Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Note 11 series for the international market. That means everyone outside of china. There are four models in all, namely, Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11s, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G. What are the differnces and which one will you be getting? There is only one way to find out: read this explanation and comparison article.
Redmi Note 11
We start off with the base model. Redmi Note 11 has a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with 90Hz refresh rate. That last bit means you get smoother scrooling and graphics. Regular displays have 60Hz refresh rate. The higher the refresh rate, the more capable a display is. For photography, there is a 50-megapixel main camera that has macro and depth cameras in tow.
How powerful is the Redmi Note 11? It is powered by a Snapdragon 680 chipset and has up to 6GB RAM. That is fairly powerful – certainly good enough for the mid-range. It also has up to 128GB built-in storage, a memoy card slot, dual speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, infra-red blaster, 5000mAh battery and 33W fast charging. Not bad at all.
What is the price of the Redmi Note 11? It starts from $179 only.
Redmi Note 11S
On the next higher rung of the ladder is Redmi Note 11S, It has the same screen size, refresh rate, type, and resolution as the Note 11. But it ups the main camera to 108 megapixels. This time, Xiaomi turned to MediaTek for the processor ad fit it with a Helio G96chipset and up to 8GB of RAM. That is a decent configuration.
There is a LiquidCool cooling technology, too, to keep the phone from overheating. Internal storage space is up to 128GB and there is a memory card that supports up to 1TB cards, same as the Note 11 above. All the other specs are the same as the Note 11. The rice of Redmi Note 11S starts from $249.
Redmi Note 11 Pro
The screen size goes up to 6.67 inches on the Note 11 Pro. There is 120Hz refresh rate too. Like the 11S, the main camera is a 108-megapixel shooter with macro and depth lens in tow. Under the hood is the same Helio G96 chipset seen in the 11S, and up to 8GB RAM. Storage is capped at 128GB and you can add a card of up to 1TB memory. To keep the phone from overheating is LiquidCool cooling technology.
What else is on board? Dual Speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, IR blaster, and a 5000mAh battery. This time, you get much faster charging at 67W. How much is Redmi Note 11 Pro? The price starts at $299.
Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G
As the model name indicates, the Note 11 Pro 5G is a 5G smartphone – the only one in the series. It has a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate too. The main camera is a 108-megapixel shooter, but this time, it is coupled with an ultrawide camera and a macro lens.
Powering it is a Snapdragon 695 5G chipset from Qualcomm and up to 8GB of RAM. We would have loved to see a 12GB RAM variant, but if wishes were horses. Internal storage is up to 128GB and there is expandable storage that supports cards of up to 1TB capacity.
What else does the Note 11 Pro 5G bring to the table? The usual suspects – dual speakers, 3.5mm audio jack, NFC, IR blaster, a 5000mAh battery, and 67W fast charging. There is LiquidCool cooling technology inside too. The Note 11 Pro 5G will cost you from $329 only.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G
Xiaomi has announced more Redmi Note 11 devices, and the 11 Pro+ 5G is one of them. What it brings to the table are a 6.67-inch AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate and FHD+ resolution, a 16-megapixel selfie camera at the front, and a 108MP main camera at the back (along with an 8MP ultrawide lens and a 2MP macro lens).
It is powered by a Dimensity 920 5G chipset and comes in two variants – 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage, and 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage, depending on your preference or budget. The battery has 4,500 mAh capacity and has 120W HyperCharge fast charging.
Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G comes in three colours – Graphite Gray, Star Blue, Forest Green colours, and sells for $369 for the 6/128 GB variant, $399 for the 8/128 GB variant, and $449 for the 8/256 GB variant.
Which Redmi Note 11 series phone are you getting?
You have seen the main differences between these four smartphones. Which one of them are you getting? If you want 5G support, the big daddy of the group is the only option you have. That is the Pro 5G. If you are good with 4G LTE only, then any of the other three will do, depending on your needs and financial capacity.
All of them are good value for money, something that Xiaomi smartphones excel at. In all, Xiaomi has announced a total of 14 Redmi Note 11 models. To get a better picture of the situation, read our explanatory article on all available Redmi Note 11 phones.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.