Infinix smartphones are valued for their affordability, and their latest Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G isn’t just affordable, but full of amazing features as you would get from a more expensive device.
The Infinix brand has emerged as one of the best-selling smartphone manufacturers by producing affordable products. Their smartphones are mostly launched in Africa and Asia, though few of them are being released in Europe.
Alongside the 4G version, the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G is the latest addition to the company’s Note 12 lineup. Shipping with a Mediatek Dimensity 810 processor, a 5G network connectivity, and a 5000mAh battery with a 33W fast charger in the box. The Note 12 Pro 5G has lots to offer for a relatively cheap price, even though some minor limitations might force you to look somewhere else.
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However, the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G has a 60Hz refresh with two underperforming auxiliary sensors which might affect your capturing experience. Therefore, you won’t regret buying the Poco X4 Pro 5G instead, or the Redmi Note 10 Pro which costs less than this phone, but still has some more advanced features like a 120Hz refresh and Qualcomm Snapdragon 732 processor respectively.
But despite the shortcomings, the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G could be a quality smartphone for those who love the brand, which in collaboration with the 5G network connectivity and 108MP main camera, might be an extra incentive for them.
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Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G Key Specifications
- Display: 6.7-inch AMOLED, 60Hz
- Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Processor: MediaTek Dimensity 810
- Front Camera: 16-megapixel
- Rear Camera: 108-megapixel + 2-megapixel + 2-megapixel
- RAM: 8GB
- Storage: 128GB
- Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
- OS: Android 12, XOS 10.6
The design of the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G is quite unimpressive when compared to its rivals. With a plastic frame and cover, the phone feels cheap, but it does feel premium in some way. Despite having enough viewing space with the 6.7-inch screen, the drop notch cutout which should have been the way of entry-level phones is still present on this phone.
The plastic back is designed to resist fingerprints and smudges, except for the glossy camera module which does attract few fingerprints.
Fortunately, Infinix has been designing its smartphones with enough ports, unlike other brands that do skip some for just no reason. On the sides of the Note 12 Pro 5G, you’ll find a dedicated micro SD card slot along with a Nano SIM slot on the left.
The phone also has a USB Type-C port, a stereo speaker, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom, while a power button with an in-built fingerprint scanner is placed on the right side along with the volume buttons.
Fortunately, the phone weighs just 188g which would be more appealing to those who prefer a lightweight design. The phone feels very comfortable for one-hand usage and the textured back helps for a firm grip. Normally, we don’t witness more good-looking phones from Infinix, so the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G is just a typical display of Infinix phone’s esthetics.
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The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G has a fairly large screen that measures 6.7-inches with 2.5D tempered glass protection. The screen is built with an AMOLED panel which has an FHD+ resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. Despite the AMOLED technology, the display will always feel slow while scrolling through the phone due to the lower refresh rate. Nevertheless, the AMOLED panel can produce vibrant colors with sharp contrast.
Although the Note 12 Pro 5G doesn’t support streaming HDR content on YouTube, but there’s a Widevine L1 certification to stream on Prime Video and Netflix. The screen is colourful and bright as well, though you might struggle to use the phone outdoors. Generally, the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G did well on displaying contents, but the lower refresh rate will always remain an issue.
Even though the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G has three sensors on the rear, it’s almost the same as having only one. The phone has a 108MP main camera with a 2MP depth sensor and a 2MP macro lens. To be honest, an ultra-wide sensor should have been better than these two monochrome lenses that are not used occasionally. On the front, there’s a 16MP selfie camera that supports HDR mode and shoots videos at 1440p resolution.
On the performance of the camera, we think Infinix didn’t do well with managing the camera modes which often disturbs the performance of the camera. The main camera captures good photos, but there’s a little shutter lag meaning you have to capture multiple times to get a good-looking image. Therefore, the 108MP mode makes it all easy by capturing double images at a time.
Also, the camera shoots with the Al mode by default even when switched to the Normal mode, and we noticed some built-in filters which cannot be turned off. These are some of the challenges you might face while taking photos with the Note Pro 12 Pro 5G, but photos will surely look amazing if you create enough time to reshoot and get a perfect result.
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Performance, Storage, and Software
The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G has a Mediatek Dimensity 810 SoC under a 6nm process technology. The chipset supports the 5G network connectivity, and it powers some more expensive smartphones, making the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G the most affordable phone that comes with the Mediatek Dimensity 810 processor. Therefore, the phone easily handles some demanding gaming sessions without heating up.
We tested games like PUGB Mobile which the phone handled perfectly without showing any sign of lag in performance. This shows that other graphics-demanding games like the Asphalt Nitro or COD Mobile will also do well on this phone. Also, there’s an 8GB of RAM with 128GB of in-built storage, including an option to further expand the storage through a dedicated microSD card slot.
Out of the box, the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G comes with the Android 12 OS and the XOS 10.6 overlay on top. Loads of pre-installed apps have always been the problem with the XOS interface. And from the Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G, you’ll have at least 15 pre-installed apps clogging up the screen. While you still have an option to uninstall these apps, it’s still frustrating to see them.
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The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G packs a 5000mAh battery which delivers up to 6hrs of screen-on-time. The phone also supports 33W fast charging via an included charger in the box. in terms of battery life, the Note 12 Pro 5G does last long, giving you enough time to play games and do other stuff with the phone.
Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G: Price in Nigeria and Release Date
Infinix launched the Note 12 Pro 5G in collaboration with Marvel’s Dr. Strange, portraying the graphics of the new movie on the smartphone’s box with some thematic stickers inside. The Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G will be sold at ₦205,000 ($312).
The release date was on July 18 2022 and the phone is available in Black or White color, with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of in-built storage.
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Infinix Note 12 Pro 5G Full Specifications
- Brand: Infinix
- Model: Infinix Note 12 Pro
- Release Date: July 2022
- Weight: 188g
- Colours: Black, White
- Touchscreen: YES
- Type: AMOLED, 60Hz
- Display Size: 6.7-inch
- Screen Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels
- Facelock Support: YES
- In-display fingerprint scanner: No
- Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted)
- Dimensions: 164.7 x 76.9 x 8 mm (6.48 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)
- Operating System: Android 12, XIOS 10.6
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6833P Dimensity 810
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.4 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
- RAM: 8GB
- Inbuilt Storage: 128GB
- SD Card slot: Yes (dedicated slot)
- Rear Flash: Quad-LED Flashlight
- Rear Camera: 108-MP f/1.8 (wide), 2-MP f/2.4 (macro), 2-MP f/2.4(depth)
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- Front Camera: 16-MP f/2.4 (wide)
- Front Flash: Dual-LED flash
- Wi-Fi: YES
- Bluetooth: 5.0
- USB: MicroUSB-C
- GPS: YES
- WLAN: YES
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
- 3G Support: Yes
- 4G/ LTE Support: Yes
- 5G Support: Yes
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE, 5G
- Capacity: Li-Po 5000mAh, non-removable
- Fast Charge: 33W
- Price in Nigeria: ₦205,000
- Price in the US: $312