Xiaomi 11T Pro Review: A Solid Performer at the Right Price – Gadgets 360
Xiaomi’s Mi 10T Pro was announced in India back in September 2020. It was a solid, premium smartphone packed with features and impressive hardware. Well over a year later, Xiaomi has finally come up with a successor. Like most of Xiaomi’s recent premium and mid-range devices, this new smartphone drops the “Mi” brand and is simply called the Xiaomi 11T Pro.
Going solely by its specs, it’s clear that the Xiaomi 11T Pro is a significant upgrade over the Mi 10T Pro (Review), but at the same time, it is very similar to the lower-priced Mi 11X Pro. The Xiaomi 11T Pro has an AMOLED panel which supports Dolby Vision, an updated Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC, and 120W charging. These hardware features also make the 11T Pro stand out from competing premium smartphones in the sub-Rs. 40,000 price segment. But is it an all-rounder? Let’s find out.
Xiaomi 11T Pro price in India
The Xiaomi 11T Pro is available in three variants and three finishes. There’s a base variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, priced at Rs. 39,999 in India. This is followed by a variant with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage which is priced at Rs. 41,999, and finally, the top-of-the-line variant has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and is priced at Rs. 43,999. The three finishes are called Moonlight White, Meteorite Black, and Celestial Blue. The 12GB variant is only available in the black and blue finishes. I received the top-end variant with 12GB of RAM in Celestial Blue.
Xiaomi 11T Pro design
Apart from the dazzling, multi-colour rear panel that you get if you choose this finish, the Xiaomi 11T Pro’s design does not really stand out. It’s not slim and light like the Vivo V23 Pro (Review), and it features a flat display. The 11T Pro’s frame doesn’t look as impressive as the metal frame of the iQoo 7 Legend (Review). It’s also heavy at 204g and does not havy an official IP rating, unlike its closest sibling, the Mi 11X Pro.
What I liked about this phone’s design is that it’s comfortable to hold and easy to grip thanks to the matte-finished glass back and polycarbonate mid-frame. The Corning Gorilla Gorilla Victus scratch-resistant glass on the front and rear did not pick up fingerprints easily during the review period either. The 6.67-inch AMOLED panel features a hole-punch cutout for the selfie camera and has relatively thin bezels all around.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro has a side-mounted fingerprint reader which worked reliably in day-to-day use. Given that the phone is quite chunky, it’s not surprising that the camera module does not protrude by much despite featuring a 108-megapixel sensor. The box includes a 120W charger, a USB cable, a Type-C to 3.5mm adapter, and a transparent TPU case.
Xiaomi 11T Pro specifications and software
The Xiaomi 11T Pro features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC which is used by several smartphones at around this price point. The 11T Pro has LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, but with no slot for expanding it. The phone supports multiple 5G bands with dual-5G standby. It also supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, NFC, and the usual satellite navigation systems. There’s an infrared emitter for controlling appliances. The phone is powered by a 5,000mAh battery which can be charged very quickly using the bundled 120W charger.