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No Pro, no Ultra, and the only protagonist released on December 28 is Xiaomi Mi 11. Before the arrival of 2021, Xiaomi brought the latest products of the digital series to the public.
Although it seems to be on the last train of 2020, in essence, Xiaomi Mi 11 is still a flagship for 2021. It also reflects the trend of flagship mobile phones in 2021 to a certain extent.
We have got Xiaomi Mi 11 for a few days. As the starting point of Xiaomi's new decade, Xiaomi Mi 11 is as important as the Mi 10 series that summarizes the past ten years, and through the experience of these few days, we might as well watch the leopard and let you know about 2021. What qualities should a flagship mobile phone of 2015 possess?
One obvious change is that the ability to take pictures is no longer the core capability of Mi 11, and the focus of effort has changed from taking pictures to screens. This is also a slightly weaker part of the Mi 10 series this year.
Xiaomi also stated directly on Weibo that Xiaomi Mi 11 is equipped with the most expensive screen in Xiaomi's history. Where is it? Let's take a closer look.
This is the best screen in Xiaomi's history
The improvement of the screen brightness comes from the upgrading of the material. Xiaomi Mi 11 is equipped with Samsung E4 material for the first time. The peak brightness of the screen is pushed up again to 1500nits, and the global maximum brightness also reaches 900nits, whether it is from numbers or from the naked eye. Look, the screen of Mi 11 is brighter than the previous generation E3 material.
The 1080p resolution and 90Hz refresh rate on Mi 10 has been fully evolved on Mi 11. It is equipped with a 20:9 ratio, 6.81-inch four-curved OLED screen. This time it finally has a 2K resolution with a resolution of up to 3200×1440, a refresh rate of 120Hz, and it can be turned on together.
Other aspects such as 10bit color performance, better primary color calibration than before, touch sampling rate up to 480Hz, support for HDR10+ and other features, all indicate that this is the top screen on the market, even next year, it should not Fear of any opponent.
Many people can say that they love and hate curved screens, love its beauty, and hate it, which is easy to touch. This time, Xiaomi Mi 11 has added two hardware grip position recognizers. When it detects that you are holding the edge of the screen, the anti-incorrect touch area will shrink inward. The shape of the anti-mistouch area will be automatically changed according to the different horizontal and vertical lying positions.
After simple actual measurement, the prevention of accidental touch is indeed improved, but it seems to be limited to the use of "streaking".
Naturally, the power screen can't just stay on the hardware. This time Xiaomi is also equipped with the AI master image quality engine, which is like the Xiaomi TV master series.
There are two new functions. The first is the SR super-resolution algorithm, which can "double" the resolution of low-resolution videos through the algorithm, and the other is the motion compensation function MEMC, which has been said for a long time. Mi 11 is integrated into the system.
These two functions theoretically support mainstream third-party video applications, but because the screen is too small and the algorithm requirements are high, the effect may not be obvious in daily use.
It is worth mentioning that Xiaomi also launched Corning Gorilla Glass Victus for the first time in China this time. The drop resistance is 1.5 times that of the previous generation, and the scratch resistance is twice that of the previous generation.
On the whole, the screen improvement of Xiaomi Mi 11 can be said to be huge, but there are some regrets. Although the power consumption of E4 material has dropped by 15%, this screen does not support LTPO in hardware, and does not support Dolby in function. Horizon.
In addition, due to the four curved surfaces, the R angle in the upper half of the screen is too large, and it seems that the screen is not aligned with the frame, which is a bit strange.
The screen piled up enough, and other places naturally didn't fall. Full blood version of LPDDR5 memory, UFS 3.1 flash memory, better tuned X-axis linear motor, Wi-Fi6 enhanced version, VC liquid cooling, etc., it has everything the flagship should have.
Although the dual speakers of Mi 11 are changed to asymmetrical, the overall listening experience is more pleasant and comfortable.
The sound hole on the top of the phone is also engraved with the words Harman/Kardon, which means that Xiaomi has invited Harman’s Golden Ear team for tuning. The sound hole at the bottom shows the pattern of beating notes, and the overall refinement has increased.
