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Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S smartphone review - 90-Hz AMOLED and 108-MP camera for 200 Euros (~$199)

Thrifty penny pincher. While the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S officially only costs 200 Euros (~$199), it still offers extensive equipment. The highlight of the 6.43-inch smartphone is its 90-Hz AMOLED panel, which offers a very good image quality. In addition, the equipment includes a 108-MP camera, a 5000-mAh battery, and a 33-Watt charger for quick charging. Our test shows whether it is worth buying.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S

Those who don't want to spend more than 400 Euros (~$398) for a smartphone will find what they need in the Redmi series from Xiaomi. However, the current Redme lineup starts with smartphones that are even significantly more affordable. You can pick from five mid-range smartphones that officially cost between 170 Euros (Redmi Note 11) and 370 Euros (Redmi Note 11 Pro+ 5G). Despite their affordable prices, there is always an AMOLED display.

For those who set their price limit at 200 Euros, our Redmi Note 11S test unit might be a good fit. The 6.43-inch Android smartphone is equipped with the Mediatek Helio G96 and its integrated ARM Mali-G57 MC2 graphics unit. In addition, there are 6 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of storage, and other features such as a 108-MP camera and quick charging at 33 watts. Our test shows how the Redmi Note 11S fares in everyday operation. 

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Redmi Note Series)
Processor
Mediatek Helio G96 8 x 2 - 2.1 GHz, Cortex-A76 / A55
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR4X
Display
6.43 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 409 PPI, capacitive, AMOLED, FHD+, glossy: yes, 90 Hz
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash, 64 GB 
, 42 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5 mm audio port, Card Reader: microSD up to 1 TB (exFAT supported), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: proximity sensor, accelerometer, electronic compass, gyroscope, DRM Widevine L1, Camera2 API Level 3, IR blaster
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz), 3G (Bands 1/2/4/5/8), 4G (Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41), Head SAR 0.595 W/kg , Body SAR 0.936 W/kg , Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.09 x 159.87 x 73.87 ( = 0.32 x 6.29 x 2.91 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Polymer
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 11
Camera
Primary Camera: 108 MPix (Samsung HM2, f/1.9, 1/1.52", 0.7µm) + 8MP ultrawide camera (f/2.2, FOV 118°) + 2MP macro camera (f/2.4) + 2MP depth camera (f/2.4), videos up to [email protected]
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix f/2.4, videos up to 1080p @ 30fps
Additional features
Speakers: dual speakers, Keyboard: virtual, 33W charger, USB cable (type A to C), SIM tool, protective case, quick start guide, warranty card, MIUI 13, 12 Months Warranty, fanless
Weight
179 g ( = 6.31 oz / 0.39 pounds), Power Supply: 88 g ( = 3.1 oz / 0.19 pounds)
Price
200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Drive
Size
Resolution
Best Price
80 %
09/2022
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2
179 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
78.9 %
01/2022
Motorola Moto G31
Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2
181 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.40"2400x1080
77.6 %
05/2022
realme C35
T616, Mali-G57 MP1
189 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.60"2408x1080
78.5 %
03/2022
Nokia G21
T606, Mali-G57 MP1
190 g64 GB eMMC Flash6.50"1600x720
78.1 %
08/2021
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2
186 g128 GB eMMC Flash6.40"1600x720
81.1 %
06/2021
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4
178.8 g128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080
80 %
05/2022
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
SD 680, Adreno 610
179 g64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash6.43"2400x1080

Xiaomi offers the Redmi Note 11S in the colors Graphite Gray, Pearl White, and Twilight Blue. Its matte surface makes the light, 179-gram (~6.3 oz) Xiaomi fairly impervious to fingerprints.

The case of the Redmi Note 11S impresses with a very good workmanship. Both the frame and back cover are made of plastic, forming a stabile unit together with the AMOLED panel. Although the power key and volume rocker aren't sitting very tightly in the frame, they still offer a very good pressure point.

However, compared to its Redmi Note 10S predecessor, our test unit lost some of its robustness, since Xiami cut out the IP53 certification for the successor. The manufacturer doesn't specify the kind of protection for the display glass. A protective foil covers the display in the state of delivery.

Apart from a few details, the exteriors of the Redmi Note 11S and Redmi Note 10S are similar. The display continues to take up around 84% of the front, and the selfie camera is still housed underneath the punch hole in the center of the top display edge. The back holds a quad camera system with a 108-MP sensor as its core element.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S

Size Comparison

164.6 mm / 6.48 inch 75.9 mm / 2.99 inch 8.5 mm / 0.3346 inch 190 g0.4189 lbs164.4 mm / 6.47 inch 75.6 mm / 2.98 inch 8.1 mm / 0.3189 inch 189 g0.4167 lbs161.9 mm / 6.37 inch 73.9 mm / 2.91 inch 8.6 mm / 0.3386 inch 181 g0.399 lbs160.46 mm / 6.32 inch 74.5 mm / 2.93 inch 8.29 mm / 0.3264 inch 178.8 g0.3942 lbs159.87 mm / 6.29 inch 73.87 mm / 2.91 inch 8.09 mm / 0.3185 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs159.87 mm / 6.29 inch 73.87 mm / 2.91 inch 8.09 mm / 0.3185 inch 179 g0.3946 lbs159.3 mm / 6.27 inch 73.6 mm / 2.9 inch 8.4 mm / 0.3307 inch 186 g0.4101 lbs

Equipment - Always-on function with 10-second limit

You can select from two Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S models with different storage sizes. The smartphone is available in the web shop of the manufacturer for barely 200 Euros with 6 GB LPDDR4X-RAM and 64 GB of UFS 2.2 storage. On the other hand, the second version with 128 GB of storage costs exactly the same at the time of our testing, so that you can safely ignore the 64-GB version. 

