Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G review

Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G review
(Image Credit Xiaomi)

Overview

This could be the best Redmi Note 11 phone to get out of the multitude of phones available. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G, however, is not part of the model family in India, but rather is a standalone device. I believe this phone is one of the best midranges on the market regardless of what it's called. If you're new to the Redmi Note 11 series, then we just spoiled the verdict for you; however, we hope you will stay around to read why the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (a.k.a. Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G in India) is the best Redmi Note smartphone of the year. Redmi Note 11 Pro was the first device to be announced late last year, they were China-only devices using Dimensity 920 5G chipset. The Pro model had a battery capacity of 5,160mAh and fast charging of 67W, while the Pro + had a 4,500mAh battery and quick charging of 120W. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G is actually the global version of the mentioned Chinese Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, but it also has a twin brother called the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G, exclusive to India. This Redmi model does not have NFC, but it differs from the 11i HyperCharge 5G only in that it is sold in India. This was one that we compared, and it's flashier and more Xiaomi-branded than Redmi. Our aim is to keep the Redmi Note 11 review within the context of the Redmi Note 11 series to match the global model identity of the phone.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • It is better than the Note 10 Pro for Redmi Note 11.
  • Dual-glass body rated IP53.
  • HDR10 display with 120Hz AMOLED. Charging is incredibly fast, battery life is good.
  • There is 5G, NFC, microSD, a 3.5mm jack, an IR port, and FM radio.
  • Very good sound quality and loudness.
  • No lag, no stutter, great performance.
  • Photos and videos are satisfying overall.

Cons

  • The photo quality of the portraits is poor.
  • The system does not run MIUI 13 or Android 12.

Build quality, design

I now feel like I've seen the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G before. There's a sense that we've seen this phone twice already. A lot of its design is similar to the new Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, and all of the Redmi and Poco phones are similar as well.
As a result, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has the same design as the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G. Both sides of the device are glass, with a front that is covered in flat Gorilla Glass 5 and a back made up of flat glass. A matte plastic frame creates a solid grip because of its flat design.
Just like many other Redmi and Poco models, this one too has IP53 dust and a light splash resistance rating. The phone does not have full waterproofing like the Galaxy A, but it does have rubber insulation where it counts and it is not exposed to the elements.
In line with expectations, most of the front is taken up by the 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display. There's a slit for the selfie camera on the left edge. Besides having a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate, wide color gamut, and a peak brightness of up to 1200nits, it also has a wide color gamut. The top of the phone has a dotted grille and a thin grille over the display. Located on the top of the phone are two audio outlets, as well as an IR blaster, a secondary microphone, and a stereo speaker. The other speaker is symmetrically located at the bottom. On the right side of this Redmi Note 11 Pro+, you'll find the volume key, plus the power and lock keys. The hybrid SIM tray, USB-C port, and primary microphone are located on the left. There is a small gap between the lock key and the frame, so it isn't flush with the frame. Also on the surface of this button is the fast, always-on fingerprint scanner. This phone's back is largely unremarkable, other than the camera island. A rather bulky piece of glass with a triple camera arrangement and LED flash protrudes prominently from the back of the phone. A primary camera of 108 MP, an ultrawide camera of 8 MP, and a macro camera of 2 MP is found here. A single LED flash is also included on the device. It wobbles a lot when left on a flat surface, such as a table or desk, because of this large camera piece. You might find that the bundled case is helpful if this is too annoying. There are 204 grams of weight to the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G. In addition to the front and sides being slippery, the grip isn't as secure as it could be, but the solid plastic frame keeps it from being as bad either.

Display

AMOLED screens share screen technology with the Redmi Note 10 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro, Redmi Note 11 Pro+, and Poco X4 Pro 5G. And that's fine because the Note 10 Pro had a good screen. Some improvements have been made, however. In one way, the Note 11 Pro+ Display supports HDR10, a feature that isn't found on any of the Redmi Note 11s or Pocos we've seen this year. Additionally, the Note 11 Pro+ 5G screen has a 360Hz touch sampling rate as opposed to 240Hz on the Note 10 Pro. Accordingly, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G sports a 6.67-inch Samsung-made Super AMOLED with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels, or 395 pixels per inch. A tiny perforation is centered up at the top of the device for the selfie camera. Gorilla Glass 5 offers protection on all sides of the device. In addition to 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10 support, DCI-P3 color accuracy, and up to 360Hz touch sampling rate, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has an AMOLED display. In terms of display measurements, the Note 11 Pro+ is on par with other Note 11 models. There is a typically high brightness (sunlight boost) of 760 nits on the screen. Both stats are excellent for a monitor of this type. 

Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G review
(Image Credit Xiaomi)

Front and back triple cameras

Similar to the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G has a 108 MP primary camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2 MP macro camera. On the other side of the phone, you'll find a 16 MP selfie camera. It is equipped with a 108MP Samsung ISOCELL HM2 1/1.52" sensor with 0.7m pixels and 24mm f/1.9 lens, and it supports Nona-Bayer color filters, meaning nine pixels combine into one 2.1m, and it supports PDAF and Night Mode. With an 8MP Samsung S5K4H7 ISOCELL Slim sensor and a 16mm f/2.2 lens, this camera uses a 1.12m pixel ultrawide sensor. Infinity-focusing is provided. In addition, night mode is available. With an aperture of f/2.4, the 2MP GalaxyCore GC02M1 sensor powers the macro camera. This camera does not have autofocus. It appears that this camera is equipped with a Quad-Bayer sensor. It has a 16MP Sony IMX 471 1/3" sensor with 1.0m pixels and an f/2.4 lens.

Battery life

If you compare it to the other Redmi Note 11 Pro models, this one utilizes a smaller 4,500mAh battery. That may have something to do with HyperCharge technology, which uses 120W. In exchange for 15 minutes of full charging, we trade some battery life. The deal is interesting, and we think we'd be interested. Therefore, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G is rated as an excellent device with 106 hours of endurance. When playing videos, it can last 15 hours, and it can last a whole day on 3G calls. Though the numbers are lower than the Redmi Note 11 Pro models, they are still impressive. Compared with other Redmi Note 11 handsets so far, the Pro+ offers superior standby performance.

Faster charging

This phone has 120W HyperCharge support, making it the highlight of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G lineup. To make the phone work, it comes with the proprietary 120W brick and cable. According to the press materials, the charge takes only 15 minutes from 0 to 100%. Boost Charge Mode can be found on some Xiaomi phones, which allows for the fastest charging time possible. There is the same model on the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G, and by default, it was not enabled. Battery settings contain information about this mode. This is because Boost mode will take a couple of minutes longer to get the phone to 100% since it uses 'slower' 100W charging instead of 120W, which isn't due to 120W being dangerous but is due to 100W being a tad more gentle on the battery. This seems to be the maker's approach - he dances around the topic.

Loudness of speakers

There are stereo speakers on the top and bottom sides of the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G. In addition to Dolby Atmos' support, JBL advertises them as linear stereo speakers. According to our loudness test, this premium speaker kit scored a Very Good grade, and it sounds quite loud outside the studio. Better yet, their audio quality is excellent, as the sound they produce is rich and deep, with a clear presentation around the room. There are a variety of media apps that include Dolby Atmos enhancement such as Gallery, Mi Video, YouTube, and so on, which just makes the sound deeper and richer in general.


MediaTek Dimensity 920 & MediaTek Dimensity 1200
(Image Credit: MediaTek) 

Android and benchmarking performance

The Redmi of the new Series 11. The device runs on the Dimensity 920 chip, which is more powerful than the Helio G96 and Snapdragon 695 5G chipsets in the other two models. The Density 920 uses the same architecture of processors found in the Dimensity 1200 and 1100 chips. Cores for the ARM Cortex-A78 are large, while those for the Cortex-A55 are small. The chip is based on the same TSMC N6 process. With six Cortex-A55 processors running at up to 2.0 GHz, the Density 920 has two big CPU cores working at up to 2.5 GHz. Comparatively with the Density 1100 and 1200, which each have four Cortex-A78 performance cores. There are four Mali-G68 GPUs in the Density 920, which each run at 950MHz. Such a chip should be powerful enough for mid-range smartphones. comes with 6GB or 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM. 128GB and 256GB of storage are available, and they are of the UFS 2.2 type. We have the 8GB/128GB model. Additionally, it supports dual 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, tri-band GPS, Wi-Fi 6, and Wi-Fi 6 enabling simultaneous mobile data connections. It comes with Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 instead of MIUI 13-based Redmi Note 11 smartphones. Despite its Always-on display support, the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G can never remain always on. A single tap will only render the display for 10 seconds. The AOD has a large variety of themes to choose from. Customization is also possible. Simple to set up, fast, and extremely accurate, the reader excels in every category. In the event that you do not have a case on your phone, the Press method will avoid accidental misreadings of your palm, which could lead to accidental PIN entry. It is also possible to use 2D Face Unlock, but it is much less secure than fingerprint identification. notification. You can organize your apps into categories automatically in MIUI 12.5's app drawer. You can access all of your apps in this category. You should then move on to Communications, Entertainment, Photography, Tools, News, and Business. You can edit or disable all of these.

Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G review
(Image Credit: Xiaomi)

Conclusions

This year's Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G should have looked like from the start would have been the perfect phone. As usual,  Xiaomi has outdone itself this year by creating a number of different Redmi 11 phones that are called differently in different markets, which makes keeping track of them incredibly difficult. Let's terminate this rant by praising the Note 11 Pro+ 5G for being a worthy upgrade to Redmi Note 10 Pro. With this sequel, the phone is improved in pretty much every way. The Note 11 Pro+ is not as affordable as the previous model due to the current economic crisis, which has affected many sectors. Huawei is definitely not to blame for this, and the Note 11 Pro+ still deserves a recommendation despite a couple of minor issues.
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