Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G product line has been launched worldwide and the four Notes are now in our hands. This year there will be more 5G models available for all Note and Note Pro models, and it’s normal to start with the most expensive and most powerful model: Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G.
Xiaomi’s common mode is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G that we are currently reviewing. which is an international version with NFC enabled. Available for Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G in India (without NFC) and Poco X4 Pro 5G (different back cover) from the Poco series, here is a direct link to compare the three.
And the three phones that are almost identical should not be confused with the Chinese Redmi Note 11 Pro, which has completely different chipsets and video recording capabilities. And now we have done that. Let’s go together
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G has the same dimensions as the Redmi Note 10 Pro and both look alike. The new Note 11 Pro 5G has a similar 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh on top of the same IP53 double-layer glass body.
There’s also a rear camera, which is pretty much the same as the Note 10 Pro, the same 108MP main camera and 8MP ultra-wide camera. There’s no depth sensor here. and macro cameras are compressed into affordable 2-megapixel prime lenses.
Of course, there are still some notable updates. The new Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G is powered by the newer Snapdragon 695 5G chipset with a more powerful processor and a 5G modem, and while the battery capacity remains unchanged, it’s also worth mentioning. At 5000mAh, the new Note 67W offers fast charging compared to the 33W Note 10 Pro.
Fortunately, the fans still love the feature. Stereo speakers, 3.5 mm jack, MicroSD slot, IR blaster, NFC
There is only one difference between the Redmi Note 11 Pro with 5G support and 4G mode: the chipset. The 5G version reviewed today runs on the Snapdragon 695 chipset, while the standard non-5G version uses the Helio G96 SoC Helio. The G96 uses a less efficient 12nm process. And we expect the 5G and 6nm silicon models to stand out in battery life.
Finally, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G is the first smartphone with the latest version of MIUI 13. It’s based on the older Android 11 operating system, which means some great features might not be available right away.
And now let’s quickly scroll through the properties.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G specs at a glance:
- Body: 164.2×76.1×8.1mm, 202g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass 5), glass back; IP53, dust and splash protection.
- Display: 6.67″ Super AMOLED, 120Hz, 700 nits, 1200 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 395ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM6375 Snapdragon 695 5G (6 nm): Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Kryo 660 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 660 Silver); Adreno 619.
- Memory: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC (uses shared SIM slot).
- OS/Software: Android 11, MIUI 13.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm, 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF; Ultra wide angle: 8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚; Macro: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.4, (wide).
- Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 67W, 50% in 15 min, 100% in 42 min (advertised), Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 3+.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); Infrared port; 3.5mm jack.
The past two years have been difficult for the industry. And the next few months will look even worse. Maybe that’s why the Redmi Note 11 Pro is not a huge upgrade compared to its predecessor. as well as other mid-range games such as the Realme Series 9.
One thing missing from the new Notes, especially the Note 11 Pro: we were able to record 4K video with the main camera. We found no noteworthy 4K recordings in 2022, especially when available on Note 10 phones.
Sloppy, but Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is a solid smartphone and we can’t wait to put it to the test, so without further ado, this is Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G.
Unboxing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G comes in a white cardboard box with 67W AC adapter and Category 6A USB cable.
The paper compartment contains a soft transparent silicone sleeve and a stack of paper.
The retail packaging for the Redmi Note 11, 11S, and 11 Pro also includes a thin screen protector that you can use later if you want. Surprisingly, there is no such accessory in the Note 11 Pro 5G box, we’re not sure if this is a packaging flaw. No regional restrictions or warnings. However, this is an incredibly cheap and dirty movie. So we won’t stick to that claim with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G.
Design, build quality, handling
All four Redmi Note 11 phones look alike and are sure to create good family pictures.
There’s only one big design change since the 10 series: The back of the phone is all flat. The new banknotes bring a modern, flat shape that has been adopted by many brands. And we like what we see here.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G and Note 11 Pro are almost identical in appearance: they are the same size, weight and color.
So Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G is a dual glass smartphone with a flat Gorilla Glass 5 screen on the top and a flat tempered glass on the back. We like the matte texture on the back. It feels nice and looks cool (true and comparable) in the hand.
The plastic frame is also flat and has a matte finish that matches the glass back. It’s pretty simple and the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G feels secure in your hand.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G is listed as IP53-rated for dust protection and splash resistance. This doesn’t mean the phone is sealed against water, even if its card slot seems to be featuring some good rubber insulation. The IP53 rating means it is okay to use the phone when it’s raining, but it’s not a complete splash resistance – only for diagonally falling water drops and for up to 5 minutes exposure. It’s better than nothing, of course.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro/Pro+ 5G has a stylish rear panel with a flat surface and matte finish.