For the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line, the M series product line is an attractive one for consumers in Asian. Because, that was created for the middle class who want to get full features but not only have to get high specifications. And Samsung Galaxy M11 is the lowest member of the M series between M21 and M31. Sold at the most economical price, making the M11 series have lower specifications compared to its close relatives, namely M21 and M31. Even so, Samsung embed a fairly complete feature. Some of them are, widescreen and 5,000 mAh battery capacity. Not only that, Samsung also buried a medium chipset made by Qualcomm, Snapdragon 450 which is powered by an octa-core processor along with three cameras on its back side, namely 13 MP, 5 MP, and 2 MP. Moreover, other interesting features? The following is a complete review of the Samsung Galaxy M11.
Samsung Galaxy M11 Complete Review
Like Samsung middle and lower class smartphones in general, the Galaxy M11 is classified as mediocre. The following is the complete package of Samsung Galaxy M11 sales.
Charming Design Similar Flagship
Since successfully bringing the front camera without bangs on the Galaxy S10 and then, the design was also tried to apply to the Galaxy M11 smartphone. That way, although this smartphone is actually a lower middle class, at first glance it looks charming like a flagship. While to make the selling price far more economical, this time Samsung did not use the Super AMOLED display module, but the PLS TFT. However, they still keep the bezel thin to create a stylish impression.
So that the ratio of use of the screen to the body can be more optimal, Samsung stripped off all capacitive buttons on the front. This makes the screen to body ratio owned by this smartphone fairly high, which is 81.6 percent on the screen dimensions are quite large, which is 6.4 inches. Because there are no more capacitive buttons on the front, Samsung replaced the menu, home, and back buttons with virtual buttons that can appear and disappear according to the appearance on the screen.
Not just a virtual button, the front of the Samsung Galaxy M11 is also equipped with an 8 MP camera for taking selfies. While on the back, there are three cameras, namely 13 MP, 5 MP and 2 MP which are equipped with LED lights. While the location of the other buttons are still the same as other Samsung smartphones, such as the power button, volume up, and volume down, on the right side.
Turning to the side, there is a nanoSIM slot and two microSD slots. With these three slots, users do not have to remove microSD to be able to use the dual-SIM feature. While for the upper side, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack hole for headsets or speakers and the bottom side has a USB-C port. By using a 6.4-inch screen, a slightly rounded body design and 9 mm thickness, the Samsung Galaxy M11 still feels comfortable in one hand. It’s just that, when typing with the keyboard, it will still be more comfortable if you use two hands. Overall, this smartphone itself has dimensions of 161.4 x 76.3 mm.
Color Composition is Better with Depth Sensor
Although not positioned as a smartphone that features camera features, Samsung is trying to add a lens depth sensor to the Galaxy M11. That way, it has three camera lenses on its back, namely 13 MP as the main lens with f / 1.8 aperture, 5 MP as an ultrawide lens with f / 2.2 aperture, and 2 MP depth sensor with f / 2 aperture , 4. When tested, the camera response to capture images is quite responsive for the upper middle class. When tested for various kinds of objects, the details and color composition produced were quite good. Even at night, the noise produced is still quite disturbing.
While in terms of software, the default Samsung camera application is quite optimal. From the interface side, the application feels intuitive enough to be comfortable when used. Because, shifting the fingers left or right can be done to change the mode or effect. In the default camera application, users can choose one of several available shooting modes, namely, Panorama, Pro, Live Focus, Photos, and Video. Especially in Pro mode, users can take advantage of various configurations that can optimize photos as desired. Some of the configurations include, Exposure, White Balance, and ISO.
Application and Interface
Like other Samsung smartphones, the default application installed on the Samsung Galaxy M11 is actually still the same as other Samsung smartphones, such as Samsung Pay, Smart Tutor, and Samsung Notes. Only this time Samsung did not embed Bixby applications and features. Could be, this is one step of Samsung in order to reduce the selling price of the Galaxy M11. Bixby itself is a personal digital assistant who is able to analyze data obtained from the user’s habits, such as from what is typed, touched, or what applications are open daily. Another feature is the presence of Device care features. This feature allows users to optimize the use of battery power, storage media, memory, security, data quota consumption when using internet access.
Smooth performance with Android 10
To support its performance, the Samsung Galaxy M11 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset and is supported by 3 GB of RAM. The chipset itself consists of an octex-core Cortex-A53 processor with a speed of 1.8 GHz. As for graphics processing, there is the GPU Adreno 506. Besides being supported by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, the Galaxy M11 is also supported by the Android 10 operating system and the optimal OneUI interface so that the display of transitions between menus can be done very smoothly.
Concerning its multitasking capabilities, this smartphone is able to run a variety of lightweight applications simultaneously without stuttering, such as WhatsApp, Google Chrome, and several social media applications such as Facebook and Twitter. However, when opening multiple tabs and playing the game a bit heavy, the performance will feel a little decreased. To test when playing games, I tried one Android game that was quite heavy, namely Asphalt 8: Airborne. When tested using the Low-Medium configuration, this game can still run quite smoothly.
Samsung Galaxy M11 Conclusion
As one smartphone with a price range of $140, Galaxy M11 is able to provide all the features needed by middle-class users. Not only that, this smartphone also comes with a design that is quite charming in its class. To complement its multimedia features, Samsung also pinned a wide screen and a large battery that is 5,000 mAh so that the Samsung Galaxy M11 can last a long time when invited to play games and watch video streaming through the internet network. The use of the Snapdragon 450 chipset and 3 GB RAM also makes it optimal enough to be able to process images produced from its rear camera which consists of 13 MP main lens and 5 MP ultrawide. Not to forget, the presence of a 2 MP lens as a depth sensor is also quite useful to make a more balanced color composition.