Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro VS Mi 11 Ultra Review: Biggest Comparison of 2021

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When Xiaomi released the Mi 11 at the end of the Gregorian calendar last year, everyone knew that there would definitely be Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra in the future, but what will these two phones be and what will they have No one knew about the blessing of new technology. Yesterday night, the two phones were officially released. Counting the time, they both gave Xiaomi Mi 11, the big brother, exactly one quarter to go to the market as a latecomer. It can be regarded as maintaining full respect, and the next Xiaomi’s high-end flagship even challenged the entire Android mobile phone’s position, and it was up to these two newcomers to do it.

Starting from the Mi 10 series, Mi’s high-end product market has become, and the Mi 10 Supreme Commemorative Edition has pulled this high-end to the top, tasted the taste of victory and gained a firm foothold. The manufacturer will naturally not put this name on hold, so this time, Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and 11 Ultra are all on it all at once-“let the storm come even more violently write!”.

Design & Appearance

From the comparison of the configuration details given above, it can be seen that the two phones are exactly the same except for the difference in the camera and the slight difference in thickness. Therefore, in the outer packaging, the two phones are the same. Except for the “Pro” and “Ultra” marked on the front, they are exactly the same. You can even swap the two phones and put them in each other’s box.
The black + gold colour scheme has always been very tonality and compelling, and it is also very good when used on Xiaomi’s two highest-end mobile phones this year.

The screen parameters of the two phones are exactly the same, and even if you compare them carefully, it is almost the same as the standard version of Xiaomi 11 released a quarter ago. The same 6.81-inch single-hole four-curved surface, the same 3200×1440 resolution, the same 120Hz high refresh rate and 480Hz touch sampling rate, and the same Samsung E4 luminous material. I compared the parameters of the Mi 11 Standard Edition in detail. After that, only two differences were found. One is that the peak brightness of Xiaomi 11 Pro and 11 Ultra is 1700nit, which is higher than the 1500nit of the Xiaomi 11 standard version, and the other is the Dolby Panorama supported by Xiaomi 11 Pro and 11 Ultra.

At the same time, these two mobile phones are also Xiaomi’s first mobile phones to support Dolby Vision certification, and also the first domestic mobile phones to support Dolby Vision. As the top HDR format, Dolby Vision format can display high brightness and 10 times higher than SDR video. The low-brightness scene and the 50-times higher contrast ratio, while supporting a wider colour gamut, also hope that the high-brightness scene and dark details in the movie scene, through the support of HDR dynamic metadata, so that every frame in the movie can be Shows different HDR effects.

High brightness and contrast have always been very intuitive to show the advantages and disadvantages of a screen. If you don’t know whether the screen of your mobile phone is good or bad, it is usually because there is no comparison object, and those in the mall sell for tens of thousands of yuan or even One area where the cost of a battery of hundreds of thousands of dollars is high is in the brightness that can be presented, which is completely invisible to your eyes before.

No improvement in other parameters does not mean that Xiaomi 11 Pro and 11 Ultra have not improved on the screen. On the contrary, it means that even the standard version of Xiaomi 11 has almost no improvement in the display of the screen. This is definitely one of the best screens in current mobile phone products.

The rear lens is the biggest difference between the two phones, and it is also the biggest upgrade of the Mi 11 Pro and 11 Ultra on the Mi 11 Standard Edition. The world’s first 50 Megapixel 1/1.12 Samsung GN2 main camera lens is the current mobile phone product. The biggest CMOS at the bottom is not one of them. In this year, some other brands are still using last year’s GN1 as the main camera to boast at the press conference. This time, Xiaomi’s two mobile phones are new and larger flagships. Made a standard configuration, this is the embodiment of hard power.

But also officially because of the large CMOS, the volume and thickness of the rear lens of the two mobile phones have increased a lot compared to the standard version of the Xiaomi 11. Among them, the Xiaomi 11 Ultra should be stable if it is not accidental. Can win the title of a mobile phone with the largest rear lens volume this year.

