Cheaper phones are indeed getting better. Sometimes, you’ll never know that the phone a person is holding costs not more than 7k but looks like a phone with a premium price. And that’s what we think of the Infinix Note 7 Lite. But how does it fare on a daily grind? Let’s find out.
Inrinix Note 7 Lite specs:
- Octa Core Mediatek Helio P22 processor
- PowerVR GE8320 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 128GB internal memory expandable via microSD
- 6.6-inch HD IPS LCD display (720 x 1600 pixels)
- Rear Camera
- 48MP f/1.8 PDAF
- 2MP macro
- 2MP depth
- 8MP front facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
- Fingerprint Scanner (side mounted)
- Sensors – accelerometer, proximity, compass
- GPS, A-GPS
- 5,000 mAh battery
- Android 10 with XOS 6.0
- Price: Php 6,990
We already talked much of its hardware on our unboxing article. Like we’ve said before, by just looking at the device alone, you will think it is a more expensive piece of hardware. That is how good the design of this phone is. The phone feels very solid in the hand and it is very well built. You might feel the heft here since it carries a large 5,000 mAh battery in it. We also love the color of our review unit – Forest Green. If we will nitpick, we hope Infinix could use matte back instead of this mirror-like glossy finish.
As for the display, we have a 6.6-inch LCD display. For a 720p LCD panel we find it surprisingly good! It doesn’t go as bright as we hoped outdoors but the screen is color accurate and has cooler tone to it.
Infinix has its own custom skin on top of Android called XOS. Unlike other custom UI, there is no learning curve here. It does have an app drawer which arranged alphabetically. You will also see ads like app download suggestions. These ads can be annoying for some users. On the flip side the UI looks good and easy to navigate.
Under the hood, the Infinix Note 7 Lite is powered by Mediatek’s Helio P22 chipset. It is an entry level chipset that can do all basic smartphone tasks. We do not recommend playing hardcore games here due to the processor’s limitations. Casual activities such as web browsing, social media, watching You Tube or Netflix, calls and texts are just fine.
We have four cameras at the rear with a 48MP sensor as its main camera. The others are a macro lens, a depth sensor and QVGA camera. The main camera takes surprisingly good photos with good amount of detail. The 8MP selfie camera takes decent photos at best but nothing spectacular.
Check out some of our sample photos
BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY
Internet speeds using our Globe SIM seems decent but we noticed overall speeds are a bit slower when our SIM is on another phone. Calls are clear with no issues and we never experienced any sudden drop of signal quality.
It is hard to kill this phone in one day. With a low power processor and a low resolution screen, the phone sips less power from the already large 5,000 mAh battery. Charging this phone every other day is achievable.
The Infinix Note 7 Pro is a well rounded phone for only 7k. It looks like an expensive smartphone because of its nice design. XOS is easy to use if you can live with ads on your app drawer. The 48MP camera takes really good photos and you get two to three days battery life here. We give our two thumbs up recommendation!
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