Verdict for the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G: Xiaomi did a lot right with the thin and light smartphone
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G proved to be a very good mid-range smartphone in our review. It is thinner and lighter than other competing devices. Over the past few years, a lot of mid-range smartphones have become thicker and heavier. Now those who are looking for a slim mid-range smartphone have a very decent option.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite comes with a large 6.55-inch AMOLED screen and is thinner and lighter than the predecessor model Mi 10 Lite 5G. This is why it does not feel as sturdy. The Mi 11 Lite is only 6.8 mm (0.27 in) thick and weighs 159 g (0.35 ℔). There is no other mid-range smartphone that weighs so little. Even the realme 8 Pro, which has a plastic back, is considerably heavier, weighing in at 176 g (0.39 ℔).
According to Xiaomi, the Mi 11 Lite 5G is the thinnest and lightest smartphone in the Mi series. The manufacturer also claims that it is the thinnest 5G smartphone on the market. There are some disadvantages to such a thin smartphone. For instance, the Mi 11 Lite 5G is not very rigid, and it cannot accommodate a large battery. Certain components such as a headphone jack could not be included as well. However, in our opinion, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages.
If you are looking for a light and slim mid-range smartphone with a 5G modem, then you should check out our review of the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G.