Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge Review
Fast charging and beyond
Design: Flat and the precarious
Performance: Dependable mid-ranger
Software: Not the latest
A lot of the good performance is also down to the optimised MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition. There isn't a lot of bloatware, and most of the pre-installed apps can be immediately uninstalled. Xiaomi has reduced the number of ads, but some of the core apps continue sending out annoying notifications.
The device runs Android 11 out-of-the-box, and while Xiaomi has promised an Android 12 update, there’s no timeline. Looking at the brand’s previous record, we wouldn’t hold our breath for a major update.
Cameras: Strictly average
The 8MP wide-angle lens isn’t a lot better either and tends to miss out on details in trying to fit extra things in the frame. As for the 2MP macro lens, the less said the better. The 16MP front snapper is better than the rest. So selfies will be good enough to share on social media without a lot of touch-ups.
Verdict: Should you buy it?
Time is money, and Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge won’t waste it juicing up its battery.
|Display:||6.67in 120Hz FHD+ AMOLED|
|Processor:||MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G|
|Memory:||Up to 8GB RAM / 128GB storage|
|Battery:||4,500mAh 120W HyperCharge|
|Cameras:||108MP+8MP+2MP (rear) / 16MP (front)|
|OS:||Android 11 MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition|
|Dimensions:||163.65 x 76.19 x 8.34 mm|