There are many new phones about to be announced including the most awaited Samsung release of the year, the Galaxy S21 which is due in a day or so. However the Xiaomi Mi 11 which was recently announced has been making a great impression on reviewers with a fluid 120Hz display, above-average camera features, 8k video, and our main interest the slow motion recording modes.
The high speed mode includes a 240fps 1080p mode but most interestingly this extends to 1080p 480fps which might be of comparable quality. The Xiaomi brand has been making cameras and phones for a few years now and while it is usually discounted as a budget brand, the inclusion of pro features like a Snapdragon 888 processor and a whopping 108MP main camera make it stand apart.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Slow Motion Modes:
- 4k video at 30p/24p/60p
- 1080p Full HD: 30/60/120/240/480fps
- 8K video recording: 24/30fps
||108 MP, f/1.9, 26mm (wide), 1/1.33″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
13 MP, f/2.4, 123˚ (ultrawide), 1/3.06″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.4, (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
||20 MP, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4″, 0.8µm
||Android 11, MIUI 12.5
||Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 (5 nm)
||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 680
MSRP Price: $739.74
We are happy to see such a plethora of frame rate and a very high-end performance package all for under $1000USD, in fact, it has an under $750 price tag which is very tempting.
We are also happy to see 120Hz becoming commonplace as a default refresh technology for displays on most mid to high end phones. This makes the experience fluid and for slow motion video it allows you to see 120fps live if needed before getting to a video editor.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Slow Motion Samples:
We found what we assume are legitimate samples of the slow motion mode. The quality is not class-leading but not that awful either. You be the judge:
Xiaomi Mi 11 Camera Test Slow Motion. by Mohsin EDITZ:
Xiaomi Mi 11 – Super Slow Motion by INCEPTION SK: