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Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Smartphone Review - Performance

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Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Performance

Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE

The performance section is where we look at the image quality performance of the camera. Additional sample photos and product shots are available in the Equipment Database, where you can add your own review, photos and product ratings.


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Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Sample Photos


Sample Photos - Overall, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE produces decent enough images but it does struggle when light levels drop and or if there's a wide dynamic range in the scene. Capture photos on a bright, crisp day, however, and you can't really fault the phone. Colour reproduction is excellent, though, and sharpness is pretty spot-on, too. Portrait mode is great for introducing bokeh but on occasion, it looked a little strange, almost as if it was painted in and sometimes clipping occurred. For its price point, the Night mode did a decent job but the detail isn't quite as good and the quality isn't as high as we've seen from other smartphones. We have to say that the built-in AI does a cracking job of recognising scenes and applying settings to improve the image with it picking the right colours to enhance. Some might not like the enhanced greens but Autumnal shades look great. Overall, the Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE will capture good photos for the majority of the time. 


Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Lens test images


Lens Performance - The main camera is the one you're going to want to stick with as it produces the best quality shots with the best colour accuracy and sharpness. The ultra-wide is usable but you can see the difference in quality when you flick between the photos and the same goes for the images captured with the telephoto macro camera. Yes, it gets you closer to subjects but you do notice the image isn't quite as good so you're better off moving your feet and using the main camera. There's no optical zoom built-in and if you've read our reviews before, you know our opinion on this! Anything past what the telephoto macro camera offers is poor in quality and should be avoided. 




White Balance Performance - Auto White Balance (AWB) performs well under all lighting scenarios with no colour casts present. 

ISO - The smartphone handles noise well when low ISO numbers are selected but noise does start to creep in when light levels drop, allowing detail to fall off slightly. 


Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE Digital filters


Digital Filters - Digital Filters are available in abundance with some looking rather similar and then others are a total contrast. They all apply easily and we especially like the black and white options. 



Video - Video is captured at 4K @ 30fps, 1080p @ 30/60fps and 720p @ 30fps with gyro-EIS. Panning is pretty smooth with accurate colour reproduction and decent dynamic range. 


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