The Xiaomi 11T Pro was officially launched in Kenya back in December. The phone is currently available in stores for Ksh 49,999 for the 8GB RAM variant with 128GB of internal storage space. There is a 256GB variant that you can get for a bit more money.
The Xiaomi 11T Pro comes with some premium features that definitely make it stand out from competitors. The phone comes with a massive 5,000 mAh battery that supports 120W fast charging. In addition, it is also powered by the Snapdragon 888 processor and harman/Kardon tuned stereo speakers.
I have the Xiaomi 11T pro in for review and in this post I will be highlighting some of my first impressions on it. Before getting to that, let us first look at some of its key specifications.
- Display: 6.67-inch; 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888
- RAM: 8GB RAM
- Storage: 128/256GB
- Rear cameras: 108MP + 8MP + 5MP
- Front camera: 16MP
- Battery: 5,000mAh
Unboxing the Xiaomi 11T Pro
The Xiaomi 11T Pro comes in a white box. This is what you will be getting in the box.
- The Xiaomi 11T Pro
- USB Cable
- Wall Adapter supporting 120W fast charging
- Silicone Case
- User guide and warranty information.
Taking out the phone for the first time, you get to feel just how well they have built this phone. I got the one in blue that looks quite good. The phone is quite big but not heavy to hold. If you are planning on getting the Xiaomi 11T Pro, the Celestial blue colour like the one I have is the best option. The colour changes from side to side and does look premium. It has a matte finish that isn’t a fingerprint magnet. Xiaomi provides a free clear back case to protect the back of the phone.
The one thing you will absolutely love is the display. This is a 6.67-inch AMOLED display that you will never go wrong with. This display has a 120Hz refresh rate although that is not enabled by default. The default refresh rate is 60Hz and you will have to enable the high refresh rate yourself under settings. There is a screen protector pre-installed and this should help protect the display from accidental scratches.
The display aside, the build quality of the Xiaomi 11T Pro is also quite good. I cannot get enough of the celestial blue color that I have. It looks good and different and definitely stands out.
On the right side of the phone we have the power button and volume keys. The fingerprint sensor is embedded underneath the power button and is a fast one. It is responsive and even though I would have loved to have the fingerprint scanner under the display, I really love this one. Physical fingerprint scanners have improved over the years and they are now quite fast and reliable.
At the bottom section of the phone we have the USB C port for charging and data transfer, SIM tray as well as the speaker grille. There is another speaker grille at the top section of the phone. The speakers are tuned by Harman/Kardon so you know the audio quality is rich.
The triple camera made up of a 108 MP main sensor at the back. The camera bump is not that bad. The back camera can record 8K videos at 30 frames per second which is commendable. The quality of shots you get with the back camera are worth sharing on social media without any editing. They are vibrant, detailed and with good colour balance. Video recording is also good, stable and with great colour reproduction. I will talk more about the cameras in the full review that should be out in a couple of weeks.
Powering the Xiaomi 11T is the Snapdragon 888 processor which is a very powerful processor that should translate to smooth performance. It does feel snappy as you’d expect. The phone comes with Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 custom UI on top. 8GB of RAM comes as standard with either 128 or 256GB of storage that cannot be expanded.
The battery used here is a 5,000 mAh one that can easily last you an entire day even with heavy usage and the powerful processor and high refresh rate display. This battery can be topped up from 0 to 100% in about 20 minutes thanks to the 120W fast charging adapter that is included in the box.
I will be using the phone for the next few weeks and share my thoughts on it then.