Infinix and Huawei have both released new devices in the Kenyan market recently. Infinix debuted with the Infinix NOTE 7, while Huawei released a successor to the Y7Prime, the Huawei Y7p.
Both of these phones target the same market category of lower mid-range devices thus priced almost the same. But which one should you go for? Here’s a one on one comparison between Infinix NOTE 7 and Huawei’s Y7p.
Both Infinix’s NOTE 7 and Huawei’s Y7p sport a hole punch display which has been used to house the selfie camera. The rear is where there’s a noticeable difference with the NOTE 7 having a circular camera bump home to four camera lenses. The Huawei Y7p has a rectangular rear camera array plus a fingerprint sensor.
Infinix NOTE 7’s fingerprint sensor is placed on the side. Despite both devices having a two-toned color scheme, the texture is smooth from top to bottom. The bezels appear slim on the top and a bit broad on the bottom. Infinix NOTE 7 is available in Med Blue, Milan Black, and Apple Green while Huawei Y7p in Aurora Blue and Midnight Black.
Infinix NOTE 7 : 6.95-inch HD+ (720 x 1640 pixels), IPS LCD (~258 ppi)
Huawei Y7p: 6.39-inch HD+ (720 x 1560 pixels), IPS LCD (~269 ppi)
The displays are almost identical with the major difference lies in the size. Huawei Y7p has a 6.39-inch display but Infinix NOTE 7 offers a slightly bigger 6.95-inch and has Corning Gorilla Glass protection on top. They also have an almost similar resolution but Huawei Y7p should offer more crisp texts if your eyes can crack the 9ppi difference between the two.
Infinix NOTE 7: Quad camera setup; 48 MP, f/1.8, (wide) + 2 MP, f/2.4 (macro) + 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth) + 2 MP, dedicated video camera
Infinix NOTE 7 Main Camera Features: Bokeh, macro photography, panorama, HDR
Huawei Y7p: Triple camera array; 48 MP, f/1.8 (wide), + 8 MP, f/2.4 (ultrawide) + 2 MP, f/2.4 (depth)
Huawei Y7p Main Camera features: Night photography, Bokeh, HDR, Panorama
On the camera side, there’s nothing special to talk about. For the Huawei Y7p, check out our dedicated camera review for more details. An honorable mention in this section, however, is that the ultra-wide lens can fit more stuff in the photo. Unfortunately, you won’t get that on Infinix’s NOTE 7.
Hardware and Performance
Infinix NOTE 7: Mediatek Helio G70 (12 nm) Octa-core SoC + Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU
Huawei Y7p: Chipset: Hisilicon Kirin 710F (12 nm) Octa-core SoC + Mali-G51 MP4 GPU
Infinix NOTE 7 goes for MediaTek’s G70 gaming-focused chipset, while Huawei Y7p runs on the company’s own in-house processor. Both processors have been built on the same 12nm architecture. No bigger performance difference should be expected for that matter.
On memory, Infinix NOTE 7 ships with 4GB or 6GB of RAM paired with either 64GB or 128GB of storage. Huawei Y7p offers fixed 4GB/64GB memory configuration.
Both phones are powered by non-removable Li-Po batteries. However, Infinix NOTE 7 has a whopping 5,000mAh with 18W fast charging. On the other hand, the Y7p has a 4,000mAh battery which charges using the standard 10W charging brick.
Infinix NOTE 7 runs on Android 10 with XOS UI on top while Huawei Y7p runs on Android 9 Pie out of the box, with EMUI on top and lacks Google apps.
Huawei is, however, trying to offer an alternative with App Gallery which should let you install some of your most needed apps. In fact, we have a full guide on how to install your favorite apps on Huawei Y7p here. If Google apps are a must-have thing for you then stay away from the Huawei Y7p.
Despite going for almost the same price, these devices have some serious differences to be considered between them. For someone who considers purchasing either of the two, go for the Infinix NOTE 7 if you need a large 5,000mAh battery, fast charging support, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a bigger display, the latest Android OS under the hood, and you fancy your Google apps.
Huawei Y7p is hard to recommend at this point due to the lack of Google apps and worst of all runs on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box in 2020 and has no fast charging support.