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Samsung Galaxy M11 Review - Very affordable Samsung smartphone with terrible cameras

Mass instead of class? The price of the Galaxy M11 was just 99 Euros (~$122) during the Black Friday week a few weeks ago. However, some compromises have to be made when buying the entry-level phone due to the very low price. You can find out which ones in our review of the Galaxy smartphone.
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Test Samsung Galaxy M11

After the Galaxy models A20s and A21s, Samsung introduces another entry-level phone to Germany with the Galaxy M11. The Galaxy model, which comes with a relatively strong 5,000 mAh battery and a modern design, is priced at an RRP of 165 Euros (~$203) in this country.

In return, buyers of the Samsung smartphone get a 6.4-inch LC display with a resolution of 720 x 1,560 pixels. Inside, the Korean manufacturer relies on a Qualcomm SoC, the Snapdragon 450, 3 GB of RAM and a 32 GB internal eMMC storage. A fingerprint sensor and a triple camera setup are installed on the back.

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Samsung Galaxy M11
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 8 x 1.8 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.40 inch 19.5:9, 1560 x 720 pixel 268 PPI, Capacitive Touchscreen, PLS TFT LCD, 60 Hz
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 23 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 512 GB), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, USB-C, OTG
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM-Band: GSM 850 MHz, GSM 900 MHz, DCS 1.800 MHz, PCS 1.900 MHz, UMTS-Band: B1 (2.100), B2 (1.900), B5 (850), B8 (900), LTE-Band: B1 (2.100), B2 (1.900), B3 (1.800), B5 (850), B7 (2.600), B8 (900), B20 (800), B28 (700) , 4G TDD LTE: B38 (2.600), B40 (2.3, Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 9 x 161.4 x 76.3 ( = 0.35 x 6.35 x 3 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 10
Camera
Primary Camera: 13 MPix (f/1.8, 27mm, 1/3.1", 1.12µm) + 5MP (f/2.2, 14mm) + 2MP (f/2.4)
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix f/2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Mono, Keyboard: Virtual, USB cable, charger, headset, OneUI, 24 Months Warranty, Widevine L1, SAR value: 0.52W/​kg Head, 0.89W/​kg Body, fanless
Weight
197 g ( = 6.95 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 64 g ( = 2.26 oz / 0.14 pounds)
Price
165 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

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Possible competitors in comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
74 %
12/2020
Samsung Galaxy M11
SD 450, Adreno 506
197 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.40"1560x720
75 %
11/2020
Samsung Galaxy A20s
SD 450, Adreno 506
183 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1560x720
80 %
09/2020
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
199 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.53"2340x1080
78 %
06/2020
realme 6i
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
199 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
75 %
10/2020
Nokia 2.4
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
195 g32 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
75 %
11/2020
Honor 9A
Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320
185 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.30"1600x720

Case - Samsung smartphone with punch hole

Besides black, the Galaxy M11 is also available in blue
Besides black, the Galaxy M11 is also available in blue

The Samsung phone's casing weighs 197 grams (~7 oz) and is relatively thick at 9 millimeters (~0.35 inches). It is well-made, but it feels a bit bulky in the hands due to the rather flat back. The front is made of scratch-resistant display glass, which blends smoothly into the plastic frame. The recessed hole and the resulting reduced display edges give the Galaxy M11 a very modern design, which results in a size ratio of about 84 percent between the display and the device's front.

In contrast to the front, the back of the Galaxy phone is made of plastic, which is slightly matte. Besides the black variant, there is only one color option available in Germany. The triple camera on the back is flush with the casing, and there is no specified protection against water penetration.

The physical plastic keys can be haptically distinguished well from each other. The controls are solidly manufactured, hardly have any play and have a well-defined pressure point.

Size comparison

165.9 mm / 6.53 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 8.7 mm / 0.3425 inch 195 g0.4299 lbs164.4 mm / 6.47 inch 75.4 mm / 2.97 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs163.3 mm / 6.43 inch 77.5 mm / 3.05 inch 8 mm / 0.315 inch 183 g0.4034 lbs162.3 mm / 6.39 inch 77.2 mm / 3.04 inch 8.9 mm / 0.3504 inch 199 g0.4387 lbs161.4 mm / 6.35 inch 76.3 mm / 3 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 197 g0.4343 lbs159.1 mm / 6.26 inch 74.1 mm / 2.92 inch 9 mm / 0.3543 inch 185 g0.4079 lbs
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Equipment - Galaxy M11 with 3.5 mm jack

The features of the Galaxy M11 include Miracast, which enables wireless transmission of display content to external monitors, a 3.5 mm jack and USB OTG, so that external storage devices are recognized. The USB port has the Type-C design, which hides a USB 2.0 port.

The 32 GB eMMC storage is a bit tight, but it can be expanded by up to 512 GB via microSD card without losing the dual-SIM functionality of Samsung's smartphone. After deducting the operating system and the preinstalled apps, 23 GB are available ex-factory.

The Galaxy M11 also has Bluetooth 4.2 and an NFC chip, so Google Pay can be used with the entry-level phone. A Play Protect certification for the payment service is available.

Right side of housing (volume control/power button)
Right side of housing (volume control/power button)
Right side of housing (SIM slot)
Right side of housing (SIM slot)
Upper case (3.5 mm jack, microphone)
Upper case (3.5 mm jack, microphone)
Bottom case (microphone, USB port, speaker)
Bottom case (microphone, USB port, speaker)

Software - Samsung phone with One UI Core

The user interface of the Galaxy M11 is based on Android 10 with the security updates from September 2020. An upgrade to Android 11 is reportedly planned for the end of Q2-2021. However, users of Samsung's phone will probably not be able to look forward to the latest Android versions for many years, because the update promise, and thus three major operating system updates, will not apply to a cheap M model.

