Infinix Hot has been selling like hot cake, now Infinix Mobility has taken a step further with the Infinix Hot Note, which of course didn’t disappoint.
The phablet from Infinix is on a league of its own, storming the Nigeria phablet market that is dominated by Tecno products, which are just above the pecking order of Samsung phablets reason being their price tag.
Infinix Hot Note certainly nails the fundamentals, unbelievable battery power, impressive display, turbo charging feature and lots more. Indeed, Infinix has come to Nigeria to stay! For me, that’s good news, it would force other mobile vendors who have targeted emerging markets like Nigeria to rethink their business philosophy, which in turn leads to stunning products to outmatch their competitors. In all of these, it’s you and I who are going to win!
So, let’s kick off with the Infinix Hot Note review effective immediately.
While I have nothing to complain about, the Infinix Hot Note does come with a conservative build, it is not attractive like Infinix Zero, but there are other features that does compliment for this.
Infinix Hot Note is built in a plastic shell, with brushed metal finishing. Let’s face it, the phablet looks just like the original Infinix Hot, except for the bigger display, bigger battery capacity, faster performance and a few other stuffs under the hood.
The device comes with a 5.5-inch IPS display, the resolution is pretty much okay for a mid-rage phablet, with 720 x 1280 resolution, you should be able to enjoy your videos and view near-crystal clear images. Thanks, also to the pixel density of 267.
Just below the screen, you are going to find three soft keys, which are not backlit. The phablet is equipped with a non removable battery, but the back cover can be removed, where the dual-SIM ports and microSD card slot are distinctively revealed.
Infinix Hot Note has an impressive 8 MP camera well positioned at the back, top edge of the phablet. Of course, it is backed-up with LED flash light just below the camera sensor. There is a 2 MP selfie camera. Definitely not one of the best out there, but it does produce decent selfies that’s got compositions.
Zero Shutter Delay, ZSD, Electronic Image Stabilization, EIS, HDR, Geo-tagging and Auto Focus are amongst the features that shows the camera greatness, in its rage of specifications. I certainly can’t complain, since any attempt to further increase the camera grade would be met with a corresponding hike in price slammed on the device. I am pretty sure the guys at Infinix had a price-range in mind, delivering a product that’s not down-market, but mid-range that can gather enough traction from emerging markets likes ours in Nigeria.
Again, no 4G radio, you will have to rely on the dated 3G radio and EDGE connectivity. There is WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC and then, an in-house HotKnot – this simply let you transfer data between devices by touching them against each other. Now that’s one feature that really got me, with the popularity of the Infinix brand in Nigeria, the HotKnot featured on Hot Note would prove to useful at the appropriate time.
Processor And RAM
When it comes to the performance of Infinix Hot Note, it is pretty fast, although I did experience a few buggy lag while playing Modern Combat 5. In the exception of that, I believe everything else runs smoothly.
The device is powered by an octa-core Mediatek MT6592 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, backed by 1 GB of RAM. I was expecting 2 GB of RAM, at least I could have had a better experience with Modern Combat 5. I am not obsessed with the game; I was not a fan of First Person Shooters, FPS, until I played it on my BlackBerry Z30. It suddenly dawn on me, on a couple of things I have missed. You know what I did afterwards? I got Battlefield 4 on my PlayStation 4, though I have very little time playing it. I do enjoy every bit of it. I just feel like I am right inside the game, you don’t get that kind of feelings with most Third Person Shooters, however. If you haven’t played MC5, you might want to try it out and have a story to tell.
Ouch… Back to the Infinix Hot Note review. Haha! Yes, Infinix does come with a Mal-450 graphics chip, that enhances the game quality on the device.
Storage And Operating System
Do you remember when mobile vendors enjoyed their notorious behavior of annoying us with 4 GB internal memory? Well, all that has passed, most recent devices do come with 16 GB internal memory, as we have on the Infinix Hot Note.
Infinix Hot Note also runs on the powerful Andorid 4.4.2 OS with OTA update functionality. So there is really nothing to worry about, whenever Infinix feels there is a need for an update, all they have to do is push it your network carrier and you pull it off from there.
One of the biggest talking points of Infinix Hot Note is the battery capacity. It’s non-removable with 4000mAh battery power. That’s a hefty one, if you are a heavy user like myself, it should pretty much last you for 24-hours on a single charge.
One thing you have to understand is that, it’s not all about the battery capacity. If the processor is a battery drainer, and OS not optimized in-house, then you can expect the battery to drain faster.
One of the complaint of Samsung Galaxy S6 was a reduced battery power, it took users sometime to realize that, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company TSMC uses 20nm transistors on Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset, Samsung uses 14nm transistors, which makes the Exynos having the edge in terms of power and processing. This means that there’s efficiency in battery usage.
Since Infinix Hot Note isn’t using Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, you can expect a decent battery life. If you are a light user, you should get 48-hours of battery life on a single charge.
See: Infinix Hot Note Price In Nigeria, Features & Specifications
Infinx Hot Note lived up to its massive marketing campaign. There is no doubt; it has secured a comfortable position amongst its competitors. With N24,000 you can get your hands on this sleek device and experience for yourself what you have read.