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catalindobre

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I was very enthusiastic buying the Xiaomi Mi11 at the begining, but I've faced cruel reality.

Besides bad battery and poor thermals, the design is also a big flaw.

After 2 days using it, sorry baby-sitting it, before getting appropriate accesories I've used it in the supplied case, all fine excepting the issues above.
My big wonder was when I've found it sitting on my desk with a cracked back panel without hitting it or dropping it.

Now how do I demonstrate to the retailer or Xiaomi that I didn't cause this damage, and it is only a cheap design and materials that brought this ?
 

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qvert

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Glass is glass and glass will break

Sorry for your device
Mine is perfectly fine since 14th of March or so and I treat it like a usage item not like something special
 

Mrboombastixx

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    Been using Mi 11 for almost 5 month, no complaints here with the aesthetic of the phone still looking good for me. Hope your device gets the warranty that it deserve.
     
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    Disyraq

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    Sorry to hear that. My Mi 11 has been going great now especially after i flashed xiaomi.eu, good battery life and a smooth software experience. Just a breath of fresh air from one ui in my opinion. Also i recommend picking up the spigen rugged armor for the Mi 11, mine doesnt leave my house without that case.
     

    Furma

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    don't avoid the mi 11
    I have no such issues as thread starter with my Mi 11 (that I have been using for 2 months)

    there isnt a smartphone with top of the line SOC Like Mi 11s (snapdragon 888) that can last more than a day od heavy use - complaining about battery is pointless with flagships - they all struggle to get more than a day of use (especially with 120Hz enabled)

    I have been using my Mi 11 without any case or protection whatsoever since I bought it and I have zero scratches or dents - this phone uses latest gorilla glass victus on the front and gorilla glass 6 on the back - same as every other 2021 flagship
    there are no compromises made when it comes to build quality of this phone

    the only thing I can agree with are poor thermals but only when playing most demanding games on highest graphics - phone does get uncomfortably hot (but I have to check if this has been fixed in MIUI 12.5)


    you were unlucky and got a defective unit - advising people to stay away from this phone because you were unlucky is laughable
    this could have happened with any other brand of phone you bought

    do you **** on Samsung because bunch of note7 burst into flames?


    and no, I am not a fanboy
    android phones I have owned so far: HTC Desire, HTC One X, Sony Z1, LG G4, Samsung Note8
     

    catalindobre

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    I bet that if you were me you wouldn't praise it this way, and yes for its price it is disappointing (same price as S21 plus, more expensive than P40 pro).
    Believe me that you are not proving anything saying that you wear it without a case, only irresponsibility because changing its backpanel it is a headache.
    Other possible buyers should be aware what they might deal with, they should know these issues.
    Please google on the internet how much support did other buyers get from Xiaomi in such cases, before throwing dirt on my post.

    P.S. if I would have read before about a similar situation this would have stopped me buying it.
     

    Wahoux

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    Lmao, Xiaomi did the worst 888 smartphones with the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Ultra in terms of battery consumption. Even the Ultra has worse battery life than OP9 Pro and Oppo Find X3 Pro that have 10% less battery capacity.
    More than 1 day with beavy usage? Even with light use, i struggle to get 24h with no more than 3h of SOT. Average, it last me 18h with 5h of SOT with light use, 60hz FHD+
     
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    @catalindobre Then dont be in this forum, sell your phone and bye..

    Pff dont be such a kid about it. Why would you start a thread to bash the phone of which this place is for? Or you just want attention? It is either way cringe and sad.

    It is a fine phone, of all the thousands of phones, you found a cracked one. But ALL phones are bad now. Makes sense..
     

    catalindobre

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    I think you miss the point of a free forum, sharing info and experiences about this damn phone, equally good or bad.
    Should I just hide it in the sand just that you feel proud about your device?
    Mate if you don't like my thread and don't have any relevant thoughts about it, move on !?
    Don't give people advices that they didn't ask for, especially what to do with their money!
     
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    bananainpijama

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    In my opinion is not a phone to avoid. I recommended the phone for others.
    I didn't have any overheating problems until now and the battery it's ok for me. In heavy usage i got 6-7 SOT in 14 hours or in light usage i have 5 hours of SOT in 24 hours.
    I also dropped the phone twice in this 2 months that i have the phone and nothing happened.
    As i mentioned on other topic, i like the phone more than the previous two phones ( Note9 and note10) and the battery life it's better than this phones. And when i buy that phones they where more expensive than Mi11 at that time. So...
     

