Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G test: ultra-fast charging and more

The photo block on the Redmi Note 11 Pro + can be arranged slightly differently from the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, it has the same modules. The main, with a 108 megapixel sensor and wide-angle optics, is supported by an ultra-wide-angle module (8 Mpx sensor) and a macro module (2 Mpx).

Main module: 108 MP, f/1.9, eq. 26mm

As always, the 108 Mpx module which the Redmi Note 11 Pro + 5G is equipped with is connected to pixel bindingwhich combines here nine pixels in one to deliver shots at 12 Mpx, which is possibly brighter and above all lighter to store.

The quality of the images captured during the day isn’t bad, but it’s clearly no better than the Redmi Note 11 Pro’s “short -sightedness”. The sharpness is very similar there and, as we can see in our color dot chart, processing small elements is sometimes a problem for the smartphone. Compared to the Mi 11i from the same manufacturer, and comparable in price terms, the Redmi Note 11 Pro agrees with a lower level of detail, which can be seen in particular in the cartography. There is also a lack of sharpness at the periphery of the image.



Xiaomi Mi 11i


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (12 Mpx, eq. 26 mm, f/1.9, ISO 189, 1/100 s)

The gap is widening with the use of nocturnal photography. The refinement is even more there, the colors disappear and the shot becomes unusable in the end. Surprisingly, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G opted for a completely different treatment and preferred digital noise to this over-smoothing, resulting in a more satisfying image.



Xiaomi Mi 11i


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (12 Mpx, f/1.9, eq. 26 mm, ISO 13,400, 1/14 s)

108 MP mode

The switch to 108 Mpx mode demonstrates the efficiency of Xiaomi -powered software processing: without it, the image is clearly lacking in juice and little user interest.



Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (night)


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (day)

Ultra wide angle module: 8 Mpx, f/2.2

The ultra wide-angle module on the Redmi Note 11 features a definition limited to 8 Mpx, which shows shots that lack minimal accuracy. This is exactly the case here, but we found against the Find X5 Lite that the treatment run remains soft and that it allows – if you don’t zoom in on the image – to get an eye -pleasing rendering. Pay attention to distortion that is not or barely corrected, and that damages the periphery of the image.



Oppo Find X5 Lite (8 Mpx, f/2.2, eq. 15 mm, ISO 288, 1/100 s)


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (8MP, f/2.2, ISO 67, 1/100s)

These considerations apply to daytime shots, as night blurs the shots almost entirely. Software processing fails to isolate all elements of our landscape, which is virtually unreadable. You already understand this: at night, it’s better to favor the wide angle and, if you can stabilize your smartphone (and get the elements fixed), use the night mode offered as an option.



Oppo Find X5 Lite (8 Mpx, f/2.2, 15 mm eq., ISO 7812, 1/20 s)


Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G (8 MP, f/2.2, ISO 10,000, 1/14 sec)

Front module, portrait and video modes

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G + has the same 16 Mpx (f / 2.4) module on the front end. It also allows you to take decent selfies, especially in bright light. The level of detail is very accurate, but be careful to deactivate the beauty filters if you want natural rendering, that is not very smooth. Portrait mode -powered clipping, for selfies or photos of others, works well despite some hiccups associated with rebellious hair.

Unlike the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, the Pro + model is capable of filming up to 4K at 30 fps. It also allows you to shoot up to 60 fps in Full HD. A few options are available, but we’ve maintained the Vlog function for pre-cut creative montages that allow less experienced videographers to create small clips without difficulty. Beauty filters are also available in video mode.

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