The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 is a basic Android phone with one stand-out feature – a Full HD OLED screen. This is great for watching YouTube or Netflix in a darker room, letting the ultra-deep contrast of the tech shine.
Its solid stereo speakers are also beneficial for video. They are fairly loud and clear, not too far off the performance of Xiaomi’s phones from a level up.
The Redmi Note 11 levels up power-efficient performance by coming equipped with a Snapdragon 680 processor built on a flagship-level 6-nanometre process to deliver far superior performance while saving power. Moreover, the device has a 5 000mAh large-capacity battery and 33W Pro fast charging that enables users to power up their battery from zero to 100% in about an hour, ensuring the device spends less time plugged in.
In addition, the Redmi Note 11 features an Amoled DotDisplay for more vibrant colours and details, while also reaching as much as 1 000 nits to ensure the screen’s clarity even in bright daylight. To offer immersive and smooth scrolling, it brings users a 90Hz display refresh rate, and up to a 180Hz touch sampling rate. It also greatly boosts the experience through smoother animations and lag-free transitions, while at the same time registering more precise finger touches.
And it’s not just ideal for those who love taking photos. Gamers and music lovers have not been forgotten, with the device’s dual super linear speakers that are located at the top and bottom of the phone, bringing immersive stereo sound for the most realistic experiences.
Users will enjoy the stylish and trendy design with refreshing style, with smooth texture and great hand feel. For a comfortable in-hand grip, the Redmi Note 11 packs its large battery within an 8.09mm thin and 179g light body. It comes in two beautiful colours, with the Graphite Gray and Twilight Blue colour variants featuring a matte-finish coating that is both fingerprint resistant and gives off a smooth texture and luxurious feel.
The device lives up to its promise to “capture every detail, magnify every angle”, through its 50-megapixel AI quad-camera setup to capture incredible photos and videos without any extra effort. The 50MP main camera guarantees superb clarity in all photos; the 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera expands the user’s perspective with a 118-degree viewing angle; the 2MP macro camera captures the finest details up close; and the 2MP depth sensor helps the user capture natural-looking portrait shots. The device also features a 13MP front camera to take clear and professional-looking selfies.
As the cherry on top, the Redmi Note 11 comes with a suite of software features including Night Mode 2.0, Kaleidoscope and Vlog Mode, which are ideal for those wanting to capture snapshots or videos of their day-to-day lives.
Recommended retail price in South Africa
- Redmi Note 11 Pro: 6GB+128GB — R6,499;
- Redmi Note 11: 4GB+128GB — R5,299.