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Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra 5g 12GB 256GB Global Version - $1459 + Delivery @ Best Mobile Phone


Great phone all round, rated by GSMArena in their best flagship phones to consider (well, for this month at least!)

Includes a 2nd screen on the back next to the cameras
Read more here: https://www.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_11_ultra-review-2259p4.ph...

Specs (and the endless debate on who really needs vs wants all this?) are here (no mention on the 2nd screen…)
(or below in full)

No charger is included in this price, as added options are for either the original 67W ($49) or 55W ($29) - CN plugs

Dealbreakers could be the lack of:
* expandable memory (there is a 512Gb version though, but unsure if a global version for this is available)
* 3.5mm headphone, jack for those that want everything just so (and at this price, I could understand that)
* heavier than most at ~230g

Full Specs:
NETWORK Technology
2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO
4G bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 42, 66 - International
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 18, 19, 20, 26, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42 - China
5G bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA - International
1, 3, 28, 41, 77, 78, 79 SA/NSA - China
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

LAUNCH Announced 2021, March 29
Status Available. Released 2021, April 02

BODY Dimensions 164.3 x 74.6 x 8.4 mm (6.47 x 2.94 x 0.33 in)
Weight 234 g (8.25 oz)
Build Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), ceramic back, aluminum frame

SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)

DISPLAY Type AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 900 nits (HBM), 1700 nits (peak)
Size 6.81 inches, 112.0 cm2 (~91.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1440 x 3200 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~515 ppi density)
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass Victus

PLATFORM OS Android 11, MIUI 12.5
Chipset Qualcomm SM8350 Snapdragon 888 5G (5 nm)

CPU Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 680 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 680 & 4x1.80 GHz Kryo 680)
GPU Adreno 660

MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
UFS 3.1

MAIN CAMERA Triple 50 MP, f/2.0, 24mm (wide), 1/1.12", 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
48 MP, f/4.1, 120mm (periscope telephoto), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 5x optical zoom
48 MP, f/2.2, 12mm, 128˚ (ultrawide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
Features Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama, 1.1” AMOLED selfie display
Video [email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240/960/1920fps, gyro-EIS, HDR10+ rec.

SELFIE CAMERA Single 20 MP, f/2.2, 27mm (wide), 1/3.4", 0.8µm
Features HDR, panorama
Video [email protected]/60fps, [email protected], gyro-EIS

SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No
24-bit/192kHz audio
Tuned by Harman Kardon

COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPS Yes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC, BDS (tri-band)
Infrared port Yes
Radio No

USB USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum

BATTERY Type Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 67W, 100% in 36 min (advertised)
Fast wireless charging 67W, 100% in 39 min (advertised)
Reverse wireless charging 10W
Quick Charge 4+
Power Delivery 3.0

MISC Colors Ceramic White (Cosmic White), Ceramic Black (Cosmic Black)
Models M2102K1G

TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 688720 (v8)
GeekBench: 3191 (v5.1)
GFXBench: 69fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)
Display Contrast ratio: Infinite (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -24.3 LUFS (Very good)
Battery life
Endurance rating 95h

NOTE: 512Gb version is $1529 (24% off RRP)

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closed Comments

  • +7 votes

    cant afford

  • +6 votes

    I'd rather get the Galaxy fold 2 via it's education portal.

  • +1 vote

    Don't feel price is good compare S21 promotion at all


    Can anyone who uses it comment on the daily use scenario.

  • +2 votes

    I'm sure this is an excellent phone, but comparing to other phones and in particular Xiaomi POCO phones which come with essentially the same UI, does this warrant the price? Not to me.

    • +7 votes

      So the iphone 7 has the same ui as the 12, by your logic it's not worth it?


        Without the hyperbole of the generational gap you just gave, yes i don't think its worth it. What makes this over three times more expensive than the POCO variants which have been released over the passed year and a half? The F2 Pro was like $550AU with a SD865, and others have similar screen refresh specs etc for less $ and all from the same manufacture. From one generation ago Xiaomi has jacked the price significantly in comparison to their own products.


          Why go back to F2 Pro when you can get F3 with 5G and SD870 for around $500.
          However the phone offered here is a flagship, as such had better camera, better performance, and other little things the F3 doesn't have.
          Is it worth 3x? That's for the buyer to decide.

          • +2 votes

            @OpayuOnam: And to elaborate further, for me personally I see the value of flagship phones and what they have to offer. However after having a couple of flagships I am now back to normal phones.
            I had a Mate 10 and then upgraded to Mate 20 RS, magnificent pieces of tech and industrial design. Hands down the best camera I've ever owned and still miss it. Everything from the smoothness of the software to the build and quality of the phone screams premium.
            Mate 10 failed due to a faulty charge port after 2.5 years, $150 for no guarantee repair so didn't do it. Mate 20 RS screen broke after I stupidly dropped a heavy glassware on it, $400 for screen replacement which also includes the battery, am still contemplating.
            Then I decided that I don't want to spend too much on phones which can break, lost or get stolen (albeit less chance when you're locked down). So got my self a POCO X3 Pro after looking at various options. Performance side it's almost neck and neck with Mate 20 RS (even though that thing was from 2018) both have 256gb storage and 8gb ram, CPU wise for day to day use they are the same. GPU POCO X3 Pro wins as KIRIN has never had good GPUs.
            I do enjoy the 120hz screen but miss the deep blacks of AMOLED (don't miss the burn-in fear lol), main thing that bothers me though is the lower resolution in the POCO and yes even on a tiny screen I can tell them apart.
            Camera, simply no comparison between the 2. Mate 20 RS is so far ahead not even considering the zoom and macro and night shots. Just normal daylight photography. The lack of OIS in poco is really evident with night shots.
            Now the little stuff, MIUI is much more buggy than EMUI. Specially when it comes to notifications and permissions. I recently discovered certain permissions are busy default denied such as popup which was causing many of my widgets to break.
            What I really miss though is the USB-C 3.1 on the Mate 20 RS which allowed me to hook the phone to a dock and use it as a portable PC.
            I get similar battery life even though POCO should last longer due to having 25% bigger battery (that just shows how efficient the Huawei processor and hardware was).
            The POCO is much bulkier and heavier than the mate 20 RS specially with case installed (which I would need as the phone has plastic frame).

            But as I said earlier, I'm still happy with the purchase and feel that the trade off between cost and performance at least for me is worth it.
            Mate 10 $500 2.5 years
            Mate 20 RS $600 1 years
            POCO X3 Pro $360 2 months (so far)

  • +14 votes

    Too much $$$ for xiaomi phone

    • +4 votes

      wait 8 months 50% off

    • +2 votes

      Yep…Bought my mi9 2 years ago for 400usd, the initial release start price was heaps lower (1000aud?) than this price. I think Xiaomi lost the plot a bit

      • +3 votes

        I don't disagree with you, but people said the same when Apple and Samsung started charging over $1000 USD.

        This is the profit maximising strategy, it it better to pay for coverage with all the tech reviewers and put a premium price on it. The lost sales from people complaining it's overpriced will not outweigh the profits from those that will pay.

        These prices are here to stay

  • +2 votes



      software in not polished & preinstalled lots of crape wares.


      Isn't flashed global rom already a global version?

  • +1 vote

    game over for Android when they think the price should be premium

  • +6 votes

    It's expensive because Xiaomi is confident that this phone is on-par or even superior to Samsung's current flagship (Galaxy S21 Ultra). RRP for both devices is around the same at $1500 AUD

    The only problem is, Ozbargainers are savvy enough to have access to the S21 Ultra for 30% less than RRP and if you traded in a phone 3 months back you'd also have gotten the S21 Ultra for around 50% less than RRP… I only paid around $650 for my S21 Ultra after taking advantage of a $305 trade in credit + $200 + $50 voucher + $500 bonus trade in credit.


      don't forget OS as well. Samsung is much better than xiaomi/redmi/poco in terms of software.

      • +3 votes

        No longer. Xiaomi is doing a lot, and has good features, on par with Samsung, if not less. But in terms of how long you will receive software update, Samsung is ahead with 3 years of OS and 4 years of security updates compared to 2 years Android and 3 years of MIUI from Xiaomi. They might have increased it to 3&3 but I haven't heard anything.

  • +1 vote

    This is too expensive for a brand that chucked out inexpensive and affordable phones (and very good phones at that).

    Far better alternatives at this price point, and I do suggest waiting until September/October for the prices to go down.

  • -2 votes

    Buyers of this phone also claim any iphone as overpriced chinese junk! 😂


    No VoLTE or VoWiFi on Telstra/Boost out of the box. If you have the time you may be able to hack it


    Currently using the mi 10 ultra which is pretty solid. Just a shame that the Mi 11 ultra doesn't support 120watt charging. The Mi 10 ultra can charge from 0-100% in under 25 min. But if this phone is anything to go by, I'm sure the mi 11 ultra will be pretty decent for that price point.

  • +2 votes

    Xiaomi do make great products but they can't exactly charge Samsung or iPhone prices.


    Hardware wise good but not software wise. At this price point need best phone hardware & software fronts.
    Loads of craps preinstalled and want to access all your information. If you dont allow access still asks for permissions.
    been used xiaomi, redmi & poco as well.


    Am I the only one who genuinely thinks that the price seems reasonable given the competition?


      It’s great competition so that Samsung would discount a lot more and often for the good of ozbargainers

  • +3 votes

    oh not a 1.4k phone without a proper warranty

  • -1 vote

    I don't even need my usual CCP brand bashing to neg this deal…..

    Seriously, who pay over more than $500 for a phone manufacturer who doesn't have proper warranty services let alone $1459 and when I say proper warranty services I mean the Samsung and Apple style retail store front where i can drop my phone off and have it fixed the next day.


    I wonder why JB HiFi no longer sells Xiaomi phones.