Infinix S2 Pro Review, Specs and Price in Nigeria

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Infinix S2 Pro is a better version of the standard Infinix S2. The phone is better than the standard S2 in terms of random access memory and internal storage space. While Infinix S2 might be considered poor for some smartphone users, Infinix S2 pro may be just okay for such users. The smartphone is a dual SIM smartphone as well as a 4G LTE smart device.

Infinix S2 Pro Review

Infinix S2 Pro was released on the same day as the standard Infinix S2. The smartphone was quite expected just like its standard version. This smartphone has been able to survive the technological progress, and it still has a place in the phone market, even though the phone is over 12 months old.

Infinix S2 pro is a 4G-supported smartphone. The phone requires a micro SIM card, to use 4G networks of mobile network operators in the country. If a user has problem using 4G networks with this phone, it is very likely that the problem is from their SIM card. Such a user can walk into an outlet of their mobile operator, to replace their SIM card. The smart phone also works well with 2G and 3G networks.

Infinix S2 pro has the exact appearance of its standard version, Infinix S2. The phone has the same length of 148.90 mm and it is 72.10 mm wide. To some users, this largeness is okay, while some consider it not to be. The smartphone furthermore weighs 137.00 grams and it is 8.07 mm thick. Infinix S2 pro comes in three colours which are namely black, rose gold, and grey.

A 5.20 inches display acts as the display of this phone. While the majority of mid-range smartphones have a minimum of 5.50 inches display, we can not condemn the phone as it was released in 2017 when 5.00 inches was the standard. The 5.20 inches of Infinix S2 has a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. Owing to the standard resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, the phone has a pixel density of 282 pixels per inch (ppi).

Although Infinix S2 pro is a mid-range phone, the phone uses a 3 GB random access memory. In 2018, a very large percentage of mid-range phones come with 2 GB or 1 GB RAM. This clearly makes the phone a nice one for people searching for an affordable mid-range phone that has a large random access memory.

The chipset that champions Infinix S2 pro is the same as the chipset that champions Infinix S2. The chipset is a MediaTek chipset and namely MediaTek MT6753W. This chipset is made up of four cores which have a common processing speed. This processing speed is a speed of 1.30 GHz. MediaTek MT6753W, in other words, can be said to have a processing speed of 5.20GHz.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow is the version of the Android operating system (OS) that Infinix S2 pro runs. There is no doubt about the fact that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is now an outdated Android OS. However, it is possible to upgrade the phone’s operating system to Android 7.0 Nougat which is much better than Marshmallow.

Internal storage is one of the aspects where S2 pro is superior to S2. Infinix S2 pro has a 32 GB storage, 16 GB larger than the storage of the standard S2. For a mid-range smartphone user, a storage with such a capacity should be enough to store all their apps and important files, without the need for extra storage space. However, if storage expansion is required, it can be done up to 128 GB, with the help of a micro SD card.

Just like Infinix S2, Infinix S2 pro has a total of three cameras. Two of its cameras are 13 MP cameras, while the third is an 8 MP camera. The 8 MP camera and one of the 13 MP cameras are positioned in the front of the smartphone. The other 13 MP camera is positioned on the rear side of the smartphone. This camera is well-enhanced and a bright LED flash exists as one of these enhancements.

The technologies Infinix S2 pro comes with include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB-OTG, and GPS. Among these technologies, the Bluetooth technology is the most underrated. While a lot of people know this technology as one meant for file sharing, its applications go way beyond that. With the help of Bluetooth, Infinix S2 pro is capable of doing a lot of things.

Key Specs and Features

  • Display: 5.20 inches; high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 720 x 1280 pixels; 282 ppi
  • Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 128 GB
  • RAM: 2 GB SD-RAM
  • OS: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Cameras: 13 MP + 8 MP front camera; 13 MP rear camera
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6753W; quad-core; 1.40 GHz
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes

Discussion

RAM

When Infinix S2 was released in April 2017, the smartphone was not released alone. Its release was rather accompanied by the release of an improved version tagged Infinix S2 pro. Infinix S2 pro saw improvements primarily in two aspects, one of which is the RAM aspect. The phone has a larger RAM than the standard Infinix S2 as well as a larger storage than Infinix S2.

One of the things that make this device’s RAM worthy of further discussion is that its RAM has a capacity of 3 GB. Looking at the current mid-range market, a very high percentage of smartphones in this market have either a 1 GB or 2 GB RAM. However, Infinix Mobility equipped the phone with a 3 GB RAM and leaves the price of the phone in the mid-range region.

Just like the of Android smartphone, the 3 GB RAM of Infinix S2 pro, is a high-speed RAM and also asynchronous RAM. Explaining the term synchronous, the RAM is designed to operate in such a way that the processing speed of the phone’s chipset is not wasted.

CHIPSET

Infinix S2 pro uses the same chipset as Infinix S2. This chipset is a chipset produced by the Chinese chipset giant, MediaTek. MediaTek has been in the chipset industry for quite a while, and they produce some of the best mobile chipsets. This chipset maker beats all other competitors in China, however, on the global scale, the chipset maker ranks second, behind Qualcomm which is another chipset icon.

