Xiaomi Mi 11i Review

The Xiaomi Mi 11i is a new smartphone added to the Mi 11 lineup series. Presently we have the Xiaomi Mi 11 UltraMi 11 Pro, and Mi 11 Lite for the Chinese market and Xiaomi Mi 11 UltraMi 11i, and Mi 11 Lite/5G for the global market. The Xiaomi Mi 11i, on the other hand, is a cheaper model and as such, it comes with a flat-screen display.

Xiaomi Mi 11i

Xiaomi Mi 11i

Xiaomi Mi 11i Key Specs & Features

  • 6.67 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
  • Android 11, MIUI 12
  • Octa-core Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
  • 8GB RAM
  • 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 108 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP Triple Rear Cameras
  • 20 MP Front Camera
  • Fingerprint (side-mounted)
  • 4G LTE Network
  • 5G Network
  • IP53, Dust and Splash Protection
  • Power Delivery 3.0
  • Quick Charge 3+
  • Fast Charging 33W
  • Non-Removable Li-Po 4520 mAh Battery

Design And Display

The Xiaomi Mi 11i may be a cheaper model of the Mi 11 family, however, the handset still packs a premium body built with glass. It has a thickness of just 7.8mm which defines its sleek body. On the front, it arrives in a flat-screen design but described as Xiaomi’s best flat screen device ever.

You will get a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. The smartphone has a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen. The display makes use of a Samsung E4 AMOLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, 360Hz touch sampling rate and it reaches a peak brightness of 1300nits with less power consumption.

Other features of the display include DCI-P3 color gamut and HDR10+ support which will deliver a stunning array of vivid colors.


The Xiaomi Mi 11i comes with a triple camera set-up with pro-level photography capabilities. The main snapper is a 108MP HD sensor with outstanding low-light photography, this is supported by an 8 MP 119° ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP telemacro camera.

The camera can record 8K videos and 4K videos respectively. The front side has a 20 MP for selfies.

Hardware And Software

The Xiaomi Mi 11i relies on the Snapdragon 888 SOC which is the latest flagship processor from Qualcomm. The chipset delivers higher performance while consuming less energy and also provides a super fast and reliable user experience.

It is based on 5nm process technology and has Adreno 660 GPU. The smartphone has 8GB LPDDR5 storage and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 inbuilt memory. It’s powered by Android 11 OS with MIUI 12 on top.

Battery And Network

The Mi 11i has a 4,520mAh battery that can last for a whole in a single charge. It has support for 33W fast charging which can refill the Juicer from zero to 100 percent in just 52 minutes.

The handset has both 4G and 5G networks with an X-linear motor for highly responsive and powerful haptics, IR blaster, and NFC. Additionally, there are Dolby Atmos and dual speakers for an immersive audio experience and it also has Audio Zoom capable of capturing clear audio of distant scenes.

Xiaomi Mi 11i Price And Availability

The Xiaomi Mi 11i will sell for EUR 649 for the 8GB+128GB version and then EUR 699 for the 8GB+256GB version.

In Nigeria, the smartphone will start selling at a retail price of 295,000 Naira, around 4,400 GHS in Ghana, and 86,000 Ksh in Kenya.

It will ships in three colors: Celestial Silver, Frosty White, and Cosmic Black.

Xiaomi Mi 11i Specs

Here are a few specs of the Xiaomi Mi 11i:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 11, MIUI 12
  • Processor: Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm), Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
  • GPU: Adreno 660
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Colours: Celestial Silver, Frosty White, Cosmic Black
  • Dimension: 163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 196 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM, dual stand-by
  • SIM Count: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


  • Display: 6.67 inches Super AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~395 ppi)
  • Screen Protection: Yes
  • Foldable Display: No



  • Built-in Storage: 128GB, 256GB
  • Memory Card Support: No
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: Yes

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: Yes

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: Yes
  • CDMA EVDO: Yes
  • 4G LTE: Yes
  • 5G: No
  • WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
  • NFC: Yes
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go


  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol: Yes


  • Music Player: Yes
  • Video Player: Yes
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC
  • Maps: Yes

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: Yes
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: No
  • Barometer: No
  • SpO2: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Heart Rate Monitor: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (side-mounted)
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Face Unlock: Yes
  • Stylus Pen: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: Yes
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
  • Water Resistant: –
  • Dust Resistant: Yes
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes


  • Battery: Li-Po 4520 mAh, non-removable Battery
  • Talktime: –
  • Standby Time: –
  • Fast Charging: Fast charging 33W, 100% in 52 min (advertised)
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