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|The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Qsand: 1:16am On May 23|
Edit: just looking at several comments and I can only shake my head. A handful didn't read it and some of those who did didn't understand. Your hatred for transsion has blinded reason.
I'm not a blogger.
I'm not an infinix marketer.
I'm a Xiaomi and realme fan
I tried to be as unbiased as possible. Infinix just like tecno has been so bashed over the years and deservedly so. Of course, Xiaomi products are out of their league.
I'm trying to help infinix here by comparing it to an older, cheaper phone.
If you can't see that this post indirectly supports redmi, then I have nothing to say.
The constant rivalry between transsion marketers and xiaomi fans continually rages on here on nairaland without any party intending to raise the white flag anytime soon. At the heart of this war is the infinix note 7 - To buy or not to buy?
In this short write up, we compare the infinix note 7 to its redmi namesake – the redmi note 7 to see who comes out on top. Let’s assume both devices cost the same to help infinix out (since its price is clearly broad daylight robbery in comparison to its Chinese counterparts).
(infinix note 7)
(redmi note 7)
In design, its no contest. The Infinix has a larger screen to body ratio as well as thinner bezels all round compared to the redmi. The hole punch is also a sexier modification of the water drop notch. On the rear, the camera bump is centered, meaning the device rocks less when placed on a flat surface. The circular camera bump also feels refreshing and new in contrast to the now ubiquitous side/centered vertical camera bump. The redmi note 7 in comparison looks outdated with its thicker bezels. Design-wise, its not a contest.
Redmi = 6/10
Infinix = 8/10
Lets start with display size. Even for the large screen lovers out there, we can agree that 7 inches is just too ridiculous to fit into the pocket and is impossible to use one handed. If your want to view content on anything larger than a 6.5 inch phone, you might as well switch to a laptop or tablet. The fact that the infinix has a HD+ display stretched across that display makes it even worse. Trained eyes will clearly notice pixelation but the less savvy may not care. 6.3 inches is a better balance between portability and screen estate than 7 inches. The choice could have been subjective, but the fact that the note 7 also adds a HD+ resolution means it loses this round (the redmi has a full HD resolution). There’s a limit to how big smartphones should get and 7 inches is honestly past that limit.
How about screen protection? The redmi has Gorilla glass 5 front and back. Gsmarena mentions gorilla glass for infinix but does not specify. Looking at transsion’s history, it’s safe to say that it wont be GG 5. Most likely a 3.
Redmi – 8/10
Infinix – 6/10
Performance is divided into two categories. OS optimization(software) and sheer performance(hardware). For OS optimization, it’s a draw. Lets face it, MIUI isn’t the most fluid OS out there. There are always occasional stutters here and there (especially in their midrangers) and I’m speaking purely from experience. XOS isn’t any better either. MIUI has a reputation of aggressive multitasking, transsion phones also have difficulties keeping apps in memory. So, for OS, it’s a draw.
In sheer processor performance however, the G70 in the infinix wipes the floor with the snapdragon 660 in the redmi . No too much talk, no argument. But overheating has always been a problem with MediaTek chips and still is as seen with the G90t. But that’s still not an excuse.
OS skin. The software experience is very important as that’s your navigation tool for the phone. MIUI and XOS are not stutter free but MIUI has by far more features and has mastered the gesture navigation system. Not to mention its eye candy animations. Simply put, XOS is dry in comparison. Both skins are laced with ads though.
Camera. This should be an argument between both stock cameras, but I’m yet to see a redmi note 7 user without gcam installed. (MediaTek does not natively support gcam. The only reason the redmi note 8 pro has gcam support is because of its popularity). It’s a question of quality against quantity/versatility. And please don’t bring up the macro camera argument. If its not 5MP, please don’t bother. So, in my opinion the choice is subjective. I say they are both on par. If you’re quoting me, don’t mention any transsion marketing gimmicks like hyper AI, low light, bla bla marketing rubbish. That one na akuko.
For video, redmi has three options of 1080p @ 30fps, 60fps and 120fps for slow mo. It also offers EIS at 30fps. The infinix with such performance should be rocking 4k 30fps and 960fps slow mo (interpolated). But it only offers 1080p at 30fps which is shameful. Hopefully, more options come later in an update, but until then, infinix is playing second fiddle.