In addition to the glass version in our hands, Xiaomi Mi 11 has added two new plain leather versions this time, which is obviously preparing to further establish the impression of high-end quality.
Snapdragon 888 is still stuck playing "Original God"?
Of course, there is the most important configuration, the first Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor.
Regarding Qualcomm's next-generation flagship processor, although there have been many related reports, the so-called "final sense on paper", the performance, power consumption, and heat generation of Snapdragon 888 must be actually hand-held to see the truth.
Snapdragon 888 uses a 1+3+4 three-cluster architecture, which has a large core based on the X1 architecture, three cores based on the A78, and four small cores based on the A55 architecture.
To put it simply, compared to the A77 architecture of the Snapdragon 865, this brand new super core has improved its peak performance by 30%. Compared with the A77 core of the Snapdragon 865, the three A78 cores have optimized power consumption by 50%. In terms of performance, the CPU part of the Snapdragon 888 has a 25% increase in overall performance and a 25% reduction in power consumption compared to the Snapdragon 865.
As for game performance, the brand new Adreno 660 has a 35% increase in performance and a 20% reduction in power consumption compared to the Adreno 650 used by the Snapdragon 865. It is also more stable to play some large-scale games with very high performance.
We also downloaded the AnTuTu benchmark and Geekbech 5 software to further test the performance of Snapdragon 888. According to the actual test results, AnTuTu's running score exceeded 710,000, GeekBench's single-core score was 1130, and the multi-core score was 3725. Once again won the first place in the Android camp.
In order to actually experience the game performance of Snapdragon 888, we downloaded the recently popular mobile games "The Original God" and "Call of Duty". And open all image quality and frame rate options to the highest test.
The actual measurement shows that the Snapdragon 888 performs well under the highest quality of Yuanshen, most of the time it is very smooth, but occasionally it will get windy. The performance of "Call of Duty" was very good, and there was no frame loss during the 30-minute game time. However, the large R corner of the screen will make some game elements incomplete, such as the Wi-Fi signal icon in the "Call of Duty" interface, which is mostly invisible.
As for heat dissipation, I have to say that the game "Original God" is very performance-intensive. The heat of the phone is quite obvious, and the upper part of the body feels hot to the touch.
We used a thermal imager to further test and found that the heating area of Mi 11 is mainly concentrated in the area near the camera, with the highest temperature reaching 42°-43°. It is better than the iPhone 12 Pro Max, which reaches around 45-47°C.
It can be seen that the heat dissipation capacity of Xiaomi Mi 11 is still quite excellent. It not only uses the VC liquid-cooled three-dimensional heat dissipation system, but also has a new ultra-thin aerogel thermal blocking material built in to avoid the instantaneous accumulation of heat in local areas.
The charging head is "optional", and the camera will continue to take 100 million pixels
In terms of charging speed, Mi 11 has been upgraded from 30W of Mi 10 to 55W, which also surpassed Mi 10 Pro, the big brother. It can be charged to 83% of electricity in 30 minutes and 100% in 46 minutes.
In addition, Mi 11 also has wireless charging and wireless reverse charging functions. The wireless charging power has been upgraded to 50W, which can be charged to 100% in 53 minutes. The wireless reverse charging is still 10W. Emergency charging and charging the headset are quite convenient.
Next, let’s talk about “environmental protection”. I have to say that Apple has really brought a wave of “environmental protection” this year. Yes, Xiaomi Mi 11 will not come with a charging head this time, and not only does it have no charging head, but also very Boldly even the data cable is also removed. But don't rush to scold, Xiaomi is giving the user the right to choose this time. As long as you choose the "package version" when purchasing, you will be given a 55W GaN charger and data cable. If you have a surplus of charging heads at home, you can choose the "standard version". There is no price difference between the two,
However, the charging head is still a Type-A interface. After Xiaomi's "magic modification", it supports the PD protocol, and it can also charge thin and light notebooks.
