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Infinix Hot S (X521): Specifications Review

September 8, 2016
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The Infinix Hot S is the latest Infinix smartphone to launch in Kenya. The launch of the Hot S comes just a couple of weeks after the launch of the Infinix Note 3.

That said, here is what the Infinix Hot S has to offer.

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Infinix Hot S Specifications

Display

Display Size: 5.2-inches

Display Type: IPS LCD Capacitive

Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 Pixels

Screen Resolution Density: 267 ppi

Screen Protection: None

You get a 5.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive display with the Infinix Hot S. The Hot S features a 720 x 1280 Pixels resolution, which is just right for a smartphone in its price range.

Design

Dimensions: 5.2 inches

Weight: 140g

The design of the Infinix Hot S is one of the selling points of the device. You get a svelte design profile that feels good to look at and hold.

Performance

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Operating System: Android 6.0 XOS

CPU: 1.5GHz octa-core

RAM: 2 GB

Internal Memory: 16 GB

Micro SD: Yes, up to 128GB

Fingerprint Sensor: Yes

A 1.5GHz octa-core CPU powers the Infinix Hot S. This is coupled with some 2GB RAM. The setup is really awesome and everything runs really well. Stutters and lags are non-existent.

The Infinix Hot S runs Android 6.0 XOS v2. 0 out of the box. It is noteworthy that the Infinix Hot S was the first Infinix device to run XOS.

Camera

Rear Camera: 13 MP

Secondary Camera: 5 MP

LED Flash: Yes

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You get a 13 MP camera for general photography and a 5 MP camera for your selfies.

Battery and Extras

Battery Capacity: Li-ion 3000 mAh

A  Li-ion 3000 mAh powers the Infinix Hot S. This is one of the weakest points of the Infinix Hot S as I had expected the smartphone to feature a slightly larger battery capacity.

Extras

Dual SIM

4G connectivity

Verdict

The Infinix Hot S is definitely for the buyer who is after a premium design concept while on a budget.

Why you should buy the Infinix Hot S

Awesome design profile

Powerful performance profile

Great Camera performance

Cons of the Infinix Hot S

Below average battery performance  

Rivals of the Infinix Hot S

Rivals of the Infinix Hot S include the Tecno Camon C9 (Ksh. 15,999) and Huawei P8 Lite (Ksh. 17,999)

Price in Kenya

The Infinix Hot S has a suggested retail price of Ksh. 16,499 (Safaricom Shops) in Kenya and in select Infinix Retail Shops.

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Kevin is a Passionate Technology Enthusiast and the Lead Writer at MobiTrends. He has been writing about Smartphones and Mobile Technology since 2012. Drop him your comments below :)

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