Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Review: Premium

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ProcessorFlagship Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 888
5nm power-efficient manufacturing process
CPU: Qualcomm® Kryo™ 680, up to 2.84GHz, with Arm Cortex-X1 technology
GPU: Qualcomm® Adreno™ 660 GPUAI: 6th Gen AI Engine
Snapdragon X60 5G modem
Storage & RAM12GB+256GB
LPDDR5 + UFS 3.1

*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: 164.3mm
Width: 74.6mmThickness: 8.38mm
Weight: 234g

*Data provided by internal laboratories. Industry measurment methods may vary, and therefore actual results may differ.
DisplayQuad-curved display
WQHD+ 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay


3200×1440, 515 PPI
Aspect ratio: 20:9
Contrast ratio: 5,000,000:1
Color gamut: DCI-P3Brightness: HBM 900 nits (typ), 1700 nits peak brightness (typ)
HDR 10+
Refresh rate: 120Hz
AdaptiveSync display: 30Hz/60Hz/90Hz/120Hz
Touch sampling rate: up to 480Hz
Supports MEMC (Transform videos 24fps to 48fps, 25fps to 50fps, 30fps to 60fps)
TrueColor display: JNCD≈0.38, Delta E≈0.411.07 billion colors
AI displaySupports sunlight display 3.0
DisplayMate A+
Supports reading mode 3.0
360° ambient light sensors 2.0
Corning® Gorilla® Glass Victus™
SGS Eye Care Display Certification
Main Camera50MP wide-angle camera

1.4μm pixel size, 2.8μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
1 /1.12” sensor size
f/1.95OIS8P lens
Dual Native ISO Fusion
Staggered-HDR
Dual Pixel Pro

48MP ultra-wide angle camera
128° FOV
f/2.2
0.8μm pixel size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
1 /2.0” sensor size
7P lens
PDAF

48MP telephoto camera

120x digital zoom, 10x hybrid zoom, 5x optical zoom
OIS
0.8μm pixel size, 1.6μm 4-in-1 Super Pixel
1 /2.0” sensor size
PDAF
Main camera photography featuresNight mode 2.0 + Ultra Night Photos
Action capture
Main camera video featuresWide camera video
8K video: 24 fps, supports HDR 10
4K video: 60fps / 30fps, supports HDR 10+
1080P video: 60fps / 30fps, slow motion shooting: 120fps / 240fps / 480fps / 960fps / 1920fps
720P video: 30fps, slow motion shooting: 120fps / 240fps / 480fps / 960fps / 1920fps
Front Camera20MP in-display selfie cameraFront camera photography features
Selfie Night mode

Front camera video features
Video HDR

Front camera video recording

1080p 1920×1080 at 30fps/ 60fps
720p 1280×720 at 30fps
Slow motion video: 120fps, 720p
Battery & Charging5000mAh battery (typ) / 4900 mAh(min)
2nd generation silicon anode
MTW technology
67W wired turbo charging/67W wireless turbo charging
Inbox 67W wired charger
Network & ConnectivityDual SIMNetwork bands:

Supports 5G* / 4G / 3G/ 2G
5G: n1 / n3 / n5/ n7 /n8/ n20/ n28/ n38/ n40 /n41 /n77 / n78 / n79
4G: FDD-LTE :B1 / B2 / B3 / B4 / B5 / B7 / B8 / B12 / B17 / B20 / B28/ B32 /B66
4G: TDD-LTE:B38 / B40 / B41 / B42
3G: WCDMA:B1 / B2 / B4 / B5 / B8 / B19
2G: GSM:850 900 1800 MHz
Supports 4×4 MIMO

*5G connectivity may vary based on region availability and local operator support.
Navigation & PositioningGPS: L1+L5| Galileo E1 + E5a| Glonass G1 | Beidou
Audio
Hi-Res & Hi-Res Wireless Audio | Harman Kardon
VideoSupports HDR display when playing HDR10 video content, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision
Splash,Water and Dust ResistantIP68

*The device has been tested and certified to be resistant to splash, water, and dust in specific laboratory conditions with the classification IP68 ingress protection based on IEC 60529:1989+A1:1999+A2:2013.Please be noted that the test conditions of water resistance include: submersion in static freshwater up to a depth of 1.5 meters, up to 30 minutes, with a temperature delta between the water and product being 5K or less. Ingress protection is not assured if the product is subjected to environments beyond the test conditions. We recommend that you do not test it by yourself. Not advised for beach or pool use.Ingress protection will deteriorate from daily wear and tear and/or physical damage. Avoid charging the product, operating the physical buttons, or removing the SIM tray when product is exposed to moisture. Please carefully refer to user’s manual for other safety instructions.The warranty will not cover the liquid damage caused in the environments beyond the IP68 test condition.
SensorsProximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electric compass | Hall sensor | X-axis linear motor | IR Blaster | Grip sensor | Barometer | Rear light (color temperature) sensor | Flicker sensor | Multi-dot laser focus sensor
Operating SystemMIUI 12
*based on Android 11

*MIUI 12.5 updates show on the offcial website
NFC
Yes
Package ContentsMobile Phone / Adapter / Protective Case / USB Type-C Cable / Type-C to 3.5 mm Headphone Adapter/SIM Eject Tool / User Guide & Warranty Card

XIAOMI MI 11 ULTRA DESIGN AND ERGONOMICS

Although it looks like that hump of the camera is so heavy that it will tip over and fall out of your hand, it is not. The mass is perfectly balanced, and the hump even serves as a support, so it doesn’t really slip out of your hands so easily.

