Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE review: a mid-range equipped with power and style

As part of its new line of flagship phones, Xiaomi introduced a few months ago in our country to the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. The last initials of his name mean ‘New Edition’ since it is an updated version of the model presented in May of this year.

Beyond introducing new color variants, the cell phone also has a new processor and RAM memory options. In order to evaluate its performance in different areas, such as design, software, camera and battery, in The Republic We tested it for the last few weeks.

The smartphone arrives in a white box that highlights the number 11, which is distinctive of this series. It should be noted that the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE It belongs to the first range of products presented under the new name after the removal of the Mi brand.

Looking inside the package, we found a clear protective case, a wall charger, a USB Type-C cable, the SIM puller, a Type-C to 3.5mm headphone adapter, the quick start guide, and the Warranty card.

One of the most striking features of the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is its design. It features a back cover with a matte finish that reflects different shades depending on the position of the light. In this case, the test unit I had at my disposal was in color Peach Pink.

Beyond the aesthetic issue, the phone stands out for being quite light and comfortable to use. While it is not a compact device (its dimensions are 160.53 x 75.73), it weighs only 158 grams and is 6.81 mm thick, giving it a sleek appearance.

At the bottom is the speaker, the SIM tray and the USB Type-C input, while the top is the infrared port. Finally, on the right side, the volume control and the fingerprint reader (integrated into the power button) are located.

The smartphone incorporates a AMOLED panel 6.55-inch that features Full HD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) 90 Hz refresh rate, HDR10 + support, Dolby Vision compatibility, and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

Plus, it offers up to 800 nits of brightness, a DCI-P3 color gamut, and TrueColor technology. All these specifications make the cell phone capable of providing an excellent viewing experience, both due to its lighting level and its vibrant colors.

Similarly, the large size of the screen makes it ideal for enjoying all kinds of multimedia content. In turn, the high refresh rate makes it possible to obtain a fluid response, especially when playing video games.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE comes equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor accompanied by 6 GB / 8 GB of RAM memory and 128 GB / 256 GB of internal storage (expandable by microSD card up to 1 TB).

As an operating system, it runs the latest version of MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11, which features a revamped interface and additional features. With respect to connectivity the device comes with support for 5G technology, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE integrates a battery of 4,250 mAh which supports system of fast charging by 33 W cable. Although this capacity is lower than that of other terminals of the company, it was not a major problem in terms of autonomy.

The smartphone was able to perform efficiently until the end of the day, both in normal use conditions and in more demanding situations (multitasking and gaming). Depending on how it is used, the battery life can be extended up to a day and a half.

In terms of protection, the phone has four locking methods: pattern / PIN / password, fingerprint, facial recognition and Bluetooth device (compatible with wearables manufactured by Xiaomi).

If we specifically focus on the last three security systems, which are the least traditional, each of them provided a very fast and effective response. Therefore, they are the ideal option if you do not want to put keys to access your phone.

On a photographic level, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is provided with a frontal camera 20 megapixels and a triple rear camera composed of a 64 megapixel main lens, an ultra wide angle: 8 megapixels and a 5 megapixel telemacro.

The camera app offers a variety of functions intended for photography and video. These include night mode, portrait mode, AI beauty mode, panorama, super macro, slow motion, time-lapse, vlog, dual video, clone, and professional.

The results of images captured in environments with good natural and artificial lighting were outstanding. In addition to having excellent sharpness, it also obtained realistic and vibrant colors, as well as a good balance between contrast and exposure.

Similarly, the photos taken at night were exceptional. Low presence of noise, intense colors, remarkable resolution, good balance between light and shadow. All this without having to activate the night mode that is included in the app.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is already on sale in Peru through the company’s website, physical stores and other authorized channels for a price from S / 1,479. It is available in Peach Pink (pink), Bubblegum Blue (blue), Truffle Black (black) and Snowflake White (white).