Compared to the predecessor, the equipment of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S has hardly changed. It continues to lack 5G support and a notification LED. At the same time, the smartphone is still very suitable for everyday tasks. In addition to a microSD card reader, it includes a 3.5-mm audio port, dual-SIM support, a USB-C 2.0 port with USB-OTG support, stereo speakers, an infrared sensor, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC for contactless payment.

The equipment of the Redmi Note 11S also includes an always-on function. However, the display isn't constantly active but only shows information such as the time and battery level for only 10 seconds after you tapped the screen.

Left: dual-SIM/microSD slot
Left: dual-SIM/microSD slot
Right: power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Right: power button with fingerprint sensor, volume rocker
Top: IR blaster, speaker, 3.5-mm audio port
Top: IR blaster, speaker, 3.5-mm audio port
Bottom: microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker
Bottom: microphone, USB-C 2.0, speaker

microSD Card Reader

The smartphone reaches solid transfer rates with our Angelbird AV Pro V60 microSD reference card. However, the transfer rate drops significantly in sequential reading after some time. On the other hand, the Redmi Note 11S is almost twice as fast as its predecessor in the copy test.

SD Card Reader - average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
44.2 MB/s ∼100% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
35.73 MB/s ∼81%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
24.74 MB/s ∼56% -31%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.6 MB/s ∼47% -42%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Angelbird V60)
20.5 MB/s ∼46% -43%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
18.76 MB/s ∼42% -47%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash (Angelbird V60)
17.7 MB/s ∼40% -50%

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø36.5 (25.2-45.7)
; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø71.4 (33.3-76.8)

Software - MIUI 13 and upgrade to Android 12

At this point, the Redmi Note 11S runs with Android 12, although it started out with Android 11. This is accompanied by Xiaomi's MIUI version 13 user interface. At the time of our testing (end of August), the Android security patches are at the level of June 1, 2022, so they are still fairly current.

You can delete all the preinstalled third-party apps such as Facebook, Spotify, and AliExpress. The support of DRM Widevine L1 also allows you to play video streams in HD quality.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S

Communication and GNSS - 4G, stable Wi-Fi 5, and accurate GPS

The Redmi Note 11S isn't particularly talented in terms of mobile communication. 5G isn't supported and there are only 12 supported frequency bands for 4G. However, since band 20 and 28 are also included in the supported bands, you shouldn't encounter any problems with reception, at least within the European area.

The Redmi Note 11S also communicates via Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, and Wi-Fi 5. With our Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000 reference router, the Xiaomi smartphone achieves very stable WLAN transfer rates. At an average of about 340 Mbit/s, they fall within the range of what you can expect from Wi-Fi 5. In addition, the Redmi Note 11S is overall slightly faster in the WLAN as our comparison devices.

Networking
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (44.3 - 1736, n=115, last 2 years)
610 MBit/s ∼100% +88%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
325 (289min - 340max) MBit/s ∼53%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
299 (224min - 315max) MBit/s ∼49% -8%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
298 (198min - 345max) MBit/s ∼49% -8%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
244 (179min - 255max) MBit/s ∼40% -25%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Average of class Smartphone
  (57.7 - 1710, n=116, last 2 years)
657 MBit/s ∼100% +80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
364 (176min - 384max) MBit/s ∼55%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
347 (309min - 366max) MBit/s ∼53% -5%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
339 (328min - 362max) MBit/s ∼52% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
322 (162min - 386max) MBit/s ∼49% -12%
iperf3 transmit AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.59 - 1368, n=147, last 2 years)
486 MBit/s ∼100%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
346 (267min - 353max) MBit/s ∼71%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
346 (334min - 352max) MBit/s ∼71%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
283 (145min - 322max) MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 receive AX12
Average of class Smartphone
  (15.5 - 953, n=148, last 2 years)
459 MBit/s ∼100%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
353 (261min - 359max) MBit/s ∼77%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
328 (255min - 340max) MBit/s ∼71%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
320 (299min - 340max) MBit/s ∼70%
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; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø325 (289-340)
; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø358 (176-384)
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception indoors
GPS reception outdoors
GPS reception outdoors

The Xiaomi smartphone determines its current location using the GPS (L1), Glonass (E1), Galileo (E1), and Beidou (B1) satellite navigation systems. In our test, it succeeded not only quickly but also very accurately in this. With the GPS Test app, the Redmi Note 11S achieved an accuracy of 2 meters (~6.6 ft) indoors and was even able to increase this to 1 meter (~3.3 ft) outdoors.

The Xiaomi smartphone is also very well suited for everyday navigation tasks. The Redmi Note 11S recorded its route during an approximately 10-km (~6.2 miles) bike ride just as accurately as the Garmin Venu2 fitness tracker.

GPS Test: overview
GPS Test: overview
GPS Test: around the lake
GPS Test: around the lake
GPS Test: turning point
GPS Test: turning point

Telephone Functions and Voice Quality

The dual-SIM smartphone from Xiaomi supports VoLTE and WLAN calls. It delivers a good voice quality in our test. When calling either landlines or mobile phones, the Redmi Note 11S transfers the voices of both conversation partners clearly and easily understandable. In speaker mode, the communication also succeeds easily, and loud noises are filtered out fairly reliably.

In addition to two Nano-SIM cards, the card tray also offers space for a microSD card that can fit up to 1 TB of data. At 0.595 W/kg (head SAR) and SAR 0.936 W/kg (body SAR), the radiation values are comparatively low.

Cameras - Quad-cameras with 108 MP

Picture taken with the selfie camera
Picture taken with the selfie camera

The selfie camera of the Redmi Note 11S offers a 16 MP resolution and records video at up to 30 frames per second in 1080p resolution. It succeeds in taking solid portrait pictures with easily visible details and colors that look natural. You can optimize the images using a Beauty mode.

The 108-MP main camera uses the Samsung HM2 as image sensor (f/1.9, 1/1.52"). Via 9-in-1 pixel binning, it can take 12-MP pictures and is supported by two 2-MP resolution sensors for macro and depth recordings. When comparing the image quality with that of more expensive smartphones, the Redmi Note 11S will of course lose, but it still creates very decent pictures for its price class.

Under optimal light conditions, the pictures taken with the 108-MP camera look good, particularly if you compare them with those from the Redmi Note 11. Due to its larger image sensor and higher amount of pixel reserves, the Redmi Note 11S is able to capture visibly more image details than its Redmi sibling. In addition, the colors are vibrant, and the images are rich in contrast. On the other hand, the main camera only produces muddy details in zoom recordings. You also have to live with some compromises in night recordings, since they quickly become blurry.

The ultrawide angle camera (f/2.2) offers a viewing angle of 118 degrees and has an 8-MP resolution. In terms of quality, it is unable to compete with the main camera, since it produces images that are visibly noisy even under the best light conditions and also operates at a fairly low sharpness level.

Compared to the Redmi Note 10S, the video characteristics have become worse. In contrast to the MediaTek Helio G95 of the predecessor, the Mediatek Helio G96 of the Redmi Note 11S doesn't allow recording video in 4K but only a maximum of 1080p at 30 FPS. While recording videos, switching between the main and ultrawide angle camera is not possible.

Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the main camera
Picture taken with the ultrawide angle camera
Picture taken with the ultrawide angle camera

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.

Tageslicht-Aufnahme 1Tageslicht-Aufnahme 2Ultraweitwinkel5-facher ZoomLowlight-Aufnahme

Our test lab shows that the main camera is able to reproduce colors fairly accurately (maximum Delta-E of 12.3) under optimal light conditions. In addition, the picture of our test chart is sharp up to the edges. However, at only 1 Lux of lowlight, none of it can be recognized anymore.

ColorChecker
4.1 ∆E
5.2 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
6.6 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
9.1 ∆E
7.2 ∆E
7.4 ∆E
9.4 ∆E
3.8 ∆E
8.9 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
5.3 ∆E
4.8 ∆E
7.7 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
9.2 ∆E
6.7 ∆E
6.9 ∆E
4.6 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
1.9 ∆E
3.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S: 6.84 ∆E min: 1.93 - max: 12.3 ∆E
ColorChecker
30 ∆E
55.5 ∆E
40.2 ∆E
35.3 ∆E
46.1 ∆E
62.8 ∆E
54.2 ∆E
36.5 ∆E
44.6 ∆E
29.4 ∆E
65.5 ∆E
64.5 ∆E
31.9 ∆E
48.1 ∆E
38.2 ∆E
76.8 ∆E
45 ∆E
42.5 ∆E
94.3 ∆E
71.7 ∆E
52.9 ∆E
37.5 ∆E
24.4 ∆E
13.9 ∆E
ColorChecker Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S: 47.58 ∆E min: 13.91 - max: 94.33 ∆E

Accessories and Warranty - 33-Watt charger and protective cover

Together with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S, a 33-Watt charger, USB cable (Type-A to C), SIM tool, protective cover, and quick start manual are included. The manufacturer doesn't offer any special accessories for the smartphone in its online shop.

The warranty for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S covers 12 months.

Input Devices and Operation - Responsive display

Due to its touch scan rate of up to 180 Hz, the capacitive touchscreen of the Redmi Note 11S responds very quickly to inputs, implementing them very accurately. The refresh rate of 90 Hz makes animations and scrolling through menus and websites comfortably smooth.

You can biometrically unlock the smartphone using the fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button. This succeeds quickly and also scores with a high recognition rate. In good light conditions, authentication via 2D face recognition works just as fast, although as a pure software solution, this is less secure than the fingerprint sensor.

Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - landscape
Keyboard - portrait
Keyboard - portrait

Display - AMOLED panel with 90 Hz

Subpixel grid
Subpixel grid

The AMOLED display of the Redmi Note 11S offers a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and can be adjusted to a fixed frame rate of 60 or 90 Hz. There is no adaptive control as with some flagship smartphones. HDR is not supported.

At an average of 435.9 cd/m², the AMOLED panel achieves a solid brightness, but our test unit neither reaches the brightness of its Redmi Note 10S predecessor nor that of its current Redmi Note 11 sibling model.

Xiaomi promises brightness levels of up to 1000 Nits for the Redmi Note 11S, but we measure a maximum of 577 cd/m² (APL50 measurements) in its display. Without the brightness sensor activated, it is up to 436 cd/m². At the lowest brightness level, the display still produces 2.42 cd/m².

The AMOLED screen uses pulse-width modulation for brightness control. At a display brightness of less than 54%, the PWM flickering occurs at a fairly high frequency range of between 174.5 and 401.7 Hz. At a display brightness larger than 54%, the frequency is a constant 90 Hz with a very flat and even amplitude level.

441
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
432
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
430
cd/m²
437
cd/m²
443
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 443 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 435.9 cd/m² Minimum: 2.42 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 97 %
Center on Battery: 430 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.2 | 0.59-29.43 Ø5.2
ΔE Greyscale 1.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.5
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.23
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Motorola Moto G31
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.40
realme C35
IPS, 2408x1080, 6.60
Nokia G21
IPS, 1600x720, 6.50
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Super AMOLED, 1600x720, 6.40
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.43
Screen
-33%
-124%
-169%
-168%
-6%
27%
Brightness middle
430
423
-2%
585
36%
492
14%
349
-19%
706
64%
702
63%
Brightness
436
425
-3%
558
28%
484
11%
352
-19%
701
61%
701
61%
Brightness Distribution
97
94
-3%
89
-8%
86
-11%
92
-5%
98
1%
98
1%
Black Level *
0.6
0.46
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.2
1.58
-32%
4.4
-267%
6.02
-402%
5.87
-389%
2.1
-75%
1
17%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
2.6
4.68
-80%
8.77
-237%
9.13
-251%
15.51
-497%
4.9
-88%
2.3
12%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
1.5
2.7
-80%
5.9
-293%
7.1
-373%
2.7
-80%
1.5
-0%
1.4
7%
Gamma
2.23 99%
2.219 99%
2.228 99%
2.345 94%
2.07 106%
2.29 96%
2.2 100%
CCT
6379 102%
6674 97%
8001 81%
8918 73%
6970 93%
6447 101%
6520 100%
Contrast
975
1070

* ... 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 detected 401.7 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 401.7 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 401.7 Hz is relatively high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering. However, there are reports that some users are still sensitive to PWM at 500 Hz and above, so be aware.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 19601 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
maximum manual display brightness
100%

Measurement series with a fixed zoom level and various brightness settings

You can select among the "Vivid," "Saturated," and "Standard" color presets in the display settings. In addition, you can also adjust the color temperature. You get the best color reproduction when switching from the "Vivid" to the "Standard" preset. As our measurements with the CalMAN software and a spectral photometer show, the AMOLED panel will then have only minimal color deviations, all of which also fall within the ideal target range.

Color Accuracy (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)
Color Accuracy (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)
Color Space (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)
Color Space (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)
Grayscale (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)
Grayscale (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)
Saturation (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)
Saturation (Standard preset, sRGB color target space)

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
1.46 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.7065 ms rise
↘ 0.7505 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.4 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (22.7 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.63 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.8288 ms rise
↘ 0.7988 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.25 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (35.9 ms).

Outdoors, the Redmi Note 11S strikes a good figure. If you avoid direct sunlight, the contents of the display can be read without any trouble. Due to the high viewing angle stability of the AMOLED panel, this also works from very steep side viewing angles.

Using it outdoors (direct sunlight)
Using it outdoors (direct sunlight)
Using it outdoors (in the shade)
Using it outdoors (in the shade)
Viewing angles
Viewing angles

Performance - Hardly any improvements compared to the predecessor

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S uses the Mediatek Helio G96 processor. The octa-core SoC that is produced in the 12-nm process offers a clock speed of up to 2.05 GHz and is supported by the integrated ARM Mali-G57 MC2 graphics unit. The Helio G96 is accompanied by LPDDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage, and 4G mobile communication.

The Redmi Note 11S runs through almost all the synthetic benchmarks faster than the comparison devices, also beating the entry-level model of the Redmi Note 11 series, the Redmi Note 11 with its Snapdragon 680. However, compared to the predecessor, our test unit is hardly able to move ahead. In the AnTuTu v9 and PCMark benchmarks, the Redmi Note 10S is even faster.

Geekbench 5.4
Single-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (58 - 1885, n=265, last 2 years)
730 Points ∼100% +38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
528 Points ∼72%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
528 Points ∼72% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
507 Points ∼69% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
384 Points ∼53% -27%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
364 Points ∼50% -31%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
353 Points ∼48% -33%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
312 Points ∼43% -41%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
298 Points ∼41% -44%
Multi-Core
Average of class Smartphone
  (248 - 5538, n=265, last 2 years)
2356 Points ∼100% +26%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1863 Points ∼79%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
1863 Points ∼79% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1738 Points ∼74% -7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1685 Points ∼72% -10%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1370 Points ∼58% -26%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1295 Points ∼55% -30%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1185 Points ∼50% -36%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
1184 Points ∼50% -36%
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone
  (111952 - 1119358, n=158, last 2 years)
579836 Points ∼100% +95%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
330876 Points ∼57% +11%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
297002 Points ∼51%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
297002 Points ∼51% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
252044 Points ∼43% -15%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
204547 Points ∼35% -31%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
191865 Points ∼33% -35%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Average of class Smartphone
  (4436 - 19200, n=212, last 2 years)
10339 Points ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
8236 Points ∼80% +1%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
8115 Points ∼78%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
8115 Points ∼78% 0%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
8066 Points ∼78% -1%
Nokia G21
UNISOC T606, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
7805 Points ∼75% -4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
7694 Points ∼74% -5%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6596 Points ∼64% -19%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
6570 Points ∼64% -19%
CrossMark - Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (226 - 1332, n=96, last 2 years)
765 Points ∼100% +74%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
440 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
440 Points ∼58% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
388 Points ∼51% -12%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Average of class Smartphone
  (411 - 8753, n=178, last 2 years)
4612 Points ∼100% +71%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2738 Points ∼59% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2696 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
2696 Points ∼58% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2346 Points ∼51% -13%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2229 Points ∼48% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1566 Points ∼34% -42%
System
Average of class Smartphone
  (2083 - 19657, n=178, last 2 years)
8151 Points ∼100% +63%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
5794 Points ∼71% +16%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5353 Points ∼66% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
5016 Points ∼62%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
5016 Points ∼62% 0%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
4366 Points ∼54% -13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
2083 Points ∼26% -58%
Memory
Average of class Smartphone
  (670 - 11617, n=178, last 2 years)
5192 Points ∼100% +58%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
3824 Points ∼74% +17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
3280 Points ∼63%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
3280 Points ∼63% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2843 Points ∼55% -13%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
2691 Points ∼52% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
1012 Points ∼19% -69%
Graphics
Average of class Smartphone
  (697 - 26660, n=178, last 2 years)
8874 Points ∼100% +221%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
3178 Points ∼36% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
2763 Points ∼31%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
2763 Points ∼31% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
2183 Points ∼25% -21%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1838 Points ∼21% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1811 Points ∼20% -34%
Web
Average of class Smartphone
  (10 - 2392, n=178, last 2 years)
1406 Points ∼100% +21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
1199 Points ∼85% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
1163 Points ∼83%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
1163 Points ∼83% 0%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1143 Points ∼81% -2%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
1099 Points ∼78% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
898 Points ∼64% -23%
AImark - Score v2.x
Average of class Smartphone
  (1043 - 286905, n=155, last 2 years)
52108 Points ∼100% +577%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mediatek Helio G96, Mali-G57 MP2, 6144
7697 Points ∼15%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
7697 Points ∼15% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mediatek Helio G80, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
7242 Points ∼14% -6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mediatek Helio G95, Mali-G76 MP4, 6144
6118 Points ∼12% -21%
Motorola Moto G31
Mediatek Helio G85, Mali-G52 MP2, 4096
5912 Points ∼11% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G, Adreno 610, 4096
4995 Points ∼10% -35%
realme C35
UNISOC T616, Mali-G57 MP1, 4096
4725 Points ∼9% -39%

Since with the ARM Mali-G57 MC2, the Redmi Note 11S uses a weaker graphics unit than the Redmi Note 10S, the predecessor is faster in the graphics benchmarks. Overall, the Redmi Note 11S only places in the middle of the field here.

