A Hong-Kong based company founded in 2013, Infinix produces smartphones that use the Android operating system, and one of their newest creations is the Infinix Smart. A relatively new smartphone manufacturer, Infinix is based in Hong Kong and has research and development centers in Paris and Shanghai. The phones themselves are manufactured in China and sold throughout the world.
The budding company’s mission is to “…(commit) to building cutting-edge technology and fashionably designed dynamic mobile devices to create globally-focused intelligent life experiences through a merging of fashion + technology.” This unique focus not only makes Infinix stand out as a smartphone manufacturer, but it also provides consumers with a different and rewarding experience.
Infinix already has an impressive list of smartphones to choose from, including several series, such as Zero, Note, Hot and more. Smart is the company’s latest series created with entry-level users in mind. This initial model is ideal for everyday tasks such as making phone calls, sending messages and snapping photos.
About the Model
This is the first in a phone series Infinix is launching to target the entry-level market and is one of the few cellular devices of its kind that runs Android Nougat, the newest version of the Android operating system. Even though it is the base model, the Infinix Smart contains several amazing features and comes at an affordable price. Consumers wishing to try the Nougat system but hesitant to spend a lot of money will find that the Infinix Smart fits the bill, without breaking the bank.
In addition to using the Android Nougat, the Infinix Smart features XOS 2.2 Chameleon, Infinix’s exclusive user interface. This feature provides increased security, improved speed and even a fingerprint scanner for maximum protection.
A MTK MT6580 chipset powers the Infinix Smart and comes with the following features:
- Quad-core processor
- 1.3GHz processor speed
- ARM Cortex-A7 architecture
- Mali-400 MP GPU
Other features include a high-definition display and a screen resolution of 720X1280 pixels. The Infinix Smart’s sleek exterior and delicate size of 5.0 inches also make it attractive and easily-portable. The Infinix Smart even caters heavily to music listeners with dual front facing speakers.
The smartphone’s storage capacity includes 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage that can be expanded to 32GB with a micro SD card. Users can store photos, music and more on the phone or SD card.
- Dual micro SIM
- 5.0-inch screen
- Network: 2G and 3G
- HD IPS touchscreen
- Screen resolution: 720X1280 pixels
- Quad-core CPU, MediaTek MT6580 chipset
- RAM: 1GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: micro SD (up to 32GB)
- Back/rear camera: 8MP camera, dual LED flash
- Front camera: 2MP
- Battery: 3060 mAh
- Dimensions: 144.9X71.9X8.35 mm
- Weight: 145g
- Keyboard: Touchscreen
- Cover: Plastic
- Display Type: HP IPS, multi-touch touchscreen, 16m colors
- Card slot: MicroSD, up to 32 GB
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS 2.2 Chameleon
- Audio: Vibration, MP3 ringtones
- 3.5mm jack audio port
- Bluetooth: Version 4.0, A2DP
- GPS: A-GPS
- Camera: 8MP, up to 3264X2448-pixel pictures, autofocus, face detection, HDR camera with Dual LED flash
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Secondary: 2MP Camera with soft flash
- Battery: 3060mAh Li-Po; up to 1 day stand-by; up to 24 hours talk time
- Accelerometer, proximity, compass and light sensors
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email, push mail, IM
- Browser: HTML5
While based in Hong Kong, Infinix sells its products to nearly 30 different countries, including 16 in Africa, 9 in the Asia Pacific as well as Colombia and Mexico in the Americas. The phones can be purchased via the Infinix website or other online or in-store retails and cost around 80 USD. The Infinix Smart was released in July, 2017.
There is of course a plethora of options when it comes to choosing a smartphone, but going with a phone from Infinix will not disappoint. For larger phones, try something from the Infinix Note series, and to keep up with the latest trends check out the company’s latest device in the Hot series: Hot 4 Pro. Whichever one you choose, you will have a sleek, light, elegant phone with tons of amazing features and high-quality design.
Don’t forget the accessories though! Choose from one of the stylish, modern phone cases, and be sure to grab a charger and pair of earbuds to enjoy long battery life and an incredible speaker system. The phone itself has multiple options for personalization as well, so make this phone yours!
It doesn’t stop at Smart thought. Not only is it just the first in its series, it is in fact not the most recent phone produced this year. Infinix released Hot 4 Pro, part of the Hot series, this August.
Infinix is still growing and developing, but their latest series is bound to be a success. By manufacturing high-quality devices at low prices, their market continues to expand, and consumers all over the world are turning to the elegant, practical smartphones of Infinix.