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.
- 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.
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.
The device is cradled atop a white bedding with other accessories underneath
The accessories in the box are the basics; charger head, USB cable, and earpiece.
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.
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…
…and the back is not left out.
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.
The earphone jack is at the top of the Infinix Note 3.
Call microphone, USB port and speaker grills are underneath the phone.
On the back of the device is the 13 MP camera, followed by a double flash and a finger print scanner.
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.
There you have it; normal sim tray is on the right…
…and an additional provision for a memory stick.
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.
NEW REPORT: Nigerian startups raised $28.35m in Q2 2020; only about 4.5% of that came from local investors. Find out more in the full report.
Introducing the Built in Africa podcast, which spotlights African startups, innovators and everything that makes them tick. Listen and subscribe here.
Techpoint Build 2020 is holding virtually in August. Register free now to attend.