Do You Know : You Can Use Your Infinix Hot Note X551 Phone As Power Bank?

Yes, you read that right! You can actually use your infinix hot note x551 android phone as power bank in charging other phones.

Yesterday, i was at Infinix office and we got talking about their devices. It was then, one of their staff did a practical based on the fact that he can use the infinix hot note phone in charging another android phone. Honestly, I wasn’t so surprised in regards the fact that an android phone can be used in charging another phone but i didn’t know the infinix hot note can actually do that.

As we already stated on the infinix hot note review post, the device comes backed with a 4000mAh battery and that didn’t disappoint. My hot note can stay four days without been charged and knowing that the device can be used as a power bank, just makes it better.

Infinix hot note used as power bank

How Can I Actually Use The Infinix Hot Note X551 In Charging Other Phones?

Good question! But then, are you also aware that the infinix hot note phone boasts of fast charging ability? I mean, in about 20 mins of charge, your hot note can charge to a capacity of which you can use for over a day. The downside to this is, the fast charging ability is only incorporated in the charger that comes with the phone. Using a different phone’s charger won’t really charge the device faster than it’s original.

Having stated that, being able to use the infinix hot note device in charging other devices requires using the OTG cable. The full meaning for OTG is USB on the Go. OTG cable allows USB devices such as digital audio players or mobile phones to act as a host, allowing other USB devices like a USB flash drive, digital camera, mouse, or keyboard to be attached to them.


With the OTG cable, you can use the infinix hot note in charging other devices. Not just android devices but basically every mobile phone.

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74 Comments

    • No Adebisi, the infinix hot note battery comes attached to the phone (non-removable). That of the infinix hot is removable. You can search for the infinix hot battery on konga or jumia.

  • Bro I know is non removable but you know if d fone as fault it will d battery can remove it if someone wants to change the battery you will open it so is d battery d same size as hot

  • Hello Engr. Sam, pls how can I register on this site? I just came across this forum through Google and I really love what iam seeing here. Pls how can I get registered? THANKS

    • Any blackberry charger will work with it Gene6ix. However, the fast charging functionality is embedded in the charger and not exactly on the phone. I.e, the charger that comes with the device is what facilitates the fast charging experience. Using another charger won’t be as fast as using the follow come charger but it won’t cause any damage to the phone.

  • hea mr. i rooted my infinix x507 n its working fine n better but can’t detect an otg cable… what must i do.,for it to detect an otg cable

    • Denno, the infinix hot x507 doesn’t have OTG support. That way, OTG cable won’t work on the device.

  • My infinix hot note can be on charge for 1hour with only 1%. Pls wat do I do. I jst bought dis fone from slot last two months ago. And I need another charger. Pls help me out

    • If you are using the charger that comes with the phone and it’s charging at that rate, i would advice you return it and ask for a replacement.

  • Pls tell me de exact charger dat will be perfect for my infinix hot note. All of a sudden it(charger) jst stopped working

    • Goodness, any other charger that charges bb10 phones and most sophisticated android phones would do. However, the fast charging feature is in the follow-come charger.

  • Pls when I charge ma phone nowadays, de battery gets drained faster unlike before. I need solutions. Someone said it’s bcos I leave ma data on often times.bt I doubt that.

  • As for returning da phone, pls can I do dat without da receipt cos I’ve lost it. I bought it from slot, aba, abia state.

    • Sorry, i misunderstood your previous comment. I thought you said last week but i just realized you said two months ago. Anyway, returning the phone won’t be possible if you have lost the receipt. The receipt proves you got the phone from them. More so, considering the months used, you should have to live with the phone.

  • Pls Which other phone is equivalent to infinix hot note both in price and specs cos am just tired and disappointed by dis mess. Dis is ma first time of trying out infinix product. And I made my sister buy infinix hot after I got mine earlier.

    • Goodness, infinix products are good. I can speak for the devices released since the hot x507 till the zero 2. I own of these devices and they have been working well. Frequent phone recharge when there’s still enough power on it could spoil the battery. Same applies to charging and using the phone simultaneously.

  • My phone does not download songs .and I don’t understand the information given on rooting and upgrading/updating.pls help coz I fear spoiling ma device

    • Sam, i see no reason why you should be scared of the infinix hot note since we have already covered on this blog, issues you might face and their solutions.

  • Hi, my infinix hot note charger got spoilt and I wanna know if it is possible for me to get another hot note charger and will it also charge at the same fast rate? Thanks

    • Lade, If you can get exact hot note charger, Yes it can charge at exact fast rate but if using another charger, it won’t really be that fast. The fast charging ability is embedded in the charger.

  • I tried performing OTA update on rooted infinix hot note running lollipop x551-g808-a1-l-2010828. I ran into some problems and finally the phone got stuck at ‘FASTBOOT mode…’Please what can I do?

