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7 Differences between Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12 that you need to know

Xiaomi consistently releases HP flagship in Indonesia since presenting the Xiaomi Mi 10 in 2022. Mobile phone lunge flagship Xiaomi continues with the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12. These two phones will be the subject of discussion in this article.

Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12 need to be discussed the difference not only because they are different generations. However, also because the two phones are aimed at different segments. Even so, the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12 were released with similar selling prices.

To be sure, the discussion in this article will answer the question of what are the differences between the Xiaomi Mi 11 and the Xiaomi 12. Check out the main specifications of the two phones as follows as an introduction.

Xiaomi Mi 11 Specifications

Xiaomi Mi 11
Screen AMOLED 6.81 inches
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 5G
Internal Memory 256GB

108 MP (wide)

13 MP (ultrawide)

5 MP (telephoto macro)

Battery Li-Po 4500 mAh
Price At Release Rp 9.999.000

Xiaomi 12 Specifications

Xiaomi 12
Screen 6.28 inch Super AMOLED
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1
Internal Memory 256GB

50 MP (wide)

13 MP (ultrawide)

5 MP (telephoto macro)

Battery Li-Po 4500 mAh
Price At Release Rp 9.999.000

Difference between Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12

Xiaomi has simplified the name of its top product line, so that the word “Mi” is no longer attached to the Xiaomi 12. However, that’s not all that distinguishes the Xiaomi 12 from the Xiaomi Mi 11. You can find all the differences between the two phones in the following points.

1. Design and Dimension

xiaomi 12

Xiaomi Mi 11 has a beautiful design. It has a body curve in four, while the bezel the screen is thin and symmetrical. Xiaomi 12 is also beautiful, but the curve of the body is reduced to two. The arch is only on the left and right.

The reduction in the curve is intended to reduce the risk of the screen having the wrong touch. Furthermore, some of the knick-knacks of the two phones also look different. For example, the location of the front camera and the shape of the rear camera module.

For Xiaomi Mi 11, the front camera is placed in the upper left corner of the screen. This location is different from the Xiaomi 12 which is moved to the top center of the screen.

Then about the rear camera module, the Xiaomi Mi 11 has a camera module with two partitions. The left side of the partition is black, while the color of the right partition matches the color of the back cover.

The Xiaomi 12 rear camera module has four partitions that are filled with each camera lens and flash. However, all the partitions have the same color – match the color of the back cover. Each partition is only separated by a line.

Well, as mentioned in the opening point, Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12 are here for different segments. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is suitable for those who like large screen phones, while the Xiaomi 12 is specifically for those who are interested in a compact cellphone.

This can be seen from the difference in the dimensions of the two phones. The Xiaomi Mi 11 which has dimensions of 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.06 mm and weighs 196 grams looks big. While the Xiaomi 12 is compact with dimensions of 152.7 x 69.9 x 8.16 mm and weighs 180 grams.

2. Display

xiaomi mi 11

The difference in the dimensions of the two phones automatically causes the screens that can be installed to also be of different sizes. Xiaomi Mi 11 has a screen with a span of 6.81 inches, while the Xiaomi 12 screen size is only 6.28 inches. However, the difference in the display sector of the two phones is not just that.

There are several things that make the difference, namely resolution, pixel density, brightness level, and color depth. For resolution, the Xiaomi Mi 11 screen has reached 2K (1440 x 3200 pixels). The Xiaomi 12 is simpler with a Full HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) screen resolution.

The difference in resolution affects the pixel density when divided by the respective screen landscape. The Xiaomi Mi 11 is denser at 515 ppi, while the Xiaomi 12 is already quite high at 419 ppi.

Regarding the brightness level, Xiaomi 12 is claimed to be able to reach a peak brightness level of 1500 nits. The brightness level is 400 nits higher than what the Xiaomi 12 can achieve (1100 nits).

Finally, regarding color depth, the Xiaomi Mi 11 is said to be able to display a variety of colors up to more than 1 billion. That’s an incredible number, but the Xiaomi 12 is even cooler because it’s capable of displaying over 68 billion colors.

3. Kitchen Runway

xiaomi 12

Xiaomi Mi 11 is counting on chipset Snapdragon 888 as the brain. Successor chipset it is Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 installed on mainboard Xiaomi 12. Both are chipset best of its time.

However, we need to say a bit about each other’s profiles chipset. Snapdragon 888 is made with a 5 nm fabrication process. In the chipset there are eight core CPUs are divided into three clusters.

