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Unboxing The Infinix Hot S, Infinix's First Lifestyle Smartphone.

The buzz for the Infinix Hot S has been on the high side, probably because it has been touted as the first lifestyle smartphone. Now the question is, what is a Lifestyle smartphone?
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I don’t have a direct answer to that question, now, but what I do have is a detailed unboxing review of the latest device from Infinix.


INFINIX HOT S SPECS RUNDOWN

Infinix Hot S specs
 


SHOW ME THE PACKAGE

One thing I noticed with the package is that the shape is  different from other Infinix packages.
infinix Hot 3 package
The color scheme is another deviation, instead of white, you have a creamy-like color.


 A PEEK INSIDE THE BOX

The first thing you will see upon unboxing is the Infinix Hot S in its 5.2 inches glory
Infinix Hot S package 2
Further digging reveals the accessories which contain all that technical literature none of us will ever read, along with a charger, USB cable and a pair of earphones.
Infinix Hot S Accessories


MEET THE INFINIX HOT S IN ITS 360 FORM


Straight out of the box, into my hands: DESIGN & BUILD

If you take a quick look at the Hot S, you might think it looks  like another well-known Hot series.
 
Infinix Hot s display
With that said, the 5.2-inch HD IPS device is quite slim, measuring in at only 8.1 mm. It also feels very well-made.
Infinix Hot S Slim
Another thing you will notice is its weight which is at 140g thereby making the device feel light despite its build.
Infinix Hot S weight
Lastly, my review unit is of the Champagne gold variety, but you also have the  Med Blue/ Glossy Silver/ Berlin Gray/ Rose Gold variants.


ALL THE VIEWS

LEFT SIDE VIEW
The left side houses the SIM card tray which has some similarities to the InnJoo Fire 2,
Infinix Hot S simcard slot
Which means that you can either have 2 micro SIMs OR 1 Micro SIM + MicroSD cardInfinix Hot S card tray
A major bummer?
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RIGHT SIDE VIEW
On the right, you have both the volume buttons and power button.
Infinix Hot S speaker placement
TOP AND BOTTOM VIEWS
The earphone jack is located on top
Infinix Hot S earphone jack
While the charging port and dual speaker grills can be seen beneath.
Infinix Hot S speaker
 


CAMERAS, SENSORS, AND BUTTONS

On the front of the device seats the 8MP front-facing camera with a 1.4 µm ultra pixel technology and front soft-light selfie flash. (P.S. No notification sensor). The lens has a 120° wide angle shot, so you can fit more people in your selfies
Infinix Hot S spoilers
You also have the capacitive buttons which give you more screen space.
Infinix Hot S capacitive buttons
I don’t know if anyone shares the same view, but I think the back view of the Hot S reminds me of the Phantom 5. It is non-removable, by the way.
Infinix Hot S lifestyle
There’s a 13-megapixel camera that lacks OIS but comes with a dual-tone LED flash.
Infinix Hot S back facing camera
Finally, you have one of the USPs of the Hot S placed below the dual flash
Infinix Hot S finger print
 


SPOILERS

We all know that the device comes with Android Marshmallow, but powering on the device gives you the first introduction to the latest version of the XOS which has some cool display features
Infinix Hot S spoilers
 
Of course, we will find out during the comprehensive review whether this OS version proves to be a worthy replacement.


GIF CONCLUSIONS

Is this a DDG device? (Drop dead gorgeous)
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Based on the price, did it leave a good first impression?
 
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OVERALL

The back view of the Hot S made up for the lack of significant design changes in front. However, one of the issues I had with the unboxing of the device is the Hybrid SIM card slot which might not augur well with a lot of people. There is also the absence of the notification sensor. Other hiccups and perks would be reviewed in the full review, so stay glued.
Infinix Hot S final
 
Based on the unboxing, has the Hot S  won you over?

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41 comments on “Unboxing The Infinix Hot S, Infinix's First Lifestyle Smartphone.

  1. Knight says:

    Hellllll NO! Sticking with my Note2 LTE

    1. Titi says:

      ? but you are angry oh ? .. why the hate?

  2. kay says:

    Its like they are reducing the quality of their phone or is it lack of creativity for infinix

    1. Kay says:

      How come there’s another “Kay” :/

      1. kay says:

        Lol, u got me laughing

      2. Hope says:

        Kay of techviews, any other one na counterfeit

  3. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I THINK THIS IS A TEST FOR THE UPCOMING NOTE 3,I’VE READ ABOUT THE SPEC AND THE BUILD OF THAT,BECAUSE UNTIL I DID, I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THIS HOT S, BUT HAVEN SEEN THAT, I NOW KNOW THE PHILOSOPHICAL REASON FOR THIS. ITS A NICE DEVICE FOR THOSE WHO CAN USE 5.1/2 ” SCREEN. FOR ME, NOTHING LESS THAN 5.5″…

  4. Donex says:

    The back looks lovely buh the front is so stale. Really disapointed. No led light and those whitish capacitive buttons ar old skul. Infinix messed up yet again

  5. Victor Molokwu says:

    That’s my next device… amen!

  6. zita says:

    Did you say DDG? The device is not even gorgeous and the hybrid sim slot is not helping.

    1. Victor Molokwu says:

      I just noticed that hybrid sim slot..it doesn’t make sense. Just messed up my excitement.

      1. Titi says:

        That means you didn’t read the article ?

    2. 2bisomeone says:

      to me, the device is gorgeous and one; before you complain about anything in a device first use your sense of logical reasoning to determine the reasons for some seemingly odd placements in any device.

    3. 2bisomeone says:

      to me, the device is smashingly gorgeous. And before you complain about some seemingly odd placements on any device first try to use your sense of reasoning to determine the factors affecting the placements…

  7. Adeniji Micheal says:

    Cool device for a mid-range lovers…… The ba3 tho is a bit small 4 me..

  8. Lighternote says:

    Arghhhhh!….I think I’ll pass!…

  9. Adedotun Osi-Efa says:

    great device love u misstechy

  10. Damilola Oyetayo says:

    Does it really have two speaker grills? or it’s just a gimmick like that of the boom J8

  11. 2bisomeone says:

    An amazing device from Infinix. The metallic body is awesome and kinda gives it a premium look. Can’t wait for the review.. And lest I forget…. Awesome unboxing@misstechy..

  12. Abuku Orode says:

    Won me ke! Im chilling to see all the hiccups oo…. I’m mot yet convinced.

  13. Anonymous says:

    How much does this cost?

  14. Cirphrank says:

    The rate @which phones are going light nowadays is scaring the wits outta my skin.

  15. Lanre says:

    Going light as in??

  16. Harrie says:

    Umm everything else checks out, but I see two major slip-ups. First is the internal memory, Infinix generally make her way through launching 16GB ROM devices, doesn’t go well with my peak *gamey-geeeky persona, least not anymore. A device running Android M requires the user on first start-up to select a default storage for app installation, 16GB of which approx 11GB available for such purpose cant exactly fill the gaming ego and still run over not excluding em fellas who dig HVGA or standard QVGA games. Aaaand second, the major bummer, the dual sim thingy, well if the ROM were to be classic, that! I wouldn’t fret about.
    #JustSaying
    Cherrio

  17. Samm says:

    I just lost interest… ?
    The front looks exactly the same as my boring, old Hot Note except for the bigger front camera…
    The hybrid Sim slot is the last thing I’ll ever think of using right now…
    There goes my plans to gets this device…
    Maybe I’ll just go for Camon C9 or wait for Note 3 or start a crowd-funding program to buy a Samsung Note 7? (you’re all invited to join… Lol)
    Naijatechs.com

  18. Odira says:

    Nice review. The idea of sacrificing second sim for an SD card is really bad.

  19. Tuke Morgan says:

    I put up my unboxing video on this phone yesterday. It’s my first tech review so it’s enlightening to see the style in which tech pro’s like you review devices. The sim card vs SD Card tradeoff is kinda sad, but everything else has been pretty positive.
    http://www.tukesquest.com

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Yayyyy Tuke, just checked it out. Go girl! I love it!

  20. Godspower says:

    o.m.g infinix wont kill someone oo, look this phone first very nice and the side inches got my attention woow.

  21. Tee says:

    does the lack of OIS bother anybody else?

  22. Sef says:

    Great info. However I need help with my hot S. I changed my lock screen wallpaper to my picture. But I want to reset it to the magazine lock screen. Can anyone help me?

    1. Tobi Ayeni says:

      Hi Sef,it is quite simple. Just go to settings – security – then select magazine lock screen. Once there, toggle the on/off button if it is greyed out

      1. Sef says:

        Great. It worked. Thank you Toni.

  23. anu says:

    Hope snapchat can work perfectly on it. And what is ios? Didn’t understand that tho. Miss techy?

  24. heldy says:

    it’s lovely but is the body scratchless.

  25. moris says:

    the infinix hot s and the tecno boom j8, which is better?

  26. Anonymous says:

    How many Sim slot

  27. Anonymous says:

    How many Sim slot, in Infinix Hot S.

  28. Wow, I sold mine few weeks ago.
    I enjoyed the phone and still miss it.

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