Because of optical and imaging reasons, the size of the camera is difficult to make small, so according to this idea, the larger the volume of the rear lens, the higher the photo quality will be relatively high. This is definitely not absolute, but it is This year’s Xiaomi 11 series mobile phones are 100% accurate.
The rear lens of the Mi 11 Pro continues the design of the standard Mi 11, but the whole is bigger. For the Mi 11 Ultra, because each of the three lenses can be used as the main camera, the layout is not Instead of using a matrix, it was placed horizontally. Then, based on the horizontal orientation of the lens, in order to supplement the overall symmetry and beauty, a secondary screen design was added to the right side of the camera. Some brands have also used it. Similar designs are generally the same in functionality, usually information reminders, time display, and secondary screen preview when taking pictures.

In terms of the material of the back shell, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra industry first released a special version of the marbled back shell. Its biggest highlight is that it distinguishes the pure black and white ceramic backshells currently seen on the market, and uses a new ceramic processing technology. Exquisite marble-like textures are engraved on the back shell with lasers. From the outside, it seems like a marble pattern that grows naturally. The technology of the back shell of the mobile phone has been pulled to a new level. .
Ceramics itself is a favorite of many large and business people, and this time Xiaomi has realized the marble-like technical craftsmanship on the ceramics of the back shell, which is very helpful for it to successfully enter the high-end market.

By the way, let’s look back at the ceramic craftsmanship that was first released for the Mi 6 Ceramic Exclusive Edition. Because of technical problems, shipments were very rare, but now it is possible to engrave patterns on the ceramic back shell. Xiaomi’s craftsmanship and technological progress over the years can be seen. Spotlight.

The frame design of the two phones is the same as the standard version of Mi 11. The professional tuning certification of Harman Kardon appears on the left side of the top frame of the phone, followed by infrared rays, and the bottom of the phone is with sound waves. Opening holes for design inspiration. In terms of external sound experience, these two phones can be used as small speakers, and the author also had a whim during the process of listening to music. If the two phones can be paired and combined into a set of 2.0 stereo speakers With a small cell phone, the listening experience should be even better.

MIUI

The MIUI system version of the two phones in the author’s hand is 12.0.8.0. Because they were obtained in advance, they may be slightly different from the system version released in the official version. Here we will use this version for the time being. Two sets shall prevail.

MIUI 12 has been well received since its release. Regardless of the system interface and user experience, it can bring such drastic innovations under the same general trend of Android phones, which itself is a matter of great need for confidence. The MIUI team not only had the courage to do it this time but also did a very good job.

In fact, when the system is not a major upgrade, there is not much system content in the release of new mobile phones. After all, now the hardware improvement of mobile phones is the point of attention of all friends, but here are some experiences that I think are good. Right.

Game Space game acceleration function. I think this is a very practical and qualitative change function for mobile phones. There are many game phones now, but most of them do not look like mobile phones, but this MIUI application is The moment you open it, you will feel that your mobile phone has turned into a game console “inside”, but its exterior is still the design of your standard mobile phone.

In this Game Space, you can adjust the GPU, and in the advanced settings, you can also customize various very detailed adjustments such as touch control, micro-manipulation aiming and click operation stability. You must know that for the game, the hand is poor. The consequence of a millimetre is definitely a huge difference in the gaming experience, and the various professional adjustments brought by this feature and special effects such as in-game settings and displays will make every user who likes to play games after using them. Can’t put it down.

Cameras

And taking pictures is the highlight of these two mobile phones. It is also the biggest difference in appearance and parameter configuration of the three mobile phones of Mi 11, Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. Let’s review the lens aspects of these two mobile phones. Configuration. Mi 11 Pro: 50MP ultra-large bottom GN2 main camera 1/1.12″ 8P lens, 2.8μm (4in1) large pixel OIS optical image stabilization + 13 Megapixels 123° equivalent 16mm focal length + 8 Megapixel telephoto lens, equivalent 120mm focal length.

