On its Note smartphones, Redmi has worked on integrating consumer-pleasing features like a feature-rich camera system, good battery, and superior build quality over the last few years. The early versions, on the other hand, lacked the processing capability to compete with the market’s top models. Just last month, Redmi announced the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ with the revolutionary Dimensity 920 5G SoC, ensuring that CPU power is no longer a concern.
The Note 11 5G, Note 11 4G, and Note 11 Pro 5G are the other phones in the series, each with its own variety of attributes. The two “Pro” Note series are premium devices. All of the Note series are Chinese versions. The worldwide variants of the Note 11 series, which may be introduced later, will most likely differ from the one we are reviewing and the ones we have already reviewed
The charging power and battery capacity of the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro Plus models are the sole differences. You may refer to this post to learn more about the Note 11 Pro, however, you can continue reading because we are somewhat differentiating the two devices.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is already getting higher reviews than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, with the phone witnessing an increase in first-week sales over its predecessor. This isn’t unexpected, given that the new model is a significant improvement over its predecessor and is priced similarly.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is one of the first phones in the mid-range market to support 120W fast charging. Nevertheless, fast charging on its own isn’t enough to make a great bundle.
With a Dimensity 920 chipset, an appealing design, and a superb camera system, Redmi Note 11 Pro+’s credentials are considerably enhanced. Is that, however, enough to stand up to the fierce competition? Find out in our Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ review.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+: Display
Besides the camera, Xiaomi concentrated on improving the display, which was prominently promoted throughout the series. The 6.67-inch Redmi Note 11 Pro+ has a sharp AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 1,200 nits, which makes it easy to read even in bright sunlight.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ has a 120Hz refresh rate, which is one of its most remarkable features. That’s the same speed as Samsung’s current Galaxy S21 series, iPhone 12 Pro, and Xiaomi’s flagship smartphone, the Mi 12. The majority of smartphones feature 90Hz refresh rates, which means the screen refreshes 90 times per second. When navigating through applications, images, and webpages, 120Hz screens appear smoother.
To be honest, the refresh rate is pleasing and ultra silky. Menus and app transitions are much smoother, and it’s unquestionably more enjoyable to use, even though you’re more likely to notice it by its absence than by its presence.
In addition, the phone’s touchscreen has a 240Hz touch response rate, making it ideal for gaming. HDR 10 certification, DCI-P3 color gamut, and SGS eye care display certification round out the list of features. Essentially, for a phone at this price point, Redmi has provided an outstanding screen.
The resolution is 2,400 x 1,080 pixels per inch, which is much better than what you’d get on a typical laptop screen.
Furthermore, this is one of the sharpest displays we’ve seen in any price level, let alone the mid-range.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+: Design
Redmi has managed to improve on the design that I enjoyed the first time around. The phone has Gorilla Glass 5 protection on both the front and back, and it feels amazing in the hand. The thin 8.3mm profile paired with the 204g weight is refreshing.
Redmi has always placed a great emphasis on design. This is still the case in this scenario. The Redmi Note 11 Pro+ features a unique new finish. It has a lovely, glittering gloss thanks to a mix of a reflective layer and a glass sheet.
In terms of design, the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is just appealing. The front is the 6.67-inch display, which is surrounded by a narrow bezel. Whereas the bottom edge is somewhat thicker, it is barely apparent and does not resemble a “chin,” as is common with budget phones. A punch-hole camera lies in the centre of the screen instead of a notch.
To be honest the Xiaomi Redmi 11 Pro+ appears to be every bit as premium as Apple’s or Samsung’s most recent high-end devices. With a rear panel that is slightly rectangular towards the sides and a glass back, it gives off a fair appearance of being more costly. The camera setup appears to be advanced, with the 108MP sensor getting its own beautiful frame, which makes it look nice.
The primary design ‘sell’ for Redmi here isn’t the glass back, but how techy the rear camera array looks and the rectangular design. The primary lens has its own gleaming silver surround, and the two-level contouring adds to the camera’s appearance of being more capable than it is.
It contains an X-axis linear motor as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack, in addition to NFC, IR blaster, and stereo dual speakers. MicroSD card compatibility is also available in the SIM card tray. The Note 11 Pro Plus is an update over the Note 10 Pro in terms of appearance and capability. It also has practically every function you might want in a low-cost phone.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+: Camera
When it comes to the camera, Redmi is taking inspiration from the parent company Xiaomi. Instead of the conventional standard, wide, telephoto lens configuration, the phone uses a standard, wide, telemacro lens combination. On the Xiaomi Mi 11, we saw a telemacro lens. Redmi is depending on the main camera’s high pixel count to perform zooming.
A 108MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP telephoto macro make up the triple-camera array on the back. A 16MP selfie camera is located on the front of the phone.
For a phone at this price point, the primary camera is adequate. The fundamentals of photography, such as focus and exposure, were typically strong. In fact, the phone tended to underexpose some frames, resulting in detail loss. When editing the photos, some of those elements could be salvaged.
In terms of dynamic range and crispness, there is no noticeable variation between the Note 10 Pro and the Note 11 Pro+. The AI photo sharpening isn’t quite as good as it is on the Note 10 Pro. In night mode, both phones occasionally exhibit strange exposures. When compared to images taken in standard mode, there is an underexposure problem. The Note 11 Pro plus, without a doubt, has a stronger main camera sensor than the Note 10 Pro, but its full potential has yet to be fulfilled. Let’s hope Redmi can improve the camera as soon as possible.
In most cases, there isn’t much of a difference between these two models’ ultra-wide-angle lenses. The only variation is in the dark area optimization. The Note 11 pro plus appreciates brightening dark regions, which results in clearer photos.
The macro lens works in a similar manner. It’s a standard macro lens with nothing exceptional to offer.
The phone’s video recording capabilities remain the same as before, with the primary camera supporting up to 4k 30fps and the ultra-wide angle lens up to 1080p 30fps. However, due to the Dimensity 920’s performance limitations, the primary camera’s 1080p 60fps and 4k 30fps do not support EIS. The previous Redmi Note 10 Pro, on the other hand, does not have this issue.
Performance & Software
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus features the kind of processor that we’d expect in a phone in this price range. It’s the MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G, a mid-range chipset with certain gaming improvements, essentially a faster graphics component. We haven’t seen a more powerful CPU at this pricing point.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 11 Pro+ is an excellent gaming device. Even rivals with Snapdragon 750G and 765G chipsets can not offer gaming capabilities better than the Dimensity 920. With that in mind plus the fantastic speakers and OLED screen, there’s a strong case to be made that this is the greatest gaming phone for the money.
We can’t emphasize enough how stunning the Redmi Note 11 Pro+’s absence of standard cutbacks is. It boasts a big 6GB of fast LPDDR4X RAM, and the 128GB of storage is quick as well. There’s also an 8GB variant that reads at 512MB/s. This is SATA SSD-style performance, and it undoubtedly adds to game load times that are comparable to those of a high-end smartphone.
That the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus runs Android 11 which is good news. Xiaomi’s MIUI 12.5 is installed on top of Android 11 on the smartphone. When compared to earlier MIUI versions, MIUI 12.5 is a step forward. Even better, MIUI 12.5, which is claimed to fix certain usability issues, has been installed on the phone.
I’m happy to announce that the phone has almost no bloatware loaded. That came as a bit of a shock, given that this was a key flaw in its predecessor. We also didn’t see any of the annoying advertising or alerts that other MIUI phones have.
The charging time for the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus is around 16mins for a 100 percent charge and 10 minutes for a 75 percent charge. If you sense the temperature is too high during charging, you may disable the fast charging option, which will lower the temperature. Increasing charging power comes at the expense of battery capacity. Even though it isn’t as massive as the Note 11 Pro’s battery, 4500mAh isn’t small. If you are unsatisfied with the battery life of the Note 11 Pro Plus, you may choose the Note 11 Pro, which has a 5160mAh battery but only has a 67w charging capability.
The 67W charging power of the Note 11 Pro is already exceptionally fast among phones in the same price bracket, and even many flagship phones lack it. The Note 11 Pro Plus, on the other hand, has a charging power of 120 watts, making it one of the world’s fastest charging phones. A 120W charger is also included in the box.
When you turn on the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ for the first time, it defaults to a 60Hz display refresh rate, which is half of the maximum. Higher refresh rates drain more power, therefore this is likely to offer the greatest first impression of battery life. After a normal day’s use, you should have a 25-35 percent charge left by bedtime.
We were afraid that moving to 120Hz would reduce its endurance, but we were wrong. After a day of very heavy use, the Redmi Note 11 Pro still appears to have 25-35 percent or more battery remaining by evening.
Xiaomi, for example, achieves this kind of longer battery life by tightly controlling background operations. When they become overly intrusive, they might be irritating, shutting down audio apps and delaying alerts. However, we didn’t find anything similar with the Redmi Note 11 Pro+.
|Announced Date||8th November 2021|
|Release Date||8th November 2021|
|Dimensions||163.7 x 76.2 x 8.3 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.67 inches Super AMOLED|
120Hz refresh rate
1200 nits peak brightness
20:9 aspect ratio
|Screen Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Screen Resolution||1080 x 2400 pixels|
|Pixel Density||395 PPI|
|Software||Android 11, MIUI 12.5|
|Chipset||MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm)|
|108 MP (f/1.9) Primary|
8 MP Ultrawide
2 MP (f/2.4) Telephoto macro
Supports [email protected], [email protected]/60/120fps, [email protected] video recording
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G, 5G|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, BT 5.2, NFC|
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 4,500 mAh|
-USB: Type-C 2.0, supports OTG
-Fast battery charging: Yes (67W)
-Wireless Charging: No
-Reverse Charging: No
|Colors||Mysterious Black, Forest Green, Timeless Purple, Milky Way Blue|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ has no significant drawbacks that will make it difficult to recommend. The intense competition from Samsung, Realme, and OnePlus, all of which cover the essentials and excel at some extra elements, works against it.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro, which utilizes the same chipset but has a bigger battery, 65W charging, and a 120Hz refresh rate, and is substantially less expensive, is the closest competition.
It’s difficult to complain when your N310,000 phone makes such great images. The fact that the Redmi Note 11 Pro+’s screen is also the best in class, that its stereo sound is excellent for the price, and that it lasts for a long time (and charges fast) easily earns it the title of the greatest mid-range smartphone.
Unless you require an iPhone, top-tier gaming power, or simply enjoy spending money, there is currently nothing that comes close. If you’re looking for a mid-range powerhouse phone in 2021 and even 2022, the Note 11 Pro Plus should be at the top of your list.