The new Xiaomi Mi 11 price in Kenya is 32,500, featuring a 6.81″ Dot HD Display, a massive 108MP Quad Camera, and a 4600mAh battery with 55W fast charging technology.
The latest in Xiaomi’s Mi series, the smartphone will undoubtedly take your smartphone experience to the next level in several aspects.
Like many other predecessors, Xiaomi Mi 11 seems to have been built with Photography lovers in mind, with a cool 108MP quad-camera for wonderful shots.
The smartphone also features 55W Wired Turbo Charging, allowing you to juice up your gadget to 100% within 45 minutes only!
With the 50W WirelessTurbo Charging, you are able to charge to 100% in just 53 min, convenient enough for long-distance travelers who need to juice up in a few minutes.
Well, the good news is that the Xiaomi Mi 11 is now available for sale in Kenya, courtesy of our growing network of Top Smartphone Dealers countrywide.
A 6.81″ HD AMOLED Display
Xiaomi Mi 11 features a comfortable screen size of 6.81 inches, good enough to earn the smartphone its rightful place among other popular smartphones in Kenya.
Apart from the screen size, the new Xiaomi Mi 11 AMOLED Display also features an impressive resolution and brightness, to Full HD levels.
The display is of the LCD type, with good contrast, rich hues, deeper black levels, and wide viewing angles.
(The LCD type of display used on Xiaomi Mi 11 is the most used type for mid-range smartphones available in Kenya).
The display has good brightness levels for videos, games and is readable under direct sunlight.
A 4600 mAh Large Battery
A battery rating of 3,500mAh serves normal android phone users just fine.
Well, the new Xiaomi Mi 11 offers more than that, with a 4,600mAh large battery, just like several other mid-range smartphones available in Kenya.
No big difference from its immediate predecessor, the Xiaomi Mi 10, which features a 4780mAh battery.
The large battery makes it possible to browse the internet with 4G speeds for several hours after a single recharge.
This is great news to people who travel a lot and still need to stream their favorite movies, listen to music, and capture the best moments without the need for a recharge.
4600mAh is good enough to sustain an above-average smartphone user for an entire day with a lot of heavy tasks such as gaming and internet browsing.
If you are looking for a smartphone that assures you of uninterrupted entertainment as you travel or work throughout the day, the new Redmi Mi 11 is a real deal for you.
What more? The Xiaomi Redmi Mi 11 features a cool 55W turbo-charge technology, which allows you to charge your battery within a short period of time.
2.3 GHz Octa-Core Processor
In efforts to facilitate faster open times for apps, smoother gameplay, and quicker photo editing, the new Xiaomi Mi has a bumped Octa-Core processor.
The processor boasts of 2.3 GHz speeds, up from the 2.1 GHz Octa-Core processor that powered the Xiaomi Mi 10.
You need to consider adding Xiaomi Mi 11 to your preference list if you are looking for a mid-range smartphone in Kenya for heavy tasks such as photo/video editing, playing heavy games, and streaming videos.
The smartphone is powered by the highly-rated Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G processor, which makes use of 8nm processing technology with advanced CPU and GPU architecture.
The result? As a Xiaomi Mi user in Kenya, you enjoy the benefits of improved data computing and image processing ability, allowing your device to take on demanding games and ensuring smooth operation.
Generally, the Xiaomi Mi 11 processor offers good overall performance, and you don’t expect any lag even when playing the most demanding games.
108MP Quad Rear Camera
The new Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with superior camera features compared to all its predecessors and almost all other smartphones available in Kenya.
Nicknamed the 108MP Movie Magic, the Xiaomi Mi 11 features a great combination of high-end camera technologies, making it a great choice for photography lovers in Kenya.
The main 108MP camera is equipped with dual native ISO, with a higher dynamic range, richer details, and professional noise control.
In order to make it superior for night photography, the smartphone makes use of 9-in-1 binning technology, which combines the pixels into larger 2.1μm pixels, boosting the phablet’s light sensitivity by up to 900%.
The Redmi Note 10 Pro is also built to produce ultra-sharp night images, thanks to Night mode 2.0 technology with RAW multi-frame which effectively reduces noise.
Still in the Quad Main Camera combination is a 5MP Telemacro camera and a 2MP depth sensor
Of course, there is a lot of hype surrounding smartphone cameras with companies trying to outdo each other with megapixels.
You however need to look beyond and if possible behind these hypes. Be careful to note that more megapixels alone will not give you better images.
