It can be overwhelming looking for a smartphone of choice here in Kenya, the market segment is simply oversaturated with hundreds of good devices except for those specifically looking for something in the iOS ecosystem. One of the key contenders that I believe should be on every android fan’s shopping list is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro, whilst it has been available for almost a year, the device simply checks those important boxes to be whished away.
In a nutshell, there are some key points on the Redmi Note 11 Pro to make it a worthwhile consideration. The price here in Kenya is just right compared to similarly specked devices at around Ksh. 35,000 and comes packed with several goodies. The handset is equipped with a 6.67-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, that supports a decent refresh-rate of 120HZ. Under the hood is a Mediatek Helio G96 processor and comes with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage.
It has a quad-camera setup on the back, consisting of a 108-megapixel main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2mp depth sensor. The front camera is a 16-megapixel sensor. The phone runs on Android 11 with Xiaomi’s MIUI 13 skin and is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro has a 6.67-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display. The display has a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels, which is good for a mid-range smartphone. The display has good viewing angles and good color accuracy, and it is bright enough to use outdoors. Coupled with a high refresh rate of 120HZ, it means that navigating through the interface is as smooth as some other smartphones with similar refresh rates and scrolling or playing games is a good experience.
In terms of design, the Redmi Note 11 Pro has a hole-punch cutout for the front camera, which is located in the top center of the display. The bezels around the display are relatively thin, and the overall design of the phone is modern and attractive.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro is equipped with a 5,000mAh battery, which is a good size for a mid-range smartphone. The battery should be able to last through a full day of moderate to heavy usage, and it has support for 67W fast charging. This means that you should be able to charge the phone from 0% to 50% in about 30 minutes, and it should be fully charged in about an hour.
In terms of actual battery life, it will depend on how you use the phone and what features you have enabled. If you’re using the phone for tasks like browsing the web, checking emails, and making phone calls, the battery should last a long time. However, if you’re using the phone for more resource-intensive tasks like gaming or watching videos, the battery life may be shorter. Overall, the Redmi Note 11 Pro’s battery life is good for its price range, and the fast charging support is a convenient feature.
Overall, the Redmi Note 11 Pro offers good performance and a solid camera setup for its price range. Its large display and long battery life make it a good option for media consumption, and the fast charging support is a convenient feature.