Weekly poll: which one of the new Redmi Note 11 models is your favorite?
The new Redmi Note 11 series was unveiled earlier this week and it was already going through a limited sale (an early bird deal with $ 20-30 in discounts). Did you get one? Will you get one when the phones become widely available and which one? We want to know that this week.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G fills a 5G-shaped hole in the Note series. There was a Note 10 5G last year, but it was more of a mid-range offering and not a Pro. It’s Note 11 Pro 5G at least mostly identical to its sibling only 4G, where the main difference is the Snapdragon 695 chipset.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
Compared to last year’s Pro, the 11-series inputs offer a lighter screen charge that is almost twice as fast – the 67W charger (included in the box) needs 15 minutes for a charge of 0-50%.
Redmi Note 11 Pro
One thing that has changed since the 10 Series is the pricing. Redmi Note 10 Pro (Max) started at $ 280 (6 / 64GB), and higher specified models went up to $ 330 (8 / 128GB). The 4G version of 11 Pro starts at $ 300 (6 / 64GB) and goes up to $ 350 (8 / 128GB). And if you want the 5G version instead, add $ 30 on top of those prices.
This is not ideal considering that the Helio G96 chipset inside the Redmi Note 11 Pro (4G) is strictly speaking not faster than the Snapdragon 732G it aims to replace (the GPU is its main weak point). We do not have benchmarks for the Snapdragon 695 yet, and although we are excited to test its power efficiency, we noticed a downgrade – the chip does not support 4K recording, while the 732G (and Note 10 Pro that drive) did. handle 4K at 30 fps.
Redmi Note 11S
Let’s move on to the vanilla series. Its upgrades over the Note 10 models include a higher refresh rate (90 Hz, but still) and new cameras – including the same 108 MP sensor (ISOCELL HM2) as the Pro phones. With 9-in-1 binding, it has a larger effective pixel size for shooting in low light and supports built-in zoom up to 3x.
Redmi Note 11
Surprisingly, prices have dropped, at least in the case of the Redmi Note 11, which starts at $ 180 for a 4 / 64GB device (and this is if you missed the early bird deal) and goes up to $ 230 for a 6 / 64GB 128GB device. Redmi Note 10 started at $ 200 (6 / 64GB).
As for the Redmi Note 11S, this camera upgrade is not cheap – it starts at $ 250 (6 / 64GB) and goes up to $ 300 (8 / 128GB), $ 20 more than the Note 10S at all storage options.
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