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Test video
Price Redmi Note 11
Unpacking
First configuration
Finish
Specifications
CPU / GPU Performance
Benchmark Antutu/3DMark
Network performance
Wifi performance
GPS performance
Battery range
Photo camera test
External audio quality
Audio quality (headphones)
Screen quality
Biometry
Operating system
Test / Review conclusion
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Redmi Note 11 : test / review


Published on: 26-01-2022 / Modified: 15-04-2023
I've been testing the Redmi range since the Redmi Note 5, so I've tested a lot of them since that first phone. The Redmi Note range seems to have a cycle where one generation seems like just a slight evolution from the next generation and sometimes the Redmi Note range takes a bigger leap forward. The previous model, the Redmi Note 10, took a big leap forward by setting the bar really high compared to the competition. This Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 should therefore be a slight evolution but a slight evolution is not necessarily a negative thing because Xiaomi has so far always managed to do better than the others with a lower price.

Test video

If you prefer the video format, I made a video which broadly summarizes the content of this test:
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Manufacturer web site:

https://www.mi.com

Structure of my tests

I test the phones according to a pre-established structure (see below) to provide you with as much information as possible. Unfortunately, this takes a long time. Some tests like network performance tests take several days and for photo tests I sometimes have to wait until the weather is suitable to take pictures in good conditions. I am therefore obliged to publish the tests step by step, so I invite you to come back if the test is not complete at the time of your visit.

Price Redmi Note 11

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Timeline

January 19, 2022: reception of the phone in preview
January 26, 2022: official launch of the Redmi Note 11

Why this phone?

I systematically test all Redmi Note because when testing phones, this product range is one of the products that you absolutely have to test. Each generation of Redmi sells millions of copies and sometimes Xiaomi manages to sell a few million copies in a few hours. This is probably also the case for some new Samsung or Apple models, but the huge advantage of the Redmi is the price.

Xiaomi has tested many things with the Redmi over time, going from a very basic design to sometimes more fanciful choices like the Redmi Note 9, the Redmi Note 11 rather plays in an elegant sobriety giving itself a mid-range air without blowing up the price. Xiaomi has made technical choices that surprise me a little for this new model and in a global context where a shortage of certain components is driving up prices, the Redmi Note 11 will undoubtedly find its place thanks to its price rather than its novelties from a technical point of view.

Unpacking

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The packaging of the Redmi Note 11 follows the same trend as all the brand's phones, the boxes are almost all the same size and all contain the same thing. The box contains the phone, a transparent silicone protective shell, a manual, a needle for the sim drawer, a charger and a USB type C cable.

First configuration

Setting up a phone is not exciting, often just follow the instructions and in a few minutes at most your phone is ready to use. The first surprise with this phone is to see MIUI 13 appear from the start. This is the first phone running MIUI 13 that I've tested. The configuration of the phone is no different from MIUI 12.5, I didn't really notice any difference, Xiaomi tried to replace all Google screens with a more graphical interface. Xiaomi also goes a step further by trying every time to trick you into using their cloud service and with every generation they find new tricks for you to sign up. It doesn't matter, the Xiaomi cloud is a good product, it's just that I don't need it because I already have a cloud at Google and Amazon.

Finish

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As I wrote above, this 11th generation is moving towards a sober and elegant design. I tested the gray/charcoal version and although this phone is mostly made of plastic, this kind of color gives it a bit of a metallic look. The texture is a bit matte and unlike glass surfaces, fingerprints are less noticeable and the phone is less slippery.

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The screen occupies approximately 83% of the available space, which is an average occupation rate. The selfie sensor is located in the middle of the screen, it is neither big nor small, it is average. Bezels are visible all around the screen but it's the same as on most phones in this price range.

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The volume and ignition buttons are on the right edge in a fairly usual place, the ignition button is also used to unlock the phone thanks to its sensor footprint. The buttons are quite discreet and also very thin.

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Above there is an audio jack connector, a speaker, an infrared transmitter and a sound sensor.

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Below we find a very classic configuration with the USB type C port, a loudspeaker and another sensor for the sound.

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The sim drawer is on the left and you have to push the needle far enough to open it. I also thought that I had gone too far but it is because of the length of the sim drawer that you have to go so far, this one can accommodate two sim cards and a memory card.

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The photo block stands out a bit but I find that the Redmi range has improved on this side because on previous generations, the optical block was much more visible in back.

I find that this Redmi Note 11 has a good level of finish despite the use of plastic, the design is quite sober and elegant. The gray color gives it a more metallic look and its texture gives it a good grip.

Specifications


The information below comes from the Device Info HW application. The application provides detailed technical information about the tested phone. The Redmi Note 11 exists in several versions and the first to be marketed is the Chinese version. The characteristics of the Chinese version are very close to those of the Poco M4 Pro, so I expected to find the same characteristics in this Redmi Note 11 in the global version, but that is not the case at all. I'm also afraid that this will confuse the potential buyer because even if these phones have the same name, they are quite different products. The version I tested is therefore a Redmi Note 11 in global version which runs on a Qualcomm architecture.

The Redmi is equipped with a Snapdragon 680 processor which offers slightly lower entry-level performance than the previous range. Buyers of this kind of product are probably not looking for performance, but taking a step back is not in Xiaomi's habits. This processor is accompanied by an Adreno 610 GPU which is also necessarily at the entry level.

This Qualcomm architecture also includes the use of a Snapdragon X11 modem interface which is limited to 4G and offers a download speed of 390 Mbps (with 150 Mbps upload). I assume that a 5G version will be released later as was the case for the previous generation.

For wifi I find the WCN3990 chip which is also used on higher end models, so wifi performance is probably going to be good.



CPU / GPU Performance



As I described in the previous paragraph, this phone is equipped with a Snapdragon 680 and an Adreno 610. These are entry-level components that have their place in this kind of phone, so do not here look for performance. It is especially the games that will be impacted by this choice because for everyday use, this level of performance is quite sufficient.

Benchmark Antutu/3DMark

I got a score of 233,000 points with Antutu, I got a score of 225,000 points with the previous generation. The gain in performance is therefore not really visible but it is possible that this processor is more energy efficient, this will be seen in the battery tests. This score shows that it is with memory that this model stands out from its predecessor with 67,000 points where I had obtained 48,000 points with the Redmi Note 10.

Performance n t has ever been the trump card of the Redmi Note range, those looking for performance in the same price range should look to the Poco brand. This lack of performance is however quite relative because the Redmi Note 11 will perfectly meet the needs of a population looking for a phone that is not too expensive, competitors are not doing better anyway.

The phone's temperature only rose by 2.9°C during the Antutu test, so the processor does not seem to heat up very much and/or the heat dissipation is doing its job properly.





Gaming

To test the performance in game, I download the mobile PUBG game and evaluate the in-game experience, graphics level and depth of vision. This game is quite demanding and should help you evaluating the performance of a phone.Not yet available / tested

Network performance

As I wrote above, this version of the Redmi Note 11 is limited to 4G. There are other versions of this Redmi Note 11, so you must check which one it is before buying. This version uses the code name "2201117TG".

Signal 4G (from December 2020)

I decided to change the methodology for measuring the network because I noticed that the configuration of the mobile network changes over time. This makes it more difficult to compare phones because the conditions are no longer exactly the same.

To overcome this problem, I set up a device that captures 24 hours a day about ten parameters from the mobile network (ex: cell id, rssi, rsrq, snr, frequency,...). I then place the phone next to the device for 24 to 48 hours taking the same measurements so that I can compare them.

Overview of the phones tested with this methodology



I measured the sensitivity to the 4G network by performing more than 1200 measurements. I got an excellent signal of -91.32 dBm with the Redmi Note 11 where my probe got an average signal of -92.5 dBm. The difference isn't big but I haven't tested many phones that can do better than the probe, so that's a pretty good result. I'm a bit amazed as this phone probably uses a Snapdragon X11 modem like the Poco M3 Pro and OnePlus Nord N100, I had gotten pretty average results with both of these phones. We see on the following graph that the Redmi dominates the probe on 100% of the measurements.
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Download/Upload speed

To test the download speed, I have identified some 4G cells offering good performance where I test all my devices several times to see what download and upload speed they can achieve.


Wifi performance

To test a phone's ability to receive the network properly, I take measurements near my router and then remotely (and always at the same place). This gives me an average in dBm where a value of -90 dBm indicates poorer performance than a value at -30 dBm.


