Earlier this year, Infinix Mobility, a Hong-Kong based Android Phone manufacturer released their latest Android Smartphone named Infinix Hot S3.
The Infinix Hot S3 is the manufacturer’s first foray into the 18:9 aspect ratio category. Also, they used a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for the first time.
This is the third installment in the S series by Infinix, and it was released in February 2018. Infinix has been known to make user-friendly Smartphones since they started.
In addition, Infinix phones are also cheap, making it a preferred choice for consumers in Nigeria. In this post, I’ll expose the beauty and frailty of this new phone.
Let me start with the design.
Design and Display
The Infinix Hot S3 sports a plastic body and glass front, this device comes with a 152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 dimension. With a weight of about 150g.
This amazing Smartphone has a 5.65-inch HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen, with 16M colors. With a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, it has a 18:9 aspect ratio (~285 ppi density).
The Infinix Hot S3 comes pre-installed with their flagship XOS 3.0 user interface.
This Smartphone supports Multitouch too. With a rear mounted Fingerprint Scanner, it comes in two colors: Sandstone Black and Brush Gold.
Hardware and Software
The Infinix Hot S3 smartphone comes with the Android 8.0 Oreo operating system.
Infinix Hot S3 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with a 64-bit processor. It also comes with an Octa-core processor that clocks at 1.4GHz.
Furthermore, it uses a Mali GPU for graphics handling.
This amazing smartphone offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt memory. This memory can expand up to 128GB. With the use of a microSD card.
Other features of this device are: Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear mounted Fingerprint and Light sensor
Camera and Battery
The Infinix Hot S3 features a 13MP rear camera with dual LED flash and autofocus. The 13MP camera has an f/2.2 aperture with phase detection, autofocus, dual-LED and Beauty-plus.
Upfront, there’s a 20MP camera with dual LED flash and a f/2.2 aperture. This camera takes wonderful selfies that will blow your mind. The camera on this Smartphone does better than some in the same category. This phone is a must-have for selfie lovers.
As for the battery life, there’s a Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery. There’s also a quick charge feature which enables more screen-time and less charging.
This beauty will sell for about N62,500 in Nigeria, although the price may vary.
|Network||Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|Status||Available. Released in 2018, February|
|Body||Dimensions||152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 mm|
|SIM||Dual Nano-SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Display||Type||HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 ratio (~285 ppi density)|
|Platform||OS||Android 8.0 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.4 GHz|
|Memory||Card slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||32 GB, 3 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||13 MP, autofocus, dual LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR|
|Secondary||20 MP, dual LED flash|
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration; MP3, Midi ringtones|
|Bluetooth||4.2, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0 Type-C (with OTG support)|
|Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Battery||Non Removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
|Misc||Colors||Sandstone Black and Brush Gold|
Lastly, i’d advice you to get this phone today if you’re looking for a Smartphone that has everything in one mid-range package.