2020 ended with two amazing Chinese flagships: Xiaomi Mi 11 and OPPO Reno5 Pro+. The former is the first device with the Snapdragon 888 inside, while the latter is the first flagship from the Reno lineup after the Reno10x zoom (and its 5G version called Reno 5G). Both come with flagship-class hardware, but they are not among the most expensive smartphones out there. They sit in the middle between flagship killers and top-tier flagships. Given that they were released in the same period and they are sold at similar prices in the Chinese market, a lot of people are wondering which one they should go for. With this specs comparison, we will try to clear your ideas about their specifications and differences.
|Xiaomi Mi 11||OPPO Reno5 Pro+|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||164.3 x 74.6 x 8.1 mm, 196 g||159.9 x 72.5 x 8 mm, 184 g|
|DISPLAY||6.81 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.55 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, octa-core 2.84 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, 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 – 12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||Android 11, MIUI||Android 11, ColorOS|
|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 50 + 13 + 16 + 2 MP, f/1.8 + f/2.4 + f/2.2 + f/2.4
32 MP f/2.4 front camera
|BATTERY||4600 mAh, fast charging 50W, wireless charging 50W||4500 mAh, fast charging 65W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, 5G, reverse wireless charging 10W||Dual SIM slot, 5G, reverse charging, electrochromic glass|
The OPPO Reno5 Pro+ is the first commercial phone with an electrochromic back cover. The phone is able to change its color after a double tap. Just for this reason, the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ features the most innovative design and we would choose this handset as the winner of the design comparison. But it is not all: the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ is even thinner, lighter, and more compact than the Xiaomi Mi 11. It is definitely one of the sleekest and beautiful phones you can find in the market. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is very attractive, it has a futuristic design and even a leather version, but the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ looks slightly more interesting to me.
When it comes to the display, OPPO Reno5 Pro+ does not stand a chance against the Xiaomi Mi 11. First of all, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a higher resolution: Quad HD+ vs Full HD+. Further, the refresh rate is higher, with a max of 120 Hz. The Xiaomi Mi 11 also features a wider panel protected by Gorilla Glass Victus. But the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ still comes with a great display: it is a Full HD+ panel with a 90 Hz refresh rate, very high brightness, and the HDR10+ certification. Both are AMOLED panels and both feature an in-display fingerprint reader.
Specs & Software
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a superior hardware department compared to the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ because of the chipset: it is fueled by a more powerful Snapdragon 888 mobile platform built at 5 nm, while the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ is built around the Snapdragon 865 from 2019. In the highest-end variant, you get the same memory configurations with both the phones: 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. OPPO Reno5 Pro+ and Xiaomi Mi 11 run Android 11 out of the box, with highly-customized user interfaces.
The OPPO Reno5 Pro+ sports a more complete camera department. It has a 50 MP main sensor (the all-new Sony IMX766) with OIS, a 13 MP telephoto sensor with optical zoom, a 16 MP ultrawide camera, and a 2 MP macro camera. The Xiaomi Mi 11 has an amazing 108 MP main camera, but, unfortunately, it lacks a telephoto sensor and it does not feature optical zoom. Even the front camera is better on the OPPO Reno5 Pro+, with a 32 MP resolution.
The OPPO Reno5 Pro+ and the Xiaomi Mi 11 come with similar battery capacities: 4500 mAh and 4600 mAh, respectively. Given that we had no chance to test them and they have been available for just a few days, it is still hard to understand which one will last more on a single charge. The Mi 11 has a more efficient chipset, while the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ has a more efficient display. OPPO Reno5 Pro+ supports a faster 65W faster technology, but, unlike the Mi 11, it lacks wireless charging and reverse wireless charging (it only supports reverse wired charging).
The Xiaomi Mi 11 and the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ are priced at about €500/$610 in their base variants: the price refers to the Chinese market as they are not available in the international market. The Xiaomi Mi 11 will become global, while the OPPO Reno5 Pro+ will remain a China-exclusive. Which is the best device? The answer varies depending on your needs. The Mi 11 has better hardware, display, and it supports wireless charging. The OPPO Reno5 Pro+ provides faster charging speeds, a sleeker design, and a more complete camera department. What would your choice be?
Xiaomi Mi 11
- Good price
- Wider display
- Wireless charging
- Better hardware
- No optical zoom
OPPO Reno5 Pro+
- Great cameras with a telephoto sensor
- Electrochromic back
- Faster charging
- More compact
- Inferior hardware
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