Samsung combines the Android system with its in-house user interface One UI (Core) in version 2.0, which also includes the smart assistant Bixby. Samsung DeX is not supported by Galaxy M11.



Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11

Communication and GPS - Galaxy M11 with NFC

The Galaxy smartphone connects to the mobile Internet via the LTE standard with both card slots. Samsung's entry-level model does not have access to the fast 5G network.

The number of supported frequency bands is low. The Galaxy M11 can only access 11 LTE bands, but no relevant frequency bands are missing for Germany. The Samsung phone also supports band 20 and band 28 for local use in the frequency range between 703 and 733 megahertz.

The WLAN module only supports the IEEE 802.11 standards according to b/g/n and therefore only operates in the 2.4 frequency range, which results in very low transmission rates in our WLAN test, especially when transmitting. The measured rates with the reference router Netgear Nighthawk AX12 could also be more consistent.

Networking
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1599, n=292, last 2 years)
402 MBit/s ∼100% +1458%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
347 (172min - 352max) MBit/s ∼86% +1245%
Honor 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 64 GB eMMC Flash
153 (146min - 158max) MBit/s ∼38% +493%
realme 6i
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
66.5 (34min - 69max) MBit/s ∼17% +158%
Nokia 2.4
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
46.9 (22min - 77max) MBit/s ∼12% +82%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Adreno 506, SD 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
28.3 (12min - 44max) MBit/s ∼7% +10%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Adreno 506, SD 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
25.8 (8min - 41max) MBit/s ∼6%
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 1414, n=292, last 2 years)
410 MBit/s ∼100% +912%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
355 (327min - 366max) MBit/s ∼87% +777%
Honor 9A
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 64 GB eMMC Flash
153 (140min - 159max) MBit/s ∼37% +278%
Nokia 2.4
PowerVR GE8320, Helio P22 MT6762, 32 GB eMMC Flash
52.2 (30min - 78max) MBit/s ∼13% +29%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Adreno 506, SD 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
41.6 (28min - 58max) MBit/s ∼10% +3%
Samsung Galaxy M11
Adreno 506, SD 450, 32 GB eMMC Flash
40.5 (12min - 52max) MBit/s ∼10%
realme 6i
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
36.1 (9min - 57max) MBit/s ∼9% -11%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø40.4 (12-52)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø25.7 (8-41)
Outdoor locating
Outdoor locating
Locating in the building
Locating in the building

The Galaxy M11 uses the GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou satellite networks for positioning. To assess the positioning accuracy of our review sample in practice, we recorded a route with the Garmin Edge 520 for comparison purposes. The detailed GPS recording shows a very appealing route accuracy for this price range, so only minor deviations between the smartphone GPS module and the navigation device occur at the end of the 4-kilometer (2.5 mi) test route. The provided positioning level is completely sufficient for everyday navigation tasks.

GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Garmin Edge 520
GPS Samsung Galaxy M11
GPS Samsung Galaxy M11
GPS Samsung Galaxy M11
GPS Samsung Galaxy M11
GPS Samsung Galaxy M11
GPS Samsung Galaxy M11

Phone features and voice quality - Samsung smartphone with WiFi calling

Test Samsung Galaxy M11

The inexpensive Samsung phone offers space for two nano-SIM cards. A VoLTE function as well as Wi-Fi calling are also supported, which should be praised in view of the price range.

Video calls via the built-in front-facing camera via Skype worked smoothly in the test, and voices were reproduced intelligibly via the speaker. The voice quality of the Galaxy M11 via earpiece is also acceptable. The call transmission works very well.

Cameras - Galaxy M11 with Triple Cam

Shooting with the front camera of the Galaxy M11
Shooting with the front camera of the Galaxy M11

The selfie camera, which is hidden in the punch hole on the front of the Galaxy M11, offers an aperture of f/2.0 and resolves with 8 MP. The front-facing camera is neither convincing in good nor in low-light conditions. Selfie pictures are very blurred and out of focus. The skin tones are also not right and look much too reddish.

The rear-facing main camera of the Samsung phone has a 13 MP sensor and a fast open aperture of f/1.8. The captured subjects are relatively dark even in daylight and the level of detail is very limited due to lack of sharpness. This could be better even in this price range - the same applies to the wide-angle lens.

Wide-angle shots look blurry even in optimal lighting conditions, bright areas are overexposed and colorsare washed out. In addition, there are visible artifacts and image errors in the pictures. Very little is right in terms of quality.

The front-facing camera records videos in FHD resolution at up to 30 frames per second. The rear-facing main camera also manages to capture Full HD 1080p video. Switching between the lenses is not possible during recording.

Wide angle
Wide angle
Main camera
Main camera
8x zoom (max)
8x zoom (max)
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow LightWide angle

We also examine the Samsung smartphone's color reproduction under controlled lighting conditions. Compared with the actual reference tones, the colors of the Galaxy M11 are visibly brighter and the pictures of the X-Rite ColorChecker Passport (without post-processing, e.g. a manual white balance) show a high color deviation with the 13 MP main camera. However, the white and black tones are captured quite reasonably.

In order to assess the sharpness of the photos, we shoot our test chart under defined artificial light. As in the test shots, the image sharpness is on a low level, but the peripheral areas only fall off marginally.

