Hey, guys. I’m Tomatkchap, and this is the new Infinix. Note twelve. 2023. And yes, this is not going to beat the iPhone 14 Pro Max or the guy guesses 22 Ultra.
But this is also just $199. I don’t know how that’s possible. How do they make any money? So I’ve teamed up with Infinix to give you a bit of a walkthrough.
Now, the first thing you’ll notice is this new design on the back. It really does stand out with this contrasting glossy and matte finish and this big round camera module. I have it in Tuscany blue, but it also comes in alpine white and volcanic gray. It’s just seven 8 mm thick. It’s nice and light.
The power button doubles as a fingerprint reader, although we do also get face unlocking as well. A headphone jack on the bottom and if I pop out the SIM card tray, micro SD card support as well. Very nice. Now, upfront we have this big six seven-inch full HD plus AMOLED display. Great to see AMOLED.
One of the downsides, well, compromises I guess, that they’ve gone for to get this price though, is that we are stuck with 60 Hz, which isn’t ideal, but I suppose when you consider, I don’t know, the iPhone 14 Plus, which costs over four times more, still has a 60 Hz screen as well. Perhaps we can look past it. We do get dual speakers, nice and thin bezels around the screen, plus this tiny selfie camera notch at the top, which altogether means that the big screen looks great for watching movies and playing games. And speaking of which, inside the Note Twelve 220 thousand and three, we have the new Mediatech Helio G 99. Now, to get a bit nerdy, that is a six-nanometer chip versus the twelve Nanometer G 96 that we had on the previous Note, and it’s still used on a lot of value phones.
What that means is we’re getting more power and better efficiency. Actually, we’re looking at about twelve and a half percent faster CPU, a 9% faster GPU, and all while being 10% more power efficient. That’s paired with 8GB of Ram. And also the Note Twelve will support Ram boost with an update coming soon, giving us a combined total of 13 gigs, which means you can have up to 20 apps stored, which you can quickly jump back into. Plus we’ve also got 128 gigs of storage in here, which of course you can expand with a Micro SD.
Now, fire up a bit of asphalt nine. It does run with lower graphic settings compared to super high-inflection phones, but it’s nice and smooth and it plays well. We also get Infinix’s Ex Arena, which uses their Dalink two engine to help optimize performance for gaming and also give you some handy in-game tools. Now, I mentioned the 60 Hz, which is fine I guess, for the price. But one thing you can do if you’re happy to tinker is jumped into the settings, the about page, tap the build number seven times, unlock the developer options and then reduce or in fact speed up the animation times that can make things feel just a little bit snappier.
Now, I’ve been carrying this with me for the best part of a week, and by the end of the day, I have around 25% of my battery left, which is actually very good given the screen size. The combination of that power-efficient chip and the big 5000 mah battery means battery life is actually very good. On Note Twelve 2023 with casual use, a day and a half are certainly possible, and I’m also impressed that given the price, they also bundle a charger in the box. This is Infoenix’s 33-watt supercharger and will get you around 50% of the battery in half an hour, although sadly, there isn’t any wireless charging support. Now, in the settings.
Android Twelve with Infidex own XOS Ten six Software
If you tap this My Phone option, you can see all the specs and software for the Note Twelve. And as you can see, this runs Android Twelve with Infidex own XOS Ten six software on top. There are a handful of preinstalled apps that I removed or hid away in folders, but it’s smooth and we get some nice extra features. For example, you can swipe in and hold from the side to work with a smart panel for some quick app and tool shortcuts. There are also nifty extras like Theft Alert and Peak Proof.
Function and XOS Labs
Plus, if you explore the special function and XOS Labs and settings, there are even more advanced features. Okay, let’s talk about this camera. And the headline is this main 50-megapixel F one-six camera, although we do also get a two-megapixel depth sensor which helps to improve your portrait shots. Of course, you do have to set expectations considering the price, but I would say it does a decent job in good light. Actually, there’s a good amount of detail, colors, and natural.
And I think for the price, I honestly didn’t expect it to be this capable. Also, there are about a billion different modes and options to play with within the camera app.
And then finally around the front, we have this 60-megapixel selfie camera. So the Infinix Twelve 2023 is an exciting phone. I would describe it as cheap and cheerful. I mean, it really is. It’s $199 and I don’t quite know how they make any money charging that much for a phone like this.
G 99 chip
We get this nice thin chassis. It’s pretty lightweight. I think it looks quite good as well. Big six seven-inch screen. It’s nice and quick, thanks to that new G 99 chip.
Yes, it does lack a few features. We don’t get five g, the chip doesn’t support it, and there’s no wireless charging or official IP water resistance, but things like dual speakers, headphone jack, micro SD, and some pretty decent specs with their eight gigs of Ram and 128 storage. The infinix twelve 2023 is definitely worth considering. It’s selling not perfectly, but for the price, you can’t really complain. The biggest downside for me is that I don’t think we’re actually going to see this in the UK.