Cellular phones, as of late, have been steadily growing more and more advanced. As the years move forward, the better each phone gets. It is almost hard to believe that a little over ten years ago, we were all still on flip phones and the indestructible Nokia phones.
I mean, sure, we dreamed big; but never could we have ever predicted what our phones would be capable of today!
Cellphones, now-a-days, are basically computers that you can keep in your pocket (or purse). That, alone, is an absolutely amazing concept! Our phones went from a means of communication, to becoming a link to a whole world of information, at our very fingertips.
The best part is there are so many different types of cell phones (or smartphones) to choose from! Whether you want flashy or simple phones, there are so many options to choose from!
For example, I am sure you have heard of smart phones like the Samsung Galaxy S7, or the iPhone 8, or maybe even the HTC One. But have you ever heard of the amazing Infinix Hot 5?
The technical name, for this phone, is the Infinix X559. It was created by Infinix Mobility, a company set in Hong-Kong, China. The Infinix Hot 5 is a mid-range smart phone with a lot to offer, particularly for those seeking something fashionable and affordable, with amazing features.
With a sleek and polished design, and various color options, it truly is a beautiful phone. It is also one of the top choices of phones for university students, simply because it is so stylish and affordable.
It even has a crystal-esque pattern on the backside of the phone, to improve phone handling while also providing a stylish and unique look. However, the only major difference from the Infinix Hot 4 is that they upgraded the Hot 5 with the Android 7.0 Nougat.
That being said, however, the Infinix Hot 5 (and the smaller counterpart, the Hot 5 Lite) has great specs and features to consider, that make this phone amazing! Let’s dive right in, and talk about some of the key features of the Infinix Hot 5.
- Display and Resolution
The Hot 5 has a 5.5-inch HD touch screen, with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, which includes 264 pixels per-square inch (or PPI). This gives you a beautiful, and visually appealing display to work with, also earning it the title of the “Mobile Cinema.”
It got this name because not only is the display high quality, the volume is crisp and clear. You can even watch movies outside on a sunny day, without worrying too much about glare. The images are just that sharp and clear!
- The Processing Unit and Phone Speed
The central processing unit that this phone uses is great, as well, because the quad-core cortex processor has a speed of 1.3 GHz, with 2GB of RAM! The phone also utilizes a Mediatek MT6580 chipset (a system-on-a-chip for cheaper, or lower costing tablets or cell phones), which makes your multitasking needs easy as pie!
- Battery Power and Camera
The battery power in this phone is nothing to scoff at, either! The Hot 5 has a 4000 mAh non-removable battery, which will give you roughly around twenty-four to thirty-five hours of talk time, and eight-hundred and thirty-seven hours of standby time to play with.
Camera-wise, the rear camera is an 8MP with an LED flash, while the front camera is a 5MP with an LED flash. While this may not sound very flashy, or even appealing, as compared to 16MP cameras on other smart phones, it is important to remember that a higher MP is not always better.
The quality of the photos that you can take with this phone is amazing. You will get sharp and clear close up images, and you will not lose any details when zooming in to take a picture from afar. The phone does not come with optical image stabilization, so you must ensure your hands are very still if you want the best photo.
- Storage Space
Do you like to take a lot of pictures? Or maybe you enjoy downloading the occasional meme onto your phone? Or maybe you need a good amount of storage space on your mobile device for work? Well, worry not, because the storage on this phone is awesome!
As far as internal storage goes, you will have 16GB of storage. However, you will be able to expand on your storage space to 32GB, if you absolutely need it, by using a micro SD card. This will give you plenty of space to work with.
- Android 7.0 Nougat
The Android Nougat is the seventh major “sweetest release yet” from Android. It is built into the Hot 5, and was designed with the Infinix XOS. This was done to give the Hot 5 a more interactive experience, including cutting-edge features, like custom themes, or Freezer, while putting less strain on your battery life. The biggest feature of the 7.0 Nougat is the split-screen feature, that improves your multitasking ability.
Now, one of the biggest issues women might face is that bigger phones typically do not fit in our pants pockets. Luckily, the Hot 5 Lite is a smaller version of the Hot 5 original.
The only major difference between the two (apart from the size) is that there isn’t a back-mounted fingerprint scanner on the Lite. Otherwise, you are getting the exact same phone, just in an easier to manage size.
Pricing for this device may vary, depending on where you are located. However, in USD, they typically run between $120-140. The intention was for these phones to provide a great and quality service, while being a bit easier on the wallet. In other places, like Nigeria, it ranges between 36,500-42,000 naira.
As far as alternatives go, if you are looking for similar features in a similar price range, you may want to check out the Infinix Hot 4 Pro. However, if you want to enjoy the benefits of the 7.0 Nougat, you will have to upgrade the Hot 4 Pro. Luckily, it’s an easy process to upgrade the 7.0 Nougat onto your device.
You could also check out the Infinix S2 Pro, or Infinix Hot S, as these too would make decent alternatives, if you are not quite feeling the Hot 5. You could also try other entry level devices, such as the Infinix Smart.
These are good alternatives, just in case. The previously suggested options, including the Hot 5, are available for purchase online, just as they are in stores.
Shopping for phones can be so tricky. So, it is very important to know just what you are looking for in a phone. You must consider every option before you buy, as something can sound amazing, but then turn out to be terrible later.
The biggest thing to remember is that something that costs more money does not necessarily mean it’s inherently a better product. Luckily, this Infinix Hot 5 phone seems to have it all; a reasonable price with some pretty awesome features to get you through any trial or tribulation you may face.