Tomjoe from phonefixer.xyz released an awesome review recently on a very light, powerful and affordable Android phone running on Android 7.0 Nougat OS released not long ago.
Infinix Hot S2 is the latest infinix smartphone released by the giant African-market-targeted phonemaker InfinixMobility®. Infinix S2(a.k.a the Infinix X522) and the slightly stripped Infinix S2 are successors of the popular Infinix Hot S. Infinix seems to be loving the Hot brand as they release more of Hot phones compared to Note, compared to last year phones. The most outstanding feature of the Infinix S2 Pro is a dual-front camera, which should make it a toast of selfie and wefie lovers. A picture from infinix showed facial recognition of 50people in a single picture in the Infinix Hot S2 Pro. Thus, the Infinix Hot S2 is indeed a camera focused smartphone with an ultra-wide selfie angle of 135 degrees.
Features And Specifications of Infinix Hot S2
SIM Type: Dual SIM
3G Network : Yes
4G Network : FDD-LTE 1 / 3(1800) / 7(2600) / 8 / 20(800); TDD-LTE：B38 / B40
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow + XOS UI
Display: 5.2-inch HD IPS Display, 1280 x 720 pixels, 2.5D curved Display
Dimension : 152 x 74 x 8.1 mm
Colours: Pink , Black, Topaz Blue
Processor Type: 1.3GHz Octa-core MT6753 Processor
Graphics Processor : Mali-T720MP
RAM: 3GB for Hot S2 Pro and 2GB for Hot S2
Internal Storage: 32GB for Hot S2 Pro and 16GB for Hot S2
External Storage: Yes , up to 128GB
Back Camera : 13 megapixels, autofocus with LED Flash
Front Camera : 13MP + 8MP front cameras with LED Flash
Security : Fingerprint scanner (at the back), pattern, pin and password
Battery: 3000mAh Li-Ion (Non-removable)
Fast charging : Yes
Fingerprint Security Scanner: Yes
WI-FI: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BLUETOOTH: Bluetooth 4.0
USB OTG: Yes
USB: MicroUSB 2.0
Pricing and Availability
Infinix S2 Pro and Infinix Hot S2 are available in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. You can buy the Android phone at leading online stores in the countries or any trusted outlets. Infinix S2 Pro and S2 price in Nigeria range from 58,000 Naira to 62,000 Naira, depending on your location. The Infinix S2 Pro Price in Kenya starts at around 15,699 KSh.
What is Wefie ?
This is where things get interesting.
The Infinix S2 Pro has dual front facing cameras ( two front cameras ) with 13 MP & 8 MP resolution. However , the Infinix S2 Pro has a different method of operation unlike other dual camera smartphones. The two cameras perform totally different functions and don’t work hand in hand.
The 13MP camera is used for taking “normal selfies” , while the 8MP camera has a wider lens which helps you take wefies (Wide selfies) at an ultra-wide selfie angle of 135°.
Processor & Handling:
In terms of hardware, the Infinix Hot S2 pro sports an Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 Processor which has a speed of 1.3Ghz. The graphics processing is handled by a Mali-T720MP GPU , while the 3GB RAM takes care of mulittasking. The S2 has 32GB internal storage and an external storage slot that allows SD card up to 128GB.
Infinix S2 Pro features a sleek design. It offers the same screen size with a downgraded resolution. Infinix S2 Pro has a 5.2-inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. This may not be as good as the 1080 x 1920 pixels of its predecessor, but at 282 ppi is still near Retina Display range.
The downgrade may have been a trade-off for a cheaper pricing. Hopefully, the screen will be bright enough to compensate for the lower pixel density. The screen is covered in 2.5D Dragontrail glass.
A striking feature is that the phone is really light and its very amazing as I have configured one for a customer lately. It runs on the Latest Android 7.0 Nougat.