This article contains everything you need to know about this beautiful and functional phone. This includes but it’s not limited to specifics, photos and price of this device. The Infinix Hot S is making history as the first ever “Camera Centric” smartphone meaning its entire functionality focuses around its photographic capabilities.
This smartphone is brought to us by Infinix Mobility and it is their second smartphone of 2016, the Infinix Hot 3 was the first. This phone features a 13 mega pixel rear camera with dual LED flash, hand tailored to all photography fans! There are many more details below so come and join us as we explore this wonderful smartphone.
This is the most compact mobile phone that Infinix has created since the launch of Hot 2 (5.5 inches) and we’re glad that they are getting away from the more hefty 6 inch models. This is a high-end looking phone which can be bought in five colors including rose gold, blue and black, and it is a welcome alternative to the iPhone and other well-known brands. This phone is currently available in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria.
Infinix is a fairly new company which was only founded in 2013. They are committed to cutting edge technology and they aim to create products which represent young people not just n Africa but all around the world. The Infinix Hot S is currently only available in select African countries, but Infinix as a company has infiltrated the global market and has managed to reach countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America.
The Infinix Hot S actually outperforms the iPhone in several areas. It has a better camera (13 MP for the Infinix and only 8 for the iPhone), the iPhone is notorious for not letting its’ customers add a memory card for extra storage space, and the iPhone is famous for low battery life whilst the Infinix Hot S has a standby time of 250 hours and a talk time of 8 hours.
This phone is equipped with an LCD HD display and an impressive resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels which ensures that any videos you watch will be good quality and your photos will look amazing from your phone screen.
General Overview of the Infinix Hot Shot, Better Known as Infinix Hot S
Infinix Mobility had a slow start in the year 2016, until they announced the new Infinix Hot S smart phone in July. This device was to be released as competition for the recently launched Tecno Canon C9. It is an addition to the Hot S series product line featuring the major improvements of the new user interface (XOS), new design and the inclusion of a fingerprint scanner. It’s price rating was judged to be slightly expensive, going from 50,000 to 55,000 naira.
Features unique to this smart phone include being the first of its product line to have dual LED flashlight, use Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating System, and to include a fingerprint scanner, 5.2inch screen, 2GB and 3GB RAM in one of the following variants: Android 6.0 Marshmallow or 3,000 mAh battery. It’s also the first in this line to support Virtual Reality (VR) Headsets.
It brings a Dual Micro SIM card; it fully supports 4G LTE network. It’s 5.2-inch screen has full HD capabilities with 424 pixels per inch framed by a full aluminum body, which come in the following colors: gold, black, blue, ash and pink. It has a processor of 1.3 GHz 64 bit Octa- core MediaTek MT6753 motherboard, complimented by a Mali-T720 graphics processor.
It is available with an internal storage of either 16GB or 32GB; these can be extended by use of external memory cards. Its front camera comes with an 8.0 megapixels with LED flash and a 120-degree wide viewing angle.
The front camera’s flash is soft-light so it should be able to enhance the photo’s without drowning them out with too much light.
The Infinix Hot S is actually the first Infinix phone to have a dual LED flash-light option which shows that this company is innovating and looking towards the future. The front camera has an impressive resolution of 8mp, which is actually as or even more powerful than many of the primary cameras featured by competing brands. The Hot S series was designed for millennials and we all know that this age group is obsessed with taking pictures, so these improved camera specifications should be a welcome addition to the series. The back camera also comes with 1.4 um ultra-pixel technology which means you can take high resolution pictures with both cameras! This camera also has beauty filters and a professional mode to help you enhance your photo’s even more. The professional mode will make you feel like a professional photographer, the beauty filter will use a mixture of brightness and freshening techniques to enhance your natural good looks, and the square mode makes it easier than ever to share your photos on social media.
Fingerprint scanners are a great addition to any modern phone because it ensures that the owner and only the owner can open the phone to access photos, messages and personal information. This isn’t just important in regards to theft because finger print scanning will also stop people reading your messages, hacking you and learning intimate details about your life.
Infinix Hot S Review
Considering the specifications given above we can say that the IPhone 6 was probably the source and inspiration for the beautiful design incorporated into the Infinix Hot S. It’s aluminum body was made with slim edges to fit the hand in an almost ergonomic way. Unlike the IPhone 6, the fingerprint scanner is located at the back of the device exactly below its 13.0 mega pixel camera.
Infinix Mobility made an astounding smart marketing decision in the usage of the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system for the first time in any of their mobile devices. Given the knowledge that the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system has been announced to be released soon giving this product line the possibility of future upgrades. This device uses Octa-Core MediaTek motherboard to process its information.
As we learned previously this device is available in 2 variants. The first with 2GB RAM and a 16GB internal storage capacity, while the second has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage; both are expandable through external memory cards. The devices’ 3,000 mAh has a quick charge feature, allowing you to charge your phone from 0% to 100% in less than an hour without the need of a fast charger a/c adapter.
Photographers everywhere will truly appreciate this devices’ cameras resolution which are a rear camera of 13.0 megapixels with dual LED flash and a front camera of 8.0 megapixels with a single LED flash. The front camera has the capability of taking group selfies of up to 6 people together (in a single line) thanks to its 120-degree wide viewing angle. Additionally, the cameras also include night vision mode, panoramic mode, and picture in picture (PIP).
As previously mentioned, this device is the first of its product line to include high end security in the form of a fingerprint scanner. This method is more secure than a pin, password, pattern or knock pattern because it only recognizes your unique fingerprint and no matter how hard the person tries, they will not be able to unlock it.
An interesting feature also unique to this device is that it is a dual SIM smartphone. However, the second SIM slot is also the slot you would use to add a memory card; which means, you would have to choose between external memory capability or being able to use 2 SIM cards. This device is available in online retail stores; Jumia & Konga, as well as offline locations such as Slot, 3 CHUB, Microstation and other stores.
Important Disclosure: Please note that as time goes by market prices may change in general and/or by store due to prices being out of our control. If you wish to buy this device online, you can do so at Jumia Nigeria- Infinix Hot S. We would appreciate your feedback on the Infinix Hot S’ specification and features. Please share your view and leave a comment!