For a while, mobile phone announcements will always mention a very prominent highlight. It may be 100 million pixels, it may be a flagship processor, or it may be a high-value body. But when we pay for the highlights, we will find that, limited by processor performance, 100 million pixels cannot play a good role; the flagship processor is equipped with a slightly boring design; Some regrets.
The highlight is just fate, stable companionship is what a mobile phone should do, so when I got the Redmi Note 11T Pro+ (hereinafter referred to as 11T Pro+), I wanted to know if it was enough for a bucket.
Dimensity 8100, very “family”
If I were to vote for the best chip on the Android platform this year, I would give the Dimensity 8100 the first place. Its extreme performance can’t compare to the top flagship, but in daily use, who will run full performance all the time? The power saving and stability of the Dimensity 8100 have become invaluable in front of a lot of hot flagship phones.
However, out of personal curiosity, I still used the 11T Pro+ to conduct various benchmark tests. The specific results are as follows:
In terms of performance, the Redmi Note 11T Pro+ is in line with the general performance of the Dimensity 8100, and the multi-core performance of the GeekBench 5 is not inferior to that of the Snapdragon 8. At the same time, the AnTuTu benchmark score of 730,000 in the standard mode is similar (or even higher) to the performance mode of the Snapdragon 870. If you don’t play games, the standard mode is enough.
The actual game performance, “Honor of Kings” has the highest picture quality, with an average of 87.7 frames, which is very stable. However, there are some very obvious frame drops in this picture, but no lag was found during the game. Later, I tested it and found that the frame drop occurs when the character dies or is not operating. That is to say, for battery life (or temperature control), the 11T Pro+ also implements dynamic adjustment in the game.
▲ At 6 minutes, I stood there for a while
However, in the later stage of the game, this “adjustment” disappeared again. Whether it is an occasional bug or an optimization, it needs further verification. This is of course not the full strength of the Dimensity 8100. Xiaomi officially claims that it can stabilize at around 117 frames, but “Honor of Kings” has not yet been adapted.
“Peace Elite” is also opened to the highest picture quality, and the whole process is stable at 40 frames (it seems that the high frame rate still has to wait for the game to adapt). In games, I was very impressed with vibration and Bluetooth lag.
The 11T Pro+ is adapted to the 4D vibration of “Peace Elite”. The vibration of the vehicle and firearms is different, and the sense of immersion is very strong. The latest generation of Bluetooth 5.3 has lower power consumption and stronger anti-interference. With the Redmi Buds 4 Pro that supports LC3 audio encoding, the delay can basically be used wherever you want.
What, 59ms latency is too high? Then use the “extremely advanced” 3.5mm headphone jack of the 11T Pro+.
The ultimate picture quality of “Genshin Impact” basically stabilized at 50 frames for the first 10 minutes, then dropped to 45 frames, and hovered between 40 and 45 frames after 20 minutes. The body temperature was up to 43.2 ℃, and the position was near the camera module. , the temperature of the hand-held part is up to 39.7 ℃.
Although the power consumption of the Dimensity 8100 is well controlled, there is a certain gap in the extreme performance compared to the Dimensity 9000 or the Snapdragon 8. But after experiencing several flagship mobile phones this year, I found that stability is more important. After all, playing “Genshin Impact” with extreme picture quality is not just a necessity for me. If you are a heavy player of “Genshin Impact”, the flagship phone + cooling back clip should be your standard choice for this year.
Interestingly, Redmi officially mentioned the video editing capabilities when promoting the 11T Pro+: “…it will be equipped with LPDDR5 flagship memory for the first time, with stronger performance and lower power consumption! Smooth daily experience, fast game loading, and stress-free editing” . How can I say it, I’m a little bit at a loss when I see it here. How to test the video editing ability of the mobile phone?
▲ Picture from: Xiaomi WeChat public account
I shot a 5-minute 4K, 30fps video with the 11T Pro+, imported it into “Cut Movie”, accelerated it twice, and exported a 1080P, 60fps video, which took 2 minutes and 4 seconds. For comparison, I sent this video to another flagship phone with Snapdragon 8, LPDDR5 memory, and did the same thing, which took 2 minutes and 24 seconds.
This test method is not rigorous, and the adjustment of manufacturers is also different, but if you are a short video enthusiast, the performance of this Redmi Note 11T Pro+ is worth paying attention to.
In general, the Redmi Note 11T Pro+ equipped with the Dimensity 8100 is not powerful enough to charge you all the time, using 120% of the resources to score 100 points. All it can do is make good use of its performance and get an 80-point experience steadily.
The “home” of the mobile phone is impossible without it.
