(Pocket-lint) - The Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro people a caller epoch for Xiaomi's planetary launches: it's the extremity of the Mi-branded procreation for these affordable flagships, arsenic archetypal acceptable successful question by the Mix 4. But conscionable due to the fact that the Mi isn't successful the sanction doesn't mean the series' mantra has changed: there's inactive tons of high-end specification for a not-so-high price.
For 2021 the T bid comes successful 2 forms: the introduction 11T and the mean step-up 11T Pro. But conscionable what extras does the Pro handset offer? Here are the cardinal differences compared.
Design & Display
- Both devices: 6.67-inch AMOLED display, 120Hz refresh, 2400 x 1080 (FHD+) resolution
- Both devices: Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, Celestial Blue
- Both devices: 164.1mm x 76.9mm x 8.8mm dimensions
Blink and you'll miss it: the 11T and 11T Pro look hardly immoderate different, arsenic you tin spot from the examination representation up top. That's because, ultimately, determination are nary cosmetic differences betwixt the pair.
Both handsets connection the aforesaid 6.67-inch AMOLED sheet with 120Hz refresh complaint and FullHD+ resolution. Both travel successful 3 colour options. Both are the aforesaid size and astir the aforesaid weight.
So if it's a bigger surface oregon bolder colour/material that you're seeking, that's not however these 2 handsets differentiate themselves.
Hardware & Performance
- 11T: MediaTek Dimensity 1200-Ultra, 8GB RAM
- 11T Pro: Qualcomm Snapdragon 888, 8GB RAM
- Both devices: 5,000mAh artillery capacity
- 11T: 67W fast-charging
- 11T Pro: 120W Xiaomi HyperCharge
- 11T Pro only: Sound by Harman Kardon
The cardinal differentiation is each down to the hardware nether the hood. The 11T brings MediaTek's Dimensity 1200 level into Xiaomi for the archetypal time, present successful its 1200-Ultra modification to Xiaomi's spec. The 11T Pro sticks with Qualcomm, offering the top-drawer Snapdragon 888 platform, which means a small much power.
Both devices location the aforesaid 5,000mAh artillery capacity, too, but their charging protocols are importantly different: the 11T's 67W fast-charging is surely quick; but the 11T Pro's 120W HyperCharge is simply a measurement beyond - it tin complaint astir three-quarters of the artillery successful conscionable 10 minutes.
The hardware differentiation means definite further capabilities: the Pro offers 8K video and HDR10+ capture, which the 11T doesn't; and Xiaomi has partnered with Harman Kardon to equip the dependable successful the Pro - an embellishment that lacks successful the modular 11T (although some handsets person dual speakers and are Dolby Atmos capable).
- Both devices: Triple rear camera, punch-hole selfie beforehand camera
- Main: 108-megapixels, f/1.75 aperture
- Wide (120º): 8MP, f/2.2
- Telemacro: 5MP, f/2.4
- Selfie: 16MP, f/2.45
- 11T Pro only: 8K capture, HDR10+ capture
Often a Pro handset's lone differentiator is down to the camera specification - but that's not the lawsuit successful hardware presumption here. Indeed, some 11T and 11T Pro person the precise aforesaid halfway cameras setup.
That means triple lenses to the rear, with a 108-megapixel main, an 8MP wide-angle, and a 5MP 2x macro - akin to the archetypal Mi 11's outlay, really.
Around the beforehand there's a punch-hole apical and centre successful the screen, delivering a 16MP selfie snapper.
Price & Release Date
- 11T: 8 October 2021 release; priced from £499
- 11T Pro: 1 October 2021 release; priced from £599
Despite being mostly akin devices, however, that Qualcomm hardware volition acceptable you backmost an further 20 per cent connected the acquisition price. If you're other keen connected the 8K seizure and HDR10+ past it's an evident pick, otherwise, based connected specification alone, the modular 11T seems similar a savvier merchantability - particularly with its asking terms scraping successful conscionable nether the £500 people successful the UK.
Writing by Mike Lowe. Originally published connected 15 September 2021.