Infinix Hot 12 Play vs Hot 11S

Here we compared two budget smartphones: the 6.82-inch Infinix Hot 12 Play (with Unisoc Tiger T610) that was released on May 23, 2022, against the Infinix Hot 11S, which is powered by MediaTek Helio G88 and came out 9 months before. On this page, you will find tests, full specs, strengths, and weaknesses of each of the gadgets.

Key differences

An overview of the main advantages of each smartphone
Reasons to consider the Infinix Hot 12 Play
  • Comes with 1000 mAh larger battery capacity: 6000 vs 5000 mAh
  • Compatible with Wi-Fi 5 wireless networks
  • More recent OS version: Android 12 versus 11
  • The phone is 9-months newer
Reasons to consider the Infinix Hot 11S
  • 54% higher pixel density (399 vs 259 PPI)
  • 33% better performance in AnTuTu Benchmark (256K versus 192K)
  • Stereo speakers
  • 9% faster in single-core GeekBench 5 test: 374 and 342 points
  • The front-facing camera can record video at 1440p
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Review

Display
Screen quality, color accuracy, brightness
Performance
CPU/GPU performance in apps and games
Battery
Battery life, charging type and speed
Camera
Photo and video recording quality
Connectivity
Networks, ports, data transmission
NanoReview score
Final comparison evaluation

Value for money

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Price

Tests and specifications

Comparison table of technical specifications and tests
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Display

Type TFT LCD IPS LCD
Size 6.82 inches 6.78 inches
Resolution 720 x 1612 pixels 1080 x 2480 pixels
Aspect ratio 20:9 20:9
PPI 259 ppi 399 ppi
Refresh rate 90 Hz 90 Hz
Max rated brightness 480 nits 500 nits
HDR support No No
Screen protection Tempered glass Tempered glass
Screen-to-body ratio 84.5% 83.5%

Design and build

Height 170.47 mm (6.71 inches) 168.9 mm (6.65 inches)
Width 77.6 mm (3.06 inches) 77 mm (3.03 inches)
Thickness 8.32 mm (0.33 inches) 8.8 mm (0.35 inches)
Weight 194.9 g (6.87 oz) 205 g (7.23 oz)
Waterproof No No
Rear material Plastic Plastic
Frame material Plastic Plastic
Colors White, Black, Blue, Green Black, Green, Purple
Fingerprint scanner Yes, rear Yes, in home button
Screen-to-body ratio
84.5%
83.5%

Performance

Tests of Infinix Hot 12 Play and Infinix Hot 11S in the benchmarks
SoC
Chipset Unisoc Tiger T610 MediaTek Helio G88
Max. clock 1800 MHz 2000 MHz
CPU cores 8 (2 + 6) 8 (2 + 6)
Architecture - 6 cores at 1.82 GHz: Cortex-A55
- 2 cores at 1.82 GHz: Cortex-A75
- 6 cores at 1.8 GHz: Cortex-A55
- 2 cores at 2 GHz: Cortex-A75
L3 cache 1 MB -
Lithography process 12 nanometers 12 nanometers
Graphics ARM Mali G52 MP2 Mali-G52 MC2
GPU clock 614 MHz 1000 MHz
FLOPS ~71.2 GFLOPS ~62 GFLOPS

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Hot 11S +9%
374
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Hot 11S +6%
1352
AnTuTu Benchmark 9
192511
Hot 11S +33%
256767
CPU 65818 67271
GPU 31159 61884
Memory 38708 41577
UX 56824 82048
Total score 192511 256767
3DMark Wild Life Performance
Hot 11S +36%
717
Stability - 98%
Graphics test 3 FPS 4 FPS
Graphics score 526 717
PCMark 3.0 score 7962 8160
Sources: 3DMark [3], [4]

Memory

RAM
RAM size 4, 6 GB 4, 6 GB
Memory type - LPDDR4X
Memory clock - 1866 MHz
Channels 2 2
Storage
Storage size 64, 128 GB 64, 128 GB
Storage type eMMC 5.1 eMMC 5.1
Memory card MicroSD MicroSD
Memory card max. size Up to 512 GB Up to 512 GB

Software

Operating system Android 12 Android 11
ROM XOS 10 XOS 7.6

Battery

Specifications
Capacity 6000 mAh 5000 mAh
Charge power 10 W 18 W
Battery type Li-Ion Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Wireless charging No No
Reverse charging No No
Fast charging Yes Yes (32% in 30 min)
Full charging time 3:50 hr 2:25 hr

Camera

Specs and camera test of smartphones
Main camera
Matrix 13 megapixels 50 megapixels
Image resolution 4208 x 3120 4864 x 2736
Zoom Digital Digital
Flash Quad LED Quad LED
Stabilization Digital Digital
8K video recording No No
4K video recording No No
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS Up to 30FPS
Lenses 2 (13 MP + 2 MP) 3 (50 MP + 2 MP + 0.3 MP)
Wide (main) lens - 13 MP
- Aperture: f/1.8
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
- Sensor: 1/3.1" (CMOS)
- Phase autofocus
- 50 MP
- Aperture: f/1.6
- Phase autofocus
Monochrome lens - - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
Depth lens - 2 MP
- Aperture: f/2.4
- 0.3 MP
- Pixel size: 1.12 micron
Camera features - Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
- Bokeh mode
- Pro mode
Selfie camera
Megapixels 8 megapixels 8 megapixels
Image resolution 3264 x 2448 3264 x 2448
Aperture f/2.0 f/2.0
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS 1440p at 30 FPS

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac) Wi-Fi 4 (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Wi-Fi features - Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
- Dual Band
- Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Wi-Fi Display
Bluetooth version 5 5
Bluetooth features LE, A2DP LE, A2DP
USB type USB Type-C USB Type-C
USB version 2 2
USB features - Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
- Charging
- USB-Storage mode
- OTG
GPS GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, NAVIC
NFC* Depends on the region Depends on the region
Infrared port No No
Network
Number of SIM* 2 2
Type of SIM card Nano Nano
Multi SIM mode Standby Standby
eSIM support* No No
Hybrid slot No No
LTE Cat* 7 4
5G support No No

Sound

Speakers Mono Stereo
Headphone audio jack Yes Yes
FM radio Yes Yes
Dolby Atmos No No

Other

Category Budget Budget
Announced May 2022 September 2021
Release date May 2022 September 2021
Sensors - Proximity sensor
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
- Proximity sensor
- Accelerometer
- Ambient light sensor
- Compass
- Fingerprint
*Disclaimer! NFC, GSM network support, and some other specs can be different depending on the country.

Conclusion

If the display, performance, camera, and sound are more important to you, then choose the Infinix Hot 11S. But if the software, battery life, connectivity, and design are more of a priority – go for the Infinix Hot 12 Play.

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