We’ve recently managed to get our hands on the HiSense Infinity Faith 1 (F31) smartphone which was released recently in South Africa. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 chipset, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage giving it enough respect to turn heads in the rapidly changing Technology world.

Let’s get to business… The HiSense Infinity Faith 1 runs on Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box and can be upgraded to a newer version of OS. It comes with a Li-Po 2500 mAh, non-removable battery. The smartphone features a 5 inch IPS display with 720 x 1280 px resolution. Whilst boasting IPS technology, which is one of the most leading LCD technologies in the world.

The screen size is measured in inches, diagonally from corner to corner. The 5 inches IPS capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 px resolution is multi-touch capable.

Even though the device’s memory (2 GB) cannot be expanded, the storage (16 GB), however, can be expanded with a microSD card.

The camera of the HiSense Infinity Faith 1 is equipped with autofocus.

What is Autofocus?

Autofocus is a camera feature that fine-tunes the focus of the camera, it is a nice feature of this smartphone.

Infinity Faith 1 is 3G and 4G capable. This device has a built-in GPS receiver.

What is GPS?

GPS is a satellite based navigation system that allows the determination of the exact geographical location on Earth.

This device also features a FM radio receiver. With regards to battery life, The Li-Po 2500 mAh, allows for the smartphone to last relatively long in this day and age with our background apps running and constantly using data. I’ve managed to use it for a full working day with Wi-Fi, Mobile Data, Facebook, WhatsApp & BBM running the entire time – Very similar to what I managed to get out from the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

The smartphone has sensors which measure physical quantities and transmit them to the application processor. The device also has an accelerometer which is a built-in electronic component that measures tilt and motion. A fingerprint sensor at the back of the device, a little different to the front of the screen like most of the other branded have it situated – this makes it a lot more easier to unlock your smartphone. The proximity sensor detects when a user is holding the phone near their face during a call and turns off the display to prevent keypad presses and battery consumption from the display.

The Infinity Faith 1 has Dual SIM capability, which means that you can insert two different SIM cards and use them both from one phone.

All in all, a very simplistic yet classy styled device that packs quite the power… And for under R3000 – It’s definitely worth the buy!