Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Review | New-ish Edition

  • Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Review | New-ish Edition

    Reviewing the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, a fresh 'New Edition' mid-range smartphone whose main change over the original is the chipset running the show. That camera tech, MiUI 12 software and other specs are mostly the same. But is the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE worth a punt vs the Poco F3, Samsung A52s 5G etc?

    This phone will satisfy most users with its skinny design, Dolby Vision display, expandable storage and dependable camera tech. Performance is good enough for running any apps out there, although gamers are far better served by the Poco F3, Galaxy A52s 5G and other rivals.

    Battery life is great, as the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE never once ran dry before bedtime even with intensive use. However, the audio chops are weak, as the stereo speaker setup disappoints and there's no headphone jack. Likewise, the camera isn't as strong as Samsung and Google's rivals.

    Check out my round-ups of the best mid-range and 5G smartphones of 2021 for more ideas!

    Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Review Chapters:
    0:00 - Get on with it!
    0:49 - Design
    2:30 - MiUI 12 and software
    3:41 - Display & audio
    5:06 - Performance & gaming
    6:01 - Battery life
    6:26 - Camera
    8:04 - Verdict