Infinix Hot 9 review, technical specs and features

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Abraham Miller

Launched in April 2020, the Infinix Hot 9 is one of the best mid-range phones launched by Infinix this year. Sold at a pocket-friendly price, Infinix Hot 9 comes with jaw-dropping features that make it stand out of other phones made by Infinix and other brands as well.

Powered by an Octa-Core processor, sufficient 128GB internal storage, 4GB of RAM, immersive 6.6" HD+ display, large 5000mAh battery, optimized software experience, Gem-cut design, stunning 5 cameras, and others which all make the Infinix Hot 9 a demanding one. Are you curious to find more about the Infinix Hot 9? Below is our review showing its key features.

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Stylish design

Inconsiderable of how much it costs, the design of a phone has a lot to tell about how you feel holding it around, how comfortable and how appealing it is. The Infinix Hot 9 comes with a beautiful piece of design which you cannot help but like. Right from the perfect placement of the rectangular-shaped camera bump and the fingerprint scanner at the rear, the colours and design patterns of the rear cover, the Gem-cut and lightweight design make it look premium and comfortable to hold in your palms and also fits well in your pocket.

Immersive Display for better media consumption

Undoubtedly, the major selling point of Infinix Hot 9 is its undeniable capability for immersive media consumption. Coming in a stylish 6.6" HD+ Infinity-O display, with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, and 20:9 aspect ratio - the LCD panel produces sharp, punchy, and well-saturated colours. You'll be stunned by the graphical presentation on the Hot 9 screen on any task you choose to do with it - whether you're watching movies, scrolling through Facebook, reading, watching TikTok, or playing games.

High Performance

Up from the Quad-Core processor found on the previous Infinix Hot 8, the Infinix Hot 9 is powered by a powerful Octa-Core processor that has the capability of handling your media consumption, supported games and apps, browsing, etc. Also, it's now equipped with a larger RAM to allow you to do more multitasking without having to close your apps frequently.

128GB + 4GB Sufficient Storage

For a normal user, 128GB of internal storage is sufficient to contain an ample amount of your HD videos, music files, apps, games, personal files, etc., without having to always free up space for new files. The Infinix Hot 9 comes with a gigantic 128GB of internal storage and sufficient 4GB of RAM for efficient multitasking and gameplay. In case you need more storage space, the Infinix Hot 9 can be expandable up to 256GB via the dedicated SD card slot on this device.

 Stunning 5 Cameras

The Infinix Hot Series has always shown up a better performance in the camera segment, and the Infinix Hot 9 is another upgraded smartphone in the series that will meet your photography needs. For the rear cameras, it is equipped with a quad-camera setup housing the 16MP main camera, 2MP Macro camera for close-up shots, 2MP depth sensor camera for better portrait/Bokeh shots, an AI lens for low-light photography, and a Quad-LED flash to brighten up low-light photographs.

The Camera interface on the Hot 9 is easy to understand and provides all shooting modes where it easily the found. You'll find camera modes such as the normal AI camera mode, Beauty mode, Bokeh mode, AR stickers mode, panorama, HDR, Macro mode, etc., which all serves their purposes right.

As expected, pictures and videos shot on the back camera comes out pretty good, usable, and sharable.

Just like the rear camera, this device has an 8MP selfie camera fitted in the Infinity-O display. This is a huge deal for the selfie-lovers who wants to shoot better selfies with their smartphone.

XOS 6 Based on Android 10

Considering all the stunning features on this device, the software experience also matters as it will determine whether you'll stick with it or not. The Infinix Hot 9 comes with XOS 6 based on Android 10 that has been tailored and optimized for a user-friendly experience. XOS 6 on its own comes with lots of features you cannot help but appreciate. One of it is the Social Turbo feature built to take your WhatsApp experience to a better level. If you've always installed third-party apps to save your friend's status, create your own stickers, record voice calls, etc., you'll no longer have to stress yourself anymore. The Infinix Hot 9 also embraces most Android 10 features such as Dark mode, Gesture Navigation, Wifi Share, etc., which all adds up to a better software experience.

Capable 5000mAh battery

Using the Infinix Hot 9, you're no longer going to be let down by an insufficient battery. It comes with a huge 5000mAh battery that is enough to serve you for about 2 days (depending on your usage) without having to always reach to your charger.

It also has a Battery Lab feature where you can easily manage how apps consume your battery, tips to make your battery last longer, etc. Add to it is a Smart Power Save mode that uses AI to learn your usage pattern and aggressively improve your battery life up to 10% when activated.

Infinix Hot 9 Specs


 6.6" HD+ IPS LCD display; 720 x 1600 pixels


MediaTek Helio A25 (12nm),Octa-Core


XOS 6 based on Android 10




5000mAh, non-removable


Rear: 16MP+2+2+AI Lens; Selfie: 8MP


2G, 3G, 4G


Fingerprint sensor, accelerometer, gyro, proximity sensor, compass, OTG, Bluetooth 5.0.

Dependable after-sales service at Carlcare.

The Infinix Hot 9 doesn't just come with all these features alone, it also boasts of a reliable after-sales service centre. Carlcare is the accredited service provider for any Infinix phone. We exist to render impeccable repair service for your Infinix Hot 9. Whether you have a hardware problem or facing software glitches, our technicians are always ready to help you out. For easier access to most of our service at the comfort of your home, the Carlcare app is available on this device and you could easily check service centres location, spare parts price, warranty, etc., on the app.