Infinix HOT 40 Pro Price, Specs, Unboxing, and Initial Review

Global handset brand, Infinix, continues to push the boundaries of what budget-friendly smartphones can offer with the Infinix HOT 40 Pro.

Tailored for mobile gamers and photography enthusiasts, this device promises a seamless blend of high-performance hardware, eye-catching design, and exclusive gaming-centric features.

In this detailed review, we will explore the key aspects of the Infinix HOT 40 Pro, from its unboxing experience all the way to its gaming prowess and camera capabilities, among many others.

Price and Availability in the Philippines

Priced at an attractive PHP 6,999, the Infinix HOT 40 officially started selling in the Philippines on January 8, 2023. This budget-friendly offering positions itself as an appealing choice for consumers seeking a feature-packed smartphone without breaking the bank.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Horizon Gold

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Special Limited Edition Quick Unboxing and Package Contents

The PR Box that was issued to TechPinas for this unboxing was the Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Edition, which will not be formally released in the Philippines. 

However, the base handset model and colorway inside – in this case, the Infinix HOT 40 Pro in Horizon Gold – is now available for Filipinos to purchase via Infinix Mobile’s online stores and retail channels.

I found the unboxing experience of the Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Edition an absolute pleasure – starting from the sight of the exciting Green-Black-White Free Fire Edition Booyah Now Big Box adorned with Free Fire character graphics all the way to trying out all the cool items inside.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Box

What makes the Free Fire Edition special are the exclusive gaming accessories bundled in the box. Users will find an Infinix Free Fire soft case, Free Fire metal SIM ejector, Infinix Free Fire lanyard, and a unique Infinix Free Fire cooling fan designed specifically for gamers. These additions not only enhance the gaming experience but also contribute to the overall aesthetics of the device.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Box

The Free Fire Edition Booyah Now Big Box, coupled with the exclusive graphics on the device, adds a touch of flair, making it clear that this smartphone is designed with gamers in mind.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Box

Pulling off the outer case of the big Fire Fire Edition box, we are greeted by this black sleeve that contains several cool items.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Metal Pin
There's this metal Free Fire pin for ejecting the SIM card tray.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Stickers
You also get three sets of Booyah Now Infinix Free Fire Edition stickers that you can use to further personalize the handset. If you're wondering, "Booyah" is the battlecry of Free Fire gamers.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire

In territories where the Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Edition is available, buyers will get a Gift Code from Garena for exclusive game gear.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Letter
Here's Infinix's special letter for those who purchased the HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Edition

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Box
Alright! Now, let's check out the contents of these smaller boxes.

Infinix Free Fire Cooling Fan Gaming
Truly made for gamers, the Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Special Limited Edition comes with this small cooling fan that attaches to the back of the phone, helping it to perform even better in heavy gaming situations by lowering heat.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Lanyard
Infinix and Free Fire had included this dual-sided exclusive lanyard in the PR package.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Lanyard
Instead of coming in a separate box within the big Free Fire Edition package, the phone's exclusive Free Fire Edition soft case is placed inside the standard retail box.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Case
I like this Free Fire case. It's simple yet eye-catching. Also, it fits the handset snugly and has thick corners to offer some level of drop protection for the device.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Retail Box
The phone's box has this Free Fire Edition outer sleeve.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Box Contents
Here are all the contents of the Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Special Limited Edition PR Box. Now, let's get to the phone!

Opening the standard retail box in the package reveals a standard set of accessories, including the handset, warranty card, USB Type-C charging cable, metal pin for ejecting the SIM card tray, and a 33W travel charger.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Standard Retail Package Unboxing and Package Contents

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Retail Box

This is the standard Infinix HOT 40 Pro retail package design, which consumers in the Philippines will see when they purchase this model. It's a green box with a touch of blue and the model name is prominently printed on the cover.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire

At the bottom of the box, Infinix had neatly and finely printed all the main highlights of the model so in one glance, the buyer would know exactly what the phone has to offer in terms of technical specifications.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Unboxing, Infinix HOT 40 Pro

Opening the standard retail box in the package reveals a standard set of accessories, including the handset, warranty card, USB Type-C charging cable, metal pin for ejecting the SIM card tray, and a 33W travel charger.

