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Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Battery test

We put the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 through our rigorous DXOMARK Battery test suite to measure its performance in autonomy, charging and efficiency. In these test results, we will break down how it fared in a variety of tests and several common use cases.

Overview

Key specifications:

  • Battery capacity: 5000 mAh
  • 33W charger (included)
  • 6.43-inch, 1080 x 2400, 90 Hz, OLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G (6 nm)
  • Tested ROM / RAM combination: 128 GB + 4 GB
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
76
battery
72

104

67

96

64

100

74

118

77

111

75

95

75

121

Charging Time
2 days 12h
Battery life
Charging Time
0h49
80% Charging time
Charging Time
1h18
Full charging time

Pros

  • 2.5 days of autonomy in moderate use, with excellent night management (only 1% lost per night on average)
  • Decent on-the-go performance, especially when using the  camera
  • Above-average autonomy in calibrated mode
  • Low residual consumption whether the device is plugged or unplugged

Cons

  • Weak autonomy when streaming video over 4G
  • High discharge current when gaming

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 comes with the same battery and the same charger as its predecessor, the Redmi Note 10,  so we expected that its performance would be more or less similar. But a new chipset and higher screen refresh rate might have changed the game when it comes to battery performance.
With 2.5 days of autonomy when used moderately, the Redmi Note 11’s performance was above average, compared to other devices in our database. But it didn’t match the nearly 3 days of autonomy of the Redmi Note 10.  The weaker autonomy performance was a factor that brought down the Redmi Note 11’s overall score when compared with its predecessor.
The Redmi Note 11’s charging score was also below average compared with other phones in the database.  But when compared to other phones in the essential price segment, the Redmi Note 11’s charging ranked in the top 3, with an excellent charge and adapter efficiency.

Test Summary

About DXOMARK Battery tests: For scoring and analysis in our smartphone battery reviews, DXOMARK engineers perform a variety of objective tests over a week-long period both indoors and outdoors. (See our introductory and how we test articles for more details about our smartphone Battery protocol.)

The following section gathers key elements of our exhaustive tests and analyses performed in DXOMARK laboratories. Detailed performance evaluations under the form of reports are available upon request. Do not hesitate to contact us.

Battery Charger Wireless Display Processor
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 5000mAh 33W
(not included)
- AMOLED
1080 x 2400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 4G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 5000mAh 33W
(not included)
- OLED
1080 x 2400
Qualcomm Snapdragon 678
Realme C21 5000mAh 10W
(not included)
- LCD IPS
720 x 1600
MediaTek Helio G35

Autonomy

67

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

98

Wiko Power U30
How Autonomy score is composed

Autonomy score is composed of three performance sub-scores: Stationary, On the go, and Calibrated use cases. Each sub-score comprises the results of a comprehensive range of tests for measuring autonomy in all kinds of real-life scenarios.

Light Usage
88h
Light Usage
Active: 2h30/day
Moderate Usage
60h
Moderate Usage
Active: 4h/day
Intense Usage
37h
Intense Usage
Active: 7h/day

Stationary

72

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

104

Vivo Y72 5G

A robot housed in a Faraday cage performs a set of touch-based user actions during what we call our “typical usage scenario” (TUS) — making calls, video streaming, etc. — 4 hours of active use over the course of a 16-hour period, plus 8 hours of “sleep.” The robot repeats this set of actions every day until the device runs out of power.

Typical Usage Scenario discharge curves

On the go

67

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

96

Samsung Galaxy M51

Using a smartphone on the go takes a toll on autonomy because of extra “hidden” demands, such as the continuous signaling associated with cellphone network selection, for example. DXOMARK Battery experts take the phone outdoors and perform a precisely defined set of activities while following the same three-hour travel itinerary (walking, taking the bus, the subway…) for each device

Estimated autonomy for on the go use cases (full charge)

Calibrated

64

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

100

Samsung Galaxy M51

For this series of tests, the smartphone returns to the Faraday cage and our robots repeatedly perform actions linked to one specific use case (such as gaming, video streaming, etc.) at a time. Starting from an 80% charge, all devices are tested until they have expended at least 5% of their battery power.

Estimated autonomy for calibrated use cases (full charge)

Charging

77

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

121

Realme GT Neo 3
How Charging score is composed

Charging is fully part of the overall battery experience. In some situations where autonomy is at a minimum, knowing how fast you can charge becomes a concern. The DXOMARK Battery charging score is composed of two sub-scores, (1) Full charge and (2) Quick boost.

Wired
Wired
52%
in 30 min
0h49
0 - 80%
1h18
Full charge

Full charge

74

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

118

Realme GT Neo 3

Full charge tests assess the reliability of the battery power gauge; measure how long and how much power the battery takes to charge from zero to 80% capacity, from 80 to 100% as shown by the UI, and until an actual full charge.

Power consumption and battery level during full charge

The charging curves, in wired and wireless (if available) showing the evolution of the battery level indicator as well as the power consumption in watts during the stages of charging toward full capacity.

Time to full charge

The time to full charge chart breaks down the necessary time to reach 80%, 100% and full charge.

Quick boost

77

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

111

Realme GT Neo 3

With the phone at different charge levels (20%, 40%, 60%, 80%), Quick boost tests measure the amount of charge the battery receives after being plugged in for 5 minutes. The chart here compares the average autonomy gain from a quick 5-minute charge.

Average autonomy gain for a 5 minute charge

Efficiency

75

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

102

Apple iPhone 13 Pro
How Efficiency score is composed

The DXOMARK power efficiency score consists of two sub-scores, Charge up and Discharge rate, both of which combine data obtained during robot-based typical usage scenario, calibrated tests and charging evaluation, taking into consideration the device’s battery capacity. DXOMARK calculate the annual power consumption of the product, shown on below graph, which is representative of the overall efficiency during a charge and when in use.

Annual Consumption Xiaomi Redmi Note 11
4.2 kWh
Efficient
Good
Bad
Inefficient

Charge up

75

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

95

Xiaomi 12 Pro

The charge up sub-score is a combination of four factors: the overall efficiency of a full charge, related to how much energy you need to fill up the battery compared to the energy that the battery can provide; the efficiency of the travel adapter when it comes to transferring power from an outlet to your phone; the residual consumption when your phone is fully charged and still plugged into the charger; and the residual consumption of the charger itself, when the smartphone is disconnected from it. The chart here below shows the overall efficiency of a full charge in %.

Overall charge efficiency

Discharge

75

Xiaomi Redmi Note 11

121

Apple iPhone 13 Pro

The discharge subscore rates the speed of a battery’s discharge during a test, which is independent of the battery’s capacity. It is the ratio of a battery’s capacity divided by its autonomy. A small-capacity battery could have the same autonomy as a large-capacity battery, indicating that the device is well-optimized, with a low discharge rate.

Average discharge current

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