Redmi Note 11 Pro review

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 11 Pro packs a 108MP camera and a stellar screen – but is it a budget camera champ?

Photo of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
(Image: © Basil Kronfli / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

With a worse camera mix than its predecessor, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is ultimately a comparative letdown. Nevertheless, it's a very good smartphone that's loaded up with 5G, a fantastic screen, excellent battery life and a fine day to day camera, even if it doesn't best the greatest budget phones on the block.


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    Excellent 120Hz AMOLED screen

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    Premium design for the price

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    Brilliant battery life


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    Good, not great cameras

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    Weak gaming performance

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    Camera downgrade versus its predecessor

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After the success of the excellent value Redmi Note 10 Pro, Xiaomi hopes its successor, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G will build on the line's success. With stiff competition from the Realme 9 series, which includes the budget camera phone champion of the moment – the Realme 9 Pro Plus, it's a tight race for the title of best budget camera phones of 2022.  

The appeal of the Note 11 Pro 5G goes beyond its 108MP camera. The phone sports an impressively specced screen, a good-looking design with a glass back, and charges incredibly quickly for a low-cost phone, with 67W charging. Setting you back £319 (around $400) though, it's more expensive than the Note 10 Pro was when it launched, and the identically specced Poco X4 Pro 5G costs a bit less too.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.