Infinix Hot 5 (also known as Infinix X559) is another mid-range smartphone from the Hong-Kong phone maker – Infinix Mobility. The phone came with a smaller variant known as Infinix Hot 5 Lite. The two Hot 5 devices have very similar specs with just two differences; RAM capacity and availability of fingerprint scanner.
With the release of Infinix Hot 5 and Hot 5 Lite, Infinix is obviously turning more attention to the low-end market, the Hot 5 was meant to succeed the Infinix Hot 4 and have more improved specifications. But the only major improvement in the new Infinix Hot 5 is the upgraded Android version.
Infinix Hot 5 Key features
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
- 4G LTE: NO
- Screen Size : 5.5 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (264 PPI)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex, Mediatek MT6580
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB.
- External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 8MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 5MP with LED flash
- Battery: 4000 mAh
Infinix Hot 5 Features Overview
Front side of the Infinix Hot 5 is occupied by a 5.5 inches screen with HD display. It’s resolution is at 720 by 1280 pixels with a 264 PPI (Pixels Per-square Inch).
Quad-core cortex processor with a speed of 1.3 GHz is what you have at the Central Processing Unit of the device. The Hot 5 X559 uses a Mediatek MT6580 chipset and a 2GB RAM is there to see to your multi-tasking needs.
Infinix Hot 5 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat which is customized with the Infinix XOS. The XOS UI provides for more interactive user experience with innovative features such as custom themes, Multi Account, and Freezer while also reducing impact on battery life.
At of the back of the Hot 5 sits an 8 megapixels camera with single LED flash, the front camera uses 5 megapixels camera and also has a LED flash positioned to help maximize image quality in dark conditions.
On-board storage on the device is 16GB with option to expand using a micro SD card to up to 32GB if the user requires more storage space. Infinix Hot 5 is a dual Micro SIM Android smartphone and supports dual standby but there is no 4G network option. There might be an LTE version of the Hot 5 X559 just as we saw with the Infinix Hot 4.
The Hot 5 is equipped with an impressive 4000 mAh non-removable battery in the powerhouse, it reportedly has a talk-time of 24 to 35 hours and even more standby time of 837 hours.
Infinix Hot 5 X559 use a plastic back cover with a crystal-like pattern that gives the phone a more sizzling look while also improving phone handling. The device has five distinctive color variants; Fine Gold, San-stone Black, White, Lemon and Red colors. There’s a back-mounted fingerprint scanner for more secured and faster unlocking of the device.
Infinix Hot 5 price in Nigeria ranges from 36,500 naira to 42,000 naira which commands about 140 USD going by the current exchange rate (prices might vary based on your region or location). The Infinix Hot 5 device can be purchase via some online and offline stores.
Buy Infinix Hot 5 – Price: ksh 10,199 | NGN 38,900
Other Phones to Consider
Going with the features of Hot 5, Infinix Hot 4 Pro will be a good alternative to the Infinix Hot 5 but you will need to upgrade the device if you want to enjoy Android 7.0 Nougat
Infinix S2 Pro and Infinix Hot S are likewise good alternatives if you happen not to like the Infinix Hot 5. You may also want to consider its Lite version: Infinix Hot 5 Lite or other entry level devices like the Tecno spark K7 and Infinix Smart, they will make good alternative to the Infinix Hot 5.
Infinix Hot 5 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)|
|SIM||Dual Micro SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Expected: August 2017|
|Dimensions||– 154.8 by 77.7 by 8.35 mm
– Weight: 168g
|Colors||Fine Gold, San-stone Black, White, Lemon and Red colors|
|Type||HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors|
|Size||5.5 inches, 1280 x 720 pixels, 264 Pixels Per-square Inch|
MEMORY AND OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 32GB|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat (with XOS)|
|Processors||– Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU
– Mediatek MT6580 chipset
– Mali GPU
|Alert types||Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones|
– Dual front speaker
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.0, A2DP|
|USB||5pin micro-USB 2.0 (supports OTG)|
|Primary||– 8 MP, autofocus, single-LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
|Secondary||5MP Camera with LED flash|
|Capacity||4000mAh Li-Ion battery|
|Stand-by||Upto 837 hours|
|Talk time||24 to 35 hours|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Fingerprint and Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About 36,000 naira– 42,000 naira (140 USD) – unconfirmed|