Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro full review
Note: 11 series brings two pro models this year, one with a 4g chipset and the other with a 5g capable one. As a result, are the two devices that much different and could the 4g model be the better deal im will for gsm arena unless find out in our vanilla, redmi note: 11 pro review Music. If you ignore the chipsets for a moment, the redmi note 11 pro and redmi note 11. Pro 5g are pretty much the same device. They bring an identical, look and feel in nearly the same specs. This year, xiaomi has gone with a totally flat glass back and flat plastic frame on its redmi notes, with a matte metallic looking finish, the devices look quite sleek and minimalistic. They also have ip53 rated dust and splash proofing a premium feature which comes back from last year. The redmi note 11, pro and 11 pro 5g have the same display a 6.67 inch amoled with a 1080p resolution, gorilla glass, 5 protection and a fast 120hz refresh rate. This display is quite nice for a mid ranger. You dont get hdr10 support, but the panel is plenty sharp at around 400 ppi and you get deep, amoled, blacks and decently. Accurate colors brightness is good too. We measured a maximum of 470 nits which can boost up to 750 nits in auto mode, just like the 5g model. Theres a responsive, 360 hertz touch sampling right here and thanks to the fast refresh rate movement on screen like swiping and scrolling, is extra smooth.
Unlike more premium phones, though, the screen refresh rate isnt adaptive here to save energy for audio the redmi note 11 pro has a headphone jack and stereo speakers with the earpiece doubling as the second speaker, theres no dopey atmos support. Here, though, unlike the 5g model, the speakers were able to score very good on our loudness chart and sound is balanced with good mids and highs, but theres a little less bass than on the 5g for storage. The redmi note 11 pro comes with 64 or 128 gigs on board and is expandable via microsd and to wake up and unlock the phone. You can use the fingerprint reader, which is built into the power key its blazing fast on release the new redmi note phones run on xiaomis miui 13 over android 11.. This interface is quite similar to previous miui versions and is easy to use. You can check out our dedicated video to find out more the redmi note. 11 pro has a mediatek helio g96 chipset built on a 12 nanometer process, and this sets it apart from the 5g model. It makes sense that performance would be a little less here. In comparison, but, unfortunately, its also a downgrade from last years, redmi note 10 pro in cpu tests. The note 11 pro is on about the same level as the previous model and falls a bit behind the 5g one, but in gpu tests it earn lower scores than either phone and most competitors too in real world use.
The note 11 pro is mostly smooth with the occasional hiccup here and there. The thermals are good too, but this is far from a gaming phone as a result of a different chipset. Some other things are different from the 5g model as well like the battery life. Even though both phones have a 5 000 million power battery, the vanilla redmi note 11 pro scored a 100 hour endurance rating in our tests. Good, but not excellent. The 5g model is more power efficient and scored a rating of 115 hours. One clear upgrade over last year is 67 watt fast charging where, before it was 33 watts, we were able to charge the phone from zero to 78 percent in half an hour. The redmi note 11 pro has a 108 megapixel main camera paired with an 8 megapixel ultra wide, a 2 megapixel macro cam and a depth sensor, its basically the same setup as last years model, except that the redmi note 10 pro had a different higher res macro. Cam 12 megapixel photos from the redmi note 11 pros main cam are good for this class. They offer plenty of resolved, detail, low noise and accurate colors. The dynamic range is high, but not over the top. The images are noticeably over sharpened, but we still like these photos better than the ones from the 5g model. It seems the processing is different. Portrait photos come out great, the subjects are well exposed, detailed and colorful, and the separation is proficient 8 megapixel.
Ultra wide photos are all right for this class, but weve seen better. The images are sharp enough at the center and have a good amount of resolved detail for this type of camera. Dynamic range isnt, great, close ups from the 2 megapixel macro camera are acceptable in quality. They have punchy, colors and good contrast with enough detail, but these photos are not that sharp. We missed the autofocus that we had on last years. Telemacrocam low light photos from the main camera are good for the class. The color saturation and contrast are good and the exposure is true to life. The detail is enough too, although some is smeared by noise reduction. Turning on the night mode results in a sharper image, though, some might find the amount of sharpening excessive. You also get less noise, a brighter exposure restored, highlights and more detail and shadows low light photos from the ultrawide are barely usable, theyre dark and the noise reduction smears most of the detail, for whatever reason you get night mode here on the ultra wide, which you Dont have on the 5g model, you get sharper photos with a brighter exposure, more detail, lower noise and a boost in dynamic range selfies from the 16 megapixel front facing cam are likeable. The colors are accurate, the contrast is great, the noise is low and the subject is well exposed. The resolve detail is not that impressive, though now on to video recording and, unlike last year, theres no support for 4k, its capped at 1080p, both here and on the 5g model.
The 1080p videos from the main camera are good, though theyre sharp with enough result detail the colors are likable and the dynamic range is decent theres, always on electronic stabilization as well. Videos from the ultra wide cam are pretty good with enough detail, realistic, colors and very wide dynamic range, so thats, the xiaomi redmi note 11 pro the 4g version theres a lot to like here the flat build, looks good and its splash proof. Then you have that nice amoled screen stereo speakers and fast charging. The cameras are pretty decent for this class too, and actually we like the processing here better than on the 5g model. So if youre after camera quality, instead of 5g and dont, mind a bump down in battery life, you could consider the vanilla model over the 5g one. The problem comes when comparing to last years, redmi note 10 pro the chipset here is slower and you lose 4k.