Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro
Xiaomi 11T Pro has a 6.67-inch FHD+ 120Hz AdaptiveSync AMOLED flat display, up to 480Hz touch sampling rate, TrueColor, and HDR10+. The Xiaomi 11T Pro runs on the Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) processor with 8GB/12GB RAM and 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage. The phone comes in colors come in Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue with a brushed finish.
Design and build
The Xiaomi 11T Pro brings exactly the same looks as the vanilla model Xiaomi 11 T. They are hard to tell apart. But on the inside, there are a handful of differences feature-wise. The design is pretty sleek featuring a two-step camera bump and a really reflective curved glass back panel. A closer look will expose its subtle texture that looks like metal. The aluminum frame is also curved and is covered by a matte finish. And something you get here that many other mid-rangers don’t provide is protection against water and dust. This is to confirm that the 11T Pro has an IP53, dust, and splash protection rating.
Let’s check out its display then Xiaomi 11T Pro has a 6.67 inch AMOLED with a fast 120 Hz refresh rate and Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Yes, you read that right, Gorilla Glass Victus. Anyway, thanks to the high refresh rate swiping and scrolling are quite smooth. And the screen is extra responsive because of its high 480 Hertz touch sampling rate. The screen’s refresh rate will adapt to certain apps like YouTube. This display of the Xiaomi 11T Pro is nothing short of premium. You do get support for Dolby Vision and 10-bit colors (1B colors). Speaking of which, colors are accurate and there are plenty of options to tweak them in settings. HDR 10 Plus support is also available here.
As for the cameras, Xiaomi 11T Pro and 11T have the same set of cameras. But the different chipsets have resulted in different processing and performance. There are three cameras on the back, a 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF main camera, an 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm, and a 5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm, AF camera. 12 megapixel shots from the main camera are great. They are rich in organic detail. Portraits taken with the main cam are good with decent subject separation. But the lack of HDR means more challenging scenes may become blown out.
The 11T Pro ultra-wide camera’s performance is actually great for this sort of camera. Its 8 megapixel photos are sharp and detailed, noise is kept under control and dynamic range is very good. 5 megapixel close-ups from the macro camera are pretty nice.
Selfies from the 16-megapixel front-facing camera are just okay, yes okay at best. Onto video recording, which can be done with the main cam and up to 4k resolution at 30 fps. This footage is excellent. There is a lot of detail with natural rendition with dynamic ranges at the flagship level. The ultrawide camera shoots in 1080p. The detail is all right for this resolution. And the dynamic range is good. There is electronic stabilization available even in 4k on the main camera. It does an excellent job at ironing out handheld shake.
Platform & performance
As for storage options, you get 128 or 256 gigabytes which are not expandable so be in the know. The interface of the Xiaomi 11T Pro is the latest MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. At its core is the same interface we from Xiaomi for the past while with a familiar layout and features. And Xiaomi promises three major Android updates and four major security patches. Its Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm) chipset also sets it apart from the vanilla version. Snapdragon 888 5G Mobile Platform packs industry-leading innovations in 5G, AI, gaming, photography, and the many more premium experiences you deserve.
Xiaomi 11T Pro’s stereo speakers are tuned by Harman Kardon branded audio. Kardon deals with Premium speakers from AKG such as wireless Bluetooth speakers, Android & iOS headphones. One thing missing on this phone though is a traditional headphone jack. For biometrics, the Xiaomi 11T has a side-mounted fingerprint reader that doubles as the power button. As expected it is fast and reliable