About three weeks ago Infinix Mobility released the Infinix Hot 2 into the Nigerian market. The announcement send a buzz of excitement through smartphones hungry Nigerians mostly because Infinix is now associated with phones of good specs and at an affordable price.
Also, another cause for all the excitement is that the Infinix Hot 2 is an upgrade to the best selling Infinix Hot. I did not buy the Infinix Hot, but I recommended it to several friends and family members whose budget was just enough for the phone. And from the feedback I got, the first Infinix Hot was rather very good for a phone of that price range. So how the Infinix Hot 2 would compare to its predecessor was the major question on the minds of techies. After all, an upgrade should really be a better device or else the makers of the phone would pay a price in very low sales.
Let’s look at some of the important specs of the Smartphone:
The Infinix Hot 2 has a 5 inch IPS display. That makes it not too big for those with small hands. This is also in keeping faith with the display of the first Infinix Hot. Also the resolution of is still the awesome HD affair that brings out the sharpness in picture quality. The industry standard is the capacitive touchscreen and this is what is available in the Infinix Hot 2. So no ground breaking technology there.
Having a good display specs should enhance the camera of any smartphone. What is the point of having a good camera on a poor display? The Infinix Hot 2 has a 8.0 mega pixel rear camera to capture photos and videos. The 8.0 is not bad from user reviews of the smartphone. Also there is a modest 2.0 mega pixel front camera for all your important selfies.
Operating system and Chipset
These are the specs that really stood out when compared to the first Infinix hot. The Infinix Hot 2 is comfortably powered by a Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with a memory of 2GB RAM. Anyway you look at it, that is a very impressive upgrade from Infinix Mobility. In practical terms, it means the smartphone has enough power to make sure the system and all apps operate smoothly and efficiently without the problem of freezes and lagging that is common.
The Infinix Hot 2 also features the Android 5.0, the lollipop, which is still the latest android until the Android 6, the Marshmallow, is released by Google on the latest Nexus devices.
With a 16GB internal storage that is expandable up to 32 with a microSD card, there is enough room to store all those videos and photos and other files you might want to save on the Infinix Hot 2
The battery is a bit of a disappointment though. With that kind of display resolution, one hopes that the 2200 mAh capacity of the battery won’t be a let down.
Other features are standard as is expected in these range of smartphones. It is a 3G, dual sim smartphone with connection speed of up to 21Mbps.
With all these specs (read more about the specs here) coupled with a price of 19,500 naira, no wonder Infinix mobility tagged the phone #theHottestOne in their sales campaign for the Infinix Hot 2. Another key fact about the phone is that it is the first Android One smartphone in the Infinix collection. So buying the Infinix Hot 2 is like buying a piece of history.
Verdict: at that price, with all those specs, I think I might just buy this phone. It has everything I need from a smartphone coupled with the fact that it can be rooted easily with kingroot software using a pc. And most importantly too, the Infinix Hot 2 will be updated to Android 6.0, Marshmallow, very soon according to the Infinix Mobility.