Infinix Hot 2 - Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria

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Google carefully introduced the android 1 program to Africa by partnering with Infinix Mobility to produce one of the cheapest smartphones in the market today: the Infinix Hot 2.

Android 1 is a standard created by Google for Android phones mainly targeted at people buying their first smartphone in developing countries. Android one smartphones, unlike other smartphones run the original Android OS without any modification by the smartphone manufacturer.

Infinix Hot 2 is a beautiful and colourful budget smartphone with killer features like a 2GB RAM running on a 1.3GHz Quad Core processor, an 8MP camera and an inbuilt 16GB storage space all for just N19,500. Its Android Lollipop battery saver feature is designed to give you an extra 90min before you run out of battery.

Infinix Hot 2 is no doubt one of the most powerful smartphones in Nigeria in its price range but it's not perfect. If you're a regular Android user, expect some surprises on this phone. Infinix Hot 2 runs raw Android without any customization so most normal apps like a file manager, a phone gallery app or a video player might be missing when you setup the phone for the first time but this can be quickly corrected by downloading apps from Google play store.

Also, rooting this phone is a bad idea. It may interfere with the regular update of the Android OS and since the phone is programmed to update its OS automatically, rooting may affect the operation of the phone.

Key Features:

  • OS: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Android One)
  • CPU: 1.3GHz Quad-core Processor
  • Screen: 5.0 inch
  • RAM: 1GB and 2GB versions
  • Memory: 16GB internal memory; microSD up to 32 GB
  • Camera: 8 megapixel Rear Camera. 2 megapixel front camera
  • SIM: Dual Mini SIM
  • Status: Available in Nigeria. Released August 2015
  • Price: ₦28,000 @Konga; ₦21,000 @Jumia
  • Click here to buy this phone from Jumia
  • Click here to buy this phone from Konga

Infinix Hot VS Infinix Hot 2

The main difference between the Infinix Hot and the Hot 2 is the operating system. Infinix Hot comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat while the Hot 2 is an Android One phone with the latest Android version (5.1.1 Lollipop). The 8MP back camera of the Hot 2 is also an upgrade from the 5MP back camera of the Hot.

More Specs:

General:

  • Colours: Black, White, Blue, Red, Gold
  • Operating System: Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Android One)
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core Processor
  • RAM: 1GB and 2GB versions
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity

Networks:

  • 2G: GPRS, EDGE
  • 3G: HSDPA
  • 4G: No
  • SIM: Dual Mini SIM

Display:

  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Size: 5.0 inches

Camera:

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Video Recording: Yes
  • Front Camera: 2 MP

Internet/data/Connectivity:

  • GPRS: Yes
  • EDGE: Yes
  • HSDPA: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • MicroUSB: v2.0
  • NFC: No

Memory:

  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • Memory Card Support: up to 32 GB microSD

Messaging:

  • SMS
  • MMS
  • email
  • Instant messaging
  • Push email

Battery:

  • Type: Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
  • Standby Time:
  • Talk Time:

Other features:

  • Browser: HTML

Price:

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