Xiaomi Mi 11 review
The Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of the best premium phones you should consider buying, as it’s well-specced in almost every department: it has super-fast processing, a high screen resolution with extra display modes, and some camera modes and features the competition lacks. It’s just a shame that the sub-par battery life and unreliable fingerprint scanners mar the experience.
- Fast performance
- Some top photography modes
- Good-looking screen
- Temperamental fingerprint scanner
- Battery life is lacking
- No telephoto camera
Should I buy the Xiaomi Mi 11?
Buy it if...
Thanks to its powerful processor, high touch input rate and top-spec screen, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of the best gaming phones we’ve tested, excluding handsets designed specifically for that purpose.
We’ve already sung the praises of the Mi 11’s telemacro camera, so if you enjoy taking close-up photos of everyday life’s little details, you’re probably already scouring the web to buy this phone.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a great display for a smartphone, so if you’re a regular user of streaming services, or just watching YouTube for entertainment, this is one of the best handsets you can pick.
Don't buy it if...
While the Xiaomi Mi 11 has some great camera features, a zoom lens isn’t among them. If you like the versatility of a phone camera that offers optical zoom, rather than just digital, you’d best look elsewhere.
If you turn on all the Xiaomi Mi 11’s top features, you’ll struggle to make it through a full day. That’s fine if you’ve got ample opportunity to charge your phone up, but if you want a phone that will reliably last you a full day on a single charge with typical use, this isn’t the phone for you.
Like many recent smartphones, the Xiaomi Mi 11 doesn’t have a headphone jack, so wired audio fans will have to use an adaptor to connect.