Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi launched its Xiaomi 11i series 5G smartphones in India earlier this week. We have the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge which is the first smartphone in India to support 120W fast charging. Here we have the first impressions of the phone.

Box Contents

  • Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge 8GB + 128GB in Purple Mist colour
  • 120W fast charger (5V-3A/9V-3A 11V-6A Max/17V-6A Max/20V-6A)
  • 6A USB Type-C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Clear protective case
  • Screen protector (Pre-installed)
  • User guide

At the launch event, Xiaomi said that it is planning to sell the 120W charger along with the cable separately for Rs. 3999.

The phone has a 6.67-inch  Full HD+ 120Hz AMOLED DotDisplay, but it doesn’t have an Adaptive sync variable refresh rate like the Mi 10i, so it can only switch between 60Hz and 120Hz.  It has up to 1200 nits brightness, so the sunlight legibility is good even in bright outdoors.  The screen has corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The tiny 2.96mm punch-hole houses a 16MP camera. On the top edge there is a loudspeaker grill that also doubles up as a speaker. Since the phone has always-on display, it doesn’t have a notification LED. Powered by Dimensity 920 SoC with VC liquid cooling, the phone has up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB UFS 2.2 storage. It runs Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 Enhanced, and the MIUI 13 and Android 12 update should be available soon. The phone offers a smooth user experience and doesn’t have any lags.

The volume rockers and the power button that integrates the fingerprint sensor are present on the right side of the phone. There are also some gesture features in the power button that lets you double tap to perform actions or take a screenshot. On the top there is a 3.5mm audio jack, vent for speaker, secondary microphone and an infrared sensor. The hybrid dual SIM slot, loudspeaker grill, primary microphone and USB Type-C port are present on the bottom.  Since the phone has a plastic frame, you don’t see any antenna cutouts.

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge features the 108MP Samsung HM2 1/1.52″ sensor with 0.7μm pixel size. It offers faster and more effective phase detecting autofocus solution and nine-pixel binning technology to capture rich detail, even in low-light conditions. There is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera,2-megapixel macro camera. Wish the company had offered a telemacro camera for 2x zoomed macros, similar to the Redmi Note 10 Pro series.

Check out some camera samples.

The phones feature a flat-edge design and a frosted AG glass back. This doesn’t attract fingerprints. We have the Purple Mist colour, but the phone also comes in  Camo Green, Pacific Pearl and Stealth Black colours. The phone also has IP53 ratings for dust and water resistance.

The phone packs dual-cell 4500mAh battery and supports 120W fast charging compared to 5160mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging in Xiaomi 11i. Even though Xiaomi 11i Hypercharge just a smaller battery, the weight of the phone is 204 grams, mainly due to the new charging tech.

The company says that the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge retains up to 80% battery capacity even after 800 charge or discharge cycles. It added that it has gone through 34 safety checks, has TUV Rheinland Safe Fast-Charge system certification, double overcharge protection and 9 real-time temperature monitoring system.

The Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge is priced at Rs. 26,999 for the 6GB + 128GB version and the 8GB + 128GB version costs Rs. 28,999.

The phones will be available from mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Home stores from January 12th. Full Review of the smartphone will be up soon.

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram