Redmi Note 11, a midrange phone with awesome battery life

The Redmi Note 11 is the newest addition to the Redmi note series and in as much as it is a midrange phone, it comes packed with some interesting features.

We had a chance to test drive the new phone and here are our thoughts;


The Redmi Note 11 comes with a plastic back which is smooth and textured giving the phone a premium look. It also ensures that there are no fingerprint smudges, while at the same time making it easy to hold.

It has a 6.43 inches screen and 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution which brings out colors vividly. An aspect ratio of 20:9 ensures that you have a sharp screen that displays text and other details clearly.  While the 90Hz refresh rate means that you are guaranteed to have a very smooth experience while using the phone.

The selfie camera is located at the very top of the display in the centre in a pinhole notch.

The fingerprint scanner located at the right side of the phone where it doubles up as the power button. The volume rocker is located just above the finger print scanner on the right side of the phone.

The sim slot which holds two micro sims and a microSD card expansion is located on the left side of the phone. At the bottom of the phone, you will find a mono speaker.



The phones comes with a quadruple camera setup at the back which consists of  50 MP wide + 8 MP ultrawide + 2 MP macro + 2 MP depth module, at the front we have a 13 MP selfie camera.

The photos that I took with the phone were good in well lit conditions, however, the cameras struggled a bit in low light conditions.

Here are some of the pictures that I took with the phone;


The Redmi Note 11 comes with the Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 processor, Adreno 610 GPU plus 128GB internal storage and 4 GB of RAM.

The phone runs Android 11, with Redmi’s MIUI 13 OS on top. It also comes with some preinstalled apps like PUGB Mobile, Spotify, Facebook and Mi Remote. However, what I liked is that there were not too many and some of them I actually use with the option of deleting the ones that don’t make sense.

In as much as the phone’s 4 GB RAM doesn’t sound like much, I surprisingly  did not experience lag while using the phone be it while streaming, switching between apps or even gaming.

The internal storage which stands at 128 GB is adequate with the option of adding memory via a microSD card should there be a need.



The phones comes with a 5,000mAh capacity battery, which held up rather well under both heavy and moderate usage. Under heavy usage, which included social media, gaming and streaming the battery lasted about two days but I was able to extend battery life through the super power saving mode feature. I have to say that I was pretty impressed because this is the longest lasting phone that I have used so far this year.

The 33W adapter can fully charge the phone in about one hour, with the phone charging from flat to 50% charge in 26 minutes and 90% at 51 minutes.

Redmi Note 11 specifications

Network: GSM / HSPA / LTE
Body dimensions: 6.30 x 2.91 x 0.32 ininches
Build: Glass front (Corning Gorilla Glass 3 ), plastic back, aluminum frame
Screen size: 6.43  inches
Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
OS: Android 11
Chipset: Qualcomm SM6225 Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)
CPU: Octa-core (4×2.4 GHz Kryo 265 Gold & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo 265 Silver
GPU: Adreno 610
Internal storage: 128GB
Main camera: 50MP wide + 8MP ultra wide  + 2MP macro + 2MP depth
Selfie camera: Single 13 MP
USB: Type-C 2.0
Battery type: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging: 33W  wired charging
Colours:  Graphite Gray, Twilight Blue, Star Blue


You should definitely buy this phone if you are working with a budget but looking for a good camera, fast charging and an awesome battery life.

The Redmi Note 11 is retailing at Ksh. Ksh. 22,499, with a variant that comes with 4GB+64GB retailing at Ksh. 19,999 and one with 6GB+128GB retailing at Ksh. 23,999.

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