Infinix has launched their Infinix X1 budget smart TV in Kenya which is one of their moves to have product differentiation in the market. These TVs are quite different on specifications and let us disambiguate them.
This is the cheapest of the banch and it has the “budget” specs in relation to the 43 inch version. It has a 32 inch 1366 x 768 display with a claimed 250 nits of brightness. The display is an 8 bit panel (16.7 million color) and has a claimed contrast ratio of 3000:1. It is a 60hz panel which is standard with a claimed insane response time of 6.5 ms. It has 8GB of internal storage with 1GB of RAM.
The ports are decent for the price. You have 2 HDMI 1.4 ports that support ARC (audio return channel for soundbars)/ HDMI 1.4 is good for upto 4K content at 30fps so it will be fine for casual watching. It has 1 USB 2.0 port, an AV in, 1 LAN, 1 headphone port and 1 optical out. The TV also supports DTV-T2/S2 which means it supports digital TV out of the box. The TV has Wi-Fi and supports Bluetooth 5.0 and Dolby Audio. Infinix also says it supports HDR10/HLG which is interesting to see. They also boast their EPCI 2.0 Image Engine which I presume makes the picture better while watching content.
It runs on Android TV based on Android 9.0. This means access to Google Play Store apps and also using Google Assistant. This means you’ll stream YouTube, Netflix or Prime Video which is great. They have inbuilt chrome cast that allows you to stream you content from your phone or tablet to your TV
This TV is rated to use only 55W and will come in black only.
The 43 inch is the more premium version of the two and it shares a lot of features with its cheaper 32 inch sibling.
It has the same Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi support, same frameless design, same DVB tuner and same ROM/RAM. It also runs on the same OS. It also has inbuilt Chromecast like its cheaper sibling.
The differences are mostly on the display and ports. It has a 43 inch 1920 x 1080 250 nit 16.7 million color display with a contrast ratio of 5000:1 running at 60hz. It has two USB 2.0 instead of the one on the 32 inch. It has 3 HDMI 1.4 ports instead of 2 on the 32 inch. The AV in, LAN, Headphone and Optical Out ports still remain at one each.
Infinix specifically touted the audio prowess of the 43 inch version. It has 24W speakers and supports Dolby audio which promises “immesive home theater experience.”
This 43 inch variant is rated at 74W of power (34% higher than the 32 inch) and will also come in black only.
The TVs will retail for KES 31,990 for the 43 inch version and KES 19,490 for the 32 inch version as per the company. They also said that the TVs will be covered by a guarantee policy of upto 24 months.