Infinix Hot 5 Lite Review, Specs & Price in Nigeria

Infinix Hot 5 Lite

Infinix Hot 5 Lite is one of the phones that make up the Infinix Hot edition. This smart device is a midrange smartphone, with the most remarkable thing about it being its battery. Unfortunately, this phone is not a 4G LTE smart device but features all other expected features.

Infinix Hot 5 Lite Review

Earlier this year, Infinix Mobility announced Infinix Hot 5 Lite and Infinix Hot 5 which they have been working on as expected. During the announcement of Hot 5, the manufacturer promised to release the phone in August, and they kept to the promise. Infinix Hot 5 Lite and Infinix Hot 5 was released a few days ago, making them one of latest Infinix phone available in the market. These two smart devices can be now be bought on Jumia.

Infinix Hot 5 Lite is a mid-range smartphone and has support for second generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) mobile network technologies. The smart device doesn’t have support for fourth-generation mobile network technologies, and this is the reason behind the name “Lite”. Although, 4G mobile networks support is expected from 2018 mid-range smart devices, however, an average smartphone user can have a great time using this phone without 4G.

Infinix Hot 5 Lite is a dual SIM smartphone, having two SIM card slots. This smartphone furthermore uses micro SIM cards.

The Lite edition of Infinix Hot 5, is quite big. The phone has a length of 154.80 mm, a breadth of 77.70 mm, and a thickness of 8.35 mm. While the phone’s largeness is desired by a lot of smartphone users, the thickness has been greatly complained about. A lot of buyers of the smartphone did not expect this phone to be as thick as it is.

Hot 5 Lite comes with a 5.50 inches (13.97 centimetres) display which is a good thing for a mid-range smart device. The display featured by this smartphone is not the TFT display common among low-end phones, it is rather an in-plane switching (IPS) display. Furthermore, the display comes with a resolution of 720 × 1280 pixels. This resolution leaves the smartphone with a pixel density of 264 ppi.

The chipset which champions the Infinix Hot 5 Lite system, uses a synchronous dynamic RAM (SD-RAM) as its primary memory. The purpose of using this type of RAM is to take great advantage of the high processing speed of the processors in the phone’s chipset. In addition, the size of the RAM featured in this smartphone is 1 GB. There is no doubt that this RAM will be adequate for users who do not use their phone for a lot of tasks. However, users who use their phones for a lot of tasks will find this RAM to be okay.

MediaTek MT6580 is a quad-core chipset and it champions the Infinix Hot 5 Lite system. A very large percentage of smart devices these days, come with quad-core chipsets. In other words, this phone does not lack behind in the chipset aspect. The processors in MediaTek MT7580 have 1.30 GHz, as their processing speed; this makes it acceptable to say the phone operates at a speed of 5.20 GHz.

Infinix Hot 5 Lite runs the version 7.0 of the Android operating system. There is no about the fact that the OS is a disappointment. Although Android Nougat is not a bad operating system, we, however, expect the phone to run at least Android 8.0 Oreo, considering the fact that Android 9.0 Pie is already out. A person who does not care much about OS version, especially ladies, will find it, okay using this phone.

As most 2018 mid-range smartphone does, Infinix Hot 5 Lite comes with a 16 GB flash storage, as its internal storage device. However, this does not mean a user should expect the total free space of the phone to be 16 GB, as the system files will take up some space. In the event a user begins to run out of storage space, they can always provide more storage space to the phone, using a micro SD card.

Infinix Hot 5 Lite has two cameras, a selfie camera and a primary camera. A 5 MP camera sits in the front of the smartphone, as the selfie camera. This camera has a lot of cool enhancements. On the rear side of the smartphone is an 8 MP camera which has the support of a LED flash and other enhancements.

Hot 5 Lite has the support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-OTG, and GPS. This phone furthermore comes with a number of sensors which are namely accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass, and light sensor. In addition, the system of this smartphone is powered by a powerful 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery.

Key Specs and Features

  • Display: 5.50 inches; high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 720 x 1280 pixels; 264 ppi
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 32 GB
  • RAM: 1 GB SD-RAM
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Cameras: 5 MP front camera; 8 MP rear camera
  • Battery: 4000 mAh
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6580; quad-core; 1.30 GHz
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No



The battery featured by Infinix Hot 5 Lite can be considered the most distinguished thing about the smartphone, in other words, its selling point. This battery has 4000 mAh as its capacity, making it possible for users to worry less about charging their phones.

As powerful as the battery of this smartphone is, it is possible for a user of the phone to complain about battery problem, if the user does not use their phone’s battery properly. Considering the fact the battery powering this smartphone is a Li-Ion battery, there are certain precautions needed to be taken, to ensure the battery retains its power, for a longer time.

First and foremost, it is strongly advised that Infinix Hot 5 Lite is charged fully, after it has just been bought. Refusal to do this puts the phone’s battery at a great chance of losing some capacity.

Secondly, it is a very bad practice to completely discharge a Li-Ion battery. Owing to this, it is important that a user of this smart device avoids allowing their smartphone battery to drop below 10 percent. The moment the power in the battery drops to 10 percent, a user should turn off the phone.

