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March 30, 2022 0 Comments

The Redmi Note 11 Pro + is a great feature that combines the latest mid-range phones with the sweet price for money offer. With the Note 11 Pro +, the company has finally completed its transition to offering 5G network support with its most popular range of smartphones in India, the Redmi Note series. There is so much to like about the Redmi Note 11 Pro + that just looks at the specs on offer, the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max (review) set quite a bit of quality last year and Xiaomi’s money remains the best value for the offers. India. In this review, we will try to find out if the Redmi Note 11 Pro + can unify its predecessor.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review: In the box

The Redmi Note 11 Pro + retail box contains a 67W fast charging adapter, Type-C cable, SIM ejector pin, TPU case and paperwork.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review: Key Specifications at a Glance

Price: Rs. 20,999 – 6GB / 128GB Rs 22,999 – 8GB / 128GB | Rs 24,999 – 8GB / 256GB

Display: 6.67-inch AMOLED, FHD + (2400×1080 pixels), 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10, Gorilla Glass 5

Thickness: 8.1 mm

Weight: 202g

Platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 695


Built-in storage: 128GB / 256GB UFS 2.2

Expandable storage: up to 1TB

5G support: n1 / 3/5/8/28/40/78

USB-C: Yes

3.5mm Jack: Yes

OS: MIUI 13 is based on Android 11

Rear camera: 108MP (f / 1.9) + 8MP Ultra-wide (118-degree FOV) + ​​2MP macro lens

Rear camera video: 1080p (30fps)

Front camera: 16MP (f / 2.5)

Speakers: Stereo speakers

Battery and charging: 5,000mAh, 67W fast charging

Colors: Mirage Blue, Phantom White, Stealth Black

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Performance Review

The Redmi Note 11 Pro + offers a balanced performance in everyday use and in general, I have not encountered any gaps while performing basic tasks like web browsing, checking social media feeds and much more. However, unlike the Redmi Note 10 Pro Max which was also adept at handling heavy-duty work and sustainable gaming performance, the Note 11 Pro + is not able to provide the same kind of experience that is a misnomer considering its asking price.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review

We tested the Redmi Note 11 Pro + by taking it through our set of synthetic benchmarks and found that it shows good CPU and GPU performance but it is not as remarkable as we have come to expect from a Redmi Note smartphone.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review

On AnTuTu, the Note 11 Pro + has a decent score but the Vivo T1 (Review), Nord CE 2 (Review) and Realme 9 SE have been able to take strong leads. In Geekbench and PCMark workload tests, the Redmi Note 11 Pro + is taller and is only the best by Realme 9 SE which rocks a Snapdragon 778G SoC.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review

In GPU testing, the Note 11 Pro + got good scores but phones like Realme 9 SE and Nord CE 2 performed fairly well. We used the Gamebench metrics to record the gaming performance of the Note 11 Pro + and the results indicate that it is suitable for casual gamers.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review

It is capable of running COD mobiles at 49 fps with 97% stability (high graphics, maximum frame rate) but when you increase the frame rate to max, the chipset is not able to render 60 fps and I fell far behind and dropped the frame though the phone does not sweat While basic gaming can be broken, if you are looking for sustainable gaming performance, you need to look elsewhere.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review: Battery Life

Xiaomi has upgraded its latest Redmi Note phone to a fast charging standard with 67W speed. Battery capacity is rated at 5,000mAh and is quite efficient for daily use. On a good day with 120Hz refresh rate enabled, maximum brightness and WiFi + cellular connectivity, the Redmi Note 11 Pro + got me over 8 hours of screen time which is suitable for most users. In our video loop test where we played a local video file via VLC media player, the Note 11 Pro + lasts about 9 hours 52 minutes on full charge which again is a decent score but doesn’t come close to the clocked 16 hours Note 10 Pro Max. The 67W fast charger tops up the battery in about 45-55 minutes on the Note 11 Pro +.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Camera Review

The Redmi Note 11 Pro + ‘s cameras are great for your casual photography needs. However, if you ask me, it’s a bit disappointing because the Note 11 Pro + ‘s camera stack isn’t as versatile as the Note 10 Pro Max. Although both the phone’s main and ultra-wide cameras are the same, the macro camera has been downgraded to a 2MP lens which is a bummer because the Note 10 Pro Max sets a standard with its 5MP macro camera.

