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Mi 11X Pro First Impressions: New Flagship Killer?

Xiaomi made headlines with its Mi 11 collection launch, bringing in three premium smartphones at vastly totally different worth factors. The Mi 11 Ultra is a top-of-the-line flagship that boasts of spectacular {hardware} and a strong digicam setup. On the opposite finish is the Mi 11X, which is priced beginning at Rs. 29,990 and makes the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 accessible to a wider viewers. The Mi 11X Pro sits between these two fashions. It has extra highly effective {hardware} and a better decision major digicam than the Mi 11X, and its Rs. 39,990 beginning worth places it proper up towards the OnePlus 9R. I bought my palms on the Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro, and listed here are my first impressions.

The Mi 11X (Review) and Mi 11X Pro look an identical, and will probably be arduous for folks to inform them aside. Both these smartphones are available in three color choices, Cosmic Black, Lunar White, and Celestial Silver. I had the latter which seems a bit flashy due to its gradient end, in comparison with the opposite two. The reflective rear panel of my Mi 11X Pro made it arduous to identify fingerprints.

Mi 11X Pro in Celestial Silver has a gradient sample on the again

 

Xiaomi has centered on construct high quality, and the Mi 11X Pro seems premium. At the entrance, it has a giant 6.67-inch with bezels that are not too thick. You get a full-HD+ decision and a excessive refresh fee of 120Hz. The panel is HDR10+ licensed and has a claimed peak brightness of 1300nits. There’s a tiny gap for the 20-megapixel selfie digicam.

I like the truth that Xiaomi has managed to maintain the thickness of the machine right down to 7.8mm, which makes the machine snug to carry and use. The Mi 11X Pro weighs 196g and is nearly manageable for single-handed use. It has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the entrance and the again which ought to assist stop scratches to some extent.

The body of the Mi 11X Pro appears to be made out of polycarbonate, and the ability and the quantity buttons are on the proper. The energy button is positioned in the direction of the centre of the body and has an built-in capacitive fingerprint scanner. The quantity buttons are above the ability button however are nonetheless inside attain. The left facet is naked. Xiaomi has positioned the SIM tray on the backside, alongside the USB Type-C port and loudspeaker. The Mi 11X Pro is IP53 rated for mud and water resistance, and there’s a rubber seal across the SIM tray.

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The 108-megapixel triple digicam setup on the Mi 11X Pro

 

You additionally get stereo audio system on the Mi 11X Pro, and there are speaker holes on the high of the body. The telephone additionally helps Dolby Atmos sound enhancement. Xiaomi has neatly built-in an IR emitter on the highest within the speaker grille.

At the again, the massive digicam module with three lenses is certain to catch your consideration. The major digicam is a 108-megapixel shooter which is a substantial leap in comparison with the 48-megapixel one on the Mi 11X. The different two cameras, the 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle digicam, and the 5-megapixel ‘telemacro’ digicam are the identical on each the Mi 11X and the Mi 11X Pro. The digicam module additionally has a microphone for higher audio high quality whereas taking pictures. Given the similarities between these two telephones, it is not stunning that the 4520mAh battery capability and help for 33W quick charging are additionally an identical.

The Mi 11X Pro is powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor. It’s the top-of-the-line Qualcomm processor for 2021, and has just lately been seen powering the Mi 11 Ultra, Vivo X60 Pro+, OnePlus 9 collection, and Asus ROG Phone 5. Xiaomi has paired this processor with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and there are two storage choices; the bottom 128GB variant is priced at Rs 39,999 and the 256GB variant is priced at Rs. 41,999. Storage is not expandable on the Mi 11X Pro, so given the small distinction in worth, I might counsel choosing the 256GB variant.

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The Mi 11X Pro will get stereo audio system which go properly with the AMOLED show

 

Xiaomi ships the Mi 11X Pro with MIUI 12.0.1 on high of Android 11 and my unit has the April safety patch which is pretty current. The UI could be very simple to make use of however the telephone does include a good quantity of bloatware preinstalled. It additionally does counsel extra apps in the course of the setup course of, which I declined.

The Mi 11X Pro has help for 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, and 6 navigation techniques together with NavIC. It misses out on NFC although.

Xiaomi has priced and positioned the Mi 11X Pro proper up towards the OnePlus 9R (Review). It packs in severe {hardware} whereas being comparatively inexpensive. So is the Mi 11X Pro the proper smartphone for individuals who need the most effective options with out paying flagship costs? Stay tuned to Devices360 for the complete evaluate.

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