We have the most powerful smartphone in the Note 30 line, with a scattering of chips and a hint of premiums.
We’ll tell you how to perceive it – in the format of a cool gadget or another faceless smartphone on Android – right now.
What's inside the Infinix Note 30 VIP Box
The contents of the box are the first thing I want to praise the Infinix Note 30 VIP for. While Apple and Samsung are limited to wiring and paper documentation, Infinix puts everything in a box at once.
The hefty 68W charger is in place. A plastic bumper case is present. In addition to the film already glued to the screen, they put a protective glass. As a banger, a 15 W wireless charger was placed in a separate box.
Yes, the bumper case feels cheap and will protect you from scratches as much as possible. And 15W wireless charging will charge a 5000 mAh smartphone in almost three hours. But these are elements that are simply nice to find in the box, especially compared to the meager sets offered by competitors.
Infinix Note 30 VIP Build
The Note 30 line has a consistent style, and the VIP version does not deviate from it. We received a version of the smartphone in glossy white, but in fact, it has a gradient “shimmer”. There is white and blue, and pinkish – it looks beautiful.
The case is plastic. In the model with the “VIP” prefix, I would like to see metal, but it is only imitated in the shiny side edges. The latter actively collect “fingers” and will probably get ripped off if you wear a smartphone without a bumper. The back cover is covered with frosted glass: it is not slippery, and fingerprints are reluctant to stick to it.
There is nothing to press on the left side of the smartphone – there is only a slot for two SIM cards and microSD. On the right side, there is a power button and volume control. In lower Note models, a fingerprint scanner is located on the same side, but in the VIP version, it was shoved under the screen.
On the top edge there is a microphone, and a speaker, on the bottom there is a second speaker, Type-C, and a 3.5 mm jack.
Infinix Note 30 VIP Speakers & Screen
The Infinix Note 30 VIP is lucky with its frames: there are practically none here. This is a 190-gram rectangle with a 6.67-inch screen. We have here an AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a resolution of 1080×2400, and a resolution of 395 ppi.
If we put aside the terminology, there is a large and bright screen on which you won’t be able to see the pixels. There is an eye protection mode similar to Night Shift on the iPhone. Always On Display and automatic brightness adjustment are also present. The latter periodically stalls and does not always have time to adapt to the changed lighting. The result is a pillar of light in the dark or a dark screen at the zenith.
What about brightness? According to measurements, at its peak, it is 900 nits. In most cases, this is enough, but the Infinix Note 30 VIP cannot cope with the zenith sun: your face in the reflection will be clearer than what is happening on the screen.
Today, smartphones are media processors in which sound is as important as the picture. Here JBL has worked on it: the company gave the Infinix Note 30 VIP a couple of tuned stereo speakers. This is still not an alternative to a speaker (there is no bass, the upper and lower frequencies are lying in one heap), but the smartphone sounds clear and loud.
Infinix Note 30 VIP Camera
On the back, there are three cameras and a flash. The front camera is 32 megapixels, the main module is 108 megapixels. There is also a macro camera and a depth sensor. And on paper, everything is much better than in reality.
The Infinix Note 30 VIP shoots well only in stable daylight. Then there will be decent detail, the photos will not be “noisy”, and the zoom will not break the frame into completely unreadable pixels.
But the trick is that in normal daylight, 9 out of 10 smartphones take decent pictures. In the dark, chaos begins with color rendition, clarity, and detail of frames. Infinix Note 30 VIP did not avoid this problem: even the Super Night mode did not help.
The worst place to shoot is on the street, where several lights are on. The smartphone begins to go crazy: the focus jumps between light sources, and the camera can’t figure out what to focus on. In addition, the irritating effect of a dusty lens appears, as if the photomodules were stained with your fingers.
Infinix tries to compensate for the camera's shortcomings with a variety of modes. There is a Pro mode where you can adjust ISO, super macro for detailed close-up shooting, and dual videos where both the front and rear cameras are used. For lovers of slightly creepy creativity, we added the “Film” mode, where various effects were sketched out. You can play around, but this will not stop the camera from being less mediocre.
Infinix Note 30 VIP Performance & Battery
The Infinix Note 30 VIP runs on the Mediatek Dimensity 8050 chipset, consisting of eight processor cores. This is a pre-flagship level, the performance of which should be more than enough for all everyday tasks.
The processor clock frequency is 3000 MHz, and the built-in RAM is 8 GB. To improve performance, virtual RAM is also allocated – by default it is 5 GB. The flash memory here is 256 GB – and we remind you that you can insert a microSD card into the smartphone.
Infinix Note 30 VIP can easily handle heavy games like Call of Duty Mobile at the highest settings. You can run at least ten applications and regularly jump between them – I didn’t catch a single glitch during such jumps.
How long can you enjoy the performance of your smartphone? The Infinix Note 30 VIP charge lasted me a day and a half – with auto brightness, but without Always On Display. The operating time of the gadget can be increased by turning on the optimization mode.
Using 68-watt charging, the smartphone charges from 0 to 100% in 50 minutes. If you decide to use 15-watt wireless charging, expect to wait three hours. But remember that the phone supports 50W wireless charging option. It can charge other gadgets: you just need to put the desired device on the back cover of the Infinix Note 30 VIP.
There is also “bypass charging” – a way to power the phone directly, bypassing the battery. This reduces the phone's heat and, in theory, should reduce battery wear. Infinix also added “AI smart charging”, which adapts to the owner. If you put the phone on charge at night, the smartphone will charge so that the full charge level will only be in the morning. All in order to slow down the aging of the battery.
Infinix Note 30 VIP – Full phone specifications
Infinix Note 30 VIP Review – VIP or not VIP?
Overall, the Infinix Note 30 VIP is an organic choice for those who want to get a lot without shelling out a few paychecks.
The gadget can definitely be praised for its performance, large and bright screen, lightweight, and impressive delivery set. I want to criticize the gadget for its unclear camera, plastic body, and design, similar to other smartphones in the Note line.
If we translate the final conclusion into points, then this is 7 out of 10. A good, but not exemplary smartphone that can please you this season, but can be completely forgotten in the next.
Infinix Note 30 VIP