The Hot 10i is another variation of the Hot 10-series from Infinix. This smartphone is available in two versions; the Asian version with MediaTek Helio P65 octa-core CPU, which is a better CPU option than the African version that has UNISOC SC9863A octa-core CPU. RAM and storage option are not same either; the Asian version has 3/4/6 GB RAM with 32/64/128GB ROM, while the African model has just 2GB RAM with either 32/64GB ROM. All other specs of the phones as same across both regional models.
As for the display, the Hot 10i sports a compact 6.52-inches screen with 720 x 1600 pixels resolution. The screen is IPS panel, and it has a notch overhead which is the house for the selfie sensor. The built quality is plastic, hence there are some stripe lining going on on the rear, which is aimed at enhancing grip.
The device packs dual camera setup on the back. These includes a 13-megapixel autofocus sensor with f/1.8 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor, coupled with four LED flashes on the rear. For selfie, you are getting a single 8-megapixel lens kept within the notch upfront.
The device is available in Morandi Green, 7º Purple, 95º Black and Heart of Ocean colors. It support FaceID and come with a rear placed fingerprint scanner. You are also getting dual Nano-SIMs with 4G LTE network on both SIMs, a large 6000mAh battery, and the Android 11 with XOS 7.5 out of the box. The full specs of Infinix Hot 10i is contained in the table below.
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G Network Bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network Bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100|
|4G Network Bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|5G Network Bands||Does not have support for 5G Network|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat6 300/150 Mbps|
|Also Known As Alternative names for gadgets, as called in other markets or countries||
Infinix Hot 10i
|Announced||2021, April 29th|
|Status||Available. Released 2021, May 1st|
|Build <strong>Build</strong> refers to the built quality of the device||
- Plastic body
- Plastic frame
|SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.52 inches, 99.7 cm2 (~81.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~272 ppi density)|
|Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.||Android 11; XOS 7.5|
|Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.||
Asian model: Mediatek MT6768 Helio P65 (12nm)
- Africa model: UNISOC SC9863A (28 nm)
|CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.||
Asian model: Octa-core (2x2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6x1.7 GHz Cortex-A55)
- Africa model: Octa-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A55
|GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.||
Asian model: Mali-G52 MC2
- African model: PowerVR GE8322
|RAM + ROM <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.||
Asian model: 3/4/6 GB RAM
- African model: 2GB RAM
|Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.||Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)|
|Camera Type||Double Lenses|
Main: 13 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.06", 1.12µm, PDAF
Depth: 2 MP B/W, f/2.4
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
|Camera Type||Single Lens|
|Video Resolution||[email protected]|
|Speaker Location||Chin, below display|
|Audio Jack Type||Yes, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Sound Enhancements||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Bluetooth <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.||Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE|
|Wi-fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.|
|GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|FM Radio||Yes, FM Radio|
|Battery Capacity||Non-removable Li-Po 6000mAh battery|
|Fast Charging||10W charger|
|Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Colors||Morandi Green, 7º Purple, 95º Black and Heart of Ocean|
|Java Support <strong>Java</strong> for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.||No|
|Box Contents What is in the box, What is the box content, What accessories is in the box||
- Infinix Hot 10i
- Charging Brick
- USB cable
- User Manual
- Protective Cover
Thank you guys for existing and doing a review of this particular phone. If any African user only had mainstream website as only source of information, we would have been fooled believing the asian version is universal and be deceived.
It is not clear why some companies embark on such schemes. Just hoping that Nigeria and other African countries will have a functional body to regulate some of these unacceptable schemes in the future. Infinix have been playing these deals since the launch of Hot 6-series.
This is a kind of disdain for us as customers. They don’t care for the African continent at all. Meanwhile they are creating specifics phones series for countries like India exclusively. It is time we, as African create our own brands, made by us from scratch. It would not be that difficult since most of the raw material comes from our underground. We must build entrepreneur mindset and invest in manufacturing of goods and services. Maybe you should write an article on this theme and list all the brands and models that are concerned.
Maybe you should write an article on this theme and list all the brands and models that are concerned
That sound like an article I’d want to write, but time shall tell.