Infinix Smart is a low-end Infinix smartphone and is the first in the Infinix Smart-series smartphone line comprising of low-end spec devices which are very affordable. This device was released in 2017 and comes with specs and features of low-end smart devices. Despite being a low-end smartphone, the phone runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system which is a nice thing for low-end smart devices.
Infinix Smart Review
Infinix Smart is one of the minority low-end smart devices of Infinix Mobility. The device which was released in July 2017 marks the beginning of a new series of smartphones. There are people who admire Infinix smartphones but are not satisfied with the prices at which these phones sell. It is for these users, this smartphone was created.
Infinix Smart was not released as a 4G-supported smartphone. The smart device does not work with the 4G network of any telecommunication companies having infrastructures for a network of this generation. The smartphone uses micro SIM cards. Even if a 4G-supported SIM card is inserted into the smartphone, the user of this phone will not be able to use 4G networks. However, the lack of support for 4G networks does not make this phone useless. A user of the phone can use 3G networks to access the internet.
Infinix Smart is not so large and comes with a relatively small display. The phone comes with a display that is 5.00 inches in size. At the time of its release, low-end smartphones majorly had displays of this size. The 5.00 inches display featured by Infinix Smart, has a good resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This resolution furthermore leaves the display with a pixel density of 291 pixels per inch.
It has already been stated that Infinix Smart is not so large, giving a better picture of how large this smartphone is, the smart device has a length of 144.90 mm. The width of the smartphone is 71.90 mm which is no doubt a small width for an Android smartphone user. This smart device is not only small but also has a thickness of 8.35 mm. The phone comes in three colours which are champagne gold, sandstone black, red, and elegant blue.
The operating system run by Infinix Smart is not the norm of 2018. The smart device runs Android 7.0 Nougat, not Android 8.0 Oreo which is the norm in the current smartphone market. The operating system of the phone is a cool operating that has beaten many other mobile OS, to be the best mobile operating system. The OS has nice features and improvements to older versions of Android do not have.
Infinix Smart is championed by a MediaTek chipset. Without a chipset, the hardware of the phone will be dormant and the phone would not come alive. The MediaTek chipset in the phone is what brings the phone to life. This MediaTek chipset in question is the MediaTek MT6580M chipset. The chipset is a quad-core chipset with processors operating at 1.30 GHz. 1.30 GHz is not a poor operating speed, as a 2018 Android smartphone is expected to process at a speed not lower than 1.30 GHz.
Infinix Smart has an internal storage like every other Android smartphone. The phone has an internal storage that has a capacity of 16 GB. The operating system of this phone is housed on the internal storage of the phone. In other words, a user should expect the total free space of the internal storage to be less than 16 GB. Apart from the internal 16 GB storage of the phone, an additional 32 GB of storage space can be provided to the phone.
The cameras featured by Infinix Smart are very nice cameras. These cameras are not regular cameras found in regular Android phones, they are rather special cameras. The front camera of the phone is a 2 MP camera which has loads of enhancements. The rear camera of this phone is an 8 MP camera which also has its enhancements. Only the rear camera of this phone works with LED flashes.
One of the interesting things about Infinix Smart is its battery. The smartphone comes with a very powerful battery. With such a powerful battery, the user of this phone will have no need to charge the phone as they would have if the device’s battery is not as powerful as it is. The battery that powers this phone, is a 3060 mAh battery which is also a Li-Ion battery.
Key Specs and Features
- Display: 5.00 inches; high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD; 720 x 1280 pixels
- Storage: 16 GB, expandable up to 32 GB
- RAM: 1 GB SD-RAM
- OS: Android 7.0 (Nougat)
- Cameras: 2 MP front camera; 8 MP rear camera
- Battery: 3060 mAh
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6580M; quad-core; 1.30 GHz
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
As stated earlier, Infinix Smart is a low-end smartphone. The smartphone was released in July 2017 as a low-end smart device. The phone is furthermore one of the few Infinix low-end smart devices.
Since the phone is a low-end smartphone, its cameras are not expected to be outstanding. In addition, low-end phones are designed for people who do not use cameras often, so we do not expect epic cameras from the phone.
Infinix Smart has two average cameras. In the front of this smartphone, lies a poor 2 MP camera. There is very little this camera can do, but it is just there for the sake of being a 2017 Android smartphone. The rear side of Infinix Smart has an 8 MP camera. This camera is much better than the front camera of the phone. It has enhancements as well as a LED flash.
Infinix Smart has the appearance of a typical low-end smartphone. The manufacturer of this phone did not invest a lot of effort into the design of the smartphone.
This should not be considered a bad thing, as ideal low-end phone users care less about the design of their phones. In addition, this smartphone has a design that competes well among its fellow low-end phones.
Infinix Smart is small. The smartphone has a length of 144.90 mm which is very nice for the user of the phone. The phone has a width of 71.90 mm. The phone is not only small, it is also light — a thing Infinix smartphones are known for. The phone has a thickness of 8.35 mm. It features a plastic casing and comes in four colours which are champagne gold, sandstone black, red, and elegant blue.
The display of smartphones are very important components of phones. The more excellent a smartphone display is, the better the user experience using the phone.
There a number of things that determine the quality of a smartphone display. Quality of display can be defined in terms of display size. It can also be defined in terms of resolution, or better still, in terms of pixel density.
Infinix Smart’s display is a 5.50 inches (13.97 cm) display. This display is above the standard for 2018 low-end smartphones, even though it was released in the previous year.
The display of the smartphone has a cool resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. This standard resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels has a pixel density of 291 pixels per inch (ppi). In addition, the display of this smartphone is an in-plane switching liquid crystal display.
Just like mid-range phones and high-end smartphones, Infinix Smart comes with a chipset. The chipset is in charge of the management of the hardware of the smartphone. Infinix Smart is championed by a popular chipset. The chipset is a product of MediaTek, and this chipset is featured in a lot of other low-end phones.
Infinix Smart is championed by the MediaTek MT6580M chipset. Anyone who is familiar with low-end phones will agree to the fact that the chipset is popular among low-end smartphones.
The phone is made up of four processors, just like the majority of Android smartphones. In addition, the cores of this chipset can operate at speeds up to 1.30 GHz.
Infinix Smart runs the Android operating system (OS). It will be quite pointless to argue that this operating system is the best operating system as it is well-known that the operating system is the best. The smartphone beats mobile operating systems like iOS and Windows Mobile, to be the best mobile operating system in the world.
Although, Infinix Smart is a low-end smart device, the smartphone does not run inferior operating systems like Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Rather than running an inferior operating system like Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the smartphone runs the Android 7.0 Nougat operating system.
Some smartphone lovers may expect this phone to run OS like 8.0 Oreo, but it is important not to forget that this smartphone is a low-end smart device.
There is no doubt about the fact that 512 MB of RAM is too small for an Android smartphone of this age. Apps have grown in size, and a phone with 512 MB of RAM will often fail to deliver seamless operations. Even for a low-end smartphone, a 512 MB smartphone is not cool.
MediaTek MT6580M operates with the help of a random access memory (RAM). The random access memory MediaTek MT6580M uses has a low-end capacity of 1 GB. For a low-end smartphone user, a 1 GB RAM will be adequate to give a seamless operation. Since a typical low-end smartphone user will run light apps, they should have no issues using the smartphone.
The components of Infinix Smart are powered by a Li-Ion battery. Components of the smartphone like camera, fingerprint scanner, display, etc, all get powered by a 3000 mAh battery. The smartphone belongs to the Li-Ion family. In addition, the battery of this phone is charged by a rapid-charge system.
Infinix Smart is not a 4G smartphone. The smart device, however, supports 2G and 3G networks. Even if a 4G-supported SIM card is inserted into the smartphone, the phone will not work with 4G networks. For a low-end user, this lack of 4G-support is not an issue. With the support for 3G networks, internet usage of the smartphone should not be a challenge.
Infinix Smart Full Specs and Features
- Announcement Status: Announced
- Announcement: July 2017
- Release Status: Released
- Release: July 2017
- 2G: Yes, GSM (850/900/1800/1900)
- 3G: Yes, HSDPA (850/900/1700/1900/2100)
- 4G: No
- Count: Dual SIM
- Type: Micro SIM
- Dimension: 144.90 x 71.90 x 8.35 mm
- Weight: 145 grams
- Thickness: 8.35 mm
- Colours: Champagne Gold, Sandstone Black, Red, Elegant Blue
- Case Type: Plastic
- Size: 5.00 inches
- Type: high-definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS) LCD
- Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
- Pixel Density: 291 pixels per inch (ppi)
- Size: 1 GB
- Type: SD-RAM
- Manufacturer: MediaTek
- Model: MT6580M
- 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: 2 MP
- Rear Camera: 8 MP
- Front LED Flash: Yes
- Rear LED Flash: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Position: N/A
- GPU: Mali-400 MP GPU
- Speed: N/A
- Wi-Fi (Mobile Hotspot)
- Proximity Sensor
- Light Sensor
- Type: Li-Po
- Capacity: 3060 mAh
- Rapid-charge system: Yes
Infinix Smart Price in Nigeria
Infinix Smart price in Nigeria ranges from 30,000 Naira to 35,000 Naira and is available on Konga, Jumia, Slot and other e-commerce stores in Nigeria as well as Infinix authorized retail stores nationwide.