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Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE full review

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Does this Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE really a good 5G smartphone? So, I’m going to give you a complete review of its Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device, I will tell you my final thoughts about this phone, also I’m going to tell you it’s price.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE




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Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE:

Display:

Type IPS LCD, 90Hz, 400 nits (typ)
Size 6.5 inches, 102.0 cm2 (~83.7% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~405 ppi density)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE has the fastest 6.5 inches IPS LCD, 90Hz display. There is no HDR10+ support and a peak brightness of 400 nits.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 405. This display is faster and more accurate with 90Hz support. The gaming experience is also going to be on another level thanks to the fastest chipset and, its 90Hz refresh rate. The content watching will be good with deep blacks and high contrast ratio in the Dolby Vision. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is using the IPS LCD panel. Which is good and can deliver faster performance with no touch lag issuers. The display is also protected by Gorilla Glass 5. The screen-to-body ratio is 85.1%, which will give you thinner bezels. The display ratio is 20:9 which means content watching will be amazing. This is the fastest display in the Note series from the Xiaomi linkup. The display seems to be a good upgrade from the last-gen Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T. This smartphone is targeting gaming more than normal usage of the smartphone.



DESIGN & BUILD:

Dimensions 161.8 x 75.3 x 8.9 mm (6.37 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight 190 g (6.70 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE has this new design. The design is slick and slim. The rear is made of Glass and the frame is made of plastic, which makes it a little lighter than other Budget smartphones. There’s IP53 water and dust resistance in this Redmi Note 11 SE. The phone is protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 190 grams. The fingerprint scanner it’s located in the in-power button and has some amazing speeds because of the new big sensor in the power button. This Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE has a new camera bump that looks amazing, the camera bump looks a lot familiar with the Poco X4 Pro. All these smartphones have a good design and a good display.

Performance:

Architecture 2x 2.2 GHz – Cortex-A76
6x 2 GHz – Cortex-A55
Cores 8
Frequency 2200 MHz
Instruction set ARMv8.2-A
Process 7 nanometers
TDP 10 W

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is launching with one of the most-valuable chipsets which are MediaTek Dimensity 700. Which scores well in AnTuTu 9 benchmarks. These higher performance cores make the phone experience much smoother with the 90Hz display. The gaming experience is also good with the new cooling system in this smartphone. The Mali-G57 MC2 is one of the most power-efficient GPUs, which makes the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE more-faster than other Budget smartphones. I already published a complete article on this chipset you can check that out here MediaTek Dimensity 700. We will talk about the AnTuTu 9 scores in a minute but first, let’s take a look at the memory and storage.



MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size  4, 8GB
Memory type LPDDR4x
Channels 2
Storage size 128 GB
Storage type UFS 2.2
Memory card No

 Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is launching with 2 variants of ram and 2 variants of storage which are 128GB 4GB RAM, and 128GB 8GB RAM. And with the new MediaTek Dimensity 700, the performance will be much smoother. The ram is LPDDR4x with a memory frequency of 2133MHz. Redmi Note 11 SE has the fastest UFS 2.2 storage. Which will load the apps much faster. There is no SD card support which is no issue, you can get a 128GB model. This smartphone has one of the best RAM and Memory configurations.

Benchmarks:

Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU 98632
GPU 71777
Memory 72555
UX 93594
Total score 335963

MediaTek Dimensity 700 shows the best AnTuTu 9 scores. We can see a big improvement in CPU performance. The total performance of the CPU is 98632, which is slower than the Snapdragon 732G. The GPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 71777 which is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 732G. The memory scores also show a significant boost. MediaTek Dimensity 700 memory is faster than MediaTek Helio G85, and MediaTek Helio G90. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 93594, which is faster than MediaTek Helio G85, and MediaTek Helio G90. Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G total scores are above 335963. It will depend on which smartphone manufacturers using this chipset with which type of ram. MediaTek Dimensity 700 is considerably gaining performance boost and beating every processor in the Mid-rand category.



Software:

Operating system Android 12
ROM MIUI 13

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is going to be launching with Android 12 straight out of the box. Which is more customizable than Android 11 and has tons of new features. This new custom ROM is optimized well with new cool animations and wallpapers. This new MIUI 13 fixes old bugs like touch lags, camera app improvements, new layouts, improved dark mode, and a new gaming turbo engine. XIAOMI is known for its good software optimization with its new custom ROM.

Battery:

Capacity 5000 mAh
Charge power 18 W
Wireless charging No
Reverse wireless charging No
Battery type Li-Po
Full charging time 0.19 hr

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE comes with the fastest 18 watts of charger. Which can fully charge the Redmi Note 11 SE in 90 minutes. There is no wireless charging support. The charging speeds are so good that on 25 minutes of charge this Redmi Note 11 SE can last up to 6 hours thanks to that massive 5000MAh battery. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is a full-day phone I mean this phone can last all day long.

MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 48 megapixels
Image resolution 8000 x 6000
Zoom Digital
Flash LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording No
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS

Now let’s talk about the Camera. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE. Comes with a triple Camera setup. The main Camera is 108 megapixels F/1.8. There is no telephoto lens. There is no ultra-wide lens. There is only 1080P at 30 FPS. The videos will contain more details and will be sharper thanks to its chipset. There is no optical image stabilization on the main lens. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE.  The camera sensor is big and has a wider aperture making the camera experience more stable and more accurate. You can take some amazing shots.




Lenses:

Wide (main) lens – 48 MP
– Aperture: f/1.8
– Focal length: 25 mm
– Pixel size: 0.8 micron
– Sensor: 1/2″, Samsung S5KGM1 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
– Phase autofocus
Macro lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 micron
– Sensor: 1/5″, GalaxyCore GC02M1 (CMOS)
Camera features – Bokeh mode
– Pro mode

The main sensor is 48mp. Which is Samsung S5KGM1. Samsung S5KGM1 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in the budget category. The main camera saves 12-megapixel images by default. These are all right with enough detail for this class and true-to-life colors the dynamic range is good. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture F/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining a good dynamic range in harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong bokeh and good depth of field. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE doesn’t turn night and day but can take the best night shots. It is a 48MP sensor so, combining that with great software can result in the best in smartphone photography. The autofocus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is a dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright, and powerful.

There is also a 2mp macro lens. Which is not used regularly. These camera sensors can take good shots with amazing details, and amazing sharpness. The main lens also has electronic image stabilization. Which is not as good as the flagship phones but still can do a good job while taking photos or making videos.

SELFIE CAMERA:

Single 8 MP, f/2.0, 22mm (wide)
Features Panorama, HDR
Video [email protected], gyro-EIS

When it comes to selfie cameras the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE has a single punch whole camera of 8MP which has the largest pixels. This single-punch whole camera contains some awesome details when it comes to daytime shots. At the night the camera can take some nice shots too thanks to its wider aperture. The camera video capabilities are also kept at 1080P at 30FPS only.



Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth version 5.1
USB type USB Type-C
NFC* Yes

This Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is launching with the Wi-Fi 5 which is faster, more efficient, and gives you less latency when compared to the Wi-Fi 4. Which will make the user experience smoother and faster. There is also the support of Bluetooth 5.1. Which is also faster and more efficient than version 5.0. Redmi Note 11 SE has the USB type C gen 2.0 support which makes sense because of the 18 watts of fast wire charging so it must need more bandwidth for charging speeds. It also helps with data transfer because it helps with faster read and write speeds. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE also has NFC support which is also useful. You can pay, and transfer files at high speeds thanks to NFC support.

SOUND:

Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE comes with stereo speakers. This Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE has nice sound quality with a nice amount of bass in it. This will help in gaming because there are two speakers one at the bottom and one at the top which will help gamers. Video watching and hearing to music also going to be good. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack which is also a plus point for gamers.

Colors:

Colors Blue, Black

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is going to lunch in three different colors. Blue, and Black. XIAOMI is known for its premium colors with good contexts. I like the Black color because it looks better than these two colors.

Price:

This smartphone is costing around 150 Euros which is way cheaper than the Motorola Edge 30 and OnePlus 10R.



Final Thoughts:

If you are looking for a good Budget phone, good gaming phone, good design, good display, and amazing performance then this Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE is worth buying. Because it has all the needs that a good consumer needs.

So, this was my full review of this Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 SE.
If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles as well as my YouTube channel.

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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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