Design and Build
The Xiaomi 11T brings exactly the same looks like the Pro model. They’re pretty hard to tell apart. But on the inside, there are a handful of differences feature-wise. The design is pretty sleek featuring a two-step camera bump and a really reflective curved glass back panel. A closer look will expose its subtle texture that looks like metal. The aluminum frame is also curved and is covered by a matte finish. And something you get here that many other mid-rangers don’t provide is protection against water and dust. This is to confirm that the 11T has an IP53, dust, and splash protection rating.
As for the cameras, Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro have the same set of cameras. But the different chipsets have resulted in different processing and performance. There are three cameras on the back, a 108 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.52″, 0.7µm, PDAF main camera, an 8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚ (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm, and a 5 MP, f/2.4, 50mm (telephoto macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm, AF camera. 12 megapixel shots from the main camera are great. They are rich in organic detail. Portraits taken with the main cam are good with decent subject separation. But the lack of HDR means more challenging scenes may become blown out.
The ultra-wide camera’s performance is actually great for this sort of camera. Its 8 megapixel photos are sharp and detailed, noise is kept under control and dynamic range is very good. 5 megapixel close-ups from the macro camera are pretty nice.