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The Redmi Note 11 Series from Xiaomi is available in South African stores, bringing another selection of enticing mid-range smartphones to consumers.
But in a market with so many options, the Redmi Note 11, and Redmi Note 11 Pro truly stand out.
Much of this is due to the phones’ affordability balanced with their flagship features. With the Redmi Note 11 Series, Xiaomi delivers advanced hardware to consumers for a considerably lower price.
Here’s a look at how these smartphones deliver great value-for-money.
Design and display
With the Redmi Note 11 Series, you get a device that features biometric security and a large, high-quality screen without the unattainable price tag of premium flagships.
Both smartphones feature convenient side fingerprint sensors, which register your touch quickly and more accurately than many in-display sensors. By having the sensor on the side, you also don’t have to worry about a large lower bezel or chin taking up valuable space on the display.
Speaking of displays, the Redmi Note 11 features a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Meanwhile, the Redmi Note 11 Pro has a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate.
This gives you plenty of screen to view media and edit your photos. Thanks to the faster refresh rates on both devices’ displays, you can also enjoy a quick, responsive screen that won’t jitter, lag or feel slow.
Redmi Note 11 Series cameras
Both phones provide high-resolution, quad-camera setups that allow you to access premium-grade photography at a mid-range price.
The Redmi Note 11 has a main 50MP lens included, accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth lens.
Meanwhile, the Note 11 Pro stands out thanks to its 108MP main camera. Same as the Redmi Note 11, it also features an 8MP ultrawide lens, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth lens.
Both phones use their powerful hardware to deliver clear, colourful snaps seamlessly.
If you want to keep your selfie game up to scratch, both phones also feature front-facing cameras.
Battery and charging
The Redmi Note 11 Series smartphones feature large batteries and fast charging capabilities.
Both devices include a 5000mAh battery. Thanks to optimised processing and software, you can easily go more than a day without needing to recharge your phone.
When it comes time to top up, the 67W turbo charging on the Redmi Note 11 Pro means that you’ll soon be back on your way again.
The Redmi Note 11 includes 33W pro fast charging, which delivers quicker charging, but also better efficiency than its predecessor.
Many Android users are aware of the trade-off between affordable devices and bloatware.
But with the MIUI 13 OS (based on Android 11), the Redmi Note 11 Series offers a version of Android that’s highly customisable according to your preferences and which doesn’t bog down your device with a range of unnecessary apps.
While some apps and games come pre-installed to save users the cost of data, you can easily uninstall any non-essentials you don’t plan to use.
And from your navigation preferences to how you want to view notifications, MIUI offers you a range of choices to suit your personal style.
The impressive hardware, convenient features, and standout cameras of the Redmi Note 11 and Note 11 Pro also come at an unbelievable price point. This makes the affordability of these smartphones one of their best features.
The Redmi Note 11 has a recommended retail price of R5,299, while the Redmi Note 11 Pro has a recommended retail price of R6,499.
This article is sponsored and supplied by Xiaomi.