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Unboxing the Infinix Hot 5 — Infinix's First Mobile Cinema Device: Is The Price Good Enough? 360-Degree View Included.

I have the Infinix Hot 5 in the building, the latest device in the Hot series which Infinix is touting as the Mobile cinema.

On the specs side of things, the major upgrade is with the cinematic experience you get thanks to the Dual speakers in front that is powered by the Dirac 3D stereo. But is that good enough?

Well, you’d find that out in the full review which should be up tomorrow, yes, I am pulling an all nighter.
But first, the UNBOXING.
 

THE INFINIX HOT 5 UNBOXING


The Hot 5 has the same packaging as the Hot 4, but with a different color scheme and as for the accessories:

You have the usual suspects:

But Infinix has included a ring holder that can be attached to the back of the device and can also be used to position the phone.


INFINIX HOT 5 UNBOXING: SAY HI TO INFINIX’S MOBILE CINEMA

 

DESIGN:

I got the Apple green color variant, but the Hot 5 also comes in white, gold, black, and red.

 
I do love how shiny the color looks, but the white in front and the green at the back makes me look like a patriotic Nigerian.

Although some might argue that the Nigerian flag has a different color shade.

 


WHAT IS DIFFERENT AND WHAT IS NOT?

The first thing that caught my attention is the dual speakers in front of the device which is powered by Dirac.


You also have the 5MP front facing camera, similar to the Hot 4’s, this has also been paired with a soft light flash.

Then there is the obvious-looking sensor.
Looking downwards, Infinix has replaced the physical buttons on the Hot 4 with soft buttons on the Hot 5.

Beneath all of that is the Micro USB port:

And on top of that is the 3.5mm earphone jack:

At the back, you have a removable back cover.

Inside that seats the dual SIM card slot (No 4G LTE support) as well as the MicroSD card slot, expandable up to 64GB.

Still on the back, you have the 8MP back facing camera with dual LED flash

You still have the fingerprint sensor and the textured back that was spotted on the Hot 4 which allows for a firm grip.

As for the general feel, the Hot 5 is slimmer than the Hot 4. When it comes to buttons, they have all been placed to the right side of the device.


So, how much does this weigh?
Slightly lighter than the Hot 4, this comes in at 168g

As opposed to the Hot 4’s 175g.

 


POWERING ON THE HOT 5

The Hot 5 uses Android 7.0 out of the box and Infinix is promising that you’d get 1 free update.

So, that means you are likely going to get Android Oreo with the Hot 5. The XOS 2.2 is also used here.

Finally, on the storage side of things, you have about 9.39GB left.

So, there you have it! Like I said, I’d be pulling an all nighter with the Hot 5, so let me know what you want to see in the full review which would be up tomorrow.

In the meantime, does this look like a good second device or a main device? Remember that this has a price tag of N35,000.

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28 comments on “Unboxing the Infinix Hot 5 — Infinix's First Mobile Cinema Device: Is The Price Good Enough? 360-Degree View Included.

  1. Ayorhay says:

    Wow! You’re an excellent blogger, i like your blogging style, very creative & different from others. By the way, I really love this device, i wish to purchase one soon.

  2. Kenny says:

    well, How long does that battery last? How good is that 8MP back camera, I wanna see it in low-light conditions. and what is the mobile cinema feature all about?
    kenster.k from Instagram

  3. Rapsowdee says:

    NO 4G ???
    This is 2017 infinix !!!!!!

  4. Adeshola says:

    Looks good. Didn’t know the back was removable though. We’ll be waiting on the review.

  5. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, I THINK ITS A FAIR DEVICE. FOR THE PURCHASING POWER OF AN AVERAGE NIGERIAN, ITS GOOD AS MAIN DRIVER.
    WHAT I WANT TO SEE TOMORROW IS THE GAMING PERFORMANCE, THE SPEAKERS’ FINENESS WHILE GAMING, LISTENING TO MUSIC 🎶 AND WATCHING MOVIES 🎥. THEN, THE BATTERY AND OF COURSE, BENCHMARKS…

  6. Al-amin Momoh says:

    Misstechy we need a review like for the tecno spark plus K9 when it’s out for sale.. thank u!
    I use d hot 4, I bought it after reading ur review on it last year and now I don’t see the difference between hot 4 n hot 5.
    No 4G?
    Moved the back speaker in hot 4 to d front on hot 5.
    Same professor, camera, XOS2.2.
    Anybody using hot 4 that goes for this phone should be advised to call their village people to leave their life alone.

  7. nameless says:

    what does one free update mean? are there paid updates?

    1. Anonymous says:

      It means you are get only one free google update as opposed to two promised by premium brands.

    2. Adeshola says:

      Some of these OEMs don’t have the resources to keep throwing out OTA updates for their devices. That free update means you can easily upgrade the Hot 5 phone to Oreo once it’s available through Infinix without rooting or flashing with a custom ROM.

  8. Esther says:

    finally… can’t wait for the full review

  9. EMJ says:

    hey Missy, nice work… I’d like to know what quality it takes videos in… and a live demo with a high quality game… just to know if it lags or sth

  10. EMJ says:

    hey Missy, nice work… I’d like to know what quality it takes videos in… and a live demo with a high quality game… just to know if it lags or sth

  11. Victor says:

    Not good that the hot series is still stuck with the 8mp nd not trying out 13mp, NO 4G!!

  12. Laide says:

    Misstechy I want a video review please. I miss your face already.

  13. I am interested in the quality of pictures and video
    and in the price of the phone.
    I am looking to purchase a couple of them, hopefully.

  14. Emerson says:

    At this point all I can think of is How this phone is different from the Hot 4 and should I bother to upgrade if I already have the 4?

  15. George Jinn says:

    I would like to see how the battery performs; how fast it charges and how long a full charge would last. Also like to see how the processor handles graphic intensive game. Keep up the good work Misstechy.

    1. Jay says:

      Am a user of hot 4lite the battery is bomb it takes me a day and half when charged

  16. Gabs says:

    I got the phone some weeks back. It’s lighter,beautiful and portable compare to hot 5.

  17. chukwuma okereke says:

    Nice one… Good for the budget price

  18. Jay says:

    Do not underestimate the power of the ear piece it hits like u hell with equalizer on the phone u will enjoy ur music life to the fullest, pictures qualities another bomb…

  19. Anoynymous says:

    Since when did they start selling OTA updates, i think wat dey should say is one update and not making it sound like we re meant 2 buy it. Misstechy, still wating 4 d review

  20. Kelvin says:

    Phone definitely not for gamers like us. I’m still looking forward to getting the note4 pro.

    1. Norman says:

      Note 4 pro still wont cut it for gaming. Aim for camon CX pro, zero 4 or phantom 6

  21. Phone37 says:

    Interesting review. Your approach to phone industry is really lovely.

  22. Anonymous says:

    i wana get this phone bt i want to knw if the screen protector and pouch are in the market..does the phone com wit a pouch

  23. Emmanuel says:

    Infinix should grow up and stop all this 1G Ram device
    For me they are more than this
    Nice review i must say
    To all Infinix Hot 5 users, the below link will be helpful
    How To Root Infinix Hot 5

  24. Emmanuel says:

    Hey there Missy, I’d like to know if the hot 5 has a led notification sensor and how to fix the ring holder.

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