The manufacturers start to introduce the selfie focused smartphones keeping in view the interest of customers. The high tech international brands as well as local and Chinese manufacturers are regularly introducing this particular category in the market. Infinix is also there with its own take on the selfie smartphone, the infinix S2.
Dubbed “Selfie + Wefie” it comes with 2 front cameras that allow you to snap wide angle photos. Infinix has not put anything else worth mentioning except the dual camera setup in the new entrant.
The overall design of the Infinix S2 is quite simple, especially from the front which looks very plain. It does look kind of sleek from the back thanks to the in-line column like arrangement of the camera, flash and fingerprint sensor and the antenna lines.
Right away, we get a 5.2 inch IPS 720p (1280 x 720) display flanked by the volume rocker on the left and the power button on the right. The top features the dual front cameras with the earpiece and the IR sensor.
Moving towards the back the top and bottom ends of the phone feature antenna lines, more noticeable in the darker “Chocolate Brown” color. The fingerprint sensor is located underneath the flash which itself is below the primary camera.
Going inside, we find an octa-core MT 6753 SoC by MediaTek powering the phone; quite enough for a mid-range phone. We also get 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage; a bit low considering similar phones in the same price-range. Fortunately a microSD card slot can alleviate your storage problems.
However we get the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with Infinix’s custom XOS Chameleon skin on top. This gives the S2 an edge over most other mid-range smartphones, still stuck with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
For those who want to know more about camera features, Infinix S2 comes with a 13MP rear camera, which is par for the course at best and we get a LED flash along with HDR and 1080p video capability.
The front cameras is where the S2 truly shines with an 8 MP camera duo. Although other dual camera phones come with bokeh effects or optical zoom, the S2 doesn’t. The wide-angle selfie mode is all you get unfortunately.
There’s a large 3,000 mAh battery unit keeping the lights on for the S2. Paired with a 720p screen and a MediaTek SoC, the S2 could last a day and half on average use.
The Infinix S2 has been made available in Pakistan with a price tag of Rs. 18,600.
|CPU||Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53|
|OS||Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS Chameleon v2.2|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|Dimensions||147.3 x 71.5 x 8.2 mm|
|Display||5.2″ IPS HD|
|resolution||1280 x 720 pixels (~280 ppi)|
|Internal Memory||16 GB|
|Card slot||Yes, allows up to 64 GB of expandable storage|
|Primary Camera||13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video|
|Secondary Camera||Dual 8MP wide angle|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot, Bluetooth V4.0, GPS with AGPS|
|Battery||3,000 mAh Li-Ion, non-removable battery|
|Colours||Sunset Pink, Chocolate Brown|