This Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Review covers the successor to the Redmi Note 10 Pro. It was a budget phone with great cameras, a beautiful screen and a smooth curved glass back. It was not a 5G phone, but it did make it onto our list of best affordable phones.
Redmi Note 11 Pro from Xiaomi gains 5G. However, we are still not at the point where 5G is possible without making sacrifices at this price. This phone feels less special than its predecessor because it has worse secondary cameras than the Note 10 Pro. The Snapdragon 695 chipset is likely to have made this phone less capable of 4K video capture.
Let’s take a look at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11Pro 5G. The primary camera hardware is the same as the Note 10 Pro but it has slightly different processing behavior and more inconsistent results. Even though night images are acceptable for the price, if you use the low-light mode, the general quality of the image is not as good as that of the Googlepixel 5a.
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For a budget Android, the stereo speakers of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G are powerful and loud. Although the processor is not perfect, the phone’s performance is still superior to the Snapdragon 732G from the previous-generation model.
The backplate of this phone is also matte-finished, giving it a classy touch that’s missing in most other phones, which are usually all-plastic except for the display glass.
The battery life lasts for at least a day, the charging speed is fast and the screen’s OLED pop is as good as other phones in its class. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G does not have the magic feel that phones in this category can offer. It strikes a pleasant balance, so no single part feels weak.
Video aside, well. The 30 frames per second limit at 1080p is dismal.
Price and availability of Xiaomi Redmi 11 Pro 5G
- Available from the beginning of 2022
- Available with a variety of configurations
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G specs
Dimensions : 164.2 x 76.1x 8.1mm
Display Size: 6.67 inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2400
Chipset – Snapdragon 695
Rear camera 108MP + 8MP +2MP
Front camera 16MP
Pre-installed Software:Android 12
Charging: 67W wired
Many Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G models were revealed at the start of 2022. However, it didn’t go on sale until March in most areas.
The base model with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and $329 costs. However, Xiaomi does not sell phones in the US so this is a reference price. It is the 6GB RAM model with 128GB storage that most people can buy. The reference price for this model is $349, but it has a price in the UK at PS319. No official Australian price was given.
A 128GB/8GB model is also available for $379. We tested it, but it is not in stock in all regions.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G design
- Subdued styling
- Squared-off sides gives a more serious feel
- Matte glass back panel
Redmi is a great place for a budget Android. They don’t have the large printed logos like the Xiaomi Poco series or the rough edges of some Realme phones.
Redmis tend to be reserved. Redmis can look better than budget Androids when they are at their best.
The highlight of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G’s outer hardware is its glass back panel. Plastic backs will be the norm until the next price bracket. Glass feels smoother, stronger, and just as good.
While the Note 10 Pro featured a curved backplate made of glass, the Note 11 Pro has a flat one. This may sound like a cost-cutting measure. This glass has a matte, frosted look. This glass is smoother and scatters the reflected light beautifully.
The series’ new direction is represented by the flat glass pane. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G features squared-off edges, much like many Sony Xperia smartphones. Although this can make phones feel bulky, it is actually only 8.9mm thick. It is not a bulky Motorola Moto.
We could choose smoother contours but we prefer these rugged sides. This reduces the handset’s width. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G has a fraction less width than its predecessor.
These are just a few of the other features to be aware. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G includes a headphone jack as well as a combo SIM tray. It can store either one SIM or two SIMs. This is a bonus flexibility point, although you might want to have separate SIM/SD slots.
The IR blaster is also available. These features are very rare on phones made by Chinese brands. With the help of Mi Remote, it allows the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G to function as a universal remote.
You can also use the power button to scan your fingerprints. In our testing, it was fast and reliable.
We love the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Stereo Speakers. Stereo arrays are always useful for video streaming and gaming, but these speakers provide solid maximum volume as well as a good amount of mid-low frequency substance.
The speaker above the screen is more bassy than that on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G’s top, but it is still quite loud. This can cause the sound to seem uneven in other phones.
You also get a box with a case, which is standard on most Xiaomi Redmi phones. The factory-applied protector does not stay on the phone, as it can damage the display. It is recommended that you get a replacement protector for the screen protector, because although Gorilla Glass 5 protects the screen, it is not scratch-proof.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G display
- OLED display
- No support HDR
- Excellent image quality and maximum brightness
It is very similar to the screen in our last Redmi Note 10 Pro. It’s a 6.67-inch OLED with 120Hz resolution and 2400 x 1080 pixels.
This is the most impressive display you can get in an entry-level Android. The contrast is perfect, the color can be vivid if you wish, and the maximum brightness is amazing. The best part is that the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G features an efficient sunlight mode. This activates when you go outside on bright days.
This increases the brightness and enhances visibility by increasing image contrast. It works great.
There are three color modes that you can choose from. There are three color modes: standard, saturated, or vivid. Xiaomi recommends “vivid”, which adjusts the color saturation depending on the app being used. Because it eliminates radioactive red from your app icons, we chose “standard”. That saturation will be loved by many people.
Even though it isn’t a new standard, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G screen is impressive. The missing feature is a dynamically variable refresh rate, which helps to save battery. The phone will automatically drop to 60Hz if an app does not support 120Hz. However, it will still display at a higher rate when the user isn’t using the home screen.
The 60Hz refresh rate is an option that can increase the battery’s life. We are too fond of the smooth scrolling at 120Hz to give up.
HDR is also absent on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, although this seems to be a minor issue. The Snapdragon 695 SoC does not support HDR standards.