50MP ultra-large base GN2 main camera 1/1.12″ 8P lens, 2.8μm (4in1) large pixel OIS optical image stabilization + 48MP IMX586 ultra-wide-angle lens, 128 ° super-wide field of view, equivalent 12mm focal length + 48 Megapixels IMX586 Telephoto macro lens, equivalent 120mm focal length + rear Flicker sensor integrated light sensor.

It can be seen that apart from the world’s first GN2 as the main camera, the other two lenses are different. So what are the differences between them in terms of actual camera experience and imaging effects? Let’s compare the samples one by one. The first is the daily shooting proofs of Xiaomi 11 Pro. The shooting method is fully automatic. The pictures are only compressed, and the original pictures are straight out without any post-production. (All mobile phone samples below are processed in this way).

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It can be seen that the first is the close-up flower sample. Compared with the weather conditions and colour temperature of the day, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is a kind of processing without excessive modification. Many people say that the iPhone sample is true and that is what it means. , And the combination of sharpening and blurring of the edge of the flower is also excellent. The prominent highlight, the obscure and obscure, the look is comfortable. The style of the large scene building is also the same as that of the flower, because it is 5 o’clock in the evening. It’s a lot of time to shoot, so you can see from the proofs that the atmosphere is about to set in the weather, and the moon in the high sky is even more embellished.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro supports a zoom range of 0.6 times-50 times, the actual imaging effects of different focal lengths are relatively good, look at the proofs:
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The ultra-high magnification zoom imaging proofs can best directly illustrate the product strength. You can see that even on the 5x or 10x zoom proofs, you can clearly see every steel bar line of the building, and you can do it all. When it comes to horizontal and vertical, there is no loss in the picture. On the current mobile phone products, the 10x zoom can have such an imaging effect, which is absolutely top-notch. Night scene shooting can most test the tuning ability of mobile phone manufacturers, and this has always been the area where major mobile phone manufacturers are vying to work hard. Xiaomi 11 Pro has also done a very remarkable job in this regard. (All the following night scene photos, the left picture shows the night scene mode is not turned on, the right picture shows the night scene mode turned on).

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The night scene shooting proofs of Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro can explain the problem very well. First of all, when I opened the camera lens, I was already surprised by what I saw in the viewfinder, because it was already past 8 pm at the time, but the scene in the viewfinder was as It’s the same at dusk, it doesn’t feel so dark at all, and when you press the shutter after the night scene mode is not turned on, the photos taken are actually the same. The scenes are full of bright and detailed scenes and even make the author think that the AI ​​of the mobile phone will help automatically shoot For photos with night scene mode, because they are full of details and the picture purity is very high, under such an already excellent night scene sample taken by hand, what can be done to optimize the night scene mode?

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All the proofs after turning on the night scene mode have achieved the suppression of highlights and noise while improving the obvious picture brightness, giving more rich details. If you zoom in on the photo, you can even see the photos in the night scene mode clearly. The edge details of the leaves of the plants, among which Xiaomi’s self-developed night owl algorithm has also exerted its strength. As a big cup, the Xiaomi 11 Pro is already so good in taking pictures. So how can the other super-big cup flagship Xiaomi 11 Ultra improve? Let’s continue to look at the proofs.

The first is on the sample photos taken at hand. The content of the viewfinder is the same as that of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro, in order to better see the comparison between the two phones, but I believe everyone can also see through the sample photos. In this daily viewfinder In terms of content, in fact, the styles of the proofs of the two phones are the same, with the same colour tone and texture. After all, it is a company’s product. So the place where you can compare the different things is in the extreme shooting content.
The author used the Mi 11 Ultra to take an extra long-focus sample of the moon during the day. In fact, there is no need to talk nonsense and explain. The mobile phone can have such an imaging effect, and one photo is enough to explain the problem.

In terms of telephoto shooting, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is wider and longer and supports 0.5x-120x ultra-telephoto range support, so it can take the world in one phone. There is nothing to say about the 5x and 10x proofs. The actual effect is the same as that of the Mi 11 Pro. The details are also clearly visible when zoomed in. On the ultra-high 120x zoom proofs, although it can be seen that there is a digital zoom effect, At that time, the afterglow of the setting sun and the metallic lustre on the building complemented each other, and the texture was also good.

