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Review: Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE x Swarovski Bundle

November 12, 2021

Xiaomi is one of the top smartphone brands in the Philippines that offers affordable, but impressive smartphones and lifestyle devices.

For someone who always go for classic pieces and own my style , I am excited to get my hands on the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE. Xiaomi also partners with Swarovski who shares the brand’s vision in creating the best version of ourselves by “Owning Your Style”.

I always believe in expressing ourselves and living the way we want it, and as smartphones evolve overtime, it is not just a device to communicate but also to express ourselves. An everyday accessory that complements our everyday style.

Unboxing and First Impressions: Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE comes with the Xiaomi unit, charger, cable, warranty and paperwork, silicon case and screen protector.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is one of the lightest smartphones I ever got to unbox and own. Being used to owning a different smartphone, I was surprised when I first got a hold of it. I have to adjust to the feel of Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE’s featherweight design, weighing 158 g. It is comfortable to carry with its slim design, only 6.88 mm thin. To make it appear even slimmer, the camera module only protrudes at 1.77 mm from the rest of the body.

I like its Peach Pink color, that gives a different tone and shade depending on your environment and source of light. The case is made of anti-glare frosted glass with matte finish that minimizes fingerprints – making it always looking brand-new. For someone who always owns blacks and neutrals, this give me a sense of femininity.

The buttons and design of the camera are neat and easy to navigate to. On the left side is the volume and power button that also works as a finger print scanner. This is very smart and convenient, I love quick access to my smartphone. The bottom is where you can find the microphone, a hybrid dual SIM card slot, USB-C port, and the speaker. One thing I notice though is, it doesn’t have a 3.55 mm jack.

One thing that stands out for me is the Halo Ring Design encircling the camera. It gives a really premium appeal to the overall look.

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Features and Review

There’s so much to talk about the new Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE, but I will go first with its display. The 6.55″ AMOLED Screen is perfect for viewing videos and contents online. Although I rarely watch videos using a smartphone, I think this is something I might start doing again since we are learning how to live in the new normal.

The Corning Gorilla Glass 5 gives a more immersive feel of the smartphone – be it when watching movies, or browsing content online. The resolution is 2400 x 1080, with a 90Hz refresh rate providing a smoother experience that may be perfect even for gaming or streaming.

I always watch FRIENDS sitcom to check the quality and vibrancy of the screen, and Xiaomi didn’t disappoint. I love how the colors appear in the screen, giving a better viewing experience.

The audio is loud to fill a small room, but for those who would want to share their music or have a little party at home, there is dongle connector for your portable speaker.

The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 778G that provides powerful connectivity for communication, gaming, audio and visuals. It is an impressive feature for a slim and light smartphone in the market.

It also boosts 4,250 maH battery life which can last 104 hours of video playback, with fast-charging feature. As we are living the new normal and starting to go out again, it is another must-have feature of a smartphone.

One of the things I love about the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is the Reading Mode and Sunlight Mode that gives a better viewing experience for me (even under direct sunlight), while not straining my eyes.

Camera Features and Sample Shots

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE has a triple rear camera which consists of a 64MP (f/1.8 w/ PDAF), 8MP (f/2.2 119-degree ultra-wide-angle), 5MP (f/2.4 3-7cm telemacro with Contrast AF, and dual-tone LED flash). These impressive features allow you to be creative with your photos and contents. We can truly capture favorite moments in our life in style.

The camera app also has several modes including Video, Photo, Portrait, Long Exposure, Slow Motion, Panorama, Night, Dual Video, Time-lapse, Documents, 64M (64MP), Clone, Movie Effects, Vlog, and a Short Video. As I can see that everyone is a content creator online, these features are very helpful for those who have yet to develop their skills in editing video using premiere apps and software. I love that Xiaomi provides these features to allow everyone to share their stories and be creative with their contents.

Check the sample photos I took at home. I hope you guys don’t get tired of home content, but I love that the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE provides a venue for creativity even when surrounded with the simplest things around us. I cannot wait to explore what the camera and video features can do to help me document my life in this new normal.

The Verdict

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE combines style and functionality. Its powerful and impressive features allow its users to comfortable in consuming contents, and creative in capturing memories of their lives, while expressing their true self by owning their own style.

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The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE comes in 4 colors – Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink and the signature Snowflake.

The 8+128GB variant of Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE packaged in a premium gift box that comes with an iconic Swarovski pendant will retail at PHP 18,990 in all participating Xiaomi Authorized Stores from November 5 to 12, 2021. To know more on the Xiaomi and Swarovski’s limited time offer, follow Xiaomi official Facebook page.

You can buy the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE online via Shopee:

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