10-15 years ago, the phrase “Chinese smartphone” caused laughter. Today, Xiaomi, One Plus, Meizu are known to everyone. Infinix is ​​ready to add to this list. For nine years, the brand appeared on five continents, released more than sixty devices. We chose the four best Infinix smartphones – flagship, gaming and budget.

Even the flagship Infinix models are cheaper than their counterparts. Photo: mobiledrop.in

Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G
Infinix Note 12 (G96)
Infinix Zero X Pro
Infinix Hot 11S

Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G

The announcement of the new flagship took place in early July 2022. July 19 Infinix announced the start of global sales. Note 12 Pro 5G claims to be a popular hit, challenging POCO, Redmi and Realme models. In India, the smartphone is already successfully sold and collects a lot of positive feedback.

The Note 12 Pro 5G display occupies 87% of the front surface area. Photo: mobiltelefon.ru

Infinix has bet on performance and display. The MediaTek Dimensity 810 processor with eight cores up to 2400 MHz is a power-efficient mid-range option. In games like COD: Mobile on medium-high FPS settings within 50 (you can play without nerves). In tests for throttling, the processor, loaded at 94%, does not experience problems. The body of the model does not heat up during long gaming sessions – thanks to the liquid cooling system.

Watch game and video scenes Infinix offers on a 6.7-inch True Color AMOLED display with a resolution of 2400 x 1800. The screen has 100% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. In practice, this makes the image contrast, bright, colorful. The refresh rate is only 60 Hz – there will be no significant smoothness in games and the interface. But Note 12 Pro 5G at the start of sales in Russia is unlikely to cost more than 17,000 rubles.

Excellent viewing angles and rich colors are a bonus for gaming and multimedia. Photo: gizbot.com

The triple main camera of the smartphone has a 108 MP f/1.75 sensor, a 2 MP macro lens and a scene depth sensor (f/2.4). The pictures on the main camera are not bad, with detail and average contrast. The built-in filter adds saturation to the colors. The only thing missing is stabilization. Without it, getting a good result is difficult. In 108 MP mode, the delay reaches two seconds. The 16MP selfie camera takes softer shots that show noise.

Shooting on the main camera without a tripod is a test for the hands. Photo: gizbot.com

The device has decent autonomy: up to six hours of continuous screen operation, two of which are in the game. Under normal load, the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G will last all day. Charging fast – 33 watts.

Note 12 Pro 5G is a rubicon for Infinix. If the model receives mass approval and takes away part of the budget market, the brand will receive a new springboard for growth. A smartphone with such characteristics has every chance.

Benefits of Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G:

  • price;
  • Monster Game Kit function to optimize the gameplay;
  • surround sound;
  • thin body (7.9 mm);
  • performance;
  • excellent AMOLED display;
  • fast charging 33W;
  • normal camera for a budget smartphone.

What you need to know:

  • about fifteen extra applications are preinstalled;
  • shooting without a tripod requires skill;
  • The OS is bulky and not the smoothest to use.

Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G Key Features:

  • processor – MediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810;
  • display – AMOLED, 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400, 20: 9;
  • OS – Android 12, XOS 10.6;
  • RAM – 8 GB;
  • battery – 5000 mAh;
  • size and weight – 164.7 x 76.9 x 8 mm; 188

Infinix Note 12 (G96)

Infinix Note 12 is the base model of the twelfth series. The smartphone is not much inferior to the Pro version in terms of performance, pleases with an AMOLED screen and a reasonable price. The device competes with Realme 8i and Poco M4 Pro. The first Infinix Note 12 wins in display technology, the second – in cost.

Iridescent glossy glass cover – stylish and modern. Photo: ixbt.com

The Note 12 is positioned above the HOT line and further away from the Zero series with its focus on mobile photography. Within the Note-family there is an older model (Note 12 VIP with a 120 Hz screen) and a younger one (Note 12i with a slower processor and reduced screen resolution). Note 12 is a well-balanced device for everyday work and gaming adventures.

The power of the device relies on the MediaTek Helio G96 processor and 8 GB of RAM on board. The mid-budget chip scores 329,000 points in the Antutu synthetic test. In practical terms, these numbers mean:

  • stable operation of any applications;
  • running popular games on medium and medium-high settings.

Non-stop gaming at ultra settings cannot be demanded from a smartphone, but its hardware does not heat up, and the performance does not sag under load.

The experience of watching videos and games is smeared by the screen refresh rate. 60 Hz is not enough for 2022, but the AMOLED display is distinguished by natural colors and good brightness. The low refresh rate gives a big bonus to autonomy. Infinix Note 12 lasts up to two days under normal load.

The green and blue skin of XOS is beautiful and easy to understand for any Android fan. Photo: megabites.com.ph

The body of the model has a beautiful textured back cover with overflows. There are no technical innovations: USB Type-C connector, microphone, speaker. For Old Believer music lovers, Infinix left a 3.5mm headphone jack. The tray for two nano-SIMs is complemented by a slot for a memory card. The design is without backlash, the assembly is reliable.

The 50 MP main camera module is worthy of its performance. With sufficient lighting, pictures are obtained with natural colors, good detail. The 5-10x magnification and the night mode spoil the picture, but the mid-budget smartphone does not pretend to be a camera phone.

Household photos, travel pictures – pictures from Infinix Note 12 will replenish your personal archive. Photo: mobile-review.com

Time-lapse, Pro-mode, AR, bokeh – the camera app has settings for any scenario. Video shooting – up to 2K / 30 FPS, but without stabilization.

Infinix Note 12 did not throw off competitors from the pedestal. But it has advantages (display, cost, design) that put it on a par with popular models from other brands.

Advantages of Infinix Note 12:

  • interesting design with a wave-like outflow;
  • 8 GB of RAM for successful multitasking;
  • battery life up to two days;
  • The processor can handle games and popular applications.

What you need to know:

  • Useless software pre-installed;
  • low screen refresh rate;
  • NFC is not supported;
  • charging takes up to two hours.

Main features of Infinix Note 12:

  • processor – MediaTek Helio G96;
  • display – AMOLED, 6.7 inches, 1080 x 2400, 20: 9;
  • OS – Android 12, XOS 10.6;
  • RAM – 8 GB;
  • battery – 5000 mAh;
  • size and weight – 164.6 x 76.8 x 7.9 mm; 185

Infinix Zero X Pro

Infinix Zero X Pro is a flagship smartphone with a focus on photography. A detailed review of the camera is already available at Fotosklad.Expert. Let’s dwell on other aspects of the device for 27,000 rubles with a modern 120 Hz display and fast charging.

Behind the “moon” idea of ​​the Infinix Zero X Pro lies an ergonomic design and an excellent display. Photo: lifemag-ci.com

The completely plastic case hints that the model does not belong to the premium segment. But the design of the back cover is distinguished by novelty. The brilliant effect with modulations resembles the starry sky on a fine day. The engineers placed all the iron compactly and skillfully: the size of the device is convenient for one hand, and the thickness is only 7.8 mm.

The display of the smartphone is a 6.67-inch AMOLED with a refresh rate of 120Hz. In terms of color reproduction, saturation, brightness and smoothness, it will give odds to any analogues. The advantages of the display are known to Xiaomi fans: almost the same one is on the Redmi Note 10 Pro. The refresh rate is adaptive: Infinix Zero X Pro adjusts the hertz itself, which saves battery power. In the settings, you can make the 120 Hz mode permanent.

The display can also be admired in the sun thanks to sufficient peak brightness. Photo: techadvisor.com

In terms of performance in games and applications, the smartphone is approximately equal to the hit Poco X3 Pro. The MediaTek Helio G95 processor coupled with 8GB of RAM can easily run COD:Mobile and similar games at high graphics settings.

When considering the camera, attention is riveted to the periscope telephoto lens. Its 5x zoom and 60x hybrid zoom is a huge bonus for shooting. In 5x mode, the sharpness of the photo does not drop much, the dynamic range is excellent. Such telephoto lenses are not found in any budget and mid-budget smartphones, except for the Infinix Zero X Pro.

In the shell of the XOS 7.6 interface – customizable widgets, a ribbon screen. The impression is smeared with unnecessary stock applications and the Hi browser. But this problem is solved in a couple of hours.

Infinix Zero X Pro did not become an ideal budget camera phone, but it confidently climbed up to the level of Redmi Note 10 Pro and Poco X3 Pro. A non-trivial design, an excellent matrix and a rare periscope telephoto lens are weighty arguments in favor of the device from Infinix.

Benefits of Infinix Zero X Pro:

  • 108 MP camera with optical stabilization;
  • a rare and expensive telephoto lens with a periscope;
  • AMOLED display with a frequency of 120 Hz;
  • fast charging 45W.

What you need to know:

  • fingerprint sensor does not work perfectly;
  • average battery life in normal mode – 7.5 hours;
  • the software is optimized but not 100%.

Key features of the Infinix Zero X Pro:

  • processor – Mediatek Helio G95;
  • display – AMOLED, 6.7 inches, 120 Hz, FHD +;
  • OS – Android 11, XOS 7.6;
  • RAM – 8 GB;
  • battery – 4500 mAh;
  • size and weight – 164.1 x 75.7 x 7.8 mm; 193

Infinix Hot 11S

Budget gaming smartphone at a price of up to 15,000 rubles – is it real? Infinix Hot 11S decided to prove that it is able to single-handedly occupy this niche. Stereo speakers, a large display, a good processor – Infinix approached the issue seriously.

The HOT 11S looks simple yet fits comfortably in the hand. Photo: ferra.ru

The plastic case of the smartphone looks like glass thanks to its glossy finish. The device collects fingerprints, but this is a fee for the visual effect. The camera block is in the form of an oval tablet with a small protrusion. A 3.5 mm headphone jack, a fingerprint scanner on the side, USB Type-C are all standard for a budget smartphone.

With the display, Infinix decided this: IPS with a large diagonal, 90 Hz and FHD is better than AMOLED 120 Hz, because it is cheaper and no longer needed for games. The 6.7-inch screen of the smartphone is protected by NEG Dinorex T2X-1 glass, which fights against fingerprints. For gaming, this is an important element. The 20.5:9 aspect ratio allows you to see more gaming scenes on the display.

The ergonomics of the model is thought out for a comfortable grip with two hands. Photo: unbox.ph

The installed processor (MediaTek Helio G88) is in the top 30 gaming mobile solutions. Almost 220,000 points in Antutu in game mode are expressed in the smooth operation of games like COD: Mobile, Asphalt 9: Legends. The process at medium (and sometimes high) graphics settings is smooth, without a sharp drop in frame rate and freezes.

With a 5000 mAh battery, the smartphone is discharged moderately. In normal mode, charging will not take a whole day or two. When loaded with games, you will have to connect the adapter every 8-10 hours. Up to 100% smartphone will charge in about 2 hours. Not bad for a budget device.

You can’t say much about a smartphone camera for games for 15,000 rubles. She is. Three lenses are visible in the specification and on the case, but only one works – a 50 MP sensor. The interface of the camera app is simple, the AI ​​function is built-in and cannot be disabled. Photos in daylight are normal. Detail and sharpness at the level of the average device.

In the night mode, the Infinix HOT 11S does a worse job of shooting. Detail drops, focus floats. But these are all the problems of camera phone fans and photographers. For a gamer, the camera is an attachment to the body. And for an ordinary user, how HOT 11S shoots is enough for a personal album.

In the dark, you can take a normal shot. But not always the first time. Photo: i.gadgets360cdn.com

The Infinix HOT 11S isn’t perfect, but it has well-thought-out ergonomics, a full set of motion sensors, a budget gaming processor, and a low price. The device is definitely worth 15,000 rubles.

Advantages of Infinix HOT 11S:

  • good value for money;
  • iron for games on medium and medium-high settings;
  • high autonomy (at least one day of work without recharging);
  • comfortable shell with a lot of settings.

What you need to know:

  • screen with a matte effect and not the best viewing angles;
  • camera – basic level.

Main characteristics of Infinix HOT 11S:

  • processor – MediaTek Helio G88;
  • display – IPS, 6.78 inches, 90 Hz, 1080 x 2480;
  • OS – Android 11, XOS 7.6;
  • RAM – 4/6 GB;
  • battery – 5000 mAh;
  • size and weight – 168.9 x 77 x 8.8 mm; 205


Xiaomi started with simple smartphones, eventually becoming the standard. Infinix has been following a similar path for nine years. Every year, the technical and visual components of the brand’s smartphones are growing. Already, Infinix’s flagship devices are exceeding expectations in many ways at a low cost.