Xiaomi launched the Mi 11X alongside the Mi 11X Pro and Mi 11 Ultra in India last week. Unlike the other two models, the Mi 11X falls under Rs. 30,000. However, the Xiaomi phone doesn’t make many compromises, at least not on the spec sheet. The Mi 11X comes with a Samsung-made E4 AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 SoC also powers it. The Mi 11X specifications make it a very similar device to the OnePlus Nord, but that phone needs a makeover. In this week’s Orbital episode, the Gadgets 360 podcast host Akhil Arora speaks with Gadgets 360 review editor Jamshed Avari and reviewer Aditya Shenoy to determine if the Mi 11X is the best phone for its price range.

Although the Mi 11X starts at Rs. 29,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration, you can future-proof yourself with Rs. 31,999 with the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.

Xiaomi Mi 11X

The Mi 11X comes with features like Gorilla Glass 5 and IP53 rating that provide a certain level of physical endurance and resilience that might convince some people. But software-wise, the Mi 11X is just like the previous Xiaomi models as it runs on Android 11-based MIUI 12, which includes some ads and bloatware. The triple camera setup on the back of the phone isn’t as noticeable when it comes to megapixel count and for the lack of a fourth (read depth) sensor – although it does offer an interesting “telephoto macro” sensor.

Mi 11X Review: Premium Specs at a Striking Price

However, the Mi 11X is not a new phone. Xiaomi has essentially rebranded the Redmi K40, which launched in China in February. The Mi 11X hardware is also identical to the Poco F3 that debuted in some markets last month as the successor to the Poco F1. Instead of bringing the Mi 11X with the Redmi or Poco branding, the Chinese manufacturer gave its Mi identity to the new phone in India. That’s probably because it wants the Mi 11X to be seen as a premium phone, given India’s legacy of the Redmi and Poco series.

Nevertheless, the combination of hardware and pricing makes the Mi 11X an interesting choice. The phone competes with the Realme X7 Pro 5G, Samsung Galaxy A52, and the iQoo 7.

Anthony Mackie as Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Photo Credit: Chuck Zlotnick/Marvel Studios

In the second half of the episode, Gadgets 360 Editor-in-Chief Shayak Majumder and Deputy News Editor Veer Arjun Singh — both Marvel fans — join host Akhil to discuss the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. The series, starring Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan), ended last Friday with six episodes on Disney+ and Disney+ Hotstar.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier describes Sam’s journey from the Falcon to the new Captain America. Bucky is secondary in the title and very secondary in the story. The Marvel series introduced and brought back several villains, including Zemo (Daniel Brühl), Power Broker/Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), the Flag Smashers and their leader Karli Morgenthau (Erin Kellyman), and Valentina Allegra de Fontaine (Julia Louis -Dreyfus).

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review: MCU’s Second Generation Gets Off to a Rocky Start

We’re talking about all those characters and their arcs on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. And we’re also talking about the show’s themes, the shortcomings in the story, and that new Captain America suit. Click play in the episode to discover our favorite parts from the new Marvel series – and how we felt compared to its predecessor WandaVision.

Malcolm Spellman, the creator of the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, answers your biggest questions.

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