Xiaomi Mi 11 vs Sony Xperia 5 II – Review, specifications and prices

The new Xiaomi Mi 11 phone has a 3 camera setup with a main lens of 108 MP, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor chipset and a battery of 4600 mAh. On other side, the Sony Xperia 5 II also has awesome features. The comparison for both models with new specs are detailed next.

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Specifications

Feature Xiaomi Mi 11 Sony Xperia 5 II
Phones specifications
Screen Display 6.81 in (inches) 6.1 in (inches)
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
Operating System MIUI 12.5 MIUI 12.5
Resolution 1080 x 2340 pixels 1080 x 2520 pixels
RAM 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) 8 GB (gigabytes)
Storage 128 GB (gigabytes),256 GB (gigabytes) 128 GB (gigabytes)
Camera 108/13/5 MP 12/12/12 MP
Front Camera 20 MP 8 MP
Battery 4600 mAh 4000 mAh

Processor and Operating System

The Xiaomi Mi 11 runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and the processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Cortex-A78, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Cortex-A78 and 3 cores of 1.8GHz Cortex-A55. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,6th Gen AI Engine,Game Turbo 4.0,LiquidCool 2.0 Vapor Chamber,6-stack graphite layer and Graphene layer. Running on MIUI 12.5 operating system.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 is a better chipset processor than the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865.

Meanwhile, the Sony Xperia 5 II has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, the second processor has a total of 8 cores composed by 1 core of 2.84 GHz Kryo 585, 3 cores of 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 and 4 cores of 1.8 GHz Kryo 585. It has a maximum CPU frequency of 2840 MHz (megahertz). Some other special features include 64 bit architecture,Qualcomm Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Game Enhancer. And it’s running on MIUI 12.5 OS system.

Graphics Processor (GPU)

The Xiaomi Mi 11 is carrying a Adreno 660,840 MHz (megahertz) gpu in the interior and the Sony Xperia 5 II has the Qualcomm Adreno 650,587 MHz (megahertz) graphics processor.

Battery

The Xiaomi Mi 11 battery capacity is 4600 mAh which is a 15% (percent) more powerful than the 4000 mAh offered by the Sony Xperia 5 II. Some features include Wireless charging, Fast charging, Non-removable, Dual Cell battery, 55W fast charging, 50W wireless charging, 10W reverse wireless charging, Power Delivery 3.0, Quick Charge 3+ and Quick Charge 4+.
The Sony Xperia 5 II battery include Fast charging, Non-removable, Xperia Adaptive Charging, Battery Care, STAMINA Mode, Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ and USB Power Delivery 3.0.

Screen

The handset is using a AMOLED display with 1080 x 2340 pixels and a screen size of 6.81 in (inches).

Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II is featuring a OLED display with 1080 x 2520 pixels and a screen size of 6.1 in (inches).

As we can see here, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is a 11.6% bigger than Sony Xperia 5 II screen.
The main display features of both phones are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Sony Xperia 5 II
100% DCI-P3 100% DCI-P3
120Hz refresh rate 120 Hz refresh rate
480Hz touch sampling rate 240 Hz touch sampling rate
4D curved glass screen 400 cd/m²
5000000:1 8-bit+FRC color bit depth
Capacitive Capacitive
Corning Gorilla Glass Victus CinemaWide display
Delta-E 0.41 Corning Gorilla Glass 6
DotDisplay with TrueColor Dynamic contrast enhancement
HDR10+ Dynamic Vibration system
JNCD 0.38 HDR
MEMC (Motion Estimation Motion Compensation) ITU-R BT.2020 (REC.2020)
Multi-touch Multi-touch
Peak brightness – 1500 cd/m² Peak brightness – 650 cd/m²
Scratch resistant Scratch resistant
SGS Eye Care Display Certification Triluminos display for mobile
Typical brightness – 900 cd/m² X1 for mobile
X-Reality display

RAM Memory and storage

On the memory hardware side, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is carrying a ram memory of 8 GB (gigabytes) or 12 GB (gigabytes) with some features like 3200 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.

The Sony Xperia 5 II is coming with a 8 GB (gigabytes) and it has some features like 2750 MHz (megahertz), LPDDR5 and Double channel.
In the basic edition, both phones have the same ram capacity of 8 gigabytes.

The maximum capacity offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11 is 12 gigabytes ,which is a 50% bigger than the Sony Xperia 5 II with 8 gigabytes.

How much built-in storage space you can get for apps and saving photos, files and video? The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with or 128 GB (gigabytes) or 256 GB (gigabytes). In the basic edition, both phones have the same storage capacity of 128 gigabytes.

The max storage capacity offered by the Xiaomi Mi 11 is 256 gigabytes ,which is a 100% more than the Sony Xperia 5 II with 128 gigabytes.

Sony Xperia 5 II gets you or 128 GB (gigabytes) of internal storage.

Rear Camera

The Xiaomi Mi 11 rear camera setup is composed by 3 lenses of 108/13/5 MP , the flash type is Dual LED , carrying a sensor like Samsung S5K3T2 , a pixel size of 0.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.8 f/2.4 f/2.4 respectively.

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Meanwhile the Sony Xperia 5 II rear camera comes with 3 lenses of 12/12/12 MP , the flash type is LED , a focal length (35 equivalent):24 mm , carrying sensor like Sony IMX557 , a pixel size of 1.8 µm (micrometers) and aperture lens of f/1.7 f/2.4 f/2.2 respectively.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 Sony Xperia 5 II
AI 2.0 1080p @ 960 fps
Angle of view – 123° (#2) 3x optical zoom (#2)
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#2) 5-axis stabilization
Aperture size – f/2.4 (#3) 720p @ 960 fps
Autofocus Angle of view – 124° (#3)
Autofocus – 3 cm-10cm (#3) Angle of view – 34° (#2)
Continuous autofocus Aperture size- f/2.2 (#3)
Digital image stabilization Aperture size- f/2.4 (#2)
Digital zoom Autofocus
Exposure compensation Cinematography Pro
Face detection Continuous shooting
Face unlock Digital image stabilization
Geotagging Digital zoom
HDR Dual Pixel PDAF
ISO settings Dual Pixel PDAF (#3)
Laser autofocus (LAF) Exposure compensation
Night Mode 2.0 Face detection
Optical image stabilization Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 16 mm (#3)
Optical zoom Focal length (35 mm equivalent) – 70 mm (#2)
Panorama Geotagging
Phase detection autofocus (PDAF) HDR
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) ISO settings
Scene mode OIS / EIS video stabilization (#2)
Secondary rear camera – 13 MP (ultra-wide-angle) Optical image stabilization
Self-timer Optical zoom
Third rear camera – 5 MP (telepmacro) Panorama
Touch focus Phase detection autofocus (PDAF)
White balance settings Pixel size – 1.0 m (#2)
Pixel size – 1.4 m (#2)
Real-Time Eye AF for Humans and Animals
Scene mode
Secondary rear camera – 12 MP (telephoto)
Self-timer
Sensor version – Samsung S5K3T2 (#2)
Sensor version – Sony IMX363 (#3)
Sensor size – 1/2.55″ (#3)
Sensor size – 1/3.4″ (#2)
Third rear camera – 12 MP (ultra-wide angle)
TOF (Time Of Flight) 3D camera
Touch focus
White balance settings
Zeiss lens
Zeizz T Coating

Front Camera – Selfie

The Xiaomi Mi 11 comes with a 20 MP in the front.

The Sony Xperia 5 II has a 8 MP as a main front-camera.

Some other front camera features are detailed next:

Xiaomi Mi 11 Sony Xperia 5 II
20 MP 8 MP
Aperture:f/2.0.4 Aperture:f/2.0
Face unlock HDR
HDR Pixel size:1.12 µm /0.001120 mm
Pixel size – 1.6 m (4-in-1 pixel binning) Sensor model:Samsung S5K4H7
Pixel size:0.8 µm /0.000800 mm Sensor type:CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor)
Sensor model:Samsung S5K3T2
Sensor type:ISOCELL

Data network and speed connectivity/bandwidth

The mobile networks technologies improve the communication between devices, connectivity speed and files download/upload bandwidth depending of the place.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Sony Xperia 5 II
4×4 MIMO 5G is market-dependent
5G NSA 5G NSA
5G SA 5G SA
EDGE EDGE
GPRS GPRS
Ho RxD HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s)
HPUE LTE Cat 19
HSPA+(5.76/ 42 Mbit/s) UMTS(384 kbit/s)
LTE Cat 20
Snapdragon X60 modem
UMTS(384 kbit/s)

Price

The Xiaomi Mi 11 price is $610 (8 GB + 128 GB) or $660 (8 GB + 256 GB) or $720 (12 GB + 256 GB and the Sony Xperia 5 II price tag is $950

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