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Review of Infinix NOTE 12 PRO 8/256 GB. Stylish mid-budget with an AMOLED screen


Infinix continues to rapidly develop its line of smartphones in Russia. Our today’s hero was the NOTE 12 PRO model, which received an AMOLED screen, a triple camera, a fresh Helio G99 processor and a 5000 mAh battery with support for fast charging. Sounds attractive, but is everything so smooth? We tell in our review.

Equipment

The Infinix NOTE 12 PRO comes in a matte white cardboard box. Inside it are the smartphone itself, a silicone transparent case, a charging cable, a 33 W power supply, a paper clip to remove the tray, a user manual and a warranty card. A protective film is pasted on the screen of the smartphone from the factory.


Appearance

Smartphone design is not the most commonplace. It looks serious and gives the impression that it belongs to a higher price segment. The thickness of the case is 7.8 mm, and the weight of the device is 192 grams.

At first glance it may seem that the back cover of the smartphone is made of metal, but in fact it is plastic. Such a high-quality imitation was created thanks to a combination of glossy and matte coatings at the same time.


The edges of the NOTE 12 PRO are flat, not rounded. This is clearly done in line with the latest trends in smartphone design. Despite this, the phone lies perfectly in the hand, and its edges do not dig into the hand.


If the smartphone is placed on a table, it will not lie flat, as the camera block sticks out and is not in the center. This situation gracefully corrects the complete case.

Infinix NOTE 12 PRO is available for purchase in three colors: blue, white and gray.

The fingerprint scanner is built into the unlock button. Works smartly and accurately without a single complaint.

The tray for two SIM-cards is located on the left side. It can also accommodate a microSD memory card up to 2 TB.

On the bottom of the smartphone there is an audio jack, a microphone, USB Type-C and a speaker, while the sound is stereo, because the earpiece also works in parallel with it. The sound quality is decent, there is support for DTS audio compression technology.

Screen

The smartphone has a large 6.7-inch screen with FHD + resolution. The picture does not grain at all, because the pixel density is 393 ppi. The matrix type is AMOLED and this is very pleasing. The colors are saturated, and the brightness margin is sufficient to use the smartphone under the sun.

The screen refresh rate is a little disappointing, as it is equal to the standard 60 Hz. For many, this will not be anything critical, but still I want to have smooth 90 Hz.

In the screen settings, you can enable a dark theme, which will actually save battery consumption due to the AMOLED matrix. Here you can also activate the adaptive brightness control and the mode of protecting eyes from harmful blue rays.

Filling

The Infinix NOTE 12 PRO is powered by the current Helio G99 processor built using the 6nm process technology. The amount of RAM is 8 GB, but it can be expanded to an even more impressive figure of 13 GB through the use of internal memory. The size of the internal drive itself is 256 GB, which is not small.

The performance margin is enough for the eyes for any games. For example, WoT Blitz are at the maximum graphics level, Pubg Mobile at high and Standoff 2 at the same high. In all cases, the fps level is decent. The only exception will be the extremely demanding Genshin Impact, you will have to set low graphics for it, otherwise the fps will not always be enough. After long gaming sessions, the case of the smartphone does not heat up much, and the processor does not start to throttling.

The smartphone runs on Android 12 with XOS 10.6 proprietary shell installed on top. The interface looks nice and is not overloaded. Everything works smartly. Of the pleasant moments of the shell, it is worth noting a large and informative curtain, the ability to clone applications, parental control and the anti-theft mode, in which the smartphone emits a loud beep in case of interruption of charging. There is dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC for contactless payment.

Camera

The camera block consists of three modules:

    – Primary: 108 megapixels, aperture f/1.8;
    – Depth sensor: 2 megapixels, aperture f/2.4;
    – Macro module: 0.08 Mpix.

Only the first module plays a key role, and there is very little meaning from the other two. Unfortunately, there was no place for an ultra-wide-angle, and even more so a telephoto lens. In any case, it shoots a smartphone for its class with dignity. The level of detail of the pictures is not bad, the color rendition is most often correct, but sometimes it goes more into cold shades. Also, AI plays positively on the quality of photos, which can determine which object is in the frame and adjust the settings on its own. In the dark, the pictures come out also not of the worst quality.

It is worth noting the presence of a powerful flash in the smartphone, consisting of as many as four LEDs.

The front camera received a resolution of 16 megapixels with an aperture of ƒ / 2.0. Surprised by the presence of a flash, which is located in the upper right corner. The level of quality of the resulting images can be called good, though not the most outstanding.

Video is recorded in 2K resolution at 30 fps or Full HD at up to 60 fps. The quality is not bad. There is digital stabilization. An example of recording video in Full HD at 30 frames / sec can be found below:

Battery

In terms of autonomy, the smartphone is in full order. The 5000 mAh battery is enough for the whole day of work at the average level of load, if you sit in social networks and occasionally watch videos.

It will take about 1.5 hours to fully charge the smartphone from the included 33 W charger with Super Charge function. There is no support for wireless charging in the smartphone.

Results

Infinix NOTE 12 PRO will appeal to those who are looking for an inexpensive smartphone with a nice design, a rich AMOLED screen, decent performance and a capacious battery. Of the other pluses, it is worth highlighting a good camera, the presence of a flash on the front camera, fast interface and stereo sound. The disadvantages include the lack of an ultra-wide-angle module and a screen refresh rate of 60 Hz.

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