In daylight, the main camera creates detailed images with good color reproduction across the board. It gives a shallow depth to the pictures which looks great when taking close-ups. The camera app has a pro color mode that bumps up the saturation level and gives a warm tone to the pictures. 108MP mode captures a highly detailed image without compromising on quality so you can pixel-piping if needed.

At night, however, there is much that the camera can process, and the images have a stream of sound. Night mode helps to reject sound and control shadows as well as highlights give you a usable low-light image.

The ultra-wide camera takes some good wide-angle pictures in daylight and works just fine. Although there is no noticeable barrel distortion, there is not much detail in the shots if you zoom in on the four corners. Unlike the Note 10 Pro Max, the phone does not have a night mode for the ultra-wide camera.

The macro camera has been downgraded to Note 10 Pro Max from 5MP to 2MP sensor. Still, it helps you take extreme close-up shots that detail well in daylight. However, it leaves a lot to be desired and not as good as the Note 10 Pro Max. Another thing that bothered me was that unlike the Note 10 Pro Max, its successor the Redmi Note 11 Pro + does not have the ability to record 4K video and is limited to 1080p at 30FPS.

Redmi Note 11 Pro +

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review: Build and Design

The Redmi Note 11 Pro + is a well-built phone and feels comfortable with a balanced weight distribution. This time around Redmi has moved from EVOL design to EVOL.Pro which has come with the language of a flat-edge design with a frosted matte finish on the back of the glass. The Note 11 Pro + is about 10 grams heavier than the Note 10 Pro Max but it feels like a tough phone for everyday use.

The camera module is slightly raised, which means that it becomes shaky when placed on any flat surface. Although you can solve this by leaving the TPU case in the box. Other than that, the phone looks great in three available colors: Phantom White with Gradient Sheen, Classic Stealth Black and Mirage Blue which is an extension of Ara Prime design from K20 Pro.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Display Review

The Redmi Note 11 Pro +’s display is suitable for watching videos and movies, but unlike the Note 10 Pro Max, it is unable to play HDR on YouTube, Netflix and anywhere else. It is larger and the same size as the Note 10 Pro Max and is claimed to offer 700 nits of normal brightness and 1200 nits of maximum brightness.

Calman Ultimate Colorchecker Analysis: sRGB Color Profile

Calman Ultimate Colorchecker Analysis: DCI-P3 Color Profile

To measure the display performance of the Note 11 Pro +, we used a pairing with the Calman Ultimate with a calorimeter. In sRGB color space, the display has an average delta of 2.6 nits and a normal brightness of 432.8 nits, while DCI-P3 has 609 nits instead of color.

Calman Ultimate Color Volume Analysis: sRGB, across DCI-P3 color profiles

Callman Ultimate Peak Brightness Check: 608.41 nits (Normal)

Calman Ultimate Peak Brightness Check: 1030.58 nits (high brightness mode)

The maximum brightness of the display has reached 1030 nits which is slightly less than the claimed number but still bright enough to be seen outside. In color volume analysis, the display showed 96% coverage in DCI-P3 color gamut and 143% coverage in sRGB (BT.709) color space.

Redmi Note 11 Pro + Review: Judgment

Redmi Note 11 Pro + is not worth the money like a phone, it is replacing the phone, Redmi Note 10 Pro Max. It checked a few boxes but overall I expected it to be refined from one of the best-selling mid-range phones. Instead, the Redmi Note 11 Pro + is at best a recurring update and does not support the asking price.

The phone looks good and has a flat-edge design that is different from all other Redmi Note phones. The display remains an essential part but it cannot offer HDR playback which you cannot avoid while spending above 20K. The performance of Note 11 Pro + is good but there is nothing to write at home. With a little effort and patience, the cameras will give you worthy pictures of Instagram but there is no way to record a 1080p video at 60FPS. The battery life of this phone is great and it is definitely a welcome upgrade, but otherwise, the Note 11 Pro + remains a weak upgrade compared to a great mid-range smartphone.

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