The standard retail package comes with a regular transparent soft silicone case, which means that Infinix HOT 40 Pro buyers won’t have to purchase one separately.

There you have it! That's my complete Infinix HOT 40 unboxing experience.

Design

With dimensions of 168.6 x 76.6 x 8.3 mm and a weight of 199 grams, Infinix HOT 40 Pro dons a comfortable and manageable form factor. The device features a glass front, a plastic frame, and a sleek body that comes replete with a high-gloss iridescent finish. 

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Back
What I have here is the Horizon Gold colorway of the Infinix HOT 40 Pro, which has a dazzling iridescent look. When viewed from some angles, the back panel has gold, yellow and orange undertones. When you turn it a bit, you will see blue, green, and lime. It's gorgeous!

I'd say that the identifying physical characteristic of this model is the large camera module at the back, which frankly looks like that of newer iPhone models, albeit a bit more rectangular.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro's color options in the Philippines – Palm Blue, Horizon Gold, Starlit Black, and Starfall Green – provide users with a range of choices to suit their style.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro
Although, the phone's shell is made predominantly of polycarbonate, the lush metallic finish of the frame gives the device an air of sophistication and elegant akin to that of flagship models.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Side

Holding Infinix HOT 40 Pro and looking at its intricate details, I'd say that this handset looks far more expensive than it actually is, which is great for users who are now thinking of upgrading to a more elevated and more beautiful handset coming from their aging entry-level phones.

Display

The Infinix HOT 40 Pro boasts a generous 6.78-inch IPS LCD display, ensuring an immersive visual experience. The 120Hz refresh rate contributes to smoother animations and interactions, enhancing the overall responsiveness of the device. 

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Wallpaper
The display's 120Hz Refresh Rate ensures ultra-smooth touch response when navigating the interface and enables ultra-high-frame-rate gaming.

The 1080 x 2460 pixel resolution delivers crisp visuals, with a pixel density of approximately 396 ppi. The display's 500 nits peak brightness ensures excellent visibility, even in challenging lighting conditions.

Whether you love playing mobile games or watching vlogs on Youtube, I’m sure that you will find the visual experience very enjoyable on the Infinix HOT 40 Pro’s display.

Cameras

The camera setup on the Infinix HOT 40 Pro is a standout feature, emphasizing both quantity and quality. The triple main camera configuration includes a powerful 108 MP main wide camera, a 2 MP macro lens, and a 0.08 MP AI camera. The inclusion of Quad-LED flash, HDR, and panorama features provides users with a versatile photography toolkit.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Main Camera Module
The 108MP camera of Infinix HOT 40 Pro is a real treat considering the budget-friendly price of this phone. This camera is also powered by Infinix's AI imaging algorithms that further enhance image quality.

On the front, the 32 MP wide selfie camera, with a dual-LED flash, captures crystal-clear self-portraits. Aside from the high-resolution of this front-cam, I appreciate the two torch lights, which come in handy when snapping selfies and groufies in low to zero lighting conditions. 

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Front Camera
Likewise, the 32MP selfie shooter is a rarity in the sub-PHP 7,000 price bracket.

Stay tuned for a separate article on TechPinas where I will showcase sample photos taken using the front and back cameras of the Infinix HOT 40 Pro.

Video Recording

The Infinix HOT 40 Pro also delivers in the video recording department.

The main camera supports 2K video recording at 1440p and Full HD at 1080p, allowing users to capture moments with impressive clarity and detail. The selfie camera also supports 2K video recording at 1440p and Full HD at 1080p, ensuring that users can create high-quality content for social media or personal use.

Whether recording special events or creating content for online platforms as a content creator, the device's video recording capabilities stand out in its price range.

If you love recording talking head vlogs using the front-facing camera, the Dual Torchlights in front would should come in handy when making content in low-light conditions.

Internal Hardware

Processor

Under the hood, the Infinix HOT 40 Pro is powered by the Helio G99 processor, built on a 6nm architecture. The Octa-Core CPU consists of 2 x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 and 6 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55 cores, ensuring efficient multitasking and a smooth overall performance. The Helio G99 processor's focus on gaming performance aligns perfectly with the device's ‘fast and fun” branding.

