The Xiaomi Mi 11 is the most recent example, with a level of performance, display quality, and design brilliance that makes the price seem low. But, just a few months ago, the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro wowed us just as much – and at an even lower price.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Specifications
|6.81-inches AMOLED Dot Display with True Color; 120Hz Refresh Rate
|WQHD+ (3200 x 1440 pixels)
|128/256GB UFS 3.1
|Software & UI
|MIUI 12.5 on top of Android 11
|– 108MP primary shooter
|– 5MP digital zoom telephoto lens
|– 13MP ultra-wide sensor
|Dual Stereo speakers
|Dual 5G standby, WiFi 6, NFC, USB Type-C, NFC
|4600mAh with 55W fast charging
|Horizon Blue, Cloud White, Midnight Gray
|Xiaomi Mi 11
|Price in Nepal
In Nepal, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is now available for Rs. 89,999. It comes in an 8GB/256GB option.
नेपालमा Xiaomi Mi 11 अब रु 89,999 मा उपलब्ध छ।
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro Specifications
|Glass body front and back (Gorilla Glass5), Aluminum frame
|6.67-inch FHD+ LCD with 144Hz Adaptive Sync, HDR10 support and DCI-P3
|triple, 108MP, f/1.89 and OIS + 13MP ultra-wide, f/2.4 + 5MP macro, f/2.4
|Android 10 with MIUI 12 on top
|128GB, 256GB UFS 3.1
|5000mAh, 33W fast charging
|5G, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, 4×4 MIMO
|Fingerprint scanner (side-mounted), face unlock
Xiaomi Model Name
|Price in Nepal
|Mi 10T Pro (8/128GB)
|Mi 10T Pro (8/256GB)
Glass covers the front and back of both phones, which are sandwiched between an aluminum shell. The Xiaomi Mi 11, on the other hand, is the more svelte, curvy, and blatantly “luxury” phone of the two.
The Mi 11’s footprint is 164.3 x 74.6mm, which is slightly smaller than the Mi 10T Pro’s 165.1 x 76.4mm. However, the biggest difference is in thickness and weight: the Mi 11 is only 8.1mm thick and weighs 196g, whereas the Mi 10T Pro is somewhat bulky. The Mi 11 also has a more distinctive look, with a pleasing rounded-square camera module that distinguishes it from the competition. The Mi 10T Pro has a more utilitarian style, with a hefty camera module that, according to our reviewer, “looks like a cyclops peering back at you.”
Here, too, there’s a different approach to identity verification. While the Mi 11 has an in-display fingerprint scanner like those found on top phones, the Mi 10T Pro has a side-mounted scanner. On this one, we suggest the Mi 10T Pro over the Mi 11, as the Mi 11 sensor has proven to be unreliable.
The screen on the Xiaomi Mi 11 is one of the greatest on the market. It’s a 6.81-inch OLED with a resolution of 1440 x 3200 (QHD+).
The Mi 10T Pro, on the other hand, has a 6.67-inch LCD display with an FHD+ resolution. As a result, it’s less bright, with grayer blacks and less accurate colors. It doesn’t get quite as bright, either.
Surprisingly, the Mi 10T Pro displays counters with a higher refresh rate. The Mi 10T Pro can go up to 144Hz, however the Mi 11 can only do 120Hz while maintaining QHD resolution.
A smooth refresh rate is nearly unheard of outside of a few gaming cell phones. Though you’ve never scrolled through your social media feeds so quickly, its practical application is rather restricted.
Considering their comparable era and shared brand, these two phones are shockingly different. However, the cameras look to be one place where hardware asset sharing may be possible. Both phones feature 108MP 1/1.33″ Samsung image sensors, but dig a little further and you’ll discover that they’re not identical.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 features a newer Samsung ISOCELL HM3 sensor, which is the same as the one found on the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and is technically superior to the Mi 10T Pro’s Samsung ISOCELL HMX sensor.
Another difference, apparently in favor of the Mi 10T Pro, is that the latter has a wider f/1.7 aperture than the Mi 11, which has an f/1.9 aperture. As a result, it might allow more light to enter the room. Aside from that, both phones include 5MP macro cameras and 13MP f/2.4 ultra-wide sensors with extremely broad 123-degree fields of view. They even have 20MP selfie cameras that are identical.
Both phones use Xiaomi’s AI picture processing and pixel-binning algorithms to produce sharp, balanced images. Both can stay somewhat steady for night photographs because of OIS.
Specs and performance
A multi-core score of 3569 for the Mi 11 in the CPU-focused Geek-bench 5 beats the Mi 10T Pro by roughly 200 to 300 points, so it’s not a huge difference. You probably won’t be able to tell the difference in everyday use. Any differences you notice are almost certainly due to the different display technologies.
In terms of storage, both phones are available in 128GB and 256GB capacities. Neither has a micro SD card slot.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 is powered by a 4600 mAh battery, whereas the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro has a 5,000 mAh battery. The Xiaomi Mi 11 would quickly deplete its battery, only lasting a full day if users restricted their usage to a bare minimum. It’s not bad by today’s flagship phone standards, but it’s certainly not the finest.