By Paul Adepoju
Infinix Hot is nothing like the high-end Samsung Galaxy smartphones, it is not in the same league as Nokia Lumia devices either, it is a simple device that allows you to perform basic smartphone functions at a pocket-friendly cost without the associated risks of using a very expensive device in Lagos or any Nigerian city.
The simple smartphone has a 5-inch screen which is handy and can be comfortably held or kept in the pocket. It has an incredibly light felt and could be firmly gripped. The casing is made of unusually strong plastic. I dropped it severally just to determine how strong it is, I picked it up every time with no single scratch.
The screen resolution is however not the best you can get in the market, but it’s okay enough considering the cost and you can get better pictures when you use it in broad day light. The device also comes with a changeable back cover which you can switch for the unique type that glows at night.
The smartphone supports two SIM cards – a micro-SIM card and a mini SIM card. It runs on Android Kitkat version.
It has a 5MP primary camera that could be operated using hand gestures, the front facing ‘selfie’ camera is pegged at 2MP and it is good enough when there is adequate lighting in the environment.
The 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor ensures games, apps, browsing and other operations run smoothly on the device which also comes with a preinstalled Konga.com shopping app.
The new Infinix Hot has an internal memory of 16GB that could be expanded to 32GB and a 1GB RAM size.
Concerning the battery, its longevity is, as expected, largely dependent on what you are doing. The 2000mAh battery will only last few hours if you are heavy phone user that connects to the 3G mobile internet. But if you largely connect via WiFi, then it would much longer – a whole day sometimes.
While techies would note the absence of Gorilla glass and LED light, those that would enjoy the device are individuals who just want a device that can do basic stuffs and is easy to use. To them, RAM and screen resolution are big words.
With free delivery service to anywhere in the country by Konga.com, Infinix Hot represents a paradigm shift in the Nigerian smartphone market – a lesson to other manufacturers that although it is good to make devices that do cool stuffs, it is sometimes better to just make everything simple, less cumbersome but more importantly, very affordable.