Infinix Note 3 Pro Hands-on, First Impressions
Infinix has just launched its latest line of Android smartphone for the Philippine market during Lazada’s 11.11 Online Revolution. The top among the three new devices is the Infinix Note 3 Pro and the successor of the Note 2 we reviewed back in May. We had a short encounter with it and here’s our quick impression.
Being a Note-branded device, the handset has a large 6-inch display with a Full HD resolution. It’s an IPS LCD panel that’s vibrant and reasonably crisp at 367ppi. The display is bordered by thin black bezels giving the front a two-toned look. It’s got a 5MP front-facing camera up top with a dedicated LED flash.
The right-hand side has the volume rocker and the power/lock button. There’s a card slot for the microSD on the right and another for two micro-SIM cards on the left. You get dedicated slots for either card which is a plus for storage hungry users.
The top side has the 3.5mm jack for wired headphones and nothing else.
At the bottom are the main microphone, micro-USB port for charging and connectivity, and 5 holey-grilles for the loudspeaker.
The back of the handset give the Note series of Infinix and upgrade with the use of aluminum. From a removable a polycarbonate cover, the Note 3 Pro has a metal back plate giving it a premium touch. The top and bottom portion of the back though is still plastic to let radio signals pass through. There’s the main 13MP rear shooter with a dual-LED flash. A square fingerprint scanner is located at the back as well.
The phone runs XOS Chameleon that’s based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 clocked at 1.3GHz. The chipset is paired with Mali-T720 GPU. It’s got 3GB RAM and 16GB of expandable storage. It’s an underwhelming setup and not exactly an upgrade from its predecessor and we could expect the same decent performance. The battery is at 4,500mAh which is lower than expected since it’s a sizeable device at 6-inches.
Build-wise, the Note 3 Pro is an upgrade to its predecessor but the 6-inch is still not everyone’s cup of tea. The brick-like design also doesn’t help with ergonomics when handling.
Infinix Note 3 X601 specs:
6-inch Full HD IPS display
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 octa-core CPU
Mali-T720 MP3 GPU
16GB internal storage
13MP AF rear camera w/ LED flash
5MP front camera w/ LED flash
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
XOS (Android Marshmallow)
162.5 x 82.8 x 8.4mm
The Infinix Note 3 Pro is already on sale exclusively through Lazada for Php8,490. See listing here. We’ll be reviewing the phone in the coming days, be sure to check back.