comscore Infinix Note 7 Review: Check price, features, camera and more | BGR India
Review

Infinix Note 7 Review: A good package, just shy of being great

The Infinix Note 7 brings a good overall package to the Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 segment but fails to stand out amongst the competition.

Infinix Note 7 review BGR India 1

Infinix Note 7 3.0 5
BGR Rating :
3.0/5

The Infinix Note 7 is the brand’s latest in the mid-range Note series. Skipping the 6th entry in the series, the Note 7 succeeds the Infinix Note 5. The new phone brings a much needed mid-range device in Infinix’s arsenal to compete with other phones that have begun offering better specifications at steep prices. These include larger displays, better chips, improved cameras, and more. Also Read - Infinix Hot 10 India launch officially set for October 4: Check expected specifications

The Infinix Note 7 does hit some of those checkmarks, but not all of them. So let’s breakdown the phone part by part to figure out whether or not you should buy the Infinix Note 7 at a price of Rs 11,499. Also Read - Infinix Note 7 launched in India with MediaTek Helio G70, 5,000mAh battery and more; check details

Infinix Note 7 Camera Review

Design, Build

Let’s be honest, the design and build quality of mid-range devices is usually the first element to get the ax when a phone needs to invest the money in better specifications. We have seen phones with good specifications built with questionable quality before. Thankfully, the Infinix Note 7 is not one of the worst ones. We have a plastic body with plastic edges. While it doesn’t feel as premium and secure as a glass sandwich design with a metal chassis, this is the choice of materials you get at this price. The back does press inside a little near the center, but otherwise, the build quality here is pretty good. The sides and buttons are especially well made. Also Read - Infinix Smart 4 Plus Review: Budget phone meets marathon battery life

Speaking of which, you have a power button with an embedded fingerprint scanner on the right side, along with the volume keys. On the left is just a SIM-tray. The top of the phone goes clean and on the bottom are the 3.5mm headphone port, the microphone, the micro-USB port, and the speaker grille. The front has a big screen with not-so-thin bezels and a top-left aligned punch-hole cutout. Also, the new flashy gem-cut design is something we really liked. However, it might not be as appealing to fans of minimal design.

Display

The Infinix Note 7 features a large 6.95-inch IPS LCD screen that does justice to the ‘Note’ bit of the name. The HD+ screen offers a PPI of roughly 258 and has no high refresh rate support. Other specifications include 480 nits peak brightness and a claimed 91.5 percent screen-to-body ratio. The screen is a good one. The colors look great and so do the viewing angles, however, this is a large screen, even by modern standards. Despite the size of your palms you will mostly require two hands to comfortably operate this device.

However, the large size of the screen also makes this a great phone for media consumption. There is also a punch-hole cutout that houses the front camera. The cutout is on the top left corner rather than being in the center, which is a much better implementation. This brings down the distraction of the cutout to a minimal. Overall, the phone is great in the display department.

Software                  

The Infinix Note 7, like the other Infinix phones, features the XOS skin atop Android 10. This gives the phone essentially the same pros and cons. The pros include minute customization capabilities and features that can almost feel overwhelming at times. The cons include bloatware, ads, and notifications that feel like spam until you can find a way to disable them. However, being a more powerful device than Infinix’s budget phones, the phone can handle the heavy UI much better.

Infinix Note 7

Performance

The Note 7 runs on the MediaTek Helio G70. This currently is not the fastest processor in the price segment but is not too far behind either. It is coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. This translates to a performance that is good enough for the light to moderate user. However, the phone may take a hit with heavier apps and games. You can run 6-10 moderate to heavy apps at a time comfortably before the phone starts refreshing apps in the recent page. Compared to other phones in the segment, the Infinix Note 7 isn’t the best but isn’t too far behind either. So we’ll call it an average performer.

Infinix Note 7: Camera

The Infinix Note 7 boasts of a quad-camera setup, but there is a catch. Despite having a total of four lenses on the back, the Infinix Note 7 surprisingly doesn’t feature an ultra-wide-angle lens. Instead what you have is a 48-megapixel main camera sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor, and what Infinix calls and ‘AI lens’. There’s a quad-LED flash setup too.

To be clear, not having an ultra-wide lens is not the issue. But to boast of four cameras on the back, and then to not include something that is very well a standard feature in this price range now, is a disappointment. If you’re looking out for a phone with a more capable camera setup in the Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 segment, the lack of an ultra-wide sensor here might actually be a deal-breaker for you.

The sensors that are present are pretty decent though. The main camera sensor takes some great pictures. Pictures look crisp and colors look punchy and vivid. Pictures look colorful without being very oversaturated. This gives them a pleasing feel without looking too unnatural. Coming to the macro lens, we see average results. These are on par with what we have seen from other 2-megapixel macro sensors in the segment. With ample lighting, you can get a good shot. Check out our samples below.

Infinix Note 7

On the front, the camera performance is satisfactory and both details and colors are captured well. There are a bunch of beauty mode features too if you’re into that stuff. There is also an AR Shot feature that lets you add a bunch of real-time patriotic filters to your selfies and videos. Performance in low light was also as expected. You get passable pictures but the lower the light, the lesser the details and the more noise you get in pictures.

Infinix Note 7

Battery Life

The Infinix Note 7 comes with a 5,000mAh battery. This is still one of the largest capacities you can get in the segment and given the reasonable processing power the phone requires, a full charge can easily last you two days. However, the phone still lacks a USB Type-C port, which is something that phones in this segment have already started implementing. That being said, the 5,000mAh battery can charge at 18W, again, not the fastest, but better than a painfully slow and outdated 10W charge. Note that it will still take you a considerable amount of time to fully charge such a large battery at 18W. However, we would pick a slower charge speed with a bigger battery any day over a faster charging implementation with a smaller battery.

Infinix Note 7: Verdict

The Infinix Note 7 is a good successor in the series from Infinix. However, the phone doesn’t particularly stand out in the price segment in any area. It comes with a decent combination of performance, camera, aesthetics, and battery life, yet it isn’t the best in any one of those in the Rs 10,000 to Rs 12,000 bracket. You can get phones just as good at lesser prices, or you can shell out a little more and get devices that feature more power, or faster charging, and so on. All things considered, this is a decent package, but it overshadowed by some competitors.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel. Also follow us on  Facebook Messenger for latest updates.
  • Published Date: October 4, 2020 9:20 AM IST



new arrivals in india

Tecno Pova 2
Tecno Pova 2

10,999

Infinix Smart 5A
Infinix Smart 5A

6,499

Micromax In 2b
Micromax In 2b

8,999

Vivo Y72 5G
Vivo Y72 5G

20,990

Tecno Camon 17
Tecno Camon 17

12,999

Tecno Camon 17 Pro
Tecno Camon 17 Pro

16,999

Realme C11 2021
Realme C11 2021

6,999

Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno6 Pro 5G

39,990

Oppo Reno6 5G
Oppo Reno6 5G

29,990

Samsung Galaxy M21 2021
Samsung Galaxy M21 2021

12,499

OnePlus Nord 2
OnePlus Nord 2

27,999

Poco F3 GT
Poco F3 GT

27,999

Samsung Galaxy A22 5G
Samsung Galaxy A22 5G

19,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10T 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F22
Samsung Galaxy F22

