Infinix Note 30 review

GSMArena Team, 30 May 2023.

Introduction

Infinix has been gaining traction outside of its usual markets, mostly thanks to its excellent midrange offers. Along with sister companies Tecno and Itel, the Chinese Transsion Holding's maker has captured significant market share in Africa and South Asia and has been looking to expand its global reach.

Infinix Note 30 review

Today, we have the Infinix Note 30 in for review. To be clear, this is the 4G version, not the 5G model. The Note series is kind of the mid-range for Infinix. Note models are not quite as budget and entry-level as the Hot line and are actually closer in character to the company's higher-end Zero line.

Infinix Note 30 specs at a glance:

  • Body: 168.6x76.6x8.6mm, 219g; Glass front, plastic frame, glass or leather back.
  • Display: 6.78" IPS LCD, 120Hz, 580 nits (peak), 1080x2460px resolution, 20.5:9 aspect ratio, 396ppi.
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT8781 Helio G99 (6nm): Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6x2.0 GHz Cortex-A55); Mali-G57 MC2.
  • Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM; UFS; microSDXC (dedicated slot).
  • OS/Software: Android 13.
  • Rear camera: Wide (main): 64 MP, f/1.7, 1/2", 0.7┬Ám, PDAF; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4; Other: QVGA.
  • Front camera: 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide).
  • Video capture: Rear camera: 1440p@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps; Front camera: 1080p@30fps.
  • Battery: 5000mAh; 45W wired.
  • Connectivity: LTE; Dual SIM; Wi-Fi 5; BT; NFC; FM radio; 3.5mm jack.
  • Misc: Fingerprint reader (side-mounted); dual speakers.

The Note 30 brings a large 6.78-inch, 120Hz display to the table, a decent MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, alongside a large 5,000 mAh battery with 45W fast charging. The phone also has a stereo speaker setup tuned by JBL.

The Note 30 doesn't go overboard in the looks department, instead opting for a more traditional and classy look. You can get the phone with a frosted glass back or opt for a faux leather finish for some extra class. Infinix clearly has ambition and wants to punch above its class, which we appreciate.

Unboxing

The Infinix Note 30 comes in a standard two-piece box. A pretty sturdy one, which is appreciated, complete with a plastic cradle to hold the actual phone on the inside for extra security. We like the green color scheme Infinix has gone with. It is eye-catching. You also get plenty of hardware info about the phone right on the box, which we appreciate.

Infinix Note 30 review

Infinix has traditionally been extremely generous with its accessory package, and the Note 30 is no exception. In the box, you get a nice transparent TPU case, a pair of wired 3.5mm earbuds with an inline microphone for phone calls, an Infinix 45W fast charger and an accompanying USB Type-A to Type-C cable. There is also a glass screen protector and a plastic one that comes pre-applied on the phone display from the factory, so you can choose. You really can't ask for anything more in terms of an accessory package.

Reader comments

  • Trevor
  • 25 May 2024
  • X$x

The biggest downside of. This phone is it's weak signal for both wifi and 4g signal. My much older Oukitel Wp6 is has much stronger signal in both departments. Infinix sucks on signals.

Wow fm app is the one you are looking for

  • Anonymous
  • 24 Apr 2024
  • P5m

Thus is the worst product I ever had. The network keeps on dropping every second minit. This is a big issue for me while in important calls. Worst worst product ever.