We are still in March and Xiaomi already released two flagships in 2021. We are talking about the Xiaomi Mi 11 and the Redmi K40 Pro+. Actually, they are not among the best flagships in the market: despite the higher price of the Xiaomi Mi 11 compared to the previous models, it can still be considered a flagship killer, just like the Redmi K40 Pro+ recently launched in the Chinese market. But which one offers the highest value for money? Does it make sense to spend more for the Xiaomi Mi 11 or the Redmi K40 Pro+ is actually enough for your needs? This comparison between their specifications and features will help you find out.
|Xiaomi Mi 11||Redmi K40 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|
|DISPLAY||6.81 inches, 1440 x 3200p (Quad HD+), AMOLED||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), Super AMOLED|
|PROCESSOR||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||12 GB RAM, 256 GB|
|SOFTWARE||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|
|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
20 MP front camera
|BATTERY||4600 mAh, fast charging 50W, wireless charging 50W||4520 mAh, fast charging 33W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot, 5G, reverse wireless charging 10W||Dual SIM slot, 5G|
The Redmi K40 Pro+ is a more compact phone, but the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a more attractive design mainly because of its curved display. The display with curved edges offers a higher screen-to-body ratio and makes the phone look more futuristic. On the other hand, as mentioned above, the Redmi K40 Pro+ is a more compact and thinner phone. The Redmi K40 Pro+ also features the IP53 certification which guarantees protection against dust and splashes, while Xiaomi Mi 11 has a glass back protected by Gorilla Glass Victus, so it offers a great build quality too. Despite the more compact body of the Redmi K40 Pro+, Xiaomi Mi 11 wins the design comparison.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a better display than the Redmi K40 Pro+ and this is one of the most important differences between these two flagship killers. With the Xiaomi Mi 11, you get a higher Quad HD+ resolution and the capability to show up to one billion colors, as well as a higher 1500 nits peak brightness. The Redmi K40 Pro+ has still an amazing display, but the resolution is lower (Full HD+), the color reproduction is actually inferior and so is the brightness.
Specs & Software
Xiaomi Mi 11 and Redmi K40 Pro+ are both powered by the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, they offer up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 3.1 native storage. Given that they have the same software as well, you should get a very similar level of performance. Both the phones are based on Android 11, but given that the Redmi K40 Pro+ is only available in China, it only comes without Google Mobile Services and with the Chinese ROM. Whatever you choose, you won’t have to worry about the performance.
You can get a better camera setup with the Xiaomi Mi 11. Both the phones pack a 108 MP main camera, but the Xiaomi Mi 11 is the only one with OIS. Further, it features a better ultrawide camera with a 13 MP resolution, while you get just 8 MP with the Redmi K40 Pro+. The rest of the camera departments are composed of a 5 MP macro camera and a 20 MP front camera. The optical stabilization allows the Mi 11 to click better photos and record better videos and the 13 MP camera allows it to capture ultrawide photos with a higher level of detail.
With the Xiaomi Mi 11, you get a slightly bigger 4600 mAh since its bigger dimensions leave room for a bigger battery. But this does not mean that the Mi 11 will have a longer battery life: the Redmi K40 Pro+ has a lower display resolution and a lower brightness, so the battery life should not be so different from its older sibling. What really makes the difference on the battery side is charging technologies. The Mi 11 supports 55W fast charging, while you get 33W fast charging with the Redmi K40 Pro+. Further, the Mi 11 supports wireless charging (with a 50W power) and reverse wireless charging, while Redmi K40 Pro+ does not.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 carries a starting price of €749/$905 in the global market. The Redmi K40 Pro+ is not available globally, you can only buy it in China for €470/$568. The Mi 11 is a superior phone, but if you do not mind having a better display, camera, and wireless charging, you can save a lot of money by choosing the Redmi K40 Pro+.
Xiaomi Mi 11 5G
- Worldwide availability
- Better display
- Wireless charging
- Reverse charging
- Better cameras
- Great design
- Very affordable
- IP53 certification
- Flat display
- More compact
- Inferior display
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