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What You Need To Know About The Infinix Hot S

infinix hot s

This is one of the best smartphone Infinix has done because Infinix melded together great features of their best phone with some interesting feature’s like fingerprint scanner and a full metal body and also the first Infinix smartphone to have this features.

infinix hot s back

The Infinix Hot S X521 is designed in a way everyone will love it, because Infinix decided to pay attention to their designs and it was designed to look premium with curves on the edges, metal frame and is available in gold, silver, black, blue and rose gold.


Below are some of the key features of the Infinix Hot S X521 smartphone;

Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow 

Infinix Hot S X521 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with the new Infinix custom user interface (XOS) , which is great to see because this is the first Infinix smartphone running Android Marshmallow out of the box.

Screen: 5.2” HD  

The Infinix Hot S X521 smartphone comes with a 5.2-inch display with 1080 x 720 resolution with full HD display, resulting in a pixel density of 424 PPI, which is a nice touch. Sadly, I can’t say the type of protection for the display.

Camera: 13MP (Back), 8MP (Front)

infinix hot s front

The Hot S comes with a 13 MP rear camera, and works to transform every photo into clear and focused shot. It also comes with 8 MP front-facing unit with 1.4 µm ultra-pixel technology whichwill also capture hi-res selfies. It also has dual led flash and a front facing flash so you’re sure not to miss any of your looks in the darkness. According to Infinix the front facing flash contains a soft-light selfie flash, is able to highlight the best moments of your face and bring back the focus onto you. Capture all your activities in the night with the dual-LED flash of back camera. Take clear and vibrant photos in the dark with Infinix Hot S, and take over the night.

The camera also features a 120-degree wide angle shot, so when it’s time for a group selfie no one would be left out of the pictures. The camera app has a few built-in modes such as beauty filter which will highlight your skin’s freshness and professional and brightness mode to make you be a professional photographer, it also has square mode for easy sharing and uploading in your social accounts.
Infinix didn’t stop there they also added something called magic movie, this will allow you create your own mini film with a variety of movie templates which are built in the smartphone, when done you can also easily share your videos through social medias to delight all of moments to friends.

Processor: Octa-Core 

Under the hood, the Infinix Hot S comes with a octa-core Mediatek MTK6753 processor, clocked at 1.3 GHz, and backed by the Mali T860 GPU, the smartphone is available in two versions, one offering 16GB ROM and 2GB of RAM and the other with 32GB ROM and 3GB of RAM depending on which version of the device you pick, so be ready to experience a fast speed 64-bit 8 core CPU meanwhile the storage can be extended to 128GB. Speed for incredible gaming and multitasking performance.


16GB or 32GB are the internal storage options available, which also dictates how much RAM you get with the device, if you pick the 16GB version you get 2GB of RAM and if you pick the 32GB version you get 3GB of RAM. Users might not appreciate the non-availability of a dedicated microSD card slot

Battery: 3,000mAh 

The devices come’s with a non-removable 3,000mAh battery, which seems ok with average use and even heavy usage, that involves streaming video over LTE and keeping the phone brightness at maximum, the phone also has a 1.5mAh fast charging so you can enjoy you precious moments longer and longer which is not bad at all.


Fingerprint Identification:

infinix hot s fingerprint sensor
The fingerprint scanner reader is on the back of the Infinix Hot S and with just one convenient touch, you can unlock, answer calls and shoot a picture all with your own unique fingerprint.
You can even set your fingerprint to command special actions, which waiting your decision.
So get ready for the ultimate control with Infinix first fingerprint identification technology.


Display: 5.2 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels (282 PPI), IPS display

Dimensions: 152 x 74 x 8.1 mm

Processor: Octa-Core 1.3 GHz, Mediatek MT6753

Graphics Processor: Mali-T720 MP3 450MHz

RAM: 2 GB / 3 GB

Storage: 16 GB / 32 GB

MicroSD expansion Yes, up to 128 GB (uses 2nd SIM slot)


Rear: 13 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash

Front-facing: 8-megapixel camera with Flash light

Battery: 3,000 mAh

Charging: Fast Charge

SIM Type: Dual Micro SIM


GSM: GSM 900 / 1800

3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

4G: FDD-LTE 1 / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 8 / 20(800); TDD-LTE:B38 / B40

Wlan: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP, LE

GPS: Yes

Radio: Yes

USB: microUSB v2.0; OTG

Software: Android 6 Marshmallow + XOS

Weight: 140 g


The Infinix Hot S was launched on the 27th of July, 2016 and is currently priced at N45,500 for the 2GB model and NGN 47,000  for the 3GB Model on Jumia.


Infinix has certainly done a fantastic job with this smartphone, it has been difficult for me to wrap my head around how affordable it is. With a solid design, decent performance and good battery life,
Infinix checks all the right boxes.
There are a lot of great affordable smartphones out there, but Infinix stands out, and I would definitely recommend the Hot S.

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  • Reply
    Adebayo Taiwo
    August 8, 2016 at 07:47

    Such Nice device with high specs

  • Reply
    August 13, 2016 at 19:40

    Nice post you detailed everything….now I know what I need to know

  • Reply
    Ay Danzee
    August 13, 2016 at 19:53

    Thanks……just doing my thing

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