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Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Hands-On

Xiaomi recently launched in the Philippines the Mi 11 Lite. It’s one of the newest members of the large Mi 11 Series, packing a 6.55-inch screen with a 90Hz refresh rate, Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G, triple-rear cameras, and 4,250mAh battery. Check out our initial thoughts below.

Although tagged as “Lite” and has a plastic frame, the device still looks and feels premium. The back panel is made of glass, which, as expected, is a fingerprint magnet, so we highly suggest using the case included in the package if you want to keep it clean. From this angle, we’ll find its camera module, the Xiaomi Branding, and some labels.

Situated on the right are its volume buttons and sleep/wake button that also acts as a fingerprint scanner.

At the top are the IR blaster and secondary microphone.

Found at the bottom are the loudspeaker, USB Type-C port, main microphone, and a hybrid dual SIM card slot.

Upfront, we have the 6.55-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and Full HD+ resolution which is equal to 402PPI. It has a hole punch on the upper right for the selfie camera. For protection, it is equipped with Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The display has relatively slim bezels which make the viewing experience immersive. The quality is superb, with rich and punchy colors with deep blacks. It is also bright at 800 nits, so using the Mi 11 Lite under direct sunlight isn’t a big problem.

Going back to the cameras, we have three cameras at the back consisting of a 64MP F1.8 main, 8MP F2.2 ultrawide, and 5MP F2.4 macro. For selfies, we have a 16MP F2.5 shooter. Check out these sample photos.

Powering the Mi 11 Lite is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G chipset with an Adreno 618 GPU, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage. So far, everything is running smoothly but we’ll know more as we go through our review process, which includes gaming using graphics-intensive titles.

Providing power to the Mi 11 Lite is a 4,250mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. For the software, it runs on Android 11 skinned with MIUI 12.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite is priced at PHP 14,990 and is available in Boba Black, Peach Pink, Bubblegum Blue. You can now get this device through Mi Authorized Stores and partner retailers nationwide, as well as official Lazada and Shopee stores. Stay tuned for our full review.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite specs:
6.55-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED DotDisplay
90Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling rate
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
TUV Rheinland Certification
HDR10 support
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G
128GB UFS 2.2 storage
Triple rear cameras:
• 64MP F1.79 (main)
• 8MP F2.2 (ultra-wide)
• 5MP F2.4 (macro)
16MP front camera
Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 5.1
Dual speakers
Hi-res Audio Certification, Hi-res Audio Wireless certification
3.5mm headphone jack
Fingerprint scanner (side)
4,250mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging
Boba Black, Peach Pink, Bubblegum Blue

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