Infinix Word 11S evaluate: nice efficiency, middling cameras

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Proving again and again that it’s not a model to be taken calmly, Infinix has been launching compelling smartphones that take the battle to its rivals. Because the yr involves an in depth, Infinix has determined to disclose a brand new budget-oriented smartphone that ought to make some heads flip. The Infinix Word 11S is a tool that’s priced beginning Rs 12,999 and on paper, appears to have what it takes to lure potential consumers. Let’s dissect the machine in additional element with this full evaluate.

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Save for the cameras and UI, the Infinix Word 11S checks all of the avenues for a greater than first rate price range smartphone expertise. It has the efficiency stats and a quick, excessive refresh panel for fluid viewing.  Nevertheless, the shortage of an ultra-wide shooter, and common pictures from the first lens, performs to the cellphone’s detriment.

The lowdown

This time round Infinix has disbursed with its eccentric design decisions and stored a extra minimalistic color scheme. The matte-finish throughout the again panel of the Word 11S, and the polished rails that go together with it look fairly first rate. I wouldn’t characterise the machine as heavy however the somewhat tall design makes it much less pocketable. The digicam system on the top-right protrudes barely from the body and has an association very paying homage to the Redmi Word 10 sequence. Nevertheless, of the 4 circles demarcated for digicam lenses, one is totally devoid of any optics. In my view, the housing may have been made smaller until the aim of the machine is to dramatise superior digicam {hardware}… which it doesn’t have. On the underside, the cellphone has the standard assortment of ports, overlaying a USB C and three.5mm headphone jack, plus a speaker grille. By the way, the highest earpiece combines with the underside speaker for stereo sound output which is all the time good to see (or extra exactly, hear) on price range telephones.

By way of the show, Infinix has offered a 6.95-inch FHD+ IPS LCD which presents 120Hz refresh price for a extra fluid expertise. The large display is a boon for media consumption particularly with WideVine L1 certification being offered for HD OTT content material. Being an LCD panel the color replica on the display is barely extra contrasty and under-saturated in nature as in comparison with the AMOLED panel which could be discovered on the common Word 11. I’m completely happy, nevertheless, with the minimal off-axis color shift… although the punch-hole on the prime centre does have some backlight bleeding round it. Brightness ranges will not be specified by the corporate however I feel there may be scope for enchancment there as nicely. 

The pictures is dealt with by a 50MP main shooter the likes of which I’ve already seen on the latest Moto G51 (evaluate). A supporting forged of 2MP macro and depth shooters can be current, whereas on the entrance there’s a 16MP selfie digicam. The absence of an ultra-wide lens because the secondary lens is a bit disappointing. The macro and depth sensors have restricted use, because the latter’s job could be completed by computational pictures. The first shooter does get in good dynamic vary however the color saturation ranges range wildly in several lighting circumstances. Aside from that, the detailing across the edges of the body seems smooth in a number of pictures. The auto HDR and scene recognition work exhausting work however solely to pump up colors. Portrait mode pictures have good background separation and a smooth blur that goes straightforward on the attention. The macro digicam, alternatively, could be referred to as satisfactory at greatest and relies on sturdy lighting for moderately good pictures.

Low gentle pictures can be a little bit of a blended bag on the Word 11S. The viewfinder reveals a loud and blurred illustration of how the precise photograph seems. Infinix’s computational algorithms do a whole lot of good post-processing work with publicity, colors and shadows. Nevertheless, particulars are extra overprocessed than I’d’ve favored. Focus is contact and go on a topic even with assisted road lighting whereas the devoted Night time mode is of little assist in excessive low-light situations. The selfie shooter will get good pores and skin tones and facial options though it falters with publicity dealing with.

The MediaTek Helio G96 handles efficiency on the Infinix Word 11S, and from my expertise with the machine, it does a reasonably passable job. The variant I’ve comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, however you can too go for the 8GB + 128GB mannequin which is able to set you again Rs 15,999. The machine isn’t a powerhouse when it comes to efficiency and I feel the bloatware-laden XOS pores and skin working on the cellphone could possibly be partly responsible. That mentioned, I feel the performance-related metrics of the Word 11S punch above its weight class, particularly given its pricing. The cellphone scores excessive on benchmarks, logging 329,043 on Antutu V9.5 and 1,628 on Geekbench 5’s multi-core take a look at. On the CPU Throttle take a look at, the cellphone maintains upwards of 90 % of peak efficiency for as much as half-hour, which is sort of good. So far as GPU efficiency goes, the 3DMark’s Wild Life take a look at returned a rating 1,099 which is about common. I performed PUBG New State on the machine and got here away moderately happy. The sport ran nicely for about 40 minutes on medium settings till the thermals began to affect the body price a lot in order that I needed to downgrade the graphics high quality. 

Another notable options on the machine embrace a handy guide a rough fingerprint reader and glorious sounding stereo audio system. The XOS V 10.0.0 interface appears a bit complicated although and will use a little bit of firming down. Infinix has tried to imitate the fast settings and notifications panel seen on iOS and that has not turned out nicely. The problems embrace an extreme quantity of bloatware, the settings menu is finicky, and plenty of principal utilities needlessly having the phrase AI prefixed. Plus Infinix’s observe document with software program updates will not be that nice, so it might be some time until the Android 12 replace arrives on the cellphone. 

A 5,000mAh battery is being offered on the machine which may final for the whole lot of the day after which some. My each day utilization of the cellphone concerned streaming YouTube and a few hours of PUBG New State. The cellphone stored about 35-40 % of the battery by the top of the day which I feel is commendable. Nevertheless, on PCMark’s Battery 3.0 take a look at, the cellphone returned a somewhat common rating of 10 hours and 52 minutes, which makes me consider that the take a look at didn’t run as correctly as anticipated. There may be additionally 33W charging help out there for the machine that may juice up the cellphone to one hundred pc in simply above an hour.

Last verdict

The Achilles heel of the Infinix Word 11S is its pictures prowess, whereas the software program does want enchancment as nicely. Regardless of these, I feel it’s a compelling cellphone for its value, providing the best efficiency metrics, beauty and a big excessive refresh price show albeit with barely sub-par brightness ranges. The stereo audio system amplify the viewing expertise as nicely. Price a second search for these causes, I’d say. After all, the competitors isn’t actually that far out. The Moto G51 (evaluate) is a latest launch that gives a full inventory Android expertise with higher cameras however prices barely extra whereas the Redmi Word 10 (evaluate) continues to be my go-to machine for the most effective digicam and show beneath Rs 15,000. Nevertheless, it’s plain that Infinix’s place within the price range section has been solidified with the Word 11S.

Editor’s score: 3.5 / 5


  • Clear and minimalistic design
  • Respectable efficiency
  • Succesful stereo audio system


  • Not-so-great software program expertise
  • Cameras have to be improved
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