The Infinix Note 3 is a real step up to its predecessor the Note 2. After taking it out for a spin, the changes made are more than welcome, even the smallest ones, help improve the overall experience of the device. The Note 3 comes in two variants a 3G/2GB RAM and 4G/3GB RAM version device. The latter has been titled the Note 3 Pro, rest of the specs are the same. So without further ado, lets get into the nitty gritty!
The Note 3 has a thickness of only 8.4mm to go along with the large screen. The body is made out of aluminum alloy that lends it a fine textured finish. This is clearly the best looking device Infinix has come out with so far.
Infinix finally heard our prayers and gave their latest Note device a FULL HD 1080p display (367ppi). Specially with the device having a 6inch display, the resolution bump does matter a lot. The colors are sharp and the blacks are deep, also the display is bright enough for outdoor usage in bright sunlight.
Under the hood lies a 1.3 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 Octa-core processor and MT6753 chipset, with 2GB/3GB of RAM depending on the model. After testing the performance, with some graphic intense games like Mortal Kombat X, Clash of Clans, Non Stop Knight, Pokemon Go and my current favorite Clash Royale. All the games ran without any hitch, loading times were fast. On the storage front, the device comes with 16GB internal memory with a microSD card slot which supports up to 128GB. The Note 3 is the third Infinix device to sport a finger print sensor at the back, after the HOT S and HOT 4. It is quite accurate and once you get used to the sensor, you will not stop using it.
The non re-moveable 4,500 mAh battery managed to handle power hungry games like Pokemon Go and Non stop Knight, and the drop in battery was minimal. The device also has an Aero Space Cooling technology which helps the duo 4.5A charging engines, to charge the device super fast, without the device heating up at any given point. According to Infinix, thanks to X Charging 3.0, 5 minutes of charging allows for 200 minutes of talk time, well our experience is that the battery does charge quite fast (full charge in around 90 minutes) and lasts for almost a day and half with moderate (light gaming, wifi, browsing, constant messaging) usage.
The cameras on the Note 3 have been greatly improved, built-in blue glass (BG filters) that reduces flares, in both its 13-megapixel rear camera and the secondary 5.0-megapixel front-facing camera. Selfies come out quite sharp and the soft flash also helps with the night time selfies. The main 13 MP camera has a Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) feature with 0.25-sec accurate recognition and fast focusing that according to Infinix lets you easily capture subjects in motion. The camera software is quite easy to use and the professional mode offers a ton of editing options. The pictures we took, did look impressive and have been attached below, but we will leave the judgement to you! (Open the pictures in a new tab for full resolution)
The Infinix Note 3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Chameleon XOS 2.0, a customized operating system that boasts battery optimization capabilities. After the bump from XUI, the new launcher does feel much smoother. The launcher comes with some relally useful features such as customized themes, XPower, smart cleanup and Freezer. Freezer is quite interesting, it works like a cryo chamber for apps. The apps which are frozen, per say do not run in the background and drain battery or RAM, this is useful for games or those apps which you do not need to be running in the background and save a few points of battery.
- Dimensions: 162.5 x 82.8 x 8.4 mm
- Weight: 199 g
- Battery: 4500 mAh Li-Po battery (XCharge 3.0)
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with XOS
- Processors: 1.3 GHz octa-core CPU, MediaTek Helio X10 MT6753 chipset
- Display: 6.0 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels, 368 pixels per inch (PPI)
- RAM: 2GB/3GB
- Internal storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Slot: MicroSD, up to 128 GB
- Camera:Primary: 13MP with dual LED flash (up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures)
- Secondary: 5MP with soft flash (up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures)
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11n and 3G capability
- Charging port type: MicroUSB 2.0
- Dual SIM compatibility: Yes
- Colors: Crystal Grey, Palm Gold, Champagne Gold
The Note 3 is clearly the best Infinix device out there in the market right now. Good display, a more than capable camera and a great battery! Only downside is the internal storage, Infinix should now start giving higher storage options to at least its flag ship devices. Those who are looking to get a device for under PKR 20,000 then this easily is one of the contenders to keep in mind. The Infinix Note 3/ Note 3 Pro launched and is available exclusively on Daraz.pk for PKR 18,999 and PKR 20,599.