If you’ve been holding off buying a phone until Black Friday, you’ve done the right thing. Xiaomi is holding its own Black Friday sale event where you can get the Mi 11 5G for £599.
Argos is offering it for the same price, though claiming a larger discount of £200. Regardless of what the RRP should be, this is a good price for a top phone. Meanwhile Mobile Phones Direct is bundling a free Nintendo Switch with the Mi 11 Lite 5G, which might be a better deal if you’re after this console anyway.
There’s also a Mi 11 Ultra, but this phone remains elusive in the UK. We’ve done the hard work for you and tracked down all the best Black Friday deals on the Mi 11 range – both on contract and SIM-free.
You may know already, but the Mi 11 was the first handset in the world to use the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. It launched alongside the Mi Watch, Mi Watch Lite, and a Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 edition Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2.
Don’t confuse the Mi 11 with the similar-sounding budget Mi 11T and 11T Pro – those phones were the follow-up to the Mi 11 range.
Xiaomi Mi 11 – Best SIM-free Black Friday deals
Amazon currently has the best price for 128GB Mi 11 with £200 off, reducing the price to £549. It’s a limited-time deal that ends on Cyber Monday.
You can pick up the Mi 11 from AO.com – it’s only £16 off, but up to £250 off with trade-in.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G – Best SIM-free Black Friday deals
The Mi 11 Lite has £90 off from Xiaomi, a discount being mirrored at other retailers. But Amazon has the best discount at £112
The phone is available in Black, Citrus Yellow, and Mint Green.
The Mi 11 Lite, with a 6.55in 90Hz AMOLED display, is available with 4G or 5G connectivity. The 4G option will offer the Snapdragon 732G, while the 5G option offers the Snapdragon 780G.
As for cameras, the Mi 11 Lite packs a 64Mp main sensor, along with an 8Mp ultrawide and a 5Mp ‘telemacro’. The phone also supports 33W fast charging on a 4250mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra – Best SIM-free Black Friday deals
The Mi 11 Ultra SIM-free is available from Xiaomi, though out of stock at the moment.
Related: See the best Xiaomi deals in the UK
Xiaomi Mi 11 – Best contract deals in the UK
- Vodafone – best value plan offers 50GB data for £29 upfront and £49 per month with free YouTube Premium, Amazon Prime or Spotify Premium for two years. See all Mi 11 plans on Vodafone
- Fonehouse – 150GB data for £41 per month, with no upfront cost on Vodafone
- Mobile Phones Direct – Best value plan offers 150GB data for £41 per month and £69.99 upfront on Vodafone
- Three – sold out
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite best contract deals – Free Nintendo Switch!
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra contract deals
We can’t see any contract deals available on the Mi 11 Ultra. Vodafone was the only network offering the Mi 11 Ultra with plans but it’s currently out of stock.
How much does the Xiaomi Mi 11 usually 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 RRPs 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 iPhone 13 and Samsung Galaxy S21 phones, the Xiaomi Mi 11 will ship with a charger. See the best iPhone 12 deals and best iPhone 13 deals here.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra prices
- 12GB RAM/256GB Storage – £1,199
The Mi 11 Ultra went on sale in the UK on 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
- 8GB RAM/128GB storage – £399.
Like the Mi 11 Ultra, the Mi 11 Lite is only available in one configuration: 8GB RAM + 128GB storage for £399.
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.
About the Mi 11 range – Which phones can I buy in the UK?
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. Availability breaks down like this:
- Mi 11 – UK & Europe
- 11 Ultra – UK & Europe
- 11 Lite 5G – UK & Europe
- 11 Lite 4G – Europe
- 11i – Europe
- 11 Pro – China only
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.
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.