Infinix Hot S3: Review

Smartphone company, Infinix Mobile just announced the Infinix Hot S3 in India. According to the company, the phone targets the Indian market and would be available first in the Asian country. The new Hot S3, which is an update to the Hot S2 is already available for sale on FlipKart for just Rs. 8,999. Nevertheless, it would be available in other markets, including Nigeria and Kenya in the coming weeks.

This is the first Infinix smartphone with much reduction in bezels and dishing out the trendy bezel-less display. This is coming after Tecno went bezel-less with the Camon CM instead of their Phantom flagship series. Looks like both company couldn’t wait for their flagship to launch the feature. While we are waiting for the next Zero smartphone, lets see what the Hot S3 have to offer.

Design

Infinix still went ahead with their plastic overall look, although the rear camera is now beautifully placed. The camera and dual-LED flash are vertical in the top left for a modern look. It sports a rear fingerprint scanner which is just above the Infinix logo.

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It measures 8.4 mm in thickness and weighs just 150g, making it comfortable to hold and flaunt. I don’t know how Infinix makes their smartphones this light, even with the large battery capacity. The dual nano sim compatible device is available in only Sandstone Black and Brush Gold.

Display

Definitely the highlight of the device no doubt, the 5.65-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is breathtaking. The company really surprised us, just like their sister company Tecno. Honestly, i was thinking they will debut the feature with their next Zero flagship.

It has no navigation buttons and tiny narrow bezels, whole the selfie camera and front flash sits at the top. The screen boasts of resolution of 720×1440 pixels, reaching about 80% screen to body ratio.

Hardware and Software

This is also the first smartphone from Infinix Mobile to house the Snapdragon 430 chip from Qualcomm. It boasts of Octa-core processor that reaches a clock speed of 1.4 GHz, and an Adreno graphics processor. Infinix Hot S3 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo operating system, with XOS 3.0 user interface.

In terms of RAM and storage, there are two versions, the standard one with 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage. Then there’s the Infinix Hot S3 Pro that retails for Rs. 10,999 and packs 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. Both versions are upgradeable up to 128GB with microSD if you need more space.

Camera

Just like the midrange Camon CM from Tecno, there are no dual shooters here. It sports a 13MP single rear camera with f/2.0 aperture for taking sharp photography. While at the front, there’s a 20MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture as well, 5P lens and dual-LED front Flash.

Battery

Infinix Hot S3 is a powerhouse with 4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery. It also comes with fast battery charging feature, the XCharge technology.

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Infinix Hot S3 Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Smartphone
Model Infinix Hot S3
Announced February, 2018
Released Coming soon. March, 2018
Status Available on FlipKart and Shopping stores

Network

2G Network Yes
3G Network Yes
4G Network Yes
SIM Type Nano + Nano
SIM Count Dual SIM

Design

Type Metal
Dimensions 152.3 x 72.8 x 8.4 mm
Weight 150g
Protection
Colours Sandstone Black, Brush Gold

Display

Display Type HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.65-inch
Resolution 720×1440 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density
Screen-To-Body Ratio 78%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection 2.5D Curved Glass Screen
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No

Camera

13MP
Yes
Yes
Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Exposure compensation
Face detection
Geotagging
HDR
ISO settings
Panorama
Scene mode
Self-timer
Touch focus
White balance settings
Yes, dual-LED flash
20MP with dual-LED flash

Software

Android 8.0 Oreo
XOS 3.0
Yes
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Hardware

Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
CPU Octa-Core 1.4GHz
GPU Adreno
3GB/4GB
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB
Yes, up to 128GB
Fingerprint (Rear)
Proximity
AccelerometerGravity
Gyroscope
Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key

Connectivity

Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB v2.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
NFC
HDMI
No

Battery

Battery Type Li-Ion Battery
Capacity 4000mAh Battery
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging Yes
Standby
Talk Time
Music Play

Media

Yes, MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MIDI, WAV, AC3, FLAC
Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones
MP3, WAV
Yes
Yes, 3.5mm Jack

Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
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1 COMMENT

  1. Infinix will always remain my favorite anytime anyway because infinix always make nice phone with excellent design and specs and this new infinix hot s3 is just so mouth watering and superb! Another excellent one from Infinix mobile and Thanks alot to techlector for the in-depth review

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