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Hot Note Infinix X551 - Best Tech Reviews |

Haroon Aejaz
Hot Note Infinix X551 – Best Tech Reviews

Review Overview

Reception and call quality
Battery life
Design and form factor


First of all we will like to thank Infinix, that they provide us opportunity to Review Hot Note X551. Without wasting any time, Let’s move toward the review of Infinix Hot Note X551.

Infinix Hot Note X551 is available is 4 different shades anthracite gray, copper brown, Champagne gold and Mint green. Which means that you can choose colors in accordance with their attitude. We outstanding experience of using it, I believe within this price range you will certainly not get this much specifications in Pakistan .


It is equipped with some outstanding specifications therefore we decided to make segments of each and every spec so that you people have an idea that exactly how incredible is this product within this price tag.



The Packing of Infinix HOT NOTE (As shown in Image). The box included a mobile phone, a micro USB cord, a USB charger head, a 3.5mm earphone, a manual and a screen cleaning cloth.

The power button is positioned at the right side of the phone just below the volume key. Once you push the button you will be greeted with the smooth infinix logo after which phone is immediately booted into the Android 4.4.2 home screen.

You will observe the notification light on the above display screen. It will turn green when battery is complete, blue if you have a notification and red while charging the device. The shade of the notification light could also modify according to which notification is signaling.

Network and SIM card


The Infinix HOTNOTE comes equipped with a twin mini SIM card that you simply insert by opening the back case. When the back case is uncovered, the SIM card slots will probably be showed you can carefully and easily slide in both SIMs.

The X551 facilitates both the 2G, 3G, 3.75G or also known as the HSPA+ technology for data transfer. It really must be noted that the 3.75G network technology provides data transfer speed approximately the 4G transfer speed. Also the network bands of the Infinix HOT NOTE are 850/900/1800/1900 MHz for GSM and 900/2100 MHz for WCDMA.

These network bands signify that if you find yourself on abroad like UK, USA etc, you will still be able to make use of your smartphone because it will be workable for those networks excepts for maybe some Chinese networks.

Weight and dimensions


The X551 is not only an excellent smartphone, it’s also a nicely designed machine with ideal weight and dimensions to accommodate good handling. Most 5.5 inch machines are difficult to hold and even operate with one hand, but the X551 is incredibly easy to hold as well as comfortable.

Therefore the bezel was trimmed to be as close to the screen as they possibly can. The Infinix HOT NOTE has measurements 156 x 77.88 x 8.9 mm and also weights simply 172g. The cutting according to Infinix was done using the CNC laser light technology that allows for high accuracy in the cutting and finishing of the metallic body of the Infinix HOT NOTE phablet.

Screen Resolution and Display


The display and screen resolution of the Infinix HOT NOTE is very astounding. It comes with a 5.5 inch HD IPS-TFT display that allows for great colors and good viewing angles. It should also be noted that it has a very short refresh rate, which means that this device display would be very great for gaming.

Not only is the display a good one, the resolution is also impressive. It comes with a resolution 720 x 1280 pixels. Viewing documents, browser contents and other files on a sunny day was splendid. I had no issues with it and with my smartphone-enabled gloves on, using the device was not a hassle.

Operating System and Processor


Am sure you can easily guess that the operating system for the Infinix HOT NOTE is Android KitKat 4.4.2 which is currently the most common Android OS. The fluidity of the 4.4.2 android kitkat is amazing, especially when you have a stock Android with a 1GB RAM on it which is what you would find on the X551 smartphone.

Under the hood running things and making sure your phone stay in good shape is the 1.4GHz octa-core MediaTek processor. The 8 core processor allows for a better multitasking than a quad core processor hence you get a very non-laggy experience when the device is in use – something we have already experienced with the Infinix Zero smartphone.

Like that is not enough, you have the popular very reliable MALI 450 as the GPU of choice to make sure that all those graphics intensive applications can be handled without qualms.

