Infinix Hot 6x VS Hot 6 Pro: Should You Upgrade?

Infinix Hot 6x VS Hot 6 Pro

Infinix Hot 6X was launched last month with a slew of decent features, including a notched 6.2” display, a dual rear camera system, a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset, Android 8.1 Oreo OS, among several others. The Hot 6 Pro was released some months before then, sharing a number of similarities with the Hot 6X and differences as well. The former has the same build, screen size, resolution, battery capacity, OS version, etc. as the latter. Their differences have to do with performance, price, release dates, and so on.

What specs and features really make the Hot 6X better/worse than the Hot 6 Pro? Should you upgrade to the latest Infinix Hot 6X? Read on to get answers to these questions and any other ones you may have in mind on this subject.

Infinix Hot 6x VS Hot 6 Pro Design and Display

Really, when you look at the displays of these 2 phones, you will observe that they share a similar design, with only slight differences. For starters, they are both made from a polycarbonate plastic material, are both 8.5mm in thickness, making them very lightweight and quite easy to hold also. In both models, the fingerprint scanner lies in the usual position behind the phone and below the camera, while the dual rear camera system can be found at the top left corner.

In terms of display, the Hot 6X’s and the Hot 6 Pro’s displays also have hardly any difference.  They both sport 6.2-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen displays, 1440 x 720 pixels in resolution, 1500:1 contrast ratio, and 87% screen-to-body ratio with a 500-nit brightness. The major differences are that the Hot 6X comes with a fuller 19:9 aspect ratio screen against its counterpart’s 18.9:1, and the Hot 6X ’s top and bottom bezels are slimmer.

Infinix Hot 6x VS Hot 6 Pro Hardware and Software

The same pattern is spotted in the hardware and software department: Both phones are powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset which was spotted in the Hot 6 Pro and run Android 8.1 Oreo with XOS 3.3.

However, while the Hot 6X’s CPU is a 64-bit SoC that clocks at a 1.3GHz quad-core speed, the Hot 6 Pros’ does the same at 1.4GHz. Also the former has 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM, while the latter has 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM. (Though the Infinix Hot 6X has a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM variant.)


Infinix Hot 6x VS Hot 6 Pro Camera, Network, and Connectivity

These similarities in the two devices are not limited to the specs and features, mentioned above as they are both equipped with a dual rear camera setup 13MP + 2MP shooter at the rear, with features such as Portrait Mode, Bokeh Effect, quad LED flash, etc. But the Hot 6X packs an 8-MP primary selfie camera with AI Beauty Mode, Face ID, dedicated flash, and f/2.0 aperture lens. The Hot 6 Pro, on the other hand, has a 5-MP front-facing selfie camera with soft-light flash and other features.

They both share connectivity options like 4G LTE connectivity on dual Micro SIMs, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack, Face Unlock, USB port, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, A-GPS, OTG connectivity, and GLONASS.

Infinix Hot 6x VS Hot 6 Pro Price and Availability

The Infinix Hot 6X is expected to cost about 47,000 – 50,000 Naira, and the Infinix Hot 6 Pro costs around 52,500 Naira in Nigeria.

Specifications and Features

FeatureHot 6XHot 6 Pro
Body BuildPlasticPlastic
OSAndroid 8.0 Oreo based on XOSAndroid 8.0 Oreo, based on XOS
Display6.0″ HD (notched)6.0″ HD
Resolution1440 by 720 pixels1440 by 720 pixels
Aspect ratio19:918.9:9
GPUAdreno 308Adreno 308
Dimension8.33 x 76.21 x 160.43mm8.33 x 76.21 x 160.43mm
Resolution1440 x 720 pixels1440 x 720 pixels
SIMDual Nano SIMDual Nano SIM
ChipsetSnapdragon 425Snapdragon 425
Processor64 bit 1.3 GHz Quad-Core64 bit 1.4 GHz Quad-Core
Rear Camera13MP+2MP with Flash, 1080P@30FPS13MP+2MP with Flash, 1080P@30FPS
Front Camera            8MP with Flash5MP with Flash
Memory16GB/32GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 128GB32GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 128GB
ConnectivityGPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 2.0
Battery Capacity4000mAh4000mAh
SensorsG-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Face IDG-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, Face ID
ColoursBlack and RedGold, Black and Red
EntertainmentFM Radio, Voice Recording, E-book Reader, GameFM Radio, Voice Recording, E-book Reader, Game

Infinix Hot 6x VS Hot 6 Pro Conclusion

Looking at the offerings of the Hot 6X and Hot 6 Pro, it is evident that they have so many specs and features in common, with only a handful of differences. Thus, it is not worth it to do any upgrade to the latest Infinix Hot 6X.

Posted by Deji

Deji is a freelance writer and Physics graduate from the University of Ibadan. Passionate and meticulous, he is a keen follower of developments around the world on a number of issues ranging from science, tech, history, politics, among others. Deji loves playing football and meeting people. Please, follow on Twitter and Facebook


  1. Which of the two phones(hot 6x and 6 pro) one can get in terms of game speed?? Since 6pro comes with 1.4GHz and 6x is 1.3GHz??

  2. Between Hot 6x and Hot 6pro which one should i go for? 3GB RAM, 32GB ROM. And how much is last price? And were to get it.

    • Except you want to join the notch trend, I’d recommend the Hot 6pro. The Hot 6x doesn’t have that much of a significant upgrade to warrant the cost.

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