Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G First Impressions: Can it Take Charge?

Xiaomi has launched two new smartphones to kick off 2022, the Xiaomi 11i 5G and the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G. These two smartphones are almost equivalent however have barely totally different battery capacities and charging speeds. The latter mannequin is the one making all of the headlines because of its means to cost extremely shortly. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G comes with a 120W charger, and Xiaomi claims that it will possibly get to one hundred pc in simply quarter-hour. I acquired my fingers on the brand new telephone, and listed below are my first impressions.

Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G value in India and availability

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G value in India begins at Rs. 26,999 for the bottom variant which has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The second variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Rs. 28,999. Xiaomi can be providing a limited-period New Yr low cost of Rs. 1,500, whereas SBI Financial institution card holders can avail an extra Rs. 2,500 as cashback. The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is out there in 4 color choices: Pacific Pearl, Purple Mist, Camo Inexperienced, and Stealth Black. It’s going to go on sale in India on January 12 at midday.

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The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge packs in a 4,500mAh battery


Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G design and options

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G has a brand new design with flattened sides and rounded corners, and it is fairly comfy to carry. At 8.34mm in thickness, the telephone nonetheless feels slim, though the 204g weight is noticeable. The body appears to be made out of polycarbonate whereas the again panel is glass.

Sticking to the present pattern of side-mounted fingerprint scanners, the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G has the scanner positioned on the correct, together with the amount buttons. The telephone additionally sports activities stereo audio system, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and an IR emitter which is ubiquitous on Xiaomi smartphones.

The again panel of the Camo Inexperienced variant of the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G has a matte end. This creates a dual-tone impact, and the inexperienced color is simply actually noticeable when mild hits it at an angle. With solely a ‘Xiaomi 5G’ branding on the again, I fairly appreciated the minimalist design of this smartphone. The digital camera module is larger than that of the Mi 10i (Assessment) and protrudes fairly a bit. It homes three cameras, a 108-megapixel main, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide, and a 5-megapixel macro digital camera. For selfies, this telephone has a 16-megapixel entrance digital camera.

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC similar to the lately launched Vivo V23. Each variants have 128GB of storage solely, which is expandable utilizing a microSD card within the the hybrid dual-SIM tray.

The telephone runs MIUI 12.5 primarily based on Android 11, and my unit had the September Android safety patch. It comes with a number of MIUI options and some preinstalled apps which may be uninstalled.

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The digital camera module on the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge protrudes fairly a bit

On the entrance, the massive 6.67-inch AMOLED show has a small hole-punch cutout and skinny bezels on the perimeters. It has a full-HD+ decision and a 120Hz refresh price, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

The spotlight of the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 5G is the 120W quick charging assist. Xiaomi bundles a 120W charger within the field, and it is without doubt one of the largest ones I’ve seen bundled with a smartphone. It has a full-sized USB Kind-A port, and also you additionally get a Kind-A to Kind-C cable with this telephone. The Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G packs in a 4,500mAh battery, which Xiaomi claims may be stuffed totally in simply quarter-hour. I am trying ahead to testing these charging claims within the full evaluate.

With costs beginning at Rs. 26,999 for the Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G, Xiaomi is making an attempt to money in on the telephone’s hyper-charging means to set it aside in a crowded phase. The Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G goes up towards the likes of the Realme GT Grasp Version (Assessment), Poco F3 GT (Assessment), and Motorola Edge 20 (Assessment). Can the Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G lead the ‘cost’ by way of efficiency, battery life, show high quality, and ease of use? Or is it a one-trick pony? Keep tuned for the total evaluate, coming quickly.

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