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    Infinix Hot 9


    Price in Kenya
    Ksh. 12,700
    Display 6.6 inches, IPS LCD
    Camera 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA
    Selfie 8MP, (wide)
    Storage 32 GB / 2 GB RAM
    Chipset MediaTek Helio A25
    O.S Android 10.0, XOS 6.0
    Battery 5000 mAh

     

    KSh12,700.00KSh14,500.00

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    Infinix Hot 9

    The Infinix Hot 9 is a very unique device, centering their focus on content consumption and battery. It has a great design, usually associated with pricier devices of the past. That brings the focus to the front of the device, and how comfortably content can be consumed. The specifications include a large display, an Helio A25 chip, 2/32GB memory 5,000 mAh battery. Let’s see the compromises and additions that it took to make this device in this review.

    Infinix Hot 9 price in Kenya & key features

    Price
    From 12,700 shillings
    Display 6.6 inches, IPS LCD
    Camera 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA
    Selfie 8MP, (wide)
    Storage 32 GB / 2 GB RAM
    Chipset MediaTek Helio A25
    O.S Android 10.0, XOS 6.0
    Battery 5000 mAh

    Display and design

    The Hot 9 comes with a very tall 6.6 inch IPS LCD screen with an infinity-o punch-out design on the top left to house the front-facing camera while being the least intrusive implementation when it comes to content consumption. The bezels are narrow enough but the chin is a little overstated, delivering an 82.8% screen to body ratio. The build is plastic, both back, and frame, and it has a quad-camera module at the back and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. We keep the earphone jack but still retain the micro-USB connector.

    Performance and storage

    The Infinix Hot 9 comes with the more powerful entry-level chipset, the Mediatek Helio A25 processor, coupled with a quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex A53 CPU and a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. We have RAM choices of 2/3/4GB and on-board memory storage choices of 32/64/128GB, in addition to a dedicated microSDXC slot for that additional expandable memory.

    This combination delivers budget level performance, enough for daily use without unnecessarily feeling underwhelmed. This is enough processing for budget level computation and many would find this kind of power sufficient. The expansive RAM would make multitasking easier and faster opening of apps, which is a plus.

    Camera

    The Infinix Hot 9 shoots with a quad-camera setup, which is rather impressive considering its price point. First up is the 16mp primary wide lens, a 2mp macro shooter, a 2mp depth sensor, and a QVGA light sensor, apparently for night shots. The photos are usable, decent, and well exposed in optimal lighting conditions.

    It might struggle to implement other modes such as bokeh, portrait, and panorama, but that was expected. The night mode is disappointing, as the light adds blur to the night shots instead. It can also record HD video at 30fps. The selfie camera is equally competent with a single 8mp wide-angle sensor, good for decent selfies, especially in good lighting, capable also of HD video at 30fps, with HDR support.

    Battery

    The Infinix Hot 9 truly shines when it comes to the battery. The 5000 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery which is a 2 day plus battery even for a power user, making a great case for continuous content consumption, browsing, and listening to music. We only get standard 10W charging which means that the battery may take up to 4 hours to charge, which is why it would be optimal to charge overnight.

    Software

    The Infinix Hot comes with XOS 6.0 based on Android 10. We have still got the bloatware highly associated with other Infinix devices, usually numerous unnecessary preinstalled apps and ad services that seem to run off the system irrespective of whatever app you might be using presently. It not optimal, but the option to add themes adds a little party to the UI.

    Most of the bloatware can now be uninstalled or toggled off but then, not having it in the first place would have been a joy. The UI is still light, fast, and intuitive, and once one gets over the displeasure of the bloatware, it is seemingly easy to use and straight forward.

    Recommendation

    The Infinix Hot 9 5 Air is a great value proposition. The massive screen, the huge battery, quad-camera, and beautiful design makes a great case for an individual who is willing to overlook the entry-level chipset in exchange for a little bit more computational power. See also Infinix S5 Lite.

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    Internal Storage

    32GB, 64GB

    RAM

    2GB

    LAUNCHMarch, 2020
    SUPPORTED NETWORKS
    2GYes, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
    3GYes, HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
    4GYes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
    BODY
    Weight185g
    Dimensions165.4mm x 76.8mm x 8.8mm
    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 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio, (266PPI)
    Protection
    PLATFORM
    Operating SystemAndroid 10.0, XOS 6.0
    ChipsetMediaTek Helio A25 (12nm)
    ProcessorOcta-core (4x1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4x1.5 GHz Cortex-A53)
    GPUPowerVR GE8320
    MEMORY
    RAM2GB
    Internal Storage32GB
    Micro SD SlotmicroSDXC - dedicated slot
    CAMERA
    BackQuad: 13MP, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF + 2MP, (macro) + 2MP, (depth) + QVGA (Low light sensor)
    FeaturesTriple-LED flash, panorama, HDR
    FrontSingle: 8MP
    Features[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
    Capacity5000mAh
    TypeLi-Po, non-removable
    COLORSMidnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean Wave