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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra review: The best smartphone of all time

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  • The Mi 11 Ultra has a dual display.
  • The phone’s 5000 mAh battery claims to be fully charged in just 36 minutes.
  • The phone is also powerful in terms of camera.

New Delhi:Xiaomi has recently launched its expensive smartphone Mi 11 Ultra in India. It is the company‚Äôs first smartphone to come with a ceramic and waterproof design. Coming with a powerful processor, this phone offers a DSLR-like photography experience. It is the company’s first smartphone to come with a dual display. Priced at Rs 69,999, the smartphone rivals Samsung and OnePlus in this segment. We used a premium flagship smartphone. Let’s find out what this phone looks like from this review.


The Mi 11 Ultra is one of the flagship smartphones to come with an attractive look. This is the company’s first phone in India to come with a ceramic body design. Also, the phone comes with Corning Gorilla Glass at the top and bottom.

The Mi 11 Ultra is the company’s first smartphone to come with an IP68 rating. This phone is protected from water and dust. The company claims that the phone can stay safe in water up to 1.5 meters deep for 30 minutes. We also tested it and this phone came true on this claim.

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The ceramic body makes the phone feel heavier. The front has a 6.8-inch Edge-to-Atz display, which makes the phone look attractive. The Punch Hole display has a 20 megapixel selfie camera on the top left. The smartphone is given a metal ribbon around it, which makes the phone look attractive as well as fit in the hand. The volume and power buttons are provided on the left side of the phone. The company has given it textured power buttons, which does not confuse the buttons. SIM card tray, speaker grill and USB Type C ports are provided on the underside of the phone.

One thing that cannot be ignored in this phone is the camera setup. The rear in the phone comes with a triple camera setup and the secondary display will be found in the rectangular setup. The camera setup is also large, with almost a quarter of the rear panel blocked. Also, the camera setup has come up, allowing the phone to sway on a flat surface. The Mi 11 Ultra is a stylish and attractive looking smartphone, but not everyone is likely to like its large camera setup.


As well as being the company’s most expensive phone, the Mi 11 Ultra is Xiaomi’s first phone in India to come with a dual display. The smartphone comes with a 6.81 inch Quad HD + main display (1440×3200 pixels). The display comes with HDR10 + and 120Hz refresh rate. The display will have Corning Gorilla Glass for safety. Also, it includes Dolby Vision.

The secondary display in the phone is provided in the rear panel as mentioned above. It will have a 1.1 inch secondary AMOLED display. It has a resolution of 294 x 129 pixels. This always-on display is provided near the rear camera setup.

We were very impressed with the performance of the phone’s display. Mi 11 Ultra lets you set the resolution and refresh rate to the highest level at the same time. According to the company, the refresh rate of the display varies from 30 Hz to 120 Hz depending on the usage. The Quad HD + display looks great and also shows the color neatly. The smartphone comes with a curved edge display with high brightness, which makes it easy to use even in sunlight.

In addition to this, Xiaomi has provided some more fun tools, which make your experience better. When using the phone, you can set the video from standard definition to high definition and from high definition to WQHD +. This allows you to view older content in high resolution without losing quality.

Xiaomi has also given several sensors in the phone. It has a 360 degree ambient light sensor. This sensor helps when you are reading in the sun. It adjusts the white balance and color, so there is no problem reading.

Also, the company has taken care that it will not be touched automatically as it has a curved display. The company has provided mistouch prevention technology. This prevents any app from launching by mistake.

You will definitely enjoy watching movies / series and gaming on the big display. Wide-viewing angles and strong colors make the viewing experience better.

Speaking of the secondary display offered in the rear panel, this 1.1 inch display is the size of a Mi Band. This display comes with limited use, always-on display. It will show the time, date and notification. The special thing is that it will be used as a viewfinder for ultra-wide selfies. There is no problem using this display even in sunlight. In short, the Mi 11 Ultra’s display offers a fast, brighter and better viewing experience.


The Mi 11 Ultra comes with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor. It comes with 12 GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage. This makes it easy to use the phone.

We played a variety of games on this phone and had no problems. High-resolution and high refresh rates make the gaming experience better. It has a gaming turbo mode, which allows you to adjust the settings and play the game easily. If you like games, you will love Mi 11 Ultra smartphone. In addition to gaming, daily tasks are also easier and there are no interruptions between editing and multitasking.

