Redmi Note 11T 5G review: Jack of all trades
Redmi Note 11T 5G review: Jack of all trades
Heena Gupta / Updated: Dec 13, 2021, 03:01PM IST
Xiaomi recently expanded its Redmi Note 11 series of smartphones with the launch of the Redmi Note 11T 5G in India. This is the latest affordable 5G-enabled smartphone offered by the company. The smartphone succeeds the Redmi Note 10T 5G which the company launched six months ago. The all-new Redmi Note 11T 5G comes with a starting price tag of Rs 16,999 and is powered by a Mediatek Dimensity processor. The handset offers a 90Hz refresh rate display and 33W fast charging. It packs everything that one would want from a decent smartphone. We used this latest Xiaomi offering for some time and here's our complete review of the Redmi Note 11T 5G.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 5G
Redmi Note 11T 5G is one of the pretty looking 5G smartphones available in the market. The smartphone appears very classy from both front and back and carries forward the EVOL design language of the company. Redmi Note 11T 5G comes with a flat punch-hole display surrounded by tiny bezels. The rear of the smartphone has curved edges and a glossy finish. The grainy texture of the rear panel protects it from both scratches and smudges. Along with this, it also offers a firm grip to the user making it comfortable to hold. The glossy back panel also houses a huge camera section placed inside a rectangular module. The rectangular module can house four cameras but the Redmi Note 11T 5G offers a dual rear camera setup. Talking about the placement of ports and buttons, you will find the volume rocker and power button placed on the right side, whereas the SIM card tray sits on the left. The smartphone comes with dual speakers placed at the top and bottom along with the charging port, audio jack and IR blaster. In all the smartphone manages to impress you with its stylish, ergonomic and lightweight design.
Redmi Note 11T 5G features a 6.6-inch full HD+ display with 1080x2400 pixel resolution. The display comes with a variable refresh rate and Widevine L1 support. The smartphone display is also protected with a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The screen on this mid-range 5G smartphone offers crisp and bright colour reproduction. The display refresh rate is set at 60Hz by default and you have to manually adjust the same when needed. The display experience and scrolling become smoother with a 90Hz refresh rate. You also get different display modes like Standard, Vivid, Saturated. You can select the one that suits your taste and can also adjust the colour temperature for a better viewing experience. The display also offers wide viewing angles so that you can enjoy your gaming and binge-watching sessions. At this price point, the display on the Redmi Note 11T 5G will not disappoint you.
Redmi Note 11T 5G is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM. The smartphone comes in two storage options -- 64GB and 128GB. Users can further expand the storage up to 1TB by adding a microSD card. Redmi Note 11T 5G is a smooth performer. You will not witness any lag or glitch while performing different tasks on the smartphone. You can multitask, scroll non-stop and also use some heavy-duty editing apps on the smartphone without any issue. Apart from this, the smartphone also performs well during casual gaming and you can also play graphic intensive games on the smartphone.
The Redmi Note 11T 5G comes with dual speakers and the smartphone manages to offer satisfactory audio performance. The speakers offer a good audio output with the headphones on but the quality deteriorates when you listen to music on the loudspeaker.
Coming to the software part, Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G runs Android 11 operating system topped with the company's own layer of MIUI 12.5. MIUI 12.5 is an enhanced UI skin offered by the company. With this improved UI layer, users experience features like Atomised Memory, Focused Algorithm, Smart Balance, Liquid Storage and more. Apart from this, Xiaomi now also allows users to uninstall the system apps they don't want to use. Users are now allowed to further personalise the user interface as per their liking. The smartphone comes with three-button navigation, but you can always switch to the gesture modes.
The 5G-enabled smartphone from Xiaomi comes with a dual rear camera setup. The Redmi Note 11T 5G comprises a 50MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture, LED Flash and an 8MP ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture. The smartphone also sports a 16MP front camera with an f/2.4 aperture for selfie lovers. Talking about the image quality, Redmi Note 11T 5G does manage to impress you with its image output. The camera on the smartphone quickly focuses on the object and also accurately sets the exposure. The shots captured during daylight turn out well. The images offer accurate colour reproduction with an ample amount of details.
Along with this, the ultra-wide camera on the smartphone offers a wider field of view but it fails to capture the details offered by the primary camera. The smartphone camera also performed well during the night and the portrait shots also turned out well. The closeup shots taken using the Redmi Note 11T 5G managed to capture the details and colours correctly. The Night mode of the camera also works well and the camera manages to capture a lot of light even in the darkest situations. The images captured during the night turned out bright and with very little noise. The selfie camera also works fine and you can definitely get some social worth selfies out of it.
Redmi Note 11T 5G is backed by a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. Like the many other Redmi smartphones, the Redmi Note 11T 5G also excels in this department. The smartphone easily lasts for a day on a single charge of heavy usage. There are also chances that it can last more than a day depending on the usage. Another advantage of the smartphone is that it comes with fast charging support. The smartphone can charge within an hour with the help of a fast charger.
Redmi Note 11T 5G is a pretty good deal under the sub Rs 20K price bracket. The smartphone offers a sleek and lightweight design, a decent display and processor and not to forget the long-lasting battery and fast charging support. So, if you are also looking for a 5G-enabled smartphone under this budget, then you can consider going for the Redmi Note 11T 5G.
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