Smartphones based on the Snapdragon 888 flagship platform cannot be called affordable for the mass user, prices are rising with each new generation, and this is due not only to the exchange rate. Against this background, the so-called light versions of flagships are becoming more and more relevant in a more mass segment. An example is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, which received an AMOLED FHD + display and was built on the basis of the Snapdragon 732G platform.
It was released in two versions, depending on the available memory: 6/64 and 8/128 GB.
The kit includes a silicone case, an audio jack adapter, a USB-C cable, a power supply, and a user manual. Everything is assembled in a box with a light design.
The back cover of the smartphone with a mirror effect. Flat plane and protruding block with the main camera.
It picks up fingerprints and dust quickly. Although marks can be quickly removed with a microfiber cloth due to the use of a special coating, it is problematic to operate it without a cover.
At the lower end in the center is USB-C. There is no separate audio jack; an adapter for a 3.5 mm jack is provided in the kit.
There is also a pull-out tray for two nanos. To access it, you will need a key-clip. Memory cards are not supported.
On the right is the volume rocker and power button, paired with a fingerprint scanner. This place is optimal in terms of quick access to it and ease of unlocking.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has an IR sensor specific to this manufacturer, which allows you to use your smartphone as a universal remote control.
The front side is protected by glass. The transition to the side face passes without a noticeable protrusion and rounding.
The main camera unit is displayed in the upper left corner. You can watch movies and read information from websites without «brows» and «droplets». The side frames are narrow.
The case thickness is 6.81 mm. This is light. You can work with it without intercepting it with your second hand. The screen has a display with a diagonal of 6.55 inches. AMOLED matrix with a refresh rate of 90 Hz. The resolution is 1080×2400 pixels.
High brightness margin up to 800 nits. You can keep using it in sunny weather. The colors are vibrant and visually pleasing.
The sensor refresh rate is 240 Hz. He performed well in online games. There is a mode «Always on the display».
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G octa-core platform with a clock speed of up to 2.3 GHz and Adreno 618 graphics. The performance level is excellent, in most work tasks the average user will not notice a difference with the old platform.
available 6 or 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM. For data storage, 64 or 128 GB of internal UFS 2.2 memory is allocated. Expansion with a memory card is not supported.
With it, you can play games with complex graphics such as Genshin Impact and PUBG.
Unlike Snapdragon 888, the operating temperature range is lower here. In the mode of continuous loads, it did not rise above 39 degrees.
In addition to the aforementioned IR sensor, it supports 5GHz Wi-Fi (ac) networking. There is VoLTE and VoWiFi. It is equipped with a Bluetooth 5.1 module with high-definition audio codecs. Contactless payments are supported.
A 4250 mAh battery is used. At maximum brightness, it lasts for 7 hours with a mixed load. Charging with power up to 33W.
The main unit has a bundle of three cameras. This is the main 64 MP with f / 1.8 aperture, ultra-wide angle 8 MP with f / 2.2, macro 5 MP with f / 2.4.
An application with various modes, creative and professional, with a choice of manual shooting options.
Front camera with a resolution of 16 MP. No autofocus or flash.
He records video footage in 4K resolution at 30fps. It is inferior to top solutions, but completely solves the shooting problems for the user without any claims for professional operation.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite test camera
Android 11 is pre-installed with MIUI 12 skin. As with lower models, the notification shade has ads and a large number of applications pre-installed that are not included in the standard Google package and are recommended in accordance with the law.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is a well-built mid-range smartphone. It acts as an alternative to buying expensive flagships, for those who are not ready to spend more than 60-70 thousand rubles, but at the same time put up with the compromises typical for models costing up to 10-15 thousand rubles. The result is a bright AMOLED, a proven platform with high performance and no overheating problems, enough memory for daily work, a modern set of communication modules and an IP68-protected case. Among the shortcomings, we note the empty cover, the lack of an audio jack and a slot for a memory card.
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