Xiaomi Mi 11 review

The Xiaomi Mi 11 gets a 5/5 for hardware, but software lets it down

Xiaomi Mi 11
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of the best value flagships on the market for anyone after pure power. As a camera phone, it’s also respectable with its 108MP main camera and competent macro capabilities. At €749 (roughly $900 or £650), with its Snapdragon 888 power and sleek design, matched with a gorgeous display, there’s very little to complain about from a hardware point of view, but as with other Xiaomi phones, occasionally buggy software lets the phone down.


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    Premium design

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    Sharp, expansive display

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    Flagship power


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    No telephoto camera

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    Occasionally buggy interface

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    Mediocre fingerprint scanner

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The Xiaomi Mi 11, and indeed the Xiaomi brand’s rise to prominence may not be two things many in the UK or North America know much about. Xiaomi doesn’t sell phones in the US, and it’s still a relatively minor player in phone shops in old Blighty. That said, the rest of the world is sipping that Xiaomi tea and loving it, with the brand outselling Samsung to hit the number one spot in Spain last year, beating Honor to make number two in Russia, and hitting number three globally on the shipments chart. 

Leading the charge for the Xiaomi portfolio of phones in 2021 is the Mi 11 Pro. With its 10-bit 6.81-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 flagship power, and fancy design.

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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.