Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review: Decoy version or Test for Product Diversification?

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is one of the most popular names in the Mi 11 series. But will this Xiaomi smartphone satisfy the wishes of the user? To get a better understanding, let us evaluate its performance which we will continue in the detailed Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite review below.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review

Design

The first factor to evaluate in this article is design. When Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite inherited the modern design style of the high-end Xiaomi Mi 11 series with a completely different camera section compared to the previous generation, we feel quite impressed.

Xiaomi has subtly created a camera layout divided into two distinct parts: the camera duo on the left plays the main role (including wide-angle lenses and super wide-angle lenses), while the lens is in the storage space. LEDs will have macro functions (increasing the variety of photographic functions).

Although the back inherits the same camera design as the Mi 11 5G, there is a difference in the experience of holding and using the overall device. In particular, this Mi 11 Lite is lighter than the standard Mi 11 5G, thinner and flat on the back (rather than curved on the sides). This is Xiaomi’s new orientation on the Mi 11 Lite generation and is aimed at users who like slimness. If you always use a heavy phone, then this phone will make you feel much lighter.

You can hardly find a smartphone with a metal body frame at this price range, and the Mi 11 Lite is no exception. You may not like the plastic back and frame, but the plastic material brings many benefits: making the composite machine lighter, reducing the cost of the product, etc.

The only point with which we are not very satisfied is that you may see a lot of fingerprints on the back. While we have stated this factor on many products, and perhaps many of you have gotten used to it, sticking to a lot of fingerprints makes the device less luxurious, especially the black version. Therefore, you regularly remember to clean the device and buy a case convenient for holding and helping the device retain its original beauty.

Display

The screen is a point we appreciate for Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite when the company has neatly customized the edges around the screen. At the same time, the use of a larger 6.55-inch hole-punch display greatly enhanced the screen usage experience and allow for a virtual space. The specs of the Mi 11 Lite screen are as follows:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review
  • Screen size: 6.55-inch
  • Resolution: Full HD+
  • Panel: AMOLED
  • Refresh rate: 90 Hz

Apart from the size advantage, the Mi 11 Lite’s visibility is also very good for the AMOLED panel. We think this panel has the advantage of giving vivid and vibrant colors, using IPS LCD panels to provide better images than phones. But because this panel is vivid, it’s difficult to evaluate the quality of the pictures taken with the device’s camera.

In Mi 11 5G, you will get 120 Hz refresh, but with Mi 11 Lite the refresh rate stops at 90 Hz. Many of you keep criticizing it, but we think 90 Hz is more than enough to provide a smooth experience and the 90 Hz screen also saves a lot of battery compared to 120 Hz.

Camera

And, indeed, the camera on the Mi 11 Lite is not as impressive as we expected. Would you like to know more? Don’t give up, and we’ll say just below, but give us a quick point about the camera parameters of the Mi 11 Lite to easily follow:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review
  • Wide-angle lens: 64MP resolution, f1.8 aperture, 26 mm focal length.
  • Super wide-angle lens: 8MP resolution, f2.2 aperture, 119˚ viewing angle.
  • Macro Lens: 5MP resolution, f/2.4 aperture.

Soon after listing the parameters, we will evaluate the image quality from the Mi 11 Lite for you to see. First, in bright enough conditions, the Mi 11 Lite delivers stunning images for its ability to animate AI technology. We think AI works very well, not only the colors but the contrast also pushed slightly higher than the reality. So if you like to take pictures and post on Facebook or Instagram, then Mi 11 Lite should be on your list immediately.

The color in this picture is really bright and the hair color tones are also improving. We also agree with this, but the enlargement of the image is ‘sometimes not good’. We also found that the photo detail was good when zoomed, but sometimes it is also out of focus. Will an image destabilize the description of the image?

In low light conditions, the Mi 11 Lite has brought a harmonious overall look with balanced colors and is not much different from reality. However, when zoomed in, the weak point in image detail is still clearly visible.

A plus point for Xiaomi is that the company has integrated many interesting photography features inside the camera section, especially for macro photography. In the 2 macro photos below, we can clearly see every very small detail and we’re satisfied with the ability to shoot macro on the Mi 11 Lite.

And finally, the selfie camera of Mi 11 Lite. There are too many advantages that we want to say when it comes to the selfie camera, because not only our facial skin smoothing, but this camera also retains hair details. The phone offers effective automatic photography, of course, you can adjust the smoothness, face angle, eyes, … according to your preferences without using a third-party application.

Performance

To start the performance assessment, we will quickly list the outstanding hardware specs of Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite to help you easily track the content below:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review
  • CPU: Snapdragon 732G octa-core.
  • RAM: 8 GB.
  • Internal storage: 128 GB.

Snapdragon 732G – one of the most appreciated mid-range SoC in recent times is compatible with Mi 11 Lite or not? To answer the question above, we have immediately used a few scoring tests to quickly evaluate CPU and performance. Grading with Geekbench 5 application, we obtained the following CPU and performance results:

  • Single-core reached 562 points, multi-core reached 1,801 points.
  • The performance of Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite reaches 1,281 points.

