The successor to the Infinix Hot 5, the Infinix Hot 6 is here offering loads of promising features. You can’t but just notice the switch to an 18:9 aspect ratio which is a norm nowadays. In addition, you can’t miss the 13MP camera at the rear of the Infinix Hot 6 amongst other improvements .
There is also a more judicious approach to usage of the frontal space as the smartphone has minimal bezels which creates more space for a bigger display. How much of an improvement this smartphone packs is what we are about to find out.
Infinix Hot 6 Specs and Key Features
- 6-inch, TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels
- Android 8.0 (Oreo), XOS Hummingbird 3.3
- 18:9 Aspect Ratio
- Quad-Core MediaTek MT6737 CPU and 1GB / 2 GB RAM
- 16GB / 32GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with a memory card
- 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera
- 3G Data
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
- 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
Design and Display
Infinix maintains the trend of making recent smartphones in the market with slim bezel and compact design. The Infinix Hot 6 still belongs to the budget category with a plastic design peculiar to this sector of market.
It appears long due to the 18:9 aspect ratio with close to maximum utilisation of the space up front. Two rear cameras are arranged at the top left corner of the smartphone while the fingerprint sensor is towards the center with Infinix logo below it.
There’s a not too crisp display in place with dark bars surrounding it and little bezel to the side. Also, the display is backed up by TFT technology which is not so modern in my opinion. With a size of 6-inch, the screen of the Infinix Hot 6 is large enough to enjoy your gaming, movies or reading, although, the 1440 X 720 pixels resolution might be a minor setback.
Battery and Camera
One of the areas, the Infinix Hot 6 impresses is the battery capacity which is not really behemoth but is enough for extensive usage. Going up to 4, 000 mAh of juice, the smartphone is good for a little over a day on minimal usage. In addition, the smartphone also charges fast thanks to the quick charge technology built-in.
The Infinix Hot 6 sports a 13MP rear camera. This comes with features like 2x zoom, continuous shooting, face detection amongst other things. In the front, the smartphone sports a 5MP camera for selfies.
Hardware and Software
Now this is where things goes on a downside (living up to its budget billing) as the Infinix Hot 6 just have a low grade MediaTek chipset. Sporting a four core MediaTek MT6763 processor with a frequency of 1.3GHz going with a Mali-T720 MP1 GPU.
This delivers a decent gaming experience and fairly smooth performance paired with the hardware remainder of the bulk.
Infinix also has a more promising Infinix Hot 6 Pro, which sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor with 2GB or 3GB RAM and 4G LTE.
For the rest of the package, you have 1GB or 2GB RAM models with a corresponding 16GB or 32GB internal storage. Both storage variants can be extended up to 128GB using a memory card if you want more space.
Infinix Hot 6 runs on the latest XOS Hummingbird 3.3 based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
Infinix Hot 6 Price and Availability
You can buy the Infinix Hot 6 in various online stores and smartphone retail outlets in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. Infinix Hot 6 Price in Nigeria starts at around 36,800 Naira depending on the deal.
The Infinix Hot 6 Price in Kenya starts at around 10,199 KSh and is available at leading stores in Kenya.
You can also checkout the unboxing video.
Infinix Hot 6 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Infinix Hot 6:
- Platform: Android 8.1 (Oreo), XOS Hummingbird 3.3
- Processor: Quad-core MediaTek MT6737
- GPU: Mali-T720 MP1
- Memory: 1GB / 2GB
- Colours: –
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6-inch, TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels, 18:9 Aspect Ratio
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13MP camera, 1080p [email protected]
- Rear Camera Features: Phase detection autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
- Front Camera: 5MP camera, 720p [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 16GB / 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP, LE
- NFC: –
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/eAAC+/WAV player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264/FLAC player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (rear)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: –
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: –
- Dust Resistant: –
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 4, 000mAh non removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes