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Infinix HOT 11S review: For mobile gamers on a budget

Play without much pay

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Look, most gaming devices can get tough on the wallet. And, when you’re mainly playing on your phone, it can be gut-wrenchingly expensive to get yourself a gaming phone within your budget. You want to play without too much pay and the underrated Infinix has you covered.

Infinix has consistently released great phones that deliver every bang-for-your-buck and their recent release is no exception. What’s the latest addition to their great line-up? The Infinix HOT 11S.

Infinix HOT 11S

Is this what a gaming phone should look like?

The Infinix HOT 11s is a dual-sim budget gaming smartphone with a 6.78-inch Full HD with a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate. It’s decked out in three different colors: Polar Black, 7°Purple, and Green Wave.

On top of the wave design on the back, the phone is encased in plastic–making for a fingerprint-smearing city. Just be more forgiving though–most phones tend to do so. If anything, the wave design takes away the smearing which I think is genius.

To manage expectations, the phone features and specifications aren’t necessarily what people would view as technologically new or revolutionary. Remember, we’re talking budget here. But, with phones on the same price range, this one delivers on all fronts of durable, functional, and quality mobile gaming without breaking the bank.

The phone has loud dual speakers, a decent battery life, and reliable performance that makes it stand out, especially with its price tag.

Infinix HOT 11S

More than just casual play

The Infinix HOT 11S is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 gaming processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. If you’re worried about storage, the phone has a dedicated microSD card slot. But, note that the phone has more than enough space to run your favorite games and apps on the Google Play Store without much of a hitch.

The Infinix Note 7 doesn’t falter on features when tested. The phone didn’t stutter or struggle when putting it through the stress test of scrolling, unlocking, and opening and closing multiple apps. On top of that, the Infinix HOT 11S has a 5000mAh battery that makes your daily grind of work and play look easy.

Infinix HOT 11S

For the try-hards on a budget

For gaming, the phone didn’t seem at all bothered with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, League of Legends Wild Rift, The Gardens Between, and Genshin Impact. The phone held up to its dependable battery life despite a full day of work and play. You can play with reckless abandon and, with the sleek display, you’re in for accurate and smooth gameplay.

The Infinix HOT 11S even brought in game-boosting features to keep all your budget try-hard a shot at having the best without paying for it. You can tinker and play with the phone’s settings with Dar-Link Ultimate Game Booster. And, you can keep those settings and games saved up all in the Game Zone.

Infinix HOT 11S

Does size matter?

The Infinix HOT 11s has a “big” display for a phone. And, how big is too big or is it big at all? The phone isn’t too far off being a love child of a tablet and phone. With its 6.78-inch FHD display and dual speakers, the phone makes watching Netflix or playing games an overall immersive experience.

It’s good to note that Infinix has had questionable size-ups with HD+ displays. So, for me, the HOT 11s has much more balanced specs with a reasonable downsize and an upgrade to a Full HD display.

Infinix HOT 11S

The cake is a lie

Hear me out here: The Infinix HOT 11S features a triple-camera set-up with a 50MP main shooter. On the front, the phone has an 8MP selfie camera. These specs are great considering we’ve got a gaming phone in our hands here. But, it can be an absolute headache when we’ve seen Infinix do better in this category and flop to join the gaming phone camera specs budget cut bandwagon.

Lovely day

Hi, Mango!

The Infinix HOT 11S takes detailed and gorgeous shots, well beyond most budget gaming phones. Well, until the sun sets and it’s dark out. It doesn’t do well in little lighting and loses the battle with detail to the dimness.

But, to clarify, that goes with most photos in the dark. I took some shots of my cat in a dimly lit room and it came out horribly as opposed to a shot I took of her in the day.

Belly rubs, please

On the 8MP selfie camera side, it performs well under good lighting. I was by a window when I took a selfie and it came out great.

It me

The phone has a ton of features for both video and photo so, you’ll be sure to have fun with it when you’re not playing games.

Infinix HOT 11S

Is this your GamingMatch or BudgetMatch?

If you’re looking for a gaming phone that doesn’t tear your wallet to shreds, this is the phone for you. There’s nothing much to complain about this phone besides the typical gaming phone cuts on the camera. But, even then, the phone delivers good photos.

The Infinix Hot 11s is a great phone for your daily grind if you’re looking for a gaming phone that delivers on functionality, efficiency, and durability without taking your money and wallet too.

The Infinix HOT 11s costs PhP 7,990 (US$ 165).

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SteelSeries adds world’s lightest gaming mice to Aerox series

The Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless
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Aerox

SteelSeries continues to expanded its award-winning Aerox series, adding three new ultra-lightweight gaming mice to the collection.

The new Aerox 5, Aerox 5 Wireless, and Aerox 9 Wireless mice are now available, offering gamers even better precision, speed, and comfort.

Dubbed as the world’s lightest multi-genre and MMO/MOBA gaming mice, the latest peripherals come with customizable features.

Aerox

These include programmable buttons for instant access to a gamer’s preferred shortcuts, as well as syncing RGB lighting for a more personalized gaming experience.

Pricing, availability

The three new Aerox mice are now available at SteelSeries’ official Lazada and Shopee stores, as well as Challenger, Courts, Endless passion, Tec Drome, Xtreme, and other major channels.

Refer to the table below for the prices and specs.

Model Specs Price
Aerox 5
  • 66g
  • 9 programmable buttons
  • TrueMove Air sensor
  • 100 percent Virgin Grade PTFE feet
  • 3 RGB zones with Brilliant PrismSync Lighting
  • Water-resistant AquaBarrier with IP54 safety rating
SG$ 149
Aerox 5 Wireless
  • 74g
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • TrueMove Air Sensor
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
SG$ 229
Aerox 9 Wireless
  • 89g
  • 12 programmable buttons
  • Up to 180 hours of battery life
  • 40 hours of use on a 15-minute charge
  • Quantum 2.0 Wireless and Bluetooth
  • Golden Micro IP54 Switches
SG$ 249

In addition, any purchase of SteelSeries entitles customers to a free one-month GeForce NOW cloud gaming subscription.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II release date, official artwork revealed

There’s also a hint for a giveaway contest

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Modern Warfare II

The wait is finally over for gamers as new details for the new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II have finally surfaced.

First, the release date of the much-anticipated sequel of the 2019 reboot, Modern Warfare II is on October 28, 2022.

As if that’s not enough to get people excited, Activision also had a massive cargo ship sailing at Port of Long Beach in California for the game’s official artwork reveal, teasing enthusiasts even more.

The ship contained an image of the Operative Ghost, as well as more characters on cargo containers. The entire reveal may be watched here.

New characters, giveaway

Aside from the release date and official artwork, new characters are also expected to join Task Force 141, which includes key members like Captain John Price, Sergeant “Soap” MacTavish, Sergeant Kyle “Gaz” Garrick, Simon “Ghost” Riley, and Colonel Alejandro.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II was announced earlier this year, with details for the storyline set to follow, that’s why fans are urged to stay tuned.

Developers have also hinted at a potential giveaway contest, mentioning that soon players will have “a chance to own a piece of this dock-spanning art and be a part of our history”.

Interesting, huh?

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Sony’s Days of Play sale for PlayStation peripherals, titles is on

Get up to 80 percent off on gaming titles

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Days of Play

Just in time for mid-year sales, Sony announced the start off its sixth annual global Days of Play sale.

Happening until June 8, 2022, the sale offers special promotions for customers on various PlayStation peripherals like the PlayStation VR and DualSense Wireless Controllers.

Furthermore, selected PS5 and PS4 Blu-ray Disc version titles will sell for up to 80 percent off on the PS Store.

Offers will be available at all PlayStation authorized dealers and Sony stores.

Sales offers

For all Days of Play offers throughout the 15-day sale, refer to the table below.

Product/Title Special Price
PlayStation VR with PlayStation Camera PhP 14,990
DualSense Wireless Controllers

Colors:

  • Original White
  • Midnight Black
  • Cosmic Red
  • Starlight Blue
  • Nova Pink
  • Galactic Purple
PhP 3,490
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Game of the Year Edition (PS4) PhP 990
The Last of Us Part II (PS4) PhP 990
God of War PlayStation Hits (PS4) PhP 550
Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition

PlayStation Hits (PS4)

PhP 550
Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PS4, PS5) PhP 1,490
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (PS5) PhP 1,990
UNCHARTED: Legacy of Thieves Collection (PS5) PhP 1,490
The Nioh Collection PhP 1,990

 

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