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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra Review In Photos: Why Would You Buy A Flagship When You Can Get A Superphone?

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra wants to be known as an Android superphone. And it indeed is an Android superphone. The specs, design, photography prowess and performance are top notch.

Tech | | May 4, 2021, 1:30 pm
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1/ 5
 The Mi 11 Ultra has personality. The review unit that we have here is the white colour option and you have the option of a more conventional black colour too. The ceramic finish looks really cool, and the colour choices are aptly called Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. It is a large phone, but that you’d have expected considering an Android superphone must have a big display real estate to show off. There’s Corning Gorilla Glass Victus joining in on the fun with the metal. You’re paying for a superphone, and you’ll get the best possible material to interface with every time you pick up or hold the Mi 11 Ultra. There is something really likeable about the design, particularly in white colour. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

The Mi 11 Ultra has personality. The review unit that we have here is the white colour option and you have the option of a more conventional black colour too. The ceramic finish looks really cool, and the colour choices are aptly called Ceramic White and Ceramic Black. It is a large phone, but that you’d have expected considering an Android superphone must have a big display real estate to show off. There’s Corning Gorilla Glass Victus joining in on the fun with the metal. You’re paying for a superphone, and you’ll get the best possible material to interface with every time you pick up or hold the Mi 11 Ultra. There is something really likeable about the design, particularly in white colour. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

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2/ 5
 That large camera module will most certainly divide opinion. The cameras mean business. The trio of cameras is led by a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 sensor that’s 1/1.12-inch in size with f/1.9 aperture, 4-into-1 pixel binning tech, and optical image stabilization. This is accompanied by the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 ultrawide camera and another 48-megapixel telephoto camera that does 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and up to 120x digital zoom. In fact, the GN2 that I’ve just mentioned, gets its debut in the Mi 11 Ultra. This is by far the most advanced camera system on a Mi phone till now. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

That large camera module will most certainly divide opinion. The cameras mean business. The trio of cameras is led by a 50-megapixel Samsung GN2 sensor that’s 1/1.12-inch in size with f/1.9 aperture, 4-into-1 pixel binning tech, and optical image stabilization. This is accompanied by the 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 ultrawide camera and another 48-megapixel telephoto camera that does 5x optical zoom, 10x hybrid zoom and up to 120x digital zoom. In fact, the GN2 that I’ve just mentioned, gets its debut in the Mi 11 Ultra. This is by far the most advanced camera system on a Mi phone till now. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

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3/ 5
 A phone with two displays! Yes, that is true. Essentially, this is the screen from a Mi fitness band, but here, it adds the sort of coolness that other phones haven’t come around to. It is 1.1-inch in size in full colour and serves as a screen for telling you there is a new notification for you in case you like to keep your phone face down, can have cool wallpapers and can be used to tell you exactly how a selfie looks in case you fancy using the primary camera system at the back. It is not large enough and neither is it meant to let you read or reply to notifications from there nor can it be used for additional tasks at this time. It is limited but it is very cool. That astronaut wallpaper, in particular, is just very cute. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

A phone with two displays! Yes, that is true. Essentially, this is the screen from a Mi fitness band, but here, it adds the sort of coolness that other phones haven’t come around to. It is 1.1-inch in size in full colour and serves as a screen for telling you there is a new notification for you in case you like to keep your phone face down, can have cool wallpapers and can be used to tell you exactly how a selfie looks in case you fancy using the primary camera system at the back. It is not large enough and neither is it meant to let you read or reply to notifications from there nor can it be used for additional tasks at this time. It is limited but it is very cool. That astronaut wallpaper, in particular, is just very cute. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

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4/ 5
 Under the hood is the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip with 12GB RAM to go with that. This chip really takes the game forward compared with the predecessor, the Snapdragon 865 series. There are advantages of the new 5nm architecture. Then there is the fast UFS 3.1 storage which offers really quick data and write speeds which further speeds up performance. What you essentially have is a phone that doesn’t slow down, will not slow down and runs the most powerful chip right now for Android smartphones. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

Under the hood is the latest and greatest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chip with 12GB RAM to go with that. This chip really takes the game forward compared with the predecessor, the Snapdragon 865 series. There are advantages of the new 5nm architecture. Then there is the fast UFS 3.1 storage which offers really quick data and write speeds which further speeds up performance. What you essentially have is a phone that doesn’t slow down, will not slow down and runs the most powerful chip right now for Android smartphones. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

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5/ 5
 The MIUI 12 experience is pretty much the same as other Mi and most Redmi phones. Consistency is good, and that should be handy for a Xiaomi phone user who has decided to splash the cash for the Mi 11 Ultra. But there are ads that you'll come across at multiple times. Simply put, ads on a phone are intrusive, invasive and very rough diversions in the usage experience. Top that off, a smartphone that costs Rs 69,999 and claims to be an Android superphone, should not have any ads. Period. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

The MIUI 12 experience is pretty much the same as other Mi and most Redmi phones. Consistency is good, and that should be handy for a Xiaomi phone user who has decided to splash the cash for the Mi 11 Ultra. But there are ads that you'll come across at multiple times. Simply put, ads on a phone are intrusive, invasive and very rough diversions in the usage experience. Top that off, a smartphone that costs Rs 69,999 and claims to be an Android superphone, should not have any ads. Period. (Image: Vishal Mathur / News18)

  • First Published: May 4, 2021, 1:30 pm

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