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Infinix Hot Note Philippines Price and Release Date Guesstimate, Specs, In the Flesh Photos, Antutu Benchmark Score

International handset company Infinix Mobility is set to start selling their products in the Philippines either later this month or the first week of November 2015. And this is the first smartphone that they'll be bringing here: The Infinix Hot Note

Infinix Hot Note

If it's your first time to hear about the company, Infinix is based in Hong Kong and has operations in countries across the world including France, Kenya, China, and United Arab Emirates. They particularly focus on crafting dual SIM Android smartphones for emerging markets.

Infinix Hot Note

Infinix Hot Note is the company's version of an affordable Octa-Core Android phablet with extra-large battery.

Infinix Hot Note

Looks-wise, as you can see in these photos, Hot Note has a simple, no-non-sense design language.

Infinix Hot Note

It lacks real metal accents but its polycarbonate back plate has a faux brushed metal look reminiscent of Asus ZenFone 2 that makes it look more interesting - if a bit.

Infinix Hot Note

Infinix Hot Note is equipped with an 8 MegaPixel autofocus camera at the back with LED flash. This shooter takes decent shots -- just like what one would expect from most other phablets in this price category.

Infinix Hot Note

There's also a 2 MegaPixel camera in front for snapping selfies.

Infinix Hot Note

As I've said, one of the highlights of this release is that it is powered by a rather large 4,000 mAh non-removable battery pack versus the 2,500 to 3,000 mAh packs you'll find on other similar devices. According to our friends from Infinix - whom I met a couple of weeks back, "This should provide at least two days of uptime with regular use." -- effectively addressing one of the main weaknesses of all smartphones these days.

Infinix Hot Note

Under the hood, HSPA+ enabled Infinix Hot Note runs its XUI-flavored Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with a 1.4 GHz Octa Core ARM Cortex A7 and Mali-450 based MediaTek MT6592M chipset, has 2 GB of RAM for efficient multitasking, and comes with 16GB of ROM that you can easily augment using the device's microSD card memory expansion slot.

Infinix Hot Note

This set of internal hardware gives the handset an Antutu Benchmark Score in the range of 28,000 to 30,000 reflecting its slightly above average gaming and overall touch performance. You shouldn't experience too many lags or annoying stuttering on this model.

Infinix Hot Note
We got a score of 28,909 when we ran the test on the Infinix Hot Note. Not bad!

Infinix Hot Note

XUI is Infinix Mobility's very own experience for the Android operating system. It's actually a skin with 'very light' customisations -- including 'squircle' icons ala MeeGo and several pre-installed applications for sharing files with other Infinix phone users.

Infinix Hot Note

I think Infinix Hot Note is good release. I like its big display, decent set of innards, and large battery. Just like you, however, I wonder if there's still room for the company's phones in our market that's already flooded by amazing phone models from local and international brands.

"I would advise you to keep the prices of your devices really low when you bring them here. Pinoy consumers already have so many affordable Android phones to choose from and you'd want to give them as many reasons as possible to go check out your brand," I told our friends from the company.

Let's see if they'll follow my piece of advice. Off hand, though, my price guesstimate for the Infinix Hot Note is at Php 5,000 to Php 6,000.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Infinix Hot Note
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions156 x 77 x 8.9 mm
Weight 172 grams
Available Colors White, Black
Operating System Android 5.1 Lollipop with XUI by Infinix
Display 5.5 inches, HD 720 x 1280 pixels, 267 pixels per inch, IPS, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor 1.4 GHz Octa Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Mali-450 GPU, MediaTek MT6592M chipset
RAM 2 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB ROM, expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB
Camera Main: 8.1 MegaPixels, 3264 x 2448 pixels, HDR, panorama, autofocus, Geo tagging camera with LED flash
Front: 2 MegaPixels, 1600 x 1200 pixels
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual Regular Mini SIM
Battery Non-removable 4,000 mAh battery
Uptime TBD
Value-Added Features Big Battery, XUI
Announcement Philippines: October 2015
Availability Philippines: November 2015
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 5,000 - Php 6,000

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