Infinix Note 12 Pro & Lava Blaze: Handy and practical for everyday use
Go beyond the big cities into smaller towns and rural areas, and you’ll see a distinct difference in what the consumer is looking for in mobile phones. People here want practical and functional devices that are sturdy and affordable with decent battery life, specs and cameras. We choose two of these handsets that offer a good balance between price and performance.
Infinix Note 12 Pro
The Note 12 Pro is a capable mid-range phone (a gaming-specific device to be precise), which comes with a powerful chipset, bright screen, decent cameras and plenty of storage. Priced aggressively at Rs 14,999, it comes in three colours: Volcanic Grey, Tuscany Blue (our test unit) and Alpine White.
A major highlight is the phone’s 6.7-inch AMOLED FHD+ True Color display with 1000 NITS brightness, 108% NTSC ratio and 100% DCI P3 color gamut that delivers rich color reproduction at the screen. In order to enhance the gaming experience, the device ensures smooth interaction between users’ fingers and the screen with its 180Hz touch sampling rate. The bright visual experience is augmented by a powerful audio experience rendered possible by the two stereo speakers with DTS Surround sound and the linear motor touch system with 4D vibration that converts passive touch surfaces into active surfaces. Game lovers can look forward to the new Graphics Enhancement Mode for immersive gameplay.
Note 12 Pro is powered by Helio G99 processor chipset based on highly efficient 6nm manufacturing technology. The phone comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space and a dedicated memory card slot expandable up to 2TB. There is a huge 5000mAh battery, it also supports fast charging of 33W with Type-C cable.
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This Infinix phone has a triple camera setup. It is equipped with a 108 MP ultra-clear camera integrated with a Samsung ICOCELL sensor and a quad-LED flash, allowing the device to capture and produce a well-defined image with rich details, vivid colors and precise focus. There’s also a 16 MP AI selfie camera with dual LED flash.
What the Note 12 Pro really demonstrates is the company’s ability to prioritize the features that users are currently looking for and bundle them into an attractive package with an attractive price. Good job done.
Display: 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display
Processor: Helio G99 processor
Memory and storage: 8 GB RAM, 256 GB storage (expandable up to 2 TB)
Cameras: 108 MP triple camera with quad LED flash, 16 MP selfie camera
Battery: 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charger
Estimated retail price: Rs 14,999
Priced at Rs 8,699, Lava Blaze is fully loaded with features such as a glass-backed design – first of its kind in the segment, Android 12, 3+3 (virtual) GBRAM + 64GB ROM to store images , videos and large files, 13MP triple rear camera with 8MP front camera for good photography experience and selfies, bottom speaker, Type-C charging, FPS and face unlock function for enhanced security, among others. The 6.5-inch 20:9 Notch HD display is quite decent and comes with a sleek and stylish design. Even the 13MP triple camera is quite impressive.
Blaze comes with MediaTek Helio A22 chipset for airy performance, its 5000mAh battery is powerful enough for long time use with a 10W Type-C fast charger that powers it pretty fast. The phone offers two years of security updates to its users. The device also offers 100 days of free screen replacement as protection against any screen damage. Overall a good package for the price.
Display: 16.51 cm (6.5 inch) HD+ display
Processor: Mediatek Helio A22 processor
Memory and storage: 3+3 GB RAM (virtual), 64 GB storage (expandable up to 256 GB)
Cameras: 13MP Triple AI
Camera + 8MP front camera | 8MP front camera
Battery: 5000mAh lithium-polymer battery
Estimated retail price: Rs 8,699