Infinix Hot S3 happens to be the company’s first shot at the popular 18:9 screen aspect ratio, Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and Android 8.0 Oreo. It falls into the mid-range smartphone category with it’s specifications but the design says more than that.
The Hot S3 was launched into the Asian market with a price tag of INR 10,000 (NGN 55,500) which is very moderate for what it has to offer. The device has been officially unveiled in Nigeria and will subsequently go on sale in other African countries as well. Let’s see what the Infinix Hot S3 has to offer in terms of specs and features.
Infinix Hot S3 Key features
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS v3.0
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano)
- 4G LTE: YES, LTE
- Screen Size : 5.65 Inches HD IPS Touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels (~285 PPI)
- Processor Type: Octa-core 1.40 GHz, Snapdragon 430 chipset
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 13MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 20MP with LED flash
- Battery: 4000 mAh (non-removable)
Infinix Hot S3 Features Overview
Infinix Hot S3 features a 5.65 inches screen with Full HD display resolution, the screen has a 2.5D curve at the edges and a resolution of 720 by 1440 pixels with about 285 pixels per-square inch.
Android 8.0 Oreo is pre-installed on the Hot S3 out of the box with the company’s XOS v3.0 skin on top, Infinix XOS has been widely praised for it’s sleek and well designed user interface.
Infinix Hot S3 is equipped with an Octa-core processor that clocks at 1.4 GHz with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset to provide for a top notch processing experience. On-board RAM capacity is 3GB which is generally not bad for a smartphone in that category
Infinix Hot S3 comes with a 32GB inbuilt storage space which can be expanded to 128GB via micro SD card slot if more storage space is required by the user.
In terms of camera, the Hot S3 has more to offer with it’s front camera than the rear camera which typically makes it a nice choice for selfie lovers.
The back sees a 13 megapixels camera with dual LED flash while sitting in the front panel is a 20 megapixels camera with its own dual LED flash for outstanding selfie experience. Some pre-installed camera features include; auto-focus, face detection, phase detection, beautifier and more.
Infinix Hot S3 houses an attractive 4000 mAh non-removable battery that is said to feature the quick charge technology. Meaning that the device will offer more screen time with less charge time.
The Hot S3 finishes with plastic unibody and a quite astounding design, it has curved edges that will help enhance phone handling. Infinix Hot S3 is available in two different color; Sanstone Black and Brush Gold colors.
Infinix Hot S3 measures 152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 (height x width x thickness) and weighs about 150.00 grams. It comes in the 18:9 aspect ratio. The Infinix smartphone is a dual Micro SIM Android phone and supports dual standby with 4G network option.
The Infinix Hot S3 has it’s fingerprint scanner positioned at the back below the camera region, apart from serving as a more convenient phone unlock system for the device, the fingerprint scanner will also serve for more security purposes for the device.
Infinix Hot S3 price and availability
Infinix Hot S3 price in Nigeria is expected to be around 55,000 naira to 58,000 which translates to about 155 USD, Ksh 15,699 in Kenya and Rs. 10,000 in India.
The device is currently available for purchase in Nigeria, both in offline and online market. It will also be available in other African countries.
Where to buy Infinix Phones
From Jumia Nigeria – Click Here
From Jumia Kenya – Click Here
Infinix Hot S3 Best Alternatives
Tecno Camon CM could be the best alternative of the Infinix Hot S3, they both have very similar spec write-up and features the same 18:9 aspect ration. Check out more affordable Android phones with 18:9 screen.
Infinix Hot S3 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)|
|4G Network||Yes, LTE (Global Support)|
|SIM||Dual Namo SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Launched: February 2018|
|Dimensions||– 152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 mm
– Weight: 150 g
|Colors||Sandstone Black and Brush Gold|
|Type||– HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
– 18:9 Screen aspect ratio
|Size||5.65 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 285 Pixels Per-square Inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 128GB|
|OS||Android 8.0 Oreo (with XOS V3.0)|
|Processors||– Octa-core 1.4 GHz CPU
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset
– Mali GPU
|Alert types||Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP|
|USB||Type-C (with OTG support)|
|Primary||– 13 MP, auto refocus and Dual LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, auto-HDR
|Secondary||20 MP Camera with dual Selfie Flash|
|Capacity||4000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio
– Quick charge tech
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About 55,000 naira– 58,000 naira (155 USD) (15,699 Ksh)|