Xiaomi continues to pamper and feed its winning horse: its catalog of mid-range phones. One of the Chinese company’s most recognized families in this price range is the Xiaomi Redmi Note, which in 2022 will be commanded by the Redmi Note 11S, Redmi Note 11, and Redmi Note 11 Pro.
After having had an experience, without penalty or glory, with the Redmi Note 11, it is time to analyze the Pro model, a phone in which Xiaomi has the opportunity to improve the experience of this family, with a solvent processor and a Battery section of the most complete in a matter of mid-range. Will Xiaomi have given the correct key? Let’s see it!
Design and ergonomics: a well-known line
If the Redmi family is characterized by something, it is by presenting a similar design between the different models of the same generation. So how could you expect this Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro to have a configuration identical to the Redmi Note 11?
The materials and construction of this Redmi Note 11 Pro convey a pleasant feeling at hand, which even manages to approach the premium range of telephony rather than the mid-range. Its terminations and straight edges favor an excellent grip on the terminal, which we can use with one hand without many problems.
The rear sector opts for an elegant matte finish. Although it manages to defend itself very well against fingerprints, it does not prevent our hands’ natural oil from being marked after a few minutes of use.
The camera module is once again the center of attention of all eyes on this surface, with a size and layout similar to that of the Redmi Note 11, only with one less camera sensor. Regardless, we can accompany the phone with the flexible silicone case included in the device box.
Screen: good news over here
The screen is one of the most notable sections of the Redmi Note 11 Pro. We are facing a 6’67” AMOLED panel with a Full HD+ resolution of 2400×1800 pixels. So far, we have seen nothing on the panels of other mid-range phones, but to watch movies, series, and play video games, we do not need much more, especially considering the price range in which we are moving.
120Hz, AMOLED, and Full HD+. Not much more is needed in the mid-segment
After testing it, I think that the screen of this Pro model offers a quality similar to what I was already able to experience in the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11. The panel is well calibrated from the factory, its default color scheme seems the most appropriate, its brightness capacity reaches a maximum peak of 1,200 nits, and its automatic adjustment works very well, quickly adapting to the light condition in which we find ourselves.
Here, the only difference concerning the Redmi Note 11 is in the fluidity section of the screen since the panel reaches a 120Hz refresh rate. The other option within this section, and if we want to save some battery, is to adjust this refresh rate to 60 Hz.
Therefore, on this occasion, we do not have any intermediate configuration, such as 90Hz, nor an automatic rate adjustment. Either all or nothing. I always recommend using the highest fluidity since the experience improves a lot. In the case of the Redmi Note 11 Pro, there is no more significant impact on battery drain with this setting activated.
To complete the multimedia section, we have to talk about the sound. On this occasion, the Redmi Note 11 Pro arrives well equipped with a dual speaker system and the possibility of connecting wired headphones, thanks to the 3.5mm jack that we find in the upper frame of the device.
The sound from the dual speakers is quite generous in terms of volume level without becoming too overpowering when set to maximum. The biggest problem I have found here is that the sound is flat, and at no time have I found a significant distinction between highs and lows, especially when we listen to music or watch a movie/series.
Performance: enough power
The experience in terms of fluidity and performance is a little better than what I had with the Redmi Note 11, highlighting an increase in performance in the gaming section. The Snapdragon 695 is a processor designed for the mid-range, which Qualcomm presented in October 2021. In this case, it is in charge of supplying power to this Pro model of the Redmi Note 11 family, and, in addition, it comes accompanied by different configurations. Of RAM and storage, starting from 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (the model I used to carry out this analysis).