An affordable phone start for 2022 with generous specs

The Redmi series of line up is known to be one of the beloved series from Xiaomi that pretty much focuses on bringing in certain flagship specs and features towards a much affordable pricetag towards the users to enjoy.

This round we will look at the Redmi Note 11, a phone that is more budget oriented and lets dive into the review.

Do take note that there are 4 models that is launched, the Note 11, Note 11s, Note 11 Pro and Note 11 Pro 5G, all which carries in the same language design with different upgrade in certain specifications on the table.


The Redmi Note 11 design is built on an all plastic design candybar look starting with its back that really matches the sleek and youth feeling with its smooth plastic touch over including the sides part of the phone. As a smartphone that targets affordability, the overall design still looks great to hold at first glance at the same time easy to take care as the whole construction of the phone is based on a non glossy material. Overall material wise is satisfiying and should be able to withstand any light drops and if it has stains especially over the display, a soft cloth should solve your problem.

The Redmi Note 11 comes with the following :
– The Redmi Note 11 Phone
– USB A to C Cable
– 33w Fast Charger
– Soft Case
– Quick Start Guide/User Manual

As a budget tier entry device, it is basically the best you have when buy the phone and to get things started, however no headphones, or converters is provided and you can always utilise the headphone jack with any of your headphones or just get any Bluetooth TWS.

Continuing on the sides, on the right hand side, there is a power button which also doubles as a fingerprint scanner and Volume UP/Down buttons while on the left side there is a SIM Card/MicroSD card slot. The bottom portion houses the microphone, USB C slot for data and charging and a bottom firing speaker. Over on the top part of the phone there is a microphone, infra-red sensor, a speaker and the 3.5mm headphone jack.

The Redmi Note 11 comes in three colors, Graphite Gray, Twilight Blue and Pearl White which carries the weight of 172 Grams. Overall the weight and its form factor is suited for most users when using the phone without issues with the rounded edge modern design.

Display & Audio

Over the display side of view, the Redmi Note 11 is powered by a 6.43 Inch FHD+ AMOLED screen up to 90Hz which brings vibrant display towards the affordable segment with density up to 409PPI that does not disappoint anyone. If you love to watch movies and listen music with the phone this will be a good choice for you as it is equipped with a pair of stereo speakers on top and bottom of the device with video streaming up to 1080P. Browsing and social media with it is business as usual with up to 90FPS.


When it comes to the camera portion, the Redmi Note 11 rear camera consists of one 50MP camera with PDAF, one 8MP ultrawide camera, 2MP macro lens and 2MP Depth Sensor, followed by a single LED flash. Pictures taken were clear during day with good amount of light and clarity produced on each picture. However during night shots, it came out with a passable results with noise sometimes . The selfie images are bright and good during day time as well which is powered by a 13MP wide angle shooter.

A few shots were taken over different modes as above and the result truly works well. A sample of 10x zoom, normal and automatic shots taken were balanced and based on the overall camera setup, I am happy with it. Besides that other modes such as Macro shots mode are also supported over the rear camera.

On video recording you get support up to 1080P at 30FPS, stutters are visible while recording but it’s with average at best details during recording but over to the 1080P recording portions so far, if based on the expected budget level, this is definitely above best.


Performance portion under the hood, the Redmi Note 11 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G Octa-Core Processor, up to 128GB of internal storage and 6GB of RAM with Android 11 enhanced by the new MIUI 13 that improved quite abit from the previous MIUI 12, bringing fluidity on the overall user experience and interface. Call quality test is clear thanks to the inclusion of VOLTE & WOWIFI that is supported on all Telco Carrier. The phone does come with full 4G connectivity support average tested at 180Mbps, WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5. Testing over WiFi connection gets up to an average of 433MBPS local transfer speeds, ensuring blazing fast speed for social media upload and streaming.

Over to the gaming side, basically this phone will perform well on games such as Mobile Legends and Call of Duty Mobile with low mix medium settings applied and with such good lightweight feel on it.

Above is the Benchmark performance, which delivers an average scores on each of the test between its graphics, and processor performance. The Redmi Note 11 is suitable for those seeking for a affordable range performing phones which is also suited for most eSports titles and even to an extent, setting low graphics on Genshin Impact can be played quite comfortably.

Battery performance wise, you will get around 9 hours of it, a mix of calls, surfing, email, streaming, and a few Call Of Duty matches. Turning on the battery saving mode under 20% will get you around extra 3.5 hours of conservative usage. The Redmi Note 11 comes with a 33W fast charger built in 5000mAH capacity battery, which will charge up the phone to 50% from 10% in around 35min average. 


ProcessorQualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)
GraphicAdreno 610
Display6.43 inch AMOLED 90Hz, 1080 x 2400
CameraRear :
50 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), PDAF
8 MP, f/2.2, 118˚ (ultrawide)
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
Front :
13 MP, f/2.4, (wide)
RAM/Storage64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Dedicated MicroSD Card Expansion
Battery5000mAh with fast charging, 33w Charger included
OS + UIAndroid 11 + MIUI 13 with GMS
Connectivity WIFI AC (2.4/5Ghz), Bluetooth 5, GPS
PriceNot yet officially announced

Verdict & Conclusion 

The Redmi Note 11 is a device that is generally for those who are seeking for an affordable range 4G phone with a candy bar form factor that is easy to use, great for youth on a budget with good camera setup for all your social media shots waiting to be uploaded with acceptable speeds. This phone can be recommended towards everyone with the reason above and we cant wait for the price announcement.


  • Lightweight Balanced Phone
  • AMOLED display
  • Dedicated MicroSD Card Slot
  • Good battery standby capacity


  • No NFC support
  • Sometimes noise visible on certain camera shots

Pricing and availability

As of this writing of the review, we still dont have the final announced price, but we will be expecting availability from the month of February 2022 onwards.

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