It’s a bucket, it’s a flagship bucket
If you want to produce a so-called cost-effective mobile phone that only relies on the processor today, the Ji 8100 is enough to become the longest board of this mobile phone. But even if it is the main performance, the 11T Pro+ is not only the performance of “Tianji 8100+LPDDR5+UFS3.1”, from imaging, battery life, fast charging, to dual speakers, NFC, infrared, and even 3.5mm headphone jack is not available few.
If you list the selling points of Redmi Note 11T Pro+, it will be longer than its name.
In terms of imaging, the Note 11T Pro+ uses a 64-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle, and a 2-megapixel macro imaging system. The main camera is Samsung GW1, which has a 1/1.7-inch outsole and supports 4-in-1 1.6μm large pixels, which can capture more light to improve the fineness and quality of photos. The performance of daytime and night scenes is quite satisfactory, and the film completion rate is still quite high.
However, the automatic HDR function is not very smart. For example, in the picture below, the right side is obviously over-exploded, but the mobile phone does not turn on HDR, and the effect will be better if it is turned on manually.
The night by the river is hazy, and the performance of the 11T Pro+ is not bad, but the weather has been relatively bad recently, which has also affected the performance of the night scene to a certain extent.
MIUI 13 also has many interesting shooting functions, such as magic clones, VLOG templates, etc., but my favorite is the document editing function, which can not only set a watermark to ensure privacy, but also photocopy the ID card, which is very useful for an office worker who often has to scan documents. In other words, this function is practical and convenient.
A good screen is important for game scenes, but more important for daily use. The 11T Pro+, a 144Hz, LCD screen that has passed the DisplayMate A+ certification, also has a good experience for daily drama watching, Douyin, and Weibo.
The 11T Pro+ is not 144Hz in the whole process. After the phone is turned on, the number of frames will still be changed according to your usage. I tested several commonly used apps. To sum up briefly, the basic sliding is at 144Hz, the video playback is at 60Hz, and the graphics and text are displayed at 50Hz.
Officials claim that more frames have been adapted for movies (24/48 frames), variety shows (30 frames), TV series (25/50 frames), etc., to reduce screen jitter and achieve a smoother effect. However, what we have now is still an engineering prototype and cannot unlock more frame rates, but from the experience point of view, the first thing to start with 11T Pro+ is to turn on the 144Hz switch.
This screen is not perfect. It may be a common problem with LCD screens. I always feel that the front camera is a little blurry, and the chin cannot be made as narrow as an OLED screen phone.
11T Pro+ has a 4400mAh single-cell battery, which is enough for normal social interaction, games, shooting, and watching videos, which is enough to meet the battery life needs of going out early and returning late. The 120W fast charge paired with the Pengpai P1 self-developed chip has become the “ancestral” configuration of the Xiaomi series. After turning on the fast charge acceleration in the settings, it will charge 53% in 10 minutes. Don’t worry too much about forgetting to charge the night before.
Overall, at this price point, from performance to everyday experience, and with the Redmi Buds 4 Pro, I can’t fault the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ too much, but it still has some things I’m not satisfied with. In addition to the wider lower frame, the 11 Pro+’s fingerprint buttons are also slightly tighter. Although it does not affect daily use, when taking screenshots with the volume buttons, two buttons with different pressing forces are always misused.
This is just my personal experience. If you are worried, it is better to go to the offline Xiaomi Home to actually experience it.
In addition – it is also a personal feeling – the appearance of the 11 Pro+ is a little ordinary, of course not ugly, it is just a bland appearance, and it always lacks some personality when taken out. It seems too simple, reminds me of the phrase “no design is the best design”.
This is a phone I would buy
From the Redmi 1 jointly released with Qzone to today’s Redmi Note 11T Pro+, Redmi has gone through almost 9 years. As a user of the first generation of Redmi, in another year, I can proudly say that I am A decade old fan of Redmi.
For 9 years, as a “Xiaomi expert”, I have recommended a lot of Xiaomi and Redmi products to my friends from mobile phones to the ecological chain. I found that after they heard me say “I also bought it”, they were willing to buy. It will be much higher – and the Redmi Note 11 Pro+ will be a “I also bought” product, as I said before, I can’t fault it.
However, I have more expectations for Redmi.
Lu Weibing, general manager of the Redmi brand, posted a Weibo asking everyone what to expect from the K60 released next year. One fan comment was pushed to the top: “Add back what you said at the K20 conference.” In the screenshots, we can see the “common features of flagship mobile phones” such as flagship processors, under-screen fingerprints, glass materials, and leading technologies. “True flagship” configurations such as glass material and under-screen fingerprints can no longer be seen in this year’s new Redmi products.
From the K50 series to today’s 11T Pro series, Redmi’s main theme this year is solid. I look forward to the tenth anniversary. Redmi can bring more leading technologies to the K60 and Note 12 Pro series, opening a new decade of extreme cost performance.