Yay, despite the setbacks, I met my deadline, right before Christmas! For those who have been waiting, wait no more. The Infinix Note 2 review is finally here. Before I proceed, I will like to point out that I used the 1GB variant for this review.
Now, let’s dig right in
INFINIX NOTE 2 REVIEW
POWERING THE BIGGIE
The Infinix Note 2 takes up to 27 seconds to power on, this is a little bit lower than the InnJoo 2. Powering off also takes about 4 seconds.
BEHOLD THE XUI
The first thing you will notice about the UI is the lock screen wallpaper changer that changes anytime you lock and unlock your device.
After using the device for a day or two, I got a notification (3 notifications later) to install a system update for the XUI.
LOLLIPOP IS THE NAME
The Infinix Note 2 comes with the Android 5.1 lollipop, This came into play in the Dialer and notification panel
SOME PRELOADED APPS THAT YOU MIGHT LIKE
Let’s just say that Infinix saved you the hassle of downloading or transferring some apks – the Infinix Note 2 comes with useful apps like BBM, Twitter, Whatsapp, Facebook to name a few.
Although, there are apps you might not necessarily need. i.e. Palmchat, Carlcare, and others.
THE INFINIX NOTE 2 PERSONIFIED
The XUI also enables you to change themes and wallpapers without downloading a third party app.
There is also the A to Z apps indexing for faster search (duh)
Lastly, it comes with gestures like Quick Start (Unlocking your device by writing on the screen) and Tap to wake.
BIGGER, SMARTER, BETTER
Guys! The Infinix Note 2 is not big for nothing, thanks to its 4040mAh battery and super fast charge, I was able to use the Infinix Note 2 for a day and a half without charging, this is me putting in mobile data with hotspot switched on to connect to my laptop and playing games like PES 2016 etc. Let’s not forget the ultra power saving mode that can literally save your device
I also did a battery test and a fast charge test that showed how the Infinix Note 2 charged from 27% to 32% in 3 minutes.
THE BABY CAMERA
This is where my baby reference came to play, the Infinix Note 2 comes with a 2MP front facing camera and 13MP back-facing camera, So, I paired it with the Xiaomi RedMi 2’s 2MP front facing camera and the Camon C8’s back facing camera in a live video test.
The camera comes with features like Gesture and slow motion mode to name a few
COMPARISON: CAMON C8 VS INFINIX NOTE 2
INDOOR WITH FLASH (INFINIX NOTE 2 )
INFINIX NOTE 2
OTHER TESTS (OUTDOOR – ONLY THE INFINIX NOTE 2 )
STILL ON THE BABY ISSUE
Yes, this part might not be favorable to some of you, the 1GB RAM on the Note 2 ensured that I didn’t really experience any lag when I was playing games individually…………………………………..
However, I did a multitasking test to see how well the Infinix Note 2’s 1GB RAM can multi-task. Check that out:
By the way, the Note 2 has a 16GB ROM.
The Infinix Note 2 has an Inbuilt Mobile anti-theft that ensures you can clear all your information or lock your phone automatically when stolen.
SOUND THE ALARM
Fortunately, the speakers being placed at the back of the device didn’t affect the audio quality which I found impressive.
BRING IN THE BENCHMARKS
As always, a few benchmarks to see how the Infinix Note 2 fares.
SOME PROBLEMS I NOTICED & SOLUTIONS
PROBLEM: The inbuilt Browser kept on shutting down
SOLUTION: Download a third party browser
PROBLEM: The notification sensor is quite small
Open your phone and put in a bigger notification sensor, Sorry I can’t help here
PROBLEM: No default Music app
SOLUTION: Use the Google play Music or download other third party music apps like MusicXmatch
PROBLEM: Not really a problem, but some of you might not like the wallpaper changer
SOLUTION: Head over to Settings, Security and switch off the Magazine Lock screen.
There you have it, whew! So, tell me, what do you think?