ColorChecker
16 ∆E
16.2 ∆E
17 ∆E
16 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
15.1 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
11.6 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
18.3 ∆E
11 ∆E
15.5 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
16.4 ∆E
17 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.7 ∆E
11.2 ∆E
9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy M11: 13.35 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 18.3 ∆E
ColorChecker
29.1 ∆E
53.5 ∆E
38.8 ∆E
36.3 ∆E
44.2 ∆E
61.6 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
35.2 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
28 ∆E
63.9 ∆E
63.2 ∆E
30.5 ∆E
47.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
75.4 ∆E
42.6 ∆E
42.9 ∆E
88.4 ∆E
70.2 ∆E
52 ∆E
37 ∆E
23.9 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
ColorChecker Samsung Galaxy M11: 46.22 ∆E min: 13.46 - max: 88.39 ∆E

Accessories and warranty - Samsung phone without cover

Samsung Galaxy M11 with the 15-watt power supply unit
Samsung Galaxy M11 with the 15-watt power supply unit

Besides a modular power supply with a rated power of 15 watts, a USB charging cable and headphones are included in the box. The Korean manufacturer does not include a silicone case for its M11 model.

Samsung grants a warranty period of 24 months for its smartphone.

Input devices and operation - Galaxy M11 with fingerprint sensor

The inputs on the 6.4-inch LC display are implemented accurately and quickly up to the touchscreen's corners. The low-priced Samsung phone does not offer a refresh rate beyond 60 Hz.

An active fingerprint sensor is found on the casing's back. The biometric recognition of the finger is quite reliable, but the speed of the sensor could be improved. It sometimes takes seconds until the screen is woken up from standby.

Another unlock option is 2D face recognition via the front-facing camera. The recognition rates are convincing, but the unlocking method is quite insecure.

Display - Samsung smartphone with IPS panel

Sub-pixel representation
Sub-pixel representation

The 6.4-inch 60 Hz LC display, like many competitors in this price segment, only has a resolution of 1,560 x 720 pixels and thus has a low pixel density of well below 300 PPI.

The maximum brightness with a pure white screen background is a satisfactory 430 cd/m² for an entry-level phone, but that is not very much in absolute terms. And even the competition inthis price range, such asthe Redmi Note 9, sometimes shines 30 percent brighter than the Galaxy M11.

In addition, we checked the screen's brightness with an evenly distributed ratio of dark to bright areas (APL50) in the test. We determined a maximum brightness of 453 cd/m² here.

The illumination of the PLS panel is even, and the often occurring shadowing of LC displays with punch-hole design in the area of the front camera is very slightly visible in Samsung's phone.

403
cd/m²
407
cd/m²
401
cd/m²
399
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
392
cd/m²
411
cd/m²
404
cd/m²
405
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 430 cd/m² Average: 405.8 cd/m² Minimum: 5.2 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 91 %
Center on Battery: 430 cd/m²
Contrast: 827:1 (Black: 0.52 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.55 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.6
ΔE Greyscale 5.4 | 0.64-98 Ø5.8
93.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.103
Samsung Galaxy M11
PLS TFT LCD, 1560x720, 6.40
Samsung Galaxy A20s
IPS, 1560x720, 6.50
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
IPS LCD, 2340x1080, 6.53
realme 6i
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Nokia 2.4
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Honor 9A
IPS, 1600x720, 6.30
Screen
3%
82%
16%
20%
20%
Brightness middle
430
384
-11%
553
29%
518
20%
445
3%
537
25%
Brightness
406
367
-10%
527
30%
484
19%
405
0%
515
27%
Brightness Distribution
91
87
-4%
89
-2%
89
-2%
85
-7%
93
2%
Black Level *
0.52
0.42
19%
0.12
77%
0.26
50%
0.26
50%
0.36
31%
Contrast
827
914
11%
4608
457%
1992
141%
1712
107%
1492
80%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.55
4.43
3%
3.8
16%
5.8
-27%
4.73
-4%
4.56
-0%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.93
7.34
7%
8.7
-10%
11
-39%
8.83
-11%
8.14
-3%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.4
4.9
9%
2.2
59%
7.3
-35%
4.2
22%
5.4
-0%
Gamma
2.103 105%
2.308 95%
2.3 96%
2.23 99%
2.292 96%
2.393 92%
CCT
7793 83%
7671 85%
6727 97%
8037 81%
7378 88%
7665 85%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 52 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 9706 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 151500) Hz was measured.

Compared to the IPS competition, the LC display of the Galaxy M11 has a clear contrast disadvantage. The black value to maximum brightness ratio of Samsung's phone is clearly below 1:1000 and compared to a Redmi Note 9 on a low level, even for an entry-level phone.

The analysis of the photospectrometer and the CalMAN software results in relatively low average delta E deviations from the sRGB color space of 4.6 (colors) and 5.4 (grayscale) for an inexpensive smartphone. However, the color temperature of almost 7,800 K is much colder than the ideal value of 6,500 K.

Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB)
Color accuracy (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: AdobeRGB)
Color space (target color space: AdobeRGB)
Color space (target color space: P3)
Color space (target color space: P3)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Color space (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
Grayscale (target color space: sRGB)
 

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
32 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 15 ms rise
↘ 17 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 81 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.1 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
49 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 24 ms rise
↘ 25 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 80 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.2 ms).

Outdoors, the liquid crystal display of the Galaxy M11 performs solidly. Contents are reasonably legible in winter sunlight. In summer, the low brightness and poor black level due to display reflections should lead to reading problems outdoors.

The viewing angles are on a good level. Even at very flat viewing angles, the display content is displayed relatively true to color. Color changes do not occur.

Viewing angle of the Galaxy M11
Viewing angle of the Galaxy M11

Performance - Samsung phone with Snapdragon SoC

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 used in the Galaxy M11 is a SoC manufactured in a 14 nm process. The chipset offers eight ARM Cortex-A53 processor cores that clock with up to 1.8 GHz. An Adreno 506 is integrated as the graphics unit.

