Mi 11i 5G vs Mi 11 Lite 5G/Youth Edition: The Difference you need to know

Xiaomi’s Mi has launched two new smartphones which have some robust and attractive features. We are talking about Mi 11 Lite 5G/Youth Edition and Mi 11i 5G. Let’s see which smartphone is better than the other.


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Mi 11i 5G sports a 6.67-inch FHD+ E4 Super AMOLED punch-hole display and comes with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. On the other hand, Mi 11 Lite 5G has a slightly smaller screen of 6.55 inch FHD+ AMOLED display. It comes with a smaller refresh rate of 90 Hz. Mi 11i 5G proving to a better option on the basis of display.


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Mi 11i 5G is powered by Qualcomm’s latest chipset, the Snapdragon 888 SoC. Mi 11 Lite 5G is powered by the weaker Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G. An easy win for the former smartphone.

Also Read: Xiaomi Mi Mix Fold vs Samsung Galaxy Fold 2: Which is the better foldable smartphone?


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Both smartphones have a triple camera setup on the rear side of the device. Mi 11i features a 108MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP macro lens. For selfies and video chats, you will be offered a 20MP selfie snapper at the front. 

Mi 11i 5G

On the other side, Mi 11 Lite has a much weaker primary sensor. Its triple camera module packs a 64-megapixel primary sensor, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5 MP macro sensor. The selfie snapper of this device is the same as Mi 11i. Due to the presence of a stronger primary sensor, we are inclined more towards Mi 11i.


The Mi 11i is fueled up by a bigger 4,520 mAH battery cell and is paired with a faster 33W fast-charging support when compared to Mi 11 Lite which draws energy from a 4,250 mAH battery cell and has similar fast-charging support of 33W.

Also Read: Mi MIX Fold that looks like Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launched in China at ¥9,999

Mi 11 Lite 5G


Mi 11 Lite comes in two storage options:

  • 8 GB + 128 GB – 2,299 Yuan or 350 US Dollars
  • 8 GB + 256 GB – 2,599 Yuan or 395 US Dollars 

Mi 11i also comes in similar two options:

  • 8 GB + 128 GB – Rs 55,609
  • 8 GB + 256 GB – Rs 59,893 

Our Thoughts

From the comparison above, it is very clear that Mi 11i is better than Mi 11 Lite in every domain. With a bigger screen and higher refresh rate, better camera specs, and a more powerful battery cell, the Mi 11i is already ahead. Overall better features explain a bit higher price. That is very much expected. The presence of the Snapdragon 888 SoC makes it more obvious that we should have Mi 11i’s corner. 

Sanidhya Bhardwaj
A football lover who is doing an MBA in finance and currently covering every news related to smartphones. I believe in diversification, both, in life and in my trading portfolio. Do check out my blogs to be aware of the recent happenings around you!

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