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Infinix Hot 12: Smartphone for Budget-minded Consumers

The Infinix Hot 12 is a phone with a great camera and display. Plus, the battery lasts a long time. The processor is average. But it still performs every task you need it to do without lagging.

Written By Tech Freak

Tech Freak

I am a staff writer - a tech enthusiast by day and a gamer by night. I let tech free me from the everyday menial tasks and rise to identify how every minor modification amplifies the ‘ease’ created multiple folds.

Updated Jan 11, 2023

Editor’s Rating


Starting From

29,999.00/- PKR

What we don’t like

  • Not shielded by gorilla glass.
  • The absence of an optical zoom and ultrawide cameras.
  • Support for reverse charging is absent.
  • Not for multitasking or gaming.

I wanted to see how well Infinix Hot 12 held up against other phones in its price range. Therefore, I decided to test it out!

It’s a budget-friendly phone that doesn’t compromise on features. The camera is suitable for basic photography, and the battery life is impressive – I was able to use it for a full day without needing to charge it! The processor is fast and doesn’t lag. So, I had no issues running apps or playing games.

Display – Stunning 

Recently, I got my hands on the Infinix Hot 12 for review. Infinix Hot 12 has a stunning display. The phone has a large screen size, which makes it ideal for playing games or viewing videos. The viewing angles are favorable, and the colors are bright. The brightness level is also good; I can easily view it under direct sunlight. The design of the display is good, too, with the bezels being relatively thin.

Performance – Isn’t Competitive 

MediaTek Helio G85 chipset isn’t that competitive compared to other chipsets in the market. The CPU is an octa-core unit that delivers good performance, and the Mali-G52 MC2 GPU is average for gaming. I played most games without issues, and the experience was smooth. 

Camera – Offered Great Versatility 

I love photography, so trying out the Infinix Hot 12 camera was super exciting. It did not let me down! The triple camera setup offered great versatility, and I got some beautiful shots. The primary camera is 13 MP and provides excellent detail and clarity. The 2 MP camera is also great for close-up shots, and the QVGA camera is perfect for capturing those special moments. The dual-LED flash is also a great feature, providing evenly-lit photos even in low-light conditions.

Battery – It’s Perfect 

The battery life on the Infinix Hot 12 is perfect. I can go a whole day without worrying about charging it, and it still has plenty of juice left for gaming or heavy usage. The fast charging support also comes in handy, as I can quickly top up the battery if needed.

Software – Very Smooth And Fast 

As per my own experience, I am happy with the user interface. It’s very smooth and fast, and I haven’t had any problems with it. The XOS operating system is also very user-friendly, significantly improving over previous versions


Best For:

(Li-Po Non removable), 5000 mAh

About the Brand:
Infinix is a tech company, manufacturing smartphones, and accessories in Pakistan. It is considered one of the most affordable brands.

Final Word

The Infinix Hot 12 is a good phone overall. It has a great camera and display, and the battery is also good. The processor is not as good as other options on the market, but it’s still acceptable. The GPU is also suitable for basic gaming. Consequently, the benefits surpass the drawbacks, and I would suggest this phone to people who want a great camera and screen size.


6 & 128 GB RAM Rs. 38,199/-
4 & 128 GB RAM Rs. 29,999/-


Dimensions 170.5 x 77.6 x 8.3 mm (6.71 x 3.06 x 0.33 in)
Weight 196 g (6.91 oz)
SIM Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Network GSM / HSPA / LTE
Display Type IPS LCD, 90Hz
Resolution 720 x 1612 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~259 ppi density)
Operating System (OS) Android 12, XOS 10.6
Chipset MediaTek Helio G85 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G52 MC2
Memory Internal 128GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM
Rear Camera Triple, 13 MP, f/1.8, (wide), AF, 2 MP, QVGA
Front Camera Single 8 MP
Camera Features Dual-LED flash Video [email protected]
Bluetooth Yes
Sound Yes, with dual speakers and 3.5mm jack
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Battery Li-Ion 5000 mAh, non-removable
Charging Fast charging 18W
Available Colors Racing Black, Legend White, Origin Blue, Lucky Green
Build Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame
Screen Size 6.82 inches, 111.7 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot
Radio Yes
Card Slot microSDXC (dedicated slot)

At a Glance: