Mi 11X Pro Review: Flagship Features, Value Price
The Mi 11X Pro could potentially be a disruptive phone in the market thanks to its hardware and aggressive price. It fits the definition of a flagship killer thanks to its top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor and a 108-megapixel camera at a starting price of Rs 39,999. Naturally, this looks very appealing to those who care a lot about specifications. So does the Mi 11X Pro offer the kind of value for money that will make its competitors take notice? I’ve tested it to find out.
Mi 11X Pro price in India
The base variant of the Mi 11X Pro is priced at Rs. 39,999 in India and has 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The higher variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage is priced at Rs. 41,999 which makes it only slightly more expensive. Xiaomi offers the Mi 11X Pro in the same three colours as the Mi 11X: Lunar White, Cosmic Black, and Celestial Silver.
Mi 11X Pro design
The Mi 11X Pro looks identical to the Mi 11X (Review) and it would be hard to tell these two apart. The Mi 11X Pro sports a big 6.67-inch AMOLED display with thin bezels all around. Xiaomi has also tried to keep the size of the camera hole down, and I did not find it distracting. The Mi 11X Pro is slim and has curved sides which make it comfortable to hold. Its weight is manageable at 196g.
Xiaomi has used Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the front and the back, which should be able to resist scratches to some extent. The frame of the Mi 11X is made out of polycarbonate, with the fingerprint scanner and volume buttons on the right side, I found these buttons to be well-positioned. My thumb rested naturally on the fingerprint scanner while holding the Mi 11X Pro, which made unlocking it very easy. While the side-mounted fingerprint scanner is well placed, I am surprised to see Xiaomi not opting for an in-display one at this price level.
There are no buttons on the left of the frame. Xiaomi has gone with stereo speakers at the top and the bottom. An IR emitter is neatly integrated into one of the holes of the speaker grille at the top. The SIM tray, USB Type C port and main speaker are on the bottom. Xiaomi has made this smartphone IP53 dust and water-resistant, and there is a small rubber seal around the SIM tray to help keep water out.
You get a 4,520mAh battery on the Mi 11X Pro. Xiaomi bundles a 33W charger in the box and promises short charging times.
I had a Celestial Silver unit of the Mi 11X Pro, which has a gradient finish at the back and looks flashy. The phone did not pick up smudges very easily and I did not have to wipe it frequently. Apart from the colour, the one thing that did grab my attention very often was the big camera module at the back. It protrudes quite a bit, causing the device to rock when placed on a flat surface.
Mi 11X Pro specifications
The Mi 11X Pro boasts of some impressive specifications. It has a full-HD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz maximum refresh rate. This is an HDR10+ Samsung AMOLED panel with a peak brightness of 1300nits. The gorgeous display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Powering the Mi 11X Pro is the Snapdragon 888 processor, which is the best that Qualcomm has to offer right now. This processor is also seen in the Mi 11 Ultra (Review), OnePlus 9 series (Review) and the recently launched iQoo 7 Legend. Xiaomi has paired the Snapdragon 888 processor with 8GB of RAM, and you get to choose between 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Storage isn’t expandable, and given the small difference in the prices of the two variants, I would recommend that you pick the 256GB option.
The Mi 11X Pro is 5G-ready and has two Nano-SIM slots, it also has support for Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, dual 4G VoLTE, and six satellite navigation systems including our homegrown NavIC.
Xiaomi ships the Mi 11X Pro with MIUI 12 on top of Android 11. My unit was running MIUI 12.0.1 and had the April Android security patch which was the latest at the time of this review. The UI is similar to that of any other Xiaomi smartphone running MIUI 12, and there aren’t any major changes that stand out. Xiaomi still preloads a number of apps on the device and also suggests installing more bloat via GetApps during setup. The ‘Glance’ lockscreen carousel shows promotional content, and there’s an option to disable it during setup which I chose to do. I did notice some spammy notifications during the review period, which was annoying.
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro performance
The Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro has a gorgeous AMOLED display, and watching content on it felt engaging. Thanks to the 120Hz refresh rate, scrolling was super smooth. Colours were punchy and I could tweak the output quite easily. I found the display to be bright enough outdoors and did not encounter any issue with sunlight legibility.
Xiaomi has gone with stereo speakers which do justice to the display. These speakers are loud enough to fill a small room but they didn’t sound very full. There is Dolby Atmos, and toggling this has a noticeable impact on audio. Xiaomi’s side-mounted fingerprint scanner is quick to unlock the smartphone and it never failed during the review period.
Considering the probably the greatest hardware, benchmark ratings werent surprising. In AnTuTu, the Mi 11X Pro controlled 780,671 factors which is nearly as excessive because the Mi eleven Ultras score. In Geekbench 5s unmarried and multi-middle checks, it controlled 1,136 and 3,246 factors respectively. The Mi 11X Pro additionally scored 113fps and 60fps in GFXBenchs T-Rex and Car Chase checks respectively.
Given the hardware, the Mi 11X Pro ought to be capable of run each app and recreation at the Play Store. I performed Call of Duty Mobile at the Mi 11X Pro and it defaulted to the Very High placing for portraits and the High preset for body fee. I did bump the body fee as much as Very High and the sport changed into nevertheless without problems playable. I did now no longer be aware any slowdowns or stutters. I performed for 20 mins and observed that the pinnacle 1/2 of of the telecellsmartphone have become barely heat to the touch.
Battery existence at the Mi 11X Pro changed into top and the telecellsmartphone lasted me for over an afternoon very without problems. In our HD video loop test, it controlled to run for 14 hours and fifty three mins that is simplest barely longer than what the Samsung Galaxy S21 (Review) controlled. Xiaomis bundled 33W charger is short to fee the Mi 11X Pro however the tool has a tendency to get warm withinside the procedure. The charger were given the telecellsmartphone to sixty four percentage in half-hour and to ninety nine percentage in an hour.
Mi 11X Pro digital digicam performance
The Mi 11X Pro has a triple digital digicam device with the spotlight being a 108-megapixel number one digital digicam with an f/1.seventy five aperture. There is likewise an 8-megapixel ultra-extensive perspective digital digicam with an f/2.2 aperture and a 119-diploma discipline of view, and a 5-megapixel “telemacro” digital digicam with an f/2.four aperture and 2X zoom. For selfies, the Mi 11X Pro has a 20-megapixel the front digital digicam with an f/2.forty five aperture that sits in a tiny hollow at the display. The Mi digital digicam app stays unchanged from what weve visible before, and switching among exceptional capturing modes is easy. Switching to the Macro digital digicam toggle continues to be a two-step procedure and I suppose it is probably tough for humans to discover this option. Xiaomi ought to have indexed it as a style with all of the others instead.