Mi 11 Ultra is not the first mobile phone to use 120x zoom. Many people have said that such a high magnification has little experience in mobile phones in the last century because no one would use such a long focal length to take pictures, and the handheld is extremely unstable. But after I have used it, I still want to say, I can use it, but you can’t live without it. Life is full of variables, not to mention a camera. In case I need such a zoom focal length in a scene that I really want to record. Isn’t it a pity that there is no product support by your side. In night scene mode, the style of Mi 11 Ultra is also the same as Mi 11 Pro, as can be seen from the proofs, but the ultra-telephoto section of Mi 11 still allows the author to see some invisible content at night, such as the other side of the lake. The text on the LED billboard and the clear outline of the moon in the sky.

120x zoom is the farthest distance in the camera focal length of mobile phones currently on the market, and this has also brought some new ideas for photography to many creators. The 1/1.12 size main camera of Xiaomi 11 Pro and 11 Ultra The camera lens with an outsole that is close to one inch brings excellent imaging effects to both day and night photos. It is reasonable to say that its opponent in this respect can no longer be a mobile phone, but is similar to the Sony RX100 series, The ultimate portable card machine such as Panasonic LX10.

But as a mobile phone, Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and 11 Ultra have the advantages of official algorithm tuning, direct editing of mobile apps, and direct output of social networks through the Internet. These are incomparable with card machines. Maybe that day, the mobile phone will really be able to If the 1-inch outsole is popularized, that may be the day when these small card machines disappear completely.

Hardware & Performance

Fourth, the latest version of the AnTuTu V9 public beta has been officially launched on the 22nd of this month, and the app store of Xiaomi mobile phones has also been updated. So this time, the scores of the AnTuTu running scores of Xiaomi 11 Pro/Ultra are just fine. Based on the Antutu V9 version, pay special attention to the fact that the running scores of V9 cannot be compared with V8.

I have two mobile phones in my hand. Among them, the Mi 11 Pro is configured with 12+256GB and the 11 Ultra is a 12+512GB version. I won’t say much about other aspects. The performance of the two phones is exactly the same. Let’s come directly. See AnTuTu’s running scores.

According to the AnTuTu V9 running test, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro has a running score of 804,210 points, a storage test score of 59,605 points, a CPU score of 195297 points, and a GPU score of 311982 points. In terms of storage, the reading speed has reached 1983.1MB/ s, the writing speed reached 753.5MB/s.

Another Xiaomi 11 Ultra has a running score of 829915 points, a storage test score of 59798 points, a CPU score of 208789 points, and a GPU score of 316337 points. In terms of storage, the read speed reached 1988.1MB/s and the write speed reached Up to 751.9MB/s.

There is only a difference in storage capacity between the two phones. The Mi 11 Ultra has a larger capacity, so the final score is also higher in the 11 Ultra. After all, this is Xiaomi’s top mobile phone product this year. Such achievements are also normal.

In addition, because the author has received the two mobile phones before the press conference, individual manufacturers will restrict AnTuTu to run sub-networking before the launch of the new phone, so as to prevent the content of the new phone from leaking the configuration data, so in the final A line of small characters will appear on the score presentation. Please be aware of this.

5. Gaming and Battery

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro/Ultra is also the same in terms of battery capacity, the same 5000mAh battery, but the thickness of the body of the two mobile phones are very well controlled, the former is 8.53mm and the latter is the same in terms of length and width. In the case of, it’s more extreme. It’s only 8.38mm. Don’t underestimate the thickness of 0.15mm. These two phones are already top-notch products. The internal space is an inch of gold, and the battery capacity of 5000mAh is more Many 4600 and 4700mAh mobile phones are thinner, not to mention that the screen used in the Xiaomi 11 Ultra is still ceramic, and the process will be more difficult.

