Back in my teenage years, indigenous company Micromax was arguably the best-seller of smartphones with an affordable price tag. However, with the entry of various Chinese contenders, it just seemed to have lost its way. With an aim to get back in the arena, the company has now introduced a new budget series — the Infinity N series containing the Infinity N11 and the Infinity N12 smartphones.
I got my hands on the Micromax Infinity N12 to use it for a while, and this is what I think of it:
The Micromax Infinity N12 falls in the budget league, however, has a design with a premium touch to it. Being lightweight is a plus and the three color variants — Blue Lagoon, Viola and Velvet Red — add to the grandeur of the smartphone.
Aesthetics-wise, the device has a dual-camera module with LED flash at the back, arranged vertically at the top left corner. The now usual camera arrangement has a distinction — one snapper stands alone while the other is placed with the LED flash. In the middle lies the fingerprint sensor and the ‘Micromax’ branding is housed at the bottom left part, much like Lenovo does.
At the front, the first highlight appears, which is the notch at the top, accommodating the usual sensors and the front camera. Due to the notch, the front has minimal bezels, however, the bottom bezels are visibly large.
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The right side of the Infinity N12 has the volume and the power on/off buttons, while the right side has the dedicated SIM card tray. Additionally, the bottom portion is home to speaker grille, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and micro-USB port.
Overall, the Micromax Infinity N12 passes with flying colors in the design section.
With a screen size rated at 6.19-inch and a notch, the smartphone says hello to its first attraction — entry into the notch bandwagon. The notched display is HD+ in nature and appeared sufficiently bright during my first encounter.
The second highlight of the Infinity N12 is the two cameras at the back, configured at 13-megapixel, and 5-megapixel. The front camera stands at 16-megapixel.
While it’s a bit too early to describe the camera performance after a limited period of use, all the three performed above average for the short time I used them in.
The cameras come with various features such as AI filters, adjustable Bokeh, Beauty mode, and much, more we are yet to test.
The Infinity N12 is powered by MediaTek P22 processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage which can be further expanded up to 128GB via a memory card. The device is backed by a 4,000mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 Oreo, upgradable to Android 9.0 Pie pretty soon.
Additionally, the device comes with a rear-placed fingerprint sensor and Face Unlock feature.
There is another smartphone in the Infinity N series — the N11 which differs only terms of lower 2GB of RAM and 8-megapixel front camera configuration.
Priced at INR 9,999 and INR 8,999, respectively, the Micromax Infinity N12 and the N11 appear to be the devices making Micromax’s comeback in the tech world a possibility. However, we still need to review the device to get to a conclusion. Therefore, stay tuned for a review super soon.