Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G Vs Redmi Note 11 Comparison & REVIEW
two very different phones, powered by different chipsets weve, got this snapdragon 695 versus the 680.. We do have 5000 milliamp hour batteries in both of these phones, but one has 67 watt charging the other 33. Is there a big difference in them thats? What im here to find out and what about the cameras so 108 megapixel main camera on the more expensive pro 5g model and then a 50 megapixel one. I do have a separate video with a camera comparison of both of these, but it will be covered a little bit in this video, so the screens weve got 90 hertz versus 120 hertz screen theyre, both full hd plus resolutions and in this review ill be covering The screen differences, other differences that come up and benchmarks and performance and which one i think you should go for over the redmi note, 11 pro 5g or the note 11.. Now on the left, i have the 11 pro 5g and this is on the right. The note 11. just to make it a bit clear and ill keep the boxes on those sides and throughout the video the phones will be on either side there. So looking at them both here, we do have with the front glass flat glass screens, which is good theres, no curvature to it. I wouldnt expect that with more affordable, orientated phones, 6.67 inches versus 6.43 inches and they are amoled now 120 hertz versus 90 hertz here. So slightly smaller screen means this.
One is a little bit more comfortable in hand. Now fingerprint readers on both of them. They seem to be a little bit slow, but the slowest is yeah the cheaper model you can see it takes about a second or so there to wake up its. Not that quick and youll see, with this model its still a little slow, but not too bad a little bit quicker, but the main thing is the accuracy. Is there with both of them and both of them tend to be working quite well there. Now, with the front facing cameras, weve got a 13 megapixel front facing camera here with this model right here, and then we have a 16 megapixel with the note, so its got a slightly better front facing camera, at least with the megapixel count and later on ill. Do a bit of a camera comparison which ive already run with this now the backs of them. We do have gorilla glass so on the front here: gorilla, glass, 5, gorilla, glass, 3 with a cheaper model and glass on the back with the note right here. So it does feel just a little bit nicer in hand a little bit more premium. You could say plastic back on the note 11.. Now. Both of these models do have plastic frames around them, so we have our sim tray there. Now, with this particular model, the note 11, it does have a three in one slot, so that means two nano sims you get the 4g with it only, but the micro sd card support is great to have because you dont have to give up on one of Those sims, unlike the redmi note, 11 pro 5g, well take two nano sims or a nano sim and a micro sd card which goes on the reverse side notice.
There is a little gasket around it, so these phones do have an ip53 rating, so thats splash protection and dust. You certainly dont want to be swimming with these phones because water will get in them now. These buttons here are plastic, theyre, capacitive, always on fingerprint readers. As i demonstrated before the accuracy very good of them and then its all plastic frames, you dont see any antenna lines and the paint job on the finish of them for the price of these phones isnt too bad. Now, the thickness you are looking at right here. Approximately 8.1 millimeters versus here, which is slightly thicker around about 8.2. Now, with the cameras, it does bring it up to just over 10 millimeters with this one and around about 11 here, so its a little bit thicker there, but you dont really notice too much of a difference. Weight wise here it is so 202 grams versus. Then a much lighter, approximately 180 grams, with the cheaper note 11., the smaller model too. So it makes sense that it is a little bit lighter. Both of them have 5 000 milliamp hour batteries within them down the bottom type c ports on both. Now you would notice that ive got a bit of a chip. Thats come out there with the note 11 pro 5g. So i do believe that this painted plastic coating on it, its like silver underneath it and it is prone to just showing up little chips and things so early on so theres.
The sim tray there microphone two loudspeakers and then the tops of them flipping them around. Here youll see that we do have two 3.5 millimeter headphone jacks now tested them both out typical xiaomi quality that it sounds good, got no real complaints with them. The secondary loudspeakers here so great at this price point, especially with that note 11 to have this weve, got ir, transmitters and then secondary microphones. Now then, for our cameras, the main camera is 108 megapixels on the note 11, pro 5g, so the more expensive model, and then weve got 50 on this one right here. Both of them have eight megapixel ultra wides, and then we have a 2 megapixel macro and another 2 megapixel for depth. On the note, 11. and theyre not very good cameras, as you can imagine, 2 megapixels. I wish they just didnt, give them to us and give us a better ultra wide. I think, would be better, and most people would probably be happy with that. So we just get the two megapixel with this and then that eight and then an ai badge there, which um yeah i wish they didnt do that hey very similar. Looking, though, the backs there at least the camera modules, so im very happy theyve gone with amoled screens on both of these, and they do look good, so they top out just over around 700 nits, both of them. They have very clear screens and they can be made out in direct sunlight.
