The Xiaomi Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Lite 5G are all officially on sale in the UK. While the Mi 11 went on sale last month, the UK release dates for the other two handsets remained elusive. Here, we’re tracking where to buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 phones in the UK and the best deals around – on contract and SIM-free.
Xiaomi is already offering £30 off the Mi 11 Lite and bundling a free Mi Watch with the Special Edition Mi 11 (more on this below).
If you’re not familiar, the Mi 11 is the first handset in the world to boast the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset, which promises dramatic leaps in 5G, AI, gaming, and photography. The Mi 11 launched alongside the Mi Watch, Mi Watch Lite and a Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 edition Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2. Watch the launch event again here.
About the Mi 11 range – Which phones can I buy in the UK?
Xiaomi announced the Mi 11’s release for western markets on 8 February, having previously launched in China last December. Then later, on 29 March, Xiaomi announced the Mi 11 Pro, 11 Ultra, 11 Lite, and 11i.
The full range includes five phones: The Mi 11, 11 Pro, 11 Ultra, 11 Lite and 11i. While the UK gets the Mi 11, 11 Ultra, and 11 Lite (5G), the rest of Europe gets an additional 4G Mi 11 Lite and the Mi 11i.
The Mi 11 offers a 6.81in AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 2K (3200×1440) resolution – a first for Xiaomi. Other features include a 4600mAh battery suited to 55W fast charging and 50W wireless charging and a 108Mp main camera. See our full review of the Mi 11, where it received 4/5 stars and a Tech Advisor Recommended badge.
Catch up on all Mi 11-related news and rumours here.
Both the Ultra and Pro will offer the Snapdragon 888 processor and up to 12GB RAM. Like the Mi 11, you can expect 2K quad-curved 120Hz AMOLED panels on both phones, but a larger 5000mAh battery (compared to the Mi 11’s 4600mAh) that supports wired and wireless fast charging at 67W.
The Mi 11 Pro will also offer a 50Mp main camera, 13Mp ultrawide, and an 8Mp ‘telemacro’ lens with OIS. The 11 Ultra will offer a 48Mp main camera, and most notably, a mini display on the rear camera module that doubles as a viewfinder, so that the main camera can be used for selfies.
The Mi 11 Lite, with a 6.55in 90Hz AMOLED display, will be available in 4G or 5G connectivity. The 4G option will offer the Snapdragon 732G, while the 5G option will offer the Snapdragon 780G. As for cameras, the Mi 11 Lite will pack a 64Mp main sensor, along with an 8Mp ultrawide and a 5Mp ‘telemacro’. The phone will also support 33W fast charging on a 4250mAh battery.
Where to buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 phones – Best SIM-free deals
The Mi 11 is available to buy directly from Xiaomi and Amazon. You can also find it at Gearbest, but prices are much higher than the RRP.
Xiaomi also released the Mi 11 in a new Horizon Blue on 10 April, along with a Lei Jun Signature Edition (pictured below) to join the Mi 11 in Midnight Gray. The special edition costs £799 and comes with a free Mi Watch bundle. Pick up the bundle from Xiaomi (you’ll need to scroll down to see the Mi 11 Special Edition section)
Mi 11 Ultra
The Mi 11 Ultra is only available from Xiaomi at the moment.
Mi 11 Lite
The Mi 11 Lite is available to buy from Xiaomi with £30 off. It’s available in Black, Citrus Yellow, and Mint Green.
Where to buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 on contract – Best deals
Get the Mi 11 from Three – Pick up a ‘Big Tech Bundle’
The Xiaomi Mi 11 is now available from Three with plans starting at £38 per month and £19 upfront for 1GB data.
The phone is a part of Three’s Big Tech Giveaway promotion which allows customers to pick up a free pair of Samsung Galaxy Buds Live, JBL Xtreme 3 Bluetooth speaker, Fitbit Versa 3 or Powerbeats Pro when ordering the phone on an unlimited plan.
The Mi 11 on an unlimited plan from Three costs £53 per month and £19 upfront over a 24-month term.
Get the Mi 11, 11 Ultra and 11 Lite from Vodafone
The Mi 11 with 256GB storage is available to buy from Vodafone. The best value plan offers 100GB data for £29 upfront and £58 per month with free YouTube Premium, Amazon Prime or Spotify Premium for two years. See all Mi 11 plans on Vodafone
Vodafone is also offering the Mi 11 Ultra with plans starting at £69 per month and £199 upfront for 6GB data and free YouTube Premium, Amazon Prime or Spotify Premium for two years. See all Mi 11 Ultra plans on Vodafone.
Mi 11 Lite plans on Vodafone start at £9 upfront and £42 per month for Unlimited Lite data (caps at 2Mbps speeds). See all Mi 11 Lite plans on Vodafone.
For more Mi 11 range contract plans from Three and Vodafone, including cashback offers see Buy Mobiles and Affordable Mobiles.
How much does the Xiaomi Mi 11 cost?
The Mi 11 phones are available at various price points depending on the model you’re after:
Xiaomi Mi 11 prices
UK and European pricing on the standard Mi 11 are as follows:
8GB RAM/128GB storage – £749/€749
8GB RAM/256GB storage – £799/€799
There’s also a 12GB RAM/256GB option that’s available in China, but that won’t be arriving in Europe. Unlike the iPhone 12 and new Samsung Galaxy S21 phones, the Xiaomi Mi 11 will ship with a charger.
See the best iPhone 12 deals here
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra prices
The Mi 11 Ultra is available to buy in the UK as of 6 May. Xiaomi is only displaying availability for the 12GB RAM with 256GB storage option in black for £1,199.
We expected to see an option with 8GB RAM/256GB storage for around £660/€775/$915 based on the ¥5999 Chinese pricing, but that doesn’t look available.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G prices
Like the Mi 11 Ultra, the Mi 11 Lite is only available in one configuration: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage for £399. An early-bird discount drops the price to £369 (£30 off)
We also expected a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option, but that looks like it’s for Europe only at €369.
Mi 11i prices (Europe only)
The Mi 11i appears to be exclusive to Europe for now with prices starting at €649 (around £555/US$765) for 8GB RAM/256GB storage.
Mi 11 Pro prices (China only)
The Mi 11 Pro is only set to sell in China, where it’s available to pre-order with prices starting at ¥4999 (around £550/€645/US$760) for 8GB RAM/128GB storage.
Watch the Xiaomi Mi 11 launch again if you missed it.
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