Wifi signal

This phone is equipped with a wifi chip that I have tested in other phones that have delivered good results, this is also the case for this phone. I got an average signal of -18dBm near the router and -63dBm at a distance. I also measured the signal stability by putting the phone on my router and I get a signal level below -10dBm (that's an excellent score) and the signal remains perfectly stable.



Download/Upload speed

To test the speed in Wifi, I connect to my router in 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz (if available) and use the Ookla application to measure the speed.

GPS performance


To test the accuracy of the GPS signal, I use two positioning applications to evaluate the difference between the actual position and the position indicated by the phone. This test is done outdoors with nothing to obstruct the signal. An accuracy level of up to 3 meters can easily be corrected by an application (e.g. Google Maps).

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The Redmi Note 11 is equipped with a Qualcomm GPS chip and as usual with this kind of chip I get an accuracy of 3 meters outdoors, I have never succeeded to get a better score. This level of precision is sufficient to allow correct localization with a navigation application like Google Maps, the application can apply corrections to locate you in the right place. The first fix of the GPS on the other hand was rather long but once having passed this stage, I did not have to wait any more.


Battery range

To test battery life I developed an application that measures the battery level minute by minute until the battery is empty. This application consumes about ten percent of the phone's resources and I do a test with 100 brightness. This test aims to reproduce a contemplative use of a phone (e.g. surfing the internet, reading articles, spending time on social networks). These results are not valid for intensive gaming/streaming use.
I measured the charging time with a Ugreen 100W fast charger and it took me 69 minutes to charge the battery from 1 to 100%. The Redmi Note 11's 33W fast charge puts it among the fastest in this price range. On the following graph, we see that the loading speed is not at all linear, it only takes 12 minutes to load 20% but the last 20 percent takes 25 minutes. It is from 80% that the charge slows down sharply.
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With the screen brightness at 100% I got a battery life of 592 minutes, it's a battery life quite similar to the Poco M4 Pro and Redmi 10 which probably use the same battery. Consumption is fairly linear as can be seen in the following graph.
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If I lower the brightness to 50%, the autonomy increases to 1376 minutes. It's a comfortable level of autonomy but is a little below the average for phones with the same battery capacity. The screen is therefore more demanding on this phone.
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The autonomy of the Redmi Note 11 is therefore good without being extraordinary, the battery should last 2 days in normal use.

Photo camera test

To test the quality of photos produced by a phone, I do a technical test (resolution, sharpness, chromatic aberration,...) in studio (identical conditions) to evaluate the technical part objectively. From the second half of 2020, I built my own laboratory to take completely objective technical measurements. I then take pictures in real conditions to see how the camera performs. I then evaluate these photos according to my criteria but I publish the photos so that you can evaluate the result according to your criteria.

Hardware

This phone is equipped with two Samsung sensors on the back, first there is the 50 million pixel Samsung S5KJN1 which I also find in the Redmi 10 or the Poco M4 Pro. There is also the 13 million pixel Samsung S5K3l6 for the ultra wide angle part and there are still three sensors for depth, portraits and macro (Omnivision and Galaxycore).

I tested the main Samsung sensor in two other phones and this type of sensor produces worse photos than the Sony sensor of the Redmi Note 10. The Samsung sensor is probably more compact than the Sony but this comes at the cost of quality. I don't know the ultra wide angle sensor used in this phone, so I'm curious to see what might have motivated Xiaomi to replace the Sony IMX 355 which did a good job in a large majority of their previous models.

Photo quality


Photo quality (indoor/studio)

The studio test is carried out under the same conditions so that the results can be compared on an equal basis. I calibrate my lighting for each test to obtain the same brightness and colour temperature. This test is a preliminary analysis of the technical qualities of a camera. Most phones fail this test, so you should also read the results of the other tests in the following paragraphs.

Main sensor: Samsung S5KJN1
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Most of the cameras I test in the studio produce photos that are too dark and this Samsung sensor is no exception to the rule. The problem can be solved by using the manual mode, sometimes it only takes one or two notches of exposure to find a good exposure. It's pretty much the same problem on all phones, so I won't dwell on that. The sharpness in the center is on the other hand quite good, the letters on the cube are perfectly legible at 100% and I don't see any trace of sharpening treatment. The colorimetry is influenced by the underexposure, the technical test should reveal if this is correct. I see some noise and traces of compression on the plain surfaces.

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In this photo, I have the impression that the colors are too warm, especially if we compare the same photo taken with the secondary sensor. The sharpness in the center is good, it allows to read the fine print of the Canadian note, the sharpness in the periphery decreases a little but it does not affect the quality of the image much. I also see here compression and noise when I zoom in beyond 100% but it is not visible when looking at the image on a small screen.

Secondary sensor: Samsung S5K3l6
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This sensor is an ultra wide angle sensor and this can be seen in the significant distortion of the image for objects near the sensor. The photo is a little better exposed than with the main sensor but the sharpness on the other hand is much less good and this will also be seen in the next photo. Color processing seems more faithful than with the main sensor.

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My first impression on the colors seems to be confirmed with this new photo, the colorimetry seems more accurate with this sensor because the main sensor produces photos with a more pronounced yellow tint . The sharpness is less good, the small letters of the Canadian note are no longer readable, it is lost in a mush of pixels. Noise is also very present. This is unfortunately the case with all sensors of this type.



Photo: technical test

I was inspired by industrial technical tests to create my own technical test to evaluate the technical quality of a camera. This test is an objective assessment of a camera's ability to render a scene correctly.

I test the following elements:
- centre sharpness, peripheral sharpness
- colour fidelity based on 24 reference colours
- level of chromatic aberration
- dynamic range (ability to capture dark and light areas without loss)
- distortion

The technical evaluation may differ from the subjective evaluation as the feeling of a photo will be influenced by the processing provided by each manufacturer.

Main sensor: Samsung S5KJN1
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Most of the cameras I test in the studio produce photos that are too dark and this Samsung sensor is no exception to the rule. The problem can be solved by using the manual mode, sometimes it only takes one or two notches of exposure to find a good exposure. It's pretty much the same problem on all phones, so I won't dwell on that. The sharpness in the center is on the other hand quite good, the letters on the cube are perfectly legible at 100% and I don't see any trace of sharpening treatment. The colorimetry is influenced by the underexposure, the technical test should reveal if this is correct. I see some noise and traces of compression on the plain surfaces.

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In this photo, I have the impression that the colors are too warm, especially if we compare the same photo taken with the secondary sensor. The sharpness in the center is good, it allows to read the fine print of the Canadian note, the sharpness in the periphery decreases a little but it does not affect the quality of the image much. I also see here compression and noise when I zoom in beyond 100% but it is not visible when looking at the image on a small screen.

Secondary sensor: Samsung S5K3l6
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This sensor is an ultra wide angle sensor and this can be seen in the significant distortion of the image for objects near the sensor. The photo is a little better exposed than with the main sensor but the sharpness on the other hand is much less good and this will also be seen in the next photo. Color processing seems more faithful than with the main sensor.

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My first impression on the colors seems to be confirmed with this new photo, the colorimetry seems more accurate with this sensor because the main sensor produces photos with a more pronounced yellow tint . The sharpness is less good, the small letters of the Canadian note are no longer readable, it is lost in a mush of pixels. Noise is also very present. This is unfortunately the case with all sensors of this type.



Outdoor photo quality

Main sensor: Samsung S5KJN1

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This outdoor photo test was taken around noon in January, the sky was slightly cloudy but the brightness was abundant, this are therefore good conditions for taking pictures. I first shot in auto mode without any assistance and then tested AI, HDR and pro modes to assess the differences. This first photo was taken without AI or HDR. The first thing that struck me was the blue saturation, the blue is very saturated and if I use the AI mode the result is even more pronounced. Aesthetically speaking, I find it quite pretty but this overabundance of blue does not reflect reality. The sharpness in the foreground is correct but there is a significant loss of detail in the background of the image. This is not seen on a phone screen. The light is warm, this corresponds to reality but this sensor has a tendency to produce warmer images even when the light does not lend itself to it. The dynamic range is average.

Here is an example with AI mode:
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With AI mode, the blue is further accentuated to the point of making the photo completely unrealistic, I do not recommend so not to use it. On the other hand, HDR makes it possible to recover shadow areas without doing too much damage.

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Here is another photo taken from another angle for the light, we see again a too pronounced blue. The sharpness on the periphery could have been a little more pronounced, the barks are not super detailed.

