System Performance

System performance of the Mi 11 should be great given the new Snapdragon 888 SoC as well as the 120Hz screen. Of course, between different device vendors we can see slightly different variations as each company tunes their software stack different, so it’ll be interesting to see how Xiaomi fares compared to what we’ve seen in the S21 series devices.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Web Browsing 2.0

In the web, test the Mi 11 fares excellent and keeps up with the best performing devices in the market, signalling that the SoC is tuned quite aggressively in lighter workloads.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Writing 2.0

In the writing sub-test however, we’re seeing that there are more differences in the stack and the device doesn’t differentiate itself too much from most other Snapdragon 865 devices last year, trailing the new S21 phones.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Photo Editing 2.0

The photo editing score is in line with the S21 Ultra and its Snapdragon 888, both posting almost identical scores, which are a bit lower than that of S865 devices.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Data Manipulation

The data manipulation score is single-thread bound and the Mi 11 also comes in as one of the top-performing devices, even though there’s small variations.

PCMark Work 2.0 - Performance

In the overall performance score in PCMark, the Mi 11 ends up with a great result.

Speedometer 2.0 - OS WebView JetStream 2 - OS Webview

In the sustained Javascript browser benchmarks, the Mi 11 lands equal to the Snapdragon 888 S21 Ultra, although for some reason not in the JetStream 2 test.

WebXPRT 3 - OS WebView

Finally in WebXprt 3 which is more sensitive to performance latency (how fast a CPU ramps up), the Mi 11 takes the lead amongst all other Android device, albeit only by a small margin.

Overall performance of the Mi 11 is excellent and is clearly a 2021 flagship device. The Snapdragon 888 SoC along with the 120Hz screen signify that you’ll have amongst the best performing devices in the market, there’s really not much more to add to that.

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  • asmian - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    Your opinion is worthless, since it's a gross generalisation that takes no account of the many and varied reasons people voted, preferring to smear everyone who voted the way you despise with right-wing or neo-Nazi tendencies by clever wording. You do like the sound of your own smugness, don't you.
  • Fulljack - Thursday, March 11, 2021 - link

    hello american. we hereby stated that asia, europe, and africa market are part of the global market.

    sincerely, the rest of the world
  • Giro - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    Hello Andre, thx!
    For loudness and clarity, what do you think of this phone ?
  • Andrei Frumusanu - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    It's amongst the best in the market for speakers. I think Samsung had clearer mids, but this has much better lows.
  • Psyside - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    Its so frustrating to see that you still haven't received any updates on the S21U, i was so pumped to see how they stack up :/
  • ZolaIII - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    Did you try with for instance BrightRidge to see what happens with GPU and eventually get to the bottom of it?
  • FunBunny2 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    I am among those who can't figure out why anyone would, or physically can, listen to stereo music on a phone. Or are you talking about ear buds? Does one hold the phone up to your nose? Or leave on your lap? Phone sound, under any condition I can imagine, is as close to anechoic as one can find outside a wedged foam room.
  • ZolaIII - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    Well I owne Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e and sound from speakers is almost as good as my Denon stereo but that's a tablet with more room for speakers.
  • kaspar737 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    400MHz GPU frequency in a real world workload? I wonder what the 865 ran at?
  • Nshade1 - Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - link

    Interesting behavior of the GPU. Using so much power and heat for little benefit. We now have some more demanding games on mobile. Does it make sense to check the average frames in same more demanding games in addition to the synthetic benchmarks?

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