The front screen is beautiful. It covers practically the entire front. The frame is very thin, it catches the eye so that the radius of curvature of the screen at the four corners does not follow the perfect curvature of the case.

At the top, next to the upper edge, it has a practically imperceptible speaker opening or call headset. The aluminum frame is in an impressive design, extremely thin on the sides, and spreads at the top and bottom.

On the left side, it is clean, and on the right, it has a volume control button and a Power button. At the top are the secondary microphone, the IR blaster of the remote control and the additional speaker opening, which is otherwise signed by Harman Kardon.

Below are USB C, main microphone and main speaker, and a tray for two nano-SIM cards. So it lacks microSD slots and a 3.5mm audio jack, but we believe you won’t mind.

Gorilla Glass Victus at the front and ceramic at the backbend at the hips to a metal frame. At the back, a huge triple camera module with a triple LED flash and a secondary screen emerges from the white ceramic, which it borrows from the Mi Band bracelet. It sticks out hard, it even gets stuck when you push the phone into your pocket, but at least it doesn’t swing over the table.

The quality of workmanship is, we would say, impeccable. The impression he leaves in his hand is fantastic. It is waterproof according to IP68 certification and will survive underwater immersion if necessary.

DISPLAY                         

The screen of the Mi 11 Ultra phone should be practically identical to the one from the Mi 11. Mostly it is, but at least on paper, it offers a slightly stronger maximum illumination. It is a bright and extremely sharp 6.8″ AMOLED screen in WQHD + resolution and with a 120Hz refresh rate. It looks great.

The difference in the smoothness of the display as you scroll through the content at 60 and 120Hz is clearly noticeable. 120Hz also works at maximum resolution, so you can enjoy maximum sharpness and smoothness at the same time.

With its sharpness, readability at an angle, expressive colors and contrast, smoothness of scrolling content, brightness and a thin frame, this screen is one of the most beautiful on the market. It also supports the Always ON notification display, but also handy tricks such as turning on by tapping and lifting in front of the face.

The selfie camera hole is not too conspicuous, and the fingerprint reader under the screen is in the right place and is fast in operation. It is protected by the new Gorilla Glass Victus glass. In addition to this main front screen, the Mi 11 Ultra also got another 1.1 mini screen on the back.

The secondary screen on the back is really what is called a gimmick in English, or something without real value and importance. It displays time, notifications, and graphics, or a message of choice. It turns off automatically after a maximum of 30 seconds, but to wake it up by knocking. I guess it is intended for those who keep their phones on the table face down.

It can also be used for framing when taking selfies with the main camera, and that is actually his biggest asset. I don’t know why, but the same can’t be used when shooting video, which would be very practical.

CAMERA

On the Mi 11 Ultra, many have turned a blind eye to the cameras, and rightly so. Namely, it is equipped with four cameras. The front carries a 20MP selfie camera, which captures video up to 1080p 30fps quality and a pretty nice selfie with a blurred background.

At the back of that impressive camera, the module is three more lenses, including a 48MP Sony IMX586 periscope optically stabilized telephoto camera for 5x optical and up to 120x digital zoom.

The main camera is a 50MP f / 2.0 camera with Dual Pixel PDAF and laser autofocus and OIS. It uses Samsung’s GN2 sensor and captures 12.5MP photos by default by compressing pixels, and video up to 8K at 24fps. You will use it most often, and it also has another 48MP camera equipped with an ultra-wide lens and PDAF autofocus, but without OIS. And there’s the Sony IMX586 sensor.

The camera interface offers a handful of shooting modes, and of course, supports AI and autoHDR. Besides the automatic you will most often use, you will probably also turn on Night, Portrait or Professional shooting mode. Along with them, he also has a macro, but all those specialized like Film Effects or Super Moon.

The Mi 11 Ultra takes superb photos in practically all conditions with its cameras, although there is always room for even better. The dynamic range is otherwise great, the amount of detail too, and the blur behind the face impressive.

The Mi 11 Ultra also captures great video with pretty good stabilization and a bunch of detail. We believe that you will usually record in 4K resolution, but he also records 8K video at 24fps.

PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY

That this is a super flagship is evidenced by the one in his womb. He has a Snapdragon 888 with 8/12GB of RAM and 256/512GB of data memory. This guarantees super performance, sleek interface operation, multitasking and gaming.

When you use the camera for a bit longer, you feel the heat right around the camera module, but never too much. The same goes for gaming sessions, were warming up from my experience has never compromised performance.

Xiaomi’s interface is sleek, the animations are fluid, the 120Hz refresh is just right, so the overall impression of the performance is what you expect. The fingerprint reader below the screen is fast and reliable, and you also have a face unlock selfie camera at your disposal. The quality of phone calls is excellent, and there are no problems with the proximity sensor, GPS, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. It also supports 5G if you have it in your city.

Getting a charger today is a big deal for some. Xiaomi here in the package gives a 67W charger that charges its 5000 mAh in less than 40 minutes. Which is best supported by equally fast wireless charging, but only if you buy a special Xiaomi Qi charger. Autonomy is very good and even great if over 8 hours of SOT is enough for you, and it should be if you don’t want to miss your whole life.

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