For an affordable price, you can get the Redmi Note 11T 5G with a dual back camera setup (50-megapixel main sensor), LCD display, and MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC. It is an improvement to the Redmi Note 10T 5G, which was released earlier this year. In addition, this is Redmi’s second 5G phone in China. Is it, then, worthwhile to consider buying? Continue reading to find out.

Redmi Note 11T 5G review: Design

The Redmi Note 11T 5G has the appearance and feel of an affordable phone. It resembles the Redmi Note 11 smartphone, which was released in China in late October. The rear of the polycarbonate has a gleaming coating on it. The phone’s matte surface prevents fingerprint smudges from accumulating. Even if it does, they are scarcely visible. Aquamarine Blue, Stardust White, and Matte Black are the three color options for the phone.

A new camera module is the sole significant difference from the Note 10 series. On the Note 10 series smartphones, the silver ring around the main camera is replaced with a more minimal glass outline. Under the main camera, there are four smaller rings: one for the ultra wide angle camera, one for the LED flash, and the other two for symmetry.

In your hand, the phone will feel very comfortable. It is 195 grams in weight. It’s not overly huge or slick, and it’s light. However, the volume button is located on the upper section of the frame, making it difficult to reach for those with smaller hands.

A fingerprint sensor is assigned to the power button. At the bottom, you’ll find a type-C USB charging connector and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, with a speaker on either side.

Redmi Note 11T 5G review: Display

Redmi Note 11T 5G review: Display

On the Note 11T 5G, Redmi has employed a large display. This is a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD panel with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels, a refresh rate of up to 90 frames per second, a touch sampling rate of 240 frames per second, a DCI-P3 broad color gamut, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. A large and noticeable hole punch cutout in the center of the display houses a selfie camera. The cutouts on the Note 10 series were significantly smaller. It is not clear why Xiaomi abandoned that strategy.

On three sides, tiny bezels protect the display, but the chin is very broad and noticeable. Android smartphone manufacturers will undoubtedly need to find a symmetrical solution in this regard. For both indoor and outdoor use, the display quality is adequate. It is responsive, crisp, and bright enough.

The refresh rate may be manually switched between 90Hz and 60Hz. Rest assured, the display can transition between multiple refresh rates automatically to deliver the best possible experience.

The only thing to keep in mind is that the Redmi Note 10 Pro and Redmi Note 10 Pro Max are both available with 120Hz AMOLED displays in the same class. In reality, the Note 10 Pro’s base model is only Rs 1,000 more expensive than the Note 10T 5G’s base model. Now, I’m not suggesting that AMOLED is always preferable to LCD, but 120Hz is unquestionably smoother than 90Hz. Plus, having alternatives is usually a good thing.

Redmi Note 11T 5G review: Camera

Redmi Note 11T 5G

The Redmi Note 11T 5G has a 50-megapixel primary camera and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with a 119-degree field of view on the rear. For selfies and video calls, there’s a 16-megapixel camera on the front. Kaleidoscope, slow-motion, time-lapse video, night mode, and other features are included in the camera app.

The primary cameras of the Note 10 and Note 10T 5G were both 48 megapixels. So, there’s a slight improvement there, but the absence of a macro or depth sensor severely limits your options. Redmi could have included a second ultra wide angle camera for macro snaps, but it didn’t. Even though very few people use macro photography, you cannot rule out the amazing shots a good macro camera can take.

Redmi has returned to a dual-camera system on the back. This is a big dissapointment as it is hard to even recall a phone with only two cameras at the rear launching at this pricing in last year. In addition, the back camera does not allow 4K video. The highest resolution at which you may shoot is 1080p at 60 frames per second. The front camera has the same resolution as the rear camera but shoots at 30 frames per second.


Under the hood, you get the most substantial update. The MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC in the Redmi Note 11T 5G is an improvement over the Dimensity 700 SoC in the Note 10T 5G. The new device is manufactured using a 6nm technology and includes an ARM Mali-G57 GPU with a maximum GPU frequency of 1068MHz.

The phone’s internal storage can be increased up to 1TB with a microSD card, and Xiaomi has also included up to 3GB of extendable RAM. To guarantee flawless multitasking, the phone can allocate up to 3GB of storage to RAM if necessary. You’ll have to go into the settings menu and manually enable this.

In the majority of situations of typical usages, the performance is excellent. The UI might be a little sluggish at times, but the Note 11T has proven to be a solid daily driver. For 40-45 minutes of gaming sessions, even high-end games like PUBG: New State, work perfectly and there is no heating concerns.

The two stereo speakers, which are rather powerful, add to the whole multimedia experience. I’m not sure how many people listen to music through their phone speakers anymore, but those who do might love this.

The phone comes pre-installed with MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11. Those who have already used Xiaomi or Poco phones will have no issue operating the smartphone.

Redmi Note 11T 5G review: Battery

The 5,000 mAh battery on the Redmi Note 11T 5G should be more than enough for most users. The phone is capable of fast charging at a rate of 33 watts. Fast charging on the Note 10T 5G is limited to 18W due to the Dimensity 700 SoC. As a result, you might consider this an upgrade. In fact, Redmi has coined the term “33W Pro fast charging” to describe this new technology. To be honest, you won’t be able to see any significant difference in charging speed between this phone and prior Xiaomi and Redmi phones.

Final verdict And Price In Nepal

The Redmi Note 11T 5G, as previously stated, is not the greatest smartphone in its price range. It isn’t even in the discussion. Surprisingly, it has one feature that none of the other products in its category have. Even if they can’t use it right now, all observations indicate that buyers prioritize that one feature over anything else when purchasing a phone. I’m referring to 5G. And that’s something the Note 11T 5G has going for it.

Aside from that, you get a high-refresh-rate display, a faster processor, and rapid charging capabilities with the charger included in the package. All of this adds up to a solid package with the Note 11T 5G.

The Xiaomi 11T costs EUR 499 for the base 8+128GB model and EUR 549 for the 8+256GB model. The Xiaomi 11T Pro, however, starts at EUR 649 for the base version. If and when the Xiaomi 11T series is released in Nepal, we estimate it to start at NPR 75,000.

Check out our take on the Redmi Note 9 to know about how the model matches up with the latest Redmi Note phone.