We have been waiting for this day for a while. Finally, there is a smartphone maker that gathered all the latest innovations and best hardware into one model. Today, the Chinese Apple launched the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, which challenges the title ‘Android King’. Read on to understand whether your impressions match with ours.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro Appearance

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is made of standard glass, with three colors of Pine Wind Green, Dream Purple, and Dream Black. Among them, Dream Purple is the first time that Xiaomi adopts the complex process of AG + OC0 + glass NCVM + diaphragm.

At the same time, there are a lot of exquisite craftsmanship to improve the texture. For example, the glass cover of the rear camera module is processed by integrated glass CNC. This is more beautiful and can avoid dust. The speaker opening has a sound wave design. The body weight is controlled at 208 grams. The thickness is 8.53 mm.

There is a hidden earpiece on the front of the phone. The edge is designed with a micro-slit sound hole. The edge of the antenna seam is designed with an ultra-narrow isolation band. The edge of the button is sandblasted. The surface of the power button has a CD texture.

This is also the first time that a Xiaomi smartphone supports top-level IP68 waterproof and dustproof. It can be immersed in a water depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes. The way the air inside the body is discharged balances the internal and external air pressure.

At the conference, we saw a video showing how our protagonist successfully challenged the world’s deepest swimming pool, reaching a depth of 40 meters.

At the same time, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro also launched the industry’s first “pressure relief valve” technology used in professional watches. When the water pressure increases, it can block liquid from entering the fuselage while allowing external air to enter the fuselage to balance the internal and external air pressure.

In order to prove the waterproof ability of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, Xiaomi officially brought the machine to the Y-40 pool, which is one of the deepest pools in the world, and Mi 11 Pro perfectly achieved a depth of 42 meters. Once taken off, it was operating like nothing happened.

However, Lei Jun said that the purpose of IP68 is to reduce the probability of damage to smartphones, but the waterproof effect has a certain “shelf life”, and it is not recommended for ordinary users to go directly into the water.

Screen

The phone features a 6.81-inch AMOLED four-curved full screen with a resolution of 3200×1440, a pixel density of 515PPI, a refresh rate of 240Hz, a touch sampling rate of 480Hz , a color gamut covering DCI-P3, support for 1 billion color display, HDR10+, Dolby In Vision, each piece has been color-calibrated before leaving the factory. The color accuracy is JNCD≈0.38 and △E≈0.41.

It uses the latest E4 luminescent material, with a brightness of 900 nits under strong light, a peak of 1700 nits, and a DisplayMate A+ rating. The top-notch screen of Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro broke through 13 industry records, including the highest screen resolution, highest OLED peak brightness, highest color accuracy, highest contrast, and lowest screen reflectivity.

The surface of the screen is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Its drop resistance has been increased by 1.5 times while the abrasion resistance has been increased by 2 times.

The top and bottom have two built-in grip sensors to support intelligent anti-inadvertent touch, optical fingerprint recognition under the ultra-thin screen, and also support heart rate monitoring. It has been professionally tested by SGS with an average error of 2.11bpm.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro Camera

On the front, we get a 20MP selfie shooter. But the back camera is what you should buy this phone for. Its triple-camera module uses the Samsung GN2, jointly developed and customized by Xiaomi and deployed 18 months in advance. It has the following parameters: 50MP resolution, 1/1.12 inch unit size, the industry’s largest base is close to 1 inch for the first time, a single pixel size of 1.4 microns, and support four-in-one up to 2.8 microns, 8P lens, F1.95 aperture, and OIS (optical image stabilization).

The other two lenses are a 13-megapixel 123-degree ultra-wide-angle and an 8-megapixel 50x zoom periscope telephoto lens. The latter covers the 16-120mm focal length most commonly used in daily life.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is the first to use a multi-sampling technology (up to 6 readings to reduce noise), This camera can also boast of a full-pixel eight-core focus DP Pro plus up to 64-point ToF focus, Xiaomi’s self-developed night owl algorithm (AI deep learning 8-frame photo fusion simulation 30 seconds long exposure), and a support for dual native ISO Fusion. The GN2 CMOS also supports 8K 24fps HDR10.

There are also full-link HDR10+, dual-camera recording, movie lens, master movie filter, magic change and upgrade and other options.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro Performance

Of course, it comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 platform. It is paired with full-blood LPDDR5 3200MHz memory (data transfer rate 6400Mbps) and a UFS 3.1 flash storage.

The phone adopts a new solid-liquid-gas phase change heat dissipation. The system comes with a large-area VC soaking plate, graphite, copper foil covering SoC, PMIC and other heating areas, especially the thermal gel in the SoC area is upgraded to a new phase change thermal pad. It uses a new group of polymer materials – ceramic thermal powder + polymer polyolefin composition.

Connectivity

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro supports Wi-Fi 6 enhanced version – the bandwidth is doubled to 160Hz, the encoding is upgraded to 4096QAM, and the maximum throughput rate is 3.5Gbps. It also supports full-scene roaming and Wi-Fi automatic roaming with the same data.

Audio

In the audio part, the top of the front has a 1014 super linear speaker, which is separated from the earpiece. The bottom has a 1216 super linear speaker. At the same time, there are Harman Kardon professional tuning, intelligent scene recognition, two Bluetooth data streams, wireless microphones, self-developed recording noise reduction algorithm.

Battery

It sports the second-generation nano-silicon-oxygen technology anode cells (the first generation was on the Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha). But this is the first mass production of this technology. It overcomes the problem of low charging efficiency of silicon anode technology for the first time. The capacity is up to 5000mAh.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro

Both wired and wireless fast charging are 67W (wireless and 80W base set), which can be charged to 100% in 36 minutes, and the reverse wireless charging power is 10W.

Wireless charging has customized the industry’s first 30V wireless receiver chip and the first 30V 6:2 charge pump chip with a conversion efficiency of over 97%. It also supports for the first time intelligent recognition of bright-screen charging scenarios , and the bright-screen charging power is higher when the load is low.

In terms of chargers, the Mi 11 Pro offers three versions to choose from:

  • One is the standard version, without charger and data cable.
  • The second is the set version, which comes with a 67W GaN charger with the original price of 129 yuan.
  • The third is the super set version, which includes an 80W wireless charging base and a 120W charger. The original price is 499 yuan.

Other features

In other aspects, it supports dual-frequency GPS/Beidou navigation, multi-function NFC, newly upgraded Xiao Ai, X-axis linear motor, and so on.

Price and Availability

In terms of price, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro 8GB+128GB is 4999 yuan, the 8GB+256GB is 5299 yuan, and the12GB+256GB is 5699 yuan.

The deposit pre-sale started, and the full-channel sales will be officially launched on April 2.

Argam Artashyan

By Argam Artashyan

Back in 2010, he was dismissed from his position as a lecturer at the university. This made him get another job at his friend’s digital marketing company as a blog writer. After a few years, when he was thinking the article writing is his mission, Google pushed the Panda update and affected the company and websites he was working at. (Un)fortunately and surprisingly, he got an offer to head a large knitting factory. In 2016, he got his Ph.D. and resumed teaching at the University … and writing tech-related articles following his passion.