Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11 Ultra Review: First Snapdragon 888-Powered Phones That Don’t Cost A Bomb

    Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra just before the end of March. Touted as the highest-end phone in the Mi 11 series, the Ultra boasts bigger and better specs as compared to the rest of the Mi 11 series.

    Both, the Mi 11 Pro and the Mi 11 Ultra have already gone up for sale bearing reasonable price tags on Giztop. Let us check out more details about the recently unveiled Mi 11 series in this review.


    The full-screen solution with a four-curved hole digging design, not only the left and right borders makes the upper and lower borders of the screen look narrow. The Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Pro feature 6.81 inches displays and use the latest E4 luminescent material.

    The surface is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and it offers a high screen resolution of 3200 × 1440 pixels (WQHD+ level). The brightness It can reach is 1700nits. Moreover, it supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut, 1 billion color display, and has passed the Display Mate A+ certification.

    Both, Xiaomi Mi 11 Big Cup and Super Big Cup support 120Hz screen refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate, and allow 2K+120Hz to be turned on simultaneously. Aside from HDR10+, these models support the Dolby Vision display, which is not available on other domestic mobile phones.

    The AI Master Image Quality Engine, which was seen in the Mi 11 has a sub-menu that has four items including, four items: super-resolution enhancement, AI intelligent scene optimization, video image quality enhancement, and dynamic picture compensation. The Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra also have 8192 levels of adjustable brightness.

    However, the sensitivity of the front and rear light sensors has been improved, and the brightness adjustment is more delicate. The top and bottom of the fuselage feature grip sensors. The Mi 11 series’ mistouch probability is low when it comes to actual use.


    The rear design of the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra is more obvious as compared with the front of the fuselage. The camera module of the Mi 11 Pro looks similar to the Mi 11 at first glance, but the company has changed the arrangement of internal elements.

    The flash has been moved to the back cover. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is available in three color options including Fantasy Purple, Songfeng Green (green), and Dreamland Black (black).

    For the Fantasy Purple version, the back cover comprises faint purple and light blue without a dividing line. As the angle of the body changes, the proportion of the two colors also change.

    The three color-matching versions have glass backs, however, the handling is different. The Fantasy Purple version of the Mi 11 Pro uses AG, OC0 (zero), glass NCVM, diaphragm, and other processes.

    The Mi 11 Ultra has a secondary screen added to the camera area. The 1.1-inch AMOLED screen secondary display can be customized according to your preferences. It also shows various notifications for WeChat, QQ, Feishu, and allows you to control music and playback.

    The screen has also been incorporated into the imaging system. A secondary screen preview function has been added in the camera settings interface. The secondary screen becomes a small rear viewfinder after opening.

    In few cases, the secondary screen serves as a display path to achieve the power saving purpose. In terms of functionality, the Ultra is quite similar to the Painting Screen of the Meizu Pro 7.

    However, Xiaomi has placed this screen in the camera area and increased the coating method to minimize its impact on the integrity. Finding it is hard unless it is lit.

    The material selection and processing for the Xiaomi 11 Ultra is also different from that of the Xiaomi 11. It is available in ceramic white, ceramic black, and marbled special edition, all of which are made of ceramic.

    The special edition has a marble pattern, which is different from the ceramic white version. Its back cover has a marble pattern that adds some textures engraved by laser while keeping the surface smooth.

    Weighing in at 208 grams. the Mi 11 Pro has a body length of 164.3 mm, a width of 74.6 mm, and a thickness of 8.53 mm. 8.53 mm. The Mi 11 Ultra has the same length and width, but it is thinner (8.38 mm). It weighs 234 grams.


    Upfront, the Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro, and Mi 11 Ultra features a 20MP camera., and both photo and video modes support AI beauty. The user can make individual adjustments to the microdermabrasion, big eyes, thin face, thin nose, chin, mouth shape, and hairline in the photo mode. It includes 100 adjustable levels of beauty.

    Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi Ultra house a triple camera setup, including the main camera + ultra-wide-angle lens + periscope telephoto lens. The main camera of the Xiaomi 11 Pro is 50MP, f/1.95 aperture, 8P lens, the sensor model is Samsung GN2 sensor, supporting OIS optical image stabilization; the ultra-wide-angle lens is 13MP, and the field of view is 123°, the telephoto lens is 8MP, supports equivalent 5x optical zoom, and up to 50x digital zoom.

    The main camera module of the Xiaomi 11 Ultra is the same as that of the Xiaomi 11 Pro are same. The ultra-wide-angle lens and the telephoto lens are 48MP and the Sony IMX586 sensor. The former provides a 128° field of view, while the latter offers the equivalent of 10x Optical Zoom and up to 120x digital zoom shooting requirements.

    It is the only model in the Mi 11 series to use a multi-point ToF focus system. The Mi 11 Big Cup and the Super Big Cup adopt the dual native ISO Fusion technology, used in the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition, and Xiaomi’s own Night Owl algorithm.

    The former enables phones to deliver a wide dynamic range and lower noise, and the latter is used to enhance effects in dark light environments. You can check out the Xiaomi 11 Ultra samples below:

    The Mi 11 Ultra offers a better telephoto capability than the Mi 11 Pro. The image shake is negligible when the zoom is 120x, and this is also true for the ultra-wide-angle part. In the night scene, the line of the bottom of the right staircase in the sample can be seen clearly although there is no direct light source.

    There are three lenses in the Mi 11 Ultra that support 8K 24fps video recording. The main camera shoots 8K 24fps HDR10 video because the Mi 11 Pro main camera has the same specs as the Mi 11 Ultra. Moreover, it supports 8K 24fps HDR10 video.

    The Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra support dual-camera recording. In other words, it allows access to the viewfinder screen of another Mi 11 Pro or Mi 11 Ultra to generate a split-screen shooting file.

    The magic sky change function has been optimized in the Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi 11 Ultra. From earlier samples, it can be noticed that the weather in Beijing was bad when filmed. The magic sky-changing function of the Mi 11 will be useful.

    Other specifications

    The Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi 11 Ultra pack the Snapdragon 888 chip, and the full blood version of LPDDR5+UFS3.1. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro come in three storage options including 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB to choose from. Xiaomi 11 Ultra is available in 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, 12GB+512GB options.

    The Mi 11 Ultra scored 835989 points in Antutu. The phone’s Geekbench 5 single-core score is 1124 points and the multi-core score is 3652 points.

    For the Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi 11 Ultra, Xiaomi has used a solid-liquid gas-phase heat dissipation system, which is based on the traditional heat dissipation scheme.

    For these two products, Xiaomi has also set up multiple temperature sensors to help the system better adjust the dissipation strategy. For the test, we chose Yuan Shen, and the data from the chart shows that when the screen is adjusted at 60 frames and played for 20 minutes, the average number of frames of the Xiaomi 11 Ultra is 57.3 frames.

    The number of frames fluctuates during the game, but the overall performance is good. There is no serious frame drop problem over time.

    The Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra use MTW (Multi-Tab Winding) multi-tab winding cells and the internal resistance has also been reduced. Both products are backed by 5000mAh batteries (single-cell) that support 67W wired flash charging and 67W wireless flash charging at the same time.

    Using the original wired charger, the Mi 11 Ultra can be charged from 1% to 21% in 5 minutes, 34% in 10 minutes, 46% in 15 minutes. It takes about 42 minutes to be fully charged.


    The Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi 11 Ultra represent a major change in Xiaomi’s previous product strategy. The phones have been further lifted with the advent of new battery technology and stronger imaging capabilities.

    The Xiaomi 11 Pro 8GB+128GB, 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB storage options will set you back 4999 yuan, 5299 yuan, and 5699 yuan respectively. Xiaomi 11 Ultra 8GB+256GB, 12GB+256GB, 12GB+512GB retails for 5999 yuan, 6499 yuan, and 6999 yuan, respectively. You can visit this link to buy the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra from Giztop.


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