I fell in love with Infinix Note 2 appearance the first time I laid my eyes on it. Infinix Note 2 is stylishly designed mid-performance phone that comes in attractive colors with gray, silver and gold the standout colors. Having used the phone for more than 6 months however, I can reliably review and highlight the phone for those who may be still consider buying it.
Infinix Note 2 has a sleek design, look and feels. The 6.0”screen for me suitably represents a balance between those who wish to own a phone rather than a tab or similar device that provides adequate screen size wide enough to enjoy reading, browsing, gaming and watching of video contents.
The body is made of plastic although this may not be easily noticeable from a distance until you touch and feel the phone. Despite its size and at 194gram, Infinix Note 2 does not weigh heavily when held and can be conveniently carried in a trouser pocket without one feeling awkward with it.
The UI (User Interface) – Infinix XUI – is also quite good that even for the extremely choosy, downloading a launcher from Google Playstore to replace it will not be easily done without some degree of hesitation.
Infinix Note 2’s display is absolutely delightful and comparable to any high-end phone out there. The 720 x 1280 pixels screen is quite bright (with automatic and adjustable brightness control), sharp and very detailed. The screen also does not get stained with fingerprints and cleans easily when wiped. It however does not come packaged with a screen protector but thankfully, you can purchase an original Infinix screen protector to protect the screen.
I will rate the phone performance to be good especially when used with due consideration for its average RAM size. Infinix Note 2 uses a 64bit MediaTek Octa-Core Processor and 1GB RAM to process information which regrettably seems inadequate and conservative for such a fast processor.
Despite this however, I have experienced little lag, phone heating or hanging except when trying to run some heavy game Apps on the phone.
The phone WIFI works perfectly well and is compatible with 2G, 3G and 4G networks. It is also a dual SIM phone with flexibility to set either of the SIM slots as default SIM for Data, Call and Message.
Infinix Note 2 runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
Infinix Note 2 has an inbuilt 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery which was discouraging for me initially considering the experiences with my previous phones where I had to do a lot of battery pull to resolve issues with the phones.
The battery has however not disappointed considering that I have been using the phone for up to 6 months now. The Fast Charging feature of the phone enables the phone to charge twice faster than normal charging which helps you fully optimize short windows of power availability. A 15-minute charge of the phone can truly provide you with an 8-hour usage.
Beside this, the phone also comes with a dynamic and very effective power saving systems that helps your phone battery last longer.
Infinix Note 2 has a 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory leaving you ample space for Apps download and installation as well as operation. There is also a MicroSD slot that can take up to 32GB.
Thankfully, the phone does not come preinstalled with too many preinstalled Apps or bloatware. The ones it come unlike some other phones can be easily uninstalled in order to free up even more space for other useful and relevant Apps.
For RAM-intensive Apps like heavy games however, Infinix Note 2 may experience some resource issues which consequently may lead to slow performance and phone heating up.
Infinix Note 2 has both front and back camera both of which are impressive. The back camera boasts of a 13 MP Camera and 1080p HD Video while the front camera boasts of an equally impressive 2MP Camera. The rear camera features include Phase Detection Autofocus, LED Flash, HDR, Panorama, Geo-tagging, Face Detection.
In the course of use, I have used the camera to capture some excellent and quality shots in scenes and locations that some high-end phones like Samsung and HTC had struggled to capture well.
For all its features, Infinix Note 2 is worth its price which is now found to be in the range of N38,000 to N42,000.
Infinix Note 2 Key Features
|Screen Size||6 inch HD Display, 720 X1280 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen|
|Colour||Anthracite Grey, Gold, Silver|
|Network||2G, 3G and 4G|
|Processor||64-bit, 1.3 Octa-core Processor (Mediatek MT6753)|
|Memory||1GB RAM and 16GB Internal Memory, External Storage up to 32GB|
|Battery||4040mAh With Quick Charge and Ultra Power Saving Mode|
|Camera||Back Camera : 13MP, Front Camera : 2MP|
|Platform||Android 5.1 (Lollipop)|
|SIM||Micro, Dual-SIM, Dual Standby|
More on manufacturer’s product’s page: http://infinixmobility.com/smartphone/note-2/