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Xiaomi 11T review: a balanced and powerful phone | Digital Trends Spanish

Xiaomi 11T review: a balanced and powerful phone

“Xiaomi cut benefits in this model with respect to the Pro, but we really did not notice much difference between the two in daily use beyond fast charging and perhaps a little more fluidity”


  • 67W fast charge

  • Excellent display

  • Good performance


  • Sober and somewhat rough design

  • It has no wireless charging

Days ago we had the opportunity to test the Xiaomi 11T Pro and we loved it. However, this powerful device did not arrive alone, it was released together with the Xiaomi 11T. This phone now reaches our hands and among some of the features that we loved about it are its screen, autonomy and impeccable power.

With a price of 499 euros, the mobile can compete without hesitation with the Realme GT or the Poco F3. If you doubt between this device or the higher version, we recommend that you continue reading, because we will give you all the keys to the new Xiaomi 11T.

Identical design to the Pro model

This phone is a carbon copy of the Xiami 11T Pro and at the same time it is very similar to the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Mi 11 Ultra. We are talking about a device with a simple design, which does not stand out at first glance. With curved lines and a 6.67-inch AMOLED flat screen with FullHD + resolution and an adaptive refresh rate that goes from 60 to 120 Hz.

The back of the terminal is covered with Gorilla Glass Victus protection that gives it resistance to shocks and scratches. As was the case with the 11T Pro, to include this protective glass layer, double frames are included on the edge of the phone, which leaves us with an (aesthetic) feeling that it is not well finished.

The device gets quite dirty (like all glass phones), but Xiaomi includes a transparent plastic casing in the box with which this issue is resolved. It is also a bit slippery, but very comfortable in hand. Its dimensions are 164.1 x 76.9 x 8.8 mm and it weighs 204 grams.

The fingerprint sensor is located on the right side of the device, right on the home button, instead of on the screen as we are used to with most current phones. Despite this, the sensor performs very well; it is fast and quite accurate.

As we said at the beginning, one of the strengths of the phone is its screen. It performs perfectly in all settings, including those outdoors with direct light. In addition, it offers an adaptive refresh rate of 60 to 120 Hz, which allows you to have a great user experience when playing games or even browsing the phone’s own interface, but at the same time it manages to contain battery consumption.

High-end power at a mid-range price

Another of the strengths of the Xiaomi 11T is its power. And it is that despite the fact that it is a premium mid-range Xiaomi, it performs like a high-end phone. The eight-core MediaTEK Dimensity 1200-Ultra processor is responsible for this, which is at the door of the high-end, very close to models like the Snapdragon 870. What does this translate into? In smooth performance on a day-to-day basis, even with high-intensity tasks. Also, it does not heat up.

To support the processor we have an 8 GB LPDRR4X RAM and 128 GB of storage with UFS 3.1 technology, a combination that gives the phone’s performance a dose of fluidity.

Regarding autonomy, we cannot say that it is the phone with the fastest fast charge on the market as it happens with its older brother, but it is certainly fast. The phone has a 5,000 mAh battery and its fast charge is 67 W (the charger is included in the box). With intensive use, but without having the screen constantly at 120 Hz, I managed to reach the end of the day with 20 percent autonomy.

In terms of charging times, the device achieves half its capacity in just 15 minutes and completes in just over 40 minutes. In comparison, the Xiaomi 11T Pro manages to charge from 1 to 100 percent in just 18 minutes and in just 7 minutes to 60 percent.

Compliant cameras

Again we find the same configuration as in the Pro model. This means that the 11T mounts a triple camera with a 108 MP main lens, a 5 MP telemacro (which allows macro in video) and an 8 MP ultra wide angle. . Your camera for selfies is 16 MP.

Xiaomi 11T

As you can see in the images that accompany this analysis, the results in good natural light are good, with the correct level of brightness and sharpness. Color reproduction is very accurate and the dynamic range is generally quite balanced.

Indoor photos in artificial light or poor lighting lose sharpness and gain noise. The same happens with the night mode, as we find flattened textures and light sources that dissipate, but nothing that is expected in a device of this range and price range.

Portrait mode is pretty good, with sharp crop and blur that feels quite natural. We also find in this model a dedicated mode for the 108 MP sensor that allows obtaining high resolution photos, but remember that they take up a lot of space in the phone’s memory; Personally, I do not find it very useful for an average user.


Xiaomi cut benefits in this model compared to the Pro, but we really did not notice much difference between the two in everyday use beyond fast charging and perhaps a little more fluidity. The difference with the Pro model is just 150 euros, which is just what you will pay for having those 120 W of fast charging and a superior processor.

However, if you want to save them, we can only recommend this phone for its good features and its value for money. Currently, the biggest competitors of this phone are the Poco F3 for 359 euros or the Realme GT equipped with a Snapdragon 888 and whose price is 449 euros.

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