Infinix has been known to be the company that makes quality affordable smartphones, following in the footsteps of big brother, TECNO. In the past, the Infinix Hot series has been the company’s entry-level smartphone up until July last year when the company introduced a new series dubbed smart that would serve the sub-10k market as the Hot series gets promoted to midrange status.
The first device to truly showcase the Hot series as a midrange device is the Hot 6 Pro that is set to go live on Saturday, 12 May 2018 but is already available on pre-order. The Hot 6 Pro brings the company’s first 18:9 aspect ratio display, alongside a Snapdragon 425 processor and a massive 4000mAh battery that has now become an Infinix signature. The Pro branding comes due to the fact that the device has 3GB RAM paired with 32GB internal storage.
In the Box:
- Infinix Hot 6 Pro
- Screen protector
- Silicon case
- Wall adapter
- USB Cable
- SIM ejector tool
- Warranty and User Guide
One of the most impressive things about the Infinix Hot 6 Pro is its 18:9 display. This is the company’s first and the truth is they have surpassed expectations. Despite the display being only HD at 720 pixels, the clarity is good and the colours are even more pleasing. I noticed it also gets really bright outdoors and that is a blessing.
Like every other 2018 Android smartphone, the Hot 6 Pro also includes a facial unlock feature. Initial impressions are that the setup process is so smooth and fast and the unlocking is even faster. We will test the security in the full review but for now, it is a worthy alternative to the more secure rear-mounted fingerprint reader that can be found on the device.
I have not put this to test yet but the fact that the Hot 6 Pro packs a 4000mAh battery is a promising thing. In the past, we have seen devices with such huge batteries last well to two days and my expectations of the Hot 6 Pro hitting this target are well set, especially now that we have a Snapdragon processor.
These are the words you will hear being thrown around a lot during the campaign period of the Hot 6 Pro. This is the company’s second device to boast of a processor from Qualcomm, which is a welcome change from the overused MediaTek processor that Infinix has stuck to for generations. The Snapdragon 430 paired with 3GB RAM are a promise of a smooth experience that we have not yet seen on a Hot series device before.
The device is set to retail at Kes.15,699 and will be available both online and offline. For those that like more visual impressions, here’s our unboxing video on our YouTube channel, don’t forget to subscribe: