Hey what’s up guys, it’s Fisayo here and I’ve had the Infinix Note 7 for over 2 weeks now, and I know some of you with very sharp eyes caught
asked questions, well I’ve been able to spend some time with this device so this is my unboxing and review of this huge device.
If you’ve been following the Infinix brand on social media, you’ll see some posts with the hashtag, #NoteThe7 and those were sort of anticipatory.
I’ll share my thoughts about it and things you should know before you buy or not.
Also, check for timestamps in the description of this video to skip ahead to different sections.
Thanks to UNICAF, I’ll be giving away an Infinix Note 7 when it finally is available in stores for purchase so stick around till the end of the video
It goes a long way really, I also have the S5 pro in the works for you guys and will be sharing that in a later video and I’d appreciate it
I got a sample unit and not the end user’s or commercial box, and as far as what comes inside, we have the usual sim ejector tool, screen protector,
Accessories would include the headphones, charging cable, and power adapter.
A new feature about this device is that it supports 18W fast charging which is cool and somehow Infinix can do this without a USB C port.
Anyway onto the device itself, The Infinix Note 7 isn’t a pop-up camera like the S5 Pro, there was a silent launch for the S5 Pro in
Nigeria that I almost missed it …unfortunately that also hasn’t officially gone on sale in Nigeria yet, So what’s the deal with this Infinix Note 7 and why is it
First of all, this device when I held it was huge.
It weighs almost the same as an iPhone XS Max or 11 Pro Max with 5 to 20 grams of difference respectively which isn’t that much so yeah, it’s
huge and it’s heavy but there’s a reason for that and it’s that 5,000 mAh battery which we’ll talk about in a bit.
As far as the ports and I/O goes, Nothing is on the top of the Note 7, the side, however, has the power button slash fingerprint reader slash camera
shutter button all in one… it will make sense very soon but that button is something.
You also have the SIM and MicroSD slot to the left pretty standard stuff.
There’s also a rubber ring on the side for a tighter seal.
Beneath the phone, it’s the headphone jack, microphone port, USB port, and the speaker.
The back houses the quad-camera set up in that circular array plus the quad flash as well, Infinix Note Branding and That Designed by Infinix inscription.
I like the pattern of the design here on that cross colored shape, which reminds me of the A-series devices.
The front has the earpiece and front-facing camera array The Note 7 is a 6.95-inch screen and it sits close to 7 inches?
Holding it of course had quite the weight in my hands.
This is not a device for small-handed people at all.
On the good side, it’s a gorilla glass display, right?
but there’s no specific note as to whether it’s Gorilla Glass 3 or not.
There’s the Forest Green, the Aether Black, and Bolivia Blue.
I’ve seen white and in fact, the one I have here is purple so I think that there will be different variations by country so I wouldn’t hop on
One thing I’d say is a downside about the display is that you still have a 720p Display with the resolution at exactly 1640 by 720p with a PPI of 258
which is quite in the midrange level and I’m not so sure how I feel about it, on the one hand, it’s a huge 7-inch screen, 6.95 inches to
be exact, it’s an LCD but when you look at how huge it is, thankfully there’s no notch but there is some chin right there.
It’s kind of hard to fully appreciate a big screen like this but for the price that it comes with I think it’s up to 80,000, I’ll update that
in the description below so check there, I’m in a bit of a mixed bag on that.
I do like the idea of the punch-hole display again though.
stuff like Netflix was okay and even gaming was decent in terms of image quality.
Note 7 does come with tons of bloatware that you can uninstall, however not all the extra features you get are not useful.
Social Turbo, is a feature on this device that helps with additional WhatsApp features that WhatsApp doesn’t have.
For example, you can record WhatsApp calls, add a beauty filter to live video calls, make your stickers, back up messages, save them and read them offline, and
System navigation and choose between Gestures and Buttons, I’m curious, which team are you, Team Gestures, or Team Buttons?
One thing is for sure though, it’s a step up as far as the Note series goes.
Except it’s a Note device and it doesn’t come with a Stylus, will we see a Note 7 Pro with a Stylus, a Note 7 Pro Stylus maybe, I
don’t know but that’s something to think about, I mean looking at past trends, it’s pretty much what we’ve had, one Note without a Stylus and a Pro version
with a stylus so yeah, that’s something to think about.
You’ve got the fingerprint reader of this device to the side, which to be honest is way cooler than on the back or having a slowly responding on-screen fingerprint reader.
This is also a much better way because I use the power button almost all the time so why not have it as my fingerprint reader.
You should know it’s on the right side of the phone though so you might have to use your Index finger or thumbs if your hands are that huge.
This device also has Face Unlock but I barely used it.
Another thing that the Infinix Note 7 comes with is a Dual Speaker set up and here’s how it sounds: I’ll say that the sound quality of the microphone
was crisp, and had a lot of the esses well pronounced and sounded more in the high notes.
The stereo speakers on here are punchy and loud but are not the most amazing you get.
It’s a stereo set up and you can hear the sound from the top and bottom of the phone despite having only one speaker grille.
