REVIEW: Xiaomi 11T Pro takes it to the next level!

11T Pro is a step above the 11T, in terms of specs and price. The Xiaomi 11T Pro equips a more powerful chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 as opposed to 11T MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Ultra.

Xiaomi 11T Pro is another of the best sibling phones that Xiaomi launched in the Philippines in the 11T series. It has plenty of power, a decent camera, and a big battery as well as super-fast charging. It offers high-end specs at a mid-range price! that is a “wow”.

11T Pro is a step above the 11T, in terms of specs and price. The Xiaomi 11T Pro equips a more powerful chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 as opposed to 11T MediaTek Dimensity 1200 Ultra. Plus a 120W super-fast charging rather than 67W on 11T. It has Harmon Kardon sound technology that is better for watching videos and playing music. You will get the benefit of 8K video recording but for a regular user, it won’t matter.

It has a Full HD+ 6.67-inch display with a 120HZ refresh rate and 5000mah battery capacity.

UNBOXING. The box is a simple and clean white. When you open the box, you will find the Xiaomi 11T Pro device itself, a USB Type C cable, an insane 120W power brick, warranty, and manual papers, the sim ejector pin, and a free jelly case cover.

DESIGN. The 11T Pro has a shiny brushed metal finish on the back, it is a fingerprint magnet. It marks on the back every time you touch it, a case will solve that problem. The phone is chunky but comfortable to hold or grip.

On the front, there is a hole punch style camera in the middle at the top and a 6.67-inch AMOLED panel with HDR10+ True Color support. It has a brighter display; you can view the screen outside and in direct sunlight. The microphone and a Harmon Kardon speaker are located on the top of the 11T Pro. A power button with a built-in fingerprint scanner is located on the right side, directly below the volume rocker which works well and is well-placed for where your thumb naturally sits on the frame. A Dual SIM slot, a microphone USB-C connector, and a second speaker are all found on the bottom. There is no microSD card slot. There are no buttons on the left side.

DISPLAY. There is a huge 6.67-inch FHD+ screen boasting a 2400x1080p resolution and 1000 nits of maximum brightness combined with HDR10+ support, making this phone ideal for outdoor usage. Due to the 120Hz refresh rate with 480Hz touch sampling rate, every scroll and swipe feels quite effortless. It is also incredibly smooth to use.

The display is shielded by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. At the top center of the display, there is a 16-megapixel selfie camera. Edge-to-edge AMOLED display with a 6.67-inch screen with well-balanced bezels and a beautiful, brilliant appearance with vivid, clear colors. Additionally, you can use adaptive colors based on the local lighting conditions, and you can manually adjust the color temperature to get the precise look you desire in the settings.

PERFORMANCE. The phone equips with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor, with so much processing power, this phone is quick and effective to use, capable of handling mobile games, and allows you to work with many different apps open at once.

This phone not only performs quickly overall, but it also includes Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, allowing you to take full use of the fastest internet connections. The chip handled everything I threw at it with ease, including a ridiculous number of open browser tabs, gaming, and taking photos. I never had any lag or slowdown.

Playing demanding games won’t be an issue and all of the graphic settings are set to high. No stutters or delays. Amazing animation and movement. However, keep in mind that performance throttling will happen if you play for longer than an hour due to a heating issue.

The 11T pro is very responsive and capable of any apps and games you throw at it.

AUDIO. The two speakers with Harman Kardon produce a superb sound that can be turned up loud without sounding tinny; watching movies on this display is a pleasurable experience. The phone’s speakers are loud, clear, and accurate.

BATTERY. With a 5,000mAh battery, the Xiaomi 11T Pro appeared to last forever; I used it intermittently throughout an entire workday and still had some battery in the afternoon. I watched the KDrama video at maximum brightness for two hours to more thoroughly test it, noting how much the battery level dropped. The battery lost 12 percent of its charge throughout that time, indicating a massive overall runtime of almost 17 hours!

You’ll never run out of time to give your phone a quick charge. Thanks to the 120W charger that comes in the package, which took the phone only about 30 minutes to recharge from 0 to 100 percent.

SOFTWARE. The MIUI 12.5 operating system, which is based on Android 11, is installed in default. MIUI 13 is already available for update. New privacy options, a new system typeface, and a ton of interesting wallpapers are just a few of the many new features and performance enhancements that MIUI 13 offers. Although the icons are certainly a touch childish, it is colorful, vibrant, and straightforward. It comes with pre-installed apps like WPS Office and AliExpress that you might feel compelled to remove. However, you also get your Google apps available, which is quite helpful. Some useful supplementary features are also included in this OS, such as Raise to Wake and an Always-On feature that displays the date, time, battery life, and notifications.

CAMERA. 11T Pro has a 108MP wide-angle camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP telephoto camera make up the rear camera system. There is a 16MP front camera for selfies.

The camera setup is excellent all around. With a nice mix of light and dark areas, the camera output can produce vibrant, colorful images. There are some photos doesn’t capture quite as much detail when you zoom in but not a big deal.

A 12MP image (3000 x 4000 pixels) is produced by the 108MP main camera using a 9-in-1 pixel layout. This feature can be helpful if you need to crop in, but you should generally use the 12MP option instead because the image will look nicer and have less haloing.

With a 120-degree field of view, the 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens is perfect for taking pictures of huge landscapes and gatherings of people.

The 5MP tele macro camera has a 2x magnification and a 1.18-inch focusing distance (3cm). You can get creative with the results at this distance, but you’ll need a lot of light to keep the photographs from becoming noisy.

Many features in the camera app could make your photos and videos better. Since you can manually change everything, including the white balance and focus through the ‘More’ option, you can access night mode, time-lapse, panoramic, and video capabilities like vlog mode, a dual video, and a slew of movie effects like magic zoom and time freeze. This gives you both useful and enjoyable creative possibilities.

You can now record video in 8K resolutions. Although it was a little bit of shaky footage, you can rely on it to take clear video without graininess.

CONCLUSION. The Xiaomi 11T Pro is a phone for individuals who value a speedy flagship device with a commendable Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, a 6.67-inch AMOLED big screen, and great 5000mah battery life that will last all day long with insane 120W super-fast charging. Additionally, you get an excellent three-lens camera system that can produce some fantastic shots.

You can now purchase the Xiaomi 11T Pro with 8GB RAM with 128GB storage for a price of PHP 23, 990 only, via the official online store through Lazada or Shopee.

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