In the benchmarks, the Qualcomm CPU of the Galaxy M11 lands on the last place in our comparison field. Samsung's Galaxy A20s, which is also based on the Snapdragon 450, is often slightly ahead of the Galaxy M11. Especially the multi-core score of Geekbench 5.3 is very low for the M-series model. A similar picture is also seen in the graphics tests of the GFXBench benchmark. However, the differences between the Mediatek competition, consisting of the Helio G85 and Helio G80, are even more serious here.

The system performance is on a satisfactory level for an entry-level phone. In everyday use, the Galaxy M11 shows pronounced lags in some places. The RAM management is also not always noticed positively in the test and apps are quickly released from the 3 GB working memory. As in the A20s model, the outdated processor does not exude convincing performance reserves. Performance drops have to be tolerated from time to time and the loading times of applications are also relatively long thanks to the eMMC storage - especially in games.

Geekbench 5.3
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
131 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
159 Points ∼28% +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
356 Points ∼64% +172%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
387 Points ∼69% +195%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
134 Points ∼24% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (131 - 159, n=3)
140 Points ∼25% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1604, n=218, last 2 years)
558 Points ∼100% +326%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
498 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
902 Points ∼47% +81%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1259 Points ∼66% +153%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1348 Points ∼70% +171%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
475 Points ∼25% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (493 - 902, n=3)
631 Points ∼33% +27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 4201, n=218, last 2 years)
1921 Points ∼100% +286%
OpenCL Score 5.3 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
267 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
259 Points ∼12% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1198 Points ∼57% +349%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (259 - 274, n=3)
267 Points ∼13% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (255 - 7514, n=114, last 2 years)
2119 Points ∼100% +694%
Geekbench 4.1 - 4.4
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
757 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
778 Points ∼31% +3%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1841 Points ∼72% +143%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
771 Points ∼30% +2%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (741 - 787, n=13)
761 Points ∼30% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (412 - 5099, n=74, last 2 years)
2545 Points ∼100% +236%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3982 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3998 Points ∼52% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5905 Points ∼76% +48%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3531 Points ∼46% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (3272 - 4022, n=13)
3862 Points ∼50% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1163 - 14895, n=74, last 2 years)
7747 Points ∼100% +95%
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3208 Points ∼47%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3349 Points ∼49% +4%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4932 Points ∼72% +54%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (2777 - 3374, n=10)
3146 Points ∼46% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2166 - 12228, n=61, last 2 years)
6809 Points ∼100% +112%
PCMark for Android
Work performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6062 Points ∼50%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
5836 Points ∼48% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
11421 Points ∼95% +88%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
12043 Points ∼100% +99%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7465 Points ∼62% +23%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
5518 Points ∼46% -9%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (4836 - 6062, n=14)
5364 Points ∼45% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2689 - 19989, n=230, last 2 years)
9918 Points ∼82% +64%
Work 2.0 performance score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
4642 Points ∼53%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
4493 Points ∼51% -3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
8698 Points ∼100% +87%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
8733 Points ∼100% +88%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
5380 Points ∼62% +16%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4514 Points ∼52% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (4171 - 4759, n=14)
4502 Points ∼52% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (82 - 15299, n=264, last 2 years)
7817 Points ∼90% +68%
3DMark
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
13087 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
13203 Points ∼33% +1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
22888 Points ∼58% +75%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
12900 Points ∼33% -1%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
11621 Points ∼29% -11%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (12562 - 13203, n=12)
12801 Points ∼32% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2920 - 117606, n=216, last 2 years)
39512 Points ∼100% +202%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
12673 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
12736 Points ∼22% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
25518 Points ∼45% +101%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
13222 Points ∼23% +4%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
12180 Points ∼21% -4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (12281 - 12736, n=12)
12470 Points ∼22% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2177 - 224130, n=216, last 2 years)
56910 Points ∼100% +349%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
14862 Points ∼65%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
15273 Points ∼66% +3%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16820 Points ∼73% +13%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
11885 Points ∼52% -20%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
10014 Points ∼43% -33%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (13596 - 15273, n=12)
14216 Points ∼62% -4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8324 - 59268, n=216, last 2 years)
23031 Points ∼100% +55%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
829 Points ∼25%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
825 Points ∼25% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1774 Points ∼53% +114%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
793 Points ∼24% -4%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
491 Points ∼15% -41%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (800 - 829, n=14)
812 Points ∼24% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (68 - 11256, n=257, last 2 years)
3334 Points ∼100% +302%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
703 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
701 Points ∼18% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1625 Points ∼41% +131%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
731 Points ∼19% +4%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
427 Points ∼11% -39%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (690 - 716, n=14)
701 Points ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (54 - 16670, n=257, last 2 years)
3917 Points ∼100% +457%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1901 Points ∼70%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1672 Points ∼61% -12%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2610 Points ∼96% +37%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1130 Points ∼41% -41%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1034 Points ∼38% -46%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (1504 - 1901, n=14)
1785 Points ∼65% -6%
Average of class Smartphone
  (607 - 5301, n=257, last 2 years)
2726 Points ∼100% +43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
820 Points ∼21%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
817 Points ∼21% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1772 Points ∼46% +116%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
812 Points ∼21% -1%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
780 Points ∼20% -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (808 - 828, n=14)
821 Points ∼21% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (149 - 11895, n=269, last 2 years)
3820 Points ∼100% +366%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
716 Points ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
