For many people, 15k is the maximum amount they are willing to give for a smartphone. And that’s why there’s a lot of competition around this price range as every manufacturer is trying to have the best deal. One of the best deals at around 15k is the Infinix Hot 6 PRO.
You can get either the 2GB/16GB option at 12k or the 3GB/32GB option at 15k. Everything else is pretty much the same for both devices.
I have been using the Infinix Hot 6 Pro for a while now, if you’ve not yet watched my Unboxing Video do so, and these are my favourite things about the device:
My first Infinix smartphone was the Infinix Hot Note. I think this is the 6th iteration of that smartphone. The 4000mAh battery the phone came with was its biggest selling point. The Hot 6 Pro also features a 4000mAh battery that I guarantee you will last you more than one day on normal use. I have been comfortable charging the phone after two days after spending a lot of time online especially on YouTube and Twitter, both on 4G and WiFi, and taking pictures to test out the cameras. Not a single day have I been scared it would die on me. Even if it is at 10%, I remain confident the device can still push me for a while. If you’re looking for a phone with really good battery, this is the phone. For me, it offers much better battery life than the already amazing TECNO Camon X and Huawei Y7 Prime 2018.
For a 720p panel, this is one of the better, brighter ones. I have been interacting with 720p panels of late, and I was happy when I first unboxed this device and found out that the display looked good. Colours are accurate, display just pops and the vibrance isn’t lost because of a lower resolution panel. If you’ve read my Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 review, you saw me complain about the lack of vibrance on Huawei’s display. I have no complaints about the same on the Hot 6 Pro. For 15k though, I wish the display was 1080p. We all know it is possible after seeing the amazing display on the Infinix Note 4 and the Infinix Note 4 Pro.
Though the phone is slightly on the heavier side, something I won’t even dare complain about since there’s a 4000mAh battery inside, the design of it is something I must appreciate. I wish it was a full metallic finish. Also, if you watched 24bit unboxing, you know I wish I had the black version of the phone. I know the gold version looks really good, but there’s a couple of colour options, and the black, blue and red versions look really good.
The 18:9 aspect ratio is good to see, though we need slimmer bezels than this. Also, I don’t like the thin black band that goes round the display. Doesn’t affect look, but would be nice not to have it. All in all, this phone looks good.
You know what, there’ll be a full camera review post in a few hours time on this site where I will upload a whole gallery of pictures in different conditions to show you just what sort of pics you can take with the Infinix Hot 6 Pro.
Both portrait mode, normal mode, night mode will be shown and you can judge for yourselves what sort of pictures the cameras take. Personally, I like that the cameras aren’t a setback. Like, you’re not compromising much in the camera department by getting a smartphone at this price point.
Value for Money:
Just last year, a smartphone for around 15k meant a normal display, a single back camera that wasn’t so good, a sizeable battery, 1GB or 2GB RAM at best, and 16GB internal storage. This phone is doubling down on that. I like that you’re getting good specs, agreeably good cameras, and incredible battery life.
What I have a problem with:
- Doesn’t support Faiba 4G – this should be a must by now.
- No USB C – why???
- No Fast Charging – why???
- Some apps force closing – this is something I hope Infinix can solve quickly via a software update. I’ve noticed on my device that there are many instances where YouTube, Pocket and Chrome have force closed without any reason.