Redmi Note 11 Long-term Review – Still Worth It?

Redmi Note 11 was launched in Pakistan in February. It had a starting price of 34,999 for the 4GB+128GB variant. This is the variant we have been using for the past 4.5 months. Due to inflation, the official retail prices went up. However, you can still find a good discount in the offline market. Firstly, here is a recap of the specifications of the device.

Specifications

The Redmi Note 11 comes with a 6.43″ FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The dimensions of the phone measure 159.87mm x 73.87mm x 8.09mm and it weighs 179g. Xiaomi opted for Snapdragon 680 for the Note 11. It comes with up to 6GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. It also has the RAM expansion feature. Moreover, it has dual stereo speakers and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and there is an AI face unlock feature too.

Furthermore, the Note 11 packs a 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. You can also expand storage up to 1TB while using two SIM Cards in Note 11. In addition, you get NFC, IP53 splash resistance, and an IR blaster. It has a 50MP main, 8MP ultra-wide, 2MP macro, and a depth sensor. The selfie shooter is a 13MP lens.Redmi Note 11

Design

Redmi Note 11 has an all-out plastic build. The frame as well as the back is in a matte finish. Moreover, the device feels great in hand due to the matte finish and flat frame. The size is also very comfortable. In addition, the weight is also well-balanced.

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Performance

The performance of the phone has been average. There are some casual stutters when using the phone in general. However, it will take you through your daily tasks except gaming. Browsing, content viewing, and using social media work well on the device. However, during games like COD or PUBG, you won’t get a pleasant experience. Therefore, don’t buy this if you do more than casual gaming.

Display

The display is one of the biggest selling points of the device. Content viewing is a pleasant experience and the overall quality of the OLED panel is great. Bezels around the display are minimal. Moreover, the 6.4″ size is comfortable to hold as well. Overall, the display is crisp, vibrant, and great to look at even outdoors.

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Battery Experience

Redmi Note 11 has provided a great battery backup. With heavy usage, it has given 7 hours of screen on time on average. Moreover, it has lasted us for more than a day’s use on most occasions. The device charges reasonably fast with the 33W charging brick provided in the box. Overall, the battery life hasn’t been an issue at all.

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Cameras

The camera setup on this device has been average. Don’t get fooled by the number of camera sensors here. Only the 50MP main lens is usable. It gives decent results when there is sufficient light. However, in harsh conditions, this device suffers. The photos come out unbalanced and grainy on most occasions. Moreover, the front camera is also average. This is not a camera-centric device for sure. But you can take usable photos from the 50MP main sensor.

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Redmi Note 11

Redmi Note 11

Redmi Note 11

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Software

The software experience has been surprising. If you disable the ads, the experience has been stable. There haven’t been major bugs or issues. There are some jitters in the UI but not that bad. Moreover, the 90Hz tends to drop to 60Hz while multitasking. There was a lot of bloatware as well. But you can delete that. So, overall, the experience has been a tad above average for the price.

Still Worth It?

In the present market scenario, buying the Redmi Note 11 makes sense. It offers decent value in all aspects. Therefore, you should consider buying this device for under 34K.

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