The differences between them here, apart from their size, is the refresh rate, of course, so with this 120 hertz and then, with the note 11, you get 90 hertz as the max option. There. Now, 90 hertz. For me, this price point, i think, is fantastic, really good to have there and the touch response on both of them is good, but you do notice this ones better, not because of the processor its really because this has six gigabytes of ram. This model has four. I just think that the ui, which is miui 13, seems to like that ram a little bit its quite ram heavy. So having the six, i definitely see a bit of a difference there. Now it is very good the screen when you look at the color reproduction and things you can tweak it, of course, under these display settings when you go into it, color scheme thats, all typical here for me, why you can go along and tweak that to your Personal preference, when it comes down to your white balance, you can tweak that now. Ive just got it on the vivid recommended setting here at the moment. Ive just left it as default, as you would get it out of the box. So there are excellent screens on both of them full hd plus resolution and really the whole thing seems to run pretty good with the gestures, no issues there and to talk a little about a little bit about the ui.
I definitely noticed that this model here with the four gigs, like i just mentioned, really that its a little bit slower now ive noticed quite a few bugs here with mia y13 little glitches, the worst has been. Sometimes the animations have been slower on both of them. Quite leggy, at times the other is the camera apps on both i have seen crash. You can see how much slower that was to launch there on this model. So whats happened is a lot of the times. Ive been recording to do my test. Camera comparison, video that i posted earlier im swapping over into the video app im going into the other apps, and this is what caused a little bit of a glitch on both of them. Actually, the camera apps crashed on me, which is really annoying to see so theres bugs like that present with me ui now, when you use the video mode its something thats really odd here, so the cheaper model can shoot 1080p 40 frames per second, and you can See that were kept out at only 30 frames per second, with the note 11 pro, which does sell for more than 100 euros over 100 euros more than the cheaper model. That doesnt make much sense to me. What doesnt make any sense either is currently at the state of both of these, with the electronic image stabilization. This, the time of this review this one when you shoot, looks like youve got electronic image stabilization, you havent with the rear cameras this one.
The preview on the screen looks all shaky, but you do have electronic image stabilization, as you can see now with my camera comparison, so i wont cover those cameras too much in detail because its all in that camera comparison so make sure you check that out. I just wanted to also say that the front facing cameras here its the other way around. We get electronic image stabilization with the 11 pro 5g, but we dont with the note 11 and theres no 4k video option with either. I think its the downgraded isp. With these different chips that xiaomis gone with, that is the problem there, so in a way, weve kind of gone, a step backwards compared to the note 10 pro, even though we do have miui 13 on both of these, its still android 11. So we havent gone over to android 12 and maybe in a way its a good thing, because my experience so far with miui 13, with android 12 on their flagship phones, has been quite buggy. So when you get both of them, this is one thing that doesnt make sense: either you get more bloatware on the more expensive version. Pre installed apps here both running of course, miui 13 global rom, so thats what you have to remove theres quite a bit its about two gigabytes on both of them and around 20 applications that i would consider as bloatware that are installed. So i need to tone tone down on that differently now battery life very similar here – okay – not much in it at all.
Now, what youre, looking at on both of them is approximately nine to ten hours of on screen time, with normal kind of use so screen on time there. This is just my fixed benchmark, of course, 200 nits lets it run this benchmark, looping the same thing to then 20 battery, where it stops and gives excuse me this score right here, so they are excellent when it comes to batteries. Both of these will outdo flagships. The current xiaomi 12 flagships get around seven hours of screen on time. These are an easy, eight or nine hours, so they should last most people about two days, although i have noticed currently this standby drain on both is not that good. When i havent been using them, you come back and youve lost a bit of battery life. There now charge time 51 minutes to go from 12 to 100, with the note 11 now this keeps glitching out on me because it kept restarting the charging. For some reason. I keep testing it over and over what i found with the 67 watt charger and the stock cable using all the stock stuff. Here it would keep charging disconnecting and then charging again. It would just for a split second disconnect the charge or stop the charging. Then continue on, but it only takes just over 30 minutes well, their claim, xiaomi is sorry 42 minutes, and i got with this in fact, 50. so very close charge rates, but it could be the fact that it keeps disconnecting all the time there so theres, not Actually much difference at all, which is weird, 33 watts versus 67.
You think that this will be so much faster, but in reality it isnt. It just starts out a bit faster now, a big difference here with our antutu scores, because we are looking at the snapdragon 684 g versus the 695 5g. Both of them are six nanometer chips and the scores theyre huge difference – and you do see it in just general use, and especially gaming. The performance on this model completely kills this one here which at times feels quite a bit laggy. I do believe its got a lot to do with just the four gigabytes of ram, as i mentioned before, geekbench 5 scores again, reflecting the difference in performance heres, quite a large gap very large there. So this is another thing that doesnt make sense. Why is the cheaper model here better? I dont get it. I dont know whats going on maybe just different flash chips or software differences, so both have ufs 2.2 storage youll see when i zoom in that um hang on what on earth is going on? Did i mix up the benchmarks here? No, i didnt so random, reads and writes, which are really the most important. One here are slightly faster okay on the 11 pro 5g, but look at the sequential reads, quite a bit of a difference and a lot faster. Sequential reads on the cheaper model, which is why i say hang on that: doesnt really make any sense its just the way it is now with our gps, both of them work about the same okay, and you got that typical qualcomm cap of three meters accuracy.
