Infinix Mobility is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer and also the company behind the popular Infinix smartphone brand. This company which is a sister company to Tecno and iTel, showed up in Nigeria less than ten years ago. On entry, they struggle to get a significant market share, but with good work and persistence, the company grew to become one of the top smartphone brands in the country.
Infinix has released a lot of phones – low-end, mid-range, and high-end smartphones. The manufacturer’s phones are okay and relatively cheap. Some Infinix brands are: Hot, Zero, Smart and Note.
Months ago, the company released the second editions of the Smart series. The devices in this second edition, are Smart 2 and Smart 2 pro. These two phones are not high-end smart devices, but they are very cool. Smart 2 pro has gained a lot of attraction, and this content is meant to expose Smart 2 pro’s details.
Infinix Smart 2 Pro Review
Smart 2 pro is a very nice mid-range device from Infinix. The smart device features a 5.5 inches high definition touchscreen which is quite power efficient. Having a display resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels leaves the device screen with a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch.
Smart 2 pro which is an improvement to the standard Smart 2 is championed by a MediaTek processor. Being more explicit, the processor championing the device is MediaTek MT6739 quad-core processor. It has a processing speed of 1.5 GHz and it is power efficient. Builds of this device can come with either a 2 GB or 3 GB random access memory.
Despite the fact that Android 8.0 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie have been released, we still have a very few devices running these operating system. Interestingly, the new Smart 2 pro which was released about a month ago, is among those few devices running the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.
Infinix Smart 2 pro basically uses 16 GB flash storage as its storage. However, there are some builds of the device that come with 32 GB of storage space. Storage-hungry users will definitely find this inadequate which makes the device support expansion. The smart device supports storage expansion up to 128 GB, with the help of a micro SD card.
When it comes to connectivity, the smart device scores excellently. The device has support for generations of mobile technologies starting from the second generation (2G) to the fourth generation (4G). Smart 2 pro works well with the 4G LTE network of all major mobile network providers in the country.
The smartphone furthermore supports the USB-OTG technology. In other words, USB peripherals can be added to it, to expand its capabilities. Smart 2 pro comes with Bluetooth 4.1 technology which also gives more room for connectivity.
It sells for about 40,500 NGN. However, it is possible to get this at a cheaper price at some online stores. Smart 2 pro comes in any of the four colours: sandstone black, Bordeaux red, serene gold, and city blue.
Infinix Smart 2 Pro Key Specs
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano)
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE
- Screen Size: 5.5 Inches HD+ TFT capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels (~282 PPI)
- Processor Type: Quad-core 1.5GHz, MediaTek MT6739 chipset
- RAM: 2GB/3GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB
- External Storage: Yes, up to 128GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 8MP with dual LED flash
- Battery: 3050 mAh (non-removable)
Infinix Smart 2 Pro Detailed Analysis
Appearance and Display
The Infinix Smart 2 Pro which has a very appealing smartphone measures 148 x 71 x 8.4 mm, with 148mm being the height, 71mm being the breadth, and 8.4 mm being the thickness. It has a weight of 148 grams while available in only four colours which are namely: sandstone black, Bordeaux red, serene gold, city blue.
This epic mid-range device features a very cool 5.5 inches display which is superior to that featured in the standard version of the phone (Smart 2). The display of this device belongs to the TFT capacitive touchscreen family. Infinix could have done better here, considering the fact that the cost of an IPS touchscreen is not too expensive to feature in such a device like this.
Furthermore, the display is a high definition (HD) display, giving out incredible graphics. The display has support for over 16 million colours. These colours can be identified by hexadecimal codes between #000000 and #FFFFFF.
The TFT display has a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels which is the same found in a majority of other mid-range smart devices. This resolution leaves the smartphone with a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch. Lastly, the aspect ratio of the device is 18:9.
Connectivity and Power
Smart 2 Pro from Infinix has support for a lot of connectivity oriented technologies. Starting from mobile network technologies, the smartphone has support for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE mobile network technologies of all mobile network operators in the country. However, using any of these mobile network technologies requires a nano-SIM card.
This smart device furthermore has support for the Wi-Fi technology. With the help of this, users of the smart device can access the super fast internet. This technology also makes it possible to use the device as a mobile hotspot. In other words, the device can be used as a wireless router, and its signal is capable of covering a wide area.
Infinix Smart 2 Pro also has support for the USB-OTG technology. With this technology, the phone has the capacity to act as a host computer. In other words, peripheral devices can be attached to it to amplify its capabilities. Examples of peripheral devices that can be used with it include a keyboard, mouse, USB flash storage, scanner and camcorder. Once an appropriate device driver is available for these peripherals, a user is good to go.
The active electronic components in Infinix Smart 2 Pro are powered by a 3050 mAh battery which belongs to the Li-Po family. This battery is in-built but can be replaced if damaged. The device features a rapid-charge system which makes it possible for this battery to be fully charged under 3 hours.
