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Review: Infinix Note 11

By Himanshu Walia | Published: 08 Jan' 22 | Updated: 14 Jan' 22


Infinix Note 11 Review

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  • The Infinix Note 11 is equipped with a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen
  • It is driven by the MediaTek Helio G88 system-on-chip
  • This device has a 5,000mAh battery and is supplied with a 33W charger
  • The Infinix Note 11 runs XOS on Android 11

 

Infinix has released its Note 11 series in India, which includes two phones, the Note 11 and Note 11S, with the Infinix Note 11 being the flagship device. These two versions of Infinix are aimed towards customers in the sub-Rs. 15,000 price range and are equipped with powerful hardware. 

 

For the sake of this review, I'll be concentrating on the Infinix Note 11, which is the cheaper of the two devices. 

 

However, does the Infinix Note 11 offer the most value for money with its 6.7-inch AMOLED display, MediaTek Helio G88 SoC, and 5,000mAh battery? Let's find out. To discover out, I put this Infinix phone through its paces.

The Infinix Note 11 Review: Price in India

Infinix Note 11 Review

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The Infinix Note 11 is available in India at a price of Rs. 11,999 and comes with 4GB of RAM and 64Gb internal memory as standard configurations. Graphite Black, Celestial Snow, and Glacier Green are the three color options available for the Infinix Note 11.

The Infinix Note 11 Review: Design

Infinix Note 11 Review

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According to the straight lines on the Infinix Note 11, it appears that the device was designed solely with a ruler. However, when compared to other hefty smartphones in the same price range, this does make it stand out. 

 

In order to prevent the Infinix Note 11 from digging into your palm when in your hand, the corners have been rounded. The large display, which features a water drop notch for the selfie camera, takes up most of the space on the front. 

 

It has tiny boundaries at the top and sides, but the chin is wider than the rest of the face.

 

There are no curves to the plastic frame on any of the Infinix Note 11 sides. The power and volume controls are located on the right, while the SIM tray is located on the left. The Infinix Note 11 features a blank top and a jack for headphones and a USB Type-C port on the bottom. 

 

The top of the frame contains a microphone and speaker, while the bottom has both.

 

The rear panel of The Infinix Note 11 is constructed of the same plastic as the frame and is similar in appearance. It features a matte finish that makes it difficult to pick up fingerprints. 

 

The camera module of the Infinix Note 11 contains 3 sensors, with the main camera appearing to be far larger than the other two cameras. For The Infinix Note 11 Review, I was provided with a Glacier Green device.

 

The Infinix Note 11 is 7.90mm thick and weighs 184.5g, making it a slim and lightweight device. It was a pleasure to hold and manipulate. Infinix Note 11 includes a transparent case for the phone as well as a 33W fast charger in the box.

The Infinix Note 11 Review: Specifications

Infinix Note 11 Review

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Because of the device's 6.7-inch AMOLED display featuring full-HD+ resolution and a 20:9 aspect ratio, the Infinix Note 11 seems to be both tall and skinny. In order to provide protection, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 is used. 

 

The Infinix Note 11 is backed by a Mediatek Helio G88 processing unit, which is combined with 4GB of RAM to provide smooth performance. This Infinix Phone comes with 64GB of eMCP storage, which can be expanded further with the help of a separate microSD card slot.

 

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The Infinix Note 11 is equipped with Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, and GPS technology as standard. Additionally, stereo speakers are included. The Infinix Note 11 is powered by Android 11 with the XOS 10 operating system on top. 

 

The user interface of the Infinix Note 11 has been customized, and a variety of applications have been put on the device. One or two of the stock apps, I noticed, were spammy, constantly sending me notifications at all times of the day.

 

I would try deleting apps that you will not use in order to clear some memory on this Infinix smartphone, as well as switching off notifications for spammy applications. 

 

You can access Infinix's Zero Screen by swiping right from the home screen, which displays frequently used applications as well as a feed of the newest headlines.

 

You'll also receive features like XClone in The Infinix Note 11, which allows you to run two instances of compatible programs at the same time, and a game mode, among others. Infinix has developed a number of capabilities for social media applications, something which is referred to as Social Turbo (Social Media Turbo). 

 

The 'WhatsApp mode' in The Infinix Note 11 only allows the messaging app to access data, while all other apps are prevented from accessing data. A voice changer option is also available in this Infinix Phone, which allows you to alter your voice when you're on a video or audio call. 

 

You can use Peek mode in Infinix Note 11  to see messages which others have erased after sending them or to read communications without delivering a read receipt if you want to observe what other people have been doing. 

 

A Smart Panel is also included in the UI of Infinix Note 11, which allows you to swiftly launch your favorite programs and do specific operations.

The Infinix Note 11 Review: Performance

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The sharp AMOLED display of the Infinix Note 11 makes watching videos a pleasurable experience. It offers outstanding viewing angles and may be used outside if the weather is nice enough. 

 

Despite the fact that I could not find a means to change what was displayed on the screen of Infinix Note 11, there is an Eye Care control that switches the screen into Reading mode. The Infinix Note 11 is equipped with an Always-On display feature, which is, however, turned off by default. 

