On Monday, 24th of April, Infinix took off the wraps on their new mid-range phones: the Infinix S2 and Infinix S2 Pro. Both phones are successors to the Infinix Hot S and feature a number of upgrades, key being the Dual Front Facing Cameras.
Dual cameras are the rave now but sadly, very few manufacturers are able to incorporate them well. Infinix has gotten it right on their first try and they deserve a praise.
Infinix S2 Dual Front Facing Cameras
The Infinix S2 is not the first phone to sport dual front cameras, the LG V10 gets that award. Sitting on the top bezel is a combination of a 13MP and 8MP sensor. The 8MP camera is the main selfie camera and the 13MP camera is the wide-angle sensor camera that lets you fit more people in that selfie. Wide Angle + Selfie = Wefie.
Infinix S2 Specifications
The S2 (and S2 Pro) features a 5.2-inch HD screen, a 1.3GHz octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and a 3000mAh battery. The rear camera is a 13MP 135° wide-angle lens with dual LED flash. The dual front cameras have their own LED flash too. The phone has a rear mounted fingerprint scanner, support for dual SIM, an audio jack and a USB Type-C port.
The difference between the S2 and S2 Pro is the memory and storage configuration. The S2 Pro comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. Infinix has been kind enough to provide us with the Pro version.
Infinix S2 Android Nougat Update
The Infinix S2 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with February’ (2017) security patch. We were disappointed it didn’t come with Nougat. However, Infinix was quick to wipe that frown off our face with an Android 7.0 Nougat update.
The update is a massive 1.8GB in size, we tried downloading It but it was pretty slow. Like 50MB in twenty minutes slow. The explanation is that there are lots of people trying to update their phones (some other Infinix phones got the nougat update too) at the same time and the server can’t handle it. We were also not able to manually download and then sideload it, but hopefully we should have the phone updated by the time the full review is out.
Infinix S2 Design
It’s a well- built device with a metal back and steel frame. My daily driver is a 5.5-inch phone, handling the S2 Pro is a relief for me as I don’t have to stretch my thumb to reach the top of the screen or the corners.
Feast your eyes on our unboxing pictures and look forward to our full review soon.