There isn’t much choice if you are looking to buy a smartphone for gaming in the lower end of the budget segment. Most smartphones priced at around Rs. 10,000 today do offer decent software performance, but are not big on gaming, and are unlikely to feature a high-refresh-rate display.
Infinix seems to have created a space for itself, targeting exactly this audience. The Infinix Hot 11S offers a large, high-refresh-rate display as well as a capable budget gaming processor and stereo speakers, all of which make it stand out of the crowd in terms of hardware specifications. We’re going to see how well it performs, and whether there are compromises in other areas.
Infinix Hot 11S price in India
The Infinix Hot 11S is available in a single 4GB RAM, 64GB storage configuration, and is priced at Rs. 10,999 in India. It is offered in three colours: 7 Degrees Purple, Green Wave, and Polar Black. We received a Green Wave unit for review.
Infinix Hot 11S design
The Infinix Hot 11S is a fairly large and broad device, but has a slim side profile. It has a plastic back that features a wave-like pattern over a metallic finish. Over the pattern is a coating of enamel that gives the phone a glossy look. Unfortunately, this makes the phone appear quite cheap, and also makes it a smudge magnet. It would have been a very elegant-looking design had Infinix skipped this glossy coating.
You’ll see a pill-shaped camera module on the back which stands out and looks unique, with a large lens cutout for the primary camera. However, this is simply cosmetic. It protrudes only by a few millimetres from the surface, so the phone does not wobble much when placed on a table. The fingerprint sensor sits right next to the camera module, which does make reaching it a bit of a stretch, given the phone’s large overall footprint.
The Hot 11S sports a 6.7-inch full-HD LCD with a hole for the front-facing camera. The display is protected by NEG Dinorex T2X-1 glass, which was good at resisting fingerprints and remained smudge-free in my experience. The display features a 20.5:9 aspect ratio but is both broad and tall, making one-handed use impossible.
Infinix Hot 11S specifications and software
The Infinix Hot 11S uses MediaTek’s Helio G88 processor. The phone is available in a single configuration …….