Of course, you’ve got Android 10 on this guy which is nice, and one thing I noticed when I set up my unit was that it defaulted into
dark mode but that is most likely because it’s not the retail version but yeah so you’ll know, it’s got dark mode.
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Alright, as I said, we’ve got three storage options, to re-cap, 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of Storage
My sample model is the highest version at 128GB of storage with 6GB of RAM.
The Note 7 does come with MediaTek’s G70 chip, a 12nm Octa-core chipset and I see a comment coming: “MEDIATEK AGAIN” Just know that these companies usually have long-term
contracts or dealings with these guys so they cross-promote and help each other and it’s sort of like a relationship, or partnership co-depending It’s kind of hard to just
On the website, I saw partners like Realme, Oppo, Xiaomi all their latest releases etcetera and one thing that I also found strange was when I checked on MediaTek’s
page, I saw that their chipset, the G70 which the Infinix Note 7 has is capable of supporting 2520 by 1080 but this Infinix device is only 1640 by
720 in terms of the display resolution so that’s a compromise for sure.
One area where the G70 shines is in Gaming, this device was pleasant when it did the game, graphics processing is 2 times better than the previous generation and PUBG
was a default Medium, not low, and had a high frame rate.
Call of duty was a default low and I guess that was because of the 720p display but Note 7 handled gaming pretty well.
In terms of day to day use, it’s familiar territory but it was indeed one of the bigger devices I had in my hands.
Everyone who saw me uses it commented on the size so that would count for something right?
Also, how does this device perform in terms of battery life, well?
I did my usual 30 minutes of call of duty and this took the battery from 89% to 81% which is a 9% loss in battery life.
I used a fast charger and something that stood out
to me was that unlike the 2-hour charge it took for the older Infinix device this took significantly less time to charge, less than 2 hours, which is positive
on the one hand and secondly, on the spec sheet, this is capable of 18W Fast Charging.
But It’s not a USB C port so it’s a bit of a compromise too on the speed of the charging again.
In terms of cameras though, you’ve got a 16MP F2.0 wide front-facing camera in that punched hole, no front-facing flash, just a screen flash and on the
back it’s around array 48MP capable wide camera, 2MP macro lens, 2 MP depth sensor, and 2MP dedicated video camera also for night mode.
The maximum shooting resolution you get on here is 1080P at 30 frames per second and again, inside the spec sheet of the MediaTek G70 it has video encoding
and playback at 2K resolution and even slow motion at 240 frames per second but none of that comes in Note 7.
One interesting feature of the Note 7 is that the fingerprint reader is the shutter button when you just tap it lightly when Infinix mentioned this I was actually
excited about this feature, slowly I’ve been using it and I’ve taken quite a lot of accidental shots just from holding the phone alone.
It can be annoying sometimes and I’m not so sure it can be re-mapped or turned off.
Selfies on the Note 7 were less saturated which isn’t necessarily bad but not the aesthetic that would be my first choice, however, it’s a clear image you’ll get
and if you want to edit, there’s that option.
Another example with the selfie I took is how orange the reds look.
Also, a quick fact to note is that portrait mode here from my tests only worked on people and nothing else and in fact, it needs a defined
eyes, nose, and mouth, let me tell you what I mean.
I recorded the screen and as you can see here, it’s in portrait mode, however, it only blurs the background out when I take my face mask off and
when I put it back on, portrait mode disappears.
However portrait mode works, not perfect like many smartphones aren’t but it would still need some work for the edges and how it blurs it.
A lot of people might not mind but it’s there.
Day time shots I took looked cool especially when it’s 48MP, 2X shots also kept some sharpness, and in 5x it starts to lose a bit of quality and
Just so you’ll know, the max zoom level is 9X.
Same with a lot of greens and reds or shades of red especially when hitting with a lot of light.
It just shines through and similarly, it changes in quality when it’s zooming in.
Tackling the focusing capabilities of the camera, focusing takes just about a second before it adjusts to the subject in a frame that is when you tap but it works
Also, there’s a noticeable struggle to focus when it’s zoomed.
The back camera does a better job than the front in blurring backgrounds.
However, that’s not the same for especially when you don’t have any form of stabilization, the focus is slower.
For night mode shots, or in Night mode, you really can’t take a normal shot, it sort of forces Night mode so there wasn’t anything to compare it
to, that being said though, the night mode shots were not bad at all.
Though there was some noise in the image when I took it, it still had a definite outline.
Just know that you can but shouldn’t turn on Portrait mode at night for shots, you will get a very blurry image.
I loved how the skyline was represented as well as the lights.
I think the main thing that impressed me a little more out of everything was the performance on Night mode.
However, it’s still going to require you to have stable hands.
I think I’m glad there are 18W fast charging capabilities but from what I’ve seen so far, maybe the Helio G70 wasn’t well utilized especially when you look at
what the G70 can offer on the MediaTek website and what the Infinix Note 7 offers on the device they just launched.
I’ll post an update about the pricing for Nigeria That’s that what do you guys think would be the outcome of the Infinix Note 7 coming into Nigeria.
Would you buy one and are you a fan of an almost 7-inch screen?
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