Infinix Hot S Review

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Infinix Mobility has launched a new line of lifestyle smartphones, and has kicked it off with the Infinix Hot S.

Infinix’s Hot series has produced a number of popular devices such as the Hot 2, Hot 3 and Hot Note, but the Hot S exhibits a brew of strength, style and beauty never seen before. See a review of the phone below.

Infinix Hot S – Design and display

The Infinix Hot S comes with a clear, crisp 5.2″ IPS HD display, and an amazing body to go with it. What it gives off in length it adds in thickness, with the Hot S being slightly fatter than the new age ultra slim smart phones. With a metal frame and a variety of colors including  rose gold, black, silver, and blue, the Hot S is a beauty to behold.

The battery and the back cover are not removable, meaning you can only put SIM and memory cards via a slot at the side of the phone. There is a single tray for two SIM cards and a micro SD card, and it feels a little bit crowded. On either side of the USB port at the bottom of the phone are two high-quality speakers, with the headphone port located at the other end of the phone.

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Infinix Hot S – Software and performance

The Hot S runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS coupled with Infinix’s XOS user interface. The XOS adds a new dimension to the Android experience, enhancing and maximizing space, battery and data. On the inside, the Hot S packs 2GB of RAM, an upgrade on previous Hot devices which all came with 1GB of RAM. It also employs the popular MediaTek MT6753 chip on an 8-core CPU with a clock rate of 1.5GHz.

There are a number of management tools for the XOS such as the XManager and XTheme, which allows the user to manage and edit to their taste.



With 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded to up to 128GB via an external SD card, there is ample space on the Hot S to allow users enjoy an efficient, lag-free performance.

The Hot S comes pre-loaded with a number of software. The most impressive of those being the video editor, Magic Movie. The app allow users to make a movie of any length of their choice. It also comes with different scores and editing options that gives users the freedom to explore their creative side.

Social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Palmchat also come pre-installed with the phone.


A new introduction in the Hot S is the fingerprint scanner, which is located just below the rear camera. The fingerprint sensor adds a new layer of security to the phone. It can also be used to take photographs and pick phone calls. The scanner is fast and responsive, giving the phone a very classy feel.


Infinix Hot S – Camera

The Infinix Hot S comes with a 8-megapixel camera in front, and a 13-megapixel camera behind. Both cameras have LED flashes, which allows for great pictures in low-light conditions. It’s one of the best cameras ever seen on an Infinix device. It comes with a number of editing options such as a beauty filter. This makes photographs appear richer, fresher and better. Video quality is not left behind, and the Hot S can also record videos at 1080 HD.

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Photo taken at 6am
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Photo taken at 3pm

Infinix Hot S – Battery 

The Hot S is equipped with a 3000mAh battery. This provides enough juice to last average users for the whole day. With the XOS, there are power saving modes which can help to even ensure longer battery life.


Infinix Hot S – Verdict

Infinix has something going on with the idea of a “lifestyle” phone. And the Hot S is a great place to start with. It has a retail price of N46,500 on Jumia. The Hot S is a good candidate for mid-budget phone of the year.



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