If you’re short on time, you can watch the video below where I share my thoughts after more than a month using the Infinix Hot 6 Pro:
But if you want to really understand (talking to cameras is still a challenge) then read my review below:
It is something I’m now used to. Finding it difficult to title a post whenever I review an affordable Infinix device. How do I, in a title of but a few words, capture the whole picture of my review without coming off as clickbaity, and throwing off my readers. Essentially the question I always face is how do I honestly sum up a review with eight to ten words that’ll draw you to reading the post and finding out more about the phone whether it is the 10th or 50th Infinix affordable device. And you know the company has many of these devices.
For example, the Infinix Hot 6 Pro comes in 3 variants. There’s a 1/16GB, a 2/16GB and the one I have been reviewing, a 3/32GB version. The 1GB RAM variant was announced weeks after the other two, and it lacks the Pro name. But it keeps all the other specs. It also keeps the best thing about this phone: design and display.
Not to be hard on the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 (which I also liked), but the display of the Hot 6 Pro wins. They’re both 720p panels, but put them side by side and it is obvious which display is brighter and more colour accurate. And that’s a good thing for a phone whose price ranges from around Ksh. 9999 to Ksh. 15,700. I didn’t know which image to have as my main image for this review, a couple of the pictures I took could all qualify, but I decided to use the image with text to sort of highlight the thing that I have loved most about this phone: that sharp display.
I’ve had a wonderful time using the device to read, it is excellent both outdoors and indoors. And it has also happened to save me a lot on mobile data. I know some are asking how. Well, I spend a lot of time on YouTube, and I love having the resolution of the video set to maximum. On my TECNO Camon X Pro, that means 1080p videos. However on the Hot 6 Pro, the maximum output possible from the app is 720p. It is HD and crisp, and that has somewhat reduced my data usage over the weeks I’ve been using the device. And you know with such a phone you can go in circles for hours watching different videos as the battery lasts long.
The night before I bought the Infinix Hot Note many years ago, I remember wondering how a phone with a 4000mAh battery was just 10k. I remember the first day moving from the Galaxy Mini to the Hot Note and being completely mind blown with the device’s battery life. Nowadays, many phones have 4000mAh (or even more) batteries, but with a Snapdragon 425 processor, and a 720p panel to push graphics on, it goes without say that battery life is amazing on this device. Yeah, I can push more screen on time on this phone than I can on the Huawei Y7 Prime.
To achieve good battery life, you find sometimes performance has been compromised in order to reduce consumption. If that’s the case, I cannot tell. This isn’t a flagship, so you’ll expect some hiccups sometimes. But to be fair, the perfomance is snappy, switching apps, taking pictures, multitasking, and anything in the usual is smooth. If you’re planning on a phone and you desire good performance, get this device, the 3GB RAM version at Ksh. 15700 or the 2GB RAM version at Ksh. 13700. Both will guarantee you smooth sailing. Plus one can’t escape the fact that the design stands out.
Infinix also recently, through a partnership with Safaricom, introduced the awaited Infinix Hot S3 (which I also have). It has a slightly smaller screen, and pretty much the same specs. Except for the cameras where the Hot S3 has a 20MP front camera while the Hot 6 Pro has a 5MP front camera, and where the Hot S3 has a single 13MP back camera while the Hot 6 Pro has a dual 13MP+2MP system. I don’t know which between the two I prefer as both look good, both perform really well, and both take good pics. Of course the Hot 6 Pro can do Portrait Mode, and that’s a plus. Oh, plus the Hot 6 Pro has dual SIM cards which is something you won’t find on the Hot S3 as it is a Safaricom device. Neither the two phones support Band 28 meaning you won’t use your Faiba SIM cards here.
Infinix Hot 6 Pro Vs Infinix Hot S3
If I was to choose between the Hot 6 Pro and the Hot S3, I would probably pick the Hot 6 Pro: dual cameras, dual SIM cards, a bigger display, and wait for it…..cheaper.
Check out my favorite things about the Infinix Hot 6 Pro.