Infinix Hot 9 (X655C) and Hot 9 PRO full review, Specs and Price in Nigeria


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Officially, Infinix mobility has just added to their hot series collection as they introduced Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 PRO Android smartphone with awesome features. The new smartphone comes with a 6.6-inch Infinity-O display, upgraded and sophisticated quad camera, 5000 mAh battery, and Android 10 operating system.

Just a few weeks ago, I reviewed Infinix Note 7 but Infinix mobility are not ready to let the sleeping dog lie as they moved quickly to introduce Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro which is already available in Nigeria.

For the main time, we are going to take a closer look at the features and functionalities of the Infinix Hot 9 and its Pro version, at the end I will compare Hot 9 Vs Hot 9 Pro and if that's what you will be interested to know then stick with me. However, I will also like to point out whats differentiates Infinix Hot 9 from the Hot 8, so let's roll the ball together.

What's new in Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 PRO

If you have been using infinix hot 8 or hot 7, then you will be anxious to know what makes the new hot 9 different or special when compared to other older versions of hot series, and that info is what I am going to provide right now.


There is no much difference in size, Infinix hot 9 and hot 9 Pro still retains the 6.6-inch display just like the Hot 8 but with different screen design. The new Hot 9 leaves no room for notch display but instead opted for Infinity-O display just like Infinix S5.

Operating System

Infinix hot 8 is powered by Android 9 Pie OS and never allowed to upgrade to the latest Android 10 operating system instead they introduced Infinix Hot 9 with the latest Android 10 operating system and if you want to enjoy the latest innovation from Google then upgrading to Infinix Hot 9 will do the magic.

Upgraded Camera Quality

Infinix Hot 9 offers an enhanced quad rear camera with a quad-LED flashlight while Hot 8 has a triple rear camera and if you look at the camera in hot 8 you will know that Hot 9 is far better than Hot 8, we will discuss more about the camera features later.

Increased Memory sizes

Infinix hot 9 offers different memory variations to choose from compared to Hot 8, whether you are going for main Hot 9 or Hot 9 Pro, you will have the privilege to choose the memory size that suits you best, The memory sizes available is as follows.

Memory Sizes and model codes

  • 32GB 2GB RAM Model code (X680)
  • 32GB 3GB RAM  Model code  (X655)
  • 64GB 3GB RAM Model code (X655C)
  • 64GB 4GB RAM
  • 128GB 4GB RAM

The info I shared above is whats's new, the features or designs that you can't find on the old Infinix Hot 8 but only on the new Hot 9. Now we are going to discuss about the general features and comparison between Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro.

Review (Infinix Hot 9 VS Hot 9 Pro)

Interested to know more about Infinix hot 9 and its Pro version? Keep reading to find anything and everything you need to know about this new smartphone.

Display & Design

As I said earlier both smartphones come with 6.6 inches HD+ Infinity-O display and from the information I have the Hot 9 has 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio screen resolutions with 165.4 x 76.8 x 8.8 mm dimension while the Hot 9 Pro offers 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio screen resolutions with 65 x 76.8 x 8.7 mm dimensions and as well boast of 480 nits typ. brightness.

Looking at the design they are both designed with Glass front, plastic back, and also framed with plastic. Infinix doesn't deem it necessary to opt-in for the latest in-display or side-mounted fingerprint technology but left the sensor at its usual position at the rear side along with the quad-camera and quad flash aligned vertically. At the front, the selfie camera is hiding under the screen with an invisible flashlight at the top left-hand side.

OS and Processor

It's not a surprise to see a smartphone released in 2020 to come with Android 10 which is the newest Android operating system at the moment. So Infinix Hot 9 allows you to explore the world of possibilities introduced by the tech giant Google. However, The phone is equipped with the new XOS 6 developed on top of Android 10 and comes with embedded skin on the newest Android 10. Android 10 is an Android iteration of the 9. It comes loaded with better features and more powerful.

On the other hand, the Infinix Hot 9 is clocked with Octa-core 1.8 GHz processor and MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) chipset while Hot 9 Pro comes with Octa-core 2.0 GHz processor with Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) chipset. Hot 9 Pro is expected to be faster than the main Hot 9.

Memory Size

Infinix Hot 9 offers different memory sizes as listed above but the Pro version offers between 64GB 4GB RAM and above while Hot 9 offers between 2/3GB RAM - 32GB/64GB ROM and above. The choice is all yours to decide whats suits best.

Camera features

Infinix Hot 9 Pro is the winner and should be chosen over Hot 9 if you need a smartphone with the best camera quality. However, Hot 9 Pro offers a quad rear camera with the following features.

  • 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
  • 2 MP, (macro)
  • 2 MP, (depth)
  • QVGA (Low light sensor)
  • Quad-LED flash
  • Front Selfie camera 8 MP, (wide) with LED Flash
Looking at Hot 9, it offers something similar to that of Hot9 Pro but a bit lesser, however, they both offer 8 MP, (wide) front selfie camera. When buying Infinix Hot 9 what you get depends on the version you go for because they have different versions with different camera features.

  • 13 MP, (wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF OR 16 MP, (wide), PDAF (64/128 GB models only)
  • 2 MP, (macro)
  • 2 MP, (depth)
  • QVGA (Low light sensor)
  • Triple-LED flash
  • Front Selfie camera 8 MP, (wide) with LED Flash

Battery Capacity

There is no difference in battery capacity, they both offer a larger battery capacity of more than 5000mAh to keep you on for days without recharging. The power capacity from earlier HOT series generation phones has dramatically improved by more than 20 percent, allowing HOT 9 to take care of all your power needs in the new fast-paced world of mobile connectivity.

Thanks to the latest smart power saver technology that helps optimize power conservation for longer use experience. It improves overall standby time by 10%. The fast charging features that make it possible to charge for a few minutes and get it ready to be used for days or hours.

Additionally, all models of Infinix Hot 9 supports 4G LTE network, dual sim cards, 3 security locking features (Fingerprint sensor, Face ID unlocking, and Pin code lock).

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Infinix Hot 9 Full specification (Hot 9 VS Hot 9 Pro)

Before we call it a day, I will like to list the full specifications of Infinix Hot 9 and Hot 9 Pro to help you find out more about the phone.

DISPLAYSize (6.6 inches)
Type (IPS LCD)
Dimensions (165.4x76.8x8.8mm)
Weight (185g)
Resolution (720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio)
Size (6.6 inches)
Type (IPS LCD)
Dimensions (165x76.8x8.7mm)
Weight (185g)
Resolution (720x1600 pixels)
PLATFORMOS (Android 10, XOS 6.0)
Chipset MediaTek Helio A25)
CPU (Octa-core 1.8 GHz)
GPU (PowerVR GE8320)
OS (Android 10, XOS 6.0)
Chipset (Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22)
CPU (Octa-core 2.0 GHz)
GPU (PowerVR GE8320)
ROM (32GB/64GB/128GB)
External (UP TO 256GB)
ROM (64/128GB)
External (UP TO 256GB)
13/16 MP,(wide), 1/3.1", 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
QVGA (Low light sensor)
48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2.0", 0.8µm, PDAF
2 MP, (macro)
2 MP, (depth)
QVGA (Low light sensor)
8 MP, (wide) with LED Flash8 MP, (wide) with LED Flash
SOUNDLoud speakers (DTS audio)
3.5mm jack
Loud speaker (DTS audio)
3.5mm jack
CONNECTIVITIESWLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot)
Bluetooth (5.0, A2DP, LE)
Radio  (FM)
USB (microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go)
WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot)
Bluetooth (5.0, A2DP, LE)
Radio  (FM)
USB (microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go)
BATTERYNon-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Fast charging
Non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery
Fast charging
SENSORSFingerprint (side-mounted)
Fingerprint (Rear mounted)
COLOURSMidnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Violet, Ocean WaveViolet, Ocean Wave
PRICE3GB + 64GB = ₦56,000-₦62,0004GB+64GB = ₦65,000- ₦70,000

Price and Offers

When I checked, Infinix hot 9 is already available Nigeria selling between 56,000 - 62,000 on Jumia, you can see available offers here on Jumia Nigeria.

If you have any questions to ask about Infinix Hot 9 or other phones feel free to join the conversion using the comment option below.

« Last Edit: December 09, 2020, 07:37:48 PM by Everest »

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