When it comes to the Infinix S2 Pro, numbers don’t lie. If our Infinix traffic is any indicator, this smartphone torpedoed onto the local smartphone market and continues to gain traction. We have reviewed the S2 Pro at length and we loved what we saw. Especially Multi Account. Here’s why:
Infinix’s S2 Pro’s nifty baked-in app supports seamlessly logging into multiple accounts on the same device. Aptly named the Multi Account, usage is simultaneous and as beautifully seamless as it gets.
The apps and subsequent notifications are labeled with an infinity sign to distinguish them from the regular apps. Performance is butter smooth. There’s no lag whatsoever, no abnormal surge in RAM usage, none of that. The closest non-S2 Pro users can get to such a feature is via third-party apps such as Parallel Space.
Apart from Parallel Space and a few others floating about the Play Store, Telegram is the only app we know that supports Multiple Accounts off the bat. You can connect up to 3 separate accounts with different phone numbers with Telegram. Rather neat, if you ask me.
The only other device we have reviewed having a similar feature is the Lenovo K3 Note. Lenovo K3’s Note Secure Zone feature lets you run multiple simultaneous Accounts of any App. That’s about where the similarities end.
From what we can tell, the execution of this feature is very different. The Lenovo K3 Note actually carves out a separate space in your phone (the Secure Zone). Doing so sacrifices overall performance and is quite RAM intensive. Not even the 2GB of RAM can fully cover this spike. Multi Account on the S2 Pro, on the other hand, runs just like any other system app. It’s optimised for stability and performance.
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How to Use Multiple Account on Infinix S2 Pro
If you are still using your S2 Pro from its factory state, Multi Account will be under ‘Tools’. However, you can just as easily search for it. A window, as shown above, will welcome you to Multi Account. Go ahead and add any number of apps you wish to have another account of. By default, WhatsApp is the only one added for obvious 1 billion+ reasons.
You will have to log in afresh to your accounts in Multi Account, thereby creating new accounts. An interesting thing we realised was that given that Telegram already allows you up to 3 accounts, we could log into 6 separate accounts and run them all on one device.
How cool is that! Notifications come the usual way, only tagged ‘Multi Account’ to distinguish them from those from other apps. This app is remarkably stable and surprisingly light for what it does. Way to go, Infinix!