Infinix Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11: These two phones are 2022 budget entry-level smartphone you can buy. Their prices are within the range of 100k – 115k Naira. But the question is which of these two is better for you to buy? In this article, we’ll outline the differences and similarities between these two devices.
While at the bottom of this article, there will be the verdict segment that will guide you on which is the overall best. So make sure to read to the end.
Infinix Note 12 Key Specs
• 6.7″ FHD+ AMOLED Display (60Hz)
• 4/6 GB RAM
• 128 GB ROM
• 50 + 2 + 2MP
• 16MP selfie
• MediaTek helio G88
• Android 11; XOS 10.6
• 5,000 mAh (33W)
Redmi Note 11 Key Specs
• 6.43″ FHD+ AMOLED Display (90Hz)
• 4/6 GB RAM
• 64/128 GB ROM
• 50 + 8 + 2 + 2MP
• 13MP selfie
• Snapdragon 680
• Android 11; upgradeable to Android 12
• 5,000 mAh battery (33W)
Display and Design
The design of these two devices is different. The Redmi Note 11 has a dot in-display design, while the Infinix Note 12 has a waterdrop notch design. The Infinix Note 12 screen of 6.7-inch is bigger than the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 with 6.4-inch. And both smartphones have a plastic back and plastic frame.
These two smartphones have a super AMOLED touchscreen which is bright and colourful. However, one major difference is that the Redmi Note 11 has a higher 90Hz refresh rate but the Infinix Note 12 doesn’t.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 camera is more versatile. It features a 50MP main cam, alongside an 8MP ultra-wide, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Upfront is a 13MP selfie camera. The smartphone can only record video in 1080p (No 4k).
Infinix Note 12 on the other hand, has a triple camera setup: 50MP main cam, 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. It has no ultra-wide lens which is where it falls behind the Redmi Note 11. The front camera is 16MP and unlike the Redmi, the Infinix Note 11 can record video in 2k max resolution (No 4k).
Overall, both phones have good cameras, but because of the Redmi Note 11 versatility, most people would prefer its camera over the Infinix Note 12.
Performance | 5G | Configuration
There’s no 5G network on any of them. And both have a 4GB RAM + 64GB storage configuration. As well as a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration. However, the chipsets that power them varies. The Redmi Note 11 is powered by Snapdragon 680 4G, while the Infinix Note 12 is powered by MediaTek hello G88 4G chipset.
The two chipsets inside both devices are midrange level. And so far from our testing in the studio, both chips are at par. So the performances across both phones are neck to neck.
These two phones run Android 11 out of the box. However, over time, Xiaomi will upgrade the Redmi Note 11 up to Android 12 and 13. But Infinix Note 12 could remain Android 11 or at most Android 12 which is yet to be certain.
So for a better software experience, we’ll recommend the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 over the Infinix Note 12.
Infinix Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11: Battery
Both smartphones have a 5,000 mAh battery capacity. And both have a 33W fast charger in the box.
Infinix Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11: Prices
The prices of these two smartphones are the same but for emphasis’ sake, let’s break it down. The Redmi Note 11 with 4/128 GB is priced at 106,000 Naira. A similar configuration of the Infinix Note 12 will cost you 115,000 naira. The 6GB RAM variants are more expensive.
Infinix Note 12 vs Redmi Note 11: Verdict
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 is the better phone of these two. It gives better value for money. It has a better software plan and UI experience. However, one reason to consider the Infinix Note 12 is because of its after-sales services. The Infinix Note 12 is easier to repair as carlcare repair centres are almost in every region where Transsion devices are being sold.
So if I’m to score these two smartphones by percentage. I’ll score the Redmi Note 11 (52.5%) while the Infinix Note 12 gets (47.5%).