System Performance

System performance of the Mi 11 should be great given the new Snapdragon 888 SoC as well as the 120Hz screen. Of course, between different device vendors we can see slightly different variations as each company tunes their software stack different, so it’ll be interesting to see how Xiaomi fares compared to what we’ve seen in the S21 series devices.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Web Browsing 2.0

In the web, test the Mi 11 fares excellent and keeps up with the best performing devices in the market, signalling that the SoC is tuned quite aggressively in lighter workloads.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Writing 2.0

In the writing sub-test however, we’re seeing that there are more differences in the stack and the device doesn’t differentiate itself too much from most other Snapdragon 865 devices last year, trailing the new S21 phones.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Photo Editing 2.0

The photo editing score is in line with the S21 Ultra and its Snapdragon 888, both posting almost identical scores, which are a bit lower than that of S865 devices.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Data Manipulation

The data manipulation score is single-thread bound and the Mi 11 also comes in as one of the top-performing devices, even though there’s small variations.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Performance

In the overall performance score in PCMark, the Mi 11 ends up with a great result.

Speedometer 2.0 - OS WebView JetStream 2 - OS Webview

In the sustained Javascript browser benchmarks, the Mi 11 lands equal to the Snapdragon 888 S21 Ultra, although for some reason not in the JetStream 2 test.

WebXPRT 3 - OS WebView

Finally in WebXprt 3 which is more sensitive to performance latency (how fast a CPU ramps up), the Mi 11 takes the lead amongst all other Android device, albeit only by a small margin.

Overall performance of the Mi 11 is excellent and is clearly a 2021 flagship device. The Snapdragon 888 SoC along with the 120Hz screen signify that you’ll have amongst the best performing devices in the market, there’s really not much more to add to that.

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  • realbabilu - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    Kernel source has been out also but no support yet from lineage
  • CrazyElf - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    There is a Mi 11 Ultra apparently coming too.

    One concern I have is the updates and software. The MIUI software has not been the most stable and I am not sure about how many years of updates this phone will get.

    Samsung recently offered 3 years of Android updates and 4 years of security updates. I'd like to see that be the norm.
  • eastcoast_pete - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    Thanks Andrei! Question, possibly related to the high power draw at basic:Did you have a chance to try it with 5G turned off? In addition to the lower efficiency of the 888 vs the 865,the integrated 5G modem is apparently a bit of a power hog, compounding the already worst power draw of the 888 in Samsung 5 nm over the 865 in TSMC 7. So, how much battery drain does the 5G contribute? Reply
  • hanselltc - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    So there is this long running thing about phones playing games better in power saving mode, and I've seen a few Chinese reviewers highlight that behaviour specifically on Mi 11, pointing out power saving mode somehow reduces GPU throttle. Any plans on testing that? Reply
  • TheForetold1 - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    I also really want to know this. Reply
  • Calin - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    Could you please do picture comparisons to one flagship or high midrange phone from several (like three) generations ago? Reply
  • adelio - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    because of what china is doing internally and also in Hong Kong I am trying to NOT buy anything made in China. Hard because a lot of stuff is.
    But I just do not feel right giving money to China. The way they treat their people is awful and as for Honk Kong. It is not a one party state just like China with pre-elected officials sactioned by China. Neither country has any democratic proccesses left.
  • UtMostUR89 - Sunday, March 14, 2021 - link

    Bro, don't be misled by our media. To know what China has done, you have to take a trip. The big cities are no worse than the US's, and it's safe to venture out alone at night. No country is perfect, but when you go to China, you can find out people's lives are so much better than our media reports. Just like, Apple, Lenovo, Huawei, Xiaomi, these technology brands' products are very popular in China, and you can see that most people's material conditions are not bad. Reply
  • Wardrive86 - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    Hopefully LG will do a better job of getting those thermals under control than Samsung or Xiaomi has thus far. Reply
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    So it's the same as every other phone on the market except it's a Xiaomi, huh? ...No thanks.

    My next phone will have to be an old S20 or LG G8 just due to lack of options. I paid $40 for this G6 so I don't need to pay 1000 bucks for a scam device.

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