Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi is easily one of the most favourable brands under the Rs 20,000 segment. The company has a stronghold in this segment with its Redmi Note series. And to further strengthen its proposition, Redmi has introduced the Redmi Note 11S smartphone. The latest device from the brand comes with a host of exciting features like a 108MP camera, AMOLED display, dual speakers, 33W fast charging, Hi-Res audio, and more.
On the other hand, Vivo has been working extensively to strengthen its position in the under Rs 20,000 segment. Hence, the company has been actively launching smartphones at this price. The latest addition is the Vivo T1 which comes with some competitive features like a 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 SoC, liquid cooling technology, and more. So, the question here is, which one can be considered the best mobile under Rs 20,000 in India currently? To answer this, we have put both the devices against each other to make it easier for you to get to this decision. So, without further ado, here’s a specs-based comparison of Vivo T1 and Redmi Note 11S.
The Vivo T1 price in India starts at Rs 15,990 for the 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at Rs 16,990. Lastly, we have 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage comes with a price tag of Rs 19,990. The smartphone will be available for purchase from Flipkart, Vivo India online, and major retail stores across the country from February 14th.
The Redmi Note 11S India price starts at Rs 16,499 for the 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage option. The 6GB RAM and 128GB variant comes with a price tag of Rs 17,499, while the 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage option is priced at Rs 18,499. The phone is available for purchase from Amazon, Mi.com, Mi Home stores, and major retail stores across the country from February 16th.
Coming to the design language, the Vivo T1 5G offers a glossy finish at the back panel with a distinguish camera module at the top-left corner. The phone is available in two colour options: Starlight Black and Rainbow Fantasy. The device also features five layers of liquid cooling technology, which can reduce the core temperature by 10-degree. There is a side-mounted fingerprint sensor on the right side along with volume controls.
The Redmi Note 11S looks similar to the other Redmi Note series smartphones. The front panel has a punch-hole cutout that houses the selfie camera, while the rear panel offers a quad-camera setup. The right side features a power on/off button along with volume controls. The Redmi Note 11S is available in Horizon Blue, Polar White, and Space Black.
Moving on, both smartphones are loaded with some interesting display technology. The Redmi Note 11S is loaded with a 6.43-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The screen also supports a 90Hz refresh rate, DCI-P3 colour gamut, and up to 1,000 peak brightness.
The Vivo T1 5G is loaded with a 6.58-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a screen resolution of 2408 x 1080 pixels. The smartphone is loaded with a 120Hz refresh rate along with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. That said, it all boils down to consumer preference. Those who want a 120Hz display can opt for Vivo, while those who want a better contrast ratio can go for Redmi Note 11S.
In terms of performance, both of them are a powerhouse. The Vivo T1 5G is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 processor, which is based on an 8nm process. The chipset comes with an Adreno 619L GPU. The phone also features up to 8GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage, with an option to expand the storage up to 1TB via a microSD card slot. The handset runs on Android 11 with FunTouchOS 12 on top of it.
The Redmi Note 11S is powered by the MediaTek Helio G96 processor, which is based on a 12nm process. The chipset comes with a Mali-G52 MC2 processor. The device is loaded with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage with an option to expand the storage up to 1TB. The Redmi Note 11S also runs on MIUI 13, which is based on the Android 11 operating system. Vivo has an upper hand here as you are getting a better chipset along with support for 5G, while the Redmi device is a 4G phone that packs an older MediaTek chipset.
Coming to cameras, the Redmi Note 11S is the second Note-series smartphone that comes loaded with a 108MP Samsung HM2 sensor. The phone also features an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 118-degree FoV, 2MP depth sensor, and 2MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. The device also packs a 16MP sensor at the front for selfies and video calling.
The Vivo T1 5G comes with a triple-camera setup at the rear. The phone offers a 50MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture along with a 2MP depth sensor and 2MP macro shooter with f/2.4 aperture. The device also features a 16MP front-facing camera with an f/2.0 aperture.
In terms of battery, the Redmi Note 11S is juiced up by a 5,000mAh battery and comes with 33W fast charging support. The Vivo T1 is also packed with a 5,000mAh battery, though it offers only 18W fast charging support.
Both the Vivo T1 and Redmi Note 11S give a neck-on-neck competition to each other. The Redmi Note 11S gives you slightly better display quality, and the 108MP is surely the star of the show. However, Vivo T1 is not far behind. The device offers a better design aesthetics and you also get a better refresh rate. Moreover, the Vivo phone also comes with a better processor. That said, it all boils down to consumer preference. Those who are looking for a 5G smartphone with some good design and camera hardware can easily consider the new Vivo T1, while those who want to consume more video content and are inclined towards testing 108MP sensors, can opt for Redmi Note 11S.
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