Hands-On With Android 5.1 Lollipop On Infinix Hot Note X551

Sometime in June/July, infinix mobility announced that some of its latest phones will be getting the Android lollipop OS update in August. This was made known before the launch of the infinix hot 2 smart phone which was unveiled on the 18th of August and came out of the box with android lollipop OS.

In August, infinix mobility launched an android 5.1 XUI beta OS for the infinix hot note x551 android phone.

The downside is, it had some bugs considering the fact that it was still in beta and it requires you to download and flash the OS into the phone rather than an OTA update.

For most people, downloading and flashing the ROM is pretty tasking and a simple mistake could get the phone bricked.

In subsequent posts, I should be writing on how to upgrade your infinix Hot Note X551 android phone to android 5.1 lollipop OS without bricking the phone.

Infinix Hot Note x551 lollipop OS
On the 28th of August, another update was rolled over for the android lollipop 5.1 OS and although the update can be downloaded via OTA, installing it on the infinix hot note x551 via OTA wouldn’t work.

Hence, it was necessary to install it from the recovery menu as that seemed like the only solution. It wasn’t really a big deal to accomplish as everything went smoothly and fine.

Now, that’s just an intro in regards to the Android 5.1 lollipop revolution on infinix hot note x551. If you ask me what the experience has been like so far, I would say Awesome! Compared to the android lollipop OS on the infinix hot 2 x510, I still prefer that on the infinix hot note X551.

Hands-On With Android 5.1 Lollipop OS on Infinix Hot Note X551

Now to the main subject of the post, my hands-on review of the 5.1 lollipop OS on the infinix hot note x551 android smart phone. I’d be sharing some pictures with you as well in other to make the message more understandable.

The Interface

The interface in the device with the new OS compared to the android 4.4 kitkat is spectacular. To be honest, I find myself loving the device now compared to when it was running android 4.4 kitkat.

Another interesting thing I like about the lollipop OS on the hot note phone is the theme feature. You can use themes on the hot note device now. However, you can only use pre-loaded themes.

By that, I mean you cannot download themes online. More themes were introduced as a result of the new update rolled out on the 28th of August.

This is what the lollipop OS looks like on the infinix hot note. Although, using a theme.

old android lollipop OS interface on infinix hot note

I decided to do a little more customization by changing the wallpapers which I downloaded via the wallpaper app. Although there are some pre-installed wallpapers on the phone, I needed something more and the dog thing catches my fantasy (I actually love dogs as well).

new interface on hot note x551

Notification Tray

The notification tray isn’t quite different from what’s in the stock android lollipop OS. However, there are more options on the notification tray which include battery saver, Ultra power, and screenshot.

Notification tray on the infinix hot note x551 lollipop

The screenshot option helps you quickly take a screenshot instead of having to hold the volume down and power buttons together.


So far so good, the performance on the device has been sleek. The only downside in this regard is the RAM management.

multitask on infinix hot note
Although so far so good, I haven’t experienced any lags or whatever, I feel the RAM could be better managed.


new infinix hot note OS
As you already know, the device now runs on android 5.1 lollipop but with XUI Beta2. So far so good, I don’t see much difference from the stock android lollipop OS except for the fact that the XUI Beta2 is even better with theme and font management.


If you are still running on android 4.4 KitKat and you are wondering whether or not to upgrade to android lollipop 5.1 on the infinix hot note x551, I would advise you to do so the earliest you can. The new OS looks so sweet compared to the formal. Just like in my case, it could make you love your device more.

Samuel is a Tech Enthusiast who loves to explore everything that concerns Tech. Most of his explorations and guides, he shares via this platform. He studied Computer Science and prefers being simply called Sammy! 😉