In mid-February 2022, Xiaomi unveiled the global version of the new Redmi Note 11 in Europe.
In France, this smartphone is available in two memory configurations. 4 GB RAM + 64 GB ROM for 199.99 euros, 4 GB RAM + 128 GB ROM for 249.99 euros.
Here are the official prices, but it is possible to find this Redmi Note 11 cheaper.
We encourage you to take a look at our prize comparison chart.
Its predecessor, the Redmi Note 10, is one of them. best sellerWhat will happen to the Redmi Note 11?
Read this test article carefully to find out.
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1. Aesthetics: Classic yet modern design
Redmi Note 11 largely repeats the design of its predecessor with contours and polycarbonate lenses.
However, the sides are flat, giving the ensemble a modern touch.
The rear photomodule also loses its chrome parts.
Redmi Note 11 will come in three colors: Azur Céleste au rendu glossyNavy Blue O Thatcher Matte Elapoo, Graphite Gray O Thatcher Satin.
It is this latest declination that is tested here.
A 6.43-inch AMOLED screen that occupies 84.5% of the front.
It is protected by Corning Gorilla 3 treated glass with a 2.5D profile and comes with a protective film installed at the factory.
Above the poster are earphones, a light sensor, and a proximity sensor.
The front camera is located at the top center of the screen.
In that case, there is no LED notification.
The top of the device has a mini-jack, a second speaker, an infrared port, and a microphone.
On the other side are the primary mic input, USB-C port and main speaker grille.
Note that on the left is the SIM/Micro SD drawer (2 Nano SIM + 1 Micro SD).
Le côté droit fait quant à lui place à la touche de volume et au button d’almuage.
Put the phone back on and you’ll see a rectangular photo block in the upper left corner. The latter includes four sensors, an LED flash, and a description of a “50MP AI camera.”
In addition, it has the Redmi branding and the poubelle and CE certification logos on the front.
The smartphone is fairly light and offers a comfortable grip.
It’s interesting to mention that this Redmi Note 11 is also IP53 certified, making it resistant to splashes and dust.
- size: 159.87 mm long x 73.87 mm wide x 8.09 mm thick | You can do it: 179 grams
2. Picture and Sound: From AMOLED to Program
Not long ago, AMOLED screens were reserved for high-end smartphones. Today the situation has changed and AMOLED displays are now found in devices under 200 euros.
This also applies to Redmi Note 11.
Our test phone has a 6.43 inch dot display Full HD+ screen with a 20:9 ratio.
The display features a 90Hz refresh rate, which makes gaming more fluid, but also suitable for everyday use.
Colors are beautiful, blacks are deep, contrast is infinite, and viewing angles are wide.
Luchois between natural and saturated colors.
Brightness is 650 nits (1000 nits pictured), so you won’t have any trouble viewing your phone’s screen in the sun.
An optimization issue related to MIUI 13 sometimes caused the screen brightness to drop significantly in full sun, making the display unreadable.
Luckily this didn’t happen to me.
Finally, enjoy videos and movies on the screen of your Redmi Note 11.
In terms of audio, this Xiaomi smartphone is equipped with two stereo speakers that spread clear and powerful sound (104 dB high, 125 dB low).
L’autre bonne nouvelle, c’est is that minijack sockets are often here.
L’écoute au casque est agréable.
Note that Redmi Note 11 is certified for Hi-Res Audio.
On appeal, le son restitué par l’écouteur est tout à fait satisfaisant. Correspondent Comprend bien son.
- screen: 6.43 inches (AMOLED) with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, hence a density of 409 dpi.
- they are: Minijack and stereo speakers. classic headphones.
3. Performance: enough power
If the Redmi Note 10 has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 678 SoC, Xiaomi has replaced it here with a more modern processor, the Snapdragon 680 recorded at 6 nm.
The latter comes with 4GB of RAM and an Adreno 610 GPU.
Our test device is more than capable of running most of today’s big applications and 3D games, as evidenced by a score of around 250,000 points on Antutu.
I don’t think Genshin Impact or Fortnite will work.
Other large 3D games often require lower graphics quality to play well.
As for storage, only 32.5GB is actually available for users out of the 64GB claimed by the manufacturer.
However, this memory can be easily expanded by adding a micro SD card without sacrificing either of the two nano SIM slots.
Note that 1GB of virtual memory can be added to 4GB RAM.
- Antutu Benchmark (v9.3.1) : 249,815 Points | 3D Mark (Wildlife): 441 points
- processor: 8-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 (4 x 2.4GHz + 4 x 1.9GHz) | Living memory: 4GB (+1GB) | Graphics processor: Adreno 610
- Storage memory: 64GB of memory that converts to 32.5GB on first boot.
