It’s raining Infinixes my friends!
Let’s do a count here, so far this year, I have reviewed the Infinix Hot 3, Infinix Hot 3 LTE, Infinix Note 3 (an LTE version will be available as well) and of course the new accessory, the Infinix X-Band.
Yesterday I received the Infinix Hot S (4G/LTE) and the Infinix Hot 4. There are still a couple to be released this year I believe.
Like I said, it’s raining Infinixes…
I bring this up because if there is something Infinix does well is to provide a lot of options for all its potential customers, with each line representing a certain someone! There is the Note line for those who just love large phones, the Hot line is here for the super budget users and the Zero line that pushes boundaries in certain aspects each time (refer to the super thin Infinix Zero 2 and camera centric Infinix Zero 3). I am sure that if there’s enough demand for people who just love purple devices, there could be a purple line (too much?).
This is a good thing at some point. You are spoilt for choice, and if there are aiming for total domination of the Kenyan smartphone market, then this is surely one way to go about it.
The Infinix Hot S is here to fit the needs of those trendy stylish people. Those who want to look cool and sophisticated without having the right budget to do so. The Hot S is style at a budget. And it is BEAUTIFUL.
This is the second Infinix in a row that I’m calling beautiful. I just can’t fault it or refer to it in any other way. It’s the smooth colour finish, the rounded edges, the perfect fit to your hand, the symmetrical circles at the back housing the camera, LED flash and finger print scanner, it’s the colourful 5.2’ display, its XOS Chameleon. I hope I’ve said enough there.
Inside we have a Mediatek 6753 chip, Octacore processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 128GB. Powering all this is a 3000 mAh power battery, which I will be keen to find out how it holds up in normal day to day use.
My first impressions are pretty good. Setup was easy and performance so far is fantastic. The Finger print scanner is faster than the Note 3 which is good. But I have noticed a couple of ‘off’/ ‘odd’ things. The front camera is very pronounced but it is on the right side of the top speaker. It might just be my love of symmetry but this one looks odd. We also have unlit capacitive buttons. Navigation in the dark might be tricky. If it’s hard to make this backlit, let’s just settle for on board capacitive buttons Infinix. Please.
I’ll be using this as my main device for a couple of weeks and I hope this good impression hold up during this testing period. Be sure to watch out for the video review of that by subscribing to our YouTube channel. It retails between Kshs 16,000- 18,000 at Safaricom and Infinix outlets.