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.
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
|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)|
Where can I buy the touch pad and screen
Wat is de price of de phone hot s3
Does it have cast screen
Please is possible to downgrade infinix smart2 from the Oreo go edition to 7.0 nougat
I bought two of this phone just one week ago and what I noticed is that, it hangs at will. I have to restart it many times. This is not good at all for a new brand
Mine works just fine, I’ve had it for like two months now,my major issue is the absence of split screen, no video player n mp3 u have to download n also no xhide
I bought two of this phone just last week for myself and wife. But we noticed it normally hang at will. This is not a good one for a new brand
How much is it Now?…
and is it available in Nigeria now?
please sir, i want to know if:
1. it has xhide facility to hide app, files and folders
2. screenshot facility
3. fast charging battery capacity
Thank you sir
Hello, yes. The phone has all the features that you mentioned.
Why plastic body? It sucks!!!
Hw much is the price?
Does infinix hot S3 have compass?
Yes it does
Where can i get it in nigeria
I will like to know the infinix hot s3 price
The phone is too thick they should have made it light like S2 and there is no Xhide, the phone is useless
Please does this phone has any features to hide apps, video and images?
infinix with poor body work on their phones ehh..will rather prefer d tecno camon x to this
When will the phone be available in Nigeria???
The device is currently available for pre-order through Slot Nigeria.
when this phone (hot s3) will available in Nigeria?
DO WE HAVE THIS PHONE IN GHANA
There’s nothing special indeed about this phone. I believe it’s all branding strategy. My old 4yrs hot note pro has similar specification except the 3GB RAM and the cameras. Same battery, same internal storage and same screen. In fact that same old has one on the best cameras till date from infinix. The new phone’s camera from infinix sucks. I just ordered for a new phone from oversea. It has it all with dual camera and dual flash rear camera and most authentic 8000mAh battery. With aggressive test on battery real time usage, it outperforms all phones on battery real-time test including the phony World Record BL12000. I intend to run the same test with another close phone Gionee M5 plus when it arrives. Unbelievably goes for N76,000 with these countless features much better than any in its class and price. That’s real Price and Performance!
You seems to totally dislike this new upgrade, or according to you, more branding marketing strategies. But this particular phone to me, looks amazing!
But your desctipion makes me want to know the device with the 8,000mAh battery power
Pls i’ll like to know the phone with 8000mAh battery
Plz. I Will Like To Know The Name Of This Phone With 8,000mh Battery
when this phone (infinix hot s3] will available in Nigeria?
We are yet to get official words regarding when it will be available in Nigeria but we will keep you informed as soon as we do.
when this phone (hot s3) will available in Nigeria?
The phone is already in Naija and Full specs, reviews and price
Hw much is the price?