Digital series have always been Xiaomi’s big event of the year, and Xiaomi, which once again won the right to launch Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 series, is releasing the Xiaomi 11 by just in time for 2021. As the first Snapdragon 888 platform model, the first sales of Xiaomi 11 achieved an impressive result of 200 million dollars in 5 minutes. It is clear that Xiaomi has made a good start in this “battle” that sounds the battle horn in advance.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform redefines the top mobile experience
Although the first sale of Xiaomi 11 has done a certain amount of inventory, but obviously it cannot meet the huge market demand. Of course, compared with eager to have the first trial for Xiaomi fans, in fact, there are still many consumers for this new model has not been “market tested”, after all, it is the first phone equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, there are still many unknown factors in the use of the experience.
In fact, the data of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform is very attractive. First of all, the CPU part uses a combination of 1 over 3 large and 4 small cores. One KRYO680 super core deeply customized based on Cortex-X1 with a main frequency up to 2.84GHz, three KRYO680 large core deeply customized based on Cortex-A78 with a main frequency of 2.42GHz, and four KRYO680 small cores based on Cortex-A55. On the GPU side, it is equipped with the new Adreno660 GPU, which is said to have a 35% performance increase compared to the previous generation of Snapdragon 865 Adreno650 GPU, but its power consumption is 20% lower.
With such strong performance, Xiaomi 11 can handle basic system fluency even if it has a 2K resolution 120Hz high-brush screen. In order to maximize the capabilities of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform, it can only be tested by some relatively mainstream large mobile games.
In the use of Xiaomi 11 to fit “PUBG”, “Call of Duty mobile game”, “the God” three big game, through the use of PerfDog monitoring data can be found that under the environment of indoor temperature 18 ℃, Xiaomi 11 in PIBG HDR high-definition, setting the frames, the frames can reach almost full frame 59.6 frames, basic sense in the process of the game screen delaying; “Call of Duty mobile game” in exquisite picture quality, limit frame setting, Xiaomi 11 can achieve a full frame of 60, the whole game process is very smooth.
In addition, in the face of the original God the performance requirements for a higher open world adventure game, I also try to put the picture of it to limit quality, frames set to 60 frames, after more than 40 minutes to fit test experience, Xiaomi 11 gained 54.8 frame number average frames, feel the frame number fluctuated during the game, but it does not have obvious delaying feeling as a whole.
Although Snapdragon 888 platform adopted advanced 5 nm technology process, but Xiaomi in order to let the SoC can continue to bring stability and high load capacity, Xiaomi 11 adopted VC liquid-cooled three-dimensional heat dissipation system, temperature control measures, such as multipoint temperature monitoring to ensure the machine can bring enough cooling efficiency. I already can get a satisfactory answer from Xiaomi 11 steadily in many large game play.
It’s clear that the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform continues the strong performance of the Snapdragon mobile platform in gaming. With strong Adreno660 GPU performance and the third generation of Snapdragon Elite Gaming blessings, which makes Snapdragon 888 mobile platform has strong enough algorithm and optimize the performance, in addition to the continuation of the GPU driver update, rendering, up to 144 frame rate of the Game screen, Xiao dragon 888 mobile platform also added a variable resolution rendering technology, Game Quick Touch technology, including variable resolution rendering technology in improve the performance of the Game is running under the foundation to realize the lower power consumption, Game Quick Touch, on the other hand, provides a millisecond-level optimization for frame synchronization in the Game, reducing Touch latency and making the Touch experience more “hands-on” during the game.
In my opinion, it can fully play the advantages of a 6.81-inch screen 2K to have 888 mobile platforms and Qualcomm Xiao dragon of Xiaomi 11, especially in some of the games, 2K resolution can bring more exquisite and the screen of the game screen, this is a full HD screen models are beyond the reach of place, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 high performance characteristics of the mobile platform can support Xiaomi 11 easily cope with the vast majority of large mobile games on the market.
In addition to the visual experience brought by the screen output, listening experience is also a very key link in mobile entertainment. Compared with the double 1216 super linear symmetrical loudspeaker combination of Xiaomi 10, Xiaomi 11 with asymmetric receiver type double loudspeaker performance is slightly worse, the gap mainly lies in the details of Xiaomi 11, loudness is slightly backward, and the machine at large volume, there is body resonance. In fact, many light and thin mobile phones on the market have loudspeaker external resonance, usually because the backcover material is too thin. Even so, the Xiaomi 11’s playback is still better than many flagship models from previous years. Maybe it’s not that the Xiaomi 11’s playback is inferior, but that the Xiaomi 10’s playback is just too good.
In terms of storage combination and matching, this time, Xiaomi 11 still has a bright performance. LPDDR5, which was first carried by Xiaomi 10 last year, has been upgraded again in Xiaomi 11 this time. The main memory frequency of LPDDR5 has been upgraded from 2750MHz of XIAOMIUI 10 to 3200MHz, and the data transmission rate has also been increased from 5500Mbps to 6400Mbps. With UFS 3.1 high speed flash memory, which means that the machine’s body storage performance also has sufficient performance guarantee. In Androbench storage scoring software, Xiaomi 11 has achieved a sequential reading speed of 1844.18MB/s, a sequential writing speed of 766.29MB /s, a random reading speed of 259.88MB /s, and a random writing speed of 233.95MB /s, showing a good comprehensive scoring performance.
