Xiaomi 11T Pro Unboxing, Hands-on Philippines: Undercutting The Competition

by John Nieves  October 23, 2021

Initial Impressions: The Xiaomi 11T Pro is the very best phone the brand can offer in the Philippines, loaded with all the features you could ever want in a flagship offered at a price that’s hard to ignore.


  • Flagship processor
  • Excellent design
  • Good cameras
  • Insane fast charging speeds


  • No OIS in camera
  • No IP68 certification

Xiaomi 11T Pro Unboxing Philippines Specs

  • Snapdragon 888 processor
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 6.67-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate
  • 108-megapixel f/1.75 main camera with PDAF, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 5-megapixel telemacro camera with AF
  • 16-megapixel f/2.2 selfie camera
  • 4G, 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, side-mounted fingerprint scanner
  • Harman Kardon-tuned Stereo Speakers
  • 5000mAh battery
  • 120w wired charging
  • Android 11, MIUI 12.5

The Xiaomi 11T Pro is a great flagship for the Philippines, thanks to a great set of specs and features. While it’s a bit more expensive than what fans are used to, the Xiaomi 11T Pro is a fantastic choice for flagship hunters in the Philippines that don’t want to spend a lot to get a lot.

Packaging and contents

The Xiaomi 11T Pro ships in an unassuming white box, and while the brand has stripped the Mi name from the phone, it’s still present in the packaging, albeit tucked away on the upper left side of the packaging.

Inside the box, you’ll find the usual goodies: the phone, documentation, USB Type-C cable, silicone case, and a big, beefy 120W fast charger.


The Xiaomi 11T Pro exhibits the same, premium finish and build quality that the brand’s top-tier phones are known for, though this time around the brand has gone with a glass back that’s been treated to look like brushed aluminum, at least for the Meteorite Gray color option we have.

The chassis has rounded corners and a curved back which makes it easier to handle, along with a rather large camera module. The frame is made of aluminum, and overall the phone feels incredibly well built, which isn’t surprising considering it’s Xiaomi’s flagship offering.

The only thing we don’t like with the phone is its penchant for picking up fingerprints, which it does so at every opportunity. Smudges and prints appear almost instantly when you pick the phone up, which will force you to use the supplied silicone case to keep the back of the phone pristine.

Probably the only thing we don’t like with the phone is the lack of proper IP resistance. Sure it’s IP53-rated, which means it’ll survive occasional splashes or two, but if you make the mistake of dunking the phone in water it’s unlikely to escape unscathed.

Display and sound

The phone is rather large, thanks to the 6.67-inch, 1080 x 2400 resolution AMOLED display, protected by Corning’s top-of-the-line Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.

The display has everything you’d ask for from a feature-packed phone: 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision capability, HDR10+, and a peak brightness of 1000 nits.

It’s one of the best displays we’ve seen on a Xiaomi phone to date, and you really can’t ask for more.

As far as audio goes, the phone has stereo sound – there’s a speaker grille on the bottom and the top of the device, and Xiaomi proudly declares their partnership with Harman/Kardon on the top of the phone.

The Harman/Kardon partnership plus stereo audio make the Xiaomi 11T Pro one of the best sounding phones we’ve used to date and more than makes up for the phone’s lack of a 3.5mm jack.


The phone’s cameras look impressive, on paper. There’s a 108-megapixel main camera that has an f/1.8 aperture lens and PDAF. There’s an 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide shooter, as well as a 5-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto/macro lens.

The camera samples look good though we’re a little concerned about the telephoto lens since it doesn’t have OIS. Still, early shots look promising – we’ll have to see how the phone stands up in the camera department in our full review.

Performance, battery

The Xiaomi 11T Pro is armed with Qualcomm’s top-of-the-line flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 888 processor. Two variants of the Xiaomi 11T Pro will be offered in the Philippines: an 8GB/256GB variant and a 12GB/256GB variant. Both variants do not have expandable storage.

The Xiaomi 11T Pro feels incredibly fast and fluid thanks to that flagship chipset, and is easily capable of handling whatever game or application you want to run on it.

Along with the Snapdragon 888, the Xiaomi 11T Pro comes with Android 11 with MIUI 12.5 out of the box. Xiaomi has committed to around three major Android updates and four years of security patches as well, which should give the Xiaomi 11T Pro longevity for anyone that picks it up.

The phone ships with a rather large 5000mAh battery, and that’s backed up by astoundingly fast 120W fast charging capabilities.

Wrap-up and early verdict

The Xiaomi 11T Pro is the complete flagship package for anyone looking for a top-end performer that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg in the Philippines. Priced at under Php 30K for both variants, it’s an incredible value – which has been the hallmark of Xiaomi phones in the Philippines.

Xiaomi 11T Pro Price Philippines

The Xiaomi 11T Pro has a price of Php 27,990 in the Philippines for the 8GB/256GB version, while the 12GB/256GB variant is priced at Php 29,990. Every purchase has a 2-year warranty and a 1-time free screen repair.

Pre-orders start on October 23-29, with pre-order customers in the Xiaomi Store getting a free Mi Robot Vacuum as well as a Xiaomi Eco Bag valued at Php 10,000. Pre-orders via through Shopee meanwhile will net you a Mi Watch and a Wireless Earphone 2 Basic worth Php 6,780.


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