Infinix has continued to press in the mid-range category with good looking Android smartphones with likewise good features and approachable price tags. The Hot S3X is coming right after we saw the launch of Infinix Note 5 and Note 5 Pro devices.
Infinix Hot S3X is expected to stand in as an upgrade for the Infinix Hot S3 that was launched earlier this year. As regards to that, the Hot S3X hosts dual rear camera, bigger display size and the trending notch design which is undoubtedly the major highlight of the phone. Let’s go into more details to see all what the device has to offer.
Infinix Hot S3X Key features
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo with Android One
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro)
- 4G LTE: YES, LTE
- Screen Size : 6.2 HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Screen Resolution: 1500 x 720 pixels (~ PPI)
- Processor Type: Octa-core CPU
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
- Back / Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 16MP
- Battery: 4000 mAh (non-removable)
Infinix Hot S3X Features Overview
The Hot S3X has a large display size of 6.2 inches with HD+ resolution of 1500 pixels by 720 pixels, what’s interesting about the display is not only the 19:9 screen aspect ratio but also the notch design the screen comes with. Infinix Hot S3X is basically the first Infinix device to feature the notch design.
The Notch can be disable in the settings if you feel it’s not relevant or just not your thing. Powering the device is the Android 8.1 Oreo with Infinix XOS customization that brings the latest innovations and sleek user interface to the new device.
On the inside, Infinix Hot S3X packs the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with an Octa-core 1.4 GHz processor. On board storage space is 32GB which can be expanded to up 128GB with micro SD card. RAM capacity is 3GB but there is going to be a 4GB RAM version that will have 64GB inbuilt storage for heavy RAM users.
The phone uses a dual rear camera setup that combines 13 megapixels and 2 megapixels lenses, there is a standby LED flash for an improved photography in dark conditions.
On the front is a 16 megapixels camera that works with a single LED flash to give you better selfie experience. Although this is a slight downgrade from the 20 megapixels front shutter we saw on the Hot S3, Infinix Hot S3X promises undeterred camera output with it’s innovative camera features.
Face ID unlock system is incorporated on the front camera which means you can easily unlock the device using your face, in addition to fingerprint scanner on the back of the phone.
Coming to the design aspect, Infinix Hot S3X is looking a lot different from it’s predecessor both on the front and on the flip side. The back of the phone appears to be glossy with camera and LED flash aligning vertically to the left while the fingerprint scanner is centrally positioned right below.
In the power house of the Hot S3X is a 4,000 mAh battery that is guaranteed to give you more battery juice is lesser time, thanks to the flash technology the device is coming with. The battery is advertised to keep the device up and running for up 3 days. The phone has 4G network option with dual micro SIM capability.
Infinix Hot S3X price and availability
Infinix Hot S3X price is expected to be around N62,000 to N64,000 -about 16,999 in Kenya (170 USD)- when it becomes available for purchase. Note that prices may vary depending on region or store you’re buying from. You can check it’s availability with the purchase links below.
