Mi 11X Pro Review: Flagship Features, Value Price

Mi 11X Pro Review: Flagship Features, Value Price


The Mi 11X Pro may probably be a disruptive cellphone available in the market due to its {hardware} and aggressive value. It suits the definition of a flagship killer due to its top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a 108-megapixel digicam at a beginning value of Rs 39,999. Naturally, this appears to be like very interesting to those that care so much about specs. So does the Mi 11X Pro provide the form of worth for cash that may make its rivals take discover? I’ve examined it to seek out out.

Mi 11X Pro value in India

The base variant of the Mi 11X Pro is priced at Rs. 39,999 in India and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The larger variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced at Rs. 41,999 which makes it solely barely dearer. Xiaomi presents the Mi 11X Pro in the identical three colors because the Mi 11X: Lunar White, Cosmic Black, and Celestial Silver.

Mi 11X Pro design

The Mi 11X Pro appears to be like an identical to the Mi 11X (Review) and it will be laborious to inform these two aside. The Mi 11X Pro sports activities an enormous 6.67-inch AMOLED show with skinny bezels throughout. Xiaomi has additionally tried to maintain the dimensions of the digicam gap down, and I didn’t discover it distracting. The Mi 11X Pro is slim and has curved sides which make it comfy to carry. Its weight is manageable at 196g.

Xiaomi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the entrance and the again, which ought to give you the option to withstand scratches to some extent. The body of the Mi 11X is made out of polycarbonate, with the fingerprint scanner and quantity buttons on the proper aspect, I discovered these buttons to be properly positioned. My thumb rested naturally on the fingerprint scanner whereas holding the Mi 11X Pro, which made unlocking it very simple. While the side-mounted fingerprint scanner is properly positioned, I’m stunned to see Xiaomi not choosing an in-display one at this value degree.

My Celestial Silver unit has a gradient end on the again

 

There aren’t any buttons on the left of the body. Xiaomi has gone with stereo audio system on the prime and the underside. An IR emitter is neatly built-in into one of many holes of the speaker grille on the prime. The SIM tray, USB Type C port and essential speaker are on the underside. Xiaomi has made this smartphone IP53 mud and water resistant, and there’s a small rubber seal across the SIM tray to assist preserve water out.

You get a 4,520mAh battery on the Mi 11X Pro. Xiaomi bundles a 33W charger within the field and guarantees brief charging occasions.

I had a Celestial Silver unit of the Mi 11X Pro, which has a gradient end on the again and appears flashy. The cellphone didn’t decide up smudges very simply and I didn’t should wipe it continuously. Apart from the color, the one factor that did seize my consideration fairly often was the large digicam module on the again. It protrudes fairly a bit, inflicting the gadget to rock when positioned on a flat floor.

Mi 11X Pro specs

The Mi 11X Pro boasts of some spectacular specs. It has a full-HD+ AMOLED show with a 120Hz most refresh charge. This is an HDR10+ Samsung AMOLED panel with a peak brightness of 1300nits. The beautiful show is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

Powering the Mi 11X Pro is the Snapdragon 888 processor, which is the most effective that Qualcomm has to supply proper now. This processor can be seen within the Mi 11 Ultra (Review), OnePlus 9 series (Review) and the just lately launched iQoo 7 Legend. Xiaomi has paired the Snapdragon 888 processor with 8GB of RAM, and also you get to decide on between 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Storage is not expandable, and given the small distinction within the costs of the 2 variants, I’d suggest that you just decide the 256GB choice.

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The Mi 11X Pro has a gap punch for the selfie digicam

 

The Mi 11X Pro is 5G-ready and has two Nano-SIM slots, it additionally has help for Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, twin 4G VoLTE, and 6 satellite tv for pc navigation programs together with our homegrown NavIC.

Xiaomi ships the Mi 11X Pro with MIUI 12 on prime of Android 11. My unit was working MIUI 12.0.1 and had the April Android safety patch which was the newest on the time of this evaluate. The UI is just like that of another Xiaomi smartphone working MIUI 12, and there are not any main adjustments that stand out. Xiaomi nonetheless preloads various apps on the gadget and likewise suggests putting in extra bloat by way of GetApps throughout setup. The ‘Glance’ lockscreen carousel exhibits promotional content material, and there is an choice to disable it throughout setup which I selected to do. I did discover some spammy notifications throughout the evaluate interval, which was annoying.

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro efficiency

The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro has a beautiful AMOLED show, and watching content material on it felt participating. Thanks to the 120Hz refresh charge, scrolling was tremendous easy. Colours have been punchy and I may tweak the output fairly simply. I discovered the show to be vivid sufficient outside and didn’t encounter any situation with daylight legibility.

Xiaomi has gone with stereo audio system which do justice to the show. These audio system are loud sufficient to fill a small room however they did not sound very full. There is Dolby Atmos, and toggling this has a noticeable affect on audio. Xiaomi’s side-mounted fingerprint scanner is fast to unlock the smartphone and it by no means failed throughout the evaluate interval.

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The Mi 11X Pro has stereo audio system with Dolby Atmos help

 

Considering the top-of-the-line {hardware}, benchmark scores weren’t shocking. In AnTuTu, the Mi 11X Pro managed 780,671 factors which is sort of as excessive because the Mi 11 Ultra’s rating. In Geekbench 5’s single and multi-core checks, it managed 1,136 and three,246 factors respectively. The Mi 11X Pro additionally scored 113fps and 60fps in GFXBench’s T-Rex and Car Chase checks respectively.

