When it comes to spending money on hardware for 200 pounds, you get something incredibly capable that will do 98 of everything. Most people need such as the poco x3 nfc reviewed in this phone show for 650 pounds here on amazon for this xiaomi 11. You get some extras: a 120 hertz amoled screen qhd resolution rather than 1080p a more cutting edge, processor, more ram qi charging and fast charging speeds for wired as well, then, for an expected 900 pounds or so in the new me 11 ultra edition launched yesterday. You’Ll also get a good periscope, telephoto camera giant, almost one inch optical format, main camera sensor, gimmicky selfie secondary display, even faster charging and more storage options. Now. Clearly, the latter, the mi 11 ultra – is not four and a half times as good as the poco, x3 and fc. But each phone is a general improvement. As you go up, the price scale it’s, just the law of diminishing returns – means that the features per price tier isn’t, linear making. If you can afford this 600 or 650 pounds ish. The baseline me 11 here something of a sweet spot in terms of high end value, i.e, you’re, not paying crazy money for features which you’ll rarely use now. Spec highlights here include a true flagship: amoled display 6.8 inches of gorilla glass victors. Second, only to the iphone ceramic shield, tech, a qhd resolution, 120 hertz, refresh rate with excellent viewing angles in all conditions.
Everything is, as they say, on the 361 podcast buttery smooth, then there’s, the charging setup, a 4 600 milliamp battery gets easily through the day with charge to spare the type c port supports very fast 55 watt, wired charging via power delivery, standard and quick charge. 4 plus terrifically flexible from any high power mains charger, plus again very fast, 50 watt qi, wireless charging and 10 watt reverse charging for accessories, all very flagship detail: the snapdragon treble 8 chipset 8 gig of ram 128 gigabytes of storage or more. If you pay this benchmarks on geekbench 5 at 1123, the highest i’ve ever seen on android at least and drives the now fairly familiar me. Ui 12, on top of android 11, complete with optional actual comprehensive theming and google news feed off the left of the home screens. Now there are some oddities it’s. The first time i’d encountered an anti malware scanning engine leaping in to check play store downloads on the fly. Now i found a way to turn this behavior off – it’s, not obvious, but like i guess it could stop casual users from side loading malware so heck. Why not now a real highlight again for xiaomi is imaging and, as i contend, they’re rivaling google now in image processing and competing with the best of apple, all that pro or a14 goodness the large f over 1.9 108 megapixel main camera at one. Over one point: three three inch optical former outputs at 27, megapixel and four, three, so 20 megapixels or so in sixteen nine and images are beautifully, detailed and, crucially, not ruined with samsung edge enhancement.
I did back to back tests with my iphone and my windows. Pureview phone cameras and this absolutely kept up there’s a very good ultra wide for fun, though i didn’t test this beyond the shots here. A focusing 5 megapixel macro camera is here too also for fun, though the novelty of this will wear off after a few shots. When you realize how disgustingly dusty and dirty your life is, i think i’d rather not know the obvious omission for a smartphone. This price mind. You is a telephoto camera. Yes, the 108 megapixel unit can do two times without too many problems, but anything further and it’s. All software, so i guess it depends on how much you ever want to go beyond two times. Also in stills video testing on the me 11, with the slightly cinematic, smooth, zoom that’s ultra wide to six times and back the fingerprint scanner is well optical and under display and it’s well it’s adequate. It didn’t, like my right, hand, thumb, but then several other phones also don’t like this. So perhaps it’s me my left hand. Thumb worked just fine with a one second recognition delay. Yet again, i prefer the siame budget phones with their side mounted capacitive scanners. Five years ago, every android phone had a capacitive scanner. An authentication was instant and 100 reliable. It worked i’m just saying the stereo speakers are again adequate. I know i know damning with faint praise here’s a demo 80 volume, because full volume tends to distort the hardware brahms piano, concerto number one: Music Applause – it’s, not just you.
It is all very middling, there’s, very little bass very little top end, but hey it’s, stereo, probably the same components as in the budget. Stereo xiaomi asadi. You would have thought some meteor components will be justified here for the mi 11, although perhaps there wasn’t room the mi 11 is surprisingly slender in the hand for its screen and battery size and there’s very, very little bezel. I would notice that for once i didn’t mention the lack of a 3.5 mil headphone jack. Oh no there’s, no official ip rating here, but numerous tests have shown water resistance. So in this case it’s, probably just xiaomi not wanting to pay for the ip certification. They did go on about how expensive it was in their me, 11 ultra launch just now. A clear case is supplied in the box, so this one is a slightly sleeker third party alternative thanks to james honeyball, who lent me the review me 11. there’s a lot to like about the me 11 in terms of sheer horsepower and dazzling user experience, and if You want flagship speed, but not a top whack price tag. Then you can’t go far wrong here. In fact, that should be something of a 2021 slogan. You can’t go wrong by buying xiaomi personally. I’D have traded some of this horsepower for a telephoto lens and better speakers, but that’s. Just me. The price here is important to how much of a bargain this is james snuffled, his off the slow boat from china for 495 pounds, which is amazing, xiaomi uk’s prices vary wildly from day to day as usual, depending on which offers they’ve got on, and what the Marketing manager had for breakfast, but i think be patient.
Try for under 600 pounds and you’ll have a very decent buy on your hands. Note that the full rrp here of 750, i think, is too high, but then whoever pays rrp for a sammy phone. This is the me 11..