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Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

Mi 11 Lite design

I can tell you with confidence that the first point that the Mi 11 Lite is promoting is the design. The phone weighs only 157 grams with a thickness of 6.8 mm, which makes it an ideal phone in terms of lightness and carrying in the hand, and it is considered the best mid-range phone when talking about the Convenience of the design and outperforms the Reno 5 in this point, which was somewhat characterized by lightness and portability compared to competitors.

This design also features a frosted glass back, which adds to the beauty of the phone by not capturing any fingerprints to always remain in its elegant and bright shape after use. The phone is only defective in the plastic frame compared to the aluminum frames that add to the beauty of the phones, in addition to the protrusion of the camera and we find it here at two degrees of height But it is not considered a big drawback compared to other phones such as Poco, especially with the thickness of the thin phone.

the screen

The Mi 11 Lite screen is also one of its advantages, as you find a 6.5-inch AMOLED screen with FHD accuracy, in addition, to support for high frequency up to 90Hz, and the presence of a Gorilla Glass 5 protection layer, one of the other advantages is support for HDR 10 and 10bit Color, and this is a strong feature especially in these The price category was the 10Bit, one of the powerful features that it promotes in the flagship Oppo Find x2 Pro phone.

The screen on auto-brightness reaches 800nits, which is a good number, but you will not be able to see comfortably under direct sunlight, but 800nits is considered appropriate in the mid-range, but not impressive.

On the practical side of the screen, away from the specifications, the AMOLED screen is very good and outperforms other phones such as Note 10 Pro and Reno 5, but it is still in second place when compared to Samsung screens and the dazzle offered by Samsung screens we do not find here, but it remains one of the excellent screens in the middle class There is no doubt about it.

the sound

Mi 11 Lite offers a stereo headset and has become usual and basic in the middle class, its sound is very good as loud and pure, but less with a slight difference from the Note 10 Pro in height and stereo.

As for the call mike, it provides an excellent experience that does not have any problems, and the call headset offers a pure and loud sound, and no one beside you can hear the sound of the call.

Speaking of the phone’s vibration motor, it is one of the important points that give any phone high quality and feel. Here, we find a very good vibration motor and feedback that is considered better than competitors from Oppo, Samsung, and Realme.

calls

The phone comes with the Google application for calls and supports call recording, but with alerting the other party that the call is being recorded, in addition to compatibility and integration with the Google application for video calls “Google Duo”.

Speaking of the call sensor, there is no real call sensor, but the front camera and motion sensor are relied upon, but the experience was comfortable and works very acceptable in calls and WhatsApp and Telegram records, and this is unlike the Note 10 Pro phone, which was providing a disastrous experience at this point.

The phone comes with a Hybrid SIM, meaning that it accepts two SIM cards or a SIM card and a memory card, and dispenses with the second SIM card.

We also find support for 4G networks, and the network experience is very good, I did not find any problems in it, in addition to the experience of my friend Mahmoud Raslan of owning the same phone and he did not face any problem in capturing the network.

Camera

The phone offers three rear cameras, the primary with a 64-megapixel camera, the second with an 8-megapixel camera for wide-angle photography, and the third with a 5-megapixel micro-pixel camera. The phone supports photography up to 4K resolution, and from the front, we find a 16-megapixel selfie camera.

Some additions to the camera app…

Super Steady for video stabilization

Moving Object feature to focus on an object during video shooting and always remain in focus
The Vlog Mode for shooting short videos with some ready-made additions and effects
The Clone feature to make more than one copy of the person in the photo
Dual video feature for front and back camera shooting
The Pro Mode for shooting manually and more professionally and is available in all cameras
The Long Exposure to give you a different feel of the pictures and implement different ideas such as drawing with lights
The actual performance of the camera we find good details and dynamic range average, and the image processing here is very good and slightly outperforms the Note 10 Pro, but the disadvantage of the camera is that in some scenarios the images are too bright and the result is unnatural colors and low light areas and high light are not the best And unrealistic.

In night photography, the camera performs well, not exceptional, but it is very acceptable, with slightly erased details and bright colors, and photography with the front camera is good, not exceptional, but very acceptable.

In the end, Xiaomi still needs some focus on the camera part recently, compared to the past. The processing of images for Xiaomi was distinguished in the Note 5 and A1 phones, but it has been regressed again to this day.

the battery

We find in the phone a battery size of 4250 mAh, not the largest number in the middle category completely, but taking into account the size of the battery with the thickness of the phone, you will find that it is very good, and given the actual performance, the battery provided me with a period of use of 7 hours, and it is considered a very good number on a screen with a frequency of 90Hz with the use of Wi-Fi and data, a 33W charger is attached to the phone and can charge the phone in less than an hour and a quarter.

the performance

Mi 11 Lite comes with the traditional processor of this category Snapdragon 732G with 128 GB storage of UFS 2.2 type and 6 or 8 GB RAM of LPDDR4x type, and the version that is being tested is the 8 GB version.