If this was a mediatek powered version from xiaomi for the note series, then it would be about one meter of accuracy because they dont have that cap. Both of them do support widevine level. One cert, which is good so netflix, is in full hd, which is good, but amazon, prime video, both of these devices arent white listed. Yet i dont know if they ever will be. So you only get standard definition was amazon, prime video moving over to our audio. Now so they both do support 3.5 millimeter headphones, and this is great because normally most phones are dropping that, but at least with the redmi series, with these more affordable phones from xiaomi, we have this 3.5 mil support and yay its good. It sounds actually very good from both of them and really, as mentioned before, when we looked at the design. Ive got no complaints, its typical xiaomi 3.5 millimeter quality there. So we do have dual out speakers on both and especially at the price point of the note. 11, this is great to have before we get onto that 100 volume sample from both of them. We can test and hear which one is the best just wanted to show you scrolling here in youtube that it seems definitely so much faster and smoother on the more expensive model, as youd expect compared to this, which is its pretty good. The scrolling here, as you can see, but ive just noticed that sometimes the images will take a little bit longer to load in so what ill do is go into one of my videos now one of these camera comparisons and well listen to that speaker give you A sample at 100 volume now they are both very similar.
I think the volume is more or less the same, but you can hear on the 11 pro 5g just a little bit more bass coming through with that tune that i just played, so i would have to get the win there to the more expensive note. 11. Pro 5g model now with our gaming performance, this ones pretty obvious right so at the bottom here this is the note 11 pro 5g. Now in pubg it allows us to have the ultra frame rate option, whereas the slower 680 only the high frame rate option and thats, both using the balanced with the graphics or smooth with our graphics here so just test out. First, the note 11 5g – and this is good like playability wise, like this – is smooth. Okay, in fact, both of them are smooth. You can get your kills and theres no real lag, looking down iron sights there, but you do notice, especially with that frame rate, different, that this one feels a lot smoother and better than the note 11, which ill now go over to so. The note 11 here still good, but when you look around okay definitely i dont feel that that doesnt look as smooth all right and down the iron sights here its not going to lag out or anything so both of the phones, its the main thing, can play A game like pubg: here you can get your kills and no issue. However, if you do intend to game a lot and youre considering both of these models, i would go for the note 11 pro 5g, because it has more ram and the slightly more potent chipset from qualcomm, which is that 690 versus the slower 680 okay.
So, if youre on a budget, clearly you go for the note 11 and if you dont game a lot, you just need a simple phone that only has 4g. If you need the 5g speeds, then clearly, of course, the note 11 pro 5g is the phone to go for so battery life on both of them is very similar. There theres not much of a difference and then the charge time is a bit of a surprise. I dont know whether my units a bit faulty and playing up because it keeps disconnecting and then charging again for a split second, so that probably affected those charging times. Wed only got around about 50 minutes. This is around this one being about the same kind of time, so that was a little bit odd there. Other differences that are odd to me are the storage speeds. Weve got slightly better storage speeds, at least sequentials in the cheaper model. Kind of doesnt really make sense, so both have 3.5 million headphone jacks ir blasters too, that is good to see, and the quality out of that 3.5 millimeter on both of them is good. Now, where both of these phones have a bit of a problem, is miui 13.. Now it just runs on android 11, so its not android 12, yet well, be waiting for that update, theyre a little bit buggy, both of them, especially the camera. App. On the note 11 pro 5g, i did notice that it crashed quite a few times when i did the camera comparison, and i thought at one point id have to give up, because every time i tried to swap to the ultra wide or then back to the Main camera, it would lock up and crash on me freeze up on me and that just was not good at all.
So really strange things are happening with this. Why no 4k video didnt the last model, have it so thats odd, and then why not? 1080P 60 frames per second with a more expensive model, and then the lack of electronic image stabilization on one of these versus the other really confusing. So one of them has it with the front facing video. The other doesnt have it with the rare video xiaomi, does need to get their act together and just improve the software and hopefully give us electronic image stabilization on all of the cameras so front and back, and they do think that, judging from the camera comparison, theyve Done theres, not that much of a difference between 108 megapixels and 50. But if you do take a lot of low light photos and portraits, i would probably go for the 108 megapixel one. You get the 16 megapixel photos by default and you got a little bit more resolution and detail there to play around with so there we go. That is the difference.