After coming to several countries in the past couple of months, Infinix Hot Note X551 was just recently announced in Pakistan. We have been one of the few lucky ones to get our hands early on this budget-friendly, yet extremely powerful device. For those who have been following us on our social channels, must have seen the extensive use we have been doing with the phone and trying out the various features it offers.
Here in Pakistan, you can order the Infinix Hot Note for only Rs. 12,990 — like we said, this is a very budget-friendly Android phone. We will do a complete review of the phone in the coming days, but as for now, here is a quick hands-on preview of all the main features of Infinix Hot Note that we have used till now.
- Display: 5.5-inch IPS capacitive display (720 x 1280 pixels), light sensor, proximity sensor
- Processor: 1.6 GHz octa-core CPU, MediaTek 6592M chipset, Mali 450 GPU
- Camera: 8 megapixels camera with touch focus, HDR, LED flash, Face Beauty and other modes
- Front Camera: 2 megapixels
- Video: Video recording at 30 FPS
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, microUSB
- Other: A-GPS, 3.5 mm jack, accelerometer, WPS Office, BBM and much more.
- Battery: 7 days battery time with light usage, 3 days battery time with normal usage, 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery
- OS: Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Amazing specifications, eh? The battery time was super impressive.
Hot Note comes with a large 5.5-inch display screen which is just perfect for watching videos, web browsing and even for some reading. We have been in love with the display screen because of its amazing colours, image quality and it even works great in direct sunlight. Brightness is controlled automatically with the phone’s smart ambient light sensor. These are the screen features that you don’t really find in a budget Android phone.
There is an 8 megapixels camera included with this phone that takes amazing pictures. The quality of the photos, colour balancing etc. is just on par with other Android phones which are above the Rs. 30,000 price range. There are a number of picture modes that you can play around and choose, depending where you want to take a picture at. There is Face Beauty mode that automatically enhances your ‘beauty’ in the picture taken, a cool panorama mode for those long wide shots, a multi-angle view mode, motion track, smile detection etc.
Front camera supports 75 degrees wide-angle shooting for your selfies, or a group selfie with your friends. We’ll do a detailed review on the camera features later.
As the official website says:
“Hot Note is equipped with an OV8865 image sensor. It delivers high performance with a power-efficient 8 MP camera. Dynamic view is enhanced by 5%; night time shooting is improved by 50%.”
And we do agree with all this said.
Here are some sample camera photos we have taken the Infinix Hot Note:
This is where the phone really shines. Hot Note has a 4000 mAh battery — yes, 4000! This is plenty of battery life for anyone like us who has a daily high usage of the phone. According to the official claim, the Hot Note can give you atleast two days of battery time.
But well, in our use we were able to pull our three days with normal usage. And a whopping 7 days with light usage. This is the maximum battery timing we have seen with any Android phone to date — even the tablets don’t go on for those long. Highly impressive!
Not just a bigger battery, this phone also comes with fast charging. Infinix Hot Note can give you atleast 7 hours of battery time in just 20 minutes of charging!
What’s Inside The Box?
We did a quick unboxing video a few days back. You can watch below and see what comes inside the box/packaging of Infinix Hot Note.
You get the following inside the box:
- Infinix Hote Note
- USB cable
- Charging adapter
- User guide
So far, we have been in love with the Infinix Hot Note. It is a decent phone with a look-and-feel of a high-end Android phone.The important part is, this phone comes for only Rs. 12,990 — $127.
We’ll do an even in-depth review of the phone later in the coming few days.