Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11X with Snapdragon 888 processor launched in Nepal
Mi has brought its most recent mobile model Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11X. It has officially being launched in Nepal as well. Today we are going to discuss about the different features available for this smart phone:
The Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11X are nearly identical in appearance, and it would be difficult to tell them apart. The Mi 11X Pro has a large 6.67-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels on all sides. Xiaomi has also attempted to minimize the size of the camera hole, which is found to be unobtrusive. The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro is small and has curved sides, making it easy to grip.
With a weight of 196g, it’s easy to carry.For the front and back, Xiaomi has chosen Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which should be scratch-resistant to some extent. The Mi 11X’s frame is composed of polycarbonate, and the fingerprint scanner and volume keys are on the right side, which is considered to be perfectly placed. While holding the Mi 11X Pro, my thumb naturally landed on the fingerprint scanner, making unlocking it a breeze. While the side-mounted fingerprint scanner is convenient, it is surprising that Xiaomi doesn’t go with an in-display scanner at this pricing point.
On the left side of the frame, there are no buttons. Xiaomi has placed stereo speakers at the top and bottom of the device. An infrared emitter is neatly fitted into one of the speaker grille’s top holes. On the bottom, you’ll find the SIM tray, USB Type C port, and main speaker. This Xiaomi smartphone is dust and water resistant to IP53 standards, with a thin rubber cover around the SIM slot to keep water out.The Mi 11X Pro comes with a 4,520mAh battery. Xiaomi included a 33W charger with the phone and claims quick charging.
The back of the Mi 11X Pro boasts a gradient finish that makes it look dazzling. We don’t have to wipe the phone as much because it doesn’t pick up smudges readily. Apart from the color, the large camera module in the back was something that always caught my eye. When placed on a flat surface, it protrudes quite a bit, causing the gadget to rock.
The Mi 11X Pro boasts of some outstanding characteristics. It sports a 120Hz maximum refresh rate full-HD+ AMOLED display. This has an AMOLED panel with a peak brightness of 1300nits and HDR10+ support. Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protects the stunning display.
The Snapdragon 888 processor, which is the best Qualcomm has to offer right now, powers the Mi 11X Pro. The Mi 11 Ultra and OnePlus 9 series both use this CPU. Xiaomi has combined the Snapdragon 888 engine with 8GB of RAM, and there are storage options of 128GB and 256GB.
Storage isn’t expandable, and given the minor price difference between the two variants, I’d recommend going with the 256GB model. The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro supports 5G and includes two Nano-SIM slots, as well as Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, dual 4G VoLTE, and six satellite navigation systems.Xiaomi bundles MIUI 12 with the Mi 11X Pro, which runs on top of Android 11.
The user interface is similar to that of any other Xiaomi smartphone running MIUI 12, and there are no noticeable differences. Xiaomi still preloads a few apps on the device and encourages users to install extra bloat via GetApps during setup. The ‘Glance’ lock screen carousel displays commercial stuff, and you may turn it off during setup, which I did. During the review period, I did receive some spammy alerts, which was frustrating.
A 108-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.75 aperture is the highlight of the Mi 11X Pro’s triple camera setup. There’s also a 5-megapixel “tele macro” camera with an f/2.4 aperture and 2X zoom, as well as an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with an f/2.2 aperture and a 119-degree field of view. The Mi 11X Pro sports a 20-megapixel front camera with an f/2.45 aperture that is hidden behind a small hole in the display for selfies.
The Mi camera software is mostly unchanged from previous versions, and moving between different shooting modes is simple. It’s still a two-step process to activate the Macro camera toggle. The Mi 11X Pro locks focus quickly, and the AI can determine what the camera is pointing at. Photos taken with the Mi 11X Pro in daylight are good. It does a good job of capturing details, albeit I wish it had more dynamic range. This smartphone also appears to sharpen photos in post-processing, resulting in some quality loss in the shadows. By default, photos are kept at 12-megapixels, but you may shoot at the maximum 108-megapixel resolution if you choose.
These images aren’t as brilliant as the pixel-binned 12-megapixel images, but they have more detail when magnified. Color reproduction is good in close-up images produced with the Mi 11X Pro, and the phone captures textures effectively. Portraits have good edge detection and we can set the level of blur before taking a shot.
The “telemacro” camera is a useful addition because it allows users to capture macro shots without getting too near to the subject. Although the ultra-wide angle camera does not provide the same level of resolution, it does record a very broad field of view, which may be useful when photographing difficult compositions.
At the edges of the output, there is some distortion. Low-light photos are good, and the Mi 11X Pro does a nice job of suppressing noise. There is no need for over-sharpening in this case. Night mode photos are brighter and have more detail in the shadows. In low-light settings, the ultra-wide angle camera performs poorly and should be avoided. Selfies are good, but they’re softened because beautifying is turned on by default. Selfies may also be taken in portrait mode, with good edge detection. Selfies taken at night are also acceptable.
The primary camera’s video recording speed is 8K 30fps, while the selfie camera’s is 1080p 60fps. Footage are nicely stabilised in 1080p as well as 4K, in daylight while low-light footage has a perceptible shimmer affect. The camera app offers a dual-video functionality that allows you to film with both the main and selfie cameras at the same time.
The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro features a stunning AMOLED display, and watching material on it was a pleasurable experience. Scrolling was quite smooth because to the 120Hz refresh rate. The colors were vibrant, and I was able to simply adjust the output. Outside, I found the display to be bright enough and had no problems with sunlight legibility. Xiaomi has chosen stereo speakers that complement the display well.
These speakers can fill a small space with sound, but they don’t sound very full. There’s Dolby Atmos, which has a noticeable effect on audio when turned on. Xiaomi’s side-mounted fingerprint scanner unlocks the phone quickly and never failed during our testing.
Benchmark results weren’t surprising, given the top-of-the-line hardware. The Mi 11X Pro scored 780,671 points in AnTuTu, which is nearly as high as the Mi 11 Ultra’s score. It scored 1,136 and 3,246 points in Geekbench 5’s single and multi-core tests, respectively.
In GFXBench’s T-Rex and Car Chase tests, the Mi 11X Pro scored 113fps and 60fps, respectively. Given its power, the Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro should be able to run any app or game from the Google Play Store. On the Mi 11X Pro, playing games like Call of Duty Mobile, which had the visuals set to Very High and the frame rate set to High and when the frame rate is increased to Very High, the game remains playable. There are no stutters or slowdowns but the phone becomes slightly warm to touch.
The Mi 11X Pro’s battery life is excellent, and it easily lasts over a day. It manages to operate for 14 hours and 53 minutes in an HD video loop test. Xiaomi’s included 33W charger which charges the Mi 11X Pro quickly, but the gadget becomes heated in the process. The charger charged the phone to 64% in 30 minutes and 100% in one hour.
Price in Nepal
In Nepal, the Mi 11X Pro’s base model costs Rs. 64,999 and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The higher-end model, with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, costs Rs. 67,999, making it only little more expensive. The Mi 11X Pro comes in three colors: Lunar White, Cosmic Black, and Celestial Silver, which are the same as the Mi 11X.