Hello there! Hope you’re having an awesome day so far. Infinix released a new budget phone for 2021. For GHc 500, is this the phone for you? Well, that’s what we seek to answer in this video.
|NETWORK||Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|LAUNCH||Announced||2020, December 16|
|Status||Available. Released 2020, December 24|
|BODY||Dimensions||158.3 x 75.2 x 9.8 mm (6.23 x 2.96 x 0.39 in)|
|Weight||195 g (6.88 oz)|
|Build||Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD, 500 nits (typ)|
|Size||6.1 inches, 91.3 cm2 (~76.7% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1560 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~282 ppi density)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 10 (Go edition), XOS 6.2|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6761D Helio A20 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53|
|MEMORY||Card slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||32GB 2GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Dual||8 MP, f/2.0|
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Single||5 MP, f/2.0|
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|BATTERY||Type||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|MISC||Colors||Topaz Blue, Obsidian Black, Quartz Green|
|SAR||0.53 W/kg (head) 1.22 W/kg (body)|
|Price||About 70 EUR|
Although this phone says 2021, it was released in December 2020
This is not the heaviest phone I’ve tested so far, weighing 195 (6.88 oz)
And just like most budget phones, it’s all plastic phone with a glass screen. There isn’t any protection of some sort, so you’ll have to be extra careful with this.
Infinix gladly provides a clear case in the box to come with the phone. And that is not just for protection. This phone is a huge fingerprint magnet. Although you may not see it on screen, if a throw a little light on it, it makes it very clear how disgusting it looks on both the front and the back. I had to clean it several times when recording this video.
The bottom of the device is the microphone and a micro USB charging port, no ports or buttons on the left side, the power button and volume rockers on the right and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top.
Up front is the front facing camera in this waterdrop display for a screen.
Speaking of the front of the device, it’s an IPS LCD screen at 500 nits of brightness. The screen is also 6.1 inches but has a resolution of 720 x 1560 px. Yeah, no 1080p resolution here.
It’s also a 60Hz panel, and although it seems snappier, I believe it’s due to the amazing optimization by Google with the Android Go Edition Operating System.
You may have realized I didn’t mention the micro SD card slot or sim tray on either side of the phone. Well, that’s because there isn’t one. To access them, you’ll have to pop out the back plate. It is annoying though, but on the bright side, you don’t have to carry the sim ejector tool everywhere.
The battery is still not accessible though, so don’t count on it.
For the Specs, we’re looking at a 32GB storage phone running Android 10 (Go edition) on Infinix XOS 6.2 with 2GB of ram. A very budget processor from Mediatek, the Helio A20 and a 5000mAh battery.
Light gaming with it is just fine. But don’t expect to play heavy titles without crashing.
I’m not really a fan of the switching of the recent tabs and back button and sincerely wished it wasn’t so. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a way to turn them up so if you have one of these devices and you found a way to change them up, please comment below, how.
It has support for 4G LTE, but during my testing, I never found it, not once, ever switch to 4G.
It has the standard fingerprint sensor on the back which works just fine. Not super fast though, just fine.
Now let’s talk cameras
The main camera is an 8MP, f 2.0 with dual LED flash
Taking pictures are not fast. It definitely takes up some loading time and you’ll constantly notice it. And the image quality is the worse, I’ve seen so far. As I attempt to take pictures of my newly found friend, let’s take a look at how the pictures turn out. The software behind the image processing is terrible. And if that’s not enough, the processor doesn’t do any good either.
Recording videos are at 1080p@30fps. And as you can see, they’re not great also.
Front facing camera is a 5MP, f 2.0, also with Dual LED flash.
And for some reason, I think I’ll prefer the rear camera over this.
Photos are not great. In fact, they’re terrible. See how much smoothening is applied on my face. The Beauty Mode Feature is the worse I’ve seen so far also.
So for GHc 500, is this the phone for you. Well, the title of this video says, it’s not the phone for everyone, so please, skip this.
Cos for GHc 100 more, you can get the techno spark 4 instead. Which if you’re interested, can find our review on that up here or in the description below.