The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is the latest device from the company to be launched in Kenya. The phone is the first device we are seeing from the company in the country this year and is currently available for Ksh 13,699 for the 2GB model and Ksh 15,699 for the 3GB model. Both phones are available exclusively on Kilimall but you will be able to get it from other online and offline stores very soon.
I have a review unit of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro and in this post I will be unboxing it and giving you and idea as to what to expect if you are planning to buy this phone. This is a first impressions post and is not a full review, expect that to be up in a couple of weeks.
The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is a direct competitor to the Huawei Y7 Prime 2018 as they are both within the same price range and have similar features.
What is In the Box?
The Phone (Infinix Hot 6 Pro)
Wall adapter for charging
User manual and guide
SIM Ejector tool
Check out the unboxing video below.
The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is the first smartphone from the company to be launched in Kenya this year and the company made sure it stands out. It shares a lot of features with the Hot S3 that never made its way to Kenya.
Before we go further, below is a look at some of the main specifications of the Infinix Hot 6 Pro:
Display Size: 6.0 inches with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels
Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor
RAM: 2/3 GB
Storage Space: 16/32GB, can be expanded to 128GB using a microSD card
GPU: Adreno 308
Android Version: Android 8.0 Oreo
Main Camera: Dual 13MP + 2MP
Selfie Camera: 5MP
Battery: 4000 mAh battery
The first thing you will notice about the Hot 6 Pro is its display. It comes with a 6-inch screen with the 18:9 aspect ratio that makes the size manageable. From the few minutes I spent with the phone, this display has surprised me. It is good, responsive and not clunky as some of the other displays I have seen from the company before. This is not a full HD display but I still find it good. This is from the first few minutes I have spent with the phone, I will definitely dive deep in the full review to see if it is good or bad.
The screen is responsive and the 18:9 aspect ration is implemented well. The only issue that bugs me is the big chin the phone has at the bottom. Since we are getting on screen navigation keys, I do not see the reason to have a big slab that doesn’t sit well like most modern phones. I believe Infinix could have made it thinner.
As for the overall build of the phone, I have to say I am impressed. The phone has smooth curves and is very light and is different and the opposite of what I expected. Even with its big size, it sits perfectly in the palm of my hand.
The usual ports and buttons are included and these are the power and volume keys on the right side, the headphone jack, microphone, Micro USB port and speaker grille on the bottom and the SIM card tray on the left. The power button is textured for easy identification even when you are not looking at it. The SIM and MicroSD tray can accommodate two SIM cards and a MicroSD card at the same time. This is not a hybrid tray that forces you to choose either to have two SIM cards or have one SIM card and one MicroSD card.
At the back we have the dual camera setup of 13MP and 2MP. From the few minutes I have spent with the phone, the cameras are good but not particularly mind blowing. There is a portrait mode but it lets you chose what you want to be in focus and cannot do this automatically. With this, it takes time for it to process what you have selected and the results and not always the best. I will have to test it further in the full review but so far I am not impressed. The front facing camera is a 5MP one, it takes good shots from what I have experienced.
With the Infinix Hot 6 Pro, you get Face unlock to help you unlock your phone without the need of typing your password or using the fingerprint scanner at the back. The setup process is easy and faster than what I have seen on other devices. Unlocking your phone using this method is also fast, this is one of the features I will be testing in the full review so watch out for that.
As for the software, we get Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS 3.2 custom overlay. It is smooth as you’d expect and this may be thanks to the Snapdragon 425 processor used here. Yes, you read that right, the Infinix Hot 6 Pro comes with a Snapdragon processor. This is an old processor but at least we finally get to see a Snapdragon processor on an Infinix phone. The phone has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space as standard. There is another model with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage space for Ksh 2,000 less.
One last thing about the Infinix Hot 6 Pro is the battery, you get a massive 4,000 mAh unit that sounds promising and I will test it out and let you know if it lives up to my expectations or not.
And that is about it, the Infinix Hot 6 Pro unboxing, I will have a full review of this phone in about two weeks so come back for that then.