Though, Infinix is not a “global” brand, it is highly competitive in Nigeria, Kenya and some other African countries, not forgetting Indian market as well when we talk of releasing affordable devices which have nothing to envy to the smartphones released by mainstream brands in the global market. The latest arrival is the Infinix Note 7, which brings a huge display and a powerful chipset to the market at a very affordable price.
Well, let us see how the phone from Infinix Mobility will do with other potential best-seller in the same markets mentioned earlier. We are going with the Redmi Note 9S because we believe it is potential best-selling device within that price range. Let us start with an in-depth comparison of the specifications.
Infinix Note 7 vs Redmi Note 9S
|Infinix Note 7||Redmi Note 9S|
|DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT||173.4 x 79 x 8.8 mm||165.8 x 76.7 x 8.8 mm, 209 grams|
|DISPLAY||6.95 inches, 720 x 1640p (HD+), 258 ppi, IPS LCD||6.67 inches, 1080 x 2400p (Full HD+), 395 ppi, IPS LCD|
|PROCESSOR||Mediatek Helio G70, octa-core 2 GHz||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, octa-core 2.3 GHz|
|MEMORY||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – micro SD dedicated slot||6 GB RAM, 128 GB – 4 GB RAM, 64 GB – micro SD dedicated slot|
|SOFTWARE||Android 10, XOS||Android 10, MIUI|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS|
|CAMERA||Quad 48 + 8 + 2 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.4, f/2.4 and f/1.8||Quad 48 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP f/1.8, f/2.2, f/2.4 and f/2.4|
|16 MP f/2.0 front camera||16 MP f/2.5 front camera|
|BATTERY||5000 mAh, fast charging 18W||5020 mAh, fast charging 18W|
|ADDITIONAL FEATURES||Dual SIM slot||Dual SIM slot, splash resistant|
Infinix Note 7 vs Redmi Note 9: Design
With their punch-hole displays, glass backs and very narrow bezels, Infinix Note 7 and Redmi Note 9S have impressive designs, considering that they are both affordable phones.
The Infinix Note 7 is one of the biggest mid-rangers out there, so not everyone may be comfortable with it. That is one of the reasons why Redmi Note 9S wins the design comparison. Redmi Note 9S is splash resistant, while the Redmi Note 9S has a glass back.
Redmi Note 9S is also the winner of the display comparison. The reason is simple: its display has a higher resolution: while Infinix Note 7 come with HD+ displays, the Redmi Note 9S has a Full HD+ resolution with a higher pixel density and a higher level of detail. It even boasts pretty high brightness, but the panel is a classic IPS and not an AMOLED display.
Infinix Note 7 remains interesting because it has a huge 6.95-inch panel, despite HD+ resolution on a so big display is not the best solution a manufacturer can adopt.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S is the winner again. It has a way more powerful chipset: the octa-core Snapdragon 720G by Qualcomm paired with up to 6 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB UFS 2.1 internal storage. It is a better SoC for gaming, power users, and productivity.
The Infinix Note 7 is powered by the Helio G70 SoC paired with slower eMMC 5.1 native storage.
Both devices runs Android 10 out of the box.
Of the duo, Redmi Note 9S comes with the most advanced camera departments and it offers better sensors on the back. Both have a 48 MP main sensor, but Redmi Note 9S has better secondary sensors including an 8 MP ultrawide lens, a 5 MP macro camera and a 2 MP depth sensor. With the Infinix Note 7, you get three 2 MP secondary sensors including a dedicated video camera. On the paper, the front camera of the Infinix Note 7 looks better.
The Infinix Note 7 has a 5000 mAh battery while the Redmi Note 9S has 5020 mAh. The Note 7 comes with a smaller display and it should be more efficient. However, we still did not test the battery life of the Infinix Note 7 because we make comparisons as soon as smartphones get announced.
Infinix is yet to disclose the pricing details of the Infinix Note 7. Redmi Note 9S is sold at a price ranging from $190 to $210 depending on the market. But the winner of this comparison is the Redmi Note 9S which offers a better display and higher performance, as well as a more promising camera setup.
Infinix Note 7 vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S: PROs and CONS
Infinix Note 7
- Widest display
- Dedicated video camera
- Stereo speakers
- Good front camera
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S
- Highest performance
- Punch-hole display
- Greatest rear cameras
- Splash resistant