A Look Back to One of Infinix’ Best Products: Infinix Hot 11S

DESIGN
DISPLAY
PERFORMANCE
CAMERA
PRICE and AVAILABILITY

Infinix released another phone this month – the Infinix Hot 12i. But there’s another device out there from the same company that outperforms it in every way. The Infinix Hot 11S. The device comes with a very fast Helio gaming processor, a long-lasting 5000mAh battery, a high-refresh rate display, and an impressive set of triple cameras. But is this phone an upgrade over its predecessor Infinix Hot 10S? Let’s find out.

DESIGN

The design is definitely an upgrade – the Infinix Hot 11S has a more compact form factor compared to the Infinix Hot 10S. Mas magaan na sa kamay due to the reduced dimensions. One of the minor inconveniences most gaming phones have is the heavy weight, which was obvious enough sa Hot 10S.

The previous Infinix Hot release had a thickness of over 9mm – thick in comparison to most phones released in 2022. The thickness can be attributed, however, to a larger battery capacity. With better chipset architecture and improved power consumption, they can rig the Infinix Hot 11S with a smaller battery but with improved energy management.

If you’re looking for a cleaner design, the Infinix Hot 11S is NOT your phone of choice. Talagang expressive ang rear panel with a unique design that’s not seen in other phones. It’s screaming geometric, at talagang made for young individuals or gamers who prefer to have a statement when holding the phone in their hands.

The camera array is also different – they’re making it round to set itself apart from its competitors and the Infinix Hot 10S. Let’s admit it, we’ve seen the blocky, round square camera module in most other phones, but rounded camera housings are not that common, which makes it more unique. 

It’s a little disappointing to see the indent go away on the power button and the volume rockers, because the Infinix Hot 10S had this design and it’s actually more ergonomic. Ingat na lang sa pagbulsa ng device at baka sumabit pa power buttons and volume rockers –  it juts out prominently from the right side of the unit.

Overall, it’s a slim phone, and definitely lighter, more unique, and eye-catching in design. A few tweaks could have made this far better than the Infinix Hot 10S. The phone is available in darker hues of black, green, and purple.

DISPLAY

There’s great news waiting for Infinix fans – the company finally decided to take away the ugly teardrop notch and they replaced it with a punch hole display. This could mean a little bump in price, but that’s not all the reason why you should buy this phone.

The Infinix Hot 10S also had a bigger chin, but the Infinix Hot 11S reduced this significantly. Hindi mapapansin agad because you’re shifting your focus upwards to the punch-hole implement, rather than the bezels and the chin of the phone.

The display is bigger by half an inch this time. This little upgrade in the viewing area also comes with a better display. Instead of HD+, users will be thrilled sa FHD+ display, which is slowly becoming the norm for entry level phones. It’s not AMOLED yet, but for a budget phone made for gaming, IPS isn’t too bad either. 

Perhaps the highlight of this display section is the 90Hz refresh rate that will benefit gamers. Expected na mas smooth ang animations when it comes to app scrolling, and even more when watching movies – although trained eyes will see the difference between 90Hz and 120Hz. 

For mobile gaming, there’s actually no need to increase the refresh rate beyond 90Hz as game devs optimize game animation and refresh rates to be compatible with most phones.

PERFORMANCE

It will be difficult to judge the performance of the phone for obvious reasons: this is a sneak peak “review” of the product, but we’ll have more in-depth reviews on its performance soon.

The infinix Hot 11S is equipped with an upgraded Helio G88 gaming processor.  When it comes to benchmarks, mas mataas ng konti ang performance nito sa gaming, but looking at the numbers, there’s really not much of a difference. However, it still promises the same, if not, better, gaming experience users found in the Infinix Hot 10S.

The phones use the same GPU, but Infinix still pays attention sa mga gamers. They carried over the Dar-Link Game booster that will keep you entertained with your favorite games thanks to a lag-free* experience, better visuals, and increased responsiveness. 

As we’ve mentioned before, this phone only has a 5000mAh battery which is now becoming the industry standard for most phones in 2022. 

By numbers alone, it looks like a downgrade from the 6000mAh battery ng Infinix Hot 10S, pero nakakangawit mag Mobile Legends if your device weighs close to a quarter of a kilo. 

This phone did it right in terms of ergonomics, plus mas mabilis sya i-charge. The phone uses an 18W, Type C fast charger, and can last for 60 days in standby mode. 

CAMERA

Frankly speaking, there’s not much of a difference sa cameras ng Infinix Hot 11S and Infinix Hot 10S. There’s a 2MP upgrade for the main shooter, and the resolution is a little better. 

This isn’t saying that the cameras are disappointing – with a triple camera setup featuring a 50MP shooter, a 2MP depth sensor and a QVGA. The last one doesn’t have much to do in terms of video quality, but the 50MP shooter is able to capture videos in 1440p at 30fps.

The front camera is equipped with an 8MP sensor with Dual Led flash. It’s also capable of capturing videos at 1440p at 30fps, which isn’t too bad considering this phone was made for general use with a little more focus on gaming.

PRICE and AVAILABILITY

You’d be surprised with how much this phone costs: PHP6990 for the 4GB | 64GB version, and PHP7990 for the 6GB | 128GB. 

Want to see the new Infinix Hot 12i? Check out our sneak peek here.

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