To move to the actual performance, the phone offers a special experience, especially in daily use. We find smoothness and stability of the system in the phone compared to the Note 10 Pro, and it is also superior to the Poco X3 Pro in smoothness in normal daily use. You will not find cuts and grooves as large as I encountered in the Poco.

The gaming performance is average as usual from this processor, but compared to the Poco X3 Pro, the Poco will certainly be the best gaming experience in this category, but the phone offers lower temperatures compared to the Poco.

So Mi 11 Lite gives us the best example of the importance of stable software with the processor, and that the trend to powerful processors only and neglecting the software will give a normal experience and completely far from the real processor power, some opinions may tend to go to Poco X3 Pro in the hope of a future update to improve the software But from my point of view, it is not to rely on future promises that may not arrive, or when they arrive, the required improvement does not occur.

But when you give both phones to a person to use more than one day, he will find comfort and greater acceptance of the Mi 11 Lite, which has the lowest processor! But this is due to the greater software compatibility and effort compared to the Poco X3 Pro.

user interface

The phone comes with Android 11 and the MIUI 12 user interface, and the phone provides stable and smooth performance in this phone, and this translates to greater comfort in using the interface features without feeling unjustified irritation and cuts in every part of the system.

However, the interface is not without some errors.

Night mode (dark mode) forces all applications to switch to night mode, which results in a bad result in the appearance of some applications and an annoying inconsistency in application colors, so it is better to close the night mode feature for all applications and rely on the original night mode for each application if is found.

The degree of white here tends to yellow a bit. If the degree is not suitable for you and bothers you, you can go to the settings and move to cooler colors.

Some problems with the alerts, for example, the alerts for the Facebook application are cut off a bit, but it is not a big problem.

But in general, the experience is very good with the interface, and I did not encounter the cuts in the notification bar and alerts that were annoying in the Poco X3 Pro, and the experience of the camera application is good, and in general, the phone experience is better than its competitors from the same company because of the more interest in the software here.

sensors

The phone offers a light sensor (it did not give me the best results when adjusting the lighting levels inside the house), in addition to the gyroscope and proximity sensor with the absence of a call sensor as we mentioned in the calls section above.

We find the fingerprint sensor in the power button next to the phone and it offers very good performance with a face print and provides excellent performance.

The phone has a radio and the notification bulb is absent on Mi 11 Lite, but it can be compensated for by the Always-on display feature

The absence of the 3.5mm headphone port and the absence of a separate port for the memory card.

Box content
33W charger
Type C . hyphen
transparent pouch
Screen protection screen
Type C to 3.5mm adapter
Conclusion
Mi 11 Lite offers the perfect experience you wish, this experience is a balanced and stable phone from every aspect, and this is what the Miseries always offers in the middle class, so you always find it at more expensive prices than Poco and Redmi phones, and Xiaomi users object to these prices, but the truth is this The high price takes in return a stable experience from every aspect and a greater interest in the phone and this is what I always find in the Miseries and it has not disappointed me so far.

In fact, if you are far from being interested in games in a strong and intense way, the Mi 11 Lite phone will provide you with stable performance so far greater than the Poco X3 Pro in daily use away from games, but we hope in the future that updates will be sent to the Poco X3 Pro to improve system stability and exploit The powerful processor in the phone is better than that.

Therefore, I recommend the Mi 11 Lite phone, and it is considered a strong competitor to the Samsung A52 and Reno 5 in the same audience. And who is looking for experience, stability, and balance more than numbers?

If you are primarily looking for games and your goal is to buy the phone, then the Poco X3 Pro is the first and only option in the 5000 EGP category that offers you the perfect experience at this point.

The Note 10 Pro phone is also a good option and we recommend it a lot. It is considered a balanced choice, knowing that its performance is lower in networks and in the call sensor than the Mi 11 Lite phone, but it is considered a good choice because of its lower price.

The Mi 11 Lite is an excellent choice as an experience and is recommended to someone who is interested in details such as good design, quality in design, and stable system throughout the phone, you will not see errors that bother you during use.

But in return, you will sacrifice the larger battery size and the .3.5mm headphone jack in favor of the Note 10 Pro