A Critical Review Of The Infinix Hot 9 Play Smartphone; Specs, Features And, Price In Nigeria

A Critical Review Of The Infinix Hot 9 Play Smartphone; Specs, Features And, Price In Nigeria

Infinix Hot 9 Play Smartphone

Infinix Hot 9 play smartphone happens to be a more budget-friendly phone to the infinix Hot 9. Considerations have been given to situations where low budget fellas would afford less, the Hot 9 play becomes the perfect plugin like situations, keeping you connected to the world of communication.

Related: A detailed review of the Infinix Hot 9 smartphone

Considering some of the features of Hot 9 play, it is clear that this device is the primus of infinix phones when it comes to battery life. The infinix Hot 9 play smartphone has a 6000 mAh Battery capacity-the first of its kind.

Another distinguishing feature of the infinix Hot 9 play is the 6.82 inches screen, and it’s triple rear camera. It is this battery and the screen size that is the Hot 9 play too selling point.

Key Specs Of The Infinix Hot 9 Play Smartphone


Infinix Hot 9 play smartphone has a 6.82 inches IPS LCD Display with a 720 x 1640 pixels quality which is (~263 pixels per inch).


The smartphone runs on the Go edition of Android 9.0 Pie as it’s a platform. While the Octa-core MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm) and the Quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 is the processor.


Infinix Hot 9 Play Smartphone

The infinix Hot 9 play comes in different built-in storage and RAM sizes.

RAM – 4GB, 3GB, 2GB

Related: A detailed review of the Infinix Hot 10 Smartphone

Built-in-storage – 64GB, 32GB, and an expandable capacity of 128GB using a memory SD.


Infinix Hot 9 play smartphone has cameras on both sides of its body. On the rear is a triple camera, while in front is the selfie single camera. These cameras are suitable for capturing moments you cherish and would want to continuously see.

Rear camera – QVGA low light sensor + 0.3MP + 13MP triple rear cameras.

Front camera – on the top-notch front of the infinix Hot 9 play is the 8mp front camera.

Others – Triple LED flash for casting out shadows and capturing clear photos in dim light, HDR, and the Panorama features are also present.

The camera supports the recording of 2k quality videos at 30 seconds per frame on both cameras.

Design and Pattern

The infinix Hot 9 play smartphone has maintained the same type of design as the Infinix Hot 9. With a combination of polycarbonate material and glass, the Hot 9 play has maintained the standard.

When this smartphone is viewed from behind, the triple camera and flash setup can be seen on the left top, while the fingerprint scanner is found in the middle of the near top.

The dimension of this device measures 171.8 x 78 x 8.9 mm and weighs about 209 grams.

Related: A detailed review of the Infinix Note 7 Lite smartphone 

On the flip side, is a large screen IPS LCD display measuring 6.82 inches and a screen resolution of 720 x 1640 pixels + 263ppi density. The water drop-notch replaces the small round-shaped cut out that is seen on the Hot 9.

Also set in place is the display protection that safeguards the infinix Hot 9 play against cracks and scratch. With this also durability is assured.

Battery Life

A huge 6000mAh battery keeps this ship afloat for days. The only sad quality is the absence of the fast charge technology which the juicer failed to provide.

Nevertheless, with recommended Original chargers the infinix Hot 9 play is sure to fill within a short period of charging.


This device comes in various forms with the chipset and storage. While the variant model comes with a higher MediaTek Helio A25 chipset + an Octa-core processor with 1.8 GHz as speed, the standard infinix Hot 9 play appears with the Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset + the 2.0 GHz Quad-core processor with a VR GE8300 power for display graphics.

Related: A detailed review of the 

Prizes and availability

Infinix Hot 9 Play smartphone is sold for around 52,500 nairas in Nigeria. The standard cost is about $135. In Kenya, it is sold at 12,500 KSH while Ghana pegged at 650 GHS. For the standard selling price, buy from jumia

Available colors

Colors for this device is available in Midnight Black, violet, ocean wave, and Quetzal Cyan colors.

Related: A detailed review of the Infinix Smart 3 Smartphone

Infinix Hot 9 Play Specifications At a Glance

Measure of Dimension – 171.8 x 78 x 8.9 mm

GPU – Power VR GE8320 or Power VR GE8300

SIM Count – Double  SIM (Dual stand-by + Nano-SIM)

Memory RAM – 4GB, 3GB, 2GB RAM

Platform – Android 9.0 pie and the Go Edition Android 9.0 pie

Available Colours – Ocean Wave, Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black, Violet,

Processor – 4×1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 and 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-Core, 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core(Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22), and MediaTek Helio A25 (12 nm).

Weight in grams – 209

SIM Type – Dual stand-by and Nano-SIM

Screen Protection – present

Display – 720 x 1640 pixels [~263 ppi( pixel per inch)], IPS LCD Display of 6.82 inches.

Video recording – 1080p@30fps

Foldable Display – Not present

Rear Camera – QVGA + 0.3 MP + 13 MP Triple Cameras,

Related: A detailed review of the Infinix Zero 8 smartphone

Front Camera – 8 MP single camera

Rear Camera Features – HDR, panorama and Triple-LED flash,

Built-in Storage – 64GB, 32GB

Video recording – 1080p@30fps

Bundled Cloud Storage – Nil

Memory Card Support – present, dedicated microSDXC slot

2G CDMA 1X – present

2G GSM – present, GSM 1900/ 1800/ 900/ 850  – SIM 1 + SIM 2

3G CDMA EVDO – present

3G WCDMA – present HSDPA 2100/ 1900/ 1700(AWS)/ 900/850

4G LTE – present, 41, 40, 38, 20, 8, 7, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1

EDGE – present

GPRS – present

HSPA+ – present

3G/WCDMA/HSPA – present

4G LTE – present

CDMA EVDO – present

WLAN – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, hotspot

5G – Not present

Blue tooth – Bluetooth 5.0, LE, A2DP

Wi-Fi Hotspot – present

Infra Blaster – Not present

NFC – Not present

SMS/MMS – present

USB Port – USB On-The-Go, microUSB 2.0

Push Emails – present

Instant Messaging – present

Entertainment – present

Email Protocol – present

Video Player – present

Music Player – present

Loudspeaker – present

FM Radio – present

Navigation – present with an A-GPS

3.5mm Jack – present

Maps – present

Controls and sensors

Barometer – Not present

Accelerometer – present

Heart Rate Monitor – Not present

Fingerprint Scanner – Yes (rear)

Proximity Sensor – present

SpO2 – Not present

Digital Compass – present

Light Sensor – present

Pedometer – Not present

Face Unlock – present

Gyroscope – present

Intelligent Digital Assistant – present

Iris Scanner – Not present

Voice Control – present

Stylus Pen – Not present

Gesture Control/Motion Sensing – present

Other Features

Built-in Mobile Payment – Not present

Active Noise Cancellation – present

Wireless Charging – Not present

Image Editor – present

Dust Resistant – Not present

Fast Charging – Not present

Video Editor – present

Water Resistant – Not present

Talk time – Nil

Document Viewer – present

Document Editor – present

Video Streaming – present

Battery – 6000mAh Non-removable  Li-Po battery

Standby Time – Nil



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