If you are looking for a great value-for-money budget smartphone in 2021, there are few options better than the Infinix Hot 11s. The phone’s affordability is its greatest strength, and it comes at a starting price of ₹10999, which approximately converts to $146. The phone comes in three configurations and Polar Black, Green Wave, and Purple colors. Two of the variants have 4 GB of RAM with 64 GB and 128 GB of internal storage. The more premium variant has 6 GB of RAM with 128 GB of internal storage. The memory type used here is eMMC 5.1 and not UFS, which is a letdown.
The triple card slot has room for an SD card and two Nano-SIM cards that support 2G, 3G, and 4G connections. Besides affordability, its biggest highlight is its gaming performance. In fact, the Infinix Hot 11s is easily one of the best phones for gaming you can find in this price range. Mali-G52 MC2 GPU looks after your gaming experience, which is also supported by the presence of the 90 Hz screen refresh rate. MediaTek Helio G88 processor, which is based on the 12 nm manufacturing process, handles the overall performance. As for the software, the device runs Android 11 with XOS 7.6 on top.
While the UI is smooth, the device isn’t free from bloatware. What makes the issue even worse is that many of those apps can’t be uninstalled. In the AnTuTu benchmark test, the phone achieved a score of 238000 points. The multimedia experience offered by the Infinix Hot 11s is decent. The phone has a 6.78-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, protected by NEG Dinorex T2X-1. Besides the aforementioned specs, it has a screen-to-body ratio of 83.5% and an impressive PPI density of 399. You will have no issue using the phone outdoors as it can go up to 500 nits of brightness.
The presence of stereo speakers and a 3.5 mm headphone jack also contributes to the experience. The phone has a plastic frame and is prone to attracting fingerprints as well. Coming to dimensions, the phone measures 6.65 inches in height, 3.03 inches in width, and 0.35 inches in thickness. The phone weighs in at 205 grams, which is considered average by today’s standards. As for the cameras, the Infinix Hot 11s has a triple camera setup on the back. It has a 50 MP wide-angle and 2 MP depth sensor camera in addition to an AI (Artificial Intelligence) camera. The phone has features like Quad-LED flash, HDR, and panorama.
For selfies and video communications, Infinix Hot 11s uses an 8 MP wide-angle camera on the front. As for video recording, both the front and the rear camera setup can do so in 1440p. While the phone’s overall performance is mediocre, the main camera does perform well in proper lighting conditions. Speaking of sensors, the phone has an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and a fingerprint sensor on the back.
For communication, the device uses Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth 5.0, USB On-The-Go, and GPS. Like most budget phones, the phone allows you to listen to FM Radio but lacks support for NFC. For charging, the device uses a USB Type-C 2.0 port. The phone has a 5000 mAh lithium polymer battery that should last a day and a half on moderate use. Also, the device has support for 18W fast charging.