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The Infinix Hot S Review: A Case Of "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover" Plus Ikeja, Lagos As Seen From Its Lens.

We had our misgivings with the front view of the Hot S given that it bore a similar resemblance to some of Infinix’s devices.  It also felt like Infinix didn’t have enough creative gumption.

Infinix Hot S desig

Can you name them?


 
But how did the Hot S fare in real-world performance?
P.S. This review is divided into 4 parts to break down the length. (Do let me know if I should stick to this or revert to the former method. Also, do share this after reading)
 

INFINIX HOT S REVIEW:

PART 1 – DISPLAY, XOS, & BOOT TESTS

BOOT TEST

Starting off on a bad note is the boot test, thanks to the animation that comes with the XOS, the Infinix Hot S takes about 61.8 seconds to power on, a lot more than it took the Camon C9.
Infinix Hot S XOS Chameleon
However, it fared better when powering it off.
Infinix Hot s Boot Test
The results saw Hot S taking the bottom role in the chart
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Overall, these are the top 3 fastest Mediatek phones when it comes to boot time.
boot time leaderboard
 


HOW GOOD IS THE DISPLAY?

A 5.2-inch screen might be disappointing to those with big hands, but for those that like em small and portable (Hi, there?), this is perfect.
Infinix Hot S spoilers
Its 5.2-inch display (720 x 1280 pixels) with a 320dpi meant that when indoors, you get vibrant colors from a user standpoint. Also, the sunlight visibility is way above average even when the brightness is set at minimum.
Infinix Hot S Display Comparison
Like I implied above, I noticed that the colors appeared a teeny-weeny bit saturated, but it still fared better than the Note 2.


INTRODUCING THE XOS

Recall that the Hot S debuted with the new XOS Chameleon based on Android Marshmallow? Chances are you would end up loving it, at least I did. I particularly loved the fact that the UI is clean, simple and very intuitive. Now, to the things that got me feeling this way??:
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1. There is now a new screen record right in the notification panel, this means you won’t have to install a third-party app.
Infinix_Hot_S_Notification_Panel
2.  The app drawer’s alphabetical arrangement for those who have so many apps installed. (Some of you might not like this, but I do)
Infinix Hot S alphabetical app drawer
3. The gorgeous looking wallpapers.
Infinix Hot S Wallpaper
 
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30 comments on “The Infinix Hot S Review: A Case Of "Don't Judge A Book By Its Cover" Plus Ikeja, Lagos As Seen From Its Lens.

  1. prime says:

    I don’t mind this new review pattern…. Gsm nd phone arena do it like this. It’s a beautiful review as always buh I won’t trust infinix for a while… My barely 6months old note 2is begining to piss me off.
    Any ideas if this new u.i ll come to older devices??
    Keep it up tobi-lee

  2. Anonymous says:

    I think they dropped the ball using this hybrid sim slot Sha ….. 16gig is mediocre this modern day. I wish phones like one plus 3 were readily available all over naija. Anyways…

  3. Victor Molokwu says:

    MissTechy is on steroids, I like this style ….
    Can’t read this on the road, I must get home or be relaxed while reading it…..
    Dalu!

  4. Bodexowen says:

    It was like watching Episode 1 to 5?. It’s really nice MissTechy at least we know what a page entails by just reading the top post content. Keep it up please??. To me the Hot S is a worthy mid-ranger but please help tell infinix to take it slow with the price gap between each Hot series

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, THIS NEW WAY OF REVIEW IS WELL RECEIVED BY ME AS THAT’S BEEN MOI MOST PREFERRED FORMAT.
    TO ME, HOT 3 IS NOT IT, I DON’T LIKE IT. WAITING FOR NOTE 3 PRO…

    1. 2bisomeone says:

      guys check out the upcoming infinix note 3.. infinix nailed it gbam! here is the link it has been launched in kenya….https://www.jumia.co.ke/infinix-note-3-x601-6-16gb-2gb-ram-13mp-camera-gold-207599.html… m so excited! can’t wait to lay my hands on it..

  6. zita says:

    Your new review pattern is cool. The hot s is cool too

  7. Adeniji Micheal says:

    Badass Review I Must Say… Ever since has been on this site have never seen a badass review like this. My rating on this phone is 7/10 .. Nice Review Miss

  8. Cirphrank says:

    Excellent review. ?
    ?
    Meanwhile, please, biko, stop breaking posts into pages, not cool.

  9. The review pattern is not bad. Like seriously, I like detailed review(and I think that is how review should be).
    To make it better, I think you should summarize your review in the first page, (*in Shege’s voice*) garnish it with a liru bit of suspense. There hereafter, digging it deep, it will make people know what is ahead.
    But wait oh! there is cheating oh, you didn’t explore InnJoo two as deep as this. Your review made me kind of loose interest in it(tho I compared it somewhere else).
    About the Infinix Hot S, with your reviews, the phone makes sense. I don’t really know what this manufacturers are up to with this Hybrid Sim of a thing.
    Misstechy, this is really a great job here, your posts are never boring, with emojis and funny pix. Thumbs up ma’am! Bigger you grow, higher you go!

  10. king_adewusi says:

    This new review pattern is great, I like the fact that it’s divided into parts and various features about the device are been reviewed extensively
    Thumbs up Misstechy
    The things I dislike in this device are: the ram: just 1.1gb usabe and also the hybrid sim is so fucked up
    Can’t wait for the comparison with C9

  11. Kasy says:

    Miss Techy and these her awesome reviews sef..

  12. Hello guys and hello miss techy. Well your review was awwwwwwessssome. And also ur new pattern of review.it is just too awwwwwwessssome….will be like you very soon. I might be your competitor..LOL

  13. 2bisomeone says:

    guys check out the upcoming infinix note 3.. infinix nailed it gbam! here is the link it has been launched in kenya….https://www.jumia.co.ke/infinix-note-3-x601-6-16gb-2gb-ram-13mp-camera-gold-207599.html… m so excited! can’t wait to lay my hands on it..

  14. Chukwuyem says:

    nice review, love ur style…

  15. Attahiru Zubairu says:

    Well this is an average review taking a leaf from engadgets, phone arena, and other international bloggers. The biggest problem with this review is that you failed to realize that smartphones are mainly bought for browsing on the internet. So any review that fails to talk on the phone performance on the net will be highly inconclusive. You did not mention the kryboard performance and placement, size and space of characters for a 5.2 inch phone etc.

  16. Emy says:

    Nice post, fully detailed.

  17. Ayotunde says:

    Lovely review… I prefer everything on one page sha… It’s easier to read. You may just label each sub section like you’ve done on each page, but all the review on single page for me. Following your site like bees on nectar.

  18. thattechboy says:

    Nice phone with good specs. Give me infinix anytime, any day and I will thank you.

  19. Charles Nwaeke says:

    This is how to write a review. Very detailed and easy to understand. Thank you.

  20. Charles Nwaeke says:

    This is how to write a review. Well detailed. One page will be better. The Hot S is a great phone for people that don’t like 5.5+ inch devices. I won’t buy it because of the 1 SIM and 1 SD issue. Nice review once again

  21. Josh says:

    Was that #45,5000*??
    Correct that missie…

    1. funbi says:

      Pls has d price increase or decrease @ Josh

    2. debby says:

      Pls o has d price change @josh

  22. Nice review, but i think you got two points wrong. The resolution is actually 1920 x 1080 and has a 424 PPI

  23. Michael Bozimo says:

    This style of review is very good.

  24. Anonymous says:

    Comment Text*infinix @ 300 cedis hala me..0554457739 whatsapp

  25. Emerson says:

    The 6Gb available to the user is too poor nii, but anyways theres nothing ROOTING cant do, and thankfully am not a big fan of SD Cards. For a FHD resolution and a 64bit processor I can forgive those shortcomings.

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