Infinix Note 12 VIP full review

(Last Updated On: May 24, 2022)

Description:

In today’s article, I’m going to give you a complete review of Infinix Note 12 VIP. I’m going to give you a complete spec sheet. I’m going to review the Display, Design and build, Performance, Memory, Storage, Software, Battery, Camera, Main camera, Lenses, Selfie camera, Connectivity, Network, Sound, and pretty much everything that comes in this device.

Infinix Note 12 VIP


Infinix Note 12 VIP:

Display:


Type
AMOLED, 1B colors, 120Hz
Size 6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~86.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)

Infinix Note 12 VIP has an amazing display. Its 6.7 inches Amoled, 120Hz, with HDR10+ support, and 1002 nits (peak) brightness display.  It is also Full HD+ with a PPI density of 409. The display is punchier and more powerful with 120Hz support, and more colorful. The gaming experience is also going to be very good because of its 120Hz display and also the content watching will be good. Thanks to DCIP3 technology. Infinix Note 12 VIP is using the Amoled panel. Which is good. This display is also capable of delivering faster performance with no touch lag issuers thanks to the 120Hz. The display is also protected by the Gorilla Glass 3. The display features an always-on display. This display is amazingly good in this mid-range smartphone category. The aspect ratio is 20:9 which will support high-resolution movies.

DESIGN & BUILD:


Dimensions
163.5 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm (6.44 x 3.02 x 0.31 in)
Weight 198 g (6.98 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Infinix is known for its amazing new designs. Infinix Note 12 VIP with the new design, looks more futuristic and stronger. The rear is made of plastic. The frame is also made of plastic, which makes it lighter. There is IP53 water and dust resistance. In this Infinix Note 12 VIP, we got to see the better design and the better back. Which is good to see on the mid-range phone. It’s protected by a plastic frame that’s why it makes it lighter by 179 grams. The Camera bump is quite a good place. The fingerprint scanner it’s located on the home button and it’s fast with new features.



Performance:

Chipset MediaTek Helio G96
Max. clock 2050 MHz
CPU cores 8 (2 + 6)
Architecture – 6 cores at 2 GHz: Cortex-A55
– 2 cores at 2.05 GHz: Cortex-A76
Lithography process 12 nanometers
Graphics Mali G57 MC2
GPU clock 850 MHz

Infinix Note 12 VIP comes with MediaTek Helio G96. Which scores great on Antutu 9 benchmarks. It also makes the phone experience much smoother with the 120Hz display. The gaming experience is also going to be on another level. The Mali G57 MC2 is one of the powerful GPUs in a mid-range phone, which makes the Infinix Note 12 VIP more powerful than other mid-range smartphones. I already published a complete article on this chipset you can check that out here MediaTek Helio G96.

MEMORY AND STORAGE:

RAM size 4, 8 GB
Memory type LPDDR4X
Memory clock 2133 MHz
Channels 2
Storage size 128, 256 GB
Storage type UFS 2.1
Memory card MicroSD

There are going to be two Ram variants in this Infinix Note 12 VIP, 4GB RAM and 8GB of ram with the new MediaTek Helio G96 is a good combination. The ram is LPDDR4X and clocked on 2133MHz. The Infinix Note 12 VIP has fast UFS 2.1 storage support. There is also an SD card support. Which can support the SD card up to 512 GB. There are also 2 variants of storage. The base one is 128GB and the peak one is 256GB. There are going to be some price differences between these two storage options.


Benchmarks:

Geekbench 5:

Single Core 533
Multicore 1912

Now let’s talk about the benchmarks. The MediaTek Helio G96 has good CPU scores in the Geekbach 5. The single-core score is 533. This is quite impressive when it comes to single-core performance and also the multi-core which is 1912. Which is a lot slower than the newly launched Samsung Exynos 1280. You can check that out.

 Antutu 9 Benchmarks

CPU 96288
GPU 81608
Memory 61602
UX 93725
Total score 334857

MediaTek Helio G96 shows the best AnTuTu 9 scores. We can see a big jump in the GPU and CPU performance. The total performance of the GPU is 816081, which is slower than the MediaTek Helio G95. The CPU also shows one of the best scores. It is 96288 which is a bit slower than the Snapdragon 732G. The memory scores also show a significant boost. MediaTek Helio G96 memory is faster than Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 678. The Ux is also showing one of the best performances. It is 93725, which is faster than Snapdragon 680, and Snapdragon 678G. MediaTek Helio G96’s total scores are above 334857.

Software:

Operating system Android 11
ROM XOS 10.6

The Infinix Note 12 VIP comes with Android 11 support. Which can be customized more than the Android 10. In the new XOS 10.6, there are tons of new features added to the Infinix Note 12 VIP. This new custom ROM is greatly optimized with new bug fixes and with a new layout that is fun to play with.


Battery:

Capacity 4500 mAh
Charge power 120 W
Battery type Li-Po
Replaceable No
Wireless charging No
Reverse charging No
Fast charging Yes (100% in 17 min)

When it comes to charging. This phone can support fast charging of 120 watts. Which can charge fully in 17 minutes. There is no fast wireless charging support. The Infinix Note 12 VIP comes with a 4500Mah battery. Which is just enough for the daily usage. The Infinix Note 12 VIP has a full day battery on a single charge it can live long up to a day. This is the first phone from Infinix that supports 120W of fast charging. The phone is the thinnest version of the note 12 series. This is quite interesting because it has a 4500 Mah battery.

MAIN CAMERA:

Matrix 108 megapixels
Image resolution 12032 x 9024
Zoom Digital
Flash LED
Stabilization Digital
8K video recording No
4K video recording No
1080p video recording Up to 30FPS
Angle of widest lens 118°

Now let’s talk about the Camera. The Infinix Note 12 VIP comes with a triple camera setup. The main camera is 108 megapixel F/1.8. There is no telephoto lens. There is an ultra-wide lens of 13 MP as well. This is a pretty amazing Camera setup which means the photos will contain more details. There is only 2K at 30 FPS. The videos will contain more details and will be sharper thanks to its chipset. There is no optical image stabilization on the ultra-wide lens and on the main lens. The Infinix Note 12 VIP. Also supported the slow-motion 720p at 120 FPS. This is the same sensor that was used in the last gen. This sensor is sharp and big. That collects more light at night thus making it the best camera sensor. This sensor was also used in the Samsung Galaxy S21/S22 ultra. Which by this time the most amazing camera smartphones. The angle view of the ultra-wide is 118 degrees. Which is not wide enough but can take good shots.


Lenses:

Wide (main) lens – 108 MP
– Aperture: F/1.8
– Focal length: 26 mm
– Pixel size: 0.7 micron
– Sensor: 1/1.52″, Samsung S5KHM2 (ISOCELL Plus CMOS)
– Phase autofocus (Dual Pixel)
Ultra-wide lens – 13 MP
– Aperture: f/2.2
– Pixel size: 1.14 micron
– Sensor: 1/2.8″, Sony IMX355 (Exmor-RS CMOS)
Depth lens – 2 MP
– Aperture: f/2.4
– Pixel size: 1.75 micron
– Sensor: 1/5″, Omnivision OV02B1B (CMOS)
Camera features – Bokeh mode
– Pro mode

The main sensor is 108MP. Which is Samsung S5KHM2. Samsung S5KHM2 sensor can be seen in a lot of smartphones in the midrange category also. And also in Flagships like the Xiaomi 11T Pro, Xiaomi 12 pro, and Xiaomi 10T Pro. The main camera saves 12-megapixel images by default. These are all right with enough detail for this class and true to life colors the dynamic range is good. However, these photos are not ideal with visible noise and over-sharpening, and some corner softness. This sensor is brighter and big. Thanks to the aperture F/1.8. This sensor can take stronger portrait shots and can take great shots in the nighttime because it’s combined with a wider aperture. This sensor is very good at maintaining a good dynamic range in harsh conditions. This sensor is also good at taking very amazing portraits with strong Bokeh and good depth of field. At night the main cam takes good low-light photos. There is enough detail realistic-looking exposure and well-preserved colors. The noise is handled well too night mode photos are sharper with more resolved detail and, you get a wider dynamic range with restored highlights, and develop shadows while the exposure is slightly brighter. The Infinix Note 12 VIP doesn’t turn night and day but can take best night shots. It is a 108MP sensor so, combining that with the great software can result in the best in the smartphone photography. The autofocus in this camera sensor is incredibly fast. The sensor is a dual pixel. Overall the sensor is big, bright, and powerful.

