Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro 5G and 11S: what are the differences and which one to buy

The host of the YouTube channel Mobiltelefon.ru compared four versions of Xiaomi 11: Redmi Note 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro 5G and 11S. They differ from each other

not so much, but still there is a difference. Discuss

An expert of the Mobiltelefon.ru channel in a YouTube issue spoke about the pros and cons of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro 5G and 11S smartphones.

If we talk about the characteristics in general, thenthe differences between the devices of the Note 11 line are in the screen size, refresh rate, processors, RAM, cameras, charging power, weight and dimensions.

The equipment in all cases is almost identical.Along with each device you receive a power supply, a cable, a needle for opening the SIM card tray, and a case. The protective film is also already glued to the screen of smartphones. However, despite the fact that Note 11 and 11S have the same power supply (33 W) and the same battery capacity (5000 mAh), the 11S charges faster to 100 percent: in 70 minutes versus 85 minutes for the 11. The same situation with the 11 Pro and 11 Pro 5G: the first fully charges in 60 minutes, the second – in 57 minutes (power supply power – 67 W).

Devices also discharge differently.Although everywhere there is a battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh, the Redmi Note 11 holds its charge longer than the others (in two hours of using YouTube it lost 11 percent of the charge, in an hour of playing SuperTuxKart - also 11 percent). In second place is the 11 Pro 5G in terms of autonomy (lost 12 percent and 14 percent, respectively), in third – 11S (charge decreased by 12 and 16 percent, respectively). The Note 11 Pro held up worse than the others: its charge dropped by 15 and 16 percent, respectively.


As for displays, according to their characteristicscan be divided into two groups. The first includes the Note 11 and 11S screens, the second – 11 Pro and 11 Pro 5G. The former have a refresh rate of 90 Hz and a touch – 180 Hz, the second has a refresh rate – 120 Hz and touch – 360 Hz. The maximum brightness is the same in all cases. The screens also differ from each other in color rendering, but these differences are quite insignificant.

The main camera has 108 MP for all models except Note 11. In the regular version of Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, the resolution of the main module is only 50 MP. You can see all the characteristics of the cameras below.

If we talk about the quality of pictures, then at nightthe shots noticeably lack detail on the Note 11. The 11 Pro produces the sharpest photos in this mode, but at the same time, the smartphone seems to lack dynamic range. Basically, the difference between the pictures from these devices lies precisely in clarity.

It’s also interesting that only the 11 Pro can shoot with a wide-angle camera in night mode (example photos – below).

In general, 11 Note in all cases produced pictures worse than other devices, or about the same. Most often, the 11S and 11 Pro 5G were in the lead in terms of quality.


Record video smartphones on the main cameracan maximum in Full HD 30 fps. Stabilization works well at the same time on 11 Note, 11S, 11 Pro. There is stabilization on the 11 Pro 5G, but for some reason, rattling is noticeable during shooting.

Among the processors on Redmi Note 11 there is Snapdragon 680, on 11S and 11 Pro – MediaTek Helio G96, on 11 Pro 5G – Snapdragon 695.

You can see the results obtained in the benchmarks below. In general, Note 11 is better than the others in terms of stability, and in terms of performance – Note 11 Pro 5G.



All models in the Note 11 line have powerful maincharacteristics. These are, for example, an AMOLED screen, a high refresh rate, a fast touch, the presence of an ultra-wide-angle lens, etc. To understand which smartphone is right for you, you must answer five questions. They are related to the size of the diagonal of the screen, the frequency of hertz, triple (on 11 and 11S) or double (on 11 Pro and 11 Pro 5G) tray for memory cards and SIM cards, a powerful processor for games, fast charging, cameras. In general, it is very difficult to say which device from Note 11, 11S, 11 Pro and 11 Pro 5G is better.