Redmi: versatility 6/10 Image Quality 8/10 Video Quality 7.5/10
Infinix: versatility 6.5/10 Image Quality 6/10 Video Quality 6/10
Type C against Micro USB is just spec sheet bragging rights if we are to be practical. The USB data transfer technology is still the same on both @USB 2.0 (come on guys, the LG V20 of 2016 had USB 3.0) They also both sport 18W fast charge capabilities. The only difference here is in the shape of the port. In Nigeria, micro USB is still more widespread than Type C. But for the price, infinix had an obligation to put a Type C no doubt. So as for that they get a downvote.
Infinix has a bigger 5000mah battery in comparison to the redmi’s 4000mah. (Infinix may have the more efficient chip, but we both know MediaTek chips are inherently inefficient compared to their snapdragon counterparts while being on the same fab process). That’s really good as it translates to significantly better battery life than the redmi note 7.
Infinix : 8/10
A side fingerprint scanner offers more functionality than a rear mounted one as the phone can be unlocked while its on a surface without having to pick it up. Also, its definitely a cooler concept that establishes bragging rights among your peers
Xiaomi is a more internationally recognized company with a huge global fanbase, widely known and supported by an active development community. Infinix is none of those.
Xiaomi has one of the biggest smartphone development communities in the world alongside a large global following which means that any issues with xiaomi products will reach the oem faster. This also means that THERE ARE ALWAYS A PLETHORA OF CUSTOM ROMS available for xiaomi phones which can be flashed in the wake of a buggy update or if the product reaches the end of its update cycle. Xiaomi’s updates are also more frequent than infinix’s.
Redmi = 8/10
Infinix = 6/10
This comparison as earlier mentioned is focused on spec sheet comparison. For the average consumer, the infinix would be the better choice. It offers better performance, nicer design, more cameras and bigger battery albeit with an unwieldy screen. But I personally would pick the redmi. I love flashing custom roms back to back. And i’d rather quality over quantity anyday when it comes to photos.
Redmi = 64.5/90 = 71.6% = A
Infinix = 60.5/90 = 67% = B+
Despite the redmi note 7 winning this battle, the infinix note 7 is the better option for the AVERAGE consumer and bests the redmi in raw specs.
If we replace the note 7 with the note 7 pro or note 8, then it’s increasingly difficult to go with the infinix. The note 7 pro matches it in performance, while the note 8 completely bests it in quantity and quality of cameras. Throw the redmi note 8 pro or the note 9 into the equation and it’s child abuse for the Infinix note 7. Adjusting for inflation and exchange rate increase, the infinix note 7 is still overpriced. But they’ve finally upgraded from helio p35. That’s a good thing.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by ZesusHVWritter(m): 1:46am On May 23|
You left the price out sir.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by directonpc(m): 1:55am On May 23|
Waste of time...
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by sajmark(m): 2:53am On May 23|
on a second thaught, nice write-up @OP
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by festwiz(m): 6:39am On May 23|
Qsand:Price to performance.
A new Redmi Note 7 can be had for about 60k whilst the Infinix Note 7 starts at 78k
Redmi Note 7 - 10/10
Infinix Note 7 - 6/10
From your calculations, Redmi Note 7 A++ and Infinix Note 7, B-
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Qsand: 7:04am On May 23|
Czech the first couple of paragraphs. I mentioned 'to help infinix life'. Obviously, if we are to take price into consideration, then this should be the note 8/8 pro vs the infinix note 7. And Infinix would be knocked out clean so I used the redmi note 7 to give it a fighting chance. Looking at price, Redmi note 7 certainly offers better value for money.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 7:09am On May 23|
@OP, No post on each of the device specs. Without this, your comparisons are incomplete.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Qsand: 7:11am On May 23|
I didn't want to make the post any longer than it was. Gsmarena is nearby na.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 7:18am On May 23|
Okay. Because l expected you to highlight some of the main capabilities of the Redmi Note 7 such as the main camera recording 1080p videos @30/60/120fps, front facing camera also records 1080p videos @30fps.
Not only that, it comes with USB type C reversible capable of fast charging @18w.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by onecornerboy(m): 7:18am On May 23|
this thread is a big joke
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Qsand: 7:28am On May 23|
*facepalm* that means you did not read it. I understand. It's quite long, hehe
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 7:34am On May 23|
From your post are these scores okay
Redmi: versatility 6/10
Infinix: versatility 8/10
when you consider the hardware capabilities ,of both devices not minding that the Redmi Note 7 was released February 2019 and the infinix note 7 was launched just about a week ago. Are your ratings justified?
Dont you think it was designed to influence the buying decisions of the ignorant Nigerian/African buyers
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by yungsmart(m): 7:45am On May 23|
Yes considering the price too. Redmi also comes with an LTPS display, IR blaster to control appliances
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|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 7:48am On May 23|
The OP is using GSMArena as the source for his specs sheet.
