Infinix just lately introduced two new units in India’s reasonably priced smartphone phase within the type of the Infinix Word 11 and Word 11S (assessment). The Word 11 boasts an AMOLED panel to amplify the visible high quality and at Rs 11,999, the system does have a sure bragging proper within the show division. Let’s learn how the Word 11 fares in every day use and whether or not Infinix will be thought of a severe rival to the Xiaomis and Realmes of the world.
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Acquainted woes have come again to hang-out the Infinix Word 11 and put the corporate’s place as a top-tier OEM in jeopardy. A less-than-ideal software program expertise mixed with optics that want enchancment maintain the Word 11 down regardless of the system having one of many nicest shows within the phase.
The Word 11 has a extra squared design than the 11S which has a curved again. Nonetheless, by way of the end, the matte coating has been retained with the identical rectangular digital camera hump on the top-left though the color scheme is extra of a lightweight blue as in comparison with the 11S’ aqua-green. The system feels good to the contact with its grippy edges and is kind of gentle within the hand which isn’t shocking contemplating it has a polycarbonate construct. On the underside of the system, there’s a USB C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a speaker grille. Just like the Word 11S, the bottom-firing speaker doubles up with the earpiece for stereo output. The facility button on the aspect acts as a fingerprint sensor whereas a tactile quantity rocker button sits proper on prime.
Sporting a 6/7-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel versus the usual IPS LCD selection seen on this phase does include a bunch of advantages. The main ones are a wider color palette and absence of off-axis color shift. On the Word 11, the 6.4-inch display is kind of vibrant, brilliant and has deep blacks that amplify any content material being considered on the display. My solely gripe, which may very well be a bit an excessive amount of to ask at this worth level from an OLED, is that the display is 60Hz which takes away the graceful scrolling expertise of a better refresh fee panel. The bezels will not be obnoxiously giant however the quaint waterdrop notch for the selfie shooter may have been swapped for a punch-hole. Infinix has additionally offered TUV Rheinland certification for defense in opposition to blue gentle and WideVine L1 certification for HD OTT content material.
Coming to cameras, the triple-lens setup consists of a 50MP main digital camera, 2MP depth digital camera and an AI lens of unspecified decision. Infinix hasn’t actually been prime of the pedestal within the digital camera division in current instances, and my opinion stays principally the identical this time round as properly. The first shooter is able to taking first rate photographs however solely when it’s drowned in daylight. Even then the dynamic vary isn’t on top of things and detailing will be fairly smooth in lots of locations. There’s neither an ultra-wide digital camera nor a macro sensor to take a photograph with various focal lengths. The depth sensor does a mean job of object separation. In low gentle situations, the first sensor more-or-less falls aside until assisted by avenue lights. The selfies from the 16MP sensor are detailed and match the right pores and skin tones.
Shifting over to the efficiency part, the Infinix Word 11 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88 chipset. The 12nm SoC isn’t identified for its energy effectivity however it could possibly accomplish average duties with relative ease. Throughout my time with the system, I seldom skilled stutters whereas scrolling or the UI freezing up after a number of apps have been opened directly. Nonetheless, the telephone does warmth up on occasion. The gaming expertise was beneath common even for a price range telephone, with the sport PUBG New State crashing a number of instances because the system bought heated up.
By way of RAM and storage, the telephone has a single 4GB RAM + 64GB configuration. Infinix’s XOS 10 pores and skin runs on the system. The interface is filled with bloatware and the complicated don’t make for an excellent software program expertise. The battery on the system is a wholesome 5,000mAh capability which may final you for greater than a day. It has a 33W quick charging help to juice up the cell in below 100 minutes.
I feel the Infinix Word 11 rides on its appears to be like and show high quality. Other than that, there may be little that the system succeeds in. The crux of Word 11’s troubles lies within the sub-par cameras and the software program pores and skin that wants enchancment. Another strongholds of the system akin to battery capability and charging speeds maintain the telephone above water in a sea of competing smartphones. Infinix has the flexibility to stage up and it has confirmed part of it with its beautiful AMOLED show however the firm has nonetheless to make important inroads different essential features of a smartphone expertise.
Editor’s ranking: 3.5 / 5
- Good show
- Clear design
- Good battery life
- Not-so-great software program expertise
- Cameras must be improved