702 Points ∼15% -2%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1630 Points ∼34% +128%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
775 Points ∼16% +8%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
723 Points ∼15% +1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (702 - 718, n=14)
713 Points ∼15% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (122 - 22052, n=269, last 2 years)
4814 Points ∼100% +572%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1787 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1661 Points ∼58% -7%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2552 Points ∼90% +43%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
973 Points ∼34% -46%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1080 Points ∼38% -40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (1580 - 1816, n=14)
1760 Points ∼62% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5765, n=267, last 2 years)
2851 Points ∼100% +60%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
439 Points ∼17%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
438 Points ∼17% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1342 Points ∼51% +206%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
413 Points ∼16% -6%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
290 Points ∼11% -34%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (438 - 449, n=14)
443 Points ∼17% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (78 - 9138, n=255, last 2 years)
2614 Points ∼100% +495%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
349 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
382 Points ∼14% +9%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼42% +238%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
350 Points ∼13% 0%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
240 Points ∼9% -31%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (349 - 382, n=14)
365 Points ∼13% +5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (62 - 11573, n=255, last 2 years)
2781 Points ∼100% +697%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1827 Points ∼66%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1702 Points ∼61% -7%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2607 Points ∼94% +43%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1126 Points ∼41% -38%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1044 Points ∼38% -43%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (1521 - 1860, n=14)
1790 Points ∼65% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (435 - 5318, n=255, last 2 years)
2771 Points ∼100% +52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
491 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
488 Points ∼16% -1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1347 Points ∼43% +174%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
469 Points ∼15% -4%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
457 Points ∼15% -7%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (488 - 501, n=14)
496 Points ∼16% +1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (91 - 9839, n=267, last 2 years)
3105 Points ∼100% +532%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
404 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
403 Points ∼12% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1179 Points ∼34% +192%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
408 Points ∼12% +1%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
393 Points ∼11% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (403 - 415, n=14)
411 Points ∼12% +2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (73 - 12914, n=267, last 2 years)
3454 Points ∼100% +755%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1826 Points ∼63%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1729 Points ∼59% -5%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2689 Points ∼92% +47%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
981 Points ∼34% -46%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1055 Points ∼36% -42%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (1529 - 1826, n=14)
1773 Points ∼61% -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (620 - 5780, n=267, last 2 years)
2908 Points ∼100% +59%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
487 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
489 Points ∼19% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1329 Points ∼50% +173%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
577 Points ∼22% +18%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (487 - 489, n=4)
489 Points ∼19% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (433 - 6977, n=209, last 2 years)
2641 Points ∼100% +442%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
407 Points ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
402 Points ∼13% -1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1174 Points ∼39% +188%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
477 Points ∼16% +17%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (401 - 407, n=4)
403 Points ∼14% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (353 - 11259, n=209, last 2 years)
2982 Points ∼100% +633%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2098 Points ∼79%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2076 Points ∼78% -1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2474 Points ∼93% +18%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
2153 Points ∼81% +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (2073 - 2098, n=4)
2086 Points ∼79% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1786 - 4061, n=209, last 2 years)
2648 Points ∼100% +26%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
33 fps ∼59%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
33 fps ∼59% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
55 fps ∼98% +67%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (20 - 34, n=13)
28.1 fps ∼50% -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (8.2 - 143, n=215, last 2 years)
55.9 fps ∼100% +69%
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
23 fps ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
22 fps ∼21% -4%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
44 fps ∼42% +91%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (21 - 23, n=13)
21.8 fps ∼21% -5%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.3 - 322, n=215, last 2 years)
104 fps ∼100% +352%
GFXBench 3.0
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
17 fps ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
17 fps ∼39% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
43 fps ∼98% +153%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (8.7 - 18, n=13)
13.9 fps ∼32% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4.5 - 120, n=213, last 2 years)
44.1 fps ∼100% +159%
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
9.4 fps ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
9.4 fps ∼15% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
24 fps ∼40% +155%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (9.2 - 9.4, n=13)
9.3 fps ∼15% -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1 - 180, n=214, last 2 years)
60.7 fps ∼100% +546%
GFXBench 3.1
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
13 fps ∼38%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
13 fps ∼38% 0%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
31 fps ∼90% +138%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (5.7 - 13, n=13)
9.98 fps ∼29% -23%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.1 - 106, n=211, last 2 years)
34.6 fps ∼100% +166%
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.3 fps ∼15%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.9 fps ∼17% +10%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
16 fps ∼39% +154%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (6 - 6.9, n=13)
6.15 fps ∼15% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.4 - 121, n=211, last 2 years)
41.5 fps ∼100% +559%
GFXBench
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.7 fps ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.6 fps ∼30% -1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
17 fps ∼78% +154%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (3.3 - 7, n=13)
5.4 fps ∼25% -19%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 61, n=210, last 2 years)
21.7 fps ∼100% +224%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.5 fps ∼14%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.6 fps ∼14% +3%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.4 fps ∼38% +169%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (3.3 - 3.6, n=13)
3.44 fps ∼14% -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.8 - 75, n=210, last 2 years)
24.9 fps ∼100% +611%
Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.4 fps ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
6.3 fps ∼29% -2%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
18 fps ∼83% +181%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
7.1 fps ∼33% +11%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
6.9 fps ∼32% +8%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (3.2 - 6.4, n=6)
