The Infinix Note 7: Clearly Above Expectations

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Infinix has unveiled the Infinix Note 7 and Note 7 lite as the newest member of their Note series. And it’s impressive. Infinix is looking to take on phones like Camon 15 premier and host of other top phones in the 70,000 to 90,000 price range

Infinix opted for MediaTek’s Helio G70 for the Note 7, that’s a step away from what their sister company (Tecno) did with Camon 15 Premier, finally putting them in the same performance category with the likes of Xiaomi Note 8 in the same price range.

Based on the test, G70 has shown to be the MVP chipset for mid-range phones in this price range. This SoC will give a lot of smartphone enthusiast in Nigeria a good reason to consider Infinix note version overs Xiaomi’s Note 8 which has been the go-to phone for such users.

The Lite version of this phone sticks with Helio P22 SC which we are all used to, considering the price of Note 7 Lite the chipset use is appropriate.

We cant talk about processors without mentioning storage, Note 7 Lite’s has a 64 GB storage and 4 GB while the regular Note 7 gives you an option of either 128GB storage with 6GB RAM or 64GB storage with 4GB RAM. They all use eMMC 5.1 type storage which is good enough for midrange and are expandable by microSD

Both Infinix Note 7 and Note 7 lite doesn’t look or feel like cheap phones at all. They are big and well-put-together. Although has a plastic frame and back, It feels nearly like glass.

To keep the back panel clean and beautiful Infinix moved the biometric reader to the power button on the side. Worried about its placement? the Button is placed low enough so its easily reachable, since its a capacitive fingerprint reader, you get the same speeds like the ones behind.

The Camera module for both Infinix Note 7 and Note 7 lite is significantly large, that should be surprising for users these days since a lot of phones have adopted the use of large sensors.

The camera system, which consists of four lenses. The main lens has a 48-megapixel Quad Bayer sensor that kicks out 12-megapixel images by default. These other lenses are for depth sensing and macro shots. The last sensor is a dedicated lowlight sensor for shooting low light videos.

We cant discuss this large this phone without mentioning the batteries. They are large phone and buyers of this phone expect great battery life, and yes they both don’t disappoint. A 5000mAh will be responsible for powering all the internal for a whole day on average use and those batteries can be charged up really quick from an 18W power brick.

WILL IT MAKE IT TO OUR BEST PHONES LIST?

It’s hard not to see any of these phones break into either our best phones below 80,000, Infinix seems to be pushing themselves up the ladder as a premium brand by pricing their phones a tad higher than normal.

The Infinix Note 7 lite with Helio P22, 64GB storage and 4GB RAM cost ₦67,000. Thats is too high for our best 60,000 lists and not good enough for the best 80,000 lists. It’s obviously not going to make our list but deserves an honourable mention for those who want to have the Quad Bayer camera and large battery without concerns about price.

The larger variant which has the impressive G70 SoC comes in two variants, the 64GB/4GB version which cost ₦78,000 and a 128GB/6GB version which cost ₦89,500. The Larger storage Infinix note 7 is a good contender for our 100,000 lists when we finally compile it. But the other one is making the list even though it has smaller storage. We recommend we check our list to see why it making our list.

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