Now after all the specs of the Infinix Note 7, the price is the last item on the specs followed by a disclaimer from the site.
No test, no benchmarks but a Disclaimer.
Disclaimer. We can not guarantee that the
information on this page is 100% correct.
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|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 7:56am On May 23|
On the other hand, after the price we see some series benchmark tests and various outcomes of tests,performed on the Redmi Note 7's camera, speaker, audio quality and Battery endurance rating.
Unfortunately this cannot be said of the infinix note 7.
From the above, anybody hoping to buy a new phone will do well to consider buying the Redmi Note 8 or Redmi Note 9 since the Redm Note 7 may no longer be in production and the infinix note 7 cannot be compared to the Redmi note 7 and its successors.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by VillageBus(m): 8:06am On May 23|
OP according to geekbench snapdragon660 beat g70.
Single-Core scores the Snapdragon 660 and 665 has got a scoring of 1,616 and 1,537 respectively. And the Multi-Core scores for the same are 5731 and 5707
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|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by jom28gy(m): 8:33am On May 23|
So actually which one is the best among them, because I preferred Nokia phone
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by seunfly: 8:36am On May 23|
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by khingTony(m): 8:37am On May 23|
OP, you did well, but there are some nitpicks about your assertions
the design of a device is not about how beautiful the device looks, but it also entails its build quality, its resistance to falls and drops and also its overall appearance. so in this case the Redmi Note 7 Is the winner here because it has a glass front and back(Gorilla Glass 5), while the Infinix note 7 is as usual, a plastic toy.
well, you said a 7 inch display is too much and all that, but you should know that this boils down to preference, Some people(I inclusive) love big, bright and quality displays.
the score you gave to either infinix or Xaiomi is not right (the 6/10 for SD 660 and 8/10 for Helio G70) because we know that the difference in performance of these two processors is negligible, given that their UIs are not top notch, as the Redmi Note 7 got 6/10, the Infinix note 7 should get 6.2/10.
The Infinix Note 7 seems better on paper, because GSM arena claimed it has fast charge 18W(same as the Note 7), which is not confirmed yet, but on paper, Its better.
You should have Included the price here, so it will be a straight contest.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by SVandal: 8:43am On May 23|
OP is probably just another infinix marketer trying to "encourage" his own countrymen to buy trash just to make a few notes. Why not let the buyers decide for themselves which is best because this review here is nonsense.
Link to compare:
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by seunfly: 8:44am On May 23|
U Think GSMArena did not know what's up, they knows Infinix is likely to lie about the spec but it is not their duty to tell public about it, their duty is to publish the specs the the manufacturer presented to them, why don't they put the same disclaimer for Redmi or other brands like Samsung/Huawei/OPPO/Realme and co.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 8:45am On May 23|
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 8:50am On May 23|
aptly put, thanks.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by khingTony(m): 8:51am On May 23|
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by khingTony(m): 8:51am On May 23|
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by SVandal: 8:52am On May 23|
So OP, what were you saying?
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 8:56am On May 23|
[quote author=khingTony post=89863952][/quote]
An attempt to compare 15 month old Redmi Note 7 with a week old low spec infinix note 7 in order to justify the outrageous price charged by Infinix will definately hit the rocks.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 9:03am On May 23|
The OP has ended up justifying these 2 points, viz:
1. Xiaomi devices are future proof.
2. Xiaomi made devices don't use outdated hardware or software.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Youngsage: 9:12am On May 23|
You are comparing an Infinix that was launched barely yesterday, to a Redmi launched over a year ago?
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Randerl: 9:19am On May 23|
That is what the OP initiated.
the infinix note 7 is 2generations late to Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 level.
Infinix note 7 cannot withstand the Redmi Note 7's current siblings(Redmi Note 8 n 9).
The Redmi Note 8 when pitched against the week old infinix note 7, it will be an unfair comparison based on specs, longterm usage and price.
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Carloslehder: 9:43am On May 23|
SVandal:Dem supposed beat this op like goat
|Re: The Final Battle - Infinix Note 7 Vs Redmi Note 7 (R-rated) by Qsand: 9:46am On May 23|
We aren't taking into consideration the release date in this comparison, so yes. I believe it is justified.
Increased camera count with additions of depth and macro sensors is mostly for marketing not just in Nigeria. So yes. Every other camera aside the primary and ultra wide in the infinix is for marketing.
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