Xiaomi 11T Review, Flagship Performance at Medium Price

 


Mi 10T is one of the most popular Xiaomi phones on the market, as it offers fast performance at a relatively affordable price.

Now the successor has been released with a slightly changed name, being the Xiaomi 11T (and 11T Pro). The price is still relatively affordable, cheaper than the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Ultra, but how does it perform?


The difference between the 11T and 11T Pro is not much but it is noticeable. That is the system on a chip (SoC) used, namely MediaTek Dimensity 1200 vs Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. However, this obvious difference in specifications is also separated by a hefty price difference.




Design

The Xiaomi 11T that we tested was a variant with the Celestial Blue color, which isn't really blue-blue. Mainly because the colors that appear will be different according to the direction of the light reflection.


Although at first glance this looks like a shiny body, interestingly the rear body is not too easily dirty due to the user's fingerprints. The body is not too slippery, especially compared to the Mi 11 which is very slippery at the rear.



The body of the 11T itself is fairly thick, unlike most flagship class phones, this is because of its large battery, which is 5,000 mAh. IP53 certification is present on this phone, which means the 11T is quite resistant to dust and splashes of water, to some degree.


Oh yes, another difference between the Xiaomi 11T and the 11T Pro is the included charger. If the Pro version is equipped with a 120W charger, the 11T has 'only' 67W charger, the same as the one on the Mi 11 Ultra. This charger is claimed to be able to fully charge from empty in 36 minutes.


The Xiaomi 11T fingerprint sensor is on the power button, just like some other Xiaomi phone series. The sensor is responsive, the position fits and is comfortable when used.


There are two SIM card slots, each nano-sized. There is no microSD slot for additional storage. The IR blaster that is the hallmark of Xiaomi also remains, which makes this phone a remote for various other devices. Oh yes, there is no 3.5mm audio port on this phone.


Screen

Compared to the Mi 11 which has a curved screen on the side, the 11T appears with a flat screen. The panel used is AMOLED with FHD + resolution and its size is 6.67 inches. 120Hz refresh rate equipped with the AdaptiveSync feature to adjust the frame rate according to the displayed content.


This panel can display bright colors like other AMOLED panels, and because it uses a flat panel, I think the 11T is more comfortable to watch videos and play games than the Mi 11 which has a curved screen.



Oh yes, the taste of the flagship on this phone can also be seen from the Gorilla Glass Victus layer used to coat the screen. This screen is also flanked by stereo speakers at the top and bottom, or left and right when the phone is used in a horizontal position. Fun to watch videos with blaring sound.


Performance

The Xiaomi 11T is only available in one option, which is 8GB/256GB. His brain is Dimensity 1200-Ultra. Unlike its 'Pro' sibling which uses Snapdragon 888 which is famous for its performance (and heat).


Although 'only' using MediaTek, this 11T has a very capable benchmark score. If only Slingshot Extreme and Slingshot are in 3DMark, the score is definitely stuck, aka 'Maxed Out!'. While in Wild Life Extreme the score obtained is 4100s.


Then what if used to play games? Don't worry, Genshin Impact with stuck settings (including 60fps) can still be passed smoothly without frame drops. Isn't it hot? It's just warm.


For lighter games like Ragnarok X, with settings stuck including 60fps, it's also smooth without frame drops. When used by AFK for grinding for hours with a fully charged party with various effects from the skills that appear, the body only feels a little warm, a little cooler than when playing Genshin Impact.


Camera

It's not complete to discuss a cellphone without talking about its camera performance. Because the camera is usually one of the determinants when choosing a cellphone. Xiaomi 11T is equipped with a 108MP pro-grade triple camera to produce the highest resolution images with support from AI to support user creativity.


The triple camera for the rear camera includes a 108MP pro-grade triple camera system ultra-wide, 5MP telemacro, and an 8MP ultra-wide-camera.



Optimized with the latest technology of 9-in-1 pixel binning which takes sharp images without excessive noise, as well as the smart Dual Native ISO feature which will select the most ideal camera ISO setting for the conditions when the image was taken.


In our opinion, the quality of the camera is like a cellphone in this price class. But what's interesting about the camera's various features, we think the macro features deserve more attention.


This feature is hidden in the 'Pro' mode and is in the 'Lens' option which contains the 'wide', 'UW', and 'macro' options. The photos produced in this mode in our opinion are quite good, especially for phones in this price class.


Our opinion

With a cheaper price of Rp. 1 million to Rp. 1.5 million compared to the Xiaomi 11T Pro, and the difference that is 'only' Snapdragon 888 vs Dimensity 1200, this 11T in my opinion is a very interesting phone. Unless of course you are an adherent of SoC understanding Qualcomm is definitely better than MediaTek.


Compared to Mi 11, I think the Xiaomi 11T is more comfortable to play games and watch videos because of the flat screen. Even when playing heavy games, the 11T is more comfortable because the temperature is not as hot as the Mi 11.

Xiaomi 11T Review, Flagship Performance at Medium Price Xiaomi 11T Review, Flagship Performance at Medium Price Reviewed by thecekodok on 4:31:00 AM Rating: 5
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