Infinix S2 pro’s chipset is the MediaTek MT6753W chipset. The chipset has four cores which are of great quality. These cores have standard processing speeds, are power-efficient and are durable. They have a common processing speed which is 1.30 GHz. Lastly, this processor is smart in its operations.

GPU

Back in the days of less sophisticated computers, the processor of computing systems used to be in charge of graphics processing. However, things have changed. The graphics processing of computing systems are now handled by special processors. These processors have a different architecture from the main processors of computing systems. The architectures of GPUs were designed to help carry out graphics processing with greater efficiency.

The MediaTek MT6753W chipset in Infinix S2, uses Mali-T720 MP2 as its graphics processor. This graphics processor is a product of one of the best graphics processor maker in the world. Apart from Mali being one of the best GPU makers, it is also the best smartphone GPU makers. Mali-T720 MP2 outstandingly carries out the graphics tasks of S2 pro.

NETWORK

A lot of people do not know if a 4G-supported phone is the best for them. For users who are willing to get a new phone, but have a low budget, knowing if a 4G-supported phone is best becomes important. The reason for saying this is that when a user buys a 4G phone, they should keep in mind that they are also paying for the technology. Hence, if you have a low budget, taking 4G out of your specs may help you get a better phone.

Knowing whether a 4G phone is best for you is as simple as knowing what kind of smartphone user you are. Are you a smartphone user who does heavy downloads with their phone? If yes, then this technology is essential for you. However, if you are the kind of user that uses their phone to just surf the internet and make some downloads at times, you should consider leaving this technology out of your requirements, if you are on a low budget.

Apart from supporting 4G networks, Infinix S2 pro also has support for 2G and 3G networks. These older networks still serve as the rescue for a user when newer networks are unavailable in an area the user finds themselves.

CAMERAS

The same set of cameras featured by Infinix S2 are those featured by S2 Pro. The smartphone comes with two front cameras. While two-camera smartphones we have seen work somewhat differently, the two front cameras of S2 pro, work independently. One of these front cameras is a 13 MP camera, while the other is an 8 MP camera. As stated by the manufacturer and tested by users, one of these cameras is for selfie and the other for wefie.

The rear side of this smartphone features a 13 MP camera. The camera is powerful and has the support of enhancements usually found in Android smartphones. The camera is furthermore power-efficient, unlike some cameras that drain a device’s battery very fast. The 13 MP rear camera of Infinix S2 pro has a LED flash.

BATTERY

Powering the hardware of Infinix S2 pro is a standard battery. The battery is a Li-Po battery which can also be described as a Li-Ion battery with a polymer casing. Without this type of casing, the phone probably would not have been as slim as it is. The battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh which has proven to be very adequate for users of the phone. While some may expect the phone to come with a rapid-charge system, it does not. However, this is not a catch since the charging is just about 3 hours.

Infinix S2 Pro Full Specs and Features

STATUS

  • Announcement Status: Announced
  • Announcement: N/A
  • Release Status: Available
  • Release: April 2017

NETWORK

  • 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
  • 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
  • 4G: Yes, LTE

SIM

  • Count: Dual SIM
  • Type: Micro SIM

APPEARANCE

  • Dimension: 148.90 × 72.10 × 8.07 mm
  • Weight: 137.00 grams
  • Thickness: 8.07 mm
  • Colours: Black, Rose Gold, Gray
  • Case Type: Plastic

DISPLAY

  • Size: 5.20 inches
  • Type: High-definition (HD) In-plane Switching (IPS) LCD
  • Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Pixel Density: 282 pixels per inch (ppi)

RAM

  • Size: 3 GB
  • Type: SD-RAM

CHIPSET

  • Manufacturer: MediaTek
  • Model: MT6753W
  • Cores: 4 cores (quad-core)
  • Speed: 1.30 GHz

OS

  • Type: Android
  • Version: 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Edition: N/A

STORAGE

  • Size: 32 GB
  • Expansion Support: Yes
  • Expansion Limit: 128 GB

CAMERAS

  • Total: 3 cameras
  • Front Camera: 13 MP + 8 MP
  • Rear Camera: 13 MP
  • Front LED Flash: Yes
  • Rear LED Flash: Yes

FINGERPRINT SCANNER

  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yeah
  • Position: Rear

GPU

  • GPU: Mali-T720 MP2 GPU
  • Speed: N/A

TECHNOLOGIES

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

SENSORS

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

BATTERY

  • Type: Li-Po
  • Capacity: 3000 mAh
  • Rapid-charge system: No

Infinix S2 Pro Price in Nigeria

Infinix S2 Pro price in Nigeria ranges from 65,000 Naira to 70,000 Naira and can be purchased in Infinix authorized phone retail stores nationwide such as Slot, 3C Hub, Pointek and others. It can also be purchased online on Jumia, Konga and Slot.

Overall Rating
4

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