Given the {hardware}, the Mi 11X Pro ought to have the ability to run each app and recreation on the Play Store. I performed Call of Duty Mobile on the Mi 11X Pro and it defaulted to the Very High setting for graphics and the High preset for body charge. I did bump the body charge as much as Very High and the sport was nonetheless simply playable. I didn’t discover any slowdowns or stutters. I performed for 20 minutes and seen that the highest half of the cellphone turned barely heat to the contact.

Battery life on the Mi 11X Pro was good and the cellphone lasted me for over a day very simply. In our HD video loop take a look at, it managed to run for 14 hours and 53 minutes which is barely barely longer than what the Samsung Galaxy S21 (Review) managed. Xiaomi’s bundled 33W charger is fast to cost the Mi 11X Pro however the gadget tends to get sizzling within the course of. The charger obtained the cellphone to 64 p.c in 30 minutes and to 99 p.c in an hour.

Mi 11X Pro digicam efficiency

The Mi 11X Pro has a triple digicam system with the spotlight being a 108-megapixel main digicam with an f/1.75 aperture. There can be an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digicam with an f/2.2 aperture and a 119-degree discipline of view, and a 5-megapixel “telemacro” digicam with an f/2.Four aperture and 2X zoom. For selfies, the Mi 11X Pro has a 20-megapixel entrance digicam with an f/2.45 aperture that sits in a tiny gap on the show. The Mi digicam app stays unchanged from what we have seen earlier than, and switching between totally different taking pictures modes is straightforward. Switching to the Macro digicam toggle remains to be a two-step course of and I feel it is likely to be laborious for individuals to seek out this selection. Xiaomi ought to have listed it as a mode with all of the others as a substitute.

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The digicam module protrudes considerably on the Mi 11X Pro

 

The Mi 11X Pro was fast to lock focus and the AI may detect what I had the digicam pointed in the direction of. Photos taken with the Mi 11X Pro in daylight have been good. It captures particulars fairly properly although I want it had higher dynamic vary. It additionally appears that this smartphone sharpens photographs in post-processing, inflicting some loss in high quality within the shadows. Photos are saved at 12-megapixels by default, however you do have the choice to shoot on the full 108-megapixel decision. These pictures weren’t as vivid because the pixel-binned 12-megapixel ones, however had higher particulars on magnifying later.

Mi 11X Pro daylight digicam pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Mi 11X Pro ultra-wide angle digicam pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

The ultra-wide angle digicam would not provide the identical form of high quality, however you’ll be able to seize a really broad discipline of view which may assist when taking pictures difficult compositions. The output did have some distortion on the edges.

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Mi 11X Pro portrait pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Close-up pictures taken with the Mi 11X Pro had good color copy and the cellphone managed to seize textures fairly properly. Portraits had good edge detection and I may set the extent of blur earlier than taking a shot. The “telemacro” digicam is an efficient addition, because it lets individuals take macros with out going too near the topic.

Mi 11X Pro macro digicam pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Low-light pictures have been respectable, and the Mi 11X Pro does job of conserving noise beneath management. There isn’t any pointless sharpening right here. Shots taken within the Night mode have been brighter with higher particulars within the shadows. The ultra-wide angle digicam didn’t fare properly in low gentle and is best left unused in such conditions.

Mi 11X Pro lowlight pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Mi 11X Pro night time mode pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Selfies turned out properly however these are softened since beautification is enabled by default. I did shoot selfies in portrait mode too, and these had good edge detection. Selfies taken at night time additionally turned out properly sufficient.

Mi 11X Pro selfie portrait digicam pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

Mi 11X Pro lowlight selfie portrait digicam pattern (faucet to see bigger picture)

 

Video recording tops out at 8K 30fps for the first digicam and 1080p 60fps for the selfie digicam. Footage was properly stabilised at 1080p in addition to 4K, in daylight although low-light footage had a visual shimmer impact. The digicam app has a dual-video characteristic that allows you to shoot utilizing the first and the selfie cameras concurrently. This is likely to be helpful for vloggers, however footage from the selfie digicam did not appear stabilised.

Verdict

Xiaomi appears to have taken a web page out of OnePlus’ e book and has provide you with a flagship killer. The firm has not skimped on {hardware}. In reality, the Mi 11X Pro is best geared up than the OnePlus 9R with regards to the efficiency that they provide for a similar value.

Apart from the Snapdragon 888 processor, the Mi 11X Pro additionally presents a superb AMOLED show, stereo audio system, respectable cameras, and an IP53 ranking. The UI is one place that would do with some polish and fortunately, MIUI 12.5 which ought to cut back litter and promotions, has already been introduced.. Xiaomi may have provided sooner charging similar to the competitors to sweeten the deal additional.

For these on the lookout for a strong smartphone priced at round Rs. 40,000 the Mi 11X Pro will provide quite a lot of worth. Given the small distinction in value between the 2 variants, I’d suggest going for the one with extra storage. For these taking a look at higher software program help, the OnePlus 9R (Review) nonetheless is smart given OnePlus’ observe document. The equally specced iQoo 7 Legend may very well be one other various to the Mi 11X Pro.

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