Xiaomi Mi 11 Singapore Review and Price 2021
We’re off to a great start this 2021, at least in terms of all-new and exciting flagship smartphones seeing release worldwide. From the Apple iPhone 12 to the hot-off-the-presses Samsung Galaxy S21 series, the world of smartphones just got a lot more sensational. With the fastest processors, the best cameras, and the most innovative features the world has ever seen in a smartphone, the new flagships have tech enthusiasts around the globe watering at the mouth.
While big brands like Apple and Samsung have most of the world’s attention with their respective flagships, other manufacturers are launching some pretty fantastic smartphones themselves. One such smartphone is the Xiaomi Mi 11, a premium flagship smartphone that’s currently available at mid-range prices. But don’t let the price fool you: the Xiaomi Mi 11 is packed with high-end performance that gives even Apple and Samsung a run for their money. Read on to find out more:
The Xiaomi Mi 11 In-Depth Review
Known around the world for their high-performance yet budget-friendly tech products, Xiaomi has just launched the 11tth iteration of their premium smartphone line, the Mi 11. Here’s everything you need to know.
- Mid-range pricing for flagship performance and build quality
- Impressive curved OLED display
- 3.5mm audio jack lives on!
- Fantastic fast-charging battery performance
- No official waterproof rating
- Triple camera setup lacks telephoto
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Fastest 5nm Smartphone Processor Ever
Outfitted with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset – the fastest processor we’ve ever had on a smartphone – the Xiaomi Mi 11 delivers top-of-the-line performance that benchmark tests have found to be superior to that of even the Samsung S21 line of smartphones which features the same chipset.
Revolutionary Camera Software
The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a triple rear camera setup that offers outstanding imaging performance that rivals that of more expensive flagship phones. With a 108MP primary lens, the camera setup is capable of up to 8K video at 30fps, and an A.I.-powered software suite lets you take the perfect shots in almost any condition.
Record-Setting Smartphone Display
With a massive 6.81-inch AMOLED DotDisplay – curved and rated WQHD+ at 3200 x 1440 pixels, the Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with one of the best smartphone displays ever manufactured. 120Hz refresh rate and a super-fast 480Hz sampling rate provides users with one of the smoothest and most responsive touchscreen experiences money can buy, all with incredible color accuracy for a truly cinematic feel.
Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is easily one of the most powerful smartphones available in Singapore. With 5G capabilities, the chipset also allows users to make full use of next-gen 5G connectivity. When tested across numerous benchmarks, the Xiaomi Mi 11 outperformed nearly every other Android smartphone out there, with the exception of the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra.
As previously mentioned, the Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with what the company calls “a near-perfect” screen. In terms of clarity, color accuracy, and touch responsiveness, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has set 13 world records in the smartphone display category, and was rated A+ by DisplayMate.
The WQHD+ (3200x 1400) resolution display offers ultra-high resolution images with nearly twice as much pixel density as standard FHD displays. Plus, apart from the fact that it’s one of the most brilliant and technologically-advanced smartphone displays we’ve ever seen on a commercial product, it’s also more power efficient thanks to the use of E4 Organic Electroluminescence.
Granted, audio performance isn’t something that most people look into when buying a smartphone, but that didn’t stop Xiaomi from going all out with the all-new Mi 11. Outfitted with specially-engineered audio hardware from renowned audio manufacturer Harman Kardon, this smartphone produces loud, high-quality audio with great balance. Whether you’re on a call, watching a movie, or playing music, the Xiaomi Mi 11 delivers top-tier sound performance that makes it one of the best flagship smartphones you can buy today.
Unlike Xiaomi’s budget-oriented Redmi line of smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a true premium flagship, built and designed to the highest specifications. Made from the most durable smartphone glass material to date – Gorilla Glass Victus – the Xiaomi Mi 11 offers superior durability in terms of scratch and drop resistance that’s at par with the best smartphones out there. It’s also one of the thinnest and most lightweight flagship smartphones available, weighing in at approximately 30g lighter than its Samsung competition, the Galaxy S21.