Given the Xiaomi 11 with a thinner body design, so in terms of battery capacity compared with the last generation products, with a 4600 mAh battery, fuselage with 55W cable quick charge. The battery can be charged within 45 minutes from zero power can be full of to 100%, and the models also support 50W wireless quick charge, which filled with zero energy state to 100% take 53 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Xiaomi 11 retains its 10W wireless reverse charging feature. In order to ensure the basic charging performance, Xiaomi 11 adopts a new low-power charging management chip, which not only greatly reduces the heat loss, but also reduces the charging heat, and further improves the charging speed with the Mi-FC fast charging technology. Note: The picture is not a wireless quick charging board, it is just for display.
To ease the scale difficulty of 5G for global operators, while actively embracing the future
The experience mentioned above need to be highly dependent on the network connectivity, Snapdragon 888 mobile platforms in order to ensure network stability and advancement, the integration of the world’s first 5 nm process 5G modems, Qualcomm Xiao dragon X60, considering the Qualcomm Xiao dragon X60 Modem adopted the latest generation of AP + Modem integrated solution, so it can performance in lower power consumption, bringing smaller volume and energy efficiency.
With this advanced hardware base, the Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem delivers 5G sub-6GHz carrier aggregation and millimeter wave support, with download rates up to 7.5Gbps and upload rates up to 3Gbps, which means the Xiaomi 11’s 5G SA peak rate has doubled. In order to improve the using efficiency of network, Qualcomm Xiao dragon X60 modem also added support for dynamic spectrum sharing technology (DSS), operators can be efficiently deployed against split spectrum methods economy 5G, 4G and 5G spectrum coexistence, so as to improve the role of signal coverage, alleviate global operators for 5G network deployment difficulty of transitional were too high.
In addition, Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem with 5G SA independent networking based on VONR voice and video services, from the basis of Volte effectively improve the sound quality of voice calls and reduce latency, and effectively solve the problem of signal drop during calls, to give users a higher quality communication experience. It may still be a long time before VONR calls are officially commercially available, but with chipmakers, led by Qualcomm, actively embracing the technology, it could get a boost.
Thanks to the support of Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform in Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 6E (6GHz band), Bluetooth 5.2 and other connectivity capabilities, the Xiaomi 11 also achieves the sixth generation Wi-Fi 802.11ax standard support. According to Xiaomi’s official description, the Xiaomi 11 can double the bandwidth of the previous model (from 80MHz to 160MHz) and upgrade the encoding from 1024QAM to 4096QAM in conjunction with Wi-Fi 6 enhanced routers, truly achieving faster and denser Wi-Fi connectivity. Of course, getting the most out of the Xiaomi 11’s Wi-Fi experience means buying a new Wi-Fi 6E router for your home.
With the flagship positioning, the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform carried by Xiaomi 11 not only ensures the basic network use experience at the present stage, but also has the connection ability to connect with the future development trend, making full preparations for operators to open corresponding new technologies in the next few years.
More efficient shooting experience to help users capture beautiful moments
In camera under the quantity theory of good or bad trend, Xiaomi 11 still choose in Xiaomi 10 rear four rear taken under foundation adopted three perturbation solution, respectively 100 million super clear the main perturbation + 13 million super-wide + 5 million macro lens, Xiaomi and continuation of the previous generation product of 100 million pixels main perturbation, the Samsung HMX image sensor size of 1/1.33 of an inch, tie-in 7P lens design and OIS optical image stabilization, under low light environment can realize four unity 1.6 μm pixels making ability.
Although the configuration of the main camera is the same as that of the previous generation, Xiaomi 11 has been optimized through an algorithm upgrade to give it a cleaner picture performance in low light environment. In addition, the Snapdragon 888 mobile platform does not stop at entertainment and communication. With its new Spectra 580 ISP, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform delivers a 35 percent performance improvement over the previous generation, achieving 2.7 billion pixels per second.
Based on the hardware performance improvements, Xiaomi in comparison with the imaging speed of 11 in a generation products have a more significant imaging speed, particularly in 108 million pixels photo mode, Xiaomi 10 each shot after it will takes about 2 seconds or so to refer to the final proof effect in the album, but it can realize Xiaomi 11 seconds to shoot output, it does not need additional waiting time.
In addition, thanks to the significant improvement of imaging speed, once Xiaomi 11 camera system judges that the ambient light is too dim, it automatically reduces the shutter speed to exchange for more light, so that the whole imaging process can be done without cumbersome manual switch to night mode. Supported by the Spectra 580 ISP’s robust algorithm base, the Xiaomi 11 supports super night video, Master Cinematic Camera Filters, Cinematic Laces, and Magic Day Changers (with additional weather filters), which radically enriches the functionality of the camera.
