Thin and light but also powerful

Mi 11 has Snapdragon 888 chipset, comes in a compact body, and features a few fun video effects

Xiaomi’s Mi 11 is one of the lightest and most compact smartphones to offer top specifications like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, dynamic 120Hz screen and dual speakers tuned by Harman Kardon, together with a bunch of effects for video recording to make your videos more fun.

After using “large” phones for many years, it is nice to hold a “light” phone again. The phone’s design, apart from the camera, reminds me of my old Samsung S7 Edge with a curved glass sandwich with metal rims all around the sides. However, the ones on the left and right are narrower than the top and bottom. There is nothing wrong with this design, apart from the downside of having a significantly curved screen, which I find causes mistypes and accidental touches during horizontal use, like gaming. The good thing though is that you can easily adjust how much you want the phone to ignore touches on the edges of the screen to fit your liking.

Another downside of being light and thin is that there is less space in the cooling system, which rears its ugly head when you push the phone for more than just casual surfing. The phone heats up to an uncomfortable level to hold but does not overload nor freeze when gaming or during long sessions of recording videos or snapping photos. It is a sacrifice to get something this powerful in a compact form, I guess.

With enough light, the phone produces eye-pleasing sharp, vibrant photos and slightly oversaturated videos with its wide selection of lenses. The phone has optical stabilisation on its 108MP wide-angle camera which is a must for people with shaky hands. However, in low-light situations, it is not as good as its competitors which can make dim-environment photos look like daytime. You can also get up close to a subject, like flower petals, with its


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