The premium mobiles of this year 2021 have not wanted to leave anything in the pipeline and allow us to run into terminals of an insurmountable level, finding ourselves among all the options with two models that are giving a lot to talk about such as the OPPO Find X3 Pro and the Xiaomi Mi 11 . Two smartphones that we have to choose from and we assure you that it will not be easy at all.
In its features, nothing is lacking and it will be small details that will end up making us choose one smartphone or another. This time it is much more difficult to choose than on other occasions, so we go on to know all the strengths of the high-end OPPO and Xiaomi for this year, where in addition the preferences of each one and the price will be key.
Showing off design and screen
As soon as we see these two smartphones before us, we are struck by the design they have chosen, as well as their materials. The OPPO terminal opts for a camera module that protrudes over the rest of the body as a curve and has a material focused on glass and ceramic, few can overcome its beauty. On the contrary, the Mi 11 has a more classic model of cameras but it also has premium material such as glass and metal.
Turning to the screen, these two smartphones share Amoled panel and WQHD + resolution , but nevertheless the OPPO Find X3 Pro screen is more compact with 6.7 inches, growing in the Mi 11 to 6.81 inches and being one of the range largest high on the market. They also coincide in the refresh rate with 120 Hz, with a difference when it comes to the tactile response that leaves them with 240 Hz for OPPO and 480 Hz for Xiaomi.
Among other technologies we find HDR10 +, TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certification and curved screen on both smartphones. When talking about protection, we find Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for the OPPO mobile and generation 7 for the Mi 11.
Tied for power
Coming to the interior of the two smartphones, we see that the choice has not been beat around the bush and the premium mobiles that we are comparing share a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 processor , something that in this case is also accompanied by the best memory technologies such as; LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 Storage.
The changes are only present in the configuration, where bearing in mind that neither of the two models supports MicroSD card, the most complete option is in the OPPO Find X3 Pro that brings with it 256 GB of internal memory and 12 GB of RAM. Meanwhile Xiaomi lets us choose between 8 GB of RAM along with 128 GB or 256 GB.
The cameras that do not disappoint
The evolution in the lens section by OPPO and Xiaomi has taken giant steps, improving all of the above in this generation of premium mobiles. In the main sensor the numbers should not deceive us and that is that although the OPPO Find X3 has 50 Mpx and Xiaomi has 108 Mpx the level of detail and the results are worthy of admiration in both. Both are capable of collecting the highest possible level of light and have a focal length that will make our photos unique.
Continuing with the rest of the lenses, the two terminals have a wide angle and in this case OPPO is the one who with its 50 Mpx goes above the 108 Mpx of Xiaomi. To finish winning the battle, the OPPO mobile has a telephoto lens of 5x lossless and 50x digital, something that Xiaomi cannot compete with with its 30x digital zoom. There is also a 5MP macro lens for each one, Xiaomi when I like macro and OPPO to improve sharpness and detail in all modes.
Ahead, its cameras are not wasted either, we find a front hole in the two mobiles and in this case the 32 Mpx of OPPO are the winners again before 20Mpx of the Xiaomi Mi 11. When we talk about video, both have an optical image stabilizer and they offer us these configurations:
OPPO Find X3 Pro:
- 4K at 30 / 60fps
- 1080p at 30 / 60fps
- 720p at 30fps
- Slow motion video: 480fps
Xiaomi Mi 11:
- 8K at 30fps
- 4K at 30 / 60fps
- 1080p at 30 / 60fps
- 720p at 30fps
- Slow motion recording: 480fps
Which one has the best battery?
Before opting for one model or another we have to take their batteries into account, a very important aspect in our choice and the truth is that both smartphones can boast of it. The OPPO Find X3 Pro does it with a capacity of 4,500 mAh and only with a little more we have the Mi 11 and its 4,600 mAh. The little difference makes us look at other options in the load, such as the speed where OPPO has 65W and Xiaomi 55W of speed. The two also enjoy wireless charging and reverse charging.
Connectivity is another aspect with many similarities and it is that of course 5G is in both models, as well as the most advanced positioning systems GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou and Galileo. They are Dual SIM terminals that allow us to use them at the same time, with NFC and Bluetooth 5.2 LE.
Android and the customization layer
The software on mobile phones is as important as the hardware and here we also see how Android 11 is in the two models to match them. But above both we have a customization layer such as ColorOS 11 for OPPO , which offers practically no flaws and its optimization is worthy of being with the customization options it offers. On the other hand, there is the Mi 11, which together with MIUI 12.5 has greatly improved performance, but still leaves negative points and a somewhat more outdated layer but with more options.
As for the updates in the OPPO Find X3 Pro we have 3 years of insured news and protection with security patches, while Xiaomi resists and maintains the classic 2 years of updates.
The price and the final recommendation
Once we have known everything that these premium high-end mobiles offer us in hardware and software, it is time to know their prices, which would complicate the decision. The price of the OPPO model rises to 1149 euros, which contrasts with the 749 euros of the Mi 11 in the option of 256 GB of memory for both, but with the difference of RAM.
Taking into account its price and everything seen so far, for those who money is a problem, the option of the Mi 11 will be a success, but without going further from reality if the price was not a problem buying the OPPO Find X3 Pro is a success for the cameras, design, software and updates that ensure us mobile for a long time.