Infinix Note 11 Review: Budget Entertainer?

Infinix has launched its Observe 11 sequence in India comprised of two smartphones, the Observe 11 and Observe 11S. These two fashions cater to the sub-Rs. 15,000 phase and boast of succesful {hardware}. On this evaluate I will be specializing in the Infinix Observe 11, which is the extra reasonably priced mannequin of the 2. The Infinix Observe 11 sports activities a 6.7-inch AMOLED show, a MediaTek Helio G88 SoC, and a 5,000mAh battery, however does it provide the perfect worth for these on a price range? I put this cellphone to the check to search out out.

Infinix Observe 11 worth in India

The Infinix Observe 11 is priced at Rs. 11,999 in India and is barely out there with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It’s out there in three color choices: Celestial Snow, Glacier Inexperienced, and Graphite Black.

The Infinix Observe 11 has a plastic physique and body


Infinix Observe 11 design

It appears just like the Infinix Observe 11 was designed utilizing only a ruler, judging by its straight strains. Nevertheless, this does assist it stand out in comparison with different chunky smartphones within the price range phase. The corners are curved, so they do not dig into your palm when holding the Observe 11. The entrance is dominated by the large show, which has a dewdrop notch for the selfie digicam. It has skinny borders on the high and the edges whereas the chin is thicker.

The plastic body is flat on all sides. The ability and quantity buttons are on the appropriate, whereas the left solely has the SIM tray. The highest of the body is clean whereas the underside has the three.5mm headphone jack, USB Sort-C port, main microphone, and speaker.

Identical to the body, the again panel can also be made out of plastic. It has a matte end which resists selecting up fingerprints. The digicam module homes three sensors, with the first digicam designed to look a lot greater than the others. I had a Glacier Inexperienced unit for this evaluate.

The Infinix Observe 11 measures 7.90mm in thickness and weighs 184.5g. It was snug to carry and use. Infinix features a clear case within the field, together with a 33W quick charger.

Infinix Observe 11 specs

The Infinix Observe 11 sports activities a 6.7-inch AMOLED show with full-HD+ decision and 20:9 side ratio, so it’s tall and slim. There may be Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for defense. The Infinix Observe 11 is powered by the Mediatek Helio G88 processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. The cellphone sports activities 64GB of eMCP storage which is expandable due to the devoted microSD card slot.

The Infinix Observe 11 has help for Bluetooth 5, dual-band Wi-Fi, and GPS. It additionally has stereo audio system. It runs Android 11 with XOS 10 on high. There are customisations to the UI and you get quite a few apps preinstalled on the machine. I discovered just a few of the inventory apps to be spammy, pushing notifications all through the day. I’d suggest uninstalling apps that you just will not use to unlock some house on this smartphone, and turning off notifications for the spammy ones. Swiping proper from the house display screen takes you to Infinix’s Zero Display screen which exhibits not too long ago used apps and a feed of the most recent information.

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The Infinix Observe 11 has twin audio system


You additionally get options equivalent to XClone, which helps you to run two cases of supported apps, and a recreation mode. Infinix has developed a number of options for social media apps, which it calls Social Turbo. The ‘WhatsApp mode’ solely lets the messaging app entry knowledge whereas others are blocked. A voice changer characteristic to alter your voice whereas on a video or audio name can also be out there. If you wish to see messages that others have deleted after sending, or learn messages with out sending a learn receipt, there’s a Peek mode that allows you to just do that. The UI additionally has a Sensible Panel which helps you to shortly launch your favorite apps and carry out sure actions.

Infinix Observe 11 efficiency

The Infinix Observe 11’s crisp AMOLED show makes watching movies partaking. It has good viewing angles and it will get vibrant sufficient outside as nicely. I could not discover a method to tweak the output of the show, however there’s an Eye Care toggle which places the show into Studying mode. The Infinix Observe 11 has an All the time On show characteristic however it’s disabled by default. The stereo speaker setup is loud sufficient for a small room.

The Infinix Observe 11 was fast to unlock with the side-mounted fingerprint scanner in addition to face recognition. I didn’t discover any slowdowns whereas utilizing the cellphone. It may additionally multitask simply between a number of apps. As for artificial benchmarks, the Observe 11 managed to attain 182,757 in AnTuTu. It additionally scored 371 and 1,336 factors respectively in Geekbench 5’s single-core and multi-core exams. In graphics benchmark GFXBench’s Automotive Chase and T-Rex scenes, the Infinix Observe 11 managed 8.2fps and 40fps respectively.

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The Infinix Observe 11 has a dewdrop notch on the high of the show


Battleground Cellular India (BGMI) defaulted to the HD graphics and Excessive body fee settings, . The sport was playable at these settings with none points. After enjoying for about 20 minutes, I seen that the highest half of the cellphone had develop into barely heat. The Observe 11 registered a 5 % drop in battery degree. I additionally seen related battery consumption after enjoying Conflict Royale for 25 minutes.

Battery life is nice, and the Infinix Observe 11 will simply go on for over a day without having to be plugged in. The cellphone additionally managed to maintain idle battery drain low in the course of the evaluate interval. Our HD video loop check went on for 14 hours and 28 minutes. Infinix has bundled a 33W quick charger, which acquired the battery degree to 46 % in half-hour and 86 % in an hour. Charging pace tapers off after this level, and the cellphone took one other 20 minutes or so to cost utterly.

Infinix Observe 11 cameras

We have seen producers dropping digicam sensors from smartphones on this phase to maintain costs beneath management, and the Observe 11 isn’t any exception. You get a triple digicam setup on the Observe 11, with a 50-megapixel main digicam, a depth sensor, and an “AI sensor”. The first digicam shoots 12.5-megapixel photographs by default, however you may shoot photographs on the full 50-megapixel decision after tapping a fast toggle. For selfies, this cellphone has a 16-megapixel digicam within the dewdrop notch, with an LED flash neatly hidden within the high bezel. The digicam app is easy and simple to make use of, you may simply swap between totally different capturing modes.

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The Observe 11 has a triple digicam setup


Daylight photographs taken with the Infinix Observe 11 appeared flat and lacked element. Colors appeared washed-out and objects at a distance weren’t simply recognisable. Photographs shot on the full 50-megapixel decision had been 13MB in measurement however suffered from the identical points as these shot on the pixel-binned decision, so the shortage of element makes them unsuitable for cropping.

Infinix Observe 11 daylight digicam pattern (faucet to see full measurement)


For closeups, the AI was fast to detect what the cellphone was pointed at. Nevertheless, the cellphone sometimes wanted extra time to lock focus, leading to blurred photographs after I wasn’t affected person. It managed respectable edge detection and added depth to the background however didn’t seize the perfect element on the topic. Portraits had been barely higher, and the cellphone did let me set the extent of blur earlier than taking a shot. It managed to separate the topic and the background nicely. It may have accomplished with barely higher sharpness, although.

Infinix Observe 11 close-up pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Infinix Observe 11 portrait pattern (faucet to see full measurement)


Low-light digicam efficiency was strictly common. Photographs shot at night time appeared hazy with murky particulars. The Night time Mode does assist with a brighter picture however the longer shutter blurs shifting objects.

Infinix Observe 11 low-light pattern (faucet to see full measurement)

Infinix Observe 11 Night time mode pattern (faucet to see full measurement) 


Selfies shot with the Infinix Observe 11 had been respectable in daylight and the cellphone additionally managed to seize good portraits. Low-light selfies had been common, however the entrance flash did assist in darker environments.

Infinix Observe 11 lowlight selfie portrait (faucet to see full-size pattern)


Video recording tops out at 2K for the first and the selfie cameras. Footage is not stabilised and the Extremely Regular mode solely works at as much as 1080p. This ends in shaky outcomes when capturing within the default mode. There may be an Extremely Regular choice however this brought about a shimmer impact in video clips.


Making a price range smartphone is not simple, and producers typically have to chop corners to get to a aggressive worth. The Infinix Observe 11’s digicam efficiency is not pretty much as good as what you may anticipate from a few of the competitors, and also you may want multiple try at occasions to get a shot proper.

Nevertheless, if you’re keen to miss the sub-par digicam efficiency, the Infinix Observe 11 does provide good worth. The crisp AMOLED show and twin audio system make it partaking to look at movies and play video games on. Infinix has additionally added some helpful software program options, however the cellphone additionally has just a few spammy inventory apps. These nonetheless in search of options, can check out the Moto G31 (Assessment), which runs inventory Android.

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