Infinix Hot 9 

price₹ 8,999 onwards

launchJun, 2020

23.9

excellence score

69.4

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 3 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Pleasing and well-articulate design - the subtle gloss at the rear with gem cut texture gives a nice feel to the phone
  • The fingerprint works well
  • Big and spacious - not the most comfortable phone for one-hand operations - also it is slippery in hands

Display

  • Large 6.6-inch, 20:9 aspect ratio, immersive display - ideally suited for content consumption

Software

  • Infinix's custom XOS UI is relatively easy to get around and close to stock Android (though it does pack a ton of bloatware)

Performance

  • Decent performance with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC under the hood (similar to Snapdragon 625) - day-to-day performance is smooth, and so is casual gaming (though heavier titles struggle to run at their ideal graphics settings)

Camera

  • Selfie camera puts out decent results in good lighting situations
  • Average quad camera setup - which includes a 13MP primary sensor, 2MP macro sensor, 2MP depth sensor along with a 0.3MP Low-light sensor
  • The primary camera produces decent results during daylight, but sometimes the pictures are so bright that it completely blows up highlights - and there's noise even in the daylight shots
  • The macro sensor performs poorly - it produces blurry photos in any lighting condition
  • The images clicked during the night time are unnaturally bright and distorted

Battery

  • Excellent battery life with the massive 5000 mAh battery that can last for 2 days on moderate usage
  • No fast charging support

Connectivity

  • There is no USB-C port, you will have to make do with the age-old microUSB port

Audio

  • The Infinix Hot 9 despite having a DTS surround sound feature on paper, doesn’t provide an impressive sound output - sound gets squeaky when you increase the volume

Verdict

  • The Infinix Hot 9 is strictly for basic use - if you are going to do basic stuff like WhatsApp, calls, messages etc on a really good display, the Hot 9 could be the device for you
  • However, it would be advised to skip the Infinix Hot 9 for a Redmi or Realme phone which would be much better in almost every aspect, around the same price point

Expert Reviews

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  1. The phone overall fails to deliver on key areas like performance and camera
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. It's a mixed bag
    gadgetsnow.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. A phone for fairly basic use
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »

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Infinix Hot 9 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 10Low likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.6 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 266 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
Screen DesignPunch Hole
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #80 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight185 gmMedium
Thickness8.7 mmMedium
Width76.8 mmInconvenient for one-handed use
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP + 2MP + 0.3MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 13MP: f/1.8 Aperture
  • 2MP: Depth Sensor
  • 2MP: Macro Lens
  • Custom Bokeh
  • AI HDR
  • AI 3D Beauty
  • Panorama
  • AR Animoji
  • AI 3D Body Shaping
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • f/2.0 Aperture
  • AI Portrait
  • AI 3D Face Beauty
  • WideSelfie
  • AR Animoji
  • AI 3D Body Shaping
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
VoWiFi/WiFi-CallingYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
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Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
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  • DTS Surround Sound

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