With the Infinix Hot series, we’ve seen several phones at incredible pricing. This time around the Infinix Hot 11 is the latest device in the series and it is another budget-friendly device, costing N86,000.
Infinix Hot 11 is the successor to the Hot 10 with a major camera update. Although the specs are not as powerful as the predecessor.
We’ll be the first to admit that Infinix’s main focus is on the budget market, which is good for consumers as different varieties of devices will be available. Right now there is a rumor about the release of Infinix Hot 12.
Design & Display
To begin with, the phone has an impressive design when compared to its predecessor. Typically, the Infinx budget devices lack aesthetically pleasing designs. This is not the case with the Infinix Hot 11, which features an appealing design as well as a one-of-a-kind color option. To begin, the phone comes in Silver Wave, Purple, Emerald Green, and Polar Black options that give it an elegant look.
However, if you want to be a little more daring and professional, you should consider the Polar black. In any case, the rear panel features a dual-camera setup that is more modern than the Hot 10. Also, despite having a 6000mAh battery, it appears to be a little thinner than your average phone, which is a pretty good breakthrough.
The Infinix Hot 11 boasts a solid design and a 6.8-inch FHD+ screen. It also has a very simple body that is primarily made of plastic. With a dew notch display and a ~400-pixel density, the content on its IPS LCD screen was good. It was also consistent in various lighting conditions and viewing angles. In terms of display quality, the screen is fairly sharp and Infinix deserves credit for not cutting corners on quality materials given the target market.
A larger screen for Netflix means a larger view, as well as the option to share it with others. Also when it comes to reading, a bigger display allows you to read and work more than on a smaller display. The one criticism of the display is the screen brightness which could have been better if it is brighter. It’s nearly impossible to see clearly when you are using the phone under bright sunshine. Even at max brightness, it is difficult to read.
Infinix Hot 11: Camera
The phone has three cameras on the back which consists of a 50 MP primary lens, 2MP depth sensor, and an AI camera. There’s an 8 MP (f/2.0) front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.
You will shoot regular images in good lighting with the Infinix Hot 11. They’ll have enough detail and the right colors. However, do not expect such good results in more complex situations. AI portrait, AI beauty, short videos, AR effects, Video bokeh, and slow-mo video are all available in the camera settings, which is fascinating. You can record videos with a maximum resolution of [email protected] on the Tecno Spark 8.
Performance & Battery
The MediaTek Helio G37 (12nm) processor powers the Infinix Hot 11. This isn’t the best processor in this pricing range right now, but it’s not far behind. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage that is expansible. This processor basically corresponds to an acceptable level of performance for the moderate user. Heavier android apps, on the other hand, may cause the phone to slow down.
The Infinix Hot 11 is powered by Android 11 with an XOS 7.6 customized Android interface on board. Additional functionality and bloatware or unnecessary applications have been added to the UI.
Fast access to apps, gesture navigation, Dark theme, and some pre-installed apps, and more are included in the bloatware of which I personally don’t like.
You can uninstall the pre-installed apps if you don’t like them; however, certain apps cannot be uninstalled. When you are multitasking or adding a new app, the performance is decent at first, but not so much later. And one important thing, ads, ads, ads, more ads will annoy you if you are not used to it.
The battery of the Hot 11 is 6,000mAh which is good but the downside here is that it doesn’t support fast charging. So you have to be patients when charging it. The device can easily last you a day or two depending on your usage. Overall, the smartphone’s battery life will not disappoint you but juicing it will definitely annoy you especially if you are the type that wants to get some juice in a short period of time and move to work.
Infinix Hot 11 full specs
|Announced Date||December 2021|
|Dimensions||164.7 x 76.2 x 8.9 mm|
|Display Size & Type||6.8 inches IPS LCD|
20:9 aspect ratio
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1640 pixels|
|Pixel Density||~400 PPI|
|Software||Android 11, XOS 7.6|
|Chipset||Mediatek Helio G37|
Supports [email protected] video recording
Supports [email protected] video recording
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Network||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Connectivity||GSM, GPS, WiFi 4 , BT 5.0,|
|Battery||-Non-Removable Li-Po 6000 mAh|
-Fast battery charging: No
-Wireless Charging: No
-Power Share: No
|Colors||Silver Wave, Purple, Emerald Green, Polar Black|
*Pls Note that the price of this device may change with time.
I was expecting the Infinix Hot 11 to have a bigger processor than the Hot 10, but it comes with the same MediaTek Helio G70 (12 nm) processor, which is a slow processor. Heavy gaming and multitasking cannot be easily handled by this chipset.
The Infinix Hot 11 is being marketed as the phone for the majority of people who want a decent phone with an affordable price tag. Meanwhile, the Hot 11 hasn’t undergone any substantial improvements, which isn’t entirely a problem. The display, the new camera design, the performance, and the battery life are all impressive for their price. If you’re upgrading from Hot 10, the Hot 11 offers no significant change in the camera setup. Also, the performance needs a mention as it is not impressive and it can not handle the most demanding activities without lag.