Samsung has added another new smartphone in its M series following the launch of the highly promising Galaxy M31. The Samsung Galaxy M11 can be an entry-level smartphone with 5,000 mAh battery life and a punch-hole camera design retailed at Rs 10,999. Here’s what we must say about the Samsung Galaxy M11 inside our review.
Samsung Galaxy M11 Specifications
Display: 6.4-inch PLS TFT Infinity-O display, HD+ resolution (1560 × 720 pixels), 19.5:9 aspect ratio
Software: One UI 2.0, Android 10
CPU: 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC
GPU: Adreno 506
Memory: 3 GB or 4 GB RAM
Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
Main Camera: 13 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture + 5 MP 115° ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture + 2 MP depth camera with f/2.4 aperture
Selfie Camera: 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture
Others: Fingerprint sensor, Samsung Pay, Dolby Atmos
Connectivity: Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C, GPS + GLONASS
Battery: 5,000 mAh, 15W charging
Colors: Black, Metallic Blue, Violet
Price: ₹10,999 (3 GB + 32 GB), ₹12,999 (4 GB + 64 GB)
Design, Display & CONSTRUCTION
On the look front, the Samsung Galaxy M11 uses the present day punch-hole selfie camera design. The backside is constructed of matte finish polycarbonate material with curved edges. The entire design quite identical to the Galaxy M21 and Galaxy M31 is well developed.
The front side posesses display with a hole in the screen to support the 16 MP selfie camera. The trunk side offers a tri-camera setup without camera bump, the top is flat.
The Samsung Galaxy M11 equips a 6.4-inch PLS TFT Infinity-O display with an answer of HD+ i.e. 1560 × 720 pixels and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. We expected an AMOLED display here, however, Samsung chooses a TFT screen instead.
Punch Hole Selfie Camera
Black Bar – Notch
On the proper side of the telephone, you can see the energy button and volume keys whereas the left side includes a triple-slot sim tray with another microSD card slot.
The bottom includes a USB Type-C, loudspeakers, and a microphone whereas the very best has another microphone and a 3.5 mm music jack. The telephone doesn’t bundle a protective case and a 3.5 mm earphones.
Software & INTERFACE
The Samsung Galaxy M11, fortunately, includes the OneUI 2.0 with the most recent features and it’s predicated on Android 10. With Samsung’s new OneUI 2.0, the Galaxy M11 covers several features from the operating-system, the interface offers dark mode, blue light filter, smart view, focus mode, and last but not least Dolby Atmos.
While there’s nothing interesting about the hardware, the program here is very stable, you get the rate feature i.e. Dolby Atmos that ought to boost the audio tracks quality and present you an excellent multimedia experience. Other additional features like Always On Display and Edge Lighting isn’t available.
OneUI 2.0 includes bloatware, you can find bloatware on the telephone that you can remove if not necessary. Apps such as for example Netflix, Facebook, OneDrive comes pre-installed and can’t be removed, however the remaining third-party applications could be removed.
Even though inside our initial utilization of the telephone, we didn’t find any major lags, be prepared to get some if you happen to install more software and multitask onto it.
To learn more about the OneUI 2.0, make reference to our past reviews of the Samsung Galaxy smartphones.
Hardware, Performance, & Gaming
Moving to the hardware and specifications of the telephone, the Samsung Galaxy M11 equips a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa-core SoC with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage as the bottom variant and 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage as the most notable variant.
The hardware looks quite obsolete, your competition is way ahead than what the Samsung Galaxy M11 provides. The Snapdragon 450 powered phones were first observed in 2017. Samsung already used this chip in its Galaxy J series, the Samsung Galaxy J8 that was announced in-may 2018.
There’s without doubt that the Samsung Galaxy M11 is weak in terms of performance in today’s world, the phones today under Rs 10,000 use greater CPUs. Don’t expect any smooth performance from it, the Snapdragon 450 is wonderful for basic tasks.
To those that want an improved performance especially doing offers like PUBG in this range, you still have the Redmi Note 8 with Snapdragon 665, also the newly launched realme Narzo 10 with Helio G80.
Moving to the cameras on the telephone, the Samsung Galaxy M11 packs a tri-camera setup. As the competition offers up to four cameras, Samsung sticks to the triple camera setup on the Galaxy M11 and the Galaxy M21.
Specs include the key 13 MP camera for capturing photographs and videos, secondary 5 MP camera for capturing ultra-wide-angle photographs and videos, and the 3rd camera 2 MP for capturing depth photographs i.e. photographs with bokeh effect.
The entire camera config is too average, this sort of camera package we used to see on phones in 2018. Nevertheless, current smartphones already are with the capacity of cameras with 48 MP and also 64 MP sensors.
In the camera interface, you get Live Focus, Ultra-Wide-Angle for both photographs and videos, Panorama, and Pro mode. That’s it, no slow motion, 4K together with 60fps video recording.
We took some shots to observe how good may be the camera, have a look. The entire quality of the camera is average, you may get better quality photographs on oth