12,499

Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite

21,999

Infinix Note 10 Pro
Infinix Note 10 Pro

16,999

Infinix Note 10
Infinix Note 10

10,999

Vivo Y73
Vivo Y73

20,990

OnePlus Nord CE 5G
OnePlus Nord CE 5G

22,999

iQOO Z3
iQOO Z3

19,990

Realme C25s
Realme C25s

9,999

Poco M3 Pro 5G
Poco M3 Pro 5G

13,999

Realme X7 Max 5G
Realme X7 Max 5G

26,999

Oppo F19
Oppo F19

18,990

Motorola Moto G40 Fusion
Motorola Moto G40 Fusion

13,999

POCO M2 Reloaded
POCO M2 Reloaded

9,499

OPPO A74 5G
OPPO A74 5G

17,990

Oppo A53s 5G
Oppo A53s 5G

14,990

Vivo V21 5G
Vivo V21 5G

29,990

Realme C25
Realme C25

9,499

Realme C21
Realme C21

7,999

Realme C20
Realme C20

6,799

Motorola Moto G60
Motorola Moto G60

17,999

iQOO 7
iQOO 7

31,990

Samsung Galaxy M42 5G
Samsung Galaxy M42 5G

21,999

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra

69,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G
Xiaomi Mi 11X Pro 5G

39,999

Xiaomi Mi 11X
Xiaomi Mi 11X

29,999

Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G

13,999

Samsung Galaxy F02s
Samsung Galaxy F02s

8,999

Samsung Galaxy F12
Samsung Galaxy F12

10,999

POCO X3 Pro
POCO X3 Pro

18,999

Realme 8 Pro
Realme 8 Pro

17,999

Realme 8
Realme 8

14,999

Vivo X60 Pro Plus
Vivo X60 Pro Plus

69,990

Vivo X60 Pro
Vivo X60 Pro

49,990

Vivo X60
Vivo X60

37,990

OnePlus 9 Pro 5G
OnePlus 9 Pro 5G

64,999

OnePlus 9R 5G
OnePlus 9R 5G

39,999

OnePlus 9 5G
OnePlus 9 5G

49,999

Samsung Galaxy A72
Samsung Galaxy A72

34,999

Samsung Galaxy A52
Samsung Galaxy A52

26,499

Micromax In 1
Micromax In 1

10,499

Asus ROG Phone 5
Asus ROG Phone 5

49,999

Samsung Galaxy M12
Samsung Galaxy M12

10,999

Motorola Moto G30
Motorola Moto G30

10,999

Motorola Moto G10 Power
Motorola Moto G10 Power

9,999

Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G
Oppo F19 Pro Plus 5G

25,990

Oppo F19 Pro
Oppo F19 Pro

21,490

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro Max

18,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro

15,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 10
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10

11,999

Realme Narzo 30A
Realme Narzo 30A

8,999

Realme Narzo 30 Pro
Realme Narzo 30 Pro

16,999

Infinix Smart 5
Infinix Smart 5

7,199

Samsung Galaxy F62
Samsung Galaxy F62

23,999

Samsung Galaxy A12
Samsung Galaxy A12

12,999

Nokia 5.4
Nokia 5.4

13,999

Nokia 3.4
Nokia 3.4

11,999

Realme X7 Pro 5G
Realme X7 Pro 5G

29,999

Realme X7
Realme X7

19,999

Vivo Y31
Vivo Y31

16,490

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G
Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G

35,990

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

1,05,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus 5G

81,999

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G

69,999

Vivo Y12s
Vivo Y12s

9,990

Vivo Y51A
Vivo Y51A

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M02s
Samsung Galaxy M02s

8,999

Xiaomi Mi 10i
Xiaomi Mi 10i

21,999

Oppo A15s
Oppo A15s

11,490

Tecno Spark 6 Go
Tecno Spark 6 Go

8,499

Vivo V20 2021
Vivo V20 2021

24,990

Vivo Y20A
Vivo Y20A

11,490

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G9 Power
Motorola Moto G9 Power

11,999

Motorola Moto G 5G
Motorola Moto G 5G

20,999

Vivo V20 Pro
Vivo V20 Pro

29,990

Xiaomi Mi 10T
Xiaomi Mi 10T

35,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9i
Xiaomi Redmi 9i

8,299

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

39,999

Infinix Hot 10
Infinix Hot 10

9,999

Vivo V20 SE
Vivo V20 SE

20,990

Vivo V20
Vivo V20

24,990

Micromax In 1b
Micromax In 1b

6,999

Best Sellers