Orphans of the" Mi ", the new Xiaomi 11T, Xiaomi 11T Pro and Xiaomi Pad 5 seduce with their price-performance ratio. In good shape in the European market, the Chinese manufacturer seems on track to increaseincrease its market share even more.
A day after Apple, Xiaomi wants to remind the world who is the king of value for money. The Chinese brand has just announced the Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro (you will notice that the name" Mi "has disappeared ), two new high-end smartphones that could be described as" flagship killers ". Marketed respectively from 499 and 649 euros, these two devices have enough to compete with the best smartphones on the market.
120 Hz for everyone, Snapdragon for the 11T Pro
If they look the same aesthetically, the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro have some differences. Both sport a large 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, but the Pro version is the only one to take advantage of it.Dolby Vision certification. Another more important change, the Xiaomi 11T Pro embeds the powerful Snapdragon 888 from Qualcomm while the classic 11T is content with a MediaTek Dimensity-1200 chip. Its performance should be lower even if the OnePlus Nord 2 with the same chip really pleased us.
On the photo side, the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro are at They both have a 108 Mpix sensor attached to a module opening at f / 1.75, an ultra-wide angle connected to an 8 Mpix sensor and a module dedicated to macro photos. 'expects a rather satisfactory quality, although lower than that of Mi 11 or Mi 11 Ultra sold more expensive. This is not really surprising, Xiaomi does not have much interest in remake its affordable mobiles better than its premium devices. The Chinese manufacturer has also announced some new features to make video recording more cinematic, including a very smooth zoom (despite the lack of telephoto) and some new options in the settings. Both smartphones can shoot in 8K.
A new record for recharging
Both equipped with an ultra high capacity 5000 mAh battery, the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro do not recharge at the same speed. The first comes with a 67W charger and can go from 0 to 100% autonomy in 36 minutes, the second with a charger with unprecedented power of 120W. With the latter, Xiaomi claims the new world record with a full recharge in 17 minutes. The brand claims that you can recover 72% of battery life in 10 minutes. We can't wait to test this, especially since the 5000 batterymAh of the smartphone is huge.
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To achieve this record time, Xiaomi explains using a different technology designed to preserve battery life. "HyperCharge", as he calls it, only works for mobiles with two different batteries (there are two times 2500 mAh here). Xiaomi swears that the smartphone's battery will retain 80% of its original capacity after 800 cycles, which means that the 120W would be of no consequence. It will take a few years to find out. We are quite skeptical, but we want to believe it.
At 499 and 649 euros (count 50 euros more to go from 128 to 256 GB), the Xiaomi 11T has something to seduce fans of flat-screen smartphones, even if they logically lack a fewcharacteristics to really belong to the high end (we think of waterproofing or wireless charging). Our tests will tell you what Xiaomi's new flagship killers are really worth.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 responds to the iPad
For the first time in France, Xiaomi is also storming the tablet market. Priced at 349 euros, the Xiaomi Pad 5 looks a lot like Apple's iPad Pro (the edges are identical). This tablet has a large 11-inch LCD screen (2560 by 1600 pixels) with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, has four powerful speakers, a super battery of 8720 mAh and runs on Android. The Snapdragon 860 processor is in control and should allow the Xiaomi Pad to perform very well without consuming too much power. The tablet is compatible with accessories very similar to those of the iPad such as a stylusSmart Pen.
Malgd its affordable price, the Xiaomi Pad 5 tablet will have to convince us from a software point of view in order for us to recommend it to you. Few Android apps are suitable for large screens, which could penalize the Xiaomi Pad. Hopefully Xiaomi's efforts with its own MIUI overlay succeed in improving the experience.