Redmi Note 11S Review Complaint Is this note for you?

Given the similarity and overlapping price points in the list, it can be difficult to determine the right tool. The basis of the SS alternative Redmi Note 11 should be a slightly better version. This explains why the Redmi Note 11S has a 108MP camera, a more powerful Mediatek Helio G96 processor. But is this enough? Let us know in our review.

Redmi Note 11S Specifications 6.43 inch Full HD + display, 90 Hz refresh rate | Mediatek Helio G96 Processor | 6GB or 8GB RAM + 64GB or 128GB storage | 108MP + 8MP + 2MP Camera | 16MP Front Camera | 5000 mAh battery with 33W fast charging | MIUI 13 with Android 11

Price of Redmi Note 11S in India 6GB + 64GB at Rs 16,4999, 6GB + 128GB at Rs 17,499 and 8GB + 128GB at Rs 18,499

Redmi Note 11S gets 90 Hz refresh rate on display. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)

Redmi Note 11S Review What is good for a red flag?

Like the Redmi Note 11, the S variant plays the same design. I received a ‘Space Black’ edition for review, and I must say I was relieved to see a non-blue device in the box. The device is very large (179 grams) and although not easy to use with one hand, the back is easily covered with a cover, so I recommend a cover.

The Redmi Note 11S continues with the fingerprint scanner on the right as part of the power key. It works efficiently to unlock the device. There has been some debate as to whether this position is suitable for left-handed people. As a left-handed person, I never thought of that. I always instinctively used the scanner with my right hand. I have to admit that setting up with the left hand is a pain and involves a lot of bending of the arm. But opening up on the left was nothing to worry about.

Redmi Note 11S in black. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)

The phone’s 6.43-inch full HD + screen works well for the price. Xiaomi is offering a maximum refresh rate of 90 Hz here, although the standard setting is 60 Hz, which is better for battery life. As I have seen in some exits, the display can be read in bright sunlight. The device continues with the headphone jack and has two speakers, one above and one below. This is a great option if you are looking for a device to entertain yourself.

The Redmi Note 11S runs the Mediatek Helio G96 which offers superior gaming performance for the price, especially compared to the Redmi Note 11. When it came to daily performance, he made no complaints. For basic functions, common games, the phone works without any problems.

The Redmi Note 11S is powered by a MediaTek Helio G96 processor. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)

In resource-heavy games like Genshin Impact, the Redmi Note 11S handles well. There was no delay, the touch response was excellent. But the device warmed up after more than an hour. Still, for the mid-range device, it handled the game efficiently. Note that I have a difference of 6 GB RAM, with 2 GB virtual RAM feature turned on.

The phone gets a 5000 mAh battery, which is now standard in this class. A 33W fast charging will bring your phone up to 100 percent in an hour and a half or more. The battery simply lasts more than a day. I used this phone as a hotspot for hours at work and still did not drain the battery all day.

Camera sample from Redmi Note 11S. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)
Camera sample from Redmi Note 11S. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)
Camera sample taken from Redmi Note 11S with 2 x Zoom. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)
Camera sample from Redmi Note 11S in portrait mode. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)

The Redmi Note 11S gets a 108MP camera, which manages to capture beautiful images. The color range is not bad and holds the details well. I also found the skin color more accurate on the Redmi Note 11S. This includes both selfies and nighttime photos.

What is wrong with the Redmi Note 11S review?

The camera has some disadvantages. For example, with red and pink, I noticed that the colors were not always consistent. Also, images taken at home with weak or low lightning are not good and will remain grain. This night mode is on even. The macro camera is not surprising again.

Camera sample from Redmi Note 11S. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)

When it comes to performance, the only concern is that the device warms up when I play the Ginseng Impact.

And yes, when the Redmi Note 11S runs MIUI 13 (still based on Android 11), random app notifications get annoying. You do not need persistent alerts to update apps via GetApps or Wallpaper Carves. Thankfully, someone has the option to turn off these notifications and at least I did not spend much time getting that setting.

The Redmi Note 11S has a dual rear camera. (Image credit shruti Dhapola / Indian Express)

Redmi Note 11S Review Judgment Judgment

As I mentioned earlier, the Redmi Note 11 lineup is very complicated now. Prices for this phone range from Rs 16,499 to Rs 18,499. The competition includes the Vivo T1 5G, with a starting price of at least 15,990 Rs, although the most expensive version costs 19,990 rubles.

It also gets a T1 5G 120 Hz display and a Snapdragon 695 processor and 5G is ready. The Realme 9 Pro has a processor similar to Vivo and 5G, although it starts at Rs 17,999 at 120Hz.

So, if you are a user with a budget of over Rs 16,000, the options are confusing. The strongest points of the Redmi Note 11S are the performance and the camera, which makes it attractive to users in this segment. But it has a lower display refresh rate and loses 5G connection. As long as you do not want a weapon for the next two or three years, the latter is not, in my opinion, a breach.


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