Many people cannot afford the latest Apple or Samsung smartphone, but they do expect a stylish design with enough flaunt value to attract others, a rich and bright display to enjoy long hours of binge watching, smooth performance, a strong battery, and powerful cameras from their new smartphone—all while staying within their budgets. Given the recent momentum of several of its products, Infinix appears to have a good sense of the customer’s pulse.
The Note 12 and Note 12 Turbo (our test unit) are two new members of the fast-growing brand’s Note series that are tempting in terms of style and affordability, with a respectable spec sheet and performance. Let’s see if they are a decent option for those on a tight budget.
Design and display: The Note 12 Turbo has a beautiful anti-glare matte finish back panel with a side flat frame and weighs only 184.5g. A distinctive and luxurious feature is the combination of mirror in the camera panel and a matte finish in the general rear panel. Sapphire Blue, Force Black, and Snowfall are the three color options for the phone. The phone has a versatile side-mounted fingerprint sensor that can be used to unlock the phone as well as answer calls, cancel alarms, and launch apps quickly.
The Note 12 Turbo features a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 1000 NITS, a 108 percent NTSC ratio, and a 100 percent DCI P3 color gamut for accurate color reproduction. For an immersive viewing experience, the gadget boasts a Drop notch screen with a 92 percent screen-to-body ratio. With its 180 Hz touch sampling rate, it provides ultra smooth interaction between the users’ fingertips and the screen smooth display, greatly enhancing the gaming experience.
Cameras: The Note 12 Turbo has a triple camera system with a 50MP primary lens with f/1.6 big aperture, a secondary lens with a 2MP depth sensor for excellent wide photos, and an AI lens. It boasts a full-featured video camera with time-lapse video recording mode and Slow Motion video mode, which allows users to capture films at 240 frames per second.
Performance: The Note 12 Turbo is equipped with a powerful MediaTekHelio G96 processor that ensures quick and responsive gameplay. DarLink 2.0 technology improves the gaming interface and visual experience by effectively allocating resources between the game and the chipset to minimize overheating.
Battery: The gadget is powered by a 5000mAh battery that keeps it running for lengthy periods of time. The battery lasts more than 65 days in standby mode. It has a 33W charging support and a Type C charger, guaranteeing that the phone does not need to be recharged regularly.
Key takeaways: Note 12 Turbo is a solidly built device with a heady mix of features and fast and smooth overall running. Very tempting at this price point and easily one of the best Infinix phones.
* Display: 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
* Processor: MediaTek Helio G96
* Operating system: Android 12
* Memory & storage: 8GB RAM, 128GB storage
* Camera: 50MP + 2MP Depth Lens + AI lens, 16MP front camera
* Battery: 5000mAh, 33W charging
* Estimated street price: Rs 14,999