At the same time, we also use 2 more applications to measure performance, which are AnTuTu and PCMark. The results we get from the two above apps are:

  • AnTuTu: score reached 285,298 points.
  • PCMark: score reached 7,906 points.

In general, with the numbers above, we can evaluate the performance of this Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite in the mid-range segment and enough to be able to experience all mobile games pretty well.

But it is only said looking at the scores, so we have also played some real games to know more. We have selected 3 names which are Lien Quan Mobile, League: Speed ​​War, and PUBG Mobile. Configuration during the experience, information about the FPS, we will leave it here for your reference.

The first game we experienced was Lien Quan Mobile. From FPS levels 59-61, the Mi 11 Lite has brought a smooth gaming experience even during fast combat and battle moments. As you can see from the GIF below, we managed to quickly clear the enemy and the FPS never dropped below 59 FPS. This is only seen on high-end flagship models, while Mi 11 Lite with Snapdragon 732G chip is truly a miracle.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review

Coming to the second game League: Speed War, the FPS of the device fluctuates from 58-60 when solo and when the total team fight drops to 58 FPS. However, we evaluate this decrease is not too significant and still brings a smooth gaming experience.

The FPS we measured from the Prefdog app, this number fluctuates continuously whether move alone, farm soldiers or a normal 1 vs 1 solo and more when fighting, FPS will range from 55 to 60 FPS. For us, we feel completely fine, but if you don’t feel good, then we should reduce the quality of the graphics to play smoother.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review

While playing Call of Duty Mobile we kept the graphics level high, the image quality too high, but to get the easiest experience, we felt it was right to reduce the image quality a bit, to optimize the number of frames per second, so Doing this will increase slightly but will improve the smoothness and stability of the image.

When first looking at the FPS chart displayed on the prefdog, the frame rate of Call of Duty greatly exceeds 60 fps, but drops to 55, then to 50 fps. But compared to reality, our experience with the machine is very smooth, fast operation without any delay, so we got quite happy shooting enemies.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review

In terms of stability, sometimes there will be a bit of lag, but not very noticeable. But we still recommend you reduce the quality of graphics to have smoother experiences when playing this game.

Finally, we will evaluate the performance of the Mi 11 Lite through the PUBG mobile game. You will be very sorry to know that the phone cannot enable FPS up to a maximum of 40, instead, you can only turn on HD graphics and higher frame rates (maximum FPS 30). But whatever you say, the game experience on the Mi 11 Lite is really good when it helps stabilize the frame.

Although often fluctuating, the device nevertheless shows smoothness and reproduces the scene very clearly in every detail. It can be said that thanks to the power of the Snapdragon 732G, the Mi11 Lite handles the graphics very well, so there is very little crash.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review

After experiencing 4 titles in our Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite review: Lien Quan, Speed War, PUBG Mobile, and Call Of Duty Mobile, we found that Mi 11 Lite will be more stable when playing MOBA games rather than shooting games, it seems that these games need a more powerful chip to handle a wide range of game animations and effects.

But we feel satisfied when the Mi 11 Lite’s ability to handle the game is very good, at the same time the device does not overheat and affect the experience.

Battery

At the end of the detailed Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite review, we will test the usage of the 4,250 mAh battery. Our battery test conditions are as follows:

  • Experience 4 rotating tasks including Chien Lien Quan (max setting) watching YouTube, surfing Facebook, and using the browser (Chrome).
  • Each task 1 hour.
  • Backlight 100%.
  • Plugin headphones throughout.
  • Do not activate battery saver mode or adaptive screen.
  • Open social media notifications.
  • Turn off GPS, Bluetooth, and NFC.
  • Turn on high-performance mode.

And the result we got is …

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review

Despite testing under such harsh conditions, we got more than eight and a half hours. Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has easily passed the test and if you use it only for some essential applications, we believe that the usage time may be longer than this. But hey, if not in use, you should turn on the battery saver because it seems that in the state of sleep, Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite still consumes a lot of battery inside it.

Final line

And this is our Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite review. We were satisfied with this phone when it brings overall participation in the select list of mid-range phones. While there are many downsides, in general, the Mi 11 Lite will make you feel satisfied.

It can be purchased via Newegg.com at $354.99 for 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and it comes in Pink, Blue, and Black colors.

Thanks for reading the article and don’t forget to comment below to leave some comments on our Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite review.

In order to compete with Xiaomi, Samsung recently expanded its Galaxy A series that includes Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52, and Galaxy A72, which are also mid-range segment devices with great features.

About Ankeet Solanki

He started this blog as a hobby to show his affection for gadgets, but over the time this hobby became professional. And now he is working as a full-time blogger, but in free time he loves watching movies and games. PayPal donation for TechToyReviews will be appreciated.

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