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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  • Pedro10alves - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    Nice to see you in my home country Luxembourg. Wonderful pictures Reply
  • SpellingBee889 - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    Our world is you Reply
  • MoePtyan - Friday, March 26, 2021 - link

    Thank you Andrei Frumusanu for the review.
    I am a reader from China and of course a digital fan. I would like to add some explanations to some of the article based on what I have learned.

    The SoC power control strategy is different for real games and benchmark tests. It's because Xiaomi added the " God hidden mode" as a means of global background control of running power in earlier versions of MIUI. The principle of its implementation is to define the SoC temperature threshold and SoC frequency for different Apps, and even control the hardware refresh rate of the screen when different Apps are opened.

    The configuration file of "God Hidden Mode" is sent from the cloud, and the update frequency is 7-15 days as long as the phone is connected to the Internet. You can call *#*#76937#*#* to check the control panel of this profile.The difference between "China server" and "International server" is the configuration for different regions of Apps. I have a positive opinion about the " God Hidden Mode". You can call *#*#76937#*#* to check the control panel of this profile.The difference between "China server" and "International server" is the configuration for different regions of Apps.

    I have a positive opinion about the " God hidden mode " approach, and I am a Genshin Impact player.Due to the presence of the "hidden mode", the X1 big core often runs below 1Ghz while gaming, which results in better sustained performance and temperature threshold performance. Of course, this feature is definitely not meant for benchmarking fraud, but for better longevity and sustained performance.
  • MoePtyan - Friday, March 26, 2021 - link

    Incidentally, this profile can be deleted. In the application management of the settings panel, find "Power & Performance" (I'm not sure if this is the name of the international version of MIUI) and clear the application data, and the temperature and frequency profiles of all Apps will be deleted. At this point the phone is not suitable for daily use, the battery life is very bad, often hot, but the performance has been unlocked. Many senior Chinese players will use this method, the phone plus the cooling back clip together. Reply
  • Samrich - Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - link

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