right edge. The power button also functions as a side fingerprint sensor.

Inside the Box

Mi 11X handset, Power adapter, USB cable, SIM eject tool, Warranty card, User guide, Clear soft case, Screen protector (pre-applied on the phone), Type C to 3.5mm converter are all included in the box.

Software

It is given Mi UI 12 as a skin on top of Android 11. It is decent skin with a bit unnecessary bloatware which could have avoided by the company. Users can uninstall most of them and for a few notifications can be turned off. The UI needs refinement as sometimes stutters appear. This should be resolved in next update.

Display

  • The Xiaomi Mi 11X features a 6.67-inch bezel-less Full HD+ E4 AMOLED screen with a punch-hole.
  • The smartphone has a 395ppi pixel density, a 20:9 aspect ratio, and a 1080 x 2400 pixel screen resolution.
  • It also has a 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch sampling rate.
  • The front screen is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
  • It is good colors and can be used for content consumption and has Widevine L1 certification SO you can stream HD Netflix content with breeze.
  • It has peak brightness of 1300 nits.

Performance

  • This is power by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC with 7nm technology with 5G support (One band supported) which is good in this price range and a powerful processor.
  • It has 2 storage variants 6GB LPDDR5X RAM with 128 UFS 3.1 Internal storage also an 8GB RAM with 128GB internal storage variant.
  • Its Antutu score is around 6,80,000 and 60fps .
  • It is also supported by stereo speakers which gives impersive sound output while playing games or watching movies.

Xiaomi has also used MEMC technology, which is often found on premium flagship smartphones. While it smoothens video playing by eliminating motion blur, it also produces a feature film look. If you don’t like MEMC technology, you can disable it in the display settings.

Battery

The mobile comes with a non-replaceable 4520mAh Li-Polymer battery with 33W Fast Charging. It takes around 50 minutes to charge from 0-100%. I think it is good battery according to its price and its peers. It gives a good on screen time around 6 hours. It may vary upon user usage.

Camera

  • The Mi 11X has a triple-camera setup on the rear.
  • A 48-megapixel primary camera with Sony IMX582 sensor , an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with 120° field of view, and a 5-megapixel macro-sensor comprise the setup.
  • On the front it has 20MP sensor.
  • The smartphone also includes Pro Mode, Night Mode, Slow-Mo mode, and other features.
  • Xiaomi isn’t known for stellar camera optimization, and to make matters worse, they’ve decided to cut costs by including a budget Sony IMX582 main lens, which can be found on lesser phones like the Poco X3 Pro and the Redmi Note 10.
Mi 11X

Primary Camera

  • The photos on the rear primary sensor are decent and are natural in look and has decent dynamic range and has good details but sharpness is average.

Ultra Wide Camera

  • On the ultra wide it gives a wide range of view and captures good details but makes skin as soft, the portrait shots are fine, the colors are natural not too vibrant but smoothens the skin.

Macro Camera

  • The macro lens does a great job in capturing fine details.

Selfie Camera

  • The selfie photos are decent and are soft sometimes but high on contrast.

More impressions on Camera

  • In the night it capture decent photos but in night mode the quality is bit better.
  • Photos taken with the Mi 11x appear darker and underexposed, and even suffer with dynamic range.
  • Similarly, the white balance is off in several of the photographs, and the contrast levels are higher as well.
  • The Mi 11 x’s cameras even struggle to discriminate between the subject and the background as the sun goes down.

Video

  • It can record max 4K at 30fps and 1080p at 30fps with good natural colors and dynamic range, it comes with EIS and it works pretty decent, there is dedicated external mic on the rear so voice quality is good.
  • It misses out 4K 60fps.
  • On 1080p 60fps it doesn’t have stabilization.
  • The selfie camera can take max of 1080p at 30fps and has good voice quality the color and skin tones are good but a bit wide would be much better.

Also read : Oppo F19 Pro+ 5G: Rs 25,990 is it extremely costly? – Review and Rating

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Verdict

Mi 11X is prices at Rs 29,999. Oneplus 9R, Vivo X60 and iQOO 7 and iQOO 7 Legend are its competitors in terms of specs and in price it is less than them. In terms of performance it is on par with them but in terms of camera it is better than Oneplus 9R and Vivo X60 and both iQOO beat by a mile.

Mi 11X has 2 versions available 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage at Rs 29,999 and 8GB with 128GB internal storage at Rs 31,999. There should have given a 256GB internal storage variant also as there is no slot for external memory card.

So if you are not a camera person, take some snaps occasionally and want a phone with good performance under Rs 30,000 then you can go for it.

Also read : iQOO 7 Legend Review : Amazing Performing Gaming phone from iQOO ?

Mi 11X Mobile Rating
Verdict
From design and style to the performance and other features, it’s a good mobile that one can consider in this price range.
Design
80
Display
80
Performance
80
Battery
80
Software
65
Camera
65
Value For Money
70
Visitor Rating2 Votes
77
Pros
Great attractive looks
120Hz refresh rate
Good performance
Stereo Output
5G support
Fast Charging
IP53 Rating
Decent haptics
Cons
No memory card slot
Preinstalled bloatware
USB 2 generation
Camera quality not according to price
Supports only one 5G Band
75
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