The Mi 11: Hot outta’ the box, could get hotter!

Published March 11, 2021, 7:03 PM

by Edgard Hilario

Create movie magic with this content creator’s dream smartphone

Xiaomi’s Mi 11 series, based on their track record of one release after another, is all about upgrades en route to a higher flagship level. And Xiaomi’s most recent offering from that notable series is proof that all good things can only get better — with the right tweaks and turns, of course.

We’ve just recently got hold of the newly launched Mi 11 and our very first impression was, well, impressive. 

And we’re impressed this early by only just considering the special Mi 11 features that comes with the unboxed Xiaomi loaner.

Xiaomi’s Mi 11 rightfully earns the flagship tag, it being the first to brandish a Snapdragon 888 processor for smoother performance and gaming. We’re talking here of a chipset to boost  that WQHD + 120Hz 6.81” AMOLED screen, another Xiaomi bragging point.

Xiaomi says it loud and proud, the Mi 11 packs a truly juiced up 4,600mAh battery with 55W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. We predict your phone will be topped up in 53 minutes, while wired charging would clock just 45 minutes. Juice up to full power, and discover the many wonders of this smartphone.

Movie Magic in Your Pocket

Xiaomi’s new Mi 11 is fully armed with 108MP main camera (with OIS), a 13MP ultra-wide shooter (123-degree field of view), and a 5MP telephoto macro lens, with tricks like 8K recording and a night video mode.

Sample shot with the Mi 11’s 108MP camera

And then there’s you, the creative artist you’ve always wanted to be, aided by these:

• Six One Click Ai Camera Features: Mi 11 features six one-click AI cinema features that make artsy shooting a breeze.

    o Magic Zoom – lets you create background only zoom to change perception

    o Time Freeze – lets you isolate and freeze just part of your video

    o Parallel World – gives you a two-sided view of your scene

    o Freeze Frame – lets you create and catch up with moving clones

    o Night Time-lapse – simplifies long shots

    o Slow Shutter – lets you create unique artistic blurs

We say magic, but you can say tricks. The Mi 11’s 8 Cinematic Video Filters lets you create various moods for your shoots. There’s a Summer filter for low contrast, a soft bright film style perfect for sunny outdoor scenes and Mystery commonly used in movies and suitable for contrasting night time and city scenes. 

Sample shot with the Mi 11’s 108MP camera

Other professionally tuned filters specially selected for Xiaomi’s Mi 11 for the more creative you includes:

    o Fantasy – A common film styling. Suitable for soft light environments like cloudy days 

    o Tango – Highly saturated film tones, high contrast. Suitable for scenes with rich colors and high contrast

    o Slumber – Dark tones, soft contrast. Suitable for softly lit indoors, early mornings or evenings 

    o Lime – Classic movie colors, strong contrast between cold and warm. Suitable for colorful and natural environments. 

    o Bleach Bypass – High contrast, low saturation film texture. Suitable for most scenarios

    o Carman – Medium contrast brownish-yellow tone. Suitable for nature, bright outdoor, and warm living environments

More Magic 

The Mi 11 features a premium 120Hz 6.81” AMOLED DotDisplay, offering one of the best screens on the market that has received an A+ rating as well as a best display award from DisplayMate. Xiaomi’s most advanced display shines with its WQHD+ ultra-high resolution, and 10-bit color technology allows for clearer and smoother color transitions.

A selfie using the Mi 11’s front camera with Night Mode on.

The Mi 11 delivers supreme cinematic audio, touting Harmon Kardon professionally tuned dual speakers.

Cinematic Display + Audio equals videos taken with the phone are viewed only on the best screen. Like we say, magic.

Pricing and Availability

The Mi 11 comes in 8GB-256GB variant — get yours now for only P36,990 starting March 13. It will be available at Xiaomi official stores on Lazada and Shopee and at Authorized Mi Stores and other official retailers nationwide. The Mi 11 will come in two color options: Midnight Gray and Horizon Blue.

Specs

Display
6.81-inch AMOLED
20:9 aspect ratio
120Hz
WQHD+
HDR10+
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
Adreno 660 GPU
Memory
8GB LPDDR5 RAM
Storage
128GB/256GB
Battery
4,600mAh
55W wired charging
50W wireless charging
55W charger in box
Camera
Rear:
Main: 108MP, f/1.85, 1/1.33-in sensor, OIS
Ultra-Wide: 13MP, f/2.4, 123-degree FoV
Telephoto macro: 5MP, f/2.4, 3cm to 10cm range

Front:
Selfie: 20MP f/2.2, punch-hole cutout
Connectivity
Bluetooth 5.2
Wi-Fi 6
5G
Dimensions
164.3 x 74.6 x 8.06mm
Weight
196g

 
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