The body is lighter and thinner. The battery of Xiaomi Mi 11 has been slightly shrunk from 4780mAh of Mi 10 to 4600mAh. In addition, the screen resolution and refresh rate have also become higher, which makes people a little worried about battery life. The specific performance depends of course on actual measurement.
In the wifi environment, we set the screen brightness of the Mi 11 to 80%, the loudspeaker volume is set to 50%, and then a three-hour battery life test. During these three hours, we simulated the daily habits of users and performed operations such as brushing Weibo, listening to music, playing games, watching videos, and brushing vibrato.
After three hours, the remaining power is 62%, and the battery life is good, slightly better than the iPhone 12 we tested before. It can be seen that the 4600mAh battery will at least not be the shortcoming of Xiaomi 11.
Compared with the hard-stacked screen, the Xiaomi Mi 11 basically maintains the configuration of the Xiaomi Mi 10 in terms of cameras, but has changed from a vertical design to a square ladder design. Regardless of beauty and ugliness, at least the recognition is there, and it avoids the possibility of fingers touching the camera when holding it.
The main camera is still Samsung HMX 100 million pixel sensor. The sub-photograph used a 13 million ultra-wide-angle lens, and the original two lenses suspected of "make up the number" were cut off and replaced with a 5 million pixel telephoto macro lens.
We have seen this camera on the K30 Pro standard version. Compared to practicality, it is very interesting and can be used for macro photography.
When the Mi 10 Extreme Commemorative Edition was launched in the middle of the year, Xiaomi mentioned that high pixels and large pixels are two paths for Xiaomi, so it is understandable to continue to use 100 million pixels.
We compared the main camera of Mi 11 and iPhone 12 Pro Max. From the proofs, in the face of Apple, a player who relies on computational photography and 12 million pixels to beat the world, Xiaomi Mi 11's 100 million pixels magnification is obviously superior in daytime resolution.
But in terms of HDR control and overall picture look and feel, Apple is still more pleasing.
We also compared Xiaomi Mi 11 with Xiaomi Mi 10. From the actual performance, Xiaomi Mi 11 did not show any significant improvement in image quality compared to Mi 10, but thanks to the more powerful ISP, Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 100 million pixels The imaging speed is still much faster than that of Mi 10, and it brings a new night scene video function to Mi 11.
Night scene video can greatly improve the screen brightness during night scene shooting, which is helpful for video shooting under extreme light sensitivity. However, in our actual test, the test version of the firmware (MIUI12.0.9) has certain bugs. We encountered the loss of dark details, crazy focus, poor anti-shake effect, etc. We hope that Xiaomi can fix these algorithm problems of the camera as soon as possible .
In addition to the above-mentioned functions, Mi 11 has added several more interesting gameplays this time.
For example, the fingerprint module has a new heart rate detection function, which can be opened in the health app. Just press your finger on the fingerprint module to detect in real time, avoiding the trouble of touching the camera on other mobile phones.
Overall, Xiaomi Mi 11 is still playing the role of a high-end flagship goalkeeper, setting a new standard for the flagship in 2021, and the strength of the screen also allows us to see that Xiaomi's next direction is to take the previous weaknesses a little bit. Completion.
It was the first time for Xiaomi to release two generations of the Mi Digital Series at the same time in a year. This also caused the subconsciously written "last year" to be deleted repeatedly when writing copy.
This is not only because the next-generation flagship processor Snapdragon 888 comes earlier than ever, but also because Xiaomi wants to take the lead in the world's premiere so that it can occupy a more favorable position in the flagship war in 2021.
What is rare is that it is 0.9mm thinner and 12g lighter after a comprehensive upgrade compared to Xiaomi Mi 10. It also complies with the Slogan that "load lightly".
As for the more comprehensive and ultimate experience, such as 120W charging, large pixel main camera and periscope telephoto, I am afraid that it will be left to the later Pro version and even higher-end versions. As the "Middle Cup" Xiaomi Mi 11 has exceeded expectations, what kind of experience can Xiaomi, which will show its full strength by then, bring?
Be pleasantly surprised.
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