Xiaomi has launched two new smartphones to kick off 2022, the Xiaomi 11i 5G and the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G. These two smartphones are almost equivalent however have barely totally different battery capacities and charging speeds. The latter mannequin is the one making all of the headlines due to its capability to cost extremely rapidly. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G comes with a 120W charger, and Xiaomi claims that it can get to 100 % in simply 15 minutes. I bought my arms on the brand new cellphone, and listed here are my first impressions.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G value in India and availability
The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G value in India begins at Rs. 26,999 for the bottom variant which has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The second variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Rs. 28,999. Xiaomi can be providing a limited-period New Year low cost of Rs. 1,500, whereas SBI Bank card holders can avail an extra Rs. 2,500 as cashback. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is offered in 4 color choices: Pacific Pearl, Purple Mist, Camo Green, and Stealth Black. It will go on sale in India on January 12 at midday.
Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G design and options
The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G has a brand new design with flattened sides and rounded corners, and it’s fairly comfy to carry. At 8.34mm in thickness, the cellphone nonetheless feels slim, though the 204g weight is noticeable. The body appears to be made out of polycarbonate whereas the again panel is glass.
Sticking to the present pattern of side-mounted fingerprint scanners, the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G has the scanner positioned on the appropriate, together with the amount buttons. The cellphone additionally sports activities stereo audio system, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an IR emitter which is ubiquitous on Xiaomi smartphones.
The again panel of the Camo Green variant of the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G has a matte end. This creates a dual-tone impact, and the inexperienced color is barely actually noticeable when mild hits it at an angle. With solely a ‘Xiaomi 5G’ branding on the again, I fairly favored the minimalist design of this smartphone. The digicam module is larger than that of the Mi 10i (Review) and protrudes fairly a bit. It homes three cameras, a 108-megapixel main, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 5-megapixel macro digicam. For selfies, this cellphone has a 16-megapixel entrance digicam.
The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC identical to the not too long ago launched Vivo V23. Both variants have 128GB of storage solely, which is expandable utilizing a microSD card within the the hybrid dual-SIM tray.
The cellphone runs MIUI 12.5 primarily based on Android 11, and my unit had the September Android safety patch. It comes with a number of MIUI options and some preinstalled apps which might be uninstalled.
At the entrance, the massive 6.67-inch AMOLED show has a small hole-punch cutout and skinny bezels on the perimeters. It has a full-HD+ decision and a 120Hz refresh charge, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
The spotlight of the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is the 120W quick charging help. Xiaomi bundles a 120W charger within the field, and it is among the greatest ones I’ve seen bundled with a smartphone. It has a full-sized USB Type-A port, and also you additionally get a Type-A to Type-C cable with this cellphone. The Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G packs in a 4,500mAh battery, which Xiaomi claims might be stuffed absolutely in simply 15 minutes. I’m wanting ahead to testing these charging claims within the full assessment.
With costs beginning at Rs. 26,999 for the Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G, Xiaomi is making an attempt to money in on the cellphone’s hyper-charging capability to set it aside in a crowded phase. The Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G goes up towards the likes of the Realme GT Master Edition (Review), Poco F3 GT (Review), and Motorola Edge 20 (Review). Can the Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G lead the ‘cost’ by way of efficiency, battery life, show high quality, and ease of use? Or is it a one-trick pony? Stay tuned for the total assessment, coming quickly.
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