The Redmi Note 11S is the fifth version of the Note 11 we are reviewing. And while we thought our test was over. We also got our brothers and sisters with 5G support.
Redmi Note 11S is a more powerful version of the vanilla Redmi Note 11. The Note 11S model borrows Redmi Note 11 Pro hardware and a faster Helio G96 chipset (based on Snapdragon 680), paired with more RAM and a 108MP main camera. from 50 MP). Meanwhile, the 11S has a smaller screen than the Note 11 Pro and charges slower at 33W.
The Redmi Note 11S is similar to the other Redmi Note 11 phones with a simple design with IP53 rating and a large rectangular camera compartment on the back. Center stage is a 6.43-inch 1080p AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Redmi Note 11S uses this year’s Xiaomi mid-range camera paired with a 108MP main camera, 8MP ultra wide-angle camera, 2MP macro camera and 2MP depth sensor. The front camera has a resolution of 16MP and the whole camera. (except macro) 1080p video recording supported
Lastly, the battery on the Redmi Note 11S is 5000 mAh, which is typical for the Note series. It supports 33W fast charging and comes with an included AC adapter. On the other hand, the Pro model supports 67W fast charging.
This is the full datasheet of Redmi Note 11S.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S specs at a glance:
- Body: 159.9×73.9×8.1mm, 179g; ; IP53, dust and splash resistant, Gorilla Glass 3 front, glass back, plastic frame.
- Display: 6.43″ AMOLED, 90Hz, 700 nits, 1000 nits (peak), 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 409ppi, Gorilla Glass 3.
- Chipset: Mediatek Helio G96 (12 nm): Octa-core (2×2.05 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G57 MC2.
- Memory: 64GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM, 128GB 8GB RAM; UFS 2.2; microSDXC (dedicated 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; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.5, (wide), 1/3.06″ 1.0µm.
- Video capture: Rear camera: [email protected]; Front camera: [email protected]
- Battery: 5000mAh; Fast charging 33W, 100% in 58 min (advertised), Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 3+.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); Infrared port; 3.5mm jack.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S appears to be a balanced low-end product with a nice AMOLED screen, an all-round camera with a high-resolution main camera and stereo speakers. The large battery with fast charging and chipset are enough for a smooth experience. All of this is packaged in a beautiful shell with basic waterproofing.
However, it doesn’t support all of this. The Redmi Note 11S GPU is weaker than its predecessor Note 10S, and it doesn’t record 4K video, something the Note 10S can do. Ultimately, MIUI 13 is out of the box, but runs on an older Android 11 operating system.
However, we are in difficult times and may have to go through a lot of hurdles in order for manufacturers to release new phones and keep prices as low as possible. And yet, unpack this Redmi Note 11S and see what happens.
Unboxing the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Store packages are well known. The box contains a phone. 33W power adapter and 3A USB cable.
Like other Xiaomi models, it comes with a soft transparent case and an affordable screen protector that you will want to carry with you.
Design, build quality, handling Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
If you find it difficult to distinguish your Redmi Note 11 from others. It’s pretty understandable, Xiaomi doesn’t really make it any easier. But one thing is for sure, every Redmi Note 11 smartphone is a beautiful device with an attractive and recognizable design.
You can easily distinguish the Redmi Note 11 from the Redmi Note 11 Pro variants – they are smaller.
The Redmi Note 11S is very similar to its Note 11 sibling. It is a two-glass smartphone with a flat plastic frame. Gorilla Glass 3 front glass is perfectly smooth.
Finally, according to the official press release The back cover is made of AG glass, but unlike the Pro, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S and 11S rear windows have subtle curves on each side. Not so steep that it can be rounded. But enough to be noticeable.
We have to be honest and have to say that the back cover is more bare than what we’ve seen on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S model, but if we don’t break this thing. We won’t know what it’s made of. For now we rely on Xiaomi’s word that it’s broken glass.
What we like is the matte finish on the back. This makes it incredibly pleasant to the touch, feels light, and smudges don’t look as bad as they do on shiny items.
Finally, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S IP53 is designed to withstand dust and splashes. This is one of the most basic types of waterproofing. This means your phone can handle light rain or splashes. and that’s it You can confirm the rubber seal around the SIM/MicroSD card slot.
Let’s have a look Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
The 6.43-inch AMOLED panel is expected to take up most of the front area. The front cover is very thin. and the chin is in line with other phones similar
The panel is 1080p and supports a 90Hz refresh rate. The top is slightly perforated – this is a 16-megapixel selfie camera.