The Hisense Infinity H6, one of the best new mid-range smartphones?
When you hear the name Hisense, we certainly won’t blame you for thinking home electronics. The Chinese manufacturer is known for its low cost appliances and TV’s and it’s using this same know how when it comes to their range of smartphones.
The Hisense Infinity H6 has a sleek design, although it is slightly thicker than your average smartphone. When seeing it for the first time, many people think it’s a smartphone made in Cupertino.
Despite its looks though, this not a device that is meant to challenge the high-end smartphones segment. The H6 is aimed firmly at the mid-range market and with a R3500 price point; we’d say that this is a pretty decent offering.
The device features a 5-inch 720p display with an 8MP rear facing camera and a 5MP front facing camera. It also comes with 16GB onboard storage (which is expandable) and a 1.2GHz quad core processor with 1GB RAM.
No mind blowing specs or eye watering display specs, but that’s kind of the point of the Infinity H6. Hisense isn’t looking to get you to buy the next big thing; they’re all about affordability and value for money.
When we tested the phone, everything worked fairly smoothly. There were a few instance were minor lag was experienced however that’s to be expected.
Picture quality was ok (no quad HD display here) and the camera took pictures that are acceptable to view on a mobile device.
Sound quality through the speaker built in to the back of the device was louder than expected, something which could be attributed to the Dolby digital audio that Hisense has bundled into both this device as well as their Sero 08 Pro tablet.
Overall, this is a pretty good quality phone for its price point, and at R3500 there’s very little that we could complain about. The only real issue I had was with the unnecessary bloatware, but this is the same issue we had with the Sero 08 Pro.
As a power user and someone used to using high-end devices, this isn’t the smartphone for me, however I could definitely see this as a device that I would be happy to buy for my mom or someone who doesn’t need all the processing power and specs that I’m used to working with.
Hisense has made a rather nifty device that has all the potential to take quite a bite out of the mid-range smartphone market that’s currently dominated, by the non-flagship devices from companies such as LG, Samsung and Sony.
Is this a phone worth buying? If you’re in the market for a mid-range Android smartphone with dual-sim capabilities, then our answer is a definite YES.