Thirdly, if for a reason the phone needs to be turned off for days, it is important that the battery of the phone is charged first. Furthermore, if the phone will be turned off for months, it should not just be charged, it should be charged to 100 percent.


Infinix Hot 5 Lite comes with support for all expected technologies. To name a few, the phone comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-OTG and GPS. These technologies all make it possible for the smartphone to do remarkable things.

With the help of the Wi-Fi technology featured by this smartphone, Hot 5 Lite can connect wirelessly to computer networks. Apart from being able to connect wirelessly to computer networks, this phone can also be used to set up computer networks.

The Bluetooth technology has more capabilities than it is known for. This technology makes it possible for a phone and other Bluetooth devices to connect and do all sorts of cool things. For instance, this technology makes it possible for Infinix Hot 5 Lite to use a mouse and an external keyboard. The use of mouse and external keyboard is the way to go about if the touchscreen of this phone stops working.


As Infinix smartphones are known for, Infinix Hot 5 Lite comes with a MediaTek chipset. The chipset featured in this phone is the MediaTek MT6580 chipset. This chipset has a total four cores, making it a member of the quad-core family.

The quad-core chipset is what majority of mid-range smart devices feature, so this smartphone does not lack in this aspect. The four cores will be adequate to carry out all tasks of the phone without any glitch. The cores in the MediaTek MT6580 chipset all have a processing speed of 1.30 GHz.

The MediaTek chipset featured in the smartphone works with a 1 GB random access memory as its main memory. With the size of Androids apps rising every day, a 1 GB RAM can prove to be inadequate for a smartphone user who uses their phone for a lot of things. For this kind of phone users, the standard version Infinix Hot 5 should be considered.

A Mali graphics processing unit helps MediaTek MT6580 handles its graphics related tasks. The Mali graphics processor featured in this phone is specially designed to carry out graphics related tasks efficiently.


Infinix Hot 5 Lite comes with a 5.50 inches (13.97 centimetres) display. This relatively large display serves as one of the main thing contributing to the large size of this smartphone. The phone has a dimension of 154.80 x 77.70 x 8.35 mm.

The 5.50 inches display of the smartphone has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This resolution which is a standard resolution leaves the display with a good pixel density of 264 pixels per inch.

The display featured by Infinix Hot 5 Lite is an in-plane switching (IPS) liquid crystal display. IPS displays are known to produce graphics of higher quality, compared to the older TFT displays. However, IPS is inferior to AMOLED but AMOLEDs are seen in majorly high-end phones.


Infinix Hot 5 Lite’s internal storage has a capacity of 16 GB. Such a large storage will give gamers room to have a higher number of heavy games on their phone. It will also give users room for more media on their phone. It is important to note that the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system being run the phone, is housed in the 16 GB flash storage of the phone.

In the event a user of this phone needs more storage space, they can always provide more storage to the device. Equipping this phone with more storage can be done with the help of a micro SD card. To avoid damaging this smartphone, a micro SD card greater than 32 GB should not be inserted into the phone.

Infinix Hot 5 Lite Full Specs and Features


  • Announcement Status: Announced
  • Announcement: N/A
  • Release Status: Released
  • Release: August 2018


  • 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
  • 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
  • 4G: No


  • Count: Dual SIM
  • Type: Micro SIM


  • Dimension: 154.8 x 77.7 x 8.35 mm
  • Weight: 168 grams
  • Thickness: 8.35 mm
  • Colours: Fine gold, sand-stone black, white, lemon, red
  • Case Type: Plastic


  • Size: 5.50 inches
  • Type: High-definition (HD) In-plane Switching (IPS) LCD
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel Density: 264 pixels per inch (ppi)


  • Size: 1 GB
  • Type: SD-RAM


  • Manufacturer: MediaTek
  • Model: MT6580
  • Cores: 4 cores (quad-core)
  • Speed: 1.30 GHz


  • Type: Android
  • Version: 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Edition: N/A


  • Size: 16 GB
  • Expansion Support: Yes
  • Expansion Limit: 32 GB


  • Total: 2 cameras
  • Front Camera: 5 MP
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Front LED Flash: Yes
  • Rear LED Flash: Yes


  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Position: N/A


  • GPU: Mali
  • Speed: N/A


  • Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS


  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Compass
  • Light Sensor


  • Type: Li-Ion
  • Capacity: 4000 mAh
  • Rapid-charge system: Yes
  • Display: 5.5-inch Touchscreen, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Chipset: 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek Processor
  • RAM: 1GB
  • OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • Internal Memory: 16GB
  • Memory card: microSD up to 32GB
  • Rear Camera: 8MP
  • Front Camera: 5MP
  • Network: 3G
  • SIM: Dual Micro-SIM
  • Battery: 4000 mAh Battery with Fast Charging

Infinix Hot 5 Lite Price in Nigeria

Infinix Hot 5 Lite price in Nigeria ranges from 35,000 Naira to 40,000 Naira and is available on Jumia, Konga, Slot, 3C Hub and other Infinix stores nationwide such as Pointek, Microstation, Slot, 3C Hub and more.