Xiaomi 11T Pro review: the future of the battery is now

You have noticed ? No ? This high-end Xiaomi is no longer called “Mi” and it is the first of its kind. We must therefore say Xiaomi 11T Pro and not Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro. So of course, with regard to the nomenclature of Chinese we are very happy to see a small simplification, but that could have waited for the Xiaomi 12, right? Because in fact this Xiaomi 11T Pro is a revamped version of the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi Mi 11i. Do you follow us? No ? Alright, Xiaomi, we’re giving up with you guys;)

Brief presentation …

This Xiaomi 11T Pro has a flat panel, a punch and looks like the one on the Xiaomi Mi 11i. Why the hell to release another “11” only a few months after this first revision of the Mi 11? The answer: a quick load of craziness to make commercials. And the best part is that they are not even false, but we will see that in the autonomy part… As with the rest of the “11” series, we are dealing with a very classy smartphone with noble materials. : aluminum and glass even if it is not ideal for fingerprints. The screen has the latest Gorilla Victus shockproof glass, on the other hand there is no jack, no waterproofing (IP53 only), no wireless charging and no micro SD card slot. The device weighs only 204 g on the scale and is almost forgotten in the pocket. On the other hand, the sound is excellent with or without headphones: a real plus for multimedia.

Screen and SoC: the best!

Let’s go back to the screen a bit. This is a beautiful 6.67-inch (16.9 cm) OLED panel compatible with Dolby Vision refreshed to 120 Hz (adaptive) with a definition of 2400 x 1080 pixels. An almost perfect experience for those who prefer flat screens, even if, as usual, it will be necessary to look for the display settings to obtain a la carte colorimetry. Xiaomi really offers beautifully crafted screens. On the performance side, it is once again flawless with the Snapdragon 888 here with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The latest games are really spinning the balloons and you will never make it slow down. The heating is slightly felt in intensive use, but nothing prohibitive.

Photo side: a jewel and two medium modules

The 11T Pro does not offer a telephoto lens, but an almost useless macro module (like all lenses of this type), an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle and the classic of the house: the 108 megapixel f / 1.75 which captures by default at 12 MP (pixel binning with grouping of pixels by 9 in 3 × 3). The latter is excellent. Xiaomi masters this sensor perfectly even if we can feel the “Samsung effect” with a pronounced treatment. The portraits are beautiful as are the landscapes, even when the light is not optimal. Feel free to switch to 108 megapixel mode for well-lit scenes, it’s a feast for the eyes. At night the camera holds its place with photos which are certainly a little noisy, but very usable. All it takes is a little light to achieve very good results. It is at the level of Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Galaxy Z Fold3, OnePlus 9 Pro or Sony Xperia 1 III. On the other hand, the ultra wide-angle disappoints a little. Well exposed, there is no problem, but the lack of sharpness is felt when the light goes down. At night it’s really not great. We have certainly seen worse, but at this price it is disappointing. After that, do we really use this ultra wide-angle night mode a lot? The front-end module does the job: nothing to say, neither good nor bad. Note that the 11T Pro can shoot in 8K at 30 fps, but this very power-hungry and heat-generating mode is limited to 5 minutes. As often, it will be necessary to privilege the 4K 60 fps which is excellent. It’s a real smartphone for videographers (don’t forget to opt for the 256 GB version if this is your case, because we remind you that there is no micro SD slot). MIUI 12 offers a lot of cool little effects for fun.

The fastest charge in the West!

A 120 Hz screen and a Snapdragon 888 are not the best allies of batteries. However, the Xiaomi 11T Pro does justice to the brand with very good battery life. Only intense gaming, photo or video sessions lower the gauge well and this is seen even more if you shoot in 8K. The device can last a day or even two while being careful, but what makes the strength of this 11T Pro is its magical 120W “HyperCharge”. This is actually a trick since the device has 2 batteries of 2500 mAh which are recharged independently in 60 W thanks to the adapter and the supplied cable. Xiaomi promised a full charge from 0 to 100% in 17 minutes, but we flashed it at 19:41. Less than 20 minutes for a full charge is an achievement! It’s a whole new way of looking at charging your device and it’s hard to get back to a “normal” device after using the 11T Pro for 3 weeks. When we compare this “magic” load with the latest products from Samsung or Google, we can only see the advance that this represents for Chinese. The heating is contained: it will just be necessary to see if in the long run the batteries hold up, because there is no “quiet” mode at 20 W for the night, for example.

Our verdict:

The Xiaomi 11T Pro is a device that doesn’t really have any flaws. Even if the ultra-wide-angle sensor could have been better and the macro lens is anecdotal, it is very good in photos and videos, with a beautiful screen while being very powerful. The endurance is in the high average of the devices under Snapdragon 888, but what makes its strength is its fast charge. A new step has been taken in recharging since we can go from 8% to 100% the time of a shower. This is clearly what makes this device so strong and if the 120W load catches your eye, you can go for it, because the Xiaomi Mi 11T Pro is clearly at the top of the basket.

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Tests taken

Xiaomi 11T Pro technical characteristics

► Dimensions:
Height: 164.1 mm
Width: 76.9 mm
Thickness: 8.8mm
► Screen: AMOLED 6.67 inch (16.9 cm) 120 Hz
► Weight: 204 g
► Battery: 5000 mAh with 120 W load
► OS: Android 11 + MIUI 12.5
► Memory: 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM + 128 GB or 256 UFS 3.1 storage
► Connectivity:
802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax Wi-Fi
Usb-c
Fingerprint sensor under the screen
Bluetooth 5.2
NFC
5G
Dual-SIM (or nano SIM + microSD)

► Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8 cores (2.84 GHz max)
► GPU: Adreno 660
► Camera: Main sensor 108 megapixels (f / 1.75), ultra wide-angle 8 MP (120 ° – f / 2.2), telemacro 5 MP (f / 2.4) + a 16 MP (f / 2.45) in front.
► Resolution: 395 DPI
► Definition: 2400 x 1080 pixels
► Video: 8K at 30 fps, 4K at 60 fps, or 1080p at 60 fps
► Release date: September 2021
► Site: https://www.mi.com/fr/xiaomi-11t-pro/

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The notes of the Xiaomi 11T Pro:

  • Performance – 9/10
  • Design – 8/10
  • Screen – 9/10
  • Photo – 8/10
  • Autonomy – 10/10
  • Price quality – 8/10

8.7 / 10

Most :

► A load from another planet!
► Beautiful screen and powerful SoC
► Very convincing main photo lens

The lessers :

► Unnecessary macro lens
► Not waterproof

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