After releasing the vanilla Xiaomi Mi 11 a few months ago, during the big event held on March 29, Xiaomi came up with four new handsets of the Mi 11 series, three of which are flagships! The top-tier one is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, while the remaining ones are flagship killers just like the vanilla Mi 11. But which is the best flagship from the Mi 11 series? A lot of people are wondering and we decided to write a comparison between the models from the lineup close to each other. We are talking about the Xiaomi Mi 11, the Mi 11i, and the Mi 11 Pro: go ahead to learn all the main differences.
|Xiaomi Mi 11||Xiaomi Mi 11i||Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm, 196 g||163.7 x 76.4 x 7.8 mm, 196 grams||164.3 x 74.6 x 8.5 mm, 208 g|
|DISPLAY||6.81 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED||6.81 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz|
|MEMORY||8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB||8 GB RAM, 128 GB – 8 GB RAM, 256 GB – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11, MIUI||Android 11, MIUI||Android 11, MIUI|
|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||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax/6e, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS|
|CAMERA||Triple 108 + 13 + 5 MP, f/1.9 + f/2.4 + f/2.4
20 MP front camera
|Triple 108 + 8 + 5 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
20 MP f/2.5 front camera
|Triple 50 + 8 + 13 MP, f/2.0 + f/2.4
20 MP front camera
|BATTERY||4600 mAh, fast charging 50W, wireless charging 50W||4520 mAh, fast charging 33W||5000 mAh, fast charging 67W, fast wireless charging 67W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, 5G, reverse wireless charging 10W||Dual SIM slot, 5G||Dual SIM slot, 5G, reverse wireless charging 10W|
If you desire to have the most beautiful design of the Mi 11 series, you should go either for the Xiaomi Mi 11 or the Mi 11 Pro. They feature exactly the same design including a display with curved edges and a compact camera module. But there is an important difference between these two handsets if we talk about the build quality: the Mi 11 Pro is waterproof with the IP68 certification, while the vanilla Mi 11 does not offer any kind of certification against water and dust. The Xiaomi Mi 11i is less attractive due to its uglier camera module and flat display with a lower screen-to-body ratio, but it is more compact than Mi 11 and 11 Pro.
Do you need the best display? Then, again, you need to go either for the Xiaomi Mi 11 or the Mi 11 Pro. They come with the same high-end display: an AMOLED panel that shows up to one billion colors, with a 120 Hz refresh rate, brightness up to 1500 nits, and the HDR10+ certification, as well as the high Quad HD+ resolution. The Xiaomi Mi 11i has a cheaper panel with a Full HD+ resolution, lower brightness, and a lower amount of colors, but it retains the HDR10+ certification and a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11i, and Mi 11 Pro are all fueled by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, which is actually the best SoC released by Qualcomm and provides flagship-class performance. You can get up to 12 GB of RAM with the vanilla Mi 11 and the Mi 11 Pro, while the Mi 11i only comes with 8 GB of RAM. The maximum amount of internal storage is the same: 256 GB UFS 3.1. All the phones run Android 11 customized by MIUI, but the Mi 11 Pro runs MIUI 12.5 out of the box, instead of MIUI 12.
The most advanced camera department belongs to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro: it is composed of a 50 MP main sensor with OIS, a periscope sensor with OIS and 5x optical zoom, and a 13 MP ultrawide sensor. The Xiaomi Mi 11 and the Mi 11i lack a periscope sensor and they do not even have a telephoto lens. The Mi 11 is actually better than the Mi 11i because it comes with OIS and a better ultrawide camera (with a higher 13 MP resolution).
With the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, you get the biggest battery (5000 mAh) and the longest battery life. Further, it supports the fastest wired charging technology and the fastest wireless charging technology with 67W power. Xiaomi Mi 11 has wireless charging too, but with slower speeds, while Mi 11i lacks wireless charging.
Xiaomi Mi 11 launched in the global market with a €799/$940 starting price, while Mi 11i will sell for €649/$765 in its base variant. The Mi 11 Pro only debuted in China and it is not available globally. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro obviously wins the comparison with its better cameras, bigger battery, and faster charging speeds, but the Xiaomi Mi 11i has the highest value for money while still retaining the Snapdragon 888 chipset.
Xiaomi Mi 11
- Great display
- Good quality-price ratio
- Wireless charging
- Curved edges
- Not water resistant
Xiaomi Mi 11i
- More affordable
- Flat display
- Compact body
- IP53 certification
- Inferior display
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro
- Very good display
- IP68 waterproof
- Best rear cameras
- Bigger battery
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