Infinix Hot 11S Review; Affordable smartphone with 50MP camera and more
Infinix the Hong Kong-based smartphone company is known for offering one of the best budget segment smartphones in the Indian market. Maintaining the legacy of its Hot series the company has launched the Infinix Hot 11s recently in India. The handset comes with an array of features like a 50-megapixel camera sensor, DTS Audio, Type-C charging port, massive 5,000mAh battery, 90Hz refresh rate display, and a lot more among the others. The company has shared the device with us to test it and experience it to bring an in-depth review of the device. In this article, we have revealed everything regarding Infinix and tried answering all your questions.
Infinix Hot 11s Design
The Infinix Hot 11s is a huge phone with a hefty display, the phone feels premium and it seems that the company has made sure to give it a balanced weight. Design-wise, the handset sports a unique sophisticated wave pattern at the rear panel along with a triple-camera setup at the top-left corner of the rear panel. The smartphone also houses a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.
The frame and rear panel is made of high-quality plastic, Yes! You read it correctly plastic, but it looks steady and we have also tried bending the phone with little pressure, but nothing happened to it. On the right chassis, the handset offers a power button and volume rocker keys, while the left side only has a SIM tray slot, and at the bottom, the Hot11s flaunts a 3.5mm jack, microphone, Type-C port, and speaker grill. At the front, it has a center drilled punch-hole cutout with a bezel-less display. That’s all about the design of the phone.
Infinix Hot 11s Hardware and software
With Helio G88, Infinix Hot 11S becomes the second smartphone in India with this processor. The device also comes with the Darlink technology which optimizes and improves the performance of a handset and further amplifies the gaming capabilities. This device is also equipped with an 18W fast charger and dual DTS speakers. It stands out for its 6.78-inch display with FHD+ resolution with 90Hz refresh rate, which ensures ultra-smooth interaction between the users’ fingers. To complement the big screen, the smartphone comes with a 180Hz touch sampling rate for lag-free screen response, especially for the pro gamers to perform better in gaming.
Meanwhile, the 500 NITS brightness and minimum bezels on the screen with a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio deliver an immersive viewing experience to the users. The NEG’s premium Dinorex T2X-1 glass protection on top of the display makes the device absolutely durable. Available in 4GB RAM/64 GB memory variant, the Hot 11S has 3 card slots (Dual nano-SIM + Micro SD) with expandable memory up to 256 GB. Both the devices operate on the latest Android 11 and the up-to-date XOS 7.6 skin.
Infinix Hot 11s Camera performance and samples
The Infinix Hot 11s is the first device in this segment that comes with a 50-megapixel AI triple rear camera. The primary camera is accompanied by a 2-megapixel depth sensor to capture perfect portrait shots and an AI lens along with an LED flash. It has a fully loaded video camera with multiple features like Time-lapse video recording mode and Slow Motion video mode that allows users to capture videos with 240fps.
The Super Night mode allows capturing bright and low noise pictures even in low light conditions. Users can also record short videos and videos with up to 2k resolution. At the front, the handset offers an 8-megapixel camera setup with dual physical flash for selfies and video calls. Here are some of the sample images from the phone.
Infinix Hot 11S Battery
Hot 11S features a heavy-duty 5000mAh battery that keeps the smartphone operational even after long hours of heavy usage. The battery gives a standby time of nearly 64 days, delivering up to 27 hours of nonstop video playback, 17 hours of gaming, 52 hours of 4G talk-time, 182 hours of music playback, and 17 hours of web surfing. The smartphone packs 18W Fast Charge support with Type C cable, making it the first device in the Hot series with Fast charge technology.
Infinix Hot 11S performance and Verdict
We have been using the smartphone for more than three weeks as a primary device for taking calls, doing office meetings, playing games, listening to music, watching videos and a lot more. During the entire testing phase, we never witnessed any lag of error messages while using the phone. It seems that the MediaTek Helio G88 is doing the work perfectly and the latest UI changes are also very impressive.
The camera performance of the phone is also brilliant, but we do miss the wide-angle lens. I hope the company incorporates it in the next-generation phone. We have played games like BGMI, Call of Duty: Mobile, Free Fire Max, and more, but we never faced any difficulty with the gameplay thanks to the 90Hz refresh rate display. Considering the price point we must say that the experience of the Hot 11s was impressive and anyone who is looking to buy a budget phone can go for it without any second thought.