A few hours ago, Xiaomi Mi 11 made its official debut in the global market. The world knows it as the most affordable phone with Snapdragon 888 launched in the global market, but if you go to China things change. There is an even more affordable device than the Mi 11 in the Chinese market: the iQOO 7. It is still powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, but it can be found at a lower price. Is it worth spending more on the Mi 11 or you should prefer to save some money for the iQOO 7? We will try to give you the answer through a comparison between their specifications.
|Xiaomi Mi 11||Vivo iQOO 7|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm, 196 g||162.2 x 75.8 x 8.7 mm, 210 g|
|DISPLAY||6.81 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.62 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz or Samsung Exynos 2100, octa-core 2.9 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11, MIUI||Android 11, Origin OS|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 108 + 13 + 5 MP, f/1.9 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
20 MP front camera
|Quad 48 + 13 + 13 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.5 + f/2.2
16 MP f/2.0 front camera
|BATTERY||4600 mAh, fast charging 50W, wireless charging 50W||4000 mAh, fast charging 120W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, 5G, reverse wireless charging 10W||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
Unless you choose the BMW special edition of the iQOO 7, you actually get a more attractive design with the Xiaomi Mi 11. Unlike the iQOO 7, it has a curved display, as well as a more beautiful camera module and rear side. The iQOO 7 is more compact, but in my honest opinion, the Mi 11 is more original and beautiful. Further, its front glass is protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, the latest protection by Corning. Unfortunately, none of these devices is protected against water and dust with an IP rating.
Besides offering a more attractive design at first glance, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a better display than the iQOO 7. First of all, it features a higher resolution: Quad HD+ against Full HD+. Further, it has a higher peak brightness. Last but not least, it shows up to one billion colors, so it has a better color reproduction than the iQOO 7. But the iQOO 7 still offers a pretty nice display with the AMOLED technology, a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz, and the HDR10+ certification. Both feature an in-display fingerprint reader, but on the Mi 11, it can also be used to measure the heart rate.
Specs & Software
As mentioned in the intro of this comparison, Xiaomi Mi 11 and iQOO 7 are powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform. This means that they provide flagship-class performances and they are amazing gaming phones. Alongside the Snapdragon 888, you get up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of fast UFS 3.1 internal storage. In terms of hardware, it is essentially a draw. The phones are based on Android 11 with a highly-customized user interface on board.
The camera departments of Xiaomi Mi 11 and iQOO 7 have their pro and cons. The Xiaomi Mi 11 actually comes with a better 108 MP main camera, while the iQOO 7 has better secondary sensors. With the iQOO 7, you get a telephoto sensor with a 2x optical zoom for portraits, while the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 2 MP macro camera instead. Both have a 13 MP ultrawide camera too. Xiaomi Mi 11 is slightly better due to its great main camera supporting 8K video recording.
Xiaomi Mi 11 wins the battery life comparison simply because it features a bigger battery with a 4600 mAh capacity. On the other hand, the iQOO 7 is one of the fastest charging phones in the market thanks to a fast charging technology with a power of 120W. Its 4000 mAh battery is able to charge from 0 to 100 percent in just 15 minutes: a record. The Xiaomi Mi 11 has slower wired charging with 55W power, but unlike the iQOO 7, it features wireless charging and reverse wireless charging.
The listing price of the base variant of the Xiaomi Mi 11 in China is about €603/$727, while the iQOO 7 starts from $588/€488 in the Chinese market. The Mi 11 starts from €749 in Europe, while the iQOO 7 is not available globally. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is definitely a better phone, but the iQOO 7 offers amazing features such as 120W fast charging and optical zoom at an incredibly low price.
Xiaomi Mi 11
- Global availability
- Best display
- Wireless charging
- Bigger battery
- Stereo speakers
- No optical zoom
Vivo iQOO 7
- Telephoto sensor
- Faster charging
- Very good price
- Limited availability
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