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 iPhone SE (2022) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

iPhone SE (2022) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

iPhone SE (2022) and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G must be considered if you have $400/£400 to spare and are looking for a mid-range smartphone.

So, which of these two is a better investment? This is a hard comparison, given that the two phones look and behave very differently from one another.

Both phones have their advantages and disadvantages, but for the vast majority of consumers, the iPhone is the clear winner. Take a closer look at this.

iPhone SE

Prices and availability of the iPhone SE (2022) versus the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

At $429 / £419 / AU$719, the iPhone SE (2022)’s 64GB variant is the most expensive option available. It costs $479 for the 128GB model, and $579 for the 256GB variant (with tax and shipping included). On March 18, 2022, it went on sale in retail stores.

A number of Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G options are on offer, however not all of them are equally accessible. However, even though the cheapest model, with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, is not yet available in the United States, it has a price of $329 listed on the website. With 6GB RAM and 128GB of storage, the most popular variant costs $349/£319 on Amazon. There’s also a 128GB/8GB variant for $379, however it’s not on sale in many regions.

When it comes to price, the Redmi Note 11 Pro is clearly the more affordable of the two, but its availability isn’t quite as smooth as the iPhone’s (2022).

iPhone SE (2022) vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G: design

The iPhone SE (2022) looks and feels much like the 5-year-old iPhone 8, which is positively ancient in smartphone years.

Your 4.7-inch screen will be dwarfed by the phone’s large bezels, chin, and a physical Home button (albeit it won’t do anything when you press it). In terms of size and weight, it’s one of the slimmest smartphones on the market.

Let’s not pretend that this phone is any better than any other on the market, because it isn’t. As a result, we’d want to see a more modern design language introduced into the product line.

This is in contrast to the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, which has a much sleeker design while simultaneously appearing more anonymous. If you’re looking for an Android phone with a glass back, you’ll be pleased with this one, but you’ll be disappointed with the plastic frame.

When it comes to fingerprint sensors

The iPhone has one embedded in the Home button, whilst the Redmi has one embedded in the power button on the right side of the phone. Although it’s quick, no one can touch Apple when it comes to this.

Stereo speakers are included on both phones, which is a welcome feature at this pricing point.

iPhone SE

Finally, the iPhone SE has an IP67 rating, whereas the Redmi Note 11 has an IP53 rating. Showers and dusty pockets are no match for the SE.

This means that while the Redmi is more opulent and stylish, the iPhone is more solidly built and features better materials.

Samsung Galaxy S9 versus Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G display comparison

The iPhone SE (2022) display was never going to be large because of its compact chassis and large bezels. It’s incredibly small, though, at just 4.7 inches wide.

In addition, it only has an IPS LCD display, thus it lacks the OLED rival’s eye-popping colour and contrast. Furthermore, it isn’t particularly sharp or bright at all, at a maximum brightness of 625 nits, and its maximum refresh rate is a meagre 60Hz.

This round’s winner is the Redmi Note 11 5G. With a screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 (FHD+), the phone has a maximum 120Hz refresh rate. 700 nits in normal settings, and 1200 nits at its brightest.

It’s bigger and better than ever before in every way. It’s simply superior to Apple’s stale display, even when it was at its peak.

Comparing the cameras of the iPhone SE (2022) to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro (5G),

It’s easy to conclude, based on the numbers alone, that the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G offers the best camera around.

The main wide sensor on Xiaomi’s cheap phone is 108MP, compared to the iPhone’s 12MP, making it three times more powerful than the iPhone’s single camera.

Nevertheless, the iPhone SE (2022) is a long way ahead in terms of image quality and reliability. With the A15 Bionic chip and Apple’s unrivalled picture processing skills, the iPhone SE produces images that our reviewer found to be “pleasing to the eye, color-accurate, and often gorgeous”.

Specifications and performance comparison: iPhone SE (2022) vs. Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G

Apple’s phone again dominates in terms of raw power, with no real challengers to contend with. In 2022, the iPhone SE will be powered by the same A15 Bionic technology as the iPhone 13 series.

Even the Snapdragon 695 5G of the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G can’t keep up with the finest Android flagships.