5.65 fps ∼26% -12%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.5 - 73, n=271, last 2 years)
21.6 fps ∼100% +238%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.3 fps ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.6 fps ∼15% +9%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
9.2 fps ∼37% +179%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4 fps ∼16% +21%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
3.8 fps ∼15% +15%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (3.3 - 3.6, n=6)
3.42 fps ∼14% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.95 - 257, n=271, last 2 years)
24.8 fps ∼100% +652%
Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.7 fps ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
3.8 fps ∼27% +3%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
11 fps ∼77% +197%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
4.5 fps ∼31% +22%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
4.3 fps ∼30% +16%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (1.9 - 3.8, n=6)
3.38 fps ∼24% -9%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1.2 - 60, n=272, last 2 years)
14.3 fps ∼100% +286%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1.1 fps ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1.4 fps ∼14% +27%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
3.3 fps ∼34% +200%
Nokia 2.4
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 2048
1.4 fps ∼14% +27%
Honor 9A
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762, PowerVR GE8320, 3072
1.4 fps ∼14% +27%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (1.1 - 1.4, n=6)
1.183 fps ∼12% +8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.35 - 101, n=271, last 2 years)
9.83 fps ∼100% +794%
AnTuTu v8 - Total Score (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
89022 Points ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
90185 Points ∼27% +1%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
181928 Points ∼55% +104%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (89022 - 97624, n=3)
92277 Points ∼28% +4%
Average of class Smartphone
  (53335 - 727247, n=180, last 2 years)
333545 Points ∼100% +275%
BaseMark OS II
Overall (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1246 Points ∼35%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1249 Points ∼35% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2285 Points ∼64% +83%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2216 Points ∼62% +78%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (389 - 1337, n=14)
1083 Points ∼31% -13%
Average of class Smartphone
  (323 - 6959, n=199, last 2 years)
3550 Points ∼100% +185%
System (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2563 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
2783 Points ∼43% +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
5010 Points ∼77% +95%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4516 Points ∼69% +76%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (2560 - 2898, n=14)
2736 Points ∼42% +7%
Average of class Smartphone
  (1160 - 14189, n=199, last 2 years)
6506 Points ∼100% +154%
Memory (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1293 Points ∼31%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
1182 Points ∼29% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
2536 Points ∼61% +96%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2542 Points ∼61% +97%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (770 - 1522, n=14)
1058 Points ∼26% -18%
Average of class Smartphone
  (522 - 9044, n=199, last 2 years)
4147 Points ∼100% +221%
Graphics (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
963 Points ∼18%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
984 Points ∼18% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1845 Points ∼34% +92%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1735 Points ∼32% +80%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (943 - 984, n=14)
962 Points ∼18% 0%
Average of class Smartphone
  (349 - 16996, n=199, last 2 years)
5475 Points ∼100% +469%
Web (sort by value)
Samsung Galaxy M11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
804 Points ∼64%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Adreno 506, 3072
981 Points ∼78% +22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 3072
1198 Points ∼95% +49%
realme 6i
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1211 Points ∼96% +51%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  (10 - 981, n=14)
671 Points ∼53% -17%
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2169, n=199, last 2 years)
1258 Points ∼100% +56%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (12.4 - 161, n=183, last 2 years)
49.6 Points ∼100% +201%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Chrome 85)
29.951 Points ∼60% +81%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
28.96 Points ∼58% +75%
Samsung Galaxy M11 (Chrome 87)
16.504 Points ∼33%
Samsung Galaxy A20s (Chrome86)
15.983 Points ∼32% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (14.6 - 16.5, n=4)
15.6 Points ∼31% -5%
JetStream 1.1 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 375, n=191, last 2 years)
88.4 Points ∼100% +290%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
54.343 Points ∼61% +140%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Chrome 85)
53.874 Points ∼61% +137%
Samsung Galaxy M11 (Chrome 87)
22.689 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy A20s (Chrome86)
22.442 Points ∼25% -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (22 - 22.7, n=13)
22.4 Points ∼25% -1%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (9 - 196, n=163, last 2 years)
50.5 runs/min ∼100% +307%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
27.7 runs/min ∼55% +123%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Chrome 85)
27 runs/min ∼53% +118%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (12.4 - 14.6, n=4)
13 runs/min ∼26% +5%
Samsung Galaxy A20s
12.4 runs/min ∼25% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M11 (Chrome 87)
12.4 runs/min ∼25%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (20 - 194, n=201, last 2 years)
77.2 Points ∼100% +166%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Chrome 85)
45 Points ∼58% +55%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
43 Points ∼56% +48%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (28 - 34, n=8)
31.3 Points ∼41% +8%
Samsung Galaxy A20s (Chrome86)
29 Points ∼38% 0%
Samsung Galaxy M11 (Chrome 87)
29 Points ∼38%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (1986 - 58632, n=209, last 2 years)
17074 Points ∼100% +317%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
10485 Points ∼61% +156%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Chrome 85)
10299 Points ∼60% +151%
Samsung Galaxy M11 (Chrome 87)
4096 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy A20s (Chrome86)
3982 Points ∼23% -3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (3470 - 4115, n=14)
3981 Points ∼23% -3%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy A20s (Chrome86)
11620.2 ms * ∼100% -0%
Samsung Galaxy M11 (Chrome 87)
11593.4 ms * ∼100%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 (11012 - 11863, n=14)
11506 ms * ∼99% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (460 - 29635, n=212, last 2 years)
4141 ms * ∼36% +64%
realme 6i (Chrome 81)
3937.5 ms * ∼34% +66%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 (Chrome 85)
3901.3 ms * ∼34% +66%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung Galaxy M11Samsung Galaxy A20sXiaomi Redmi Note 9realme 6iNokia 2.4Honor 9AAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-11%
47%
52%
-14%
-2%
-25%
90%
Sequential Read 256KB
297.6
298.23
0%
306.57
3%
309.45
4%
245.7
-17%
277.4
-7%
240 (25.8 - 452, n=226)
-19%
731 (41.9 - 2037, n=277, last 2 years)
146%
Sequential Write 256KB
81.43
90.59
11%
248.14
205%
256.36
215%
119.5
47%
160.7
97%
97.9 (14.8 - 189, n=226)
20%
317 (11.9 - 1321, n=277, last 2 years)
289%
Random Read 4KB
73.87
75.87
3%
65.13
-12%
73.46
-1%
46
-38%
54.8
-26%
41.9 (3.59 - 117, n=226)
-43%
130 (13.5 - 325, n=277, last 2 years)
76%
Random Write 4KB
78.09
12.95
-83%
146.94
88%
150.87
93%
22.5
-71%
19.7
-75%
19.9 (0.75 - 89.5, n=226)
-75%
115 (4.97 - 330, n=277, last 2 years)
47%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
82.4 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
82.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
84.37 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
2%
84.56 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
82.6 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
82.9 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
71.8 (8.2 - 96.5, n=178)
-13%
75.9 (13.4 - 154, n=180, last 2 years)
-8%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
64.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
65.1 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
1%
63.51 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
64.46 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
0%
63 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-2%
62.5 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-3%
52.9 (3.4 - 87.1, n=178)
-18%
58 (1.7 - 83.3, n=180, last 2 years)
-10%

