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Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

 Infinix Hot 11S Review: 90Hz Display, Stereo speakers and NFC, Price Rp 2 Million

Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

Some time ago we had time to give a review for infinix Hot 11 products. And this time we returned the arrival of another variant, the Infinix Hot 11S. Of course there are some differences in specifications and features from previous versions.

One of them is the NFC feature in this new variant. Coming with the tagline "Make Opponents Mentally", Inifnix also introduced this smartphone as a mid-range gaming phone, with some excellent features such as a 90Hz screen, SoC Helio G88 and Dual Speaker.

Curious about this one smartphone, check out the following Infinix Hot 11S review.

Sales Package

This box from Infinix Hot 11S carries a design that includes Mobile Legends games. So, there seems to be cooperation between Infinix and the game.

Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

A little note related to the sales package, the included screen protector has not been attached to the screen. We have to install it manually, which means if you are less careful when installing it, we may "lose" the screen protector.

However, at least there is a screen protector already included in the sales package.


The body and frame of this smartphone use polycarbonate material and the feel is quite solid. For the design, Infinix also uses the vertical line pattern that hot 11 uses for the rear body of this Hot 11S.

Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

For the dimension size is 168.9 x 77 x 8.82 mm, weighing 205 grams. There are 3 color options for this smartphone: Green Wave, Polar Black, and 7° Purple.

The placement of ports and buttons on this smartphone include:

Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

On the front cross section is a 6.78-inch IPS screen, with Full HD+ resolution (2460 x 1080 px). Refresh Rate is 90 Hz, with Touch Sampling Rate of 180 Hz. The screen also comes with a blue light filter feature, so the eyes do not get tired quickly.

Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

The earpiece on the top bezel of the screen, serves also as a speaker. Yes, as we mentioned earlier, this smartphone is equipped with dual speakers. There is also a Selfie camera, which is placed in a punch hole in the upper center area of the screen.


This smartphone is powered by the SoC Mediatek Helio G88, where the SoC has just been released in mid-early 2021. The specifications are still similar to the G85, it's just that it has higher camera support of 64MP, from the previous 48MP..

This SoC uses 12 nm Fabrication, with Octa Core CPU 2x Cortex A75 2.0 GHz + 6x Cortex A55 1.8 GHz, and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU 1 GHz. For RAM / Internal Storage available which is 4 GB / 64 GB and 6 GB / 128 GB (this is the variant we use in this test).

Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

The smartphone comes with an 8 MP selfie camera, f/2.0, fixed focus, with Dual Front Flash (located right earpiece, unfortunately instead of split on the left-right earpiece). Its recording capabilities are up to "2K" @ 30 fps. This is quite interesting so the characteristics of Infinix. Rarely do any manufacturer offer this resolution.

As for the rear camera, the configuration offered is the Main Triple Camera camera which is 50 MP, f / 1.6, Auto Focus + 2 MP Depth Camera + AI Camera for Intelligent Scene Recognition.

The camera is equipped with Quad Rear Flash, with video recording up to "2K" @ 30 fps, just like a selfie camera. It also has Slow Motion at just 720p, up to 240 fps. For photo features such as 50 MP Photos, Bokeh Effect for video, Short Video, Super Night, Panorama, Document, and Time Lapse.

On the power side, the battery capacity offered is 5000 mAh with the "Power Marathon" feature. It is supported with 18W Super Charge Charging with USB Type C.

Smartphone Reviews, Infinix Hot 11S 2021

In the OS section, this smartphone uses XOS 7.6, on the basis of Android 11. There are features such as:

In some previous Infinix smartphones, we felt a lot of XOS apps and features felt quite intrusive. Interestingly, in the Hot 11S these things have been much reduced.

Notifications provided by the built-in Infinix app rarely appear and are easily disabled. "Instant App" is also standardally inactive.

Available sensors include Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, e-Compass. Gyro, existing but using "software based" which means using data from other sensors which is then processed by the system as gyro data. When we tried in the game, the response was slow and sometimes less accurate.

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