In terms of mid-range Android smartphones, we found the latter to be a bit sluggish. As previously indicated, the Redmi’s specs explain the phone’s limited video recording capabilities.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G, on the other hand, is more of a medium-to-low-end phone that can run games like Fortnite and Genshin Impact at full speed.

The Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G from Xiaomi and the iPhone SE (2022) in terms of battery life

The 2,018 mAh battery in the iPhone SE (2022) is a perfect fit for the device’s diminutive size. A bit larger than the previous generation, but still quite diminutive in comparison to other modern objects.

Our reviewer found it difficult to get through the day on a single charge when using the phone with 5G connectivity. For the most part, it lasted no more than 12 hours before it died out.

On the other hand, the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G has a 5,000mAh battery, which lasted an entire day of heavy use without running out of power. Also, the display was adjusted at 120Hz, which helped.

The Redmi has an advantage when it comes to recharging. It takes just 15 minutes to charge your phone from 0% to 48% using the fast 67W charger that Xiaomi includes with the phone.

The iPhone SE doesn’t come with a charger, and it can only deliver up to 20W of power. The SE, unlike the Redmi, does offer 7.5W wireless charging, which is a win for Apple.

iPhone SE


Even while the iPhone SE (2022) appears to be a more older handset than the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G in terms of design, its performance, main camera, and software are all on a whole other level.

With its larger and better screen, longer battery life, faster charging and the ability to take ultra-wide photos; the Redmi is the clear winner.

We have to give the iPhone SE (2022) the upper hand when it comes to a direct mid-range matchup. Even though both phones have fundamental flaws, and the Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G is unquestionably less expensive, the iPhone SE (2022) is the one that’s most likely to deliver greater consistency and longer-term value.

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NETWORK Technology GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE / 5G


LAUNCH Announced 2022, March 08
Status Available. Released 2022, March 18


BODY Dimensions 138.4 x 67.3 x 7.3 mm (5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 in)
Weight 144 g (5.08 oz)
Build Glass front, glass back, aluminum frame
SIM Nano-SIM and/or eSIM
  IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)

Apple Pay (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX certified)


DISPLAY Type Retina IPS LCD, 625 nits (typ)
Size 4.7 inches, 60.9 cm2 (~65.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 750 x 1334 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~326 ppi density)
Protection Ion-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating
  Wide color gamut



PLATFORM OS iOS 15.4, up to iOS 15.5, planned upgrade to iOS 16
Chipset Apple A15 Bionic (5 nm)
CPU Hexa-core (2×3.22 GHz Avalanche + 4×1.82 GHz Blizzard)
GPU Apple GPU (4-core graphics)


MEMORY Card slot No
Internal 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 4GB RAM, 256GB 4GB RAM


MAIN CAMERA Single 12 MP, f/1.8 (wide), PDAF, OIS
Features Quad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama
Video 4K@24/30/60fps, 1080p@30/60/120/240fps, HDR, OIS, stereo sound rec.


SELFIE CAMERA Single 7 MP, f/2.2
Features HDR
Video 1080p@30/120fps; gyro-EIS


SOUND Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jack No


COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
Radio No
USB Lightning, USB 2.0


FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, gyro, compass, barometer


BATTERY Type Li-Ion 2018 mAh, non-removable (6.96 Wh)
Charging Fast charging 20W, 50% in 30 min (advertised)

Qi wireless charging 7.5W


MISC Colors Black, White, Red
Models A2783, A2595, A2785, A2782, A2784, iphone14,6
SAR 0.98 W/kg (head)     0.99 W/kg (body)    
SAR EU 1.20 W/kg (head)     1.19 W/kg (body)    
Price ₹ 40,990 / $ 379.99 / £ 419.00 / € 479.99


TESTS Performance AnTuTu: 723486 (v9)

GeekBench: 4629 (v5.1)

GFXBench: 60fps (ES 3.1 onscreen)

Display Contrast ratio: 1424:1 (nominal)
Camera Photo / Video
Loudspeaker -25.2 LUFS (Very good)
Battery life Endurance rating 62h


Jennie Marquez

Jennie Marquez

Jennie B. Marquez is a TV presenter, writer, and video producer. Also, Khaleesi, despite the fact that she does not legally control any land, army, or dragons. Yet.
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