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    Infinix Hot 9 Play


    Price in Kenya Ksh. 12,400
    Display 6.82 inch
    Camera 13 MP  + QVGA
    Selfie 8 MP
    Storage 32 GB
    Chipset MediaTek MT6761
    O.S Android 10.0, XOS 6.0
    Battery 6000 mAh

     

    KSh12,400.00 KSh13,000.00

    INFINIX HOT 9 PLAY

    The price of Infinix Hot 9 Play in Kenya is 12,400 shillings. It comes with a large 6,000 mAh battery, 32 GB storage and a large 6.82 inches display. It also has a 13 MP dual camera and 2 GB of RAM. Hot 9 Play comes in colors Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet and Ocean Wave.

    Infinix Hot 9 Play price in Kenya and key features

    Price Approx KSh 12,400
    Display 6.82 inch
    Storage 32 GB
    Chipset MediaTek MT6761
    Back Camera 13MP, (wide) + QVGA
    Front Cameras 8 MP
    RAM 2 GB
    Battery 6000 mAh

    Design and display

    Infinix Hot 9 Play has many of the features that have come to influence the design of many of 2020’s phones across the whole industry. It has a 6.82 inch IPS LCD display with a water-drop notch cutout to house the front-facing camera. The bezels are not that narrow and the chin is a little noticeable. The phone is a plastic build, both frame, and back. On the back, it has a dual-camera setup and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. At the bottom, we expected a micro USB connector and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

    Performance

    The Infinix Hot 9 Play is a basic entry device, so not is expected from it, despite the inviting optics. It runs the entry level Mediatek A25 MT6762D chipset, a 1.8 GHz Cortex A53 CPU, and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. It comes with 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, in addition to dedicated expandable microSD storage. The performance is decent and expected. Day to day use isn’t a hassle but anything intensive or running high-end graphics isn’t optimized on this phone. You might also like Infinix S5 Pro.

    Camera

    Certainly, the Hot 9 Play isn’t one to impress with the cameras, as it has to keep everything simple. The device comes with a dual camera set up, with a 13 mp primary camera and a 0.3 mp light sensor. The photos are usable but one should expect anything past basic quality from them, especially if the lighting conditions are anything short of optimal. It gets worse as low light persists to a point where the photos are pretty unusable. Video is basic, but shaky and lacking dynamic range. On the front, we have a basic 8 mp which tries to keep a fight, but past selfies, there isn’t much use for it.

    Battery

    Hot 9 Play comes with a 6000 mAh nonremovable Li-Po battery, which is where it truly shines. The battery is big and can comfortably go 2 or more days on a charge. That’s a lot of power, so lots of content consumption and mild gaming. We still keep the micro USB connector so we get 10W standard charging which would fill this unit in around 4 hours, which a long time. This unit should optimally be charged overnight. You might also like Infinix Note 7 Lite.

    Software

    The Infinix Hot 9 Play runs the Android 9 Pie based HIOS 5.5 custom skin straight out of the box. It would have been logical to run a lighter OS on this kind of feature but HIOS is awash with bloatware that often becomes an irritant. Ad services and preinstalled apps, some of which can be uninstalled plague this UI. However, once you learn how to navigate these pitfalls, it gets easier. The experience is not optimal but the UI works.

    Conclusion

    The Infinix Hot 9 Play is a practical phone for a practical price. Other than design ergonomics, every other feature should admittedly be considered with a pinch of salt when it comes to performance. It still is a very attractive value proposition at entry level pricing and could be an attractive unit at those particular price points. See also Infinix Smart 4.

    Check out more Infinix phones in Kenya here.

    Category:
    LAUNCHMay, 2020
    SUPPORTED NETWORKS
    2GYes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    3GYes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    4GYes, LTE band
    BODY
    Weight-g
    Dimensions171.82mm x 77.96mm x 8.90mm
    Body MaterialFront glass, Plastic back/frame
    SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM)
    DISPLAY
    Size6.6 inches (82.8% screen-to-body ratio)
    TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors
    Resolution720 x 1640 pixels, 20:9 ratio
    Protection
    PLATFORM
    Operating SystemAndroid 10.0, XOS 6.0
    ChipsetMediaTek MT6761
    ProcessorOcta-core
    GPUPowerVR
    MEMORY
    RAM2GB
    Internal Storage32GB
    Micro SD SlotmicroSDXC - dedicated slot
    CAMERA
    BackDual: 13MP, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF + QVGA
    FeaturesTriple-LED flash, panorama, HDR
    FrontSingle: 8MP, FF
    FeaturesLED Flash, [email protected]
    SOUND
    LoudspeakerYes
    3.5mm jackYes
    Alert typesVibration, ringtones
    CONNECTIVITY
    WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
    Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE
    GPSYes, with A-GPS
    USBMicroUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
    NFCNo
    RadioYes
    SENSORS
    FingerprintYes (rear-mounted)
    Face IDNo
    AccelerometerYes
    GyroscopeYes
    ProximityYes
    CompassYes
    BarometerNo
    BATTERY
    Capacity6000mAh
    TypeLi-Po, non-removable
    COLORSMidnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave