DETAILED REVIEW Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G – World’s FIRST Snapdragon 780G Powered Smartphone

this is not only the world’s thinnest 5g smartphone but the world’s first mass-produced smartphone to incorporate qualcomm’s first mid-range 5 nanometer processor technology driven chipset the snapdragon 780 g and it does so at a very low price this is my unboxing an extremely detailed review of xiaomi’s brand spanking new budget friendly device the me 11 lite 5g in which i’ll be comparing it to other devices within the xiaomi family tree as well as testing out its design display cameras software dual stereo speakers 90fps gaming and finally benchmarks we get a type c to headphone jack adapter in the box which means that there is no earphone jack on the phone itself we also get a silicon case and of course the device itself we do indeed get a cable in the box that being a type a to type c cable as well as a 33 watt charging block in the box and yes it can charge at 33 watts so that’s it for the contents of the box thankfully we get everything in there so without further ado let’s go ahead and unwrap this guy this is the truffle black color version of this device you can also pick it up in mint green or citrus yellow you can get it in different colors if you go

for the me 11 light not the 5g model but this is the 5g model it has a better chipset in it and of course 5g capabilities as well i really like this matte black finish at the back it looks very classy underneath the hood we get a 4 250 milliamp hour battery 33 watt charging nfc wi-fi 6 bluetooth 5.2 and ir blaster as well as gorilla glass 6 on the front with a plastic frame and an impact resistant back glass it picks up pretty much no fingerprints much as though we do still get that silicon case in the box not the most incredible case around but it still does the job if need be on day one we have a power button on the right hand side mixed up with a fingerprint sensor a non-split volume rocker and ir blaster on the top as well as dual sim 5g slots over there which can pop in a micro sdxc slot though it replaces some slots too we do have a type c port at the bottom which is 2.0 transfer speeds and we do have dual stereo speakers here one being within the top earpiece the camera module at the back isn’t that hefty a lot smaller than other xiaomi devices around especially the note 10 pro so when it’s on a flat surface it doesn’t really give off much of a wobble effect which is always an extra little bonus and when comparing the design to other xiaomi devices run i really do like the matte black finish at the back very similar to the matte

finish of the flagship me 11 series i’m not the biggest fan of glossy devices and it is so darn thin at 6.81 millimeters and it’s so darn light at 159 grams for the 5g variants and 157 grams for the 4g variants we have a 6.55 inch full hd amoled display with 10 bit color 1 billion colors that is 800 nits of peak brightness 90 hertz refresh rates and 240 hertz touch sampling rate so it’s nice and comfortable in the hand not too large not too small either and when comparing it to other devices around all of them with amoled panels over here the color accuracy is on par with the rest of them and even though it’s not quite as bright on paper i still feel like it is just as bright in reality even when outdoors you can see the white balance is pretty much on point comparing it to all other xiaomi devices around over here the k40 is also known as the poco f3 which recently got announced so you can refer to that one as the poco f3 here on out going forward we do have 90 hertz over here compared to the 120 hertz on the rest of the xiaomi devices and i’ve said it so many times before 90 hertz is the sweet spot at 90 hertz and qhd plus would actually definitely be the sweet spot but since this is such a budget friendly phone we’re missing that feature over here we have a couple other settings that we can tweak with such as a color reproduction within the settings as well as brightness and of course there is dark mode as well which you can use to dim your wallpaper when enabled or keep it bright if you’d like and we can also use it within third-party apps and of

course all first-party apps as well we can also enable the always-on display thanks to this being an amoled panel over here and we get all the nice little animations when using the always on display like the kaleidoscope that you see over there with xiaomi devices they’re all here and the color shifting one throughout time which is great but unfortunately no under display fingerprint sensor something that xiaomi is shifting to here is the oxide fingerprint sensor within its budget friendly devices it is pretty much exactly the same as all recently released budget friendly xiaomi devices and it is nice and snappy i must say they have done a superb job with this oxide fingerprint sensor it’s even a little bit snappier than the me11 one which is optical underneath the display we also have 2d face unlock it is not very secure though it is still on par in terms of speed compared to its xiaomi brothers and cousins over here doing a great job in terms of unlocking your device rapidly but slightly less secure than using the fingerprint sensor at the front we do have a 20 megapixel selfie snapper and the mi 11 light 4g version only has 16 megapixels selfies come up nice crisp and clear and there is minimal edge detection when it comes to taking portrait shots this is tech neck recording a 1080p at 60 frames per second selfie video on the brand new xiaomi mi 11 lite 5g yes that’s right it can record 1080p at 60 frames per second that is the max no 4k but thankfully we do have 60fps if you heard anything in the background it was some tweeting birds at the back we have a 64 megapixel main sensor which is laid with six layers of plastic it has an aperture of f 1.79 and can be been down to 16 megapixels and we also have an 8 megapixel ultrawide sensor and of course a 5

megapixel tiller macro lens while the ultra wide sensor isn’t the best i’ve seen the main 64 megapixel shot looks great putting it down using ai looks even better with colors popping everywhere we can also zoom in with the 64 megapixel main and we can zoom in with it binned and enabled ai over here which looks even better five times digital zoom doesn’t look the best and 10 times is the max zoom which isn’t very good if you ask me we do have that macro sensor and it does a great job nice up close and personal and of course we can also get an ai enabled portrait effect here which does a pretty great job with barely any edge detection whatsoever we do have a 4k at 30fps video recording using the backhand and we have a gyro electronic image stabilization here things are nice stable and steady unfortunately no 60fps option for 4k though we do have it for 1080p we also have 1080p at 30fps using an ai mode over here still using electronic image stabilization it makes the colors pop a little bit more though i don’t think the detail is quite there as without using the artificial intelligence you can also record at ultrawide though it is capped at 1080p and 30fps i would have liked to have seen this at 60fps since the selfie can even record at 60fps the ultrawide should as well ultrawide can also shoot with ai enabled keeping things at 30fps making the colors pop even more once again steady video mode is another option over here and enabling that it is capped at 30 fps once more but it keeps things nice and steady it does dip in quality and color once you are in the phone you’re welcome to xiaomi’s miui 12.

Unfortunately no miui 12.5 as of right now but we should be getting an upgrade on this device relatively soon so stay tuned for that one miui 12 is like we’ve come to know and love in the past year it has all the great features that you’ve come to enjoy such as multitasking as well as having those little mini windows and floating windows doing things on the fly all at once and the snapdragon 780 chipset is no slouch so it doesn’t sweat whatsoever when doing all these crazy things just jumping between your different screens when using the software and of course we also get welcomed to those great xiaomi wallpapers from miui 12 as well as those amazing super wallpapers such as the red planet one over here which has a three-phase transition we also have google rooted straight into the settings with play store on the home screen as soon as you boot it up for the first time and we can use google assistant as well as these haptics being absolutely superb we also have dual stereo speakers here paired with xiaomi’s sound effects but how does it compete against the redmi note 10 pro and xiaomi mi 11.

wind blade what do we have here the snapdragon 780 g chipset is the star of the show here it is supposedly 40 faster than its previous generation snapdragon 765 g chipset remember the mi 11 lite 4g version is running on a snapdragon 732 g so if you want this wonderfully new five nanometer tech driven chipset the 780 you’re going to have to opt for the me11 light 5g like i have over here running gentian impact with absolute max settings does a superb job remember the game is capped at 60fps and we’re getting around a 4243 fps most of the time which is fantastic for a mid-range chip but remember it’s quite beefy for what it is they saying that it’s pretty much on par with last year’s flagship chipsets and running pubg mobile no 90fps option though that is limited to smooth graphics we want the best graphics that we can get which limits the game to 60 fps and we’re sitting at a rock solid 60 which is great bullet force is another game that has no frames per second cap and we’re getting a solid 90 fps and this game is quite demanding and taxing in terms of gpu another game that has an unlimited frame rate is dead trigger 2 also sitting at a nice and steady 90 frames per second always good to see straight out of the box the snapdragon 888 processing chip the flagship one from qualcomm this year was struggling a bit with many of these games hitting the unlimited frames per second cap

over there and real racing is one of them on this phone that cannot quite reach 90 fps but i’m pretty sure the devs will fix that in the coming weeks so how does that snapdragon 780 g chipset score in a couple benchmarks first we’re going to check out the battery percentage as well as its degrees in celsius at the start and we’ll compare this at the end we’re going to be rocking antutu version 9 over here for the second time on my channel the last one was my previous unboxing we’ll compare them at the end to other smartphone chips around within its same price segments we’re running geekbench 5.3.2 over here but like many xiaomi devices before it keeps crashing so i couldn’t get a result of here i’ll be sharing the online results and of course we have 3dmark wildlife which i did manage to get through battery drain at the end went eight percent down and got a rating of 16.2 milliamp hours per minutes which is fantastic not to mention it kept pretty cool only adding 7.8 degrees in celsius when it comes to antutu version 9 results we got a massive score of 525 664 points which is well above its previous generation chipsets like i mentioned it kept crashing when trying to run geekbench 5.3.2 but i did see an online score of 862 single core and 2209 multicore which once again trumps its predecessor chips and last but not least 3dmark wildlife is very taxing in the gpu department and with that wonderful new adreno 642 integrated gpu we’re getting an fps county of 18.8 which makes it 50 percent better than last year’s snapdragon 765g the

xiaomi mi 11 lite 5g is a fantastic device for its price it has a premium matte black finish layered within impact resistant back glass a familiar looking camera setup that takes crispy clear main stills but falls short with ultrawide and zoom shots which in turn is forgiven at this price point it is the thinnest and lightest phone i have ever tested at just 6.81 millimeters and 159 grams respectively and when you flip it over you are welcomed to a comfortably sized screen at 6.55 inches which still packs a punch with vibrant 10-bit color on an amoled display not to mention it has a silky smooth 90 hertz refresh rate which when paired with the almighty 5 nanometer snapdragon 780g chipset runs games at a true flagship level but it’s not alone amongst many others within the xiaomi family tree and while the recently released redmi note 10 pro boasts in camera and battery it can’t compete with the performance of the mi 11 lite 5g not to mention its 5g capabilities and the redmi k40 pro is a worthy contender but it’s currently only available in mainland china the redmi k40 aka poco f3 drops the ball in the camera department but boasts in extra performance which may prove more favorable for some but bear in mind it is running on older 7 nanometer architecture performance is also a strong suit for the flagship me 11 alongside better optics a qhd display and wireless charging but let’s not forget how much more expensive it is compared to its little brother its little brother being the me 11 lite 5g is a fantastic device filled with all the goodies you could ask for packed into a slim and light bulb making it one of my favorite mid-range smartphones of 2021 you

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