Realme 11 5G is the new contender for the mid-range, with Dimensity 6100+ and 108 MP camera, let’s find out together in the full review
Complete review of the latest mid-range smartphone from the Chinese company, realme 11 5G, a device that brings with it the new Mediatek Dimensity 6100+ processor, a 120 Hz display and an excellent photographic sector on paper. Let’s go find out together!
- Display: 6.7″, IPS LCD, 120Hz, 1080 x 2400 pixel, 392ppi, 680 nits massimi
- SoC: Mediatek Dimensity 6100+ 6nm
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- RAM: 8 GB (virtually expandable by another 8 GB)
- Internal memory: 256GB
- Rear cameras: 108 MP, (wide), PDAF 2 MP, (depth)
- Front camera: 16 MP
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Dual SIM, Dual Standby 5G Network
- Drums: 5,000 mAh with support for 67W wired fast charging
- Dimensions: 165.7 x 76 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 190 g
- Other: biometric reader (on the side), accelerometer, proximity, compass
- Operating system: Android 13 with Realme UI 4.0 and ColorOS 13
Packaging, build quality and materials | realme 11 5G review
Let’s start from the packaging, the ‘yellow monolith’ is once again rich and equipped, in fact we will find inside the powerful 67W power supply with relative USB-C cable and an always appreciated one transparent cover made of silicone. The smartphone, like its older brother, is equipped with simple and minimal lines, on the back we find a showy and elegant porthole used for the photographic compartment, this time slightly moved to the left. Realme 11 5G is made entirely in polycarbonatean intelligent choice to lower costs but which at the same time makes the smartphone lighter and more resistant (therefore the IP68 certification against water and dust is absent).
On the sides of the device we will then find the volume rocker, the power button, the input USB Type-C (2.0 type), the SIM tray and the lower mono audio speaker. As mentioned, on the back we find a large camera module with only two sensors inside (one of which is really important) and an LED flash. Finally, on the front, a panel with discreetly optimized 6.72″ frames with a punch-hole style camera, small and certainly not invasive.
Hardware, connectivity and display | realme 11 5G review
On the hardware front, realme 11 5G brings with it the brand new Mediatek Dimensity 6100+ (at 6nm) combined with 8 GB of RAM (virtually expandable by another 8 GB) and 256 GB of storage memory. This results in performances of good levelwithout any type of overheating, which can however slow down in case of more demanding taskssuch as quick multitasking or more elaborate video editing.
The front panel is also good, with a generous diagonal 6,72” and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. The technology changes compared to the Pro model, here we find a display IPS LCD with rather bright colors and a satisfactory, albeit not perfect, pixel uniformity (especially at the corners). The peak brightness stands at the same level, which can reach a maximum of 680 nits outdoors, still sufficient for viewing under sunlight. The connectivity is very good, with Bluetooth 5.2 and a good data and GPS signal. Finally, the audio sector is also discreet, with one lower mono speaker with good volume and quality, especially in relation to the price range.
Cameras | realme 11 5G review
Realme has equipped this realme 11 5G with two sensors, a good one 108 MP main and a 2 MP Macro, rather useless in practice, especially for the resolution. The videos go up to 1080p. Among the various features we then find slow-motion, panorama, time-lapse, pro, 108 MP, portrait, night and street (for the so-called street photography).
The camera 108 MP main It offers good quality shots, especially outdoors. Naturally the quality tends to drop in the darkest hours or in dimly lit interiors, where however the realme 11 5G makes a patch with the excellent night mode, which uses a well-established software algorithm. The advertised 3x in-sensor zoom is also of a good standard, which uses the high resolution of the sensor to bring the subject closer without losing quality (you can judge the result for yourself in the gallery below). Present, as on its older brother, is the street photography mode, which also offers a wide range of filters and adjustments.
Software and autonomy | realme 11 5G review
The software on board is the Realme UI 4.0 based on ColorOS 13 based on Android 13. Once again, the platform is stable and well maintained, with pleasant animations in every aspect of the interface (which we consider among the best currently around). There are widgets and enlarged folders, convenient for daily use.
On the other hand, the topic of autonomy is astonishing, with often two full days of heavy use or more for light use, thanks to the large module 5000 mAh with fast charging a 67W wired (very fast). Small negative note for bloatware, which we also find here and which range from apps of dubious usefulness to uninteresting games.
Conclusions and price
Realme 11 5G reconfirms the excellent balance of realme devices, with a complete device capable of satisfying almost all users. List price starts from 299,99€ (with an introductory offer of 279,99€) for the only version from 8/256GB in the Glory Black and Glory Gold colors at Mediaworld, Unieuro, Euronics, Expert, Trony and Tim.
Therefore, considering the excellent user experience guaranteed by the device, we can only recommend the purchase of this smartphone if what you are looking for is an excellent quality-price ratio. Before saying goodbye, we invite you to follow the mobile section of techgameworld.com for further news and video reviews. See you soon!
Points in favor
- Autonomy and charging
- Only average performance
- Macro camera