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Mi 11 Lite first look: A OnePlus Nord CE competitor, is it?

Xiaomi launched the Mi 11 Lite in India earlier this week. The 4G smartphone starts at a price of Rs 21,999 and goes up to Rs 23,999. The smartphone, as per the pricing, goes against the likes of phones such as OnePlus Nord CE 5G, among others. Let’s take a closer look at the newly launched Mi 11 Lite here.

Updated:Wed, June 23, 2021 7:10pm

By Sneha Saha


Mi 11 Lite design

The Mi 11 Lite sports a clean design with the square camera module placed at the to-left corner of the rear panel followed by the ‘xiaomi’ brand logo at the bottom, which doesn’t interfere with the design as much and makes the phone look even more subtle.


Mi 11 Lite weight

The USP of this Xiaomi phone is its weight. The Mi 11 Lite, as Xiaomi claims, is just so light weight and that makes it extremely easy to use with one hand, which isn’t the case with most of other Mi smartphones available in India, especially the big brother Mi 11 Ultra.


Mi 11 Lite build

The form factor also impresses me. The phone is very well built and feels sturdy. Both the front and back are made of plastic, while the side frames stick to plastic. At the price of Rs 21,999, the Mi 11 Lite looks premium and no less than a Rs 30,000 smartphone for sure.


Mi 11 Lite screen

The Mi 11 Lite comes packed with a 6.55-inch 10-bit AMOLED display with 90hz refresh rate. Well, given the Mi 10i offers 120hz refresh rate, I expected the same from the Mi 11 Lite priced slightly higher. Overall, the screen of the Mi 11 Lite looks just about fine.


Mi 11 Lite user experience

The clean UI is another highlight of the Mi 11 Lite. The phone runs on Android 11 based on MIUI 12.5 out-of-the-box. While there are preloaded apps available on this one, they can be deleted when you want. Despite the affordable price tag, the Mi 11 Lite doesn’t show ads (so far) and offers a smooth user experience.


Mi 11 Lite first impressions

To make the deal even more tempting, Xiaomi has announced a launch offer for the Mi 11 Lite. As a part of the offer, the Mi 11 Lite will be available at a price starting at Rs 18,999, which makes it cheaper than the Mi 10i 5G.

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