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Unboxing the Infinix Note 3

August 27, 2016 · 3 min read
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Infinix Mobility launched the Infinix Note 3 yesterday to a lot of fanfare in Lagos. Jumia and MTN Nigeria were in on this one as partners hence the #JIMSbigthing tag; JIM being an acronym for Jumia, Infinix and MTN.

The 6 inches big screen device is another golden showcase like the Infinix Hot S, but that device really lived up to its promises and I hope this one.

With a promise of 5 minutes charge giving a 2oo minutes talk time, the Infinix Note 3 does seem to be confident.

But before we take an in-depth look into the workings of the device, let us examine what is packed into the box of this phablet.

Specifications

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  • Android  6.0 Marshmallow
  • 6.0 ” Full HD IPS
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory; expandable to 120GB
  • Octa Core Processor
  • Dual SIM capability- Micro SIM cards with extra memory stick slot.
  • 13MP auto-focus rear camera with flash
  • 5MP front-facing camera with front soft Flash
  • 4,500mAh non-removable battery
  • Fingerprint Identification

What’s in the box?

The box itself is a cardboard rectangular casing with blue and white designs on it. The number 3 written boldly in front and “Infinix” by the side.

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On the reverse is a seal to prevent tampering and there are gold etchings and trimmings on the box that might not be seen from a distance.

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The device is cradled atop a white bedding with other accessories underneath

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The accessories in the box are the basics; charger head, USB cable, and earpiece.

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Surprise surprise! There’s a screen guard in this one. With the sim tray ejector pin, manual and a small leaflet that lists the component in the box.

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The phone

As you might have already figured out, at 6 inches the Infinix Note 3 is a phablet (a smartphone with a screen size between a normal phone and a tablet computer).

An anti-scratch protection in the form of a nylon wrapping covers the screen…

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…and the back is not left out.

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On the screen side of the Infinix Note 3, there is a sensor followed by the soft flash for the front facing camera, speaker grills for phone calls and the 5 MP selfie camera.

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The earphone jack is at the top of the Infinix Note 3.

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Call microphone, USB port and speaker grills are underneath the phone.

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On the back of the device is the 13 MP camera, followed by a double flash and a finger print scanner.

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A power button, volume controllers and the sim tray is located on the right side of the device.
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Guess what? On the left side, there’s a complimentary tray for a memory tray. So you can use two sim cards and a memory card at the same time on the Infinix Note 3.

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There you have it; normal sim tray is on the right…

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…and an additional provision for a memory stick.

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First Impressions

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At 6 inches, the Infinix Note 3 is a little bit weighty handful. With this phablet, I am going to settle into typing with two hands again.

The Infinix Note 3 retails for ₦54,700 on Jumia.

There is not much to glean off the box and packaging off the Infinix Note 3 so I will be bringing you a comprehensive review in a couple of days.

Victor Ekwealor

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