  • How many hours can my infinix x5551 hotenote browse with the the battery
    I want to know the exact hours it really take. Am in Ghana I bought my own just last month and I think Dat mine drains battery a little bit fast

  • Wot can one do about the charger issue whn it get spoil cos ma own infinix x551 charger as spoiled and I didn’t get d follow come charger wot type of charger can we buy

  • Wot can one do about the charger issue whn it get
    spoil cos ma own infinix x551 charger as spoiled
    and I didn鈥檛 get d follow come charger wot type of
    charger can we buy

    • Olufemi, any blackberry charger that’s able to charge a bb10 phone will do. Although you won’t be getting the fast charging ability.

  • i saw a system update for my infinix x551 and i downloaded and tried to install them During installation the system update shows error and it also shows no command .. pls help

  • Plss my infinix hot note battery has started running so fast… For every 2mins, 2% takes from my battery… It Jux started yesterday what do I do plss…. If I can’t do anything about then wher can I get some of the battery to buy

  • Hi. My infinix hot note x551’s charger is damaged or circuit is burned. Now I have trouble in charging my phone quick bcz other chargers dont charge it in no time like infinix’s charger. Please suggest me a charger that can charge my hot note quickly. Thanks. Understand my English 馃檪

    • Sorry Najabat, the fast charging feature is actually equipped in the charger. Perhaps only if you can get another infinix hot x551 ‘follow-come’ charger.

  • Please My Infinix Hot Note Charger Just Stopped Charging The Phone Fast. What Will I Do? Which One Will I Replaced? The Charger Cord Or The Charger Head?

    Please Answer Me.

  • What if the battery becomes weary or breaks down, does it mean i cant replace the battery since the inbuilt one cant be removed?

  • its about a month and half I got my infinix hot note x551 and since den the battery has been good until a week ago when I charged, it charged faster than before and drains faster, 2day I noticed it was so hot while charging so I decided to unplug it and allow it cool down and I continued charging, it was 91 percent while I removed it but now when I plugged it, within 3 mins of charging it dropped to 89 percent, pls I need help I don’t know if the battery is spoilt or something I just want a solution because I can’t continue this way, tho I have been using a bigger power bank to charge as well. tnx

  • Good evening Samuel.. I bought my infinix hot note barely 4months ago and suddenly it stopped charging fast and USB OTG stopped working on it.. I have been charging it since 5:50pm yesterday till now and it’s not full yet (it’s just on 88% as at 1:04pm today) … Please help.. Is it repairable? Don’t know why it started charging very slow

  • My infinix hot note just suddenly stopped charging yesterday. Iv tried it with two different chargers. And when I connect the fone to a laptop, it no longer connects. Please what do I do?

  • my infinix hot note battery drains super fast, if i charge it to 100%, Even if I leave the phone untouched, before an hour it would drop to 97% My phone can barely last a day. I dont understand, can I change the battery?

  • Experiencing d same slow charging prob.. Try n change d cord and try if it changes fast but if not den consider getting a new charger..

  • my phone doesn’t charge faster as it did before, tried so many times but ends up with same result, can charge overnight and get just 57%. what could be the problem please?

  • please when i want to watch a video on my infinix hot note it says “cant play vidieo” . what can i do i really need help and i am scared

    • Nana, well, it depends on what you aim to achieve. If you don’t have a cogent reason as to why you want to root your phone, i don’t think you should root it.

  • Good evening engr Samuel Adeniyi. I mistakenly cancelled/deleted/disabled my infinix hot note inbuilt fast charging installation, since then, i had been experience serious slow charging functionality. Please sir,how can i restore my infinix hot note inbuilt fast charging installation?

    • Hello Muyiwa, the infinix hot note fast charging isn’t completely facilitated by the phone. But the charger instead. Use the default hot note charger and you should be fine.

  • Good day sir, im using a tecno 8H phone and i got an infinix charger for it with output of 2.0A the phone started charging fast like 4hrs charge can give me up to 80% all of a sudden it stopped charging fast like 4hrs wl give me 36% charge. Use d charger on other phones and it charges fast, use other chargers on it and slow charge. Ive used the charger for like 3weeks now. Tnks for ur advice in advance.

    • Cudi, Going by your explanation, i am guessing the battery is faulty. You should change it and hopefully, you should be fine.

  • Engr, thank you sir, what do you mean by default hot note charger? Since then i had been using BB charger, but the problem remain same, i still experience serious slow charging. Sir, how can i reinstall the phone in built fast charging installation back or any other solution sir? Thanks for your previous cooperation sir.

  • Sir I have an infinix hot note x-551 mobile. I could connect my USB flash drive pendrive. Before formatting my phone. After formatting it no otg pendrive is getting detected. Or can’t connect my phone to my pc. Please give me a solution. Please

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