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.
Photo Credits: Xiaomi/Promo
|Colors||Truffle Black, Citrus Yellow, Mint Green|
|Storage & RAM||6GB+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.
Thickness: 6.81mmWeight: 159g
|Display||6.55” 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）
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
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 780G|
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 780GCPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 670, octa-core CPU, up to 2.4GHz
GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 642 GPU
|Battery & Charging||4250mAh battery (typ)|
Supports 33W fast charging
33W fast charger in box
|Camera||64MP 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:
Rear camera video features:
One-click AI cinema
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
Front camera photography features:
Front camera video features
|Security||Arc side fingerprint sensor|
AI Face Unlock
|NFC||Support Multifunctional NFC*|
Support Multifunctional NFC*Supports Google Pay
*Availability varies between markets
|Network & Connectivity||SIM 1 + Hybrid (SIM or MicroSD)*|
*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 & Positioning||GPS: L1+L5Glonass: G1, Galileo: E1+E5a, |
Beidou: B1I + B1C+ B2a, QZSS: L1 + L5, NavIC: L5
Supports audio formats such as MP3 | FLAC | APE | AAC | WMA | AMR | AWB
Supports video formats such as MP4 | MKV | AVI | WMV | WEBM | 3GP | 3G2 | ASF
Proximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | Linear motor | IR blaster
|Operating System||MIUI 12, Android 11|
|Package Contents||Mi 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|
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.