Our Opinion

The Infinix Smart 2 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone than the Xiaomi Redmi 6A 16GB, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the Infinix Smart 2 (3GB RAM, 32GB)!

Infinix Smart 2 (3GB RAM, 32GB)  Xiaomi Redmi 6A 16GB 
Infinix Smart 2 Xiaomi Redmi 6A
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Excellence Score
21.7
21.6
Value for Money Score
76.2
75.7
Price ₹ 5,999 onwards ₹ 5,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Aug, 2018 Sep, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.1 OreoExpected update to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.45 inches 5.45 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display IPS LCD, 2.5D Curved Glass, Sunlight display, Night display, Reading mode, Automatic contrast, Color temperature adjustment
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.5 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name MediaTek MT6739Ranked #79 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Mediatek Helio A22Ranked #69 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR Rogue GE8100 PowerVR GE-class
RAM 3 GB 2 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13.0MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, PDAF, 5P Lens, HDR, Beauty, Panorama F/2.2 Aperture, 1.25um Pixel Size, PDAF, HDR, Burst mode, Camera timer, Scene selection, Panorama
Secondary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, Bokeh Selfie, Beauty mode, WideSelfie F/2.2 Aperture, Beautify, Portrait mode, HDR, Age detection, Selfie timer
Internal Memory 32 GB 16 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.4 mm 8.3 mm
Weight 138 gm 145 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 3050 mAh 3000 mAh
Battery Standby 504 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters Battery Talktime (4G): 21 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 81 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features N/A Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Simple, no-frill design
  • Easy to hold and operate with one hand - and has a good grip
  • Has 'Face Unlock' that works quite well
  • Modern tall 5.45-inch HD+ screen, with a 18:9 aspect ratio - the glass on top of the display is curved from edges, which makes it easy to use and operate
  • Infinix’s proprietary XOS UI over Android is decent as far as Android UIs go - it looks fairly neat, and carries some intuitive features - it’s customizable to quite an extent, including the app drawer layout, grid size, app icon theme, and also the text color - there’s also a good number of customizable gestures included (there is also some bloatware, but that can thankfully be uninstalled)
  • Decent rear and front cameras given the price point - take decent portrait shots in good light - but you shouldn't expect much more than that
  • Good battery life - powered by a 3050 mAh battery, the phone keeps going for more than a day
  • Overall, the Infinix Smart 2 is a feature-rich entry-level smartphone worthy of its price - it can compete well with the top phone in this segment, the Xiaomi Redmi 5A, and even holds an edge on it in terms of a modern 18:9 aspect ratio screen (although it falls behind it in terms of performance)
  • Nice, simple, understated design - feels quite solid
  • Comfortably compact with a tall 5.45-inch display
  • The curved edges render a good grip, and combined with the compact dimensions, make it easy to use one handed
  • Decent, tall 18:9 display with good brightness levels which make the panel sufficiently legible while indoors
  • MIUI is one of the better Android UIs - the new MIUI 9.6 comes with new features like picture-in-picture and improved notifications
  • The Helio A22 is good enough for basic use, and arguably a bit better than the Snapdragon 425 used in the Redmi 5A, but still this is a phone only meant for basic messaging, browsing, and social media - push it more, or run too many apps, and you will find the phone struggling with the limited 2GB of RAM
  • Decent rear camera for the price - the quality of photos is good enough when there’s ample light - it’s low on dynamic range and colours get lost in the shadows, but it shoots well exposed photos otherwise - indoors too, the camera algorithms work to enhance the saturation and contrast and that results in decent shots
  • Decent front camera too - capable of taking good selfies in favourable lighting conditions
  • Good battery life, with a 3000mAh capacity, and helped by an efficient chipset - with moderate use, the phone should give you around one and a half days of usage
  • Dual 4G, Dual VoLTE support
  • On the whole, the Redmi 6A is another good ultra-budget option from the Xiaomi camp, that does the basics quite well - it’s reasonably good for keeping in touch with your friends and family, surfing the web and even the occasional casual games - but of course, if you are looking for a more powerful phone, you will need to look at higher budgets
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The plastic back and glass front are prone to smudges and scratches (you should use a case and/or screen protector)
  • Performance, especially in multi-tasking, could be better, and there are lags here and there - even though on paper the performance should be similar to its main competitor, the Redmi 5A, but in real life, the Redmi 5A comes out ahead
  • No fast charging support - will take more than 3 hours to charge the battery from zero to 100 per cent
  • No fingerprint sensor (instead the Redmi 6A relies on face unlock and traditional PIN-based unlock)
  • The camera app is a bit sluggish though - it takes some time to focus and there’s a noticeable lag after you’ve shot the photo
  • The speakers are placed at the back and sound gets muffled if you’re watching something holding the phone in the landscape format
  • No support for fast charging (though charging speed is still decent - about 2 hours from 0 to 100%)
  • 16GB of storage will quickly get limiting too, once you start storing any big apps/games/videos on your phone (and with time as app data accumulates) - so you will need to use the microSD storage, which will further hamper performance
Expert Reviews
  1. Comes close to being a worthy contender to the Xiaomi Redmi 5A
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  2. A smart choice at this price
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A phone with a lot of good things clubbed together except it lacks where it matters the most - performance
    firstpost.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. A feature-rich entry-level smartphone worth its price
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. If you can't get the Redmi 5A, do consider Smart 2 - it's more or less equally good
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. hindustantimes.com hands-on Read Review »
  9. ibtimes.co.in hands-on Read Review »
  1. It seems like Xiaomi's endeavor to make the phone even more affordable has now pushed them to include a non-optimized chipset with ad-ridden UI to the users, and that's not the best strategy
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A fairly good update to the Redmi 5A
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Meant for those who are upgrading from a feature phone to a smartphone for the first time
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Definitely among our top recommendations for a phone priced at under Rs 7,000
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
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