With the Infinity N11 and Infinity N12, Micromax has tried to catch up with all the buzzwords of 2018. Both new Micromax smartphones features notches minimal borders around their display, and AI-powered enhancement. Other highlights of Infinity N11 and Infinity N12 include dual rear cameras, 4000mAh batteries, and Android Oreo 8.1
The Infinity N11 and Infinity N12 are made predominantly out of plastic. The phones look identical from the front and sport sizeable notches as well as prominent chins. Both have their power buttons and volume rockers on the right, and they are tactile and well located. The phones have their Micro-USB ports and headphone jacks at the bottom, and SIM trays up top, each with dedicated slots for two Nano-SIMs and a microSD card.
N11 and N12 both feature 6.19-inch HD+(720×1500 pixels) display with 18.9:9 aspect ratios. Both smartphone are powered by the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC, with the infinity N12 sporting 3GB of RAM and infinity N11 making do with 2GB. The Helio P22 is fabricated using a 12nm process and video enhancement. The two new smartphone both runs Android 8.1 Oreo, which has been slightly customized by Micromax. The UI is much cleaner than what we have seen from this company before, but some bloat still remains. Micromax has boldy promised that it will roll out Android Pie updates for both smartphones within the next 45 days.
Both smartphone have 32GB of storage which can be expanded via a microSD card. Micromax promises standly time of 450 hours, 30 hours of talktime, and 6 hours of video playback for both phones. We will have to wait and see what these contrast actually translate to in the real world.
As with most smartphone these days, the infinity N11 and Infinity N12 feature AI-enhanced rear cameras which can automatically adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation of yours shots based on the condition they detect.
Both phones sprort 13+5 megapixel dual camera setups at the rear, but the infinity N11 has an 8-megapixel selfie camera while the infinity N12 has a 16 megapixel selfie shooter. There are multiple modes in the camera app such as beauty, Bokeh, Panorama, and time lapse, as well as mode called FaceCute which is basically Micromax’s own name for AR stickers.
Come back are tough to pull off, but Micromax’s founder told Gadgets 360 that the company is still in it for the long haul. With the infinity N11 and N12, Micromax seems to have caught up with the competition on paper, but neither phone really stands out and there is no USP for the brand Competition is already hot in the sub-Rs. 10,000 space thanks to capable smartphones from the likes of Asus, Realme, Honor and Xiaomi, so Micromax definitely has its work cut out for it.
Thanks to their rounded corners and curved edges, both phones fit well in the palm of our hand. They are both surprisingly light too, despite the 4,000mAh batteries under their hoods. While it is too early to pass judgement on build quality, the all-plastic construction did feel slightly cut-rate compared to what we now have in the market at this price level, but we’ll reserve
The Infinity N12’s back panel has a glossy finish which is very reflective and incredibly prone to picking up fingerprints. There are three colours on offer — Blue Lagoon, Velvet Red, and Viola — all of which sport gradient finishes. The Infinity N11 in comparison has a matte back with a rubberised strip running across the left side, similar to the design of the Honor 8x review.