Infinix Hot S is a premium looking smartphone from Infinix. It was the first smartphone from the company to feature a fingerprint sensor as well as Android 6.0. The Infinix Hot S seems like a reversal of the Infinix philosophy of ‘bigger is better’ as the phone with its 5.2-inch display is the most compact phone the company has built for a while.
Where to Buy Infinix Hot S
Infinix Hot S Key Specs & Features
- 5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (423ppi)
- 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 CPU with 2GB/3GB RAM
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- 16GB Storage with support for memory card up to 128GB
- 13MP Rear Camera and 8MP Front Camera
- 4G LTE (up to 150Mbps download)
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
- 3000 mAh Battery
Infinix Hot S have a successor in the Infinix S2 Pro.
The Design and Display
Infinix Hot S is the most compact phone from Infinix since the launch of the Hot 2 almost a year ago. Since then the company has launched the beastly 6-inch Infinix Note 2 and the equally massive Infinix Zero 3 and Infinix Hot 3 with 5.5-inch Displays.
So a move to 5.2-inch could be a change in direction. And personally, I think it is in the right direction.
Infinix Hot S looks premium with curves on the edges, metal frame, and is available in rose gold, gold, black, silver, and blue.
Infinix Hot S features a 5.2-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution. If raw specs is anything to go by, a full HD display will give the Hot S one of the best displays from Infinix for a while.
Like the Infinix Note 3, the Infinix Hot S has some potential in photography. On the back, you have a 13 megapixels camera with dual LED flash and on the front is an 8 megapixels wide-angle camera with a soft LED flash.
Hardware and Software
Infinix Hot S is powered by a 64-bit Kirin 650 SoC. The processor offers 8-cores and is expected to clock at up to 1.5GHz. Two versions of the Hot S X521 will be available; one offering 16GB storage and 2GB of RAM and the other with 32GB storage and 3GB of RAM.
No matter the version you pick, you will be able to extend storage further by up to 128GB using a microSD card. Infinix Hot S runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).
Like the Infinix Hot 4 and Note 3, the smartphone sports a fingerprint sensor on the back. This enables you unlock your phone or setup actions. Infinix Hot S comes with a 3000 mAh battery and is expected to offer 4G LTE.
Infinix Hot S supports 4G LTE on MTN, Etisalat, NTel, Smile, and InterC in Nigeria. It also supports LTE on Safaricom and MTN in Kenya and Ghana respectively.
Pricing and Availability
Infinix Hot S is now available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. You can buy the smartphone at leading online stores in the countries. Infinix Hot S Price in Nigeria ranges between 54,000 Naira and 65,000 Naira, depending on your location in the country.
The Infinix Hot S Price in Kenya starts at 13,500 KSh, while the price in Ghana starts at 489 GH₵.
Infinix Hot S Specs
Here are the specs of the Infinix Hot S X521:
- Platform: Android 6 (Marshmallow)
- Processor: 64-bit, 1.5GHz octa-core Processor (MediaTek MTK6753)
- GPU: MALI-T720 MP3
- Memory: 2GB RAM or 3GB RAM
- Colours: Rose Gold, Gold, Black, Silver, Blue
- Dimension: 148.8 x 73.2 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 140 g
- SIM Type: Micro SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.2-inch IPS Display, 1080 x 1920 pixels (423 ppi)
- Screen Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 13 MP Camera, Dual-LED Flash, 1080p HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, HDR, Panorama
- Front Camera: 8MP Camera, LED Flash
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB (requires SIM2 slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 850/ 900/ 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band B1(2100)/B3(1800)/B5(850)/B7(2600)/B8(900)/B20(800)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol:
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant:
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: No (download at store)
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Standby Time: up to 337 hours
- Talktime: up to 15 hours
- Browsing Time: –
- Video Watching: –
- Music Playback: –
- Fast Charging: –