Xiaomi recently launched the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro series in India. The latest series consists of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro and Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G smartphones. The lineup succeeds the Redmi Note 10 Pro series launched in 2021. Priced at Rs 24,999, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G offers upgrades in terms of camera, performance and battery. We used the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G for some time and here’s our 10-point review.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G sports EVOL.Pro design language
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G sports a somewhat similar design as its predecessor. But it feels like a completely different device due to the company’s EVOL.Pro design language. The device comes with flat edges that provide a confident grip, even without a protective case. The material used on the sides gives the smartphone a premium feel and it does not attract many fingerprints as well.
Camera module of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G looks new and different
The design of the camera module is quite different. The camera module has been redesigned to house the new tripe-lens setup instead of a quad-lens setup as seen in the previous generation. The camera module comes with the 108MP AI camera.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G is lightweight and easy to hold
The smartphone is quite lightweight with just 202 grams of weight. The slim frame, flat sides and weight, makes the device easy to carry around all day. The phone gets a 3.5mm headphone jack, and speaker grille at the top. The bottom edge houses the USB-C port, SIM tray and another speaker grille. While the left edge is undisturbed, the right edge gets the power button with fingerprint sensor and volume rockers.
Smartphone features an AMOLED display
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G features a 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED DotDisplay with 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution. The display comes with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The overall display experience turned out to be quite enjoyable as the colour reproduction is rich. The screen is also apt for streaming videos and playing games although we expected thinner bezels this time around.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G’s display is easy on eyes
The display of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G works quite good under the sunlight, thanks to the 1200 nits of peak brightness. The adaptive brightness makes the smartphone’s display easy to the eye. We had no complaints about the viewing angles as well. The handset offers up to a 120Hz refresh rate display that makes the transitions on the screen smooth. The display quality of the device is at par looking at the price segment it falls in.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G gets better camera than Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G houses a 108MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, along with a 8MP ultra wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro shooter. Just like other Redmi smartphones, the camera is one of the features that may attract. As per Xiaomi, the phone gets a ‘Pro-Grade’ camera that can capture tiniest of details and it does offer satisfactory results.
Portrait mode of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G does a fair job
One of the camera features that is slowly becoming a standard is the Portrait mode. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G gets a Portrait feature that is at par with other smartphones in this price segment. The background defocus does not look artificial but it may struggle to find the right edges under the low-light conditions.
Front camera of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G gives crisp selfies
When it comes to the front camera, the device houses a 16MP sensor at the front, with an f/2.4 lens. The Portrait mode does a fair job with the front camera. Selfies are crisp and vibrant.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G functions smoothly and showed no lag
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 5G is powered by a octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 chipset paired with up to 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and up to 256GB of UFS2.2 storage. For daily usage, this device will easily cater to your needs without much hassle during mutil-tasking. You will hardly face any issue while unlocking the device using face recognition or fingerprint sensor in the side button. You also won’t be able to notice any lag while multitasking and loading apps.
Battery of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G can easily last more than a day
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G 5G is backed by a 5,000mAh battery with 67W turbo charging support. During the review we managed to juice up the device from zero to 100% in under 45 minutes. The smartphone easily lasts for more than a day on average usage that includes gaming, video calls and video streaming.