Its Redmi Note 11T 5G is the most affordable smartphone available in India that boasts 5G connectivity. This device is the sequel to Redmi Note 10T that was released just six months from now. It’s not appropriate to view the Redmi Note 11T as a minor update. The new phone runs on the MediaTek Dimensity810 SoC, and is produced using a process of 6nm. Its Note 11T 5-G has a display that is 90Hz and support for fast 33W charging.
Do all these features make the Redmi Note 11T make a statement? I tested the phone to the test to find out.
Redmi Note 11T price in India
The Redmi Note 11T 5G is priced at the price of Rs. 16999 India for the base model that comes with the capacity of 64GB and 6GB memory. The version that comes with 6GB of memory and 128GB storage is priced at the equivalent of Rs. 17,999. The top-end variant that has 8GB RAM as well as 128GB storage comes at around Rs. 19,999. In an offer to introduce the card, Xiaomi is offering a discount of Rs 1,000 and ICICI Bank is offering another discount of Rs. 1,000 discount to cardholders. The discount effectively brings the price down by R. 2500 for each model. Xiaomi has the Redmi Note 11T 5G in three colors: Stardust White, Aquamarine Blue as well as Matte Black.
Redmi Note 11T 5G design
The redmi note 11T is a device that carries its own EVOL aesthetics, making it recognizable and easy to recognize. It sports a huge display that has a hole for the camera in front, and relatively thin bezels on the sides and top, while the chin has a thicker. The frame and front panel made of plastic , but are sturdy.
It’s easy to notice the weight of 195 grams when you pick it up, but it’s easy to manage. This Redmi note 11T 5G is equipped with volume and power buttons to the right. They are easily accessible when holding the phone. The power button comes with an capacitive fingerprint scanner that allows you to easily unlock the phone. On the opposite side there is only the dual-SIM dual-sim tray. Xiaomi offers come up to stereo speaker on its Redmi Note11T 5G. the grill at the top is right next to the secondary mic and IR emitter. On the bottom, the main speaker is joined via the USB Type-C connector, the primary microphone as well as a 3.5mm audio connector.
The back panel houses cameras, and it slants from the sides. It’s huge and could give the appearance of a quad camera setup, but it actually has two cameras. This isn’t surprising, considering that many phones have added macro and depth sensors to increase the number of cameras for quite a while.
I loved my Stardust White colour variant that I received in this review due to its attractive design. I also liked it to be a good idea for the rear panel as it conceals the smudges very well. Xiaomi offers a protective case in the box along with an ionic 33W charger to replenish the massive 5000mAh battery in a short time. Its Redmi Note11T 5G phone is also IP53 certified for resistance to splash and dust.
Redmi Note 11T specifications for 5G and the software
The main feature in this Redmi Note 11T 5G is its MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. This octa-core chip comes with two ARM Cortex A76 cores running at 2.4GHz in addition to 6 ARM Cortex A55 cores running at 2GHz. The less expensive variants from the Redmi Note 11T 5G get 6GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB in storage. The top-end model comes with 8GB RAM as well as 128GB storage and that’s the one I tested to write this review. Xiaomi has also added the memory extension feature that promises to utilize up to 3GB of storage as RAM. The Virtual RAM feature was enabled in the default setting on my device. There is an expandable storage option however it’s at the expense of the second Nano-SIM because this phone comes with dual-SIM hybrid.
The massive 6.6-inch display features a full HD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The refresh rate fluctuates between 50Hz, 60Hz and 90Hz, based on the content displayed. The phone was with the default setting of 60Hz however, you’ll need to turn this on manually. It’s the Redmi Note11T 5G phone is dual 5G-capable as well as offers dual 4G VoLTE as well as Bluetooth 5.1 Dual-band WiFi.
Software-wise the Redmi Note 11T5G is running MIUI 12.5 on the top of Android 11. My model came with it with the latest December Android security update. MIUI can be customized and lets users personalize it further. There are a good number of apps preinstalled on the phone, such as Xiaomi’s Mi Credit and Mi Pay, however many of them can be removed. Xiaomi uses the three-button navigation layout, which is enabled by default, however you can also switch to gestures if you prefer. The power button can be set to trigger an action when the button is double-tapped.