If there’s one thing to complain about on the Xiaomi Mi 11 – and at this point, it’s definitely nitpicking – it’s the sub-par battery life. While the 4,600mAh battery makes it a great daily driver, packing plenty of juice to get almost anyone through their workday even with heavy use, it’s a smaller battery than what we’ve seen from the rest of the 2021 flagship smartphones. 4,600mAh goes a long way, but when compared to other flagships offering 5,000mAh to 6,000mAh on their flagships, battery life is a point against the Xiaomi Mi 11 – that is, unless you compare it to the Samsung Galaxy S21’s even smaller 4,000mAh battery.
While battery capacity may not be the best on the Xiaomi Mi 11, the workaround is definitely attractive: ultra-fast charging. With 55W fast charging and even 50W fast wireless charging, the Xiaomi Mi 11 can get a full charge in just under an hour.
In 2021, you won’t find a flagship smartphone that doesn’t offer a fantastic camera, but on the Xiaomi Mi 11, the camera performance is unprecedented. Despite being offered at roughly half the price of some of the highest-end smartphones today, the Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with one of the best cameras we’ve ever seen in terms of both hardware and software optimization.
The triple rear camera set-up comes with a 108MP main camera, a 13MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP telephoto lens. This time around, you’re not getting a depth sensor, but the new macro lens more than makes up for it with HDR10+ capabilities. On the front, you’re getting a 20MP selfie camera – pretty standard at this point – that takes great selfies but lacks luster compared to the front cameras you’ll see on the Apple iPhone 12.
More than just camera hardware, the Xiaomi Mi 11 also offers one of the smoothest and richest camera software experiences we’ve ever had. Clean and well-organized, the Camera app is easy to use and allows users to maximize the power of their camera. Plus, you’re getting Mi’s special software suite of studio-like cinematic controls, giving you even greater range and flexibility when you’re looking for that perfect take.
Like with most flagships available in 2021, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is fully 5G-capable thanks to the state-of-the-art Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset that powers it. With 5G, Xiaomi Mi 11 users will be able to experience next-gen connectivity on a device that’s ready to keep up. Plus, with the new Bluetooth 5.2, you’re also getting smoother and more reliable wireless connectivity for your Bluetooth devices.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Technical Specifications
Operating System: Android 11 | MIUI 12.5
Display: 6.8” QWHD (1440 x 3200) @ 120Hz AdaptiveSync
Storage: 128GB, 256GB
RAM: 8GB – 12GB
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G with Adreno 660 GPU
Front Camera: 20MP
Rear Camera: 108MP wide, 13MP ultrawide, 5MP macro
Video: Up to 8K @ 30fps
Charging: 55W Fast Charging, 50W Fast Wireless Charging
Weight: 6.91 oz (196 g)
How much is the Xiaomi Mi 11 in Singapore?
With all of the performance it packs and the value it carries with it, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is no doubt one of the most in-demand smartphones in Singapore. At retail, Xiaomi offers the Mi 11 at a mere S$1,049 but you can also check out Shopee and Lazada for some great deals on the latest Mi smartphone.
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Where to Buy Xiaomi Mi 11 Singapore
Compared to other flagships like the Samsung Galaxy S21 and the Apple iPhone 12, Xiaomi has come up with a formidable competitor in the Xiaomi Mi 11. While its price point is easily one of its most attractive features, the Xiaomi Mi 11 offers tremendous power and high-end performance that’s at par with – and in some cases, even exceeds – what you’re likely to experience with a much more expensive smartphone. When it comes to sheer value performance, however, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is an absolute beast. It’s in a class of its own. While pound-for-pound it can hold its own against the best of them, the Xiaomi Mi 11 absolutely dominates the market at this price point, making it one of the most powerful, premium, feature-rich smartphones money can buy, while undercutting the competition by a wide margin.