Will Nigeria’s first Android One smartphone, the Infinix Hot 2 (announced this morning at an exclusive event to whch the MobilityArena.com team was invited), break new ground? And why should this even be a discussion in the first place? For one, the Android One lineup has been made up of phones with very basic specs and features.
Meanwhile, the Motorola Moto G has been the gold standard for affordable, premium smartphones since the announcement of the first iteration in 2013. Like Android One devices, the Moto G series offer stock Android (or close) and guaranteed software updates. No Android One smartphone has offered the kind of value that the Moto G series has till date. But the Infinix Hot 2 looks like it will break that jinx.
don’t now have the full specs of the Hot 2 , and here is a quick comparison using the specs that we do have confirmed. We have set it up against the original Moto G 2013 and the 2015 Moto G. How does it stack up against them?
|Motorola Moto G 2013||Motorola Moto G 2015||Infinix Hot 2|
|Display: 4.5 inches, 326PPI. Gorilla 3||Display: 5.0 inches, 294PPI. Gorilla Glass 3. IPX7 certified resistance||Display: 5.0 inches, 320 PPI. Protection|
|Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7||Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53|
|1 GB RAM||1/2 GB RAM||1/2 GB RAM|
|Android 4.3 with upgrade to 5.1 available||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop||Android 5.1.1 Lollipop|
|5 megapixel camera with LED flash||13 megapixel camera with LED flash||8 megapixel camera with LED flash|
|8/16 GB internal storage. No external||8/16 GB internal storage. Plus microSD, up to 32 GB||16 GB internal storage. Plus microSD, up to XX GB|
|AnTuTu Benchmark: 17,214||AnTuTu Benchmark: 24,258||AnTuTu Benchmark: 20,662|
|Quadrant Benchmark: 8,505||Quadrant Benchmark: 16,034||Quadrant Benchmark: 9,301|
|2,070 mAh battery||2,470 mAh battery||2,200 mAh battery|
|N35,000 – N50,000||N45,000 – N55,000||N17,500 (1GB RAM); N19,500 (2GB RAM)|
The specifications of the Hot 2 side-by-side the Moto G devices, coupled with its sweet price, makes it the best value Android smartphone in existence. N17,500 is about $87. For those specs, that is really nice – at least, on paper. We will have to see how everything works in real life – battery, durability, and performance.
It will be available in black, white, blue, red, and gold – in Nigeria first and then in other African countries, including: Egypt, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Morocco, and Kenya. Stay tuned for more details.