I cannot say that the quality of the photos produced by this sensor is bad, I just think that the quality has regressed a bit compared to the previous generation which used a Sony sensor. The difference won't be too noticeable if you don't zoom in, the most visible thing is the overabundance of blue.

Secondary sensor: Samsung S5K3l6

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It's on this kind of landscape that the ultra-wide-angle sensor s expresses the best despite its technical weaknesses. There is no dominance of blue here, the colors look more natural than with the main sensor, but on the other hand the processing of the sky has completely lost control. The branches in contact with the sky are surrounded by a light blue ghostly halo. The sharpness is quite low and the photo is very noisy (despite the 50 ISO).

Here are some other photos that should allow you to form an opinion on the photo quality delivered by this phone:


Test photo / night

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Entry-level phones don't often produce good night shots but the Redmi range managed to surprise me as I had taken some great night shots with the Redmi Note 7. Things got worse. is unfortunately degraded over time because even with a night mode, the Redmi Note 11 cannot repeat the feat of the Redmi Note 7. The quality of night photos is quite average, digital noise is very present and too much smoothing causes many details to be lost.

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The ultra wide angle sensor doesn't do better but if I compare it to other sensors of this type, I find that it does better than average, the photos are not completely dark. On the other hand, the digital noise is very visible and the smoothing is too pronounced.

Video quality


Stabilisation

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The Redmi Note 11 is capable of shooting in 1080p and 60fps, the 4k option is not available. The stabilization is not very effective because the jolts of footsteps are not very well damped, the video goes a little in all directions. It's quite rare to find entry-level video stabilization, so this result doesn't surprise me.

Video normale conditions
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I made this video in 1080p and 60fps, the phone does not offer the possibility of filming in 4k, it's a shame because it affects the quality of the video. The fluidity of the video is good thanks to the 60fps but on the other hand the sharpness is not good if you watch it on a large screen. This is not seen on a phone screen but if you watch these videos on a pc screen with a good resolution, you will see that the video is very pixelated.

Video low light

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The video made during the day had shown that the Redmi Note 11 did not offer spectacular sharpness for the video, it is even worse for the night where I feel like the focus fails to catch the decor. The video is pixelated from start to finish, digital noise is also very present. The Redmi Note 11 is therefore not a champion for night video/photography.

External audio quality


This test is intended to give you an overview of the volume and sound quality during calls and when listening to music through the external speakers.

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Music with external speakers

The Redmi Note 11 produces a fairly fine sound in the treble, bass sounds are lacking on the other hand a bit of depth with the external speakers. The sound produced is a little more powerful than average.
Sound quality during calls
For calls, the Redmi produces a fairly high-pitched sound but allows for clear communication. Listening volume is higher than average. If I switch to loudspeaker mode, the volume is obviously higher and is a little above average, the sound is still high-pitched but not as much as with the main loudspeaker.

Audio quality (headphones)

To test the quality of the phone's audio output, I connect the device's audio output to a measuring tool, then play sounds on all frequencies and measure the differences between the original sound and the sound produced by the phone. In this way I measure the phone's ability to correctly reproduce all sounds.
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The sound produced by the jack output is of good quality, this telephone is capable of covering all frequencies without deviating too much from the norm. The frequency coverage is even better than on the Redmi Note 10s, it deviates from the reference in the treble but the difference is imperceptible. The power of the sound is average and the distortions are very low.

Screen quality

To test the screen, I use a colorimetric probe that measures the color accuracy of a screen, as well as other parameters to see if a screen is able to correctly reproduce an image. I also test the brightness level to determine if the screen will be able to display an image in full sunlight.

Colorimetry

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The screen of the Redmi Note 11 is not correctly calibrated out of the box, you have to change the color mode to standard color to obtain excellent colorimetry. After making this change I obtained a dE of 0.91, it is an excellent level of colorimetry which is worthy of high-end telephones. The temperature of the white is 6629k, which gives it a slight bluish appearance but almost invisible to the naked eye.



Brightness / Contrast

The contrast of the Redmi is almost infinite because it uses a good amoled screen, this gives excellent depth to the image. The brightness is around 400 cd/m² without assistance and if you use the sun mode, the brightness will be strong enough to read the screen under the sun. However, I noticed a high reflectivity of the screen (mirror effect).

Biometry

The fingerprint sensor is located on the ignition button, this sensor works very well and is quite fast. 2D facial recognition is also available, in principle it should work better under MIUI 13 but I did not notice a difference.

Operating system


The Redmi Note 11 is the first phone I've tested running MIUI 13, most phones from this brand I've tested recently were running MIUI 12.5.

What's new?
- performance improvement (+15% according to Xiaomi)
- new live wallpapers
- improved multitasking
- new features to protect your data
- new fonts
- document watermarking
- new widgets with extended compatibility for tablets running MIUI

Encoutered bugs

Not yet available / tested

Accessories Redmi Note 11

Compare Redmi Note 11 with the others

Test / Review conclusion


Redmi has so far always managed to dominate the competition in the entry level by marketing complete phones at an affordable price and therefore before writing the conclusion for this new model, I asked myself the question of what the competition could offer for an equivalent price... At Samsung, nothing. At Apple, nothing. At Huawei, nothing. At Oppo, nothing. I could go on like this with most major brands. Obviously all these brands market phones capable of competing with the Redmi Note 11, they even produce many models that do better but are more expensive each time. Redmi's biggest competitor is Redmi/Xiaomi/Poco!

I really liked the Redmi Note 10, it was for me by far the best phone around 200€. So I was wondering if this new model was going to do even better and my answer is yes for certain criteria and no for other criteria. The Redmi Note 11 stands out on the level of finish a little better than the previous model, a slightly better calibrated screen, better network sensitivity, better wifi sensitivity, slightly higher performance. The differences with the previous model are not gigantic but they are very real.

It's in the photo where I find that the Redmi Note 10 is doing better, the "old" Sony sensor that was already used 3 years ago produces sharper photos and fairer than this new model where I have too much blue accentuation and less sharpness than the previous model. This does not weaken the Redmi Note 11 too much compared to other brands but I note a regression compared to the previous model

Will this Redmi Note 11 be a success? Most likely because even if the difference with the previous model is not gigantic, it brings some discreet improvements allowing the range to evolve while keeping a lead on the competition.

offer

Xiaomi has decided to hit hard with this new Redmi Note 11 by launching it at a price of 159$. At this price, you won't find anything better. Quantities are limited so hurry up!

Limited offer: Redmi Note 11 from $159

The launch of the Redmi Note 11 is accompanied by the launch of the Redmi Note 11s with also an introductory offer: Redmi Note 11s from €229


Strengths

- excellent screen (colorimetry, contrast, brightness, 90hz,...)
- good sensitivity to the 4G network and wifi
- good listening volume for calls
- good price/performance ratio
- battery charging speed

Weaknesses

- colorimetry of photos
- sharpness of videos (1080p limitation)
- lack of depth of sound through loudspeaker

Alternatives to this product

Not yet available / tested





Laurent Willen LAURENT WILLEN
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I share my passions on my blog in my free time since 2006, I prefer that to watching nonsense on TV or on social networks. I work alone, I am undoubtedly one of the last survivors of the world of blogs and personal sites.

My speciality? Digital in all its forms. I have spent the last 25 years working for multinationals where I managed digital teams and generated revenues of over €500 million per year. I have expertise in telecoms, media, aviation, travel and tourism.
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This new POCO is the 17th phone of this brand that I test, so I have a lot of time to evaluate if this new model is worth the trouble.
Xiaomi 11T: test / review / photo quality
The T range goes up a notch and tickles the top of the range of other brands. It has a 108 million pixel camera and an amoled screen.
Poco F4 GT: test / full review
The Poco F4 GT is a supercharged smartphone designed to meet the demands of hard core gamers or those who simply want the best performance.
Unihertz Tank : test / review
Do you want to survive a zombie invasion or just survive in the jungle with a smartphone? I think I have just the thing for you!
Google Pixel 6a review, tests and photo quality
A new Pixel at an affordable price, it's possible! The Pixel 6a is a mid-range device with all the qualities of the top of the range.
Redmi Note 11 : test / review
I've been testing the Redmi range since the Redmi 5 and this brand has established itself as the king of the entry level, will the Redmi Note 11 follow the same path?
Redmi Note 11 Pro: test / review
The Redmi Note 11 Pro is moving towards a more premium format but with elements of the previous model. Will it still stand up to the competition?
Redmi 10A: test and review
Some people don't know the crisis by buying iPhones at more than 1000€, for the others Redmi offers a phone at around 100€.
POCO M5 : test, review and price
I have bought almost all the POCO M range and I thought that the brand had not innovated much these last months. Will the M5 change this?
POCO X5 5G : test / review
The POCO X5 5G is a master buy in the mid-range, it knows how to do everything or almost everything while limiting the budget.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 12: test / review
I've been testing the Redmi range for the last 5 years and every other time I've seen an interesting model. In principle this model should be interesting but will Redmi follow the tradition?
Poco X3 Pro: test / review
The Poco X3 Pro takes the fundamentals of the Poco X3 (which was a good phone) by offering 50% more performance for a more or less equivalent price. It thus becomes the king of performance in the mid-range.
Poco F3 Test / Review
The Poco family with a new generation of the F series but with a focus on performance instead of photography. The Poco F3 offers unmatched power in this price segment, gamers will be delighted.
Doogee S96 Pro: test / review
After a first positive experience with the Doogee brand, I decided to buy a second one with this S96 Pro which seems to offer an interesting performance/quality/price ratio.
Poco M4 Pro 5G test / review and price
Poco is back with a supercharged entry-level device and this Poco M4 Pro is sure to be a top performer at under £200
Test of the Google Pixel 5 / photo quality
I wanted to test the Google Pixel 5 for a long time, especially for the photo. I found it too expensive so I bought it second hand.
Poco X4 Pro 5G : test / review
The Poco X4 Pro is the second phone in the Poco X Pro range, the first one was a success, will this second model follow the same path?
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G : test / review
After the Note 11, Note 11 Pro, here is a third version of the "11" generation with a Pro+ 5G which is an 11 Pro with more power.
Full test / review of the Poco X4 GT
Poco continues to reach for the moon with ever more powerful phones, but fortunately the phone's qualities don't stop there.
OnePlus Nord 2T test / review
This OnePlus is the second phone of this brand that I test, the first one didn't impress me but this one has some strong arguments to make me change my mind.
Redmi 10: test / review
Generation after generation, Xiaomi manages to beef up its entry-level phones to the point where they tickle the mid-range models.
OnePlus Nord N100: test / review
I haven't tested any OnePlus phone yet because they were too expensive, but with the N100, OnePlus is getting into a more affordable price range, so I had to test it.
Redmi Note 10s : test / review
The Xiaomi machine continues to produce more models than any other brand and this Redmi Note 10s comes in between the Redmi Note 10 and Redmi Note 10 Pro
Realme GT 5G : comprehensive test / review
I haven't tested a Realme in a while but I couldn't miss the opportunity to test this new Realme GT. The power of this phone will allow it to compete with the most powerful phones on the market for a lower price.
iiiF150 R2022 : test / review
The iiiF150 R2022 is positioned as a rugged phone with a very military design. This phone clearly departs from the usual standards to assume an almost brutal identity.
Umidigi Bison Pro : test / review
Umidigi made a great entry into the world of rugged smartphones with the Umidigi Bison, they are now back with the Pro version with a better finish and more power.
Oukitel WP18: test and review
I had not tested any phone of this type for a few months and I decided to test this one because its price positioning will undoubtedly make it interesting for a very large public.
Poco F4 : test / review
The F range represents the top of the range at Poco and this range is often synonymous with power, design and innovation. Is this still the case with the F4?
TCL 10 Pro: test / review / price
I didn't know the TCL brand before testing the TCL 10 Pro, I was positively surprised by the high level of finish but does the rest hold up?
UGREEN 100W GaN chargeur rapide : test / avis
Are you tired of having to use several chargers and wait a long time to charge your devices? I may have a solution for you with this 100W fast charger!
TCL 30 SE : test / review / price
Who said that entry level was not interesting? For 150€ the TCL SE is not a performance machine but it has a lot of other assets to offer.
Poco M4 Pro 4G : test / review
After a first version in 5G, the Poco M4 Pro comes back in 4G version with a better screen, a better camera and more memory.
Poco M3 Pro : test / review
After the huge success of the Poco M3 at the end of 2020, Poco launches the PRO version with a performance/price ratio that will again shake up the market of smartphones under 200€.
Samsung Galaxy A52: test / review
I don't often test Samsung devices as many others already do but I wanted to make an exception on the Galaxy A52 which will probably generate a lot of sales.
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