Infinix is a known smartphone brand in this part of the world, the Chinese OEM has quite a number of mid-range to low budget smartphones under its name already. Amongst the latest addition to this portfolio is the Infinix Hot S3, a smartphone designed to fit in the trendy list of mid-range smartphones in the market at the moment. The smartphone besides having nice aesthetics also comes with a decent hardware. Infinix Hot S3 is the first smartphone from the company to offer Android 8 out of the box.
Infinix Hot S3 Key Specs and Features
5.65-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1440 X 720 pixels
18:9 Aspect Ratio
Android 8.0 (Oreo)
Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with 3GB/4GB RAM
32GB/64GB built-in storage, up to 128GB with a memory card
13MP rear camera and a 20MP front camera
Fingerprint sensor (rear) & Face ID
4, 000 mAh non removable Li-Po battery
Infinix Hot S3
Design and Display
Adopting the premium smartphone facade which includes a large screen to body ratio (about 81%) acquired by a cut down on bezels around the screen. Also, the Infinix Hot S3 appears to have a solid build and nicely curved edges. Handling seems not to be a problem as the smartphone doesn’t weigh much at 150g.
As for the screen, the Infinix Hot S3 has an ‘okay’ display which is largely due to the HD+ LCD panel. You might not find it as crisp as those in more premium smartphones but it does quite fine. Spanning 5.65-inch, it had a 1440 X 720 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 285 ppi).
This means that just like the Tecno Camon CM, the Infinix Hot S3 features an 18:9 aspect ratio.
Battery and Camera
The Infinix Hot S3 has sufficient battery power to keep the smartphone on for a day without having to plug it in. Backed by a 4, 000mAh battery, the smartphone seems to lack a fast charge feature which means charging will take a few hours through the MicroUSB port.
In case you are the selfie oriented type of person, the Infinix Hot S3 is certainly one of the smartphones to consider without having to spend too much. The Infinix Hot S3 smartphone is equipped with a massive 20MP front camera with flash and a 13MP camera at the back also accompanied by a dual LED flash.
Hardware and Software
Talking about the hardware, which is part of the spec sheet that really reflects how fast and smooth performance will be. In this case, you have an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor running at 1.4GHz and a corresponding Adreno 505 GPU for graphics rendering.
In furtherance, there are two variants of the Infinix Hot S3 available, one having a 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. You could also expand the storage using a memory card and it runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS Hummingbird V3.0 UI skin.
Pricing and Availability
The Infinix Hot S3 is currently not available in Nigeria but has been launched in India. It costs about Rs 8, 999 (50, 000 Naira) for the 3GB variant and Rs 10 999 (61, 000 Naira) for the 4GB variant. You could however pre-order the Infinix Hot S3 at Slot and it will delivered in a few weeks time.