One of the great features with this device is the quick launch feature in which you can launch an app when you wake up the phone by drawing an alphabet. For example, the following alphabets will do this:
Double tap the screen to wake up/sleep it.- Draw a “I” to access the dialer- Draw a “E” to access the browser- Draw a “W” for wechat- Draw a “C”for the camera- Draw a “O” for Facebook

Battery Capacity and Features


One of the high selling points of this smartphone is the battery life. It’s so awesome I feel like a heavy burden was taken off my back. As a user of the iPhone, i constantly have to charge my phone at least 3 times a day to have juice in it. However, since I started testing out the Infinix HOT NOTE, a single charge per day was enough to last me with all my heavy duty activities. This is thanks to 4000mAh LiPo battery in the device.

The smartphone comes with a non removable battery of 4000mAh that is way above most smartphones or tablet in the market. Although you may be quick to say that the amount of battery doesn’t really mean it will last well, however, I can say for the past few days that its being in my possession, the battery as lived to its 4000mAh capacity.

Not only is the battery good, furthermore, Infinix has decided to implement the fast charge technology yo find in recent Samsung devices. According to Infinix Mobility, with Infinix fast charge, you can charge you phablet from 0% to 75% within 55mins and up to 50% within 25mins.

The phablet don’t only have a great battery, it also comes with inbuilt battery management app which helps you to automatically manage your battery depending on the battery juice left.

To charge the device, the provided USB cable is plugged at the bottom right side of the device and then charging should begin. The charger head delivers 3.1A current.

Memory and RAM


When a phone this good comes with a enough memory then we can say the phone is super good and that is what we will call the Infinix HOT NOTE – a super good smartphone.

Each unit of Infinix HOT NOTE will come with 16GB internal memory to allow for pictures and other contents to be stored on it. However, if you so much desire more space on your device, the extra memory card slot which supports up to 32GB of SD card should do the trick. Although Android KitKat 4.4 is capable of supporting up to 64GB memory card so if you have that much don’t hesitate to slide it into the device.

In order to make apps run smoothly, a 1GB RAM is bundled in with the device. These of course should be enough for most users even though 2GB and 3GB RAM is other of the day now.



In this time and day, a phone without camera is considered a useless old mama’s phone so its important we state that the Infinix HOT NOTE comes with 8.0 mega pixel AF camera capable of taking great pictures with pixel resolution as high as 3264 x 2448 pixels. It also has a Geo – tagging feature, face detection and a dedicated LED flashlight just below the camera for taking pictures in low light areas.

The camera is situated at the top right side with the LED flash light just immediately below the camera. Videos can also be recorded @30fps for 1080p videos and 720p @60fps.

Front camera comes equipped with 2.0 mega pixel FF camera with image resolution as high as 1936 x 1096 pixels. The camera is also capable of doing a video call if the need arises.

Connectivity and Sensor


The Infinix HOT NOTE is equipped with a dual band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless chip for those that love to connect their devices to wireless networks. Also, it has option to turn your phone to a wireless router; hence it has the Hotspot feature. Furthermore, it Bluetooth v4.0 for sharing files and standard micro USB port for connecting the device to both a computer or for charging. It will bring peace of mind to some to know that this device also supports USB OTG.

GPS and AGPS accuracy on this phablet is exceptional. Within a matter of seconds, it makes my location known something that some smartphone takes minutes to determine an example is the Blu 5.0C smartphone.

Also when it comes to sensors, the Infinix HOT NOTE comes with the usual light, proximity, gyro and Hall sensors.

Other features
Other features of this smartphone apart from its fast charge technology are its ability to have letters be drawn on the screen to launch certain applications.

Furthermore because of the partnership between Jumia and Infinix, every buyer of Infinix HOT NOTE will get 2GB data 100% free and free music streaming from MTN.

Also it has FM Radio, ebook reader, Voice recording a smart cover that can be used to turn of the display when its not needed. Furthermore, the Infinix HOT NOTE comes pre-installed with Gmail, flashshare, Whatsapp, Facebook etc.


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