Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi focuses on value additional devices since its inception. While the Mi lineup focuses on the higher mid-range to flagship devices, the Redmi line takes a budget to mid-range approach. Redmi’s latest 11 series brought a range of devices ranging from entry-level to mid-range segments. Xiaomi's Redmi 11 Prime was launched in India on 6th September 2022. This budget phone aims to bring incredible value for money to users. Let's take a detailed look at the key specs, pros, and cons of Redmi 11 Prime.
Xiaomi Redmi 11 Prime Key Specifications
Design and Build Quality
The design of the Redmi 11 Prime isn’t really reminiscent of the previous iterations. Redmi has always experimented with the design elements and users got a new design tone almost every year. This year, the 11 Prime is no different with its rectangular camera housing and diamond textured back.
The body of the 11 Prime is completely made out of plastic. This was no surprise given the budget and previous material choices from Redmi. But what came as a surprise is the Gorilla Glass 3 on the front. This is definitely something that will give an edge to 11 Prime against its competitors.
The usual ports and buttons are all here. Unsurprisingly the power buttons act as the fingerprint sensor and the 3.5 mm headphone jack also retains its place on the device. There’s no stereo speaker on the device but the bottom-firing speaker is quite loud and crisp.
The starting variant of the device comes with just a 64 GB ROM option. But thankfully, there’s an additional microSDXC slot to compensate for the onboard storage.
Redmi 11 Prime is available in three colors – playful green, flashy black, and peppy purple. The colors are as vibrant as their names. Overall, the Redmi 11 Prime doesn’t really reinvent anything. Instead, it makes the existing props better to put forth a value-for-money device, both design, and build-wise.
The 6.58-inch display on the Redmi 11 Prime is an IPS LCD one with a 90 Hz refresh rate. The 90 Hz refresh rate isn’t actually controllable as Redmi optimizes this feature according to level-of-uasage. It's more like a dynamic refresh rate which will change depending on how the user interacts with the device.
The panel also boasts 400 nits brightness. While this isn’t technically very bright, outdoor legibility is still okay to some extent. But the 240Hz display looks much better indoors compared to outdoors.
Speaking of the quality itself, it’s a decent 1080P panel with a good pixel density. The colors look sharp and warm in a typical Redmi fashion. Viewing angles are also great. For a 1080P LCD panel, Xiaomi has really nailed it here.
The market for ultra-budget devices is already saturated. But it's no surprise that Redmi 11 Prime probably pulled off one of the best panels from the lot.
We have 3 sensors in the camera department. The main sensor is a 50 MP one with two additional 2 MP depth and macro sensors. In a typical budget marketing style, the two additional sensors are mostly for show and the “triple camera” tag. It's clear that almost all the tasks will fall on the main 50 MP sensor.