There is no shortage of selfie focused phones these days. From Q Mobile to Oppo, everyone has offerings catering to this particular category. Infinix is here with its own take on the selfie smartphone, the S2.
Dubbed “Selfie + Wefie” it comes with 2 front cameras that allow you to snap wide angle photos. There’s not much to see here aside from the dual front camera setup in an otherwise mid to low end smartphone. It is available for Rs. 18,600.
Design and Display
Up front you 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.
The S2’s overall design 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.
Internals and Storage
Inside there’s MediaTek’s octa-core MT 6753 SoC powering the phone which is ample for a mid-range phone. You get 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage with the S2 which is low considering similar phones in this price-range. Fortunately a microSD card slot can alleviate your storage problems.
As for the OS you 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.
Camera and Battery
The front has a 13MP camera, which is par for the course at best and you 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.
Infinix S2 Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Mali T-720
- Chipset: MediaTek MT6753
- OS: Android 7.0 Nougat with XOS Chameleon v2.2
- Supported Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G, Dual Sim
- Design: Fingerprint scanner
- Dimensions: 147.3 x 71.5 x 8.2 mm
- Weight: 147g
- Display: 5.2” IPS with HD (1280 x 720) resolution (~280 ppi)
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal: 16 GB
- Card slot: Yes, allows up to 64 GB of expandable storage
- Primary: 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video
- Secondary: 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
- Price: Rs. 18,600