Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Full Review

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Full Review

Introduction :

            There is a chip shortage worldwide and when supplies of specific chipsets run out, manufacturers like Xiaomi tend to re-release their devices with nearly identical features but alternative chipsets. That is the situation with the xiaomi 11 light 5G NE, where NE stands for new edition of the xiaomi 11 light 5G. A changing chipset does not simply imply marginally better performance. It has an impact on battery life because the power drain has altered. And, because of how heavily mobile photography relies on post-processing algorithms, there is typically a negative impact on photo and video quality. So, how has this phone been  impacted? This is our review of the Xiaomi 11 light 5G NE.

Design and build :

            The outside design is one element that hasn't changed much. The 11 light 5 g and e is a highly thin and light smartphone that, like its predecessors, is extremely easy to use. Gorilla Glass 5 protects the front, and the phone is dust and water resistant to IP53. The frosted glass back is still available in truffle black, but it now also comes in bubblegum blue, peach pink, and the brand-new snowflake white, which weren't previously available on the 5G edition of the MI 11 lite. The camera is identical to those found on the remainder of the MI11 series. It has also become a distinguishing feature of xiaomi's design language. It sticks on all sides, just like their other devices, and can be fixed with the provided case.

6.55" AMOLED, with 1080p resolution and 90Hz refresh rate :

            The screen is in the same condition as previously, which is to say that it is fantastic. The 6.5-inch AMOLED boasts a full HD resolution, a high refresh rate, and 10-bit colour capability for over 1 billion colours. The fast refresh rate is adaptive, and when you don't touch the display, it will automatically reset to 60 hertz. The panel is HDR 10+ certified and supports widevine L1 DRM. As a result, you'll be able to watch Netflix and Amazon in 1080p HDR10 quality. The panel scored 846 in terms of maximum brightness, and it had decent colour accuracy overall. While there is still no headphone port, Xiaomi has included an audio jack dongle to compensate for the chipset reduction.

Speaker and sound quality test :

            The phone is equipped with a stereo speaker system, with the earpiece serving as a second speaker. The phone's output and volume are well-balanced, and it passed our speaker test with flying colours. The mid-tones and vocals are excellent, but the high tones and base might be more prominent.

4250mAh battery and 33W fast charging :

            The 11 lite 5G NE has the same 4250 million power battery as its sister, but it outlasted it in our battery life testing. It had 10 to 20% longer run times and our screen on testing, as well as a higher overall endurance grade. The NE supports 33 watt rapid charging, which allows you to charge from zero to 58% in half an hour, although a full charge takes a bit longer.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset :

            The phone has a Snapdragon 778 G processor and either six or eight gigabytes of RAM. The chipset should be quite similar to the Snapdragon 785 G supported by the prior edition. In actuality, however, the 778 G is far less powerful and incapable of doing graphically intensive tasks. So, while day-to-day performance should remain unchanged and the phone won't be quite as snappy while playing highly demanding games or doing anything else that necessitates a lot of GPU power.

Android 11, MIUI 12.5 :

            On top of Android 11, the 11 lite 5G NE has MIUI 12.5 on top. By the end of the year, MIUI 13 should be available. MIUI has a lot of customising options. It has a lot of always-on display themes, breathing lights (where the display's edges flash with colours when fresh notifications arrive), and a lot of themes, icons, and super wallpapers. With fresh eyes, the task switcher organises your recent apps into columns. Certain apps have their own floating window, and there is an app drawer if you want it. Basically, if you've used new I before, you'll be right at home.

Camera specs :

            The camera hardware is identical across the old and new additions, featuring a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel Ultrawide camera, and a 5-megapixel macro shooter with autofocus. There is a 20 megapixel camera on the front of the phone. We were pleasantly impressed that, despite the various isps, Xiaomi has maintained a high level of consistency. There was no discernible difference in how the phones handled daylight and low-light settings, as well as how the phones performed in night mode. The old Phone's photography performance is fantastic.

Conclusion :

            Even though the original MI 11 lite 5G arrived six months ago, both of these phones are still competitive. The luxury appearance of the 11 light 5G NE stands out with its sharp edges. The AMOLED screen is fantastic, and the photographs and videos are just as good as they were on the original. In terms of performance, there isn't even that much of a difference. Yes, the GPU isn't as powerful as before, but the CPU matches the previous model's performance while giving significantly improved battery life. Now, if you're wondering which is better, the older version of this phone is already being phased out by xiaomi. Whatever version of this phone you purchase, it's a wonderful all-arounder that we highly recommend.

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