Redmi has launched its new Prime 11 series in India. The company launched a 4G variant alongside the Redmi 11 Prime 5G in India. Both new Redmi smartphones have been priced under Rs 15,000. The 11 Prime 4G focuses on offering value-for-money performance, whereas the 11 Prime 5G aims at offering a 5G experience at an affordable price.
The Redmi smartphones feature MediaTek processors under the hood. They also share the same display and come with a beefy battery pack. The 4G variant gets an additional camera sensor on the back as well. Which one of the two Prime phones should you buy? Here is a quick comparison between the Redmi 11 Prime 5G and the 11 Prime 4G to help you decide.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Redmi 11 Prime 4G: Price in India
The Redmi 11 Prime 5G is the more expensive smartphone of the two. It comes with a starting price of Rs 13,999 for the base 4GB RAM option. This variant has 64GB of internal storage. The 6GB RAM option, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 15,999.
Xiaomi has also launched the 4G variant with the same storage options. The 4GB + 64GB variant is priced at Rs 12,999, whereas the 6GB + 128GB storage option is priced at Rs 14,999.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Redmi 11 Prime 4G: Design
Both Redmi smartphones feature the company’s EVOL design language. They feature a polycarbonate back and weigh about 200 grams. The 11 Prime 5G has a flat frame design, whereas the 4G variant has a curved frame.
Both phones sport a water-drop notch at the top of the display. The rear panel houses a rectangular camera module for the optical sensors. The 11 Prime 5G has a dual-camera setup, whereas the 11 Prime 4G gets a triple-camera setup.
The devices feature a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and come with a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is also a USB Type-C port and an IR blaster.
The 11 Prime 4G comes in Playful Green, Flashy Black and Peppy Purple, whereas the 5G variant can be bought in Meadow Green, Chrome Silver and Thunder Black.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Redmi 11 Prime 4G: Display
The two Redmi smartphones feature a 6.58-inch IPS LCD with a Full HD+ resolution. The display has support for a 90Hz refresh rate. It also comes with a water-drop notch on top for the front camera. Xiaomi has added a layer of Corning Glass 3 on top of the display to protect it against scratches and accidental drops.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Redmi 11 Prime 4G: Performance
The 11 Prime 5G features a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, which is based on a 7nm process. The 11 Prime 4G gets the new MediaTek Helio G99 SoC.
Both phones feature up to 6GB of LPDDR4x RAM along with 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage. Storage can be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card slot. They run Android 12-based MIUI 13 out of the box.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Redmi 11 Prime 4G: Cameras
The 11 Prime 5G gets a dual-camera setup on the back. It has a 50MP main camera with an f/1.8 aperture along with a 2MP depth sensor. For selfies, the phone has an 8MP front camera.
The 11 Prime 4G, on the other hand, has a triple-camera setup. It has a 50MP main camera, a 2MP macro camera and a 2MP depth sensor. The phone has the same 8MP front camera.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Redmi 11 Prime 4G: Battery
Both phones pack a 5000 mAh battery under the hood. The devices also support 18W fast charging out of the box. Redmi has packed a 22.5W fast charger in the box. The retail box also includes a USB Type-C charging cable.
Redmi 11 Prime 5G vs Redmi 11 Prime 4G: Verdict
Both phones offer, more or less, the same hardware, except for the performance unit and the additional camera on the 4G variant. The 11 Prime 5G is an obvious choice for those who want an affordable 5G experience.
However, the 4G variant offers better value with the hardware on offer. The phone is priced Rs 1,000 cheaper than the 5G variant. Redmi 11 Prime 4G has a starting price of Rs 12,999. Therefore, if you think you are okay without 5G network support, consider picking the 11 Prime 4G. Those who opt for the 5G variant need to know that the phone offers seven 5G bands, which are claimed to cover up to 22 telecom circles across India.