Another month, another device from Infinix.
— Infinix Nigeria (@InfinixNigeria) August 17, 2017
The new Infinix Hot 5 is meant to be a sequel to the Hot 4 released last year but the details of the device make me think it was released last year.
Well for starters, the display, processor (speed), memory, cameras, and battery are identical to what can be found on its predecessor.
- Network: 2G / 3G
- Display: 5.5 inches, IPS LCD Touchscreen display — (720 x 1280 px)
- Software: Android v7.0 (Nougat)
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU
- Memory: 1GB/2GB RAM | 16GB ROM
- Cameras: Front — 5 MP | Rear — 8MP
- Battery: 4000 mAh
- Price: Check today’s price
Software, Design, Display
The ‘new’ Hot is a dual SIM (as usual) device which runs on the Nougat flavor of Android (version 7.0) but with Infinix’s proprietary custom user interface — XOS.
In terms of build, the Infinx Hot 5 ships as a sturdily built plastic device with a 3d-textured back which can be gotten in an array of colors. The display, identical to last year’s hot, is a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a resulting pixel density of about 267 pixels per inch (267 PPI).
Performance, Hardware, Cameras
Under the hood sits a quad-core MediaTek chipset clocked at 1.3GHz paired with 2GB of RAM to handle tasks which you would be hauling at it. The Hot 5 Lite, a toned down version of the main Hot 5, features just a gigabyte of RAM.
Onboard storage aboard this device is 16GB (the standard now?) which, in the inevitable event of you needing more space, can be extended by a microSD card (up to 64GB). And no, you’re not sacrificing any SIM Slot for that.
The Hot 5 features a large Li-Ion battery for keeping the device alive.
“How large,” you say?
Well, 4000 mAh large.
And thanks to the fact that most features of this device are not power-hungry, that battery would be waayyy more than enough to get you through a whole day on a single charge. That is, of course, if you’re not HEAVILY gaming.
For security, the Hot 5 (Not the Hot 5 Lite) has a fingerprint scanner on the rear. I repeat: the Infinix Hot 5 Lite has NO fingerprint scanner.
Finally, the cameras on this device are modest, to say the least.
In front sits a 5MP lens and at the back, an 8.
Finally, finally (*grin*), a major highlight of the device is its dual front facing speakers (like those found on the smart (x5010)) which Infinix hopes to give you that “whole new cinematic feeling”.
Infinix Hot 5 Price in Nigeria
At as hitting publish, the Hot 5 (and Hot 5 Lite) has not gone on sale in Nigeria. When that happens, however, this article would be duly updated with the official price.
Update: The Hot 5 Lite can now be purchased online in Nigeria from N31,000.
Infinix Hot 5 Full Device Specifications
Here are the full essential details about the device…
Network and Software
|Operating System||Android v7.0 (Nougat)|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||154.8 x 77.7 x 8.35 mm|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Gold, Red, Turquoise|
|Display Size||5.5 inches|
|Display Type||IPS LCD Touchscreen|
|Display Resolution||720 x 1280 px|
Performance and Hardware
|Processor Name||MediaTek MT6580|
|Processor Type||1.3 GHz Quad-core CPU|
|SD Card Support||Yes (up to 64GB)|
|Front Camera||5 MP|
|Battery Capacity||4000 mAh|
Connectivity and Multimedia
|WiFi||Yes (802.11 b/g/n)|
|Loudspeaker||Yes (dual front facing speakers)|
Buy or Bye?
As seen above, the Hot 5 isn’t a major improvement over the Hot 4. In fact, only 3 things changed significantly …
- The software version,
- The design, and
- Inclusion of the front facing speakers
So if you already own the Hot 4, stick with it. If on the other hand, you’re looking for a cheap Android device with “just okay” cameras and superb battery life, then by all means, get this.
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