Games - Galaxy M11 without gaming ambitions

The Adreno 506 GPU integrated in Qualcomm's SoC reaches its limits in complex 3D games from the Android Play Store. Current games like Asphalt 9 and PUBG Mobile are rendered with up to 30 fps in low graphics, but the frame rate drops have to be accepted again and again.

If the graphic details are increased, only an average of 25 fps is possible with the Galaxy M11 in the first-person shooter. The racing game from GameLoft is no longer really playable with high graphics at 21 fps - we determine the frame rate with the app Gamebench. The sensors and the touchscreen do not give reason for criticism during our gaming tests.

PUBG mobile
PUBG mobile
Asphalt 9 Legends
Asphalt 9 Legends
PUBG mobile
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; Smooth: Ø29.6 (25-31)
; Balanced: Ø24.6 (15-26)
Asphalt 9 Legends
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; High Quality: Ø20.6 (5-31)
; Standard / low: Ø28.3 (6-31)

Emissions - Samsung phone without throttling

Temperature

The casing of the Galaxy smartphone heats up quite heterogeneously under permanent load, but the maximum temperature of about 41 degrees (~106 degrees Fahrenheit) is within an acceptable range.

We also analyze the temperature behavior of the Qualcomm SoC under continuous load with the battery test of the app GFXBench. The respective scenarios are run thirty times in succession and various parameters are logged.

The Galaxy M11 only throttles marginally in the demanding Manhattan test (OpenGL ES 3.1). Thus, performance drops in everyday use, such as gaming, are very unlikely.

Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Max. Load
 41 °C
106 F
37.2 °C
99 F
37.4 °C
99 F
 
 41.1 °C
106 F
37.4 °C
99 F
37.8 °C
100 F
 
 40.6 °C
105 F
37.4 °C
99 F
37.3 °C
99 F
 
Maximum: 41.1 °C = 106 F
Average: 38.6 °C = 101 F
36.1 °C
97 F
38 °C
100 F
39.1 °C
102 F
37.1 °C
99 F
38.2 °C
101 F
40.4 °C
105 F
37.1 °C
99 F
38.4 °C
101 F
40.6 °C
105 F
Maximum: 40.6 °C = 105 F
Average: 38.3 °C = 101 F
Power Supply (max.)  37 °C = 99 F | Room Temperature 21.6 °C = 71 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 38.6 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 32.9 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(±) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 41.1 °C / 106 F, compared to the average of 35.2 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 40.6 °C / 105 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 28.5 °C / 83 F, compared to the device average of 32.9 °C / 91 F.
Test Samsung Galaxy M11
Test Samsung Galaxy M11

Speaker

Speaker test: Pink Noise
Speaker test: Pink Noise

Samsung's phone only has one speaker on the bottom, but it is sufficiently loud with a maximum of 81 dB(A). The sound quality is okay for an entry-level smartphone, but the Galaxy M11 is not particularly good for playing short videos.

As expected, there is no bass in the sound image. The speaker reproduction tends to be characterized by medium sound sequences, but they are not reproduced linearly. Furthermore, dips in the super high tones are visible in the pink noise diagram.

Samsung did not do without an audio jack in the M11 model. As soon as headphones are connected via the 3.5 mm jack, Samsung's phone offers a loud and bass-rich sound. Those who use wireless headphones can enjoy aptX and AAC as well as LDAC support besides SBC - aptX HD is missing.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2038.946.62539.336.73131.1254033.530.75034.535.16325.427.78019.21810018.519.112516.817.716014.924.520011.630.625010.938.231511.644.240010.748.150010.754.363010.260.580017.766.7100015.272.5125010.76916009.568.1200010.467.3250010.664.7315010.964.1400012.268.2500012.673.2630013.269.5800013.869.41000014.572.11250015.463.31600016.152.7SPL5966.424.980.7N1220.40.646.6median 12.2median 64.1Delta2.312.236.934.52941.421.939.42241.729.942.82245.419.343.716.343.71445.816.951.314.952.514.155.91058.81163.111.768.210.97211.973.71180.110.279.711.478.912.879.512.980.912.581.71384.913.184.513.478.215.775.213.5761474.313.763.224.892.40.691.6median 13median 74.31.19.7hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseSamsung Galaxy M11Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Samsung Galaxy M11 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (80.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 35.1% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 6.6% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (8.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (25.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 65% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 26% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 78% of all tested devices were better, 5% similar, 17% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (92.4 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 23% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.2% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.9% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 3% of all tested devices in this class were better, 2% similar, 95% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 24%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 23% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 71% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Battery life - Galaxy M11 charges quickly?

