realme narzo 50A vs Infinix HOT 11S: Specs Comparison
Both realme and Infinix have recently brought their latest budget smartphones to the Philippines, the realme narzo 50A and the Infinix HOT 11S. Priced under PHP 7K-8K, both smartphones come with a MediaTek Helio SoC, triple rear cameras, and large batteries. But, which of these is best to get? Let’s find out in a specs comparison.
|realme narzo 50A specs:||Infinix Hot 11S specs:|
|6.5-inch HD+ (1600 x 720) display||6.78-inch FHD+ (2480 x 1080) IPS LCD|
|90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate|
|MediaTek Helio G85||MediaTek Helio G88|
|Mali-G52 MC2||Mali-G52 MC2|
|4GB LPDDR4x RAM||4GB, 6GB RAM|
|64GB storage||64GB, 128GB storage|
|microSD card slot (dedicated)||microSD card slot (dedicated)|
|Triple-rear cameras:||Triple rear cameras:|
|• 50MP (main)||• 50MP (main)|
|• 2MP (depth)||• 2MP (depth)|
|• 2MP (macro)||• AI lens|
|8MP front camera||8MP front camera|
|Dual-SIM (nano)||Dual-SIM (nano)|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 5||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou||GPS, A-GPS|
|USB Type-C||USB Type-C|
|3.5mm headphone jack||3.5mm headphone jack|
|Fingerprint scanner (rear)||Fingerprint scanner (rear)|
|realme UI 2.0 (Android 11)||XOS 7.6 (Android 11)|
|6,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging||5,000mAh battery w/ 18W fast charging|
|164.5 x 75.9 x 9.6 mm||168,9 x 77 x 8.82mm|
|Oxygen Green Oxygen Blue||Green Wave, Polar Black, 7 Purple|
Summary of advantages
realme narzo 50A
• 2MP macro lens
• larger battery capacity (6,000mAh vs 5,000mAh)
Infinix HOT 11S
• Slightly larger display (6.78-inch vs 6.5-inch)
• FHD+ display (vs HD+)
• 90Hz refresh rate
• 180Hz touch sampling rate
• Larger RAM option
• Larger storage option
Both the realme narzo 50A and the Infinix Hot 11S sport a large display at over 6-inch IPS LCD. However, if we get into the technical details, the HOT 11S is noted to have a slightly larger screen at 6.78-inches compared to the narzo 50A’s 6.5-inch. Further, most of the advantages also go to the HOT 11S with its FHD+ display with a smoother 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Under the hood, both smartphones are powered by a MediaTek Helio SoC. There’s a Helio G85 on the realme narzo 50A and Helio G88 on the Infinix HOT 11S. Both also have Mali-G52 MC2 GPU.
Check out the smartphones’ benchmark scores below.
|realme narzo 50A||Infinix HOT 11S|
|• AnTuTu v9.1.8 – 181,411||• AnTuTu v9.1.8 – 218,412|
|• AnTuTu v9.1.7 Storage Test – 13,712 (345.5MB/s Seq. Read, 209.2MB/s Seq. Write)||• AnTuTu v9.1.8 Storage Test – 14,535 (318.4MB/s Seq. Read, 166.0MB/s Seq. Write)|
|• PC Mark – 8,870 (Work 3.0)||• PC Mark – 8,817 (Work 3.0)|
|• Geekbench 5 – 388 (Single-Core), 1,354 (Multi-Core)||• Geekbench 5 – 365 (Single-Core), 1,339 (Multi-Core)|
|• AndroBench – 309.58 MB/s (Seq. Read), 258.29 MB/s (Seq. Write)||• AndroBench – 315.52 MB/s (Seq. Read), 197.55 MB/s (Seq. Write)|
The results show that the Infinix HOT 11S slightly outperforms the realme narzo 50A.
RAM & Storage
The narzo 50A comes with 4GB of RAM, while the HOT 11S is available in two options: 4GB or 6GB. For the storage, the former only has 64GB, while the latter has up to 128GB. Both smartphones, however, have a dedicated microSD slot for storage expansion without sacrificing their dual-SIM capabilities.
Talking about the cameras, these smartphones are alike. The two are equipped with triple rear cameras with a 50MP main shooter. However, completing the narzo 50A’s cameras are its 2MP depth and 2MP macro sensors. On the other hand, the HOT 11S has a 2MP depth sensor along with an AI lens. Check out the sample shots below.
Upfront, both have an 8MP selfie camera. Check out the sample selfies below.
Connectivity & Other Features
The two devices have 4G, Dual-SIM (nano), WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, SatNavs, 3.5mm headphone jack, and USB-C. Both also have rear-mounted fingerprint scanners. Moreover, for the software, both are running on Android 11 using their own custom skins.
Both smartphones have large batteries. The narzo 50A got an advantage for having a whopping 6,000mAh battery vs. the HOT 11S’ 5,000mAh. Both, however, have 18W fast charging support.
In our standard video loop test (which entails the device running a 1080p video on loop, airplane mode turned on, headphones plugged in, with 50% brightness), the realme narzo 50A got a total playback time of 28 hours and 52 minutes, while the Infinix HOT 11S yielded 12 hours and 14 minutes.
Which one to get?
For PHP 7,990, the Infinix HOT 11S is a better deal considering that you’ll get the advantage of a better display, slightly better performance, as well as larger RAM and storage configuration. However, if you are looking for a budget smartphone with a more solid battery, then it’s great to go for the realme narzo 50A.