Infinix Mobility has recently entered our very competitive smartphone market. Their first smartphone offering is the Infinix Note 2, a 6-inch phablet packing a lot of features you will love. But before we head on to our review, let’s get to know about the company itself.
Infinix Mobility is a Hong Kong-based tech company that designs and makes smartphones and tablets. It has R&D facilities in France, Korea and China plus presence in Middle East, China, Africa and some parts of Europe. They have three series of smartphones – Zero, Note and Hot series.
We were given a few days to review the Infinix Note 2. It is exclusively available at Lazada and loyal online buyers might get interested with this device. So here’s our quick review.
Infinix Note 2:
- 1.3GHz octa core Mediatek MT6753 processor
- Mali T720 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD
- 5.98-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 5 megapixel front facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- 4,000 mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- SRP: P5,999
- Status: Available at Lazada
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HARDWARE AND DESIGN:
There is no denying that the device has some resemblance with the Huawei Mate 8. Though it is not look exactly the same from Huawei’s phablet, you’ll notice the resemblance at first look or by just looking at it on a table. Since it is a phablet, expect it to be large device. For our hands, it just right though it bulges on our pockets. The heftiness may depend on the one who holds it but for us, it is just fine.
Obviously the Infinix Note 2 is meant for multimedia use because of its huge 6-inch display. It doesn’t disappoint. The screen is usable under direct sunlight plus it has good viewing angles. Auto brightness works very well too.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
Just like any Chinese brands we know, the Infinix Note 2 has a heavily skinned version of Android XUI. Icons are flat and wallpapers they use are very eye candy which reminds us so much of Meizu’s Flyme UI. It doesn’t have an app drawer but it has this app that sort your apps in alphabetical order.
As for the performance, it runs an octa core Mediatek chipset coupled with 2GB RAM. We never had problems with the device when playing games and watching videos or even doing heavy multitasking.
Both cameras gets the job done especially when you take photos with good lighting conditions. Photos appear to be sharp with all necessary details are present.
Bluetooth, WiFi, and 4G/LTE comes in standard. We never had problems with calls as both ends of the line are clear. LTE speeds are within normal limits as well.
You can get a good stretch when it comes to its 4,000 mAh battery. The perfect combination of a low power CPU and a 720p display can give you up to 12 hours of mixed moderate to heavy use. On our test it includes watching You Tube and I Want TV, playing Sky Force Reloaded and Clash Royale, social media, camera and calls.
We are truly impressed of what Infinix Mobility is offering their Filipino customers. For only P5,999 you can get a true multimedia experience with its large display, go further with its long battery and a buttery smooth performance. Again, the Infinix Note 2 is available only at Lazada beginning today.