Review: Xiaomi Mi 11T Android Smartphone

Xiaomi 11T, together with the Xiaomi 11T Pro and a refreshed Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, is the latest addition to the Xiaomi 11 family of flagship smartphones. Overall, you get a mid-range smartphone with flagship-level features at a reasonable price.

The Xiaomi 11T comes in 3 colors: Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue.

The Xiaomi 11T comes in 3 colors: Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue.

The Xiaomi 11T & Xiaomi 11T Pro are the company’s first smartphones to do away with the Mi prefix and branding.

Both phones continue the product line’s focus on creators and content creation.

There are two configurations available for the Xiaomi 11T, both with 8GB RAM:

  • 8GB + 256GB (S$649)
  • 8GB + 128GB (S$629)

With only S$20 separating the two configurations, it’s a no-brainer to go for the version with 256GB storage.

This is especially since the Xiaomi 11T does not come with any microSD card slots to expand storage space.

The Xiaomi 11T has three rear cameras (108MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP telemacro) and one front camera (16MP).

The Xiaomi 11T has three rear cameras (108MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP telemacro) and one front camera (16MP).

Compared to the pricier Xiaomi 11T Pro (S$799) which is a good S$150 more expensive, I prefer the Xiaomi 11T because it offers greater value-for-money since I don’t view the difference in features justifying the difference in pricing.

Both phones feature the same triple rear camera with:

  1. 108MP high-resolution wide-angle lens
  2. 8MP 120° ultra-wide angle lens
  3. 5MP 2x telemacro lens

Both are equipped with 6.67’’ FHD+ 120Hz AMOLED display, with TrueColor, Dolby Vision and HDR10+, with over 1 billion colors, 1000 nits of peak brightness, up to 480Hz touch sampling rate and is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

The Xiaomi 11T is IP53-rated so it’s dustproof and splashproof.

It doesn’t come with the 3.5mm audio jack so you’ll need to opt for wireless Bluetooth earphones or USB-C wired earphones.

 

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The main 108MP rear camera of the Xiaomi 11T takes sharp photos with vibrant colours. These photos were taken at the Tulipmania exhibition at the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.

What are the three things which I like most about the Xiaomi 11T?

The brilliant AMOLED display with 120MHz refresh rate, the 2x telemacro lens, and the massive 5000mAh battery with included 67W charger.

The Xiaomi 11T shares the same 6.67” Full HD AMOLED display with the Xiaomi 11T although it doesn’t have Dolby Vision.

But the HDR10+ in the Xiaomi 11T is plenty good for me and I could see the difference it makes with HDR shows from Netflix and YouTube.

The 1000-nit peak brightness of the display makes it clear and brilliant even under direct sunlight.

 

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The 8MP ultra-wide rear camera of the Xiaomi 11T gives a wide FOV.

Battery wise, the Xiaomi 11T ships with a 67W charger in the box which is capable of fast charging the phone from zero to 100% in about 40 minutes (against Xiaomi’s specs of 36min).

If you’re rushed for time, half an hour of charging will easily get you past 80% charge.

There is no wireless charging.

My Take

The Xiaomi 11T makes a good workhorse phone and is great value-for-money.

It’s one of those phones that I prefer over its “pro” sibling version.

I loved the great battery life, fast charging, good macro-photography capability and bright 120Hz AMOLED display.

On a full charge, the Xiaomi 11T lasts me two normal work days, and slightly more than one day when watching LOTS of videos throughout the day.

The Xiaomi 11T is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ultra processor mobile platform.

The 6nm processor features a power-efficient 3GHz CPU and offers dual 5G capability in the phone.

It also supports Dolby Atmos through the dual stereo speakers.

Camera-wise, the Xiaomi 11T has a rear triple-camera setup.

The main 108-megapixel camera has a f/1.75 aperture and a Samsung ISOCELL HM2 sensor which is the same one as the Xiaomi 11T.

This main camera outputs 12MP images by default but you can set it to churn out 108MP images as well.

Images are crisp and clear with vibrant colours.

The 8MP ultra-wide camera gives a good field of view and allows you to squeeze more into the frame when you’re close to the scene but can’t back off any further.

 

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I like the macro lens in the Xiaomi 11T. Check out other photos I shot with the Xiaomi 11T.

What I like is the 5MB “telemacro” lens which you can either use to zoom in 2X for a regular shot, or you can use for macro photography.

The front camera has 16 megapixels and produces decent selfies.

Video can go up to 4K @30fps but there is no optical stabilisation.

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2 Responses to “Review: Xiaomi Mi 11T Android Smartphone”

  1. Keely Ho says:

    Can it do 4K at 60fps?

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