Processor and RAM
At the heart of Infinix Smart 2 Pro is a MediaTek processor championing the system. This MediaTek processor powering this system is the MediaTek MT6739 processor. MediaTek MT6739 is a quad-core processor. Breaking it into simpler terms, the processor has a set of CPUs embedded in it. These CPUs can share tasks among themselves, and work on those tasks simultaneously.
The MediaTek MT6739 processor has a processing speed of 1.5 GHz and an impressive graphics processor which handles the processing of graphics related tasks. The device furthermore comes with either a 2 GB or 3 GB random access memory. It is easier to get the 2 GB build. However, to get the 3 GB RAM variant, some extra money will be needed.
2 GB ram is very enough for an average smartphone user. In fact, the device will play very heavy games. However, if a user often carries out RAM demanding tasks on their phone, they can always get the 3 GB RAM variant of this device.
Cameras and Sensors
Infinix Smart 2 Pro meets up to expectation in its cameras. The device features a total of three cameras, two of which are positioned on the rear side of the smart device. The front camera is an 8 MP camera which has a lot of enhancements.
On the rear side of the smartphone are a 13 MP camera and a 2 MP camera. These cameras are well-enhanced, and some of these enhancements include autofocus, continuous shooting, digital zoom, exposure compensation, face detection, geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, panorama, scene mode, self-timer, touch focus, and white balance settings. These cameras are supported by a bright LED flash.
Infinix Smart 2 Pro does not feature a fingerprint scanner, but it has all other primary sensors. Some of these sensors in question include an accelerometer, proximity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass and gyroscope.
These sensors give the smartphone the capability to carry out a lot more tasks. While an accelerometer gives the device the capability to carry out tasks that require knowing the phone’s position, the light sensor gives the phone the capability to carry out tasks that are dependent on light intensity.
Storage and OS
Builds of Infinix Smart 2 Pro do not come with a specific storage size. These smartphones either come with a 16 GB storage space or 32 GB storage space. For users who desire more memory space, they can always expand the device memory with a micro SD card. Micro SD cards not more than 128 GB can be inserted into the device to expand its storage space.
Smart 2 Pro comes with XOS 3 as its primary software, also called an operating system. XOS 3 is based on the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, a massive improvement to Android 7.0 Nougat. The operating saw improvement in security, power efficiency and other aspects.
Running the Android operating system gives a user access to a lot of free apps that may not be found for the iOS platform. With an Android device, there is so much an individual can do with their smartphone. The Android operating system also has a lot of games available for the platform.
More about Infinix Smart 2 Pro
Infinix Smart 2 Pro costs about 40,500 NGN, and as time passes, the price of this device will drop. Furthermore, it is possible to get this device at cheaper prices, on some online stores. Smart 2 Pro is capable of playing audio file encoded in the following formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3 and FLAC. In conclusion, Smart 2 Pro is recommended for an average smartphone user who looks forward to buying a new phone.
Infinix Smart 2 Pro Full Specs
- 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
- 3G Network WCDMA: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 4G Network Yes, LTE
- SIM Dual Nano SIM (Dual Standby)
- Status Launched: July 2018
- 148 x 71 x 8.4mm
- Weight: 148 g
- Keyboard: Touchscreen
- Colours: Sandstone Black, Bordeaux Red, Serene Gold, City Blue
- Cover: Metal
- HD+ TFT capacitive touchscreen
- 18:9 Screen aspect ratio
- Size: 5.5 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels, 282 Pixels Per-square Inch
MEMORY AND OS
- Card slot MicroSD, up to 128GB
- Internal 16GB/32GB
- OS Android 8.1 Oreo (with XOS V3.0)
- Quad-core 1.5GHz CPU
- MediaTek MT6739 chipset
- PowerVR GE8100
- RAM 2GB/3GB
- Alert types Vibration, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
- Loudspeaker Yes
- Audio port 3.5mm jack
- 2G YES
- 3G YES
- 4G YES
- WIFI WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, Hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.1
- GPS A-GPS
- NFC NO
- USB Type-C (with OTG support)
- 13 + 2MP MP, autofocus and LED flash
- Features: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, Panorama, Scene mode, Self-timer, Touch focus, White balance settings
- Video 1080p@30fps
- Secondary 8MP Camera with dual Selfie Flash
- Capacity 3050mAh Li-Po non-removable battery
- Stand-by N/A
- Talk time N/A
- Music play
- Sensors Fingerprint (Rear), Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient Light, Compass, Gyroscope, Facial Identification
- Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- Browser HTML5
- Java No
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
- Photo/video editor
- Document viewer
Infinix Smart 2 Pro Price in Nigeria
The price of Infinix Smart 2 Pro in Nigeria starts at 40,000 Naira to 50,000 Naira only. It can be purchased on Konga, Jumia and other e-commerce websites in Nigeria. It can also be bought in Infinix authorized retail stores nationwide.