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Infinix Smart 2

Infinix Smart 2 is an affordable Android device that is set challenge smartphones in it’s category with some mouthwatering features it came bubbling with. Features like the 18:9 HD+ display and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box has really brought the device into the spot light.

The Smart 2 was initially launched in Pakistan in the month of June before it subsequently made its way into other regions across the globe. Unveiled alongside the device is it’s senior counterpart; Infinix Smart 2 Pro with bigger RAM capacity and dual back cameras.

Both the Smart 2 Pro and Infinix Smart 2 devices are having the face unlock technology pre-equipped, this sounds quite interesting when you consider the price tag of the two phones. Lets go into details to see all what the Smart 2 has in store.

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Infinix Smart 2 Key features

  • OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with XOS v3.0
  • SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano)
  • 4G LTE: YES, LTE
  • Screen Size : 5.5 Inches HD+ IPS Touchscreen
  • Screen Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels (~285 PPI)
  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.50 GHz, Mediatek chipset
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Internal Storage: 16GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 32GB
  • Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & LED Flash
  • Front Camera: 8MP with LED flash
  • Battery: 3050 mAh (non-removable)

Infinix Smart 2 Features Overview

infinix smart 2 screen

Infinix Smart 2 features a 5.5 inches screen with HD+ display resolution, the screen has a 2.5D curve at the edges and a resolution of 720 by 1440 pixels with about 285 pixels per-square inch. The display uses the 18:9 aspect ratio to enhance visual experience.

Like we mentioned earlier, Android 8.1 Oreo is pre-installed on the Smart 2 out of the box with the company’s XOS v3.0 skin on top, a combination of Infinix XOS and Android Oreo OS promises an intuitive and sleek user interface

Infinix Smart 2 is packed with a Quad-core processor that clocks at 1.5 GHz with a Mediatek MT6739 chipset to provide for an average multi-tasking experience. On-board RAM capacity is 1GB, this might not spell good for some heavy user and gamer but remember the Smart 2 Pro has 2GB RAM.

The Smart 2 phone crams a 16 GB inbuilt storage space which can be expanded to 32 GB via micro SD card slot if more storage space is required by the user.

Infinix Smart 2 camera

In terms of camera, the device has a 13 megapixels shutter sitting at the back with dual tone LED flash while residing in the front panel is n 8 megapixels camera with its own dual LED flash for good selfie experience. Some pre-installed camera features include; auto-focus, face detection, phase detection, beautifier and more.

Infinix Smart 2 houses a decent 3050 mAh non-removable battery which doesn’t have the fast charge technology so it might take a bit long to get a full charge from zero.

The phone has a plastic finish at the back and borders, it’s overall design is quite attractive but nothing new. It has curved edges that will help enhance phone handling, available color options are;  Black, Champagne Gold, Blue and  Red.

infinix smart 2 colors

Infinix Smart 2 measures 148 x 71 x 8.4 mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs about 145.00 grams. The Infinix smartphone is a dual Micro SIM Android phone and supports dual standby with a very handy 4G network option.

The Smart 2 has it’s fingerprint scanner positioned at the back below the camera region, apart from serving as a more convenient phone unlock system for the device, the fingerprint scanner will also serve for more security purposes for the device in addition to the face unlock feature.

Infinix Smart 2 price and availability

Infinix Smart 2 price in Nigeria is from around 33,000 naira to 38,000 which translates to about 105 USD and Ksh 10,070, note that prices may vary depending on your region or retailer.

The device is currently available for purchase in Nigeria, both in offline and online market. It will also be available in other African countries.

Where to buy Infinix Smart 2

From Jumia Nigeria – Click Here
From Jumia Kenya – Click Here

Infinix Smart 2 Best Alternatives

The Smart 2 Pro definitely sounds like a better alternative of the Smart 2 device, other good alternatives from Infinix are Hot 6 Pro, Hot S3 and their Note 5.

Moving away from Infinix? You may want to consider some good mid-range phones like Tecno Spark 2, Itel P32, Tecno pouvoir 2 and Oppo Realme 1.

Infinix Smart 2 Detailed Specs

Network
2G Network GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz
3G Network WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)
4G Network  Yes, LTE (Global Support)
SIM Dual Namo SIM (Dual Standby)
Status Launched: June 2018
Body
Dimensions – 148 x 71 x 8.4 mm
– Weight: 145 g
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Black, Champagne Gold, Blue and  Red
Cover Plastic
Display
Type – HD+ IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
– 18:9 Screen aspect ratio
Size 5.5 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 285 Pixels Per-square Inch
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 16GB
OS Android 8.1 Oreo (with XOS V3.0)
Processors – Octa-core 1.5 GHz CPU
– Mediatek MT6739 chipset
– Mali GPU
RAM 1GB RAM
Audio
Alert types Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack
Connectivity
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
4G YES
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct
Bluetooth Version 4.2, A2DP
GPS A-GPS
NFC NO
USB Type 2.0 (with OTG support)
Camera
Primary – 13 MP, auto refocus and Dual LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 8 MP Camera with dual Selfie Flash
Battery
Capacity 3050mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM radio
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
Price
Price level About 33,000 naira– 35,000 naira (105 USD) (10,070 Ksh)

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