Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G
The Mi 11 Lite 5G NE phone features 6.55 inches AMOLED display that refreshes at 90Hz and has a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The phone has a triple-camera setup that consists of 64MP + 8MP + 5MP and a 20MP camera for selfies. It runs on the latest Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 5G (6 nm) processor with Adreno 642L, up to 8GB of RAM, 256GB storage, on MIUI 12 based on Android 11. The phone is available in Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, and Peach Pink colors, and is powered by a 4250mAh, non-removable
Design and build
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE brings a sleek glass design. Unlike most phones these days the back isn’t curvy but totally flat. This one has a matte. From a distance, it would be impossible to discern between it and Mi 11 Lite 5G. At least if you’re confused, you can read the names on the back. The phone is super light for its size just around 160 grams. Its glossy plastic frame is rounded and offers a secure grip. You won’t get any waterproofing here though unlike some of Xiaomi’s other midrange phones. There is no headphone jack on the Mi 11 Lite 5G NE. You’ll need to use a dongle or connect your headphones wirelessly. There’s a bottom-firing speaker and the other doubles as an earpiece. The quality is decent.
Display – AMOLED, 1B colors, HDR10+, 90Hz
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE’s display is a 6.55 inch AMOLED with a 1080P resolution, Dolby Vision, and a fast 90 Hertz refresh rate. That 240 Hertz touch sampling rate to smooth out your swiping and scrolling. The 5G version has HDR 10 plus support and is protected by Gorilla Glass 6. Content looks gorgeous on this panel and plenty sharp. Plus you have support for 10-bit color. Brightness is quite bright here, great can we say at around 510 nits with the slider and it boosts up to 840 knits in auto mode when out in the bright sun.
For audio, the Mi 11 Lite 5G NE has a pair of hybrid stereo speakers. There is something like an always-on display here showing you time and notifications without needing to unlock the phone. However, it’ll only appear if you tap the screen and disappear after a few seconds. Otherwise, you can just unlock the phone directly using the side-mounted fingerprint reader.
All right, let’s move on to the cameras. These are the exact same cameras you see on the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE. There’s a 64-megapixel quad bear main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm, AF camera that has autofocus. Photos from the main camera come out at 16 megapixels by default. They are stellar for this class. There is great resolved detail and punchy colors balanced sharpness, low noise, and a wide yet natural-looking dynamic range.
Portraits look amazing if you have enough light with plenty of detail and nice colors. The edge detection does a decent job though. The eight-megapixel photos from the 8 MP, f/2.2, 119˚ (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm are decent for the class with good contrast and a wide dynamic range. Close-up shots taken with the 5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), AF are pretty good. You get nice contrast and looking colors.
Selfies and video
Selfies are taken with a 20-megapixel front-facing camera. These are great. They are some of the most well-balanced and natural-looking selfies. Video can be shot with the main camera and up to 4k at 30fps with excellent quality. Their support for EIS too. The ultra-wide records, 1080p videos, and these are okay for this class. Just like the flagship Xiaomi Mi 11, the Lite 5G NE version supports special video modes. You can play around with these including magic zoom, slow shutter, time freeze, and the inception-like parallel world. Arguably the most useful effect is the night mode TimeLapse. It stitches together night mode photos into a striking 4k video.
Powering the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G NE is a Li-Po 4250 mAh battery. And even though this is smaller than what you’d find in many other phones at and below this price range, the battery life is still great. With the included 33 watt charger, the charging speed is still pretty fast. You will be able to charge the phone from zero to 58% in half an hour.