Energy consumption

The power supply of the Galaxy M11 is ensured by a 5,000 mAh strong battery, which is charged via the included Quick Charge 15-watt power cable. Thus, the Samsung smartphone is fully recharged within 135 minutes.

The power consumption is good "thanks" to the panel's low resolution, but the system does not seem to have been programmed optimally under load. Here, the Galaxy M11 reveals a relatively high power consumption.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0 / 0.15 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 1 / 1.3 / 1.6 Watt
Load midlight 7.1 / 8.8 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Currently we use the Metrahit Energy, a professional single phase power quality and energy measurement digital multimeter, for our measurements. Find out more about it here. All of our test methods can be found here.
Samsung Galaxy M11
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A20s
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
5020 mAh
realme 6i
5000 mAh
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-10%
-1%
23%
-5%
-2%
Idle Minimum *
1
0.9
10%
0.74
26%
0.37
63%
0.794 (0.51 - 1.26, n=14)
21%
0.932 (0.37 - 2.5, n=228, last 2 years)
7%
Idle Average *
1.3
1.8
-38%
2.17
-67%
1.62
-25%
2.27 (0.96 - 4.45, n=14)
-75%
1.849 (0.82 - 3.94, n=228, last 2 years)
-42%
Idle Maximum *
1.6
2.7
-69%
2.2
-38%
1.69
-6%
2.48 (0.99 - 4.51, n=14)
-55%
2.11 (0.85 - 4.2, n=228, last 2 years)
-32%
Load Average *
7.1
5.2
27%
4.17
41%
3.61
49%
3.95 (1.85 - 7.1, n=14)
44%
4.43 (2.1 - 8.4, n=228, last 2 years)
38%
Load Maximum *
8.8
7.1
19%
6.11
31%
5.9
33%
5.38 (3.04 - 8.8, n=14)
39%
7.23 (3.16 - 12.3, n=228, last 2 years)
18%

* ... smaller is better

Battery life

The Galaxy M11 delivers very good runtimes in our Wi-Fi test, but the 14.5 hours of the Samsung phone are put in perspective in view of the stamina of a realme 6i with the same battery capacity. The high power consumption under load probably has an impact here. However, heavy users should easily get through the day with one battery charge in intensive use since over 6 hours are achieved even under permanent load.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
33h 44min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
14h 40min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
17h 26min
Load (maximum brightness)
6h 9min
Samsung Galaxy M11
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A20s
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
5020 mAh
realme 6i
5000 mAh
Nokia 2.4
4500 mAh
Honor 9A
5000 mAh
Battery Runtime
-9%
1%
50%
-6%
7%
Reader / Idle
2024
2145
6%
2294
13%
H.264
1046
954
-9%
1116
7%
WiFi v1.3
880
812
-8%
867
-1%
1318
50%
826
-6%
945
7%
Load
369
278
-25%
314
-15%

Pros

+ NFC
+ Accurate tracking
+ Good runtimes
+ Triple card slot
+ Solid workmanship

Cons

- Low contrast 720p panel
- Weak SoC
- Speakers
- Cameras

Verdict on the Galaxy M11 - One entry-level smartphone among many

On test: Samsung Galaxy M11. Test device provided by Samsung Germany
On test: Samsung Galaxy M11. Test device provided by Samsung Germany

Samsung's Galaxy M11 offers a solid overall package paired with a glaring camera weakness. Samsung's smartphone has an appealing build quality and very good tracking capabilities. Although a 5000 mAh strong battery lasts much longer in the competition, the battery runtimes are very appealing - there should still be potential in the form of updates. Furthermore, the Galaxy M11 offers nice features, such as NFC or a triple card slot.

Nevertheless, Samsung misses out on setting itself apart in the highly competitive entry-level category with the Galaxy M11. Those interested in a low-priced Samsung smartphone are spoiled for choice. Thus, the Galaxy A20s and A21s as well as the Galaxy A20e are now available in Germany in the Galaxy-A label of the Korean manufacturer alone. The M11 model now joins them.

Samsung should slowly start equipping its low-priced smartphone segment with AMOLED displays as well.

Unfortunately, Samsung relies on an LC display instead of an in-house AMOLED panel in its M series in the entry-level price range, just like in the Galaxy A smartphones. And Samsung could have collected good arguments for buying the M11 over the IPS competition in this segment, especially since the LC screen of the Galaxy phone has a rather low resolution and is only average in quality.

However, the biggest weakness comes from the installed camera lenses. Samsung could have done without the wide-angle camera in particular - it does not really add any value due to the very modest quality. The selfie lens is also only sufficient for Skype and the like.

Price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy M11 is currently available in the version with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal memory for 140 Euros (~$172), among others at Amazon or Notebooksbilliger.

Samsung Galaxy M11 - 12/20/2020 v7
Marcus Herbrich

Chassis
81%
Keyboard
67 / 75 → 89%
Pointing Device
88%
Connectivity
39 / 70 → 55%
Weight
88%
Battery
90%
Display
83%
Games Performance
6 / 64 → 10%
Application Performance
44 / 86 → 51%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
71 / 90 → 79%
Camera
49%
Average
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Marcus Herbrich
Editor of the original article: Marcus Herbrich - Senior Tech Writer - 247 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2016
I have always been very passionately interested in mobile technologies, especially smartphones. Being a tech enthusiast means the half-life of my devices isn’t exactly long, and being the latest hardware is not enough to suffice as the manufacturer and operating system play a minor role – the most important aspect for me is that the device is state-of-the-art. After posting for Mobi Test I joined Notebookcheck in 2016, where I have been pursuing my enthusiasm for technology by reviewing the latest smartphone, tablet, and accessory trends.
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