Creative film features mentioned above, it needs strong AI performance to cooperate to complete, Snapdragon 888 mobile platform with the engine, the sixth generation Qualcomm AI the inclusion of Hexagon 780 processor can make whole platform AI work force at an astonishing 26 trillion computing power, and 865 the highest count Xiao dragons force is 15 trillion times operation ability, calculate the force performance of the former increased by 73%.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform through the powerful operation ability, make its can bring enough new play smooth real-time dynamic image, with the new “film” function, for example, even in dreams “parallel” this level of complex images, the camera interface won’t have any delaying, filming the picture is very smooth. Not only that, but with a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, the Xiaomi 11 offers a huge 123° field of view.
It is not difficult to find from the sample that the 13 megapixel ultra-wide angle lens of Xiaomi 11 meets the wide-angle shooting ability of daily shooting of buildings and scenery scenes. Through the AI ultra-wide angle distortion correction characteristics, the edge distortion of the ultra-wide Angle lens can be improved to a certain extent. Although comprehensive imaging quality of the camera is much less than the main perturbation, but 123 ° super vision largely enrich the photo requirements of users in different scenarios, and the camera also support night view mode, can make up for the weak light environment ultra-wide angle lens into the problem of insufficient light, coupled with Spectra 580 ISP latest AI engine, can boost the photos were taken ability under low light environment.
After the main camera and ultra-wide angle lens, the third rear camera of the Xiaomi 11 is a telephoto macro lens, which is equivalent to a 50mm focal length and supports 3-7cm autofocus. The effective pixel is 5 megapixels. Although the effective pixel of this lens is only 5 megapixels, but the telephoto lens is far enough distance feature to minimize the interference to animals, to achieve the effect of improved production rate. Combined with the 20 megapixel ultra-micrature front facing camera, the Spectra 580 ISP’s powerful computing power enables the rapid shooting of three images in a row. After the post-processing of the camera program, a sufficiently wide front facing sample can be obtained.
In terms of camera configuration, the “only in fine, not too many” strategy is still quite pragmatic. On the other hand, the arrangement of cameras in the Xiaomi 11 also plays a pivotal role in creating a seamless switching experience of multi-camera. Xiaomi 11 this also brings in more seamless switching experience taken significantly increased, on the one hand, thanks to matrix arrangement for every camera enough spacing is consistent and as close as possible, and by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 mobile platform support concurrent, parallel three cameras filming properties, reduce the startup time between cameras. From a certain extent, it improved the taken more seamless switching experience. Of course, the Xiaomi 11’s 5-megapixel telephoto macro lens does not participate in the seamless switching feature.
The Xiaomi 11, which tops the list, is a sincere replacement
Xiaomi 11 as the first Qualcomm by far the most advanced mobile platform Snapdragon 888 model, the model in the Android core performance aspects undoubtedly occupied the absolute superiority, through the built-in performance strong Adreno660 GPU and the third generation of Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming two-plus hold, let hand play home to enjoy the most immersive Gaming experience. In terms of communication performance, the integrated Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 modem makes 5G even more attractive to users, and it also takes the lead in supporting more advanced Wi-Fi6 enhancements.
Snapdragon 888 mobile platform performance advantages, in the image system of Xiaomi 11 also play a positive role, through 580 ISP Spectra and the sixth-generation blessing Qualcomm AI engine, makes Xiaomi 11 photo experience ushered a leapfrog “optimization”, not only received a significant boost photographed piece rate, under the powerful algorithm foundation, beautiful Xiaomi 12 can provide more creative photo new play, rich user image taken pleasure. For consumers who focus on mobile phone performance, the Xiaomi 11 is naturally one of the best choices for them.
In addition to the performance improvement, compared with the previous generation of products, Xiaomi 11 has also made a lot of efforts in the use experience, for example, the body has become thinner, which fundamentally reduces the feeling of holding tiredness; Xiaomi 11 screen error touch situation is greatly improved, basically in the case of wearing the phone case is not easy to trigger the wrong touch; The 6.81-inch 2K resolution screen has a more delicate look, and the 120Hz refresh rate has a smoother look. The fingerprint position on the screen is moved up to make the unlocking experience more comfortable. 55W cable fast charging, charging speed faster; And it’s equipped with the gorilla glass, which is more resistant to fall and wear.
Of course, there are some “setbacks” in the Xiaomi 11 compared to the previous generation, such as the battery capacity dropped from 4,780 mAh to 4,600 mAh; Exterior performance decreased, the fuselage has resonance in the case of high volume; The body can feel the surface temperature is higher, even in winter indoors, the body surface temperature is more than 40℃.
There is no doubt that Xiaomi 11, which took the top spot, achieved an impressive result of selling 500,000 in only 10 days, which was achieved in the case of short supply in the market. It can be regarded as a good start for Xiaomi to achieve in 2021. Compared with Xiaomi 10, the hardware of Xiaomi 11 has been greatly improved, which virtually heighten the competition pattern of high-end models in this price segment. At this stage, the Xiaomi 11 can continue to take advantage of the precious gap in the next generation of flagship phones, as it is currently plagued by capacity issues.