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Infinix Hot 12 Play Review – Pros and Cons, Reviews

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Infinix is ​​rolling out left, right and center phones, and the brand seems to have hit it off with its latest budget smartphone series. I recently reviewed the Note 12 Turbo from the company and today, I will share my thoughts on the device Infinix Hot 12 Play. Priced at Rs 8,699, the device touts attractive specifications and certainly has a case to be made to position it in the sub-Rs 10,000 market. Let’s find out if it’s worth your money in this review.


The Hot 12 Play’s performance, display, and battery specs make it a reliable low-end Android phone. Add to that the wallet-friendly MRP of the phone and the device deserves a second look in the sub-Rs 10,000 segment.


  • The Hot 12 Play has a standard polycarbonate construction and the device’s frame is quite sturdy. Moreover, despite its huge frame, the device still makes it easy to hold. I should also add that the phone is equipped with a USB Type-C port at the bottom, which is always easy to see in the budget world. As for the color, I was sent Daylight Green for review but truth be told, the color looks more like navy blue in my opinion.
  • On the display side of things, the phone has a large 6.82-inch panel surrounded by thick bezels. However, I like the inclusion of a punch hole at the top to give the device a more modern look. As for the rest of the display specs, the panel introduces an HD+ resolution, offers a maximum brightness of 500nits and refreshes at 90Hz. The viewing experience is nothing to write home about, however, tolerable compared to the phone’s MRP.

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  • In terms of cameras, the phone has a 13MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The photos from the device are not as accurate as the markup, and the sensors tend to blur the scene quite a bit. The device’s dynamic range is also doable with some tweaking, and I noticed that colors were a bit blurry in the image. The shutter speed and focus speed are relatively fast, but only in good light. Portrait images look good, and the included edge-detecting auxiliary sensor gets the job done for the most part.
  • Night shots are grainy and underexposed while details are overprocessed. For selfies, the skin tone of the final photo is often consistent with real life. On the other hand, exposure and details on the subject’s face could be better.


  • Infinix has partnered with Unisoc to equip its newest contender once again. In a word, the Hot 12 Play is powered by the T610 SoC which has a maximum clock speed of 1.8GHz. The SoC is based on a 12nm manufacturing process, and it works with up to 6GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage, which can also be expanded up to 512GB using a microSD card. So, how does the device work? Well, let’s take a look at some benchmark numbers. Starting with GeekBench, the device scored 1,278 points in the platform’s multi-core test and 1,94,820 points in the Antutu benchmark. Suffice it to say that the Hot 12 Play can handle low-end tasks without too many problems. I tried switching between a few social media apps while opening half a dozen Chrome tabs, and the device’s performance didn’t drop a bit.


  • The single speaker unit at the bottom of the phone is decently average, and it even comes out loud. That said, the fingerprint sensor on the back can authenticate your biometrics in a flash. Regarding connectivity, I had no problems operating the device in Noida’s Jio circle. In terms of software, the device boots the company’s XOS interface on top of Android 11. Too much software and not the most user-friendly, Infinix needs to improve its interface a bit more to make it stand out. turn on the market.

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  • Finally, the phone packs a 6,000mAh battery, which should easily last you more than a day of normal use. PCMark’s battery test results in 17 hours and 50 minutes, which I consider quite good for the given capacity. For charging purposes, there is a 10W charger that takes almost 3 hours to fully power the cell.

Final Judgment

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Infinix has a good deal with Hot 12 Play, which retails for an attractive price of Rs 8,699 in India. The phone is underrated for its less than ideal photography and poor user interface. However, the results in terms of performance and battery life are quite good while the 90Hz refresh rate is definitely a nice touch. All said and done, Hot 12 Play has a lot going for it for me to recommend.

Editor’s Rating: 3.5 / 5


  • 90Hz panel on a budget
  • Good battery
  • Good performance


  • Camera can be improved
  • Shipping with bloatware

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