Redmi Note 11T 5G’s performance and battery life
The 11T model of the Redmi Note 5G is a clear display, and it can appear bright enough in the outdoors. Its refresh speed was set at 60Hz as default, however increasing it to 90Hz helped animations and scrolling seem more fluid. There are several display modes, including Vibrant, Saturated, and Standard to select from. You can also adjust the colour temperature of the display. The dual speaker configuration isn’t well-balanced, and I noticed that the speaker on the bottom was significantly louder than the one that is on top.
I didn’t notice any lag or stutter when using the phone. Moreover, switching between apps was seamless. The fingerprint scanner on the side is easy and fast.
I created synthetic benchmarks for the Redmi Note 11T 5G to determine how it’s Dimensity 810 SoC performs. In AnTuTu the phone was able to score 355,628 points. In Geekbench 5’s single core and multi-core tests it got 604 points and 1 808 respectively and scored 907 points when it was tested in PCMark Work 3.0. Graphics benchmarks were not running on the Redmi Note 11T 5G.
Because the Redmi Note 11T 5G is designed to perform I downloaded Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) that ran with HD graphics as well as High Frame Rate settings as default. The game ran smoothly with these settings, without glitches. After around sixteen minutes of play, I observed an increase of 5 percent in the battery’s level, and the phone felt warm to the contact. If you’re seeking a gaming phone that is affordable and want to play with a budget, the Redmi note 11T 5G is an impressive punch.
Battery life was great and the phone lasts for over a full two and a half days without issue. I noticed the battery drain during idle to be very low which could help it keep its life longer even when it is not using it for active usage. The battery’s 5,000mAh capacity did manage to extend the battery up to the duration of 16 hours, 32 minutes during our HD loop test. The refresh rate was set at 90Hz for the test. The Fast charger 33W proved swift as the phone reached 56 percent within 30 minutes, and then 97 percent by the hour mark.
Redmi Note 11T 5G cameras
The Xiaomi Note 11T 5G comes with a 50-megapixel primary camera as well as an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera. It isn’t equipped with an optical depth sensor or a macro camera. The lack of sensors isn’t any issue, in the event that you aren’t interested in shooting macro images. To take selfies, it comes with an 16-megapixel front camera inside the hole-punch cutout. Camera app on the iPhone is well-known and all the various camera modes can be arranged clearly. There is a quick switch to enable HDR as well as AI scene detection, as well.
The redmi note 11T 5G was quick to secure focus and set the brightness properly. Photos taken in daylight looked great on the phone’s display but enlarging them later revealed average detail. The phone appears to over-sharpen images which results in a decrease in shadow detail. Ultra-wide angle cameras let you take pictures with a wider field of view, however the output isn’t as clear as the main camera. I also saw distortion in some of my images, despite distortion correction being turned on by default.
Close-ups were better, with the Note11T 5G was able to effectively capture textures. It provides soft blurring to the background, even with Portrait mode, which helps the subject to stand out. Portraits have excellent edge detection and you can adjust the amount of blur before you take the shot. Surprisingly enough, the files for portraits were 8MB to 10MB in size, roughly three times larger than the typical shot.
Selfies taken in daylight have good clarity and the Portrait mode was able to achieve excellent edge detection. Low-light selfies that had an illumination source in the vicinity also did good.
Video recording speeds top out at 1080p, 60fps. This is quite surprising considering that the previous Redmi Note 10S could capture in 4K. The footage shot in daylight was stable, however shimmer was evident in low-light footage.
The Redmi Note 11T 5G is the first phone of the Redmi Note 11 series to be launched in India. Similar to its predecessor Note 11, it’s Note 11T 5G is clearly focused on performance. Its Dimensity 810 SoC has been proven a mighty processor and supports 5G, which is a major advantage when networks come out with. MIUI 12.5 doesn’t seem to be as overloaded like previous versions, however the phone is still loaded with plenty of preinstalled applications. In addition, the battery of 5,000mAh provides good battery life. The quick charging of 33W allows you to keep the charge time minimal.
The Redmi Note 11T 5G isn’t as good in terms of camera performance, and this might discourage those who are looking for a multi-purpose device. If cameras aren’t top on your list of priorities then you’ll find that the Redmi Note 11T 5G will be able to meet your needs.