Infinix NOTE 12 VIP vs Redmi NOTE 11 Pro Specs Comparison

The latest in the NOTE series from both Xiaomi and Infinix are the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro and the NOTE 12 VIP respectively. These are both really good devices. They’re both powered by the Mediatek Helio G96 processor. In this article, let’s breakdown the specs of each device to help give you an idea of what to go for.

Both have dual speakers, USB Type-C and NFC support. Both have AMOLED displays supporting 120Hz refresh rates, and 360Hz touch-sampling rates.

Main Differences:

  1. Infinix NOTE 12 VIP offers 256GB of internal storage while Redmi NOTE 11 Pro offers 128GB
  2. Infinix NOTE 12 VIP weighs 198g while Redmi NOTE 11 Pro weighs 202g
  3. The NOTE 12 VIP has dual SIM cards plus an SD slot. The Redmi NOTE 11 Pro has a hybrid system where you can have dual SIM cards, or a single SIM card and an SD slot.
  4. The NOTE 12 VIP supports 120W fast charging from 0-100% in 17mins. The Redmi NOTE 11 Pro supports 67W fast charging from 0-100% in 42mins.
  5. The NOTE 12 VIP has a 4500mAH battery while the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro has 5000mAh battery.
  6. The NOTE 12 VIP comes with Android 12 out-of-the-box while the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro comes with Android 11.
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What to go for?

This is a tough choice given one device costs almost 7,000 shillings more. If we were comparing the NOTE 12 VIP to the 5G NOTE 11 Pro, it’d be easier to say go for the Infinix since 5G isn’t available here, and that Redmi variant would be more expensive.

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However, given the NOTE 12 VIP has faster charging, a slightly bigger display and double storage compared to the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro, those would be features some people would be willing to pay more for. Also, given the NOTE 11 Pro comes with Android 11, and Xiaomi has slacked on updates, getting something with a newer version of Android makes more sense.

But, given the Redmi NOTE 11 Pro has Gorilla Glass protection, features the same cameras and the same processor as the NOTE 12 VIP, but costs much less, that would be a key selling point for many buyers.

What are your thoughts, and which device would you go for?

Full specs Infinix NOTE 12 VIP vs Xiaomi Redmi NOTE 11 Pro:

Infinix NOTE 12 VIPRedmi NOTE 11 Pro
PricesRRP KES 41,999RRP KES 34,999
Dimensions and weight63.5 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm
164.19 x 76.1 x 8.12mm
Display6.7 FHD+ AMOLED Display
120Hz Refresh Rate
360Hz Touch Sampling Rate
700 nits (peak)
6.67 inches Super AMOLED 
120Hz Refresh Rate
360Hz touch sampling 
450 nits (typ), 1100 nits (peak)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CameraFront-facing camera:

Back cameras:
108MP Main Camera
13MP Ultra-wide 
2MP Depth Sensor 
Quad-Flash Light
Front-facing camera:
16MP in-display 

Back cameras:
108MP main camera
8MP ultra-wide camera
2MP macro camera
2MP depth camera
ProcessorMediaTek Helio G96MediaTek Helio G96
Memory8GB RAM, 256GB onboard storage (expandable up to 2 terabytes)6 and 8GB RAM, 64 and 128GB onboard storage (expandable via microSD)
Operating SystemAndroid 12 (XOS 10.6)MIUI 13 based on Android 11
Battery4,500mAh with 120W fast-charging5,000mAh – with 67W (wired) turbo-charging
Network3G, 4G 3G, 4G 
ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, NFCBluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB Type-C, NFC
Colour optionsCayenne Grey, Force BlackGraphite Gray, Star Blue
OthersFingerprint sensor (side-mounted), dual speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack,Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted), dual speakers, 3.5mm headphone jack, IR blaster

Infinix NOTE 12 VIP Unboxing:

Redmi NOTE 11S Unboxing:


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