Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G Review: Super thin design

Snapdragon 780G is with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of data memory. Weight 159g, IP53 certified spray resistant. Protection Gorilla Glass 6.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G Review: Super thin design

Photo Credits: Xiaomi/Promo

ColorsTruffle Black, Citrus Yellow, Mint Green
Storage & RAM6GB+128GB

8GB+128GB

LPDDR4X RAM+UFS 2.2 storage

*Available storage and RAM are less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software pre-installed on the device.
DimensionsHeight: 160.53mm

Width: 75.73mm

Thickness: 6.81mmWeight: 159g
Display6.55” FHD+AMOLED DotDisplay

10-bit color depth2400x1080,402ppi

Aspect ratio: 20:9

Contrast ratio: 5000,000:1 (typ)

Color gamut: Supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut

Brightness: Normal 500nits(Typ)/up to 800nits(High Brightness mode)

HDR10+

Refresh rate: 60/90Hz

Touch sampling rate: 240Hz

TrueColor display: JNCD≈0.32, Delta E≈0.36

Supports Sunlight mode 3.0

Supports Reading mode 3.0

360-degree ambient light sensors

Gorilla Glass 6
ProcessorQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 780G

Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 780GCPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 670, octa-core CPU, up to 2.4GHz

GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 642 GPU
Battery & Charging4250mAh battery (typ)

USB-C

Supports 33W fast charging

33W fast charger in box
Camera64MP main camera, f/1.79, 6P lens

8MP ultra-wide angle camera

119° FOV , f/2.2

5MP telemacro camera

f/2.4, Contrast AF (3cm-7cm)

Rear camera photography features:

Timed burst

AI SkyScaping

Rear camera video features:

One-click AI cinema

Time-lapse video

8 cinematic video filers(*Feature will arrive OTA update.)

Rear Video recording

4K | 3840×2160 | at 30fps

1080p | 1920×1080 | at 60fps

1080p | 1920×1080 | at 30fps

720p | 1280×720 | at 30fps

Slow motion video: 120fps, 1080p/720p

20MP front camera

f/2.24

Front camera photography features:

Night mode

AI Beautify

Front camera video features

Time-lapse selfie
SecurityArc side fingerprint sensor

AI Face Unlock
NFCSupport Multifunctional NFC*

Support Multifunctional NFC*Supports Google Pay

*Availability varies between markets
Network & ConnectivitySIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD)*

Supports 5G/4G/3G/2G

*5G requires the support of local telecom operator services, and may not be available in all regions

* Hybrid slot can be used either for a second SIM or a MicroSD card
Navigation & PositioningGPS: L1+L5Glonass: G1, Galileo: E1+E5a,

Beidou: B1I + B1C+ B2a, QZSS: L1 + L5, NavIC: L5
Audio
Dual speakers
Audio playback
Supports audio formats such as MP3 | FLAC | APE | AAC | WMA | AMR | AWB
Video playback
Supports video formats such as MP4 | MKV | AVI | WMV | WEBM | 3GP | 3G2 | ASF
Sensors
Proximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | Linear motor | IR blaster
Operating SystemMIUI 12, Android 11
Package ContentsMi 11 Lite 5G | Adapter | USB Type-C Cable | Type-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Adapter | SIM eject tool | Soft case | User guide | Warranty card

DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS

The model weighs 159g and is IP53 certified spray resistant. Gorilla Glass 6 glass is also mentioned on the screen. It is a very elegant and light phone, made of glass on the back and front with a plastic frame.

Mi 11 Lite 5G front and rear are completely flat, except for the camera protrusion on the back. The screen frame is nicely symmetrical and not too thick. The selfie camera hole is also not overly conspicuous. Above the screen is another speaker, which is also call headset. The second is on the lower edge with USB C, main microphone and tray for two nano-SIM cards, nano-SIM and microSD.

At the top, there is another microphone and IR lamp of the universal remote control. It is followed by the Mi Remote app and can be a very practical thing. The left side is clean and the right one carries the physical volume control buttons and the Power button with a quick fingerprint reader.

We like that the rear window here has a matte finish, so it collects significantly fewer fingerprints. The camera module is identical in appearance and content. The package includes a protective mask, and the front is protected by a pre-applied foil. I’ll say it again. This is a very eye-pleasing and elegant phone, comfortable in the hand and pocket.

SCREEN

There are no surprises when it comes to the screen either, so this 5G model Mi 11 Lite phone also has a 6.55" AMOLED screen with a small selfie camera hole, FHD + resolution and 90Hz refresh rate. It looks equally beautiful, we would like the lighting to be a little brighter, especially outdoors.

The colors are beautiful and expressive, and the readability at an angle is also very good. The contents on the screen when you select 90Hz refresh settings slide smoothly under your fingers.

The AlwaysON screen cannot be switched on permanently here either, but only for about 10 seconds. It is therefore a screen that you will be happy to watch while surfing the Internet and social networks, playing and watching movies on YouTube and Netflix. They would say the size is just right.

CAMERA

The rear has a 64MP f/1.8 camera with PDAF autofocus, and by default, it captures 16MP photos by compressing four nearby pixels into one. It also records 4K 30fps video with solid EIS stabilization. It also offers an 8MP ultra-wide angle and 5MP macro camera with autofocus.

The camera interface is identical and offers many options and shooting modes. Supports AI and autoHDR. Besides the automatic mode, you will also reach for Night, Portrait, or Professional shooting modes. Along with them, he also has a macro, but all of them are specialized, such as Film Effects and others.

Very nice photos can be taken during the day with the cameras on this phone. Portraits with a blurred background also look very good, and macro photos are not bad either. At night, the results are certainly weaker than on the Mi 11 flagship models. There is no OIS, and the sensors are smaller.

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY

The Snapdragon 780G is with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of data memory. The 5-nanometer chip and more RAM is definitely felt, so it surpasses the 4G model in terms of performance, which is also evident through the AnTuTu result. The interface and operation of the phone are smooth and fluid, and without problems and overheating it plays games such as Pubg and Asphalt 9.

It is, therefore, a mid-range phone, but a very good phone, which will not disappoint even the spoiled ones with its performance. The fingerprint reader is on the side of the device, and it is fast and reliable.

The quality of phone calls is neat, and there will be no problems with Wi-Fi or mobile connectivity. The charger is included in the package and charges at 33W, and its 4,250mAh battery charges up to 100% in just over an hour.

Autonomy is also very good and great considering how thin and elegant this phone is. I neatly pulled out 8 hours of SOT on one charge, which means that the normal family will be pushed out for two days. It will, of course depend on how much you can spend in front of the phone per day.