Infinix Note 12 VIP Review: 120W Is The Only Special Thing

The Infinix Note 12 VIP is one of the few budget devices that have 120W fast charging enabled, every other spec on this device is not so interesting or isn’t something we haven’t seen alot of times.

This device goes for below $350, or NGN 199,000 for a single 8GB+256GB variant. This device looks pretty cool on the outside, and it’s decent on the inside, so without wasting much time, lets get into the Infinix Note 12 VIP.


This is one of the areas in which Infinix never slacks,considering that most manufacturers don’t put accessories in the box anymore, as a matter of fact some flagships only come with just the phone, yeah, its that bad.

Inside the Infinix Note 12 VIP’s big box, you are greeted with the VIP phone itself, you get a clear TPU case, an exciting 120W charging brick, USB-C cable, a pair of earphones, and some paperwork which include the one dollar bill.

Design & Display

I particularly like the design of this smartphone. It comes with a good looking design which features a matte glass on the back, plastic rails, and a glass front. it has a centered hole-punch for the front camera. The power button doubles as a fingerprint sensor, and it has a headphone jack.

It has a commonly seen flat rail design on it which keeps on showing that Apple really has an impact on the smartphone industry.

The large camera bump is the most noticeable on this device as it almost covers half of the back, kinda reminds me of what Vivo did with the X Note. The device comes in basically  shiny black and silver colors, which have been given some weird names.

This device sports a 6.7 inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 Pixels, which also has a 120Hz refresh rate for smoother scrolling and 360 Hz touch sampling rate. colors are vibrant and you can’t really have any problems with this.

Infinix Note 12 VIP Performance

For the performance, its actually a bummer, not that it isn’t good, but it should have been better. The Infinix Note 12 VIP sports a 2yr-old Mediatek Helio G96 chip which has a 12nm architecture.

The chip is backed up by 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage which is expandable by MicroSD card. It runs Android 12 and XOS skin on top.

For day-to-day usage, you won’t have any problems with this device, but performance is really determined when gaming. So you will get decent gaming on games like PUBG mobile and, Call Of Duty on high graphics, but on more graphic demanding games like genshin impact, it has to be kept on medium. here is the benchmark score for this device.

AnTuTu V9 = 312.000


For your photography, You get a 108 MP main camera, a 13 MP ultra-wide angle lens, and a third auxiliary camera. The selfie camera is a 13 MP one.

Photos on this device are clearly good, it handles HDR well, colors are vibrant and accurate, though outside shots look like they have been covered by a thin translucent sheet (if you know what i mean)

The cameras are great. As much as we aren’t expecting any thing flagship, Redmi Note 11 takes better shots than this and has better colors, so if you need a camera phone, i won’t really recommend this one.


This side is where The Infinix Note 12 VIP shines brightest. it has a 4,500 mAh battery which charges at a speed of 120W thanks to its rather large charging brick which can give this device a full charge from zero in a recorded 19 minutes .

“According to Infinix, the Note 12 VIP’s battery will retain 85% of its capacity after 800 charge cycles and the battery is guided by 103 protection features inside the phone and charger, which also includes 18 temperature sensors inside the phone”.

Its sure to last you through out the whole day, and if you game, you have your 120W brick beside you for quick charging.

Infinix Note 12 VIP Conclusion

In conclusion to every thing written on top, this is a cool device, its good if you are an average user, or an average gamer. won’t really recommend for picture lovers at that price range.


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