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There’s no question the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is a stand-out phone. The rear display is notable by itself for helping you frame selfies and sending notifications. But is all the early hype warranted, or is Xiaomi simply offering another high-end phone with a gimmick? Let us know in our poll below.
The Mi 11 Ultra is clearly a flagship-class device even if you exclude that trick second screen. The phone includes the virtually obligatory Snapdragon 888 chip, a 6.8-inch 120Hz OLED display, fast 67W wired and wireless charging, and a sophisticated camera array that includes three 48MP rear sensors and a 20MP front cam. You’re not compromising much if at all on performance, especially when it’s common for rival devices to offer anemic secondary cameras.
The sizeable 5,000mAh battery and high-powered 10W reverse wireless charging help Xiaomi’s case, too. This is a device that can not only last all day, but might help a friend during a night out (when nights out are a thing again, at least).
You’re certainly getting value for money. The 5,999 yuan (about $914) base model’s 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage aren’t spectacular, but you also likely won’t be scrambling for more unless you really want it — and it’s all too easy to find competitors like the Galaxy S21 Ultra or Find X3 Pro that will cost extra for features you won’t necessarily appreciate.
The Mi 11 Ultra may prove elusive in some parts of the world, but with those specs it might be worth the hunt. Do you think Xiaomi has a hit on its hands? Vote in the poll above, and feel free to share more of your thoughts in the comments below.