i always get extremely excited whenever xiaomi sent me a mystery box aka mystery box but this one is different since it actually requires some effort to get into once opened we are welcomed to a puzzle set that wasn’t complicated to figure out at all and i managed to do so in about 10 seconds or so and when completed spells out rise to the challenge well xiaomi challenge accepted there are three three-digit combination locks required to open the box and my first thought is specifications so i grab my notepad and my pen and start shutting down all the specs of redmi’s latest mid-range device the first code i cracked was 120 standing for its 120hz refresh rate panel the second one landed up being 108 the megapixel count of its main camera sensor and the third combo unlocked with a zero six seven since the phone packs in a 67 watt turbo charging which leads us to the most exciting part of this challenge opening the box and seeing what’s inside and you guessed it with no help from this video’s title and thumbnail it’s the brand new redmi note 11 pro 5g this is actually the global version of the device that launched in china a few months back aside from a few differences which i’ll be covering in this video in the box we are treated to a silicon case as well as the specs written on the device’s packaging that we use to unlock the mystery box the prices at the top right corner are in relation to the current global prices of the phone we also get a type a type c charging cable and 67 watt turbo charger bundled in the box this is tech nick and this is my unboxing and review of the redmi note 11 pro 5g the device comes in three different color options you can pick it up in polar white atlantic blue or the color that i have here with me today called
graphite gray it looks pretty stunning if you ask me very subtle very stealthy i really like how it shimmers in the light with that gray black finish the camera module looks a tad different to the domestic version with a 5 000 milliamp hour battery packed inside with 67 watt turbo wire charging a snapdragon 695 chipsets and an ip53 dust and splash protection certification the display has gorilla glass 5 protection we have a plastic frame wrapping around the device and a gloss back it is just 8.12 millimeters thick and 202 grams in weight inside that funky looking camera module it sits in 8 megapixel ultrawide sensor with a field of view of 118 degrees a main 108 megapixel samsung iso cell hm2 sensor and completing the trio is a 2 megapixel macro sensor the 8 megapixel ultrawide still looks okay it’s a bit of a gloomy day here in shanghai it can’t stop raining the main 108 megapixel looks pretty good looks even better with nine to one binning binning it down to 12 megapixels same thing can be said with two times zoom since you can capture it at 108 or 12 megapixels once we go to five times zoom things don’t look the best and 10 times is the max zoom and
once again doesn’t look the best but this is a pretty budget friendly phone so i’ll forgive it for that one the macro lens does an okay job i guess you could say but the portrait mode actually does a pretty darn good job with almost decent edge detection we do have 1080p at 30fps back recording unfortunately no 4k here and no 60fps which is a bit of a bummer since the domestic version here in china does support 4k30 as well as 1080p60 but the domestic version is also capping its ultrawide camera at 1080p 30 which is what this device is doing so though it doesn’t look the worst that i’ve seen around the cameras are a bit of a mixed bag but i mean it’s understandable this phone is really well priced we have a power button mixed up with their fingerprint sensor on the right hand side as well as a volume rocker at the bottom we do have a dual sim 5g standby tray it does have a water resistant seal and does support micro sd expandable storage up to one terabyte we have a usb port at the bottom as well as the first dual stereo speaker second one at the top both paired with dolby atmos a 3.5 headphone jack which is a big plus over here as well as an ir blaster and within that punch hole at the top of the screen it sets a 16 megapixel f 2.4 selfie camera the selfies come out all right i guess you could say and the bokeh effect doesn’t do the best in terms of edge detection but it still kind of looks a bit natural but what about the video and my quality yo what’s up
guys this is technic recording a selfie video on the brand new redmi note 11 pro 5g it is capped at 1080p and 30fps when recording using the selfie cam but this is a pretty well priced device so it’s understandable let me know what you guys think of the audio and video quality when recording using the selfie cam on the brand new redmi note 11 pro 5g it’s a bit of a bummer since the global version does actually support 60 fps at 1080p selfie recording so i guess we’ll have to forgive that one once again in this global version we do have a side mounted fingerprint sensor over here which is physical not underneath the display despite it being an amoled panel that being a 6.67 inch amoled panel which packs in 395 pixels per inch thanks to its full hd plus resolution dci p3 color gamut rating and hdr 10 support 1200 nits of max brightness and 120 hertz refresh rates you can choose between 60 and 120 but do note that this is a fixed refresh rate and it cannot dynamically or adaptively adjust between say 10 and 120 if it’s at 120 it’s always at 120 but we are also kitted with 360 hertz a touch sampling rate to make things nice and snappy when moving around your finger on your device we are also slapped with miui 13.
Now this time skinned over android 11 and not android 12 strangely enough there are google services over here and they work pretty well as you’d expect since this is the global version of the device and miui 13 is pretty decent it’s actually less about features and more about optimizations which leads us to eight gigs of lpddr4 x ram that can be optimized to use an extra three gigs of ram extension though do bear in mind this uses the ufs storage on board and powering the device is the new six nanometer snapdragon 695 octa-core chipset and supposedly has 15 faster processing and when you move over to the battery settings we now have a new performance mode which was actually introduced within miui 12.5 and enabling that yields an enthusia score of 405 259 points and thanks to this being a xiaomi device we can enable an fps counter within the developer options and hopping into a game here that being buddhaforce running on ultra graphics and max fps meaning it has no frames per second cap we’re ranging
between 86 and 120 frames per second and for such a budget friendly phone that’s more than impressive if you ask me but now it’s time to give a listen to those dual stereo speakers paired with dolby atmos the redmi note 11 pro 5g has truly stepped up xiaomi’s mid-range segment game thanks to its better optimized software more than decent performance in terms of benchmarks and gaming thanks to the new snapdragon 695 chipset which is more than capable of running its 120hz 6.67 inch amoled display that packs in accurate colors and extremely high brightness levels its design is nice and subtle with a hint of elegance and its refined camera module houses a camera system that takes more than decent photos and videos at this price range though 4k resolution or 60fps video recording would have been nice to see the star of the show however is its huge 5000mah battery capacity and extremely fast 67 watt turbo charging making it easy for me to recommend the redmi note 11 pro 5g to anyone looking for one of the best mid-range budget-friendly smartphones 2022 has to offer for a more detailed review on the device be sure to check out my full review of the redmi note 11 pro plus which i made a few months back that only differs in cpu battery size and charging speed this is technic and i’ll catch you in the next one