RAM and Storage

The device features 8GB of RAM, providing ample memory for multitasking and smooth app performance. Notably, the inclusion of 8GB RAM expansion capability further enhances the device's ability to handle resource-intensive tasks, making it a suitable option for power users.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Internal Hardware

The internal storage is a generous 256GB UFS 2.2, ensuring users have sufficient space for apps, games, photos, and videos.

Memory Expansion

For users requiring even more storage, the Infinix HOT 40 Pro includes a dedicated microSDXC card slot, allowing for memory expansion. This flexibility is particularly beneficial for users who prefer to carry a vast amount of data on their devices. Also, since it's dedicated, you won't have to sacrifice dual SIM capability just to get more space for your large files.

Software

The Infinix HOT 40 Pro runs on Android 13 with Infinix's custom XOS 13.5 overlay. This combination provides users with the latest Android features along with Infinix-specific optimizations. The user interface is intuitive, and the software is designed to enhance the overall user experience.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire OS

XOS 13.5 is familiar, neat, and easy to use. I don't think anyone, regardless of age, would have any trouble navigating, customizing, and using it.

Gaming Performance

Gaming enthusiasts will find the Infinix HOT 40 to be a worthy companion. The XBOOST Gaming Engine, combined with the Helio G99 processor and Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, ensures a smooth and immersive gaming experience. 

Specifically, Mobile Legends Bang Bang, a popular mobile game in the Philippines, runs seamlessly on the device even with Ultra Graphics enabled in the settings. The graphics performance is commendable, and the high refresh rate display adds an extra layer of responsiveness to gaming interactions. I found my first ML gameplay on this device fun, lag-free, and enjoyable.

Privacy and Security Features

The Infinix HOT 40 Pro places a strong emphasis on user security. The device features a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, facial recognition, and traditional pattern and passcode options. 

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fingerprint Scanner

These multiple layers of security provide users with options to choose the method that suits them best, ensuring that their personal data remains protected.

Audio Performance

The Infinix HOT 40 Pro boasts an impressive array of audio features, ensuring an immersive and high-fidelity sound experience for users.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Top Speaker
Amazingly, Infinix HOT 40 Pro has a stereo speaker set-up. It has a loudspeaker on top of the device and another one at the bottom. This set-up allows the handset to deliver an immersive audio experience when playing games or even just when watching videos and playing music.

Equipped with dual speakers, the device delivers clear and dynamic audio, enhancing both multimedia consumption and gaming. Additionally, the inclusion of a 3.5mm audio jack provides users with the flexibility to connect their favorite wired headphones or external audio devices.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Charging
I still use my wired earphones and headsets so I totally appreciate the fact that Infinix HOT 40 Pro still has a 3.5mm audio jack, which is sadly disappearing on smartphones these days.

Notably, Infinix HOT 40 Pro supports 24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio, elevating the audio quality to a level that audiophiles will appreciate. Whether users are enjoying music, watching videos, or engaging in gaming sessions, the device's audio capabilities contribute to a rich and enjoyable auditory experience.

Battery and Charging Speed

Equipped with a non-removable 5,000 mAh Li-Po battery, the Infinix HOT 40 Pro provides a reliable power source for extended usage.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Rear

The inclusion of 33W wired charging technology allows users to quickly charge their devices, reaching 0-75% in just 35 minutes. This fast-charging capability ensures that users spend less time tethered to a charging cable and more time enjoying their device.

Whether you are an avid gamer or a power user who demans a lot from your mobile device, you can expect Infinix HOT 40 Pro to keep up with you in terms of battery life or uptime.

Verdict with Pros and Cons

Pros:
Impressive Display: The 120Hz FHD display delivers smooth interactions and vibrant visuals.
Powerful Processor: The Helio G99 processor ensures efficient multitasking and gaming performance.
Versatile Camera Setup: The AI-powered 108MP main camera and high-resolution 32MP selfie camera provide photography enthusiasts with ample options.
Ample RAM and Storage: 8GB + 8GB RAM Expansion and 256GB internal storage cater to users with diverse needs.
Gaming-centric Features: XBOOST Gaming Engine and the Mali-G57 MC2 GPU contribute to an immersive gaming experience.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Wallpaper

Cons:
Plastic Build: The plastic frame and body may feel less premium compared to metal or glass. However, I must not that this is understandable considering the model's price point.
No Water/Dust Resistance: The device lacks an official water or dust resistance rating.

Recommendation

The Infinix HOT 40 Pro emerges as a very attractive option for users seeking a feature-rich smartphone with a focus on gaming and photography. Its combination of a powerful internal hardware, impressive display, versatile camera setup, and elegant design make it stand out in its price range. 

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Wallpaper

Whether you're a mobile gamer, a content creator, or a general user looking for a reliable device, the Infinix HOT 40 Pro offers a well-rounded and handsome package that you will always be proud to flaunt and show to like-minded friends.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Unboxing

Considering its affordability and tremendous feature-set, this smartphone is a recommended choice for those in the Philippines who want a feature-packed device without breaking the bank.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Display

Start the year right by upgrading your handset to a more powerful smartphone for gaming and mobile photography! If your budget is around PHP 7,000, I think Infinix HOT 40 Pro should be at the top of your list of new releases to check out. I highly recommend this model.

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Specs
Dimensions: 168.6 x 76.6 x 8.3 mm
Weight: 199 grams
Build: Glass Front, Plastic Frame and Body, High-Gloss Iridescent Finish
Colors: Palm Blue, Horizon Gold, Starlit Black, Starfall Green, Free Fire (Not Available in the Philippines)
DISPLAY
Size: 6.78 inches, 109.2 cm2 (~84.5% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution: 1080 x 2460 pixels (~396 ppi density)
Type: IPS LCD, 120Hz Refresh Rate, 500 nits (Peak Brightness)
MAIN CAMERA
Triple: 108 MP, f/1.8, Main, Wide, 0.64┬Ám, AF
2 MP, f/2.4, Macro
0.08 MP, AI Camera
Features: Quad-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video: 2K 1440p 30fps, FHD 1080p 30fps
SELFIE CAMERA
Single: 32 MP, f/2.2, Wide
Features: Dual-LED flash
Video: 2K 1440p 30fps, FHD 1080p 30fps
SOUND
PLATFORM
OS: Android 13, XOS 13.5
Chipset: 6nm Mediatek Helio
CPU: Octa-core (2 x 2.2 GHz Cortex-A76, 6 x 2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
MEMORY
RAM: 8GB + 8GB RAM Expansion
Internal: 256GB UFS 2.2
Card slot: microSDXC, Dedicated Slot
SOUND
Loudspeaker: Yes, with Dual Speakers
3.5mm jack: Yes
24-bit/192kHz Hi-Res audio
COMMUNICATION
SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, Dual Standby)
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
Bluetooth: Yes
Positioning: GPS
NFC: Yes
Radio: FM radio
USB: USB Type-C 2.0, OTG
SECURITY
Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, Side-Mounted
Facial Recognition: Yes
Pattern and Passcode: Yes
SENSORS
Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, Compass
BATTERY
Type: 5,000 mAh, Li-Po, Non-removable
Charging: 33W Wired, 0 to 75% in 35 minutes

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Wallpaper

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Special Limited Edition Box Contents
Box Design - Green-Black-White Free Fire Edition Booyah Now Big Box with Free Fire Character Graphic
Box Contents - Infinix HOT 40 Pro Standard Box with Handset Model itself, Warranty Card, USB Type C Charging Cable, Metal Pin for Ejecting SIM Card Tray, and 33W Travel Charger + Infinix Free Fire Soft Case + Free Fire Metal SIM Ejector + Infinix Free Fire Lanyard + Infinix Free Fire Cooling Fan for Gamers

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Box Contents

Standard Infinix HOT 40 Pro Box Contents
Handset Itself, Metal Pin for Ejecting SIM Card Tray, Warranty Card, 33W Travel Charger, USB Type C Charging Cable, Free Soft Case

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Product Highlights
Helio G99 Processor
120Hz FHD Display
XBOOST Gaming Engine
108MP Portrat Camera
32MP Crystal Clear Selfie
33W FastCharge
Metamaterial Gaming Network Technology

Infinix HOT 40 Pro Free Fire Special Limited Edition Price in the Philippines
Official SRP - PHP 6,999
Official Launch Date – January 4, 2023
Official Selling Data – January 8, 2023

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