We received the Infinix Note 6, unboxed it and below we guide you through what impressed us and turned us off in the first few minutes of looking at it.
The price of Note 6 in Uganda is Shs749,000 slightly above its predecessors the Infinix NOTE 5 and its sister, Stylus.
The device we got is Mocha Brown in color and it came in a thick, admirable blue box. If you don’t like brown, you also have an option of Aqua Blue, Midnight Black.
Generally, the packaging is attractive and when unpacking, you feel the value of your money.
The device doesn’t come with a screen protector so you’ll need to acquire one. But at the back, you are given a plastic transparent cover. But it’s the kind you wouldn’t want to use on a mid-range smartphone.
You won’t like it, at all. Especially that it will be protecting a really cool metallic back-end chassis. You’d want actually want to cover it, only that it’s the type whose color will peel off if it falls multiple times.
The other thing you’ll most likely throw away are the headsets. Though they are designed for firm ear-fitting, their output is utter garbage. Spending Shs5,000 to buy Dr. Lee headsets which produce better sound won’t hurt.
The charger is a Micro USB type but your device will juice up fast enough.
More on outer hardware, the AR- and AI-powered X Pen is located at the extreme bottom right near the speaker.
You’ll also find the headphone jack and the micro USB port at the bottom.
Weighing 173g and 7.7mm thick, the Note 6 has its SIM tray is on the left side (two dual nano sims and an SD card) and the power and volume buttons on the right side.
It’s not comfortable when typing with one hand.
Launching the device
The screen is 6.01 inches but with a really annoying chin and chunky bezels, considering its price.
The display is AMOLED with a screen resolution of 1080×2340 pixels and an aspect ratio of 18:9. This makes the display warmer and appealing.
The Note 6 runs on 40000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery, which is 500mAh weaker than that in the Infinix Note 5.
However, its ROM was increased to 64GB, doubling that of the NOTE 5. The RAM, at 4GB, is as that of Note 5.
Powered by Android 9 Pie and a MediaTek® P35 Octa-core, this mid-level priced smartphone has 4 cameras.
On the rear is a 16MP main camera, an 8MP-120-degree wide-angle lens and a 2MP camera with Dual LED Flash. On the front, you’ll use a 16MP AI-powered camera.