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
326 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
181 Points ∼56% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
174 Points ∼53% -47%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
129 Points ∼40% -60%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
127 Points ∼39% -61%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
111 Points ∼34% -66%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1003 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
717 Points ∼71% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
686 Points ∼68% -32%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
464 Points ∼46% -54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
435 Points ∼43% -57%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
393 Points ∼39% -61%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1181 Points ∼100%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
719 Points ∼61% -39%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
679 Points ∼57% -43%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
463 Points ∼39% -61%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
447 Points ∼38% -62%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
397 Points ∼34% -66%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2628 Points ∼100% +21%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2488 Points ∼95% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2423 Points ∼92% +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2375 Points ∼90% +10%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2298 Points ∼87% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2168 Points ∼82%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2110 Points ∼80% -3%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2845 Points ∼100% +24%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2286 Points ∼80%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1271 Points ∼45% -44%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1224 Points ∼43% -46%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1155 Points ∼41% -49%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
919 Points ∼32% -60%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
783 Points ∼28% -66%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (Vulkan) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2641 Points ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2259 Points ∼86%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1426 Points ∼54% -37%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1375 Points ∼52% -39%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1253 Points ∼47% -45%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1074 Points ∼41% -52%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
917 Points ∼35% -59%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3036 Points ∼100% +25%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2675 Points ∼88% +10%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2603 Points ∼86% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2573 Points ∼85% +6%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2559 Points ∼84% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2488 Points ∼82% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2434 Points ∼80%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2743 Points ∼100% +17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2341 Points ∼85%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1267 Points ∼46% -46%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1211 Points ∼44% -48%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1199 Points ∼44% -49%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
939 Points ∼34% -60%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
814 Points ∼30% -65%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2682 Points ∼100% +14%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2361 Points ∼88%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1430 Points ∼53% -39%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1379 Points ∼51% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1372 Points ∼51% -42%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1109 Points ∼41% -53%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
959 Points ∼36% -59%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2957 Points ∼100% +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2654 Points ∼90% +16%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2601 Points ∼88% +14%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2565 Points ∼87% +12%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2400 Points ∼81% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2372 Points ∼80% +4%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2281 Points ∼77%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3558 Points ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3453 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1995 Points ∼56% -42%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1674 Points ∼47% -52%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1604 Points ∼45% -54%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1471 Points ∼41% -57%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1236 Points ∼35% -64%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3202 Points ∼100% +3%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3099 Points ∼97%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2113 Points ∼66% -32%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1818 Points ∼57% -41%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1750 Points ∼55% -44%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1656 Points ∼52% -47%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1385 Points ∼43% -55%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2587 Points ∼100% +9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2383 Points ∼92%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1408 Points ∼54% -41%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1365 Points ∼53% -43%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1354 Points ∼52% -43%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1103 Points ∼43% -54%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
945 Points ∼37% -60%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2633 Points ∼100% +15%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2280 Points ∼87%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1246 Points ∼47% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1198 Points ∼45% -47%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1188 Points ∼45% -48%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
935 Points ∼36% -59%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
806 Points ∼31% -65%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2959 Points ∼100% +5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2829 Points ∼96%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2683 Points ∼91% -5%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2578 Points ∼87% -9%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2492 Points ∼84% -12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2436 Points ∼82% -14%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2379 Points ∼80% -16%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3274 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3120 Points ∼95% -5%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2085 Points ∼64% -36%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1785 Points ∼55% -45%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1783 Points ∼54% -46%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1710 Points ∼52% -48%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1414 Points ∼43% -57%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3648 Points ∼100%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3335 Points ∼91% -9%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1931 Points ∼53% -47%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1633 Points ∼45% -55%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
1630 Points ∼45% -55%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
1518 Points ∼42% -58%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
1255 Points ∼34% -66%
3DMark / Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3063 Points ∼100% +27%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
2654 Points ∼87% +10%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2644 Points ∼86% +10%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2589 Points ∼85% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2547 Points ∼83% +6%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2546 Points ∼83% +6%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2410 Points ∼79%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
60 fps ∼100% +15%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
59 fps ∼98% +13%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps ∼87%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
40 fps ∼67% -23%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
37 fps ∼62% -29%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
23 fps ∼38% -56%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
85 fps ∼100% +35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
63 fps ∼74%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
45 fps ∼53% -29%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
44 fps ∼52% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
42 fps ∼49% -33%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
26 fps ∼31% -59%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
49 fps ∼100% +58%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
42 fps ∼86% +35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps ∼63%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
22 fps ∼45% -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
17 fps ∼35% -45%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
14 fps ∼29% -55%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
52 fps ∼100% +37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
38 fps ∼73%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
25 fps ∼48% -34%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
24 fps ∼46% -37%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼38% -47%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼31% -58%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
31 fps ∼100% +55%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
30 fps ∼97% +50%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼65%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
14 fps ∼45% -30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps ∼42% -35%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.7 fps ∼28% -56%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
32 fps ∼100% +28%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
25 fps ∼78%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼50% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼50% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
15 fps ∼47% -40%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.9 fps ∼31% -60%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
18 fps ∼100% +50%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
16 fps ∼89% +33%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼67%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.5 fps ∼47% -29%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.3 fps ∼41% -39%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5 fps ∼28% -58%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼100% +27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
15 fps ∼79%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.6 fps ∼51% -36%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9.3 fps ∼49% -38%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.6 fps ∼45% -43%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.9 fps ∼31% -61%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
12 fps ∼100% +41%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9.5 fps ∼79% +12%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.5 fps ∼71%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
6 fps ∼50% -29%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.4 fps ∼45% -36%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5 fps ∼42% -41%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.4 fps ∼28% -60%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
7.4 fps ∼100% +30%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.7 fps ∼77%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
3.5 fps ∼47% -39%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
3.3 fps ∼45% -42%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
3.2 fps ∼43% -44%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
2.2 fps ∼30% -61%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
2 fps ∼27% -65%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
19 fps ∼100% +46%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
17 fps ∼89% +31%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
13 fps ∼68%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.5 fps ∼50% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
8.8 fps ∼46% -32%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
8.4 fps ∼44% -35%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
5.4 fps ∼28% -58%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Mali-G76 MP4, Helio G95, 128 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
20 fps ∼100% +25%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
16 fps ∼80%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
9.8 fps ∼49% -39%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
9.6 fps ∼48% -40%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
9.2 fps ∼46% -42%
realme C35
Mali-G57 MP1, T616, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
6.1 fps ∼31% -62%
Nokia G21
Mali-G57 MP1, T606, 64 GB eMMC Flash
5.2 fps ∼26% -67%

In the browser benchmarks, the Redmi Note 11S delivers a good performance. Websites are rendered fairly quickly and can then also be scrolled smoothly. The fairly large advantage to the Redmi Note 10S might primarily be due to the more current browser version.

Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (14.8 - 282, n=175, last 2 years)
73.4 Points ∼100% +73%
realme C35 (Chrome 101)
45.399 Points ∼62% +7%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 (Chrome 101)
43.525 Points ∼59% +2%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
42.542 Points ∼58%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
42.5 Points ∼58% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G (Chrome 92)
31.57 Points ∼43% -26%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
31.19 Points ∼42% -27%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
16.92 Points ∼23% -60%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Average of class Smartphone (12.5 - 375, n=163, last 2 years)
70.3 runs/min ∼100% +104%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 (Chrome 101)
39.64 runs/min ∼56% +15%
realme C35
34.44 runs/min ∼49% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
34.4 runs/min ∼49%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
34.4 runs/min ∼49% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G (Chome 92)
29.1 runs/min ∼41% -15%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chome 97)
27.9 runs/min ∼40% -19%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
14.7 runs/min ∼21% -57%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Average of class Smartphone (27 - 292, n=175, last 2 years)
102.2 Points ∼100% +86%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 (Chrome 101)
67 Points ∼66% +22%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
55 Points ∼54%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
55 Points ∼54% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G (Chrome 92)
51 Points ∼50% -7%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
45 Points ∼44% -18%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
28 Points ∼27% -49%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Average of class Smartphone (3905 - 74261, n=194, last 2 years)
26793 Points ∼100% +54%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
17394 Points ∼65%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
17394 Points ∼65% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 (Chrome 101)
13056 Points ∼49% -25%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
11597 Points ∼43% -33%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G (Chrome 92)
11313 Points ∼42% -35%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
4808 Points ∼18% -72%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S (Chrome 91)
10797 ms * ∼100% -289%
Motorola Moto G31 (Chrome 97)
3469 ms * ∼32% -25%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G (Chrome 92)
3349 ms * ∼31% -21%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 (Chrome 101)
3234.1 ms * ∼30% -17%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S (Chrome 104.0.5112.97)
2773.2 ms * ∼26%
Average Mediatek Helio G96
2773 ms * ∼26% -0%
Average of class Smartphone (414 - 12437, n=184, last 2 years)
2597 ms * ∼24% +6%

* ... smaller is better

The Redmi Note 11S achieves the largest performance jump compared to the Redmi Note 10S in the storage performance. Even though with UFS 2.2, it nominally uses the same storage type, it is significantly faster in the random read and write access. However, since the sequential transfer rates hardly differ, the load times of apps are about the same.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11SMotorola Moto G31realme C35Nokia G21Samsung Galaxy A22 4GXiaomi Redmi Note 10SXiaomi Redmi Note 11Average 64 GB UFS 2.2 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-50%
-2%
-62%
-56%
-29%
11%
-6%
21%
Sequential Read 256KB
524.39
309.8
-41%
907.1
73%
257.6
-51%
297.7
-43%
498.8
-5%
895.34
71%
734 ?(485 - 928, n=12)
40%
985 ?(45.6 - 1999, n=257, last 2 years)
88%
Sequential Write 256KB
446.46
221.5
-50%
271.1
-39%
180.6
-60%
183
-59%
372
-17%
519.23
16%
383 ?(120.6 - 519, n=12)
-14%
561 ?(11.9 - 1776, n=257, last 2 years)
26%
Random Read 4KB
214.82
84
-61%
137.8
-36%
74
-66%
101.2
-53%
110.5
-49%
172.95
-19%
148 ?(88.5 - 215, n=12)
-31%
182.1 ?(13.5 - 543, n=257, last 2 years)
-15%
Random Write 4KB
216.24
109.8
-49%
206.4
-5%
60.2
-72%
66.9
-69%
121
-44%
163.29
-24%
176.8 ?(95.4 - 216, n=12)
-18%
183.4 ?(18.4 - 503, n=258, last 2 years)
-15%

Games - Smooth gameplay is possible

The ARM Mali-G57 MC2 graphics unit used in the Redmi Note 11S is able to display games smoothly, as long as the graphics details aren't set too high. For example, in PUBG Mobile constant 30 FPS are possible in the HD/High setting. In graphically simpler games such as Armajet and Subway Surfers, the frame rates even range around 60 FPS. However, the varying frame rates in Armajet also show that the SoC already hits its performance limits here.

We measure the games' frame rates with our Gamebench test tool.

Armajet
Armajet
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
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; Armajet; 1.61.6: Ø58.3 (51-61)
; PUBG Mobile; 2.1.0: Ø29.9 (27-31)
; Subway Surfers; 2.38.0: Ø59.7 (53-61)

Emissions - Always running cool

Temperatures

When running, the Redmi Note 11S never gets more than hand warm. Evern after an hour-long constant stress test, we measure a maximum of only 36.3 °C (97.3 °F) on the surface of the Xiaomi smartphone. It is able to use its full SoC performance at almost any time. The performance drops that we measure in the 3DMark Wild Life stress test are so small that they are meaningless.

Max. Load
 36.3 °C
97 F
35.6 °C
96 F
32.6 °C
91 F
 
 35.7 °C
96 F
34.7 °C
94 F
33.8 °C
93 F
 
 33.9 °C
93 F
32.6 °C
91 F
32.3 °C
90 F
 
Maximum: 36.3 °C = 97 F
Average: 34.2 °C = 94 F
31.9 °C
89 F
34.4 °C
94 F
36.1 °C
97 F
32.4 °C
90 F
32.6 °C
91 F
35.2 °C
95 F
32.4 °C
90 F
33.8 °C
93 F
34.7 °C
94 F
Maximum: 36.1 °C = 97 F
Average: 33.7 °C = 93 F
Power Supply (max.)  27.8 °C = 82 F | Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 34.2 °C / 94 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 36.3 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 22 to 52.9 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 36.1 °C / 97 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 29.5 °C / 85 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

3DMark
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
99.3 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
99.2 % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.1 % ∼100% 0%
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99 % ∼100%
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash
99.2 % ∼100%
Motorola Moto G31
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash
98.9 % ∼100% 0%
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash
97.9 % ∼99% -1%
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Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø1.969 (1.96-1.976)
Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.7.2: Ø1.091 (1.086-1.099)
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.4.2: Ø1.052 (1.037-1.059)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S Mali-G57 MP2, Helio G96, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø6.96 (6.93-7)
Motorola Moto G31 Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G85, 64 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.33 (4.31-4.34)
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G Mali-G52 MP2, Helio G80, 128 GB eMMC Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø4.15 (4.13-4.17)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Adreno 610, SD 680, 64 GB UFS 2.2 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø2.68 (2.66-2.69)

Speakers

The equipment of the Redmi Note 11S includes stereo speakers, which is the exception for the price range up to 200 Euros (~$199). As typical for smartphones, the dual speakers sound rather thin but are still able to reproduce voice fairly well. Bass, however, is rare. On the other hand, the audio port sounds clean and free of noise, with the signal-to-noise ratio at a good 93 dBFS.

You can connect external audio devices with the Redmi Note 11S using the 3.5-mm audio port or Bluetooth 5.0. The usual Bluetooth audio codecs such as AAC, SBC, LDHC, aptX, aptX HD, and aptX Adaptive are supported.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2042.640.6252935.93127.826.84025.837.75032.536.96322.427.28024.526.210019.42112516.520.416018.438.820012.843.12509.947.931511.350.640013.153.450011.459.46301162.280011.663.7100012.365.712501270.8160012.471.9200012.272.925001373.9315012.873.8400013.278500013.479.3630013.871.9800013.368.11000013.365.91250013.570.11600013.165.2SPL24.985.5N0.657.5median 13median 65.7Delta0.711.93032.926.725.625.624.526.121.636.434.629.222.62528.217.824.918.328.818.638.917.442.214.247.815.955.912.857.81462.713.368.712.274.412.376.411.977.912.876.212.777.512.17812.978.713.28013.47913.677.213.473.113.970.5147114.266.725.288.90.775median 13.4median 711.212.2hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseXiaomi Redmi Note 11SXiaomi Redmi Note 10S
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (85.5 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 28.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 5.3% lower than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 7.3% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (22.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 44% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 45% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 65% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 27% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (88.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 31.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (9.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 6.4% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (5.4% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 5.8% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (21.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 36% of all tested devices in this class were better, 11% similar, 53% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 23%, worst was 65%
Compared to all devices tested
» 60% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 33% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 20%, worst was 65%

Battery Life - Solid but not outstanding

Power Consumption

The Xiaomi smartphone can be recharged quickly using the included 33-Watt charger. In our test, it took 37 minutes to charge the 5000-mAh battery from 0 to 80%. The battery is then fully charged after 52 minutes.

Interestingly, the charging is hardly any faster with the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G sibling model at 51 minutes, even though that smartphone uses a 67-Watt charger. Although the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G charges faster in the beginning, the charging curve then drops fairly quickly, ending up at almost the same charging time.

The power consumption of the Redmi Note 11S is inconspicuous.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.04 / 0.18 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.89 / 1.87 / 1.9 Watt
Load midlight 3.01 / 6.26 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.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11S
5000 mAh
Motorola Moto G31
5000 mAh
realme C35
5000 mAh
Samsung Galaxy A22 4G
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S
5000 mAh
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
5000 mAh
Average Mediatek Helio G96
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
11%
19%
-17%
11%
4%
0%
-7%
Idle Minimum *
0.89
0.7
21%
0.8
10%
1.5
-69%
0.69
22%
1.06
-19%
0.89
-0%
0.886 ?(0.12 - 2.5, n=195, last 2 years)
-0%
Idle Average *
1.87
0.9
52%
1.1
41%
2.1
-12%
1.46
22%
1.93
-3%
1.87
-0%
1.571 ?(0.65 - 3.6, n=195, last 2 years)
16%
Idle Maximum *
1.9
1.3
32%
1.4
26%
2.5
-32%
1.5
21%
1.96
-3%
1.9
-0%
1.783 ?(0.69 - 3.7, n=195, last 2 years)
6%
Load Average *
3.01
3.5
-16%
3.1
-3%
2.9
4%
3.67
-22%
2.87
5%
3.01
-0%
4.34 ?(2.1 - 7.74, n=195, last 2 years)
-44%
Load Maximum *
6.26
8.5
-36%
5.1
19%
4.9
22%
5.58
11%
3.85
38%
6.26
-0%
7.14 ?(3.56 - 11.7, n=195, last 2 years)
-14%

* ... smaller is better

Power Consumption: Geekbench (150 cd/m²)

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