Xiaomi Mi 11 offers good firmness in ‘torture test’


The Xiaomi Mi 11 has only just been presented, but the well-known YouTuber JerryRigEverything already has the device in his hands. He tested the sturdiness of the device with a Stanley knife, fire and raw power.

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Xiaomi Mi 11 sturdiness: comprehensive test

The Xiaomi Mi 11 can only be ordered from the end of February. Our review copy is on its way, so hold on Android Planet In the near future for our extensive experience of the new flagship. YouTuber JerryRigEverything is known for his extensive ‘torture tests’ of new devices, testing their sturdiness and this time it is the Mi 11’s turn.

As always, he starts testing the screen’s scratch resistance. The Moh scale is used for this, which causes scratches on many devices at level 6. This is also the case with this Xiaomi device, which is quite normal for a smartphone.

The device has a protective layer of Gorilla Glass Victus, so a coin or key ring will not cause permanent damage. You must be careful with, for example, a grain of sand, which is harder than this type of glass and can therefore cause an ugly scratch.

The device also has a metal frame and the paint can be scraped off with a Stanley knife. This also applies to the various metal buttons. There is no room for a micro-sd memory card, but you can store two SIM cards in the Mi 11. The back also contains a glass layer and some scratching with a Stanley knife leaves no scratches behind. The large camera module also has hardened glass, which means no damage there either.

There is an optical fingerprint scanner that is incorporated under the display. Jerry scratches the glass above it a little extra, because he wants to know if the performance remains the same. He believes that these are slightly less, because the glass surface is somewhat damaged. Then it’s time for the ‘lighter test’, where he keeps a flame on the amoled screen. After about 20 seconds, damage occurs that does not completely disappear.

Xiaomi Mi 11

Finally, it is time for the ‘bend test’, where he simply uses brute force to see how the device holds up. First it pushes from the rear, where some creaking can be heard, but visible damage does not occur. Even when it applies force the other way around, the device stands its ground.

For now we have to wait for the full one teardown, where we can see, among other things, the large coil, so that the device can be charged wirelessly with no less than 50 watts.

More about the Xiaomi Mi 11

The Mi 11 has (in the Netherlands) the Snapdragon 888 chip, 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage. There are three cameras on the back, including the 108 megapixel primary camera. A wide-angle lens and macro camera are also on board; nice for landscapes and respectively close-ups. The device runs on Android 11 and the renewed MIUI 12.5 shell and costs 849 euros here.

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