The 108MP main camera is enhanced with an autofocus function, a Quad flash, and artificial intelligence capabilities to capture more beautiful images.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Features, Price in Kenya
|Release Date||March 2021|
|Price in Kenya||49,500 – 52,500|
|Sim Size||Nano SIM|
|Sim Type||Dual SIM|
|Touch||Yes, with Multitouch|
|Size||6.81″ AMOLED (2400 x 1080)|
|Screen to Body Ratio||~83.6%|
Design & Memory
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Dimensions||160.46 x 74.5 x 8.29 mm|
|OS||Android 11, MIUI 12|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G|
|CPU||2.4GHz Octa-Core Processor|
|Core Details||2×2.2 GHz Kryo 460 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 460 Silver|
|Front Camera||13 MP, f/2.5|
|Front Video Recording|
|Internet use (3G)||up to 22 hrs|
|Internet use (4G)||up to 26 hrs|
|Internet use (Wi-Fi)||up to 28 hrs|
|Video||H.264, H.263, MPEG-4|
|Sensors||Proximity sensor | Ambient light sensor | Accelerometer | Gyroscope | Electronic compass | Linear motor | IR Blaster|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack|
Xiaomi Mi 11 Advantages
|Quality Pictures||Xiaomi Mi 11 has a cool 108MP quad rear camera that produces beautiful images, probably the best you can get in Kenya.|
|Beautiful Selfies||Xiaomi Mi 11 features a 16 MP front camera with Selective Focus and Wide Selfie capabilities, hence quality selfies.|
|High-Resolution Screen||Enjoy Xiaomi Mi 11’s Superior picture and video quality on a Full HD+ Super AMOLED (2400 x 1080) 6.3″ screen, convenient for movies and gaming tasks.|
|High-Resolution Camera||Zoom into images easily without sacrificing your picture quality. Enjoy larger output sizes, suitable for large prints and display on the Xiaomi Mi 11’s high-resolution screen.|
|Large Screen||Enjoy a theatre-like experience with Xiaomi Mi 11 that enables you to do more and see more. Make good use of your smartphone for video streaming and productivity apps such as document viewers.|
|Slim||Slimmer phones are easier to carry and look more fashionable. That’s exactly what you get with Xiaomi Mi 11, probably the best smartphone in Kenya today.|
|Responsive Touch Screen||Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro features a Capacitive, MultiTouch screen that offers a more interactive experience.|
|Full HD Video Recording||Xiaomi Mi 11 gives you 4K video recording at 30 fps, which gives you a detailed video file that can be comfortably edited. trimmed down or cropped out in a software package elsewhere, without losing the video quality.|
|Selfie Camera||Take Quality Selfies with a 16MP Xiaomi Mi 11 front camera that supports video calling.|
|Has Fingerprint Sensor||Quickly and safely unlock your phone using your finger. Do you operate in environments where someone could look at your phone as you enter your PIN? Is your smartphone PIN or Pattern at risk of leaking ‘over the shoulder’? The fingerprint sensor on the new Xiaomi Mi 11 is a simple yet effective feature to improve your security.|
|Supports 4G||With the new Xiaomi Mi 11, enjoy faster download speeds and 10 times faster internet experience than 3G.|
|Faster Octa-Core CPU||Octa-Core means you enjoy the services of 8 CPU cores, which means the ability to carry out several advanced tasks simultaneously without slowing down the smartphone. Faster load times for apps make the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro smartphone more capable and efficient.|
|Lots Of RAM||More RAM means your smartphone can handle several applications at the same time. Xiaomi Mi 11 features 8GB RAM, enough to ensure that your phone will never run out of memory. It enhances your phone’s multitasking capabilities by facilitating multiple requests from several apps, all at the same time.|
|More Internal Memory||Enjoy the freedom of storing more songs, videos, and pictures with Xiaomi Mi 11’s 128GB internal memory, plus the ability to install and run more apps.|
|Supports External Storage||For a seamless entertainment experience, download and store large videos and music files on a memory card of up to 256GB.|
|Hide Files Easily||Smartphone users understand how they normally find themselves looking for third-party vaults to secure their files, notes, text messages, or photos. Well, with Xiaomi Mi 11, you don’t need any of those. You can simply hide your files and photos by just dragging them down the respective applications.|
|Better Data Usage Options||Nothing hits you hard than getting those low data notifications unexpectedly. Reason? Some applications working in the background consumed your data. Well, with a Xiaomi Smartphones, you can restrict data access to various applications, quite handy for us in Kenya, where data bundles are quite costly.|
|Supports WiFi Hotspot||It allows you to use your internet connection on your wifi-enabled laptop.|
|Has Face Unlock||You can quickly unlock your phone using your face.|
|Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack||Having a 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to a large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.|
Let’s have a singular comparative review featuring the new Xiaomi Mi 11 and OPPO Reno 5, another mid-range smartphone available in Kenya.
Xiaomi Mi 11 vs. Oppo Reno 5
Both the Oppo Reno 5 and the Xiaomi Mi 11 come with the new Android 11 operating system, featuring the Color OS 11.1 and MIUI 12 respectively.
Android 11 gives you a better experience than smartphones running on older android versions.
Smartphones running on Android 11 have a better and more reliable security system and a night mode system for nocturnal smartphone users.
A key similarity worth noting is the Snapdragon Octa-core processor that powers both the Oppo Reno 5 and Xiaomi Mi 11, both mid-range phones in Kenya.
This means that both smartphones provide highly intelligent experiences for excellent mobile gaming, amazing camera capabilities, and brilliant security-rich performance.
The Snapdragon processor ensures efficient power usage for both smartphones.
It also ensures that users enjoy a long-lasting battery life and rapid charging powered by the Qualcomm Quick Charge technology.
The screen size is one of the top considerations every person must make before buying a new smartphone.
For smartphone screens, bigger is always better. Nobody wants a smartphone with a small screen.
A tiny screen becomes a big inconvenience when browsing the internet.
Gamers are looking for larger displays that allow them to easily follow the action and make more accurate moves.
If you love streaming YouTube Videos on your smartphone, a giant screen is definitely what you are looking for.
Both the Oppo Reno 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 smartphones have large screens, 6.4 inches, and 6.81 inches respectively.
Xiaomi Mi 11 features a 6.81″ dot drop full-screen display with Full HD Resolution (2400 x 1080 pixels).
On the other hand, the new Oppo Reno 5 features a 6.4″ waterdrop display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.
A similarity worth noting is that both smartphones feature a notch on top of the screen.
A notch is a new method of increasing the surface area of the display, without interfering with the camera and other sensors.
A slight difference with the implementation of the notch. The new Oppo Reno 5 features a waterdrop notch, while Xiaomi Mi 11 will come with a dot (circular) notch.
RAM and Internal Memory
Both the Oppo Reno 5 and Xiaomi Mi 11 come with 8GB RAM, meaning that ideally, you would expect similar speeds when loading apps on both smartphones.
The two smartphones have the same internal memory (128GB), with expansion slots that will accommodate an extra 256GB.
Smartphone cameras can be good. And that’s what everyone is looking for.
The Oppo Reno 5 features a brilliant 64MP rear camera, while the new Redmi Note 10 Pro comes with a massive 108MP Quad camera. More megapixels generally mean better picture quality.
On top of this, both OPPO Reno 5 and Xiaomi Mi 11 have an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, probably making them smarter than any mid-range smartphone in Kenya.
And then, you are also treated to two 2MP macro cameras to enhance the quality of your shots by capturing even the most minute of details.
Both Oppo Reno 5 and Xiaomi Mi 11 have powerful front cameras (44MP & 20MP respectively), quite impressive compared to other smartphones in Kenya of the same price range.
Something that should not escape your attention is that riding on the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor gives both Xiaomi Mi 11 and Oppo Reno 5 have a great advantage in image signal processing, Zero Shutter Lag, Hybrid Autofocus, and Optical Zoom.
This great combination will give you amazing photo resolutions, steady handheld night photography, and portrait mode background blurring among others.
In a nutshell, one would really need to look beyond the prices and the superficial features in making the final buying decision between OPPO Reno 5 or the Xiaomi Mi 11 in Kenya.
Xiaomi Mi 11
Oppo Reno 5
|28,500 – 35,000||25,500 – 27,000|
|Android 11, MIUI 12||Android 11, Color OS 11.1|
|108MP Quad Main Camera||64MP Quad Main Camera|
|20MP Selfie Camera||44MP Selfie Camera|
|8GB RAM, 128GB Internal Memory||8GB RAM, 128GB Internal Memory|
|6.81″ Dot Drop Display||6.4″ Waterdrop Display|
|4600mAh Li-Po Battery||4220mAh Li-Po Battery|