Super cluster filled with one core Kryo 680 Prime 2.84 GHz (Cortex-X1 based). The performance cluster is filled with three core Kryo 680 Gold 2.42 GHz (Cortex-A78 based). While the efficiency cluster is filled with four core Kryo 680 Silver 1.80 GHz (Cortex-A55 based).

Besides the CPU, there are also other components in Snapdragon 888. Among them are the Adreno 660 GPU (840 MHz), DSP Hexagon 780, ISP Spectra 580, and the internal 5G X60 modem.

Continue about Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, chipset It is designed with a 4 nm fabrication process. There are eight core The CPU contained in Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. All of them are divided into three clusters.

Super cluster filled with one core Kryo Prime 3.0 GHz (Cortex-X2 based). The performance cluster is three core Kryo Gold 2.5 GHz (based on Cortex-A710). Finally there are four core Kryo Silver (based on Cortex-A510) which belongs to the efficiency cluster.

Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 also contains various supporting components. These include the Adreno 730 GPU (818 MHz), the latest generation Hexagon DSP and Spectra ISP, as well as the X65 internal 5G modem.

The differences in CPU microarchitecture, the content of other components, and the fabrication process make Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 in theory superior to Snapdragon 888.

4. Camera

xiaomi mi 11

The camera configuration used by Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12 is no different. Both use three rear cameras consisting of the main camera, camera ultrawide, and a macro camera. Of the three cameras, only one has different specifications, namely the main camera.

On the Xiaomi Mi 11, the main camera used has a resolution of 108 MP with an aperture of f/1.9 and a sensor size of 1/1.33 inches. This camera with OIS is capable of producing images with a pixel size of 0.8 micrometers per pixel.

However, Xiaomi is aware that megapixel size is not a crucial factor in producing quality photos. They also lowered the Xiaomi 12 main camera megapixels to 50 MP only. However, the sensor size is enlarged to 1/1.56 inches.

Other specifications on the Xiaomi 12 main camera are still the same as their predecessors, except for the image pixel size. Thanks to the enlarged sensor, the pixel size also swells to 1 micrometer.

If the resolution of the main camera is reduced on the Xiaomi 12, the resolution of the selfie camera is actually increased. camera now selfie This phone has a resolution of 32 MP with an aperture of f/2.5. As for the camera selfie The Xiaomi Mi 11 has a 20 MP resolution with f/2.2 aperture.

5. Battery

xiaomi 12

The Xiaomi 12 body size is shrinking. This has an impact on the battery capacity which has decreased by 100 mAh from the Xiaomi Mi 11 (4600 mAh) to 4500 mAh. Even though the capacity has dropped, Xiaomi has even increased its fast charging support.

Sure enough, the Xiaomi 12 gets 67W fast charging support. This feature is claimed to be able to make charging the battery from empty to full only takes 39 minutes.

The 55W fast charging technology embedded in the Xiaomi Mi 11 is actually quite fast. However, charging the battery from 0 to 100 percent takes a little longer, which is 45 minutes.

6. Connectivity

xiaomi 12

The types of connectivity supported by both phones are pretty much the same. 5G mobile network, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC are supported. However, the WiFi generation that the two phones can support is slightly different.

The Xiaomi Mi 11 supports up to WiFi 6, while the Xiaomi 12 can capture WiFi 6e signals. In terms of speed and bandwidth, WiFi 6 and WiFi 6e are actually the same. However, WiFi 6e can run on the 6 GHz spectrum, not just 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz.

The ability to run on the 6 Ghz spectrum allows for a smooth 6e WiFi connection as congestion is avoided. The indicator is low latency or ping.

7. Sales Package

xiaomi mi 11

Xiaomi is one of the producers with a complete sales package. Consumers will find various accessories in the sales box for the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12.

Starting from charger and USB C cable, clear caseSIM card ejector, user manual document and warranty card, as well as a greeting card from Alvin Tse (Regional General Manager of Xiaomi Indonesia).

However, there is one more accessory that is included in the sales package for the Xiaomi Mi 11. The accessory in question is a USB C converter cable to the 3.5 mm audio jack. The converter cable is no longer in the Xiaomi 12 sales package.


Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12 are cellphones flagship different generations present in Indonesia. This generational difference makes Xiaomi 12 get a number of improvements compared to its predecessor. For example, in the kitchen runway sector, connectivity, and fast charging technology.

However, the Xiaomi 12 also underwent a dimensional change that was intended to target consumers with a preference for compact phones. This is different from the Xiaomi Mi 11 whose size is in the usual category for the majority of consumers today.

However, the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Xiaomi 12 are interesting options that have excellent capabilities in various sectors. What do you think, do you prefer Xiaomi Mi 11 or Xiaomi 12?