 

The stereo speaker arrangement is loud enough to fill a small area without disturbing others.

 

The fingerprint scanner and face recognition on the side of the Infinix Note 11 were both quick to unlock, as was the device in general. When I was using the Infinix Note 11, I didn't notice any sluggishness. 

 

It also had the ability to multitask between various apps with ease. In terms of synthetic benchmarks, the Infinix Note 11 was able to attain a score of 182,757. In addition, it received 371 and 1,336 points, respectively, in the single-core and multi-core evaluations. 

 

The Infinix Note 11 achieved 8.2 frames per second in the GFXBench graphics benchmark.

 

While testing Infinix Note 11 on games like Battleground which uses high-definition visuals and a fast frame rate by default,  the game was completely playable without any issues. After about 20 minutes of playing, I noticed that the top part of the Infinix phone had grown slightly warm to the touch. 

 

In terms of battery life, the Infinix Note 11 experienced a 5 percent reduction. I also experienced a similar increase in power use after around half-hour of Clash Royale playtime.

 

The battery life on the Infinix Note 11 is excellent, and it may easily last for more than a day without the need to be recharged. During the evaluation period, the Infinix Note 11 phone also succeeded in limiting idle battery drain to a bare minimum. 

 

Our high-definition video loop test lasted 14 hours and 28 minutes in total. The Infinix Note 11 has included a 33W fast charger, which can charge the battery from 0% to 46 % in 30 minutes and from 0% to 86 percent in an hour or less. 

 

After this point, the charging speed begins to slow, and it takes an additional 20 minutes or so for the Infinix phone to be totally charged.

The Infinix Note 11 Review: Cameras

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Infinix Note 11 Review

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This is not the first time that manufacturers have removed camera sensors from smartphones in this price range in keeping prices under check, and the Infinix Note 11 is no exception. 

 

On the Infinix Note 11, you'll find a triple camera configuration consisting of a 50-megapixel main camera, an AI sensor, and a depth sensor. 

 

By default, the primary camera of The Infinix Note 11 captures images at a resolution of 12.5 megapixels, but you may switch to a higher quality of 50 megapixels by pressing a quick toggle button. 

 

This Infinix phone boasts a 16-megapixel selfie camera in the waterdrop notch, along with an LED flash that is elegantly hidden in the top bezel. The camera app is clear and simple to operate, and you can quickly toggle between a variety of shooting modes with a single tap.

 

Photos captured with the Infinix Note 11 in bright daylight seemed flat and devoid of detail. When viewed from a distance, colors were washed out and objects weren't immediately distinguishable. 

 

Photos taken at 50-megapixel quality in The Infinix Note 11 were 13MB in size, but they suffered from the same drawbacks as those taken at the pixel-binned level, making them inappropriate for cropping due to the lack of detail.

 

When it came to closeups, The Infinix Note 11 Camera AI swiftly recognized what the camera was pointing at. However, the Infinix phone often required extra time to set focus, resulting in hazy images when I was not patient enough to wait for it. 

 

The Infinix Note 11 performed admirably in terms of edge recognition and adding depth to the background, but it did not catch the greatest amount of detail on the subject. 

 

I got significantly better portraits this time around, and The Infinix Note 11 did allow me to adjust the amount of blur before shooting a picture. It did a good job of distinguishing between the object and the background. However, it could have benefited from a little more crispness.

 

The performance of The Infinix Note 11 camera in low light was strictly ordinary. Photos taken at night had a hazy appearance with blurry details. Although the Night Mode of The Infinix Note 11 produces a brighter image, the longer shutter time causes moving objects to be blurred.

 

Selfies taken with the Infinix Note 11 were satisfactory in natural light, and the phone was also capable of capturing fine portraits with its rear camera. Selfies taken in low light were mediocre, but the front flash came in handy in darker circumstances.

 

The main and selfie cameras of The Infinix Note 11 are both capable of capturing videos at 2K resolution. The video is not stabilized, and the Ultra Steady option is only available at resolutions up to 1080p and shimmering look in video clips. When filming in the default setting, this results in unsteady images being captured. 

Verdict

Infinix Note 11 Review

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Making a low-cost smartphone is difficult, and manufacturers frequently have to cut compromises in order to achieve competitive pricing. 

 

The Infinix Note 11's camera is not quite up to par with what you can expect from some of the competitors, and you may find yourself taking more than one shot to get it right at times.

 

But, if you are ready to overlook the Infinix Note 11 subpar camera capabilities, it is a fantastic value for money. The sharp AMOLED screen and dual speakers make it a pleasurable device to use for watching videos and playing games. 

 

A number of beneficial software features have also been added by Infinix, although the phone also comes pre-loaded with a number of annoying stock apps. 

 

Pros

  • AMOLED screen with excellent contrast and clarity
  • Speakers in stereo
  • Features of software that are useful

Cons

  • Camera performance that falls short of expectations
  • Notifications from stock applications that are excessively annoying

 

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