Xiaomi has announced two Redmi Note 11 Pro models for Europe, along with 11S and 11 “standard”. Even though both are “Pro” variants, there are differences between them in terms of hardware. Thus, we have a Redmo Note 11 Pro for those who are not interested in state-of-the-art connectivity and a Redmi Note 11 5G, which can connect to new networks and offer higher transfer speeds. Apart from the chipset and modem, however, the two devices are extremely similar.
Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G use very similar hardware
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 4G uses a 12nm-built MediaTek Helio G96 chipset, while the Note 11 5G has a more modern chipset, a 6nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 695. Consequently, the 5G model could offer better autonomy, being built on a newer platform. In reality, however, the 5G modem and antennas could equal the balance of consumption.
Both models are equipped with 6 or 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64 or 128 GB internal storage on UFS 2.2 format. These specifications are the ones I met a while ago on flagships, and now they reach mid-range models. The Redmi Note 11 benefits from a microSD card slot, common with the SIM2 slot, as well as large 6.67 ”screens with AMOLED panels, Full HD + resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate.
The display is particularly impressive, as it has a brightness of 700 nits, with a maximum of 1,200 nits, another flagship feature. The screen is protected with Gorilla Glass 5, not the new Victus model, and both phones offer IP53 protection against dust and water splashes.
In terms of cameras, we have modules with three sensors. The main one, for the wide camera, has a resolution of 108 megapixels and offers 3X zoom through crop. The 8-megapixel secondary camera for the ultra-wide lens has a field of view of 118 degrees, while the last 2-megapixel camera integrates a macro lens. This configuration is common for mid-range phones in recent years.
Equally common is the presence of a 3.5mm headphone jack, a fingerprint sensor on the side and a 16 megapixel front camera integrated in a punch hole. Xiaomi is a bit out of place with stereo speakers, which other manufacturers keep only for premium devices.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Pro 5G use 67 mAh fast-charging batteries at 67W, which are half-charged in 15 minutes. The charger also includes the charger required for fast charging. MIUI 13 will be pre-installed on these models, but will not be based on Android 12, but on the previous version, Android 11.
The phones will be available in February in Europe, with prices starting at $ 300 for the 4G model and $ 350 for the 5G version.
The basic variants differ very little in some chapters
Along with the Redmi Note 11 Pro, Xiaomi also unveiled the “standard” 11S and 11 variants. Like the Pro variants, they are similar, but differ in a few key points. For example, both have 6.43 ”FullHD + AMOLED screens, but at 90 Hz (700 nits brightness). They are also equipped with Gorilla Glass 5, but have the same IP53 standard water and dust resistance as the Pro variants.
However, the Redmi Note 11S uses the same 108-megapixel camera on the Pro variants, while the “standard” model benefits from a 50-megapixel sensor. Ultra-wide and macro cameras are identical on all four devices.
Note 11S uses Helio G96 from MediaTek, while Model 11 receives a Snapdragon 680. The hardware configurations are 4 + 64 and 6 + 128 GB for Note 11 and 6 + 64 and 8 + 128 GB for Redmi Note 11S. The fingerprint sensor, 5,000 mAh battery and 33W fast charging are similar between models.
Prices start at $ 180 for the standard version, while the Redmi Note11S starts at $ 250.
source: GSM Arena, 2