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    Mrboombastixx

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    In my opinion is not a phone to avoid. I recommended the phone for others.
    I didn't have any overheating problems until now and the battery it's ok for me. In heavy usage i got 6-7 SOT in 14 hours or in light usage i have 5 hours of SOT in 24 hours.
    I also dropped the phone twice in this 2 months that i have the phone and nothing happened.
    As i mentioned on other topic, i like the phone more than the previous two phones ( Note9 and note10) and the battery life it's better than this phones. And when i buy that phones they where more expensive than Mi11 at that time. So...
    Battery is a subjective matter, not everyone will get the same result. It will all comes down on your usage and settings that you used. For me, battery is just OK but not great.
     
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    Actually, you are the one who gives advice to people what to do with their money. Not me, i just state that your thread is a waste of space in my opinion. Mods think otherwise, thats cool. And pls friend, be kind to another person.. 😉
     
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    xphyle1971

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    Lmao, Xiaomi did the worst 888 smartphones with the Mi 11 and Mi 11 Ultra in terms of battery consumption. Even the Ultra has worse battery life than OP9 Pro and Oppo Find X3 Pro that have 10% less battery capacity.
    More than 1 day with beavy usage? Even with light use, i struggle to get 24h with no more than 3h of SOT. Average, it last me 18h with 5h of SOT with light use, 60hz FHD+
    HAHAHAHAHAH! What a joke. I've been using mine for a month at 120hz and FHD+ and ALWAYS get at least 6 hours of SOT per day. With heavy usage and NO battery saving. Tho, I do have 5G disabled. Sounds like you need to do a factory reset. Or stop playing so many games.
     

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      In my opinion is not a phone to avoid. I recommended the phone for others.
      I didn't have any overheating problems until now and the battery it's ok for me. In heavy usage i got 6-7 SOT in 14 hours or in light usage i have 5 hours of SOT in 24 hours.
      I also dropped the phone twice in this 2 months that i have the phone and nothing happened.
      As i mentioned on other topic, i like the phone more than the previous two phones ( Note9 and note10) and the battery life it's better than this phones. And when i buy that phones they where more expensive than Mi11 at that time. So...
      Battery is a subjective matter, not everyone will get the same result. It will all comes down on your usage and settings that you used. For me, battery is just OK but not great.
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      Let us know if u managed to do it, some people have been having problem with flashing eu on VF mi 11
      I'm on xiaomi.eu 12.0.7.0 now, and it's amazing. batterly life, performance, features, everything is as expected.
      I simply unlocked my bootloader using mi unlock and then downloaded the rom(which is not a .zip archive to be flashed via twrp, but a .zip which needs to be extracted). Put my Mi11 in flashboot mode, and ran the windows .bat file for wipe data as moving from stock to custom. let it flash for about 10 minutes and waited another 5 for the rom to boot up.
      I just love the framework of MIUI 12.5 + amazing brightness + 1 billion colors +120 hz + QWHD+ gorilla glass victus + curved screen!
      It's the most premium screen experience you could ever have(until under display front cameras, of course).
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      Whenever you see specs for high end phones, you will always see 120hz and WQHD+...but not all phones can do both at the same time, with the most amazing amoled panel haptic feedback, 1500 nits and SD888. How could a 4600 mAh phone last 2 days with these specs? I have my Mi 11 with that rubbish Germany EEA VF (vodafone) rom and it's pretty bad, but tomorrow my time will come to unlock my bootloader and apply the latest xiaomi.eu rom.
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      don't avoid the mi 11
      I have no such issues as thread starter with my Mi 11 (that I have been using for 2 months)

      there isnt a smartphone with top of the line SOC Like Mi 11s (snapdragon 888) that can last more than a day od heavy use - complaining about battery is pointless with flagships - they all struggle to get more than a day of use (especially with 120Hz enabled)

      I have been using my Mi 11 without any case or protection whatsoever since I bought it and I have zero scratches or dents - this phone uses latest gorilla glass victus on the front and gorilla glass 6 on the back - same as every other 2021 flagship
      there are no compromises made when it comes to build quality of this phone

      the only thing I can agree with are poor thermals but only when playing most demanding games on highest graphics - phone does get uncomfortably hot (but I have to check if this has been fixed in MIUI 12.5)


      you were unlucky and got a defective unit - advising people to stay away from this phone because you were unlucky is laughable
      this could have happened with any other brand of phone you bought

      do you **** on Samsung because bunch of note7 burst into flames?


      and no, I am not a fanboy
      android phones I have owned so far: HTC Desire, HTC One X, Sony Z1, LG G4, Samsung Note8
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      OP means he doesnt remember or recall what impacted the edge of his device. That 100% is impact damage.
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      If you don't agree with their opinion, you can say so in the thread, but politely. That disagreement of opinion should not violate any of the Forum Rules, especially the ones related to language, behaviour, rudeness, personal attacks, etc. or appropriate action will be taken.

      Please, be kind to each other. Always. :)

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      Been using Mi 11 for almost 5 month, no complaints here with the aesthetic of the phone still looking good for me. Hope your device gets the warranty that it deserve.
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