[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]outstanding display.
chic design + good quality.
strong reception (network, WLAN, GPS).
good skin camera.
strong battery life.
A flawless fingerprint sensor.
Dual SIM + Micro SD.
true stereo sound.
[/i2pros][i2cons]”Sometimes On Display” only.
performance is below average.
still Android 11.
While waiting for its last flagship stamped 12, Xiaomi presents its initial model for the year 2022. The Redmi Note 11 logically takes over from the Redmi Note 10 by bringing minor changes mainly applied to the photo service. The predecessor, the Redmi Note 10, fell victim to the chip crisis in August last year and could no longer be produced. What Xiaomi packs into the inexpensive model in terms of hardware is definitely an announcement to the competition: Note 11 has a 6.4-inch AMOLED 90Hz display, a modern Snapdragon 680 processor, up to 6+128GB of memory, two useful camera sensors, and one 5000 mAh battery with 33-watt charging speed. we found out how well the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 performs in practice in a detailed practical test.
I put the Redmi Note 10 in the table for comparison, even though the device has been completely sold out for months. A Realme 8 (to the test) looks different. This is currently the perfect alternative to the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11. As long as it’s still accessible, that is.
The classification of the other Note 11 models is comparatively easy here. If you wanted a better camera and more processing power, you would end up with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S for just under BDT 23,990. The housing of the two smartphones is completely identical, only the camera of the Note 11S protrudes significantly further from the back. The alternative for 5G users would be the Poco M4 Pro 5G (exactly identical to the Note 11S 5G from the picture). However, the AMOLED display falls victim to the 5G standard, but the Mediatek Dimensity 810 processor offers a little more performance.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 measures 159.87 x 73.87 x 8.09 millimeters and weighs 179 grams. The scope of delivery includes a transparent protective cover, a 33-watt charging adapter, a USB-A to USB-C cable, and a SIM needle. A screen protector is already attached in addition to the Gorilla Glass 3 protection and the case has a fastener for the Type-C connection. Anyone who is annoyed by this closure system of the cover can simply separate it cleanly with a cutter knife. Personally, I’m still unsure whether I value protection against dirt more than the additional effort involved in connecting the charging cable. As is typical for Xiaomi, the accessories are absolutely exemplary, even in the cheapest Note 11 model.
The only difference to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S is the camera hill. With the Note 11, the camera only protrudes 1.4mm from the back and the smartphone lies perfectly flat on the table with a protective cover. The design language is more angular compared to the Redmi Note 10, but you hardly notice it with the protective cover. In any case, the device seems much more stable and the workmanship is excellent. For more information about the design and the connections, just take a look at the Redmi Note 11S review.
The same applies to the display. The two inexpensive representatives of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 series share the 90Hz AMOLED with Full HD resolution. At 1300 lux on auto-brightness, the display isn’t quite as bright as the Note 11S, but that should be a normal range spread. In any case, the display is exactly identical and comes from Samsung on both of our devices. In any case, for a smartphone in this price range, an AMOLED display with this brightness and high refresh rate is an announcement.
Compared to the Redmi Note 10, there is no noticeable increase in performance. The Snapdragon 680 is a budget chip and in combination with UFS 2.2 storage and LPDDR4X RAM, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 achieves almost 240,000 points in the Antutu benchmark. The 90Hz display is not quite as smooth on Note 11 as it is on the much more powerful Redmi Note 11S. Unfortunately, the performance of the Redmi Note 11 is only sufficient for the price range. At least our 4GB RAM test version falters a bit when multitasking and intensive use. For the average user group of BDT 13800 smartphones, everything is fine. All tasks are completed at a reasonable speed. However, it would help if you kept your distance from games.
On the other hand, Xiaomi’s update policy is not quite right in this low price range. In 2 months there were some updates and the current security patch for March is also there, but the system is still based on Android 11. This has no influence on the functions of the MIUI 13 system, but Xiaomi could definitely make more effort here give. The current security patch is available from Xiaomi every 90 days for 3 years. That’s solid compared to the competition. With 4GB RAM devices like the Note 11, Xiaomi has unfortunately removed two very popular features under MIUI 13:
Dual Apps: A feature built into MIUI that can clone all your apps.
Secondary Profile: Set up an extra screen lock for a disconnected system
I doubt whether these features will suddenly appear in the 6GB version of Note 11, but I can’t rule it out either. If you happen to have a Note 11 6/128GB, please leave a comment and I’ll update this section. The Note 11S, on the other hand, is only available from 6GB and both features are available. Even with old devices with 4GB RAM, the functions are not subsequently removed.
Considering the 20,500 Tk price range, the offered performance is completely sufficient, but definitely not exceptional. A Realme 8 also costs around 23,500 Tk and offers noticeably more performance. Those who do without demanding 3D games are still well advised with a Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 and will hardly have any restrictions.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 uses a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 sensor for the main camera. The 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera with a GalaxyCore GC08A3 as a sensor also delivers usable shots. The two 2-megapixel sensors can safely be ignored, although one supports the separation of foreground and background in bokeh shots. The macro sensor only produces pixel mud. A Samsung sensor (S5K3L6) with 13 megapixels in a tiny punch-hole notch is available for selfies.
Compared to its predecessor, the Note 11’s camera is a major disappointment in all categories. The main camera produces nice pictures in daylight (especially portraits) and the 1080p videos are also usable. The UWW camera can also be used for WhatsApp and Co. If you are looking for a mid-range smartphone with a good camera, then it is best to check out the older devices from last year. You can still buy a Redmi Note 10S or a Realme 8.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 does without 5G reception, but otherwise provides all the 2G, 3G, and 4G (LTE) frequencies required in this country:
The VoLTE and VoWiFi features ensure good call quality. In addition, the proximity sensor works reliably and darkens the display during a call. The SAR value is 0.6 W/kg (head) and 1 W/kg (body). You can access the WLAN using the WiFi 5 standard and it works with a good range and high data throughput.
Bluetooth 5.0 is also on board and, unlike the Note 11S, Note 11 even supports the high-resolution aptX Bluetooth codec. Unfortunately, LHDC is also missing here. The location determination using GPS, Glonass, Beidou, and Galileo works flawlessly in practice and a compass supports you as a pedestrian. In addition to acceleration, proximity, and brightness sensors, a gyroscope is also installed on other sensors. In contrast to its predecessor, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 is also available in an NFC version. Here you should simply pay attention to the purchase if the feature is important to you. It has now been shown that all offers in this country were always with NFC.
Even if the Note 11 is clearly inferior to its predecessor when it comes to the camera, the sound from the real stereo speakers is a clear point for the new version. The sound is loud, differentiated, and simply outstanding for the price range.
The Redmi Note series stands for good battery life and the weak processor can certainly be praised at this point. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S already shines at 90Hz with excellent battery life and the Note 11 does it even better. Among other things, the low stand-by consumption is impressive (3-4% over a night of 8 hours) and streaming on YouTube only costs 5% of the battery per hour. In combination with Widevine L1, the Note 11 is excellent for anyone who uses Netflix, Disney+, or Amazon Prime on their smartphone. The combination of the almost perfect display and the long runtime is a real blessing for multimedia fans.
The 5000 mAh can be fully charged within 73 minutes with the 33-watt charging adapter. This is an excellent value for a cheap smartphone.