Xiaomi has launched in India, the new Xiaomi 11i Series. There is quite a lot of hype for the Xiaomi 11i Series in India. I am certain you want to know why there is so much hype about this Xiaomi series.
Thus, we ask the following main question:
Is the Xiaomi 11i Series a smartphone series you should consider looking at for your next upgrade or purchase?
Like we always do in our reviews, we answer the main question by answering it with a few break down questions to ensure you have a clear idea about the entire Xiaomi 11i series. The break down questions are the following:
How does the design of the Xiaomi 11i Series look like?
What are the specifications for the Xiaomi 11i Series?
Do we have an idea what the retail prices will be in different currencies for the Xiaomi 11i Series?
Where can a person find the Xiaomi 11i Series currently?
Let’s get the review started so that we understand what is the hype all about the Xiaomi 11i Series. Let’s go!
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Design of the Xiaomi 11i Series
The Xiaomi 11i Series will be the third installment out of the Xiaomi main series, the 11 series. As illustrated above, you can clearly see the rear camera layout has changed quite a bit. You can see the Xiaomi 11i Series has four rear camera lenses, while the others only have three rear camera lenses.
Now the Xiaomi 11i Series consist out of two kinds of smartphones and they are the following:
- Xiaomi 11i
- Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge
Both of them have the same design and use the same plugins. They make use of a type-C plugin to ensure rapid fast charging. They also jack plugin to ensure wired headphone users will be satisfied still. Plus both smartphones will have the ability to expand its on board memory with an external micro SD card which is a feature that some users still prefer to have.
The Xiaomi 11i series smartphones will be available in the following four colors:
- Camo Green
- Stealth Black
- Purple Mist
- Pacific Pearl
These four smartphone colors are beautiful, especially the Pacific Blue color. Which one of these colors would you prefer?
So both Xiaomi 11i Series smartphones have the exact design, so do they have the same specifications? The answer is not quite and that we will reveal in the next section.
Specifications of the Xiaomi 11i Series
By looking at the table above, there is hardly a difference in both smartphones specifications. However, they do differ in the following two categories:
- Weight – The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is 3g lighter to carry and use compare to the Xiaomi 11i.
- Battery Capacity – The Xiaomi 11i’s battery has 660mAh more battery power storing capacity as compare to the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge’s battery.
- Charging Speed – Now here we get a glimpse why the one Xiaomi 11i has HyperCharge with its name. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge can charge its battery to full power capacity in less than 15 minutes! That is extremely fast. While the normal Xiaomi 11i takes 13 minutes to reach 50% recharge power capacity.
Overall: The Xiaomi 11i Series has awesome specifications, but if you want a smartphone that can charge its battery to full power capacity in less than 15 minutes, then the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is the smartphone for you.
Retail Price for the Xiaomi 11i Series
Here are the retail prices in different currencies for the Xiaomi 11i Series. Just remember that these prices are just assumptions and may change in different currencies or retailers.
It is surprising to see the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is so much cheaper compare to the normal Xiaomi 11i as it is the better smartphone out of the two in terms of fast charging speed. I definitely expected the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge to be the expensive smartphone out of the two.
But by looking at both smartphones prices, they are really affordable. Many users will be able to afford this great smartphone series of the Xiaomi 11i Series. Thus, I would rank the Xiaomi 11i Series for the mid range price category.
Where can I find the Xiaomi 11i Series currently?
Xiaomi 11i Series is currently only available in India as we speak. Xiaomi will make the Xiaomi 11i Series available to world shortly. They first want to focus on their main home countries and then later go worldwide.
It totally makes sense why Xiaomi is doing this. They want to make sure their product is doing successful before reaching out to other countries. Plus due to part shortages that still exist in the manufacturing smartphone environment, they need to make sure they first satisfy the countries where most sales are being made currently.
What impresses me the most of the Xiaomi 11i series, is the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge smartphone. It can charge to full power capacity in less than 15 minutes! That is crazy fast!
Yes, it has good other specifications, like the rear camera, memory and RAM size. But the fast charging speed is the main factor that stands out for me. Imagine you in a country that has a lot of power cuts and you need your smartphone at full power at a short amount of time. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge will be the answer for you.
Plus the nice thing about the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge, it is very affordable. I just hope the battery cannot become a problem due to this fast charging speed. Like for example, swelling up the battery quicker or making the battery lose its power storing capacity quicker.
However, I believe Xiaomi made the benchmark for the year of the fastest charging smartphone in the world. Hopefully it can encourage other smartphone brands also joining this trend soon.
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