This smartphone comes with Harman Kardon’s stereo speakers. One speaker is provided on the underside of the phone, while the other is on the side of the display. The phone provides great sound quality over earphones and loudspeakers. It will also increase the pleasure of watching your movie / series. This phone definitely provides better audio compared to other competing phones.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra runs on MIUI 12 based on Android 11. At the time of launch, the company has said that the phone will get the Android R update.

The smartphone comes with an always-on display. This allows you to view display time and app notifications. The same function is found in secondary displays. The phone comes with many different themes, which you can use to customize the phone to your liking. MIUI 12 also offers an app drawer, which allows you to organize apps at your convenience. If you do not want the app drawer, you can disable it by going to settings.

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The smartphone comes with Super Wallpapers. These wallpapers zoom in every time you change the screen. Another special feature is that the notification sheds split into notification centers and control centers. The same feature is found in the iPhone, which gives you access to the Notification Center when you swipe to the left, and access to the Control Center when you swipe to the right.

MIUI 12 also offers a Floating Window feature at the top of the screen. You can use this feature to quickly open the apps you use the most. However, you can only place one app here. This software also improves privacy options. Now you can delete locations or other metadata when sharing photos or videos. It also comes with a security app, which scans malware into phones and manages other data. It also comes with blotware. However, due to other features, you can definitely ignore it.


The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra will have a triple rear camera setup. It will have a 50 megapixel main camera with Samsung Gn2 sensor and f / 1.95 aperture, Sony IMX586 sensor and 48 megapixel ultra wide angle lens with f / 2.2 aperture and 48 megapixel telephoto lens with f / 1.4 aperture. The smartphone offers 5x optical, 10x hybrid and up to 120x zoom. It can record 8K video at 24 fps, 4K video at 60 fps and slow motion video at 1920 fps. It also has a 20 megapixel front camera with f / 2.2 aperture for selfies.

The smartphone’s main camera comes with a bi-directional Dual Pixel autofocus, which detects changes in the vertical and horizontal. You will definitely love the photos taken using the main camera.

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The photos taken by the main camera give tremendous clarity and sharpness. Also, show clear information and accurate colors. The photos show negligible opacity. The ultra-wide angle lens also performed well during testing. It also has no flaws and the photo comes with perfect white balance. Photos taken with 5x zoom also come with great clarity and good color. Photos taken with 10x zoom are also good, but you will find some errors.

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Photos taken in low light and dark are somewhat mixed. The special feature of the camera is that it automatically accepts night mode during shooting. Even in a photo taken at night, the camera clearly shows many things.

Another special feature of the smartphone is that you can also take selfies using the rear camera. You can use the secondary display as a viewfinder and take a selfie with the rear camera.

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A 20 megapixel selfie camera is also good. Selfies taken in the light come out clear and sharp. Portrait shots also come in handy.

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The camera app is clear and easy to use. You will get basic functions only on the main screen. You can delete, add and adjust the modes on the main screen at your convenience. You can take photos with two cameras at the same time using multicam mode. It also comes with Supermoon mode. This allows you to take a photo of the moon. Also the camera gives good results through AI.


The battery in Xiaomi’s phone is the part in which the company never disappoints customers. The Mi 11 Ultra comes with a 67 watt wired and wireless fast charging support with a 5000 mAh battery. The smartphone will also have 10 watt wireless reverse charging support. The phone will last all day on single charging with normal use. However, if you use the display at 120 Hz refresh rate, the battery is likely to run out within 24 hours.

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The smartphone is fully charged in 1 hour with 55 watt fast charging. Therefore, it is possible to charge faster than this with 67 watt fast charging. We didn’t get a chance to charge the smartphone with a 67 watt fast charger. However, the company claims that the phone will be charged from 0 to 100 percent in 36 minutes.


The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the company’s most expensive phone in India, priced at Rs 69,999. The smartphone comes with a ceramic body design and a Snapdragon 888 processor. This gives the phone tremendous performance. Coming with the latest operating system, this phone has a powerful camera. Coming with an IP68 rating, this phone is also protected from dust and water. Everything you want in a flagship device can be found in this phone. However, if you are looking for another option, you can consider OnePlus 9 Pro, Vivo X60 Pro + or Samsung Galaxy S21.

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