Infinix has recently launched their latest smartphone in the Philippine market and is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88, the Infinix Hot 11S. With that said, how does it fare against a smartphone with the same chipset? Find out here as we pin the Infinix Hot 11S and the Xiaomi Redmi 10 in a specs comparison to see which is the better best bang-for-buck smartphone.
|Infinix Hot 11S||Xiaomi Redmi 10|
|6.78-inch FHD+ (2408 x 1080) LCD LTPS||6.5-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LCD|
|90Hz refresh rate||90Hz refresh rate|
|180Hz touch sampling rate|
|NEG Dinorex T2X-1 Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|MediaTek Helio G88||MediaTek Helio G88|
|4GB, 6GB RAM||4GB, 6GB RAM|
|64GB, 128GB storage||64GB, 128GB storage|
|up to 256GB microSD (dedicated)||microSD up to 512GB (hybrid slot)|
|Triple rear cameras:||Quad-rear cameras:|
|• 50MP (main)||• 50MP (main)|
|• 8MP (ultra-wide)|
|• 2MP (depth)||• 2MP (depth)|
|• AI lens||• 2MP (macro)|
|8MP front camera||8MP front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|WiFi 4||WiFi 5|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.1|
|GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|Fingerprint scanner (rear)||Fingerprint scanner (side)|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|XOS 7.6 (Android 11)||MIUI 12 (Android 11)|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging||5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charge|
|168,9 x 77 x 8.82mm||161.95 x 75.43. x 8.92 mm|
|Purple, Green, Black, Silver||Carbon Gray, Pebble White, Sea Blue|
Summary of advantages
Infinix Hot 11S
• Slightly larger display (6.78-inch vs 6.5-inch)
• 180Hz touch sampling rate
• Dedicated microSD slow
• Lower price
Xiaomi Redmi 10
• Dedicated ultra-wide lens (8MP)
• Dedicated micro lens (2MP)
• WiFi 5
• Bluetooth 5.1
• IR blaster
The first thing we see in a smartphone is its display, and both the Infinix Hot 11S and the Xiaomi Redmi 10 sport a large display. However, if we get into the technical details, the Infinix is noted to have a slightly larger screen at 6.78-inches compared to Xiaomi’s 6.5-inch. When discussing screen refresh rates, both smartphones provide a smooth 90Hz refresh rate. However, the Infinix Hot 11S gets a point for its 180Hz touch sampling rate which means the user will have a much more responsive experience when using this smartphone.
In terms of build, each smartphone has its own respective glass protection. The Infinix Hot 11S is equipped with NEG Dinorex T2X-1 and the Xiaomi Redmi has Corning Gorilla Glass 3—both of which boasts scratch and shock resistance.
Under the hood, both smartphones are powered by the MediaTek Helio G88, so we can expect the same level of performance on both. Do note, however, that we can only determine the extent of their performance and thermals once we have both units tested.
RAM & Storage
Both the Infinix Hot 11S and the Xiaomi Redmi 10 have 4GB and 6GB RAM configuration, as for its internal storage, they also have the same 64GB and 128GB options. The 6GB + 128GB variant of the Infinix Hot 11S will be available in the Philippine market in November.
The camera category is sometimes what makes or breaks the decision when considering phone options. For this case, the Infinix Hot 11S sports a triple-rear camera configuration while the Xiaomi Redmi 10 has a quad-rear camera configuration. The latter provides a dedicated 8MP ultra-wide lens and 2MP macro lens while the former doesn’t have any. If you look at the front camera, both support an 8MP camera.
Keep in mind that these numbers do not always equate to quality. We will provide proof of which camera is better once we test these phones out for a comparison.
Connectivity & Other Features
Both smartphones support 4G LTE connectivity and dual-nano SIMs, however, their similarities stop there. The Xiaomi Redmi 10 takes this category as it supports updated connectivity and features such as WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and an IR blaster, whereas the Infinix Hot 11S sports WiFi 4 and Bluetooth 5.0 only.
Finally, for the battery category, both the competitors are equipped with a large 5,000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. So they are pretty much neck and neck in this category, however, this category also needs further testing as each smartphone may consume said battery much quicker than the other.
The Infinix Hot 11S is currently available at a cheap price of PHP 6,990 for its 4GB + 64GB variant, while the Xiaomi Redmi 10 of the same configuration is priced at PHP 7,590. Although not released until November 2021, the Infinix Hot 11S does have a 6GB + 128GB option at PHP 7,990, while the same configuration of the Xiaomi Redmi 10 has a price of PHP 8,590.
If you are looking for a device that is cheaper, but with advantages like a larger display with a 180Hz touch sampling rate and expandable storage, you can opt for an Infinix Hot 11S. However, if you prefer a phone with a better set of cameras for mobile photography, go for the Xiaomi Redmi 10. Choosing this option will also provide you support for WiFi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, and IR blaster.
What do you guys think? Which smartphone would you go for? Share your answer in the comments below.