Redmi Note 11T 5G Smartphone Review

Redmi Note 11T 5G Smartphone Review

Xiaomi's Redmi Note series is one of the most popular smartphone lineups in India. The Redmi Note 11T, will be released on 7 December but we were able to get out hands on this new addition of the redmi series.

In this review, we will find out how much the device has evolved since its last iteration and whether it is worth your money or not.

First and foremost, the Redmi Note 11T comes with a 6.6" FHD+ 90Hz LCD Display. The display is really good and the colors look very natural. The viewing angles are also great and there is no color distortion even when viewed from extreme angles. The only downside of the display is that it is a bit reflective in nature. Nevertheless, it is a good display for watching movies and playing games.

The main attraction of the device is its camera department which has been beefed up in terms of numbers since the last iteration. The Redmi Note 11T comes with a 16MP Front Camera coupled with a 50+8MP Rear Camera with Dual Pixel AF that supports 4K@60fps recording and at this price point, it is unmatched in terms of features.

When taking pictures outdoors under bright sunlight conditions, images came out to be really bright and sharp but there were some issues when taking images indoors where photos lacked proper lighting resulting in graininess. This can be remedied by using the LED flash available on the back side. However, the LED flash is not very powerful and images taken with LED turned on had a yellowish tint. 

Also, some photos were not properly focused when taken indoors due to which they came out blurred. In the 8MP front camera department, it produces really good selfies, however there is no beautify mode for face smoothening so users have to rely on their own skills for making themselves look better in selfies. 

On switching from rear camera to front camera, the device takes roughly 3-4 seconds which isn't much but still noticeable.

When playing graphics intensive games like PUBG Mobile , I found that the game ran smoothly without any lags or frame drops. This was really good to see as Redmi devices are usually not very gaming-friendly. 

Another good thing about the device is that it comes with 6/8GB LPDDR4x (+3GB Virtual) RAM and 64/128GB UFS 2.2 ROM which should be enough for most people. 

The battery on the device is a 5000mAh unit and it lasted for around 8 hours on a single charge while using the device for normal tasks like browsing the internet, watching videos, playing games etc. 

The phone also supports 33W Fast Charging which can fully charge the device in around 1 hour and 45 minutes. 

The Redmi Note 11T runs on MIUI 12.5 which has been customized by Xiaomi to run on Android 11 and it is currently in beta with a stable update expected soon. 

We did find some bugs and inconsistencies in the software like the settings app crashing (which can be fixed if we flashed an updated version of MIUI) but otherwise, the interface ran smoothly without any noticeable lags or frame drops which is good for a beta build of MIUI.

The device came out to be really good at this price range and offers immense value for money especially when taking its camera capabilities into consideration . 

It's battery life was also decent enough to last for around 8 hours on a single charge. The only downside of the device was that it sometimes takes quite some time to switch between rear and front camera.

 It is still running on Android 11 which has some optimizations for better gaming performance so you can play games like PUBG Mobile without any issues. If your budget is around $200 then this should be one of the devices that can give you a tough competition in terms of mid range smartphones.

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