RANK #31

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

"The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is a pricey phone with world-class specs – but as a whole, it isn’t always greater than the sum of its parts."
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Pros

  • Plenty of power
  • Ultra-fast charging
  • Sharp, punchy, smooth screen
  • 50MP camera takes great photos
  • High-end specification means high-end potential

Cons

  • Camera bump is too big
  • Can get hot when gaming
  • Focusing problems frustrate
  • Rear screen isn't very useful

Product Details

Date First Available:
May 4, 2021

Expert Reviews

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is a potentially great phone that’s ruined by its big gimmick.

Read more on techradar.com

Pros

  • Mostly-great cameras
  • Super-fast charging
  • Good-looking display

Cons

  • Overheating issues
  • Camera bump is too big
  • High price

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is a pricey phone with world-class specs – but as a whole, it isn’t always greater than the sum of its parts.

Read more on trustedreviews.com

Pros

  • Excellent camera system
  • Plenty of power
  • Ultra-fast charging
  • Sharp, punchy, smooth screen

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Chunky camera bump
  • Mediocre battery performance
  • Occasional UI gremlins
  • Can get hot when gaming

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra does everything you want from a top-spec smartphone in 2021, and a few things you don't want, and that gives the competition the edge.

Read more on digitaltrends.com

Pros

  • 50MP camera takes great photos
  • Beautiful screen
  • Good battery life and fast charging

Cons

  • Focusing problems frustrate
  • Rear screen isn't very useful

A rare moment from Xiaomi: one that's excited us more than any other phone of late, yet when it comes to the crunch it's the one device that's left us ultra disappointed for failing to get enough of the basics right.Read full verdict

Read more on pocket-lint.com

Pros

  • Camera setup is of generally great quality
  • Super screen - especially when settings are maxed out
  • Speedy charging
  • High-end specification means high-end potential

Cons

  • Touch response is terrible - frequently disengages
  • Battery life is stretched given feature set
  • Rear screen is a gimmick - accidental touch can be a problem
  • Camera bump is huge
  • Ongoing irks with MIUI software

What happens when a company that made its name with incredible values tries to build a phone with every feature imaginable? You get the impressive

Read more on androidpolice.com

Pros

  • Software
  • This is the best, brightest, and smoothest display I've seen on any phone, ever
  • Design
  • Display
  • The main sensor is capable of some amazing things, even with some software bugs
  • MIUI remains one of the most natural feeling Android skins
  • The ceramic and sheer heft of this phone feels amazing, even if it is heavy
  • Camera

Cons

  • For 5,000 mAh, the battery life is weirdly bad It barely lasts a day with moderate use
  • The audio tuning defaults to video which adds a weird echo whenever using Bluetooth audio products
  • Battery
  • Sometimes the camera absolutely fails at HDR and results in horrendous photos
  • Software again
  • Bluetooth audio
  • Design again
  • This phone is massive with a camera module that sticks out a mile
  • A future MIUI 12 5 update should contain some important fixes, but it's taking forever to roll out
  • Camera HDR

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