Except the Poco M4 Pro 5G is actually slightly more affordable.
Xiaomi has brought the Redmi Note 11s 5G to the Philippines! It is a 5G version of the Redmi Note 11S, which is already quite obvious. It offers a Mediatek Dimensity 810 chipset and a 50MP camera. In a sense, it is Redmi’s iteration of the Poco M4 Pro 5G meaning this is another rebranding.
Like the Poco M4 Pro 5G, the phone features a 90Hz FHD+ IPS LCD screen. It also features 33W fast charging that charges the 5000mAh battery inside. Its cameras are the basics. A primary 50mp camera with an 8mp ultrawide and a 2mp macro. The front camera has a 13mp resolution sitting in the middle of the dot notch.
As mentioned, a Dimensity 810 chipset makes for the brains of the phone. It is a good decision too since most phones in the same class use the basic Dimensity 700 chip. This is paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The storage is expandable through a MicroSD card.
It has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, an IR blaster, and USB-C port. It costs Php 13,499 and is available in Midnight Black and Star Blue. Now available for purchase in Shopee. A downside of the phone is that it runs Android 11. On top of this is MIUI 13.
In contrast, the 6/128 edition of the Poco M4 Pro 5G costs Php 12,990. Like the 11S 5G, it is also officially available on Shopee and is priced just as ridiculous. As per the time when this article is published, the phone is down to Php9,990.
- 6.67in. FHD+ (2400x1080px) IPS LCD, 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 colour gamut
- Mediatek Dimensity 810 (6nm)
- 50mp (main), f/1.8
- 8mp (ultrawide), f/2.2, 119°
- 2mp (macro), f/2.4
- FRONT: 13mp, f/2.4
- 5000mAh, 33W fast charging
- MIUI 13 based on Android 11
- 3.5mm jack, USB-C, IR Blaster, MicroSD slot (up to 1TB), Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner.
- 5G services, Dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 5.1
- Midnight Black, Star Blue
- 6/128: Php 13,499
Alongside its release is the Redmi 10A, which will be discussed in a separate article.