4. Connectivity: Exhaustive…or Mostly
Unfortunately Redmi Note 11 will have to do without 5G connectivity. For this, you’ll have to switch to last year’s Redmi Note 10 5G or 2022’s POCO X4 Pro 5G instead.
Here we have 4G (Vo)LTE Category 13, which covers all bands required for full use in France, and is more widely used in Europe.
Apparently, there are also 2G and 3G+.
Like any other smartphone worthy of this name, the Redmi Note 11 has Bluetooth (5.0), Wi-Fi (a/b/g/n/ac), (A)GPS /Glonass/BDS and all other Provides a pack of connections. It has /Galileo, a USB-C port (OTG), a minijack, two nano SIM slots, a micro SD slot, an infrared port, as well as an NFC chip that is especially useful for contactless payments.
The network connection is good whether it’s 2G, 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi.
Pour le GPS, dans la cour d’une copropriété Urbane, il aura fallu 47 seconds a notre mobile de test before d’obtenir un premier fixe (12 satellites).
at the level of sensorRedmi Note 11 has an accelerometer, compass, gyroscope, pedometer and the usual brightness and proximity sensors.
Security has not been neglected as this smartphone can be unlocked in two ways. face unlock (facial recognition) or by biasing the digital fingerprint reader integrated into the power button.
Dans les deux cas, c’est rapide et efficace.
- DAS (Specific Absorption Rate): 0.596 W/kg arate. It’s a very satisfying score for a smartphone released in 2022.
5. System development: surcouche d’aujourd’hui sur OS d’hier
Redmi Note 11 is one of the brand’s first models to benefit from the new MIUI 13 software.
We were expecting a smartphone with Android 12, but here we have to settle for Android 11.
Apart from the fact that as usual everywhere Xiomi is the interface for partner-linked applications (which you can happily uninstall), we find that MIUI 13 is the victim of a small nasty bug during use .
Some disappeared after the update, some still exist.
Therefore, the Always On Display will remain visible for 10 seconds before disappearing.
Rest assured, MIUI 13 continues to be a great interface for customizing your smartphone to your liking.
Some of the coolest features are an application drawer, dark mode, main mode, a game mode named Game Turbo, and an intelligent house feature that lets you control your connected devices.
- operating system: Android 11 | I hurt you: MIUI 13.0.5
6. Usage: Correct Photos and Great Battery Life
The rear photographic part of Redmi Note 11 is served by four sensors: a 50-megapixel main lens opening at f/1.8, an 8 MP ultra-wide angle lens (118°) opening at f/2.2 and a macro lens for 2. MP aperture at f/2.4 and 2 MP depth sensor aperture at f/2.4.
In general, the main photographic lens offers the correct clichés and offers an honest level of pique for a smartphone priced at under €200.
Colorimetry is generally good, but some photos can look a little dull.
The ultra-wide lens performs surprisingly well when compared to other devices sold in the same price range.
Digital noise is felt at night, but the photos remain exploitable.
Redmi Note 11’s photo application proposes a less interesting 50 MP mode.The level of detail is about the same as ou sans.
The 2 MP macro sensor remains anecdotal.
Portrait mode doesn’t give the best bokeh effect that exists. Decoupage around the subject is sometimes puplesi.
But keep in mind that we are using smartphones under 200 euros.
Le Captour selfie Opening 13 MP at f/2.4 can make skin look a little too smooth and pale.
Note that HDR mode is not enabled by default.
Did you know that the main photosensor of this Redmi Note 11 can shoot at 1080p at 30 FPS?
Autonomy is one of the strengths of this Chinese mobile phone.
In a reasonable mixed-use context, the test device’s 5000 mAh battery lasted about two days before needing to be recharged.
Additionally, the manufacturer provides a 33 W charger in the box that can fully charge the battery in 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Finally, a 60 minute YouTube video (all connections on, sound set to 50%, brightness set to 50%, screen refresh rate set to 60 Hz) consumes 10% of the energy contained in the battery. This is much better than the 15% typically observed since 2019.
- Quadruple Back Camera Apparel Photos: 50MP+8MP+2MP+2MP.
- battery: It is made with 5000mAh.
Bottom Line: Raw Diamonds That Need Retail
Redmi Note 11 is overall a good smartphone for the price.
Its strengths are the presence of an AMOLED screen with a 90Hz non-adaptive refresh rate, a two-day battery life, a 33W charger, stereo speakers and an NFC chip.
On the photo side, the main objective doesn’t work miracles, but it remains right for the price.
The negative points mainly come from the new interface Maison MIUI 13. This now sticks to Android 11.
MIUI 13 has no optimizations and annoying bugs. Some disappeared after the update, some still exist.
Read our Redmi Note 10s test article.