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Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite Review: Comfort without many compromises

Priced at Rs 21,999, is the Mi 11 Lite the best smartphone under Rs 25,000 for you? After spending a week's worth of time with the phone, here is our Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G review.

June 26, 2021 / 03:40 PM IST

Xiaomi smartphones in India often offer value-for-money specifications. The likes of Redmi Note 10, Mi 10i, and even premium smartphones like the Mi 11X are some examples of the brand's offerings in India that offer top-notch specs for the price. However, most devices that pack solid hardware weigh on the higher side. The company did try and strike a balance with the Redmi Note 10 series, which offered never-seen-before specs in smartphones under Rs 20,000 while maintaining a lightweight design. Xiaomi did not stop here. The company has set foot in a new category of lifestyle phones with the Mi 11 Lite launch in India.

The Mi 11 Lite still sticks to Xiaomi's philosophy of value-for-money phones, albeit not as aggressively. However, unlike most Redmi and Mi phones, the Mi 11 Lite's true value lies in its chic design that does not make many compromises. Priced at Rs 21,999, is the Mi 11 Lite the best smartphone under Rs 25,000 for you? After spending a week's worth of time with the phone, here is our Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G review. The Mi 11 Lite still sticks to Xiaomi's philosophy of value-for-money phones, albeit not as aggressively. However, unlike most Redmi and Mi phones, the Mi 11 Lite's true value lies in its chic design that does not make many compromises. Priced at Rs 21,999, is the Mi 11 Lite the best smartphone under Rs 25,000 for you? After spending a week's worth of time with the phone, here is our Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 4G review.

Let's jump directly to the USP of the Mi 11 Lite - the design. The Mi 11 Lite, surprisingly, is among the few smartphones in its price range that sport a glass body. Such devices, while offering a premium in-hand feel, typically weigh upwards of 180 grams. Yes, other factors like the battery capacity, screen size and internals also play a key role but the Mi 11 Lite, somehow, ensures that there's enough oomph under the hood while keeping itself ergonomic. Let's jump directly to the USP of the Mi 11 Lite - the design. The Mi 11 Lite, surprisingly, is among the few smartphones in its price range that sport a glass body. Such devices, while offering a premium in-hand feel, typically weigh upwards of 180 grams. Yes, other factors like the battery capacity, screen size and internals also play a key role but the Mi 11 Lite, somehow, ensures that there's enough oomph under the hood while keeping itself ergonomic.

Mi 11 Lite 4G-7 Design: The Mi 11 Lite is unusually slim at 6.81mm. Xiaomi told us that it had to re-engineer the overall design to maintain the thin design profile. The thin form factor might not be as noticeable when you hold the phone. What will make the in-hand feel better is the device's 157-gram weight.  With that combo, the Mi 11 Lite is a treat for those who crave slim and lightweight phones. The glass back also ensures that you get an uber premium in-hand feel. The frame is still plastic though but isn't as slippery as you would expect. The premium-ness is also extended to the colour options. Our Mi 11 Lite review unit comes in this Tuscany Orange colour, which like the Jazz Blue option gets a frosted finish. Unlike us, if you prefer glossy phones that attract a lot of fingerprints, there's the Vinyl Black colour option for you.