Equipped with a 6.55-inch display, the launch of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite has taken the market by storm. Its ultra-thin 6.8 mm design makes it the lightest smartphone ever launched, weighing just 157 grams! This highly talked about phone model comes in 3 beautiful shades of pink, blue and black, namely Tuscany Coral, Jazz Blue, and Vinyl Black. For the plethora of features the Mi 11 Lite packs, it comes at a relatively affordable price of INR 21,999 for the 6 GB RAM model that has 128 GB worth of storage space. In contrast to this, the 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage set costs INR 23,999. Xiaomi had been in the process of developing this sleek phone for quite a while now. Manu Kumar Jain, the head of operations of Xiaomi India, stated that this design has been made possible after a lot of effort from the tech and engineering team.
Changing the circuit board, using magnesium alloys alongside small capacitors, and introducing a single fold design were all contributing factors to the phone’s light weight construction. This new addition to the Mi 11 line-up certainly outdoes all its predecessors that include Mi 11 X, Mi 11 X Pro, and Mi 11 Ultra. Running on Android 11, the resolution offered by the model is 1080 x 2400 pixels with AMOLED Dot Display. This accounts for a crystal clear, immaculate viewing experience. In addition to this, Xiaomi pays close attention to intricacies, as is demonstrated by the incorporation of the 10-bit Color Depth and TrueColor Technology features in the phone. These help to amplify the viewing experience further, displaying colors in vivid detail. This is significantly better than conventional modes of display as a wider spectrum of colours is displayed on the screen.
Higher colour depth ensures higher accuracy throughout the range of colour gamut. Given our latest obsession with documenting everything pictorially and posting it on our social media handles, we all know what a huge role a good camera can play. The Mi 11 Lite has a 3 rear camera set-up that takes care of this problem. The 3 rear camera set-up includes a 64-megapixel primary sensor along with an 8-megapixel sensor with an ultra-wide lens. The lowermost camera has a 5-megapixel sensor with a telephoto lens, allowing you to capture objects that are placed at a large distance without distorting or pixelating the image. It offers twice the magnification as is offered by other cameras. The LED flash helps you take the perfect picture, even in dim light settings. Moreover, the front camera is nothing short of spectacular either.
The front camera tends to be a very important selling point in the phone industry. Consumer behavior has shown that even if a phone lacks in other areas but is equipped with an outstanding camera, customers will gravitate towards it. Although not significantly different than the cameras of the previous models in the Mi 11 line-up, the front camera of the Mi 11 Lite does offer a 16-megapixel selfie sensor. This enables you to take stunning selfies in clear resolutions. The camera also supports an AI Beauty Mode, a Night Mode, and a Time Burst feature. It however, does not support the Flash feature, which is a downside. It also does not support video recording. Now, let us talk about another element of paramount importance in your phone: its battery life. A reliable battery is one thing that cannot be skimped upon in a phone.
With a capacity of 4250 mAh, the Mi 11 Lite comes with a decent battery. It is nothing outstanding but it is definitely not bad either keeping in mind the price point. Xiaomi claims that this phone model has an ‘endurance rating’ of over 100 hours. The battery supports 33W fast charging, which ensures that your phone is fully recharged in a not more than 2 hours. All the cables required for this and the supported charger also comes neatly packed in the box. To ensure a more immersive experience, the phone comes with a 90 Hz refresh rate and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate. This is the feature that accounts for precise touch feedback coupled with great acuity. Xiaomi always pays an eye to detail as is demonstrated by the dazzling halo ring design that is found encircling the main camera. This adds a unique element of charm and elevates the design of the phone further.
Moreover, the camera does not jut out from the phone either. The camera is only raised 1.77 mm from the rest of the phone’s body, making for a cohesive look and feel. Another remarkable addition is that of the curved side fingerprint sensor. You do not need to spend a few extra seconds trying to unlock your phone after pressing the button. The fingerprint sensor is now integrated into the unlock button itself, making the unlocking process even easier. The Jazz Blue and Tuscany Coral phone models also come with the Anti Glare Glass protection, which keeps your phone looking as good as new by preventing unwanted fingerprint marks. All these little features add up to create the perfect concoction of a phone, that is bound to take the market by storm. For the professional photographers out there, the Mi 11 Lite also packs additional amazing features.
These include the Magic Zoom, Slow Shutter, Night Time-lapse, Freeze Time, Parallel World, and the Freeze Frame Video options. Moreover, there are 8 cinematic filters that make your photos look like a visual feast. With the ultra wide-angle night mode, you can venture out and easily capture the sheer beauty of the night and take stunning landscape pictures. Plus, with the Pro Time-lapse Video feature, the possibilities are endless. Unleash your creative side, while cutting down on the need to pay for premium and professional grade software. However, there is no compromise on important functionalities. Hi-Res dual speakers help you get a taste of the full audio experience. LiquidCool technology accounts for efficient heat dissipation that prevents your phone from overheating, acting as an extra security layer.
With dual nano SIM slots and a multi-functional NFC, expect nothing but the best from this newly launched phone by Xiaomi. You can also increase or expand your phone storage space up to 512 GB by adding in a micro SD card into your phone. Under the hood too, the Mi 11 Lite packs the highly efficient octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor. If you were to look at other specifications, you would also note that the model comes with 360 degree ambient light sensors. These ambient light sensors help adjust your phone’s brightness according to external environment conditions, protecting you from harmful glare. A Reading Mode 3.0 and a Sunlight Mode 2.0 is considerate to your eyes, providing you with a comfortable reading and visual experience. You can now stay on your phone for long hours into the night, all without straining or causing damage to your eyes.
A toughened Gorilla Glass exterior makes the phone resistant to scratches and protects it from minor mechanical damage. Gorilla Glass’s original claim to fame was that it could survive falls for up to 15 meters without breaking. When it comes to connectivity options, the Mi Lite 11 has 4G LTE and Wi-Fi 802.11ac. It also supports Bluetooth, GPS, wireless charging, and comes with a USB C port. The 20:9 ratio aspect is accompanied by a proximity sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, an electronic compass, a linear motor, and an IR blaster. Operating the phone is extremely simple and just in case you need help at any point, you can always refer to the well-articulated user instruction manual provided as part of the package.
Although the Mi 11 Lite has been launched worldwide in both the 4G and 5G editions, in India as of now, only the 4G version has been launched. However, once the phone goes for pre-order on the 25th of June and is officially available for sale from the 28th of June, Xiaomi India will closely monitor its commercial success. After this, they will decide upon a date to launch the 5G version as well. All in all, one can count on Xiaomi India for a reliable and innovative line of products that always bring something new to the table and pack commendable features, at genuinely reasonable prices. The Mi 11 Lite seems to be worth investing in.