Infinix NOTE 11S vs Tecno Camon 18P: Specs Comparison
A new smartphone recently launched in the Philippines, packing a 6-inch+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, MediaTek Helio G96 SoC, triple-rear cameras, and a 5,000mAh battery, the Infinix NOTE 11S. There’s another smartphone in the market, though, that shares similar specs and is also offered at a competitive price, the Tecno Camon 18P. Which one looks better on paper? Find out below.
|Infinix NOTE 11S||Tecno Camon 18P|
|6.95-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080) IPS display, 387ppi||6.8-inch FHD+ (2460 x 1080) IPS display, 395ppi|
|120Hz refresh rate||120Hz refresh rate|
|MediaTek Helio G96 SoC||MediaTek Helio G96 SoC|
|Mali-G57 GPU||Mali-G57 GPU|
|8GB RAM||8GB RAM|
|128GB UFS 2.2||128GB storage|
|microSD card slot (dedicated)||TBA|
• 50MP F1.6 main
• 2MP F2.4 macro
• 2MP F2.4 depth
• 48MP F1.8 main
• 13MP telephoto
• 2MP F2.4 depth
|16MP front camera||16MP front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||WiFi|
|GPS, A-GPS||GPS, A-GPS|
|3.5mm audio jack||3.5mm audio jack|
|Fingeprint scanner (side)||Fingeprint scanner (side)|
|XOS 10 (Android 11)||HIOS 8.0 (Android 11)|
|5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging||5,000mAh battery w/ 33W fast charging|
|173.1 x 78.4 x 8.7 mm||168.9 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm|
Summary of advantages
Infinix NOTE 11S:
• Slightly larger screen
• Dedicated microSD card slot
• Higher main camera resolution
• Dedicated macro lens
• Dual speakers
• Lower price
Tecno Camon 18P:
• Slightly higher screen pixel count
• Dedicated telephoto lens
The two are pretty much identical when it comes to the display. Both have IPS panels with Full HD+ resolutions. However, the NOTE 11S is slightly larger, but the 0.15-inch difference won’t matter that much. Same with the 8ppi advantage of the Camon 18P as it won’t be noticed in everyday use.
Both devices also feature a 120Hz screen, which is impressive given their prices. Users will definitely enjoy the smooth animations and transitions that are usually observed in more expensive devices. Kudos to Infinix and Tecno for bringing this feature to budget phones.
Both devices use the same chipset, and we’re talking about the MediaTek Helio G96 SoC with a 2.05GHz octa-core CPU and a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. We can expect the same level of performance from both.
Memory and Storage
The two devices are offered in one configuration in the Philippines 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. Infinix has declared that it uses UFS 2.2 and has a dedicated microSD card slot, while Tecno has not specified the storage type and if it has expandable storage. The former gets a point on this aspect.
The two devices are versatile shooters with their triple-rear cameras but with different configurations. The Infinix has a higher-resolution main camera and has a dedicated macro. So if you want the most resolution possible and like shooting macro subjects, the NOTE 11S is a good choice.
The Tecno, on the other hand, has a telephoto lens. So, if you like zooming in on a subject, the Camon 18P can provide that.
Both also have a 2MP depth-sensing camera for bokeh effects, and a 16MP shooter for selfies.
Connectivity and Features
Both support dual-SIM with 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack, and fingerprint scanner. The Infinix, though, has dual speakers for more immersive audio, while the Tecno has NFC for fast pairing with other NFC-equipped devices.
The two smartphones carry large batteries at 5,000mAh. That capacity is enough to satisfy heavy users. The charging rate is the same for both devices at 33W.
Which one to get?
The Infinix NOTE 11S is priced at PHP 9,990, while the Tecno Camon 18P is at PHP 10,990. Based on the advantages, the former wins, giving you more value for the price. It’s also a good option if your max budget is PHP 10K. But if you need a dedicated telephoto lens and NFC, you can still opt for the latter.
What do you guys think? Which offers more value for the price, the Infinix Note 11S or Tecno Camon 18P? Let us know in the comments below.