Infinix Hot S Gsmarena Specifications, Features and Price

Infinix Hot S Gsmarena, Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria: Infinix mobility has released several devices in the Zero, Hot and Hot Note series, and the Hot S is the latest series. It is also known as Infinix X521, and the 'S' is an abbreviation for 'Shot'. On first thought, one may think this device is primarly built for selfie enthusiasts because of its name, Shot; and it is. This series would represent a class of  “camera centric” devices from Infinix Mobility. As the first device in this series, the Infinix Hot S exhibits strength, style and beauty hence, we should expect more classy devices from future members of this series.

Infinix Hot S Specifications, Features and Price
Infinix Hot S 

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For the first and only device in this series (at the time of post publication), the Infinix Hot S has innovative features not found on devices in other series. These Include a fingerprint sensor, dual LED flashlight and Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS. Highlights of this device are its camera, operating system, processor and finger print scanner. Below, a review of the specifications and price of the Infinix Hot 'Shot' has been given.

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Overview Features

Display and Build

The Infinix Hot S features a 5.2 inch IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and pixel density of 424PPI. There is no protection from cracks or scratches on the screen with the use of either a Corning gorilla screen or DragonTrail screen. One collision with the ground could give the screen another design, not a beautiful one at that http://emoticony.leestone.co.uk/emoticons_standard/smile-big.png.

The Hot S body is made from metal to give it durability and a premuim design. It weighs 140g and has a dimension of 148.8*73.2*8.1mm (height x width x thickness). Its light weight, not too big display and slim body makes it easy to handle even with one hand and to carry about. At its dimension, the Hot S is slightly thicker than some ultra slim smartphones and its build is solid as it needs to be. 

It is available in different color options of rose gold, gold, black, silver, and blue. On closer inspection, the Infinix Hot S looks alot like the IPhone 6 especially from its rear. At its rear, is a fingerprint scanner that gives the phone an extra layer of security. With this fast and responsive scanner, one can unlock, answer calls and shoot a picture using their unique fingerprint. 

Processor and OS

Infinix Hot S is powered by a 64-bit Kirin 650 SoC processor with processing speed of 1.3GHz and MALI-T720 GPU for graphics. Based on RAM options, there are two variants of the Hot S. Each variant features 2GB of RAM with 16GB Internal memory storage and 3GB of RAM with 16GB Internal memory storage respectively. Both RAMs can allow several apps and games to be run simultaneously with little or no lagging, and the processor with its fast processing speed can provide an acceptable level of performance. The Internal memory on both variants is expandable upto 128GB via microSD card, but one of the SIM card slots is used for the microSD card. Users will have to make a choice of either using the slot for their memory card or a second SIM card.

The Infinix Hot S runs on Infinix's new user Interface ‘XOS chameleon’ on top Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The customized user Interface helps in enhancing and maximizing space, battery and data and it also provides management tools which allows users to customize the phone to suit their taste. With the Android 7.0 Nougat being announced already, the Hot S would've been said to have the lastest Android OS. Nevertheless, it is the first smartphone from Infinix to have come preloaded with the Android version 6.0.


The Infinix Hot S features an 8MP front camera with LED Flash and a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash. This would also be the first smartphone from Infinix to feature dual LED Flashlights. Both cameras equipped with LED flashes ensure clear and vibrant pictures are captured in low-light conditions. The rear camera with its 120 degree wide viewing angle will allow more people (upto 6) to be captured in group selfies without being cropped out. Other features of these cameras that make for great pictures include: beauty filters, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, auto HDR, and panorama.

Battery and Connectivity

The battery capacity of the Infinix Hot S is 3000mAh. This battery with support for fast charging and the XOS power saving modes will help to ensure users of this smartphone enjoy precious moments for a longer period of time. According to Infinix Mobility, this battery can support talk time upto 27hours on 2G and 15hours on 3G. On standby time, they will have upto 192hours while using dual sim card and 337hours on 2G, 337hours on 3G, 245hours on 4G while using one sim card.

THe Hot S supports dual SIM with dual Standby where the second SIM slot is also used as the memory card slot. Users will have to choose between using a SIM and a memory card or using two SIMs without a memory card. Also, the battery and back cover of the Hot S are non removable. Other connectivity options on this device include  4G, 3G, Wi-Fi , Bluetooth v4.1, USB and A-GPS. Its sensors include accelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope, proximity, and ambient light sensors.

Apps and Games

The Hot S comes pre-installed with several apps like Magic movie. This app allow users to make a movie of any length. Social media apps like Facebook, Instagram and Palmchat also come pre-installed..

Infinix Hot S X521 Specs

The Information contained in the table below is based on the specifications of Infinix Hot S X521 provided on Infinix Mobility's website.



Form factorTouchscreen
ColorsChampagne Gold/ Med Blue/ Glossy Silver/
Berlin Gray/ Rose Gold



Type IPS Touch Display
Size 5.2-inches
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel Density 424ppi


Memory And OS

Card slot microSD, up to 128 GB
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmalllow
ProcessorsOcta-core Cortex 1.3GHz, 64bit



Featuresgeo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,
 Auto HDR, panorama
Video1080p HD Video.



Talk Time
Standby Time

3000mAh Li-Ion battery
2G 27h / 3G 15h
Dual SIM 192h
One SIM card 337h(2G) 337h(3G) 245h(4G)




BluetoothYes v4.2
Wireless ChargingNo
SIMDual micro SIM (hybrid slot)


Other Features

SensorsAccelerometer, fingerprint, gyroscope,
 proximity, Compass/ Magnetometer,
 Ambient light sensor

Price and Availability

In Nigeria, the Infinix Hot S is available and can be purchased from reputable online stores in the country. Infinix Hot S Price in Nigeria ranges between ₦45,500 to  ₦65,000, depending on your locaation and the model you want to purchase.

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Tecno Camon C9 VS. Infinix Hot S

When one handles the Infinix Hot S, the first phone they would likely compare it with is the Tecno camon C9 that has been making waves on the Internet and still is. These two devices being released in the same year but few months apart seem to compete with one another in terms of design, camera, performance and battery.

Comparing the specifications of Infinix Hot S with Tecno Camon C9 that are both within the same price range, these two have similar features like the same Internal memory storage (expandable on both), rear camera resolution, OS, fingerprint sensor and battery capacity. With their Innovative dual LED flashes, both devices are camera centric.

The C9's front camera might outperform the Hot S's front camera because of its higher resolution. But like they say, the quality of a picture does not entirely depend on the number of resolution of the capturing camera, hopefully, the reverse might be the case. There's also a screen protection (Corning gorrilla glass) on the C9 which is absent on the Hot S, this might not be such a good trade for most people that do not like cracks on their screen.

More RAM on the second variant of the Hot S, the same resolution on a smaller display and higher pixel density would mean words and Images will be presented in more details and the battery would be drained at a slower pace on the Hot S than on the C9. Lets not forget, the Hot S at 8.1mm is slimmer than the said Ultra slim C9 and its camera has a wider viewing angle (120 degrees) than the C9's camera (83 degrees). This means the Hot S will capture more people in a group than the C9. For all these, the Hot S goes for a lesser price. 

Which would you go for, the Tecno Camon C9 or the Infinix Hot S?

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Tech Lass's Verdict:

 Looking at the camera specs of the Infinix Hot S that allows users to capture their best moment in the vivid clarity, it definitely answers to its name 'Shot'. This device features an amazing build, design and an acceptable level of performance to give a good user experience and hence, make this device an actual 'HOT SHOT'.


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