Can insert 5000mAh battery into the body of less than 9mm, this is because Xiaomi adopts the second-generation nano-silicon-oxygen technology negative cell in both mobile phones. This is the industry-recognized next-generation battery technology, the first It is on MIX Alpha. On the basis of safety improvement, this second-generation technology solves the problem of battery long cycle under high silicon content and promotes the first mass production of silicon anode battery technology in the industry. This time, Xiaomi again Is the leader.

After the author’s personality test, after 30 minutes of game time in “Peace Elite”, the battery of Xiaomi 11 Pro has been reduced from 81% to 68%, and the power is down 13%. Naturally, there is no need to talk about the game quality. With the highest output of 90Hz frame rate, the mobile phone has a slight heat transfer during the game, which can be felt by the hand, but it is a very gentle touch and does not affect the player’s gaming experience.

The Mi 11 Ultra is also a 30-minute “Peace Elite” game test. The battery capacity is reduced from 52% to 37%, and the power consumption is 15%. The game quality is the same as the Mi 11 Pro because of the core performance parameters of these two phones. They are completely the same, so the reason for the 2% difference in battery power should be due to the different scenes I encountered during the game.

When I played with Mi 11 Pro, the author compared the dishes. I played three rounds in a row, and each game landed into a box early, but when I played with Xiaomi 11 Pro, I only played two rounds. It was still two complete rounds, and one round was eaten. Chicken, it made it to the top five in one round.
The power consumption caused by different scenarios is also normal. In fact, it is not necessary to be too true for the 2% power gap.

Before the press conference, Mr Lei deliberately stated on his Weibo that future mobile phones would “disobey and run “Original God”, so of course, it is also essential to test “Original God”. It is also 30 minutes of game time. After all the quality is turned to the maximum and the limit and 60Hz refresh rate, Xiaomi 11 Pro consumes 21% of power, Xiaomi 11 Ulta consumes 19% of power, you see, there is another 2% difference in power consumption, but this time it is Xiaomi 11 Pro. The battery has increased by 2%. These are normal phenomena of playing games, and an average value is probably a more accurate figure.

Then there is the frame rate of the game. These two games are popular players who test the performance of mobile phones, but in fact, the game “Peace Elite” can no longer meet the mobile phone performance test. The smooth picture quality +90 frame rate is compared. Stable; on the other hand, because of the big scene and the big map, some mobile phones are easy to lose in high-quality situations, but this situation is both for Xiaomi 11 Pro and Xiaomi 11 Ultra. nonexistent.

Battery

In terms of charging, both phones are equipped with 67W wired second charging and 67W wireless second charging, and their battery capacity is the same, so the final charging figure table is almost the same, every 5-10 minutes. There will be a 1% or 2% power gap. Overall, it can be fully charged in 35 minutes, which is one minute faster than the official 36 minutes, which is enough.

There is one more thing to say. If the two phones are charged at the remaining 1% or 0% of the battery, they will have an ultra-fast charging effect in the first 5 minutes. The Xiaomi 11 Pro can be charged up to 22%, and the 11 Ultra can be charged up to 21. %, the rescue effect is very significant.

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Verdict

Xiaomi officially warmed up Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra, only one simple and clear sentence was given: Android Phone King. The weight of these four words must be well known to everyone who reads this article. This is what every mobile phone manufacturer wants to achieve after the booming development of domestic mobile phones over the years, and there have been several mobile phones that have been used when they were released. This vocabulary, but the Android device king that everyone recognized in their hearts has never been finalized.

This time, the two mobile phones of Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Xiaomi mi 11 Ultra have been impeccable in terms of performance alone. From the strongest screen to the strongest processor to the battery technology that leads friends and merchants to follow, pick in the egg. You can’t pick out the shortcomings of the bones. Based on the traditional advantages of Xiaomi for many years, Xiaomi has strengthened the camera quality on the phone with a high intensity this time. This is a problem after you see it and use it. Hard power display that can’t go back. If the three-camera lens of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro is a routine upgrade of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Standard Edition, then the three-camera lens of the Mi 11 Ultra has been able to find no opponent after it was released. Just like what a netizen said: Qiang is not like a mobile phone anymore.

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