When it comes to proper mid-range devices with an affordable price tag, the Redmi series from Xiaomi has always been delivered. The series has become known for its value-for-money proposition along with its reliable performance. Early this year, Xiaomi launched the Redmi Note 11 series globally. Recently, the company announced a customized variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 specifically for the Bangladesh market. The device comes at a time when smartphone prices are volatile in the international market. Here’s a detailed take on the device to see what’s different and how it benefits Bangladeshi users.
Features of Redmi Note 11 (Customized Variant for Bangladesh)
Design and Build Quality
From the outside, the customized variant is the exact same as that of the Redmi Note 11. The Redmi Note 11 came in three distinct color options. However, the customized variant got rid of the pearl white and star blue options and stuck with the graphite gray only. Other than that, users won’t see any difference.
The phone itself comes in a complete plastic build. The back of the device has a matte frosted finish which gives the device a rather premium look. At 179 gm, the device is comparatively lightweight. It provides a good hand feel thanks to the balanced weight distribution. So users will be able to use the device for long hours without any complications.
On the ports and buttons end, the device has everything standard and some more. The power button on the right of the device doubles as the fingerprint scanner. The two included secondary noise cancellation mics drastically increase the call quality.
The standard 3.5 mm jack is also present here along with a dedicated microSD slot and Type-C charger. There isn’t any dual stereo speaker, however. Users will have to settle with the single bottom-firing speaker.
Overall, the device is consistent in its design, keeping much of the elements from the previous models while making minor adjustments here and there.
The display is easily one of the key highlights of the device. Xiaomi used a 6.43-inch 90 Hz AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution in Note 11. One thing to mention here is that the customized variant only has bumped-up memory options. Other than that, everything else is the same as Note 11 and so is the display.
As a 90 Hz AMOLED panel, the device offers a smooth touch response. Using the device feels much faster than it actually is thanks to the high refresh rate. Another useful feature of the display is the 1000 nits brightness. It makes the device clearly legible even in direct sunlight. While the panel doesn’t have HDR 10 support, it still churns out crisp contents thanks to the vibrant color contrast of MIUI.
The Redmi Note 11 features four cameras on the back. While on paper the device boasts four sensors, in reality only two are useful while the other two are quite gimmicky. The main sensor is a 50 MP f/1.8 shooter complemented by an 8 MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor. The remaining two sensors are a 2 MP macro shooter and a 2 MP depth sensor.
The main camera produces great images in daylight and outdoors. The images look sharp and crisp with a great deal of dynamic range. Xiaomi has also perfected its portrait mode as the images now show better edge detection.
The quality slightly drops as users shift to the ultrawide lens. The 118° field of view brings in a lot of subjects to the camera but the fish eye effect is ever so present in every shot.
There’s also a 13 MP front-facing camera on Note 11. The lens can take decent shots with impressive color reproduction.
The videography of Note 11 is limited to 1080P at 30 fps. While the main lens can churn out more resolution, it is ultimately held back by the limited computational power of the processor.
To sum things up, the camera experience on the Note 11 won’t be anything drastically better. But it does bring some impressive performance and improved quality to outperform most of its peers in this price range.
Processor and Performance
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 features Snapdragon 680 4G processor built on the 6 Nm architecture. The chip design uses 4 2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold and 4 1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver chips. The processor is coupled with Adreno 610 GPU for practical and balanced performance.
Note 11 blazes through in day-to-day usage. In fact, the 680 4G is the perfect processor for lightweight usage.
While it's true that the device is geared towards lightweight usage, the device doesn’t fall short by much in gaming. The device can smoothly run even graphics-intensive games in medium settings. However, it does tend to heat up the device easily.
The performance gets an extra boost on the customized variant. The standard Note 11 came with 6 GB RAM as the maxed-out option. However, the customized variant ups the RAM count to 8 GB. This allows the device to retain more apps in the memory and boosts the overall performance by quite a few margins.
On top of that, the customized variant is made in Bangladesh and for Bangladesh only. Meaning only the users here can get their hands on the souped-up version of the device.
Battery and Charge Time
The Redmi Note 11 features an impressive 5000 mAh battery capacity. The battery combined with a power-efficient processor makes the device last up to 10 hours in continuous usage. There is also a 33W fast charger that charges the device from 0 to 100 in an hour.
Price of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11's Customized Variant for Bangladesh
The official price of the customized Note 11 in Bangladesh is 23,999 BDT. The price has been adjusted according to the spec bump and local production in mind.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11's customized variant for Bangladesh brings more power to a proper mid-range device. The device launched in early 2022 got a mid-year refresh which is sure to appeal to most people looking for a reliable budget option. The device may slightly fall short in the camera but other than that, there’s hardly anything to complain about at this price point. Especially now that the device has more RAM and better performance in the cards.