Infinix, a smartphone manufacturer that has been operating in the Kenyan market for a decade, has launched the Hot 30 series. As the most popular series among the youth, the Hot lineup is known for being affordable and packed with modern features.
One of the devices in the Hot 30 series is the Hot 30, which we will be reviewing in this article. It is worth noting that there are two other devices in this lineup: the Hot 30i and Hot 30 Play.
In terms of design, the Hot 30 features a beautiful and refined appearance. The front of the device has a large 6.78-inch 1080p display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 270Hz touch sampling rate. This display supports 96% DCI-P3 rich color and WideVine L1 for FHD+ streaming. Additionally, the screen has a peak brightness of 600 nits, making it bright and vivid even when used outdoors.
One of the standout features of the Hot 30 is its glass-like holographic design on the back. The device comes in three colors: Sonic White, Surfing Green, and Racing Black. The stereo speakers with DTS sound, along with the excellent screen, provide an enjoyable experience for streaming content.
The Hot 30 is equipped with a Helio G88 chipset, which is more powerful than its predecessor’s Helio G85. It also has 8GB of onboard RAM and can support up to 8GB of virtual RAM. There are various storage options available, starting at 128GB and expandable up to 1TB with an external microSD card. The phone runs on Android 13 and XOS 12.6 user interface.
The Dar-Link gaming assistant engine in XOS provides an immersive gaming experience, and intelligent temperature control has been introduced in Dar-Link 3.0. The combination of the software and RAM delivers speedy performance for everyday tasks, including gaming.
The Infinix Hot 30 has a 5000mAh battery that supports 33W fast Type-C charging. The battery life is impressive, with a day and a half of mixed usage and up to seven hours of screen-on time. The phone can handle a day of heavy use without any issues.
The device’s camera performance is dependable, with an 8MP selfie camera and a 50MP main camera with a complementary lens at the back. Video recording is capped at 1080p 30fps for the selfie camera and 1440p(2K) at 30fps and 1080p 30fps for the primary camera. The picture quality is excellent, even in low-light scenarios, with decent exposure, saturated colors, sharpness, and brightness.
The Hot 30 is an excellent choice for a budget smartphone. Its high-quality display, fast processor, and long-lasting battery make it an ideal device for gaming and multitasking. The camera performance is also impressive, making it a reliable choice for capturing everyday moments.
The Hot 30 series is available at Infinix retail stores countrywide and online at XPARK, their official online store. The Hot 30 is priced at Ksh 22,899, while the Hot 30 Play and Hot 30i are priced at Ksh 18,399 and Ksh 15,499, respectively. If you are in the market for a smartphone that offers modern features at an affordable price, the Infinix Hot 30 is definitely worth considering.