Infinix Hot S Review & Price In Kenya

Infinix Hot S (X521)
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Infinix Hot S is the first phone in the Infinix Hot series that costs more than 10K.  A quick look at its features reveals why it is the most expensive smartphone in the Infinix Hot series. The Hot S is a phone in the budget range that look better than many phones in the mid-range category.  It is smaller than its older brother, the Infinix Hot 3 but it has better specifications & looks.  Infinix Hot S stands out from most phones in its prices range.

Infinix Hot S

The key features of the Infinix Hot S

5.2 inch screen
Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Octacore 1.5GHz
16GBinternal memory
13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera
Fingerprint sensor
3000mAh battery

Infinix Hot S Price In Kenya

Safaricom ShopsKSh15,499.00 Visit Safaricom Shops To Buy.
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Infinix Hot S Review

Display & design

This phone is perfect for you if you are not a fan of big phones. It is only 8mm thick and it has a 5.2 inch screen. It unibody metallic frame helps to give it a premium look.  On the top front side, you will find its front 8MP camera, the front LED flash and the earpiece.  The back side looks good.  Here, you will see the 13MP camera, a fingerprint scanner and a dual LED flash.  The sides are polished and shiny.  The ejectable SIM compartment is on the left hand side. This compartment can house two SIM cards or a Micro SD card and one SIM card.  The power key and the volume rockers are on the right hand side. The audio jack is on the top side of the Infinix Hot S. There are two grills and the USB/changing port on the lower side. The mic is on the left side and the speaker is on the right hand side.

Infinix Hot S Design

The 5.2 inch screen has a resolution of 1280 x 720. Its pixel density is 424ppi.  This screen displays sharp images with accurate colors.  Unfortunately, there is no Gorilla glass protection.

Infinix Hot S Hardware, software & performance

The Infinix Hot S runs uses the MediaTek MT6753 chip. Its 8 core CPU clocks at 1.3GHz.  This processor is supported by 2GB of RAM.  This smartphone runs on Android v6.0 Marshmallow with XOS Chameleon on top.  The XOS UI helps to create a unique user experience.  This phone runs fast.  There is no lag when several apps are opened at the same time.

The Hot S has 16GB internal storage space. This space can be expanded by up to 128GB using a micro SD card.  This phone comes with many preloaded apps. You will find Instagram, Facebook, Magic Movie, Video editor, Palm chat and more.

The Infinix Hot S has fingerprints scanner on the rear side, just below the camera.  This sensor adds an extra layer of security.  You can also use it to receive phone calls and to take photos.  The fingerprint scanner is responsive and fast.


The Hot S comes with a 8MP front camera and a 13MP rear camera.  This is a camera centric phone. Both camera are awesome. The front camera has an LED flash that makes it possible to capture high quality selfies in low light conditions. The dual LED flash on the rear side also helps to enhance the performance of the rear camera in low light conditions.  The images captured by the rear camera are really sharp and have accurate colors.   The camera software has a number of editing options that help to enhance the photos and videos captured.  This phone can record 1080p videos.


The Infinix Hot S is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery.  This battery can easily take an average user through a whole day.  You can further extend your phone’s battery life using the power saving modes.


Infinix hot S is a good phone for you if you don’t like huge phones, you are looking for an entertainment phone, you love taking photos & you are on a budget. It is a light phone with a good metallic finish.  The fingerprint scanner is awesome.

Infinix Hot S: Pros & Cons

Beautiful design
Excellent cameras
Fingerprint sensor
Good performance
XOS Chameleon UI
No dedicated Micro SD slot

The Technical specifications of the Infinix Hot S


  • Dimensions: 146mmx 71mmx 8mm
  • Weight: 143g
  • Dual SIM


  • Screen size: 5.2 inch
  • Type: HD IPS, 16M colors
  • Multitouch: Yes


  • 2G
  • 3G
  • 4G

Hardware & Software

  • Android v6.0 Marshmallow (with XOS Chameleon)
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6753
  • CPU: 1.5 GHz 64-bit Octa-core
  • GPU: Mali-T720


  • Internal: 16GB
  • RAM: 2GB
  • MicroSD Slot: Yes, SIM 2 slot


  • Rear: 13MP (Dual LED Flash)
  • Features: PIP, Autofocus Panorama, HDR
  • Front: 8MP (LED flash)
  • Video Recording: Yes, 1080p@30fps


  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi direct, Hotspot
  • Bluetooth: v4.0
  • GPS: Yes (with A-GPS)
  • FM radio: Yes
  • USB: v2.0


  • Fingerprint
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity
  • Light sensors


  • Type: Li-po, non-removable
  • Capacity: 3000mAh


  1. I do have 10k and i need a gud infinix phone and it must be big in size …how can i get it….im from malindi town in kenya

  2. Hi I bought a new infinix Hot S phone and in 2 days the screen wasnt sensing.on taking it back to where I bought it they said the battery was the problem yet the screen wasnt sensing and it then went off that it couldnt power am told to replace the battery. Is this possible and how much does the battery cost?

    • I highly doubt whether your phone is genuine. Where did you buy it? You should take it to a Carlcare center (Infinix phones’ customer care center) closest to you. If you bought it 2 days ago & no one has tampered with it, your warranty is still valid.


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