Infinix Hot S3

infinix hot s3 specs

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Infinix Hot S3 Best Alternatives

You can look at the Infinix Smart 7 HD, Tecno Spark 10, Itel RS4, and Infinix Smart 8 Plus. These models offer new Android operating systems and improved battery capacities, catering to different user preferences.

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.

Sticking with Infinix? You may ant to consider their latest flagship device – Infinix Zero 5. The Note 4 is also a good midrange smartphone from Infinix, as well as the Infinix Zero 4 Plus.

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
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Sandstone Black and Brush Gold
Cover Plastic
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
Internal 32GB
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
Loudspeaker Yes
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
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 20 MP Camera with dual Selfie Flash
Capacity 4000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Stand-by N/A
Talk time N/A
Music play
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint and Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java No
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)

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