The Infinix NOTE 12 VIP and the Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 11 Pro smartphones are two high spec phones released this year. They have very similar specifications and a few differences. For example both are AMOLED devices with 120 Hz refresh rate and same screen resolution. The out of box spec difference is that the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro comes with Android 11 OS while the Infinix NOTE 12 VIP comes with Android 12.
The other subtle differences are the availability of Extended RAM on the Infinix NOTE 12 VIP and only static RAM available on the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro. In this article I will highlight the differences and similarities between the Infinix NOTE 12 VIP and the Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 11 Pro. The price comparison is at the end of this article.
Infinix NOTE 12 VIP
The Infinix Note 12 VIP is a high end phone with some high specifications and the performance to match. For example this phone has a 120 Watt charger that fills up the battery in record Infinix time. Although this phone has 8GB RAM, this can be extended up to 13GB using MemFusion. This is just a tip of the iceberg as this phone has lots of other features to offer.
The Infinix Note 12 VIP retails for KES41,999 and is available online on XPARK and all Infinix outlets countrywide. Additionally, the Note 12 Series also includes the Infinix Note 128+8 GB for KES27,999 and the Infinix Note 12i 128+8GB going for KES20,999.
The Infinix NOTE 12 VIP is only available in two colours namely Force Black and Cayenne Grey. The phone I unboxed in the video above is the Cayenne Grey version.
Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 11 Pro
The Redmi NOTE 11 Pro is a 6.67 Inch/169mm Full HD+ AMOLED screen device with 8GB RAM and a maximum of 128GB internal storage. It is powered by a Helio G96 processor, the same exact processor on the Infinix NOTE 12 VIP. The other similarity is the main rear camera which is a 108MP lens just like the NOTE 12 VIP.
Although the NOTE 12 VIP only has an 8GB RAM+256GB ROM version, the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro has 6GB RAM+64GB, 6GB RAM+128GB and 8GB RAM+128GB ROM.
There are two chipset versions of the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro, one with a 4G chipset and the other with a 5G chipset, the Pro+. The two phones look exactly the same on the outside. The other differences between the two chipset version’s is the availability of Dolby Atmos on the 5G version.
The Redmi NOTE 11 Pro comes in 3 colours, Graphite Grey, Star Blue and Forest Green.
I have compiled a list of all the important specifications for a one on one easy comparison between the Infinix NOTE 12 VIP and the The Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 11 Pro. The bold specifications denotes that the spec is bigger or higher, lower weight or a lower price.
|Spec/Phone||Infinix NOTE 12 VIP||Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 11 Pro|
|Resolution||1080X2400 Full HD+||1080X2400 Full HD+|
|Screen To Body Ratio||93.1%||86.0%|
|Touch Sampling Rate||360Hz||360Hz|
|MediaTek CPU||MediaTek Helio G96 (2.05Ghz Octa-core)||MediaTek Helio G96 (2.05Ghz Octa-core)|
|GPU||Mali-G57 MC2||Mali-G57 MC2|
|OS||Android 12||Android 11|
|Front Camera||16MP with Dual Flash Light||16MP|
|Rear Camera||108MP+13MP (Wide Angle and Macro) +2MP+Laser Auto Focus with Quad Flash||108MP+8MP Ultrawide + 2MP Macro + 2MP Depth with Flash|
|Max Video Quality||2K 1440p @30fps||Full HD 1080p @30fps|
|Charger||120 Watt Fast Charger|
100% in 17 min (advertised)
|67 Watt Fast Charger|
51% in 15 min (advertised)
|USB Interface||USB Type C||USB Type C|
|Speaker||Dual Speakers with DTS|
+ Audio Jack
|Dual Speakers (Dolby Atmos for the Pro+)|
+ Audio jack
|SIM Tray||Two Nano SIM & SD card||Two Nano SIM & SD card|
|Weight||198 grams||202 grams|
|Price||Ksh41,999 for 256+8GB||Ksh35,000 for 128+8GB|
In the comparison table above, out of the 22 Categories the Infinix NOTE 12 VIP scored 9 while the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro scored 3. The phones were evenly matched in 10 categories.
For obvious reasons the NOTE 12 VIP excelled in big charger and faster charging times, maximum video quality, total internal storage and camera setup in general. The Redmi NOTE 11 Pro didn’t have any front flash, Extended RAM technology although it had a bigger battery capacity (thus heavier) and 5G for the Pro+ version.
Which one would you prefer?