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First Impression: Android One’s Infinix Hot 2

The Infinix Hot 2 is a product of the partnership between Google’s Android One and Infinix to produce a pure and untainted version of the Android OS. It has previously in countries like India,

In those countries though, the specs of the phone seem to be lower than the Infinix Hot 2 with most of them having 1GB and 5MP with the exceptions being the Cherry Mobile One G1 and the General Mobile 4G, they are also the only 4G Android One devices. Below are the major specs.

OS: Android Lollipop, 5.1.1.

Network: 3G/2G

Memory: 16GB Internal Memory, 2GB RAM, Memory Card Slot.

Chipset: 1.3GHz quad-core Processor (MediaTek MT6580); GPU: Mali 400 MP

Display: 5.0″ screen, 720×1280 (293ppi)

Camera: 8MP (rear camera), 2MP (front camera)

The phone looks very much the Infinix Zero, the predecessor to the Infinix Hero. The specs are more or less the same too. The glossy/glassy feel makes it feel smooth in your hand but sometimes slippery too so you have to be careful with handling this one.

The screen resolution is 720×1280 so the display is nice but not vividly brilliant which is okay considering the price point.

The battery is a measly 2200mAh, I couldn’t go through a day without finding a way to charge it at some point considering my heavy usage – tweeting, music, chats on BBM.

The phone has no 4G so I am perpetually stuck between 3G and E. I saw G at some point and my heart jumped into my mouth. There is no option to set it permanently at 3G too unless you go technically by using the code *#*#4636#*#* and setting it to WCMDA only. Needless to say that this is not advised unless you have a little bit of technical know how.

The apps run very smoothly and without any noticeable lag even with about 10 apps running concurrently, not that I expected one especially since I am running the 2GB RAM version but you never can tell.

These are just the initial things I observed from my usage within the first two days. The full review will be out soon. Watch out for that.

Update: There was a minor security about two days ago.

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