Xiaomi began to forcefully reduce the performance of smartphones

There are several reports that Xiaomi is deliberately understating the performance of Xiaomi 11 T Pro smartphone. Evidence of this was found by an Anandtech reporter while testing smartphones. In this way, the company tries to avoid excessive heating of the device and premature discharge.

Xiaomi 11T Pro shows signs of slowing down in order to reduce power consumption and to avoid overheating

As tests have shown, in standard or ordinary applications, Xiaomi 11T Pro works at full capacity until the smartphone gives out a warning about overheating. Xiaomi 11T does work at full power at maximum loads and does not give a message that the smartphone is overheating even when the temperature reaches 47°C.

Signs that the Xiaomi 11T Pro is dropping performance have been discovered during a run of the smartphone in the Genshin Impact game. He found that the device did not give out peak performance and the journalist was inclined to assume that all manipulations were aimed at preventing overheating. All this leads to the fact that the temperature of the smartphone does not exceed 37 ° C. The drop in power in resource-intensive games can be 45% and no signs of throttling are observed.

The guys at Anandtech condemn the forced power drop. They believe that such manipulations lead to the fact that the test results are distorted. In addition, the company must warn that mechanisms are in place that impose any restrictions.

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Xiaomi 11T  and 11T Pro specifications

  • 6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED screen with 120Hz adaptive refresh rate, 800 nits (typ) / 1000 nits max brightness, Dolby Vision, MEMC, P3 wide color in Pro model, Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection
  • 11T –  Up to 3GHz Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 1200- Ultra 6nm processor with ARM G77 MC9 GPU
  • 11T Pro – Octa Core Snapdragon 888 5nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 660 GPU
  • 8GB LPDDR5 (LPDDR4X in 11T) RAM with 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM with256GB UFS 3.1 storage (11T Pro only)
  • Dual SIM (nano + nano)
  • MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11
  • 108MP rear camera with 1/1.52″ sensor, f/1.75 aperture, LED flash, 8MP 120° ultra-wide angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 5MP telemacro AF (3cm-7cm) camera with f/2.4 aperture
  • 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.45 aperture
  • Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, IR sensor
  • USB Type-C audio, Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos (11T Pro only), SOUND BY Harman Kardon (11T Pro only)
  • Dimensions: 164.1×76.9×8.8mm; Weight: 203g (11) ; 204g (11T Pro)
  • 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.2, GPS (L1 + L5), NFC, USB Type-C
  • 5000mAh (Typical) battery with 120W  (11T Pro) /
    67W  (11T) Xiaomi HyperCharge
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  1. Arkadi Viner
    September 28, 2021

    It is totally ok with me, if a phone is so warm that i can't hold it, i will not use it anyway…

  2. Miftaul Mannan Tasin
    September 28, 2021

    They release the phones with uncapped power for all the high benchmark scores and reviews. And then they downgrade it to prevent future negative reviews from bursting or damaged phones. Same thing happened to my poco f3

  3. syed mushtaqahmed
    September 28, 2021

    It is 100% true xioami mobile performance are now a days very much down. I bought Poco x3 And many times observed battery performance is very bad. And many times mobile application getting on and off by it self.

  4. iLoveHnYG
    September 28, 2021

    I have a Redmi note 9 pro and it's still at the peak of performance for me…

  5. M
    September 28, 2021

    That is not entirely true. In my Poco F3 they added an additional power option called "performance mode" if you want the full power of your device and don't care about heat during games for example, and by default the power plan is balanced, it's a good decision making 4 different power plans (including the ultra saving mode) for all usage situations.

  6. Christian Chidi Rothschild
    September 30, 2021

    this not cool sha, that's why i enjoy brands like TECNO

  7. Heyits Lemonz
    October 2, 2021

    This is perfectly fine with me. Many many phones overheat because of the Snapdragon 888 chipset which is Samsung's fault. This unpleasant heat is not only uncomfortable for you, but also for the phone's internal components and can damage them overtime.

    Xiaomi found a way that prevents the device from overheating and that is great as long as it doesn't affect gaming as much. I saw a video that a game FPS dropped from 60 to 40 because of the performance throttle. The game was running on Ultra graphics btw. My point is, just make the game high settings, with some medium and I'm pretty sure you can get 60 or MORE FPS without overheating the phone.