There is also an ultra-wide lens of 13 MP. This is also a great sensor considering its capabilities. The 13-megapixel ultra-wide photos are ok for this price range. But nothing great you get enough contrast and wide dynamic range but they come out soft with a low level of detail and the colors are a bit off. In harsh lighting conditions, this camera sensor suffers a lot because of its aperture which is only f/2.2. This sensor cannot take enough light to take good shots at night. The 13-megapixel ultra-wide photos taken at night time are not usable.  They’re incredibly dark and noisy. In the video, this camera sensor has a lot of noise. Which is very annoying. You can’t use this ultra-wide camera at night time because it will contain so much grain and noise in the videos and pictures. The sensor aperture is F/2.2 which cannot collect more light at night time and thus can take average shots at night time with more noise.

There is a 2mp macro. Which is not used regularly. These camera sensors can take good shots with amazing details, and amazing sharpness. The main lens also has optical image stabilization. Which is not as good as the flagship phones but still can do a good job while taking photos or making videos.



SELFIE CAMERA:

Megapixels 16 megapixels
Image resolution 4920 x 3264
Aperture f/2.4
Pixel size 1 microns
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size 1/3.13″
Video resolution 1080p (Full HD) at 30 FPS

 The Infinix Note 12 VIP has a 16-megapixel Selfie Camera. Their recording is only kept on 1080p up to 30 FPS. But considering this Selfie Camera is 16 megapixels. This means it will contain more details. It’s also F/2.4. Which will not collect more light at night photography. The sensor will be struggling to collect light in the nighttime.

Connectivity:

Wi-Fi standard Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
Bluetooth version 5.0
USB type USB Type-C
USB version 2
NFC* Depend on the region

The Infinix Note 12 VIP comes with Wi-Fi 5 with the Bluetooth version of 5.0. Which contains more speed and a better coverage area. Thanks for the Wi-Fi 5. It gives you a better upload and download speed. Infinix Note 12 VIP comes with the USB type C 2.0, which makes it faster and more efficient. There is NFC support in this smartphone.


SOUND:

Speakers Stereo
Headphone audio jack Yes
Dolby Atmos Yes

Infinix Note 12 VIP has a headphone jack. It’s a Midrange smartphone so, it has Stereo speakers with the Dolby atoms support. The speakers sound well. You can listen to music and can take calls with these speakers. It’s also supported by the Dolby atmos which makes the sound experience on another level. The speaker has a nice amount of bass in the sound. You can feel the beat with the nice sound. There are two speakers one at the bottom and another at the top. The top speaker is also used to take calls. The sound quality of Infinix Note 12 VIP is A+. There is also a 3.5-millimeter headphone Jack because it’s a mid-range phone. This is a mid-range smartphone so there is also a headphone jack.

Colors:

Colors Cayenne grey, Force black

The Infinix Note 12 VIP just lunching with two colors which are Cayenne grey, and Force black, I personally like the Cayenne grey color. Because it gives a natural look to the Infinix Note 12 VIP.


Final Thoughts:

So, this was my review of the Infinix Note 12 VIP. This phone has an amazing chipset with an amazing camera. So, I highly recommend buying this phone if you are looking for a good value mid-range phone.

 If you guys learned something new then make sure to check out my other articles as well as my YouTube channel.

My YouTube Channel Link:

https://www.youtube.com/c/ElectronicClinic

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My name is Shahzada Fahad and I am an Electrical Engineer. I have been doing Job in UAE as a site engineer in an Electrical Construction Company. Currently, I am running my own YouTube channel "Electronic Clinic", and managing this Website. My Hobbies are * Watching Movies * Music * Martial Arts * Photography * Travelling * Make Sketches and so on...

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