With a specialty for low-cost smartphones with incredible specs, Infinix showed its love for the budget smartphone community. Can they win the hearts of the entire PH market yet again?
The Infinix HOT 30 is said to have a huge leap for performance but will Infinix’s current trend of delivering good phones for less price continue?
We already have a separate unboxing and first impression article so click here for that. With the unboxing already out of the way, we shall now proceed with the smartphone itself.
First off, the Infinix HOT 30 has a large, 6.78-inch display with a Full HD+ resolution. The display is also an IPS LCD, which means it has good viewing angles and color reproduction. It also has a refresh rate of 90Hz, making it smoother and more responsive, which is great for gaming and watching videos. The touch sampling rate of up to 270Hz also makes the display more responsive to touch input.
We do not have qualms regarding the phone’s display, it has its capabilities and it is also respectable with regards to its specs. You will notice a huge difference with another AMOLED display but with a phone of its price, the IPS LCD is enough.
The Infinix HOT 30 has a dual-camera system on the back, consisting of a 50MP main sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. The main sensor is capable of taking sharp and detailed photos in good lighting conditions. While the depth sensor helps to create a more natural bokeh effect in portrait mode photos.
The front-facing camera is an 8MP sensor. It’s capable of taking good selfies in good lighting conditions. In low-light conditions, the photos may be a bit grainy.
The Infinix HOT 30 camera also supports a variety of shooting modes, including portrait mode, panorama mode, and night mode. Portrait mode blurs the background behind your subject to create a more professional-looking photo, panorama mode lets you take wide-angle photos of landscapes and cityscapes, and finally, night mode helps to reduce noise in low-light photos.
The video quality is good for a budget phone, but it struggles in low light conditions. It is also a bit shaky when recording without a tripod.
Performance (Gaming + Battery)
The Infinix HOT 30 is powered by the MediaTek Helio G88 octa-core processor, which is a mid-range processor that offers good performance for everyday tasks such as browsing the web, checking email, and using social media. The phone also has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, which is enough for most users.
In terms of benchmarks, the Infinix HOT 30 scores 253433 on AnTuTu, which is a good score for a budget phone. It also scores well in other benchmarks, such as Geekbench and PCMark.
In terms of real-world performance, the Infinix HOT 30 feels fast and responsive when using it for everyday tasks. The phone can handle multiple apps running at the same time without any slowdowns. It can also handle gaming well, although it may struggle with some of the most demanding games as seen with the gameplay above.
Regarding its battery, the Infinix HOT 30 has a large 5000mAh battery, which is one of the largest batteries in a smartphone. This means that the phone can easily last for a full day on a single charge, even with heavy use. The phone also supports 33W fast charging, which means that you can quickly charge the phone up if you need to.
The large battery size means that you can easily get a full day of use out of the phone, even with heavy use. The fast charging support also means that you can quickly charge the phone up if you need to.
The Infinix HOT 30 has dual stereo speakers; which is quite decent because the audio quality of the Infinix HOT 30 is respectable enough for a budget phone. The speakers are loud and clear, and they can produce a wide range of sounds. Just do not expect too much because this is a budget phone.
The Infinix HOT 30 runs on Android 13 with XOS 12.6 UI. XOS 12.6 is a custom skin developed by Infinix that features a number of changes and improvements over the stock Android experience. It has a newer design language, new features, and a better performance because Infinix made it more efficient. It is fast enough for daily usage and we didn’t feel any noticeable stuttering when scrolling through the screen.
The XOS 12.6 is a major improvement over the previous version of the Infinix UI. It is a more modern, stylish, and feature-rich experience that offers better performance and battery life.
What we like:
- Large storage options for its price
- Stylist design
- 33W fast charging
- Decent gaming performance for a budget phone
- Trendy special edition case
What we don’t like:
- Lackluster image capturing quality
- No image stabilization, making the videos shaky during recording
- The display has a noticeable chin
For its price point, the phone’s specs are pretty hard to compete. The TECNO SPARK 10 Pro is pretty close though however. The phone has a stylish design and a pretty case to top it off. It’s just, a great phone for a budget enthusiast.
The phone may lack in other aspecs but is it that important when you are on a budget? This is by far one of the best phones you can buy in this price point.
For the phone’s specs, click below: