Does Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G would worth a buy?

Despite Xiaomi being a young company, launched only in 2010, it holds a prosperous status amidst the top ten smartphone manufacturers around the world. The newest launch of Xiaomi dated on January 6th of 2022, Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G expertise on the fastest charging technology than any other smartphone available to the date causing the towering smartphone manufacturers like Apple and Samsung to eat crow. Literally, it uses the fastest charging technology, deploying 120W which promises a hundred percent charge only in a quarter an hour which is the state of the art in India.

The supercharger comes in with the package with no added cost and it can also be used to charge other devices such as laptops, but it is not recommended. Xiaomi gives you the option to turn off 120W fast charging from the settings, according to your needs. Although, there isn’t much variation in terms of other features among the simultaneously launched Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G and Xiaomi 11i 5G as the former charges as fast as double the speed of the latter one.

Know the device.

Now let’s have a proper consultation of the device as a whole.

The bare view of the device itself is so captivating that it’s difficult to turn a blind eye to it. The colour variations available are Mysterious Black, Forest Green, Timeless Purple and Milky Way Blue are too fancy to the eye. This time, Xiaomi literally turned away from the trend by making it jumbo in every way possible, weighing 204 grams. From the huge back camera pad to the entire phone, it feels hulky in hand compared to the easy to carry slim and trim models in the market. The front and back of the device are built on glass. The frame is built on plastic, giving a soft feel to the touch.

The display has adequate protection with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 that comes with 1080 × 2400 pixels resolution and has got IP53 ratings for its resistance against dust and water.

The phone has a 6.67 inch Full HD + 120Hz AMOLED Dot Display, but it only works between 60Hz and 120Hz due to the lack of variable refresh rate adaptive synchronization like the Mi 10i. The screen has a brightness of up to 1200 nits, so sunlight readability is very high even in bright outdoor conditions. The fingerprint sensor is side-mounted and harmonized with the power button and volume control on the right side. At the top is a 3.5mm audio jack, a hole for the speaker, a secondary microphone, and an infrared sensor. On the bottom are a hybrid dual SIM slot, speaker grill, primary microphone, and USB Type-C port.

Even though the rear camera mount seems to hold 5 cameras together, it works with only three, which are 108MP Primary Sensor, 8MP Ultra-Wide and 2MP Macro cameras and a 16 MP front camera. The primary camera uses a 6P lens with an f/1.89 aperture which is comparatively inferior compared to other devices having similar price ranges. Overall, the main camera performs well in good lighting conditions. In low light, it’s also above average, especially in terms of detail and colour.

Albeit the device has all these specifications labelled, these are not new for the techies out there. The same (minus the hyper charging technology) are available in Redmi Note 10 Pro Max, within a 20k price range. Also if you are happy with 67W charging which is a good enough speed, you can settle with the Xiaomi 11i 5G which can be got at 2k less price than Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G.

Is it safe to have HyperCharging technology in your smartphone?

Xiaomi gives you assurance about the safety of the device in terms of its extraordinary charging capacity. Its dual cell 4,500mAh battery can preserve the maximum battery capacity of 80% even after 800 charge or discharge cycles. They have given guarantees on the safety of the device through 34 safety checks, TUV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge system certification, double overcharge protection and 9 real-time temperature monitoring systems.

The device works on MediaTek Dimensity 920 5G (6 nm) chip which is also a recent technology in India.

It can handle everything from simple everyday tasks to demanding games (even with medium graphics) without any problems. It doesn’t get too hot even under stress. More importantly, Xiaomi was able to optimize it well. The in-house vapour chamber cooling system also seems to do its job which proves the device as a whole to be safe to use.

Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge 5G comes in different variations, one having 6GB Ram + 128GB storage at Rs 24,999 and the other having 8GB Ram 128GB storage at Rs 26,999. Be wise when you are opting for the phone, considering whether the price range is worth the features available as only having a faster-charging technology wouldn’t account for the primary reason for buying a phone.

Writen by Riya Haneef N H

Riya Haneef N H
I'm not perfect, but stories are always better with a touch of imperfection.

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