[i2pc pros_icon=”icon icon-thumbs-up” cons_icon=”icon icon-thumbs-down” show_title=”false” title=”Pros & Cons” show_button=”false” pros_title=”Pros” cons_title=”Cons” ][i2pros]Excellent display (AMOLED + 120Hz)
Fast fingerprint sensor
Fast loading time
Memory expansion, NFC, headphone jack
[/i2pros][i2cons]No improvement on the previous year.
Disappointing camera (sharpness)
Processor just fine
“Sometimes On Display” only
1080p/30FPS video recording only
With the Redmi Note 11 series, a total of three different Pro models have been launched on the global market alone, and we have recently tested the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, which was under 30,000 Tk. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is the cheapest phone in the 11 Pro series. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro device is unofficially available in Bangladesh. At the same time, it’s all a bit confusing, but let’s not let that distract us and get to the actual test.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro measures 164.2 x 76.1 x 8.1 millimeters and weighs 202 grams. In terms of design, the Note 11 Pro clearly speaks the language of the Note 11 series. Above all, we know the two-part camera hill with the main camera on top and the secondary cameras arranged below it so clearly from the other devices in the Note 11 series.
In terms of color, Xiaomi offers white, black, and a light blue tone. We tested the black version, and I quite like the way it looks in parts. Light is reflected in a beautiful silver tone on the back of the glass. The camera hill is a bit too conspicuous for me. In addition, it’s very angular design has the disadvantage that dust quickly collects around it. The back is also really slippery and prone to fingerprints.
The included case is made of silicone and isn’t the prettiest, but it’s still functional. Even with the protective cover, the camera protrudes and the cell phone wobbles when you put it on the table with its back. A protective film is applied to the display by default. Gorilla Glass 5 is used underneath to protect the display from scratches. The processing of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is excellent overall. Compared to the Redmi Note 10 series, the transitions between the glass back, the frame, and the display, which are much more angular, are excellently processed. Nothing is sharp-edged, and the pressure points of the buttons are well coordinated.
Both the power button and the volume rocker are embedded in the frame on the right. The power button also functions as a fingerprint sensor. The speed of the unlocking process is excellent; the reliability is around 9 out of 10 attempts. The SIM card slot is located at the bottom of the frame and is designed as a hybrid slot. So you can choose between Dual-SIM with two Nano-SIM cards or Nano-SIM + MicroSD cards. The USB-C port (USB 2.0) and a speaker are also located on the underside of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro. A second loudspeaker is located on the top. Next to it is a 3.5mm jack socket on the left and an IR transmitter on the right. In addition to the mobile phone and the protective cover, the scope of delivery also includes a power supply unit with a USB-A connection and a USB-A to USB-C charging cable.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro doesn’t get any plus points from me for the design, but the workmanship is excellent, and the device comes with stereo speakers and a good fingerprint sensor.
With the Redmi Note 11 series, Xiaomi relies on AMOLED across the board. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro combines this with a 120Hz refresh rate and a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 395 pixels per inch distributed over the 6.67-inch screen diagonal. This means that all content is reproduced razor-sharp. Perfect black values are possible thanks to the use of AMOLED, and the contrasts are also excellent.
With a brightness of 800 lux in manual mode and 1400 lux in direct sunlight with automatic brightness control, the brightness values are also excellent. Overall, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro’s display is excellent and compares favorably with the screens of significantly more expensive devices. With its 120Hz refresh rate, all content feels fluid, and the perfect black levels, in combination with the high brightness, do the rest to enable an all-around great screen experience.
A punch-hole selfie camera is embedded in the center of the display. The cut-out for this measures 3 millimeters. There are no shadows visible around the camera. The only thing I don’t like about the front camera is the silver ring around it. It’s too noticeable, especially when the display is off.
As always, Xiaomi provides excellent setting options for the display. Of course, a dark mode is available, and there is also a reading mode. Both modes are adjustable in time. Furthermore, the color scheme of the display can be adjusted. You can choose between vivid, saturated, and normal-adjusted colors. You can also freely set the color temperature. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro can be bought here in Germany, so Widevine L1 and therefore streaming in HD is no problem with all providers. In summary, the display of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is excellent; it doesn’t allow itself any weaknesses and can easily keep up with significantly more expensive smartphones.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio G96. We know it from the Poco M4 Pro, the Redmi Note 11S, and the Realme 8i. The Redmi Note 11S is particularly interesting. Because this is the little brother of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro. Same vintage, same brand, same series. Only the BDT of the Redmi Note 11S costs 5,000 Tk less than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro. Of course, this is also due to other factors, but it still shows that the ratio between processing power and price is not the best in the Redmi Note 11 Pro. Still, the Helio G96 is not a weak chip.
The octa-core processor is equipped with two powerful 2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 cores and six energy-saving 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores. An ARM Mali G57 is responsible for the graphics performance. The processor is manufactured using the 12-nanometer process and provides enough power for everyday tasks. In connection with the fast display, you almost rush through the system.
The SoC also handles one or the other game without any problems, although you have to turn down the graphics for more demanding titles and sometimes expect to stutter. The chip performs okay in benchmarks. The performance is okay compared to devices from this year, but most of this year’s devices are also rather weak due to the chip crisis. Compared to a Poco X3 Pro from last year, the Note 11 Pro doesn’t have a chance.
Xiaomi offers 6/64, 6/128, and 8/128 gigabytes of storage. Only the first two versions are listed in the Xiaomi shop. We definitely recommend the 128 gigabytes. Experience has shown that 64 GB is quickly too little, even with expandable memory. The memory speeds are perfectly fine at 460/183 MB/s, the RAM is fast enough at 18.4 GB/s to carry out multitasking and loading processes smoothly.
On the system side, Xiaomi delivers the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro with MIUI 13, which is still based on Android 11, but in the heavily adapted MIUI, it doesn’t matter at all. The software performed well during the test period. The customization options in MIUI are diverse, and the system runs stably. With the always-on display, as always in the Xiaomi mid-range cosmos, you have to do without permanent switching on, but otherwise, you can set whatever your heart desires. When it comes to bloatware, you’ll have to do a bunch of uninstalls initially, but so far everything is easily removable. I didn’t find any ads in the system. If you want to be on the safe side, you can find instructions on how to switch them off in this article.
Five cameras are provided in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro for taking pictures and videos. The main camera has a resolution of 108MP (f/1.9 aperture), along with an ultra wide-angle camera with a resolution of 8 megapixels. Your viewing angle is an acceptable 118°. In addition to these two useful cameras, Xiaomi has decided to give the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro two useless 2MP sensors. On paper, one is for depth detection and one is for macro photography. On the front of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is a 16MP camera with an f/2.4 aperture. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro takes videos in Full HD with 30FPS. To be honest, that’s a bit disappointing. 4K or at least 1080 with 60 pixels should actually be a matter of course for a cell phone with a BDT of over 20,000 Tk.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro uses the following frequencies for reliable network coverage on the 3G and 4G networks:
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is, of course, a dual-SIM smartphone that can handle two nano-SIM cards. Alternatively, you can equip the cell phone with a Nano SIM card and a MicroSD card. The Note 11 Pro is the most expensive device in the Redmi Note 11 series that has to do without 5G. To be honest, this is still not a real disadvantage, especially in the middle class. More importantly, VoLTE and VoWIFI are included. Unfortunately, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is not completely reliable when it comes to the proximity sensor. The problem was mainly noticed when listening to voice messages.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro uses WiFi 5 for WiFi. Right next to the router, the cell phone uses the bandwidth reliably. At the other end of my apartment, 15MB/s of the 50MB/s of my connection are still available. The cell phone uses GPS and Glonass for localization, which is not necessarily a lot. The localization is nevertheless reliable and fast. After a few seconds, you are found within a few meters. In practice, there were no problems navigating by bike or on foot. In terms of sensors, the Redmi Note 11 Pro uses proximity, ambient light, acceleration, a gyroscope, an electronic compass, and an infrared transmitter.
For music playback, you can use the built-in stereo speakers, Bluetooth headphones, or wired headphones. The stereo speakers are okay, the volume is even good, but the tuning could be a bit better, and the sound is a bit tinny overall. You can use NFC with Google Pay without restrictions.
With its 5000mAh battery, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro lasted 9.5 hours in the benchmark test at 200 lux brightness and a 120Hz refresh rate. If you lower it to 60Hz, it’s a whole 12 hours. In practice, as a power user, I got through the day with my cell phone. It was never enough for two days. The DOT was 4-5 hours.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro can be charged with the included power supply at a very stable 67 watts. This will charge your phone to 100% in under an hour. In 20 minutes, you are back at 40%. The smartphone, as is customary at this price, cannot be charged wirelessly.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro offers an excellent display with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate and crisp AMOLED colors. The processing and the fingerprint sensor are also really strong. Furthermore, there is nothing wrong with the connectivity standards, and the loading speed is excellent.
Things are less rosy with the rather disappointing camera and the processor, which is not an improvement on last year, although it is fast enough for all everyday tasks. It gets really tight for the Note 11 Pro when you look at the cosmos around the device. Xiaomi calls it 21,000 Tk for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro. You can confidently call that a moon price. The device has competition from all sides. With the Redmi Note 11s, there is an almost identical device in the Xiaomi portfolio in the same series. Given the savings, most of you should be able to handle it.
An even better deal is the now almost legendary Redmi Note 10 Pro, i.e., the direct predecessor. Same performance, same display, same battery size. The Note 10 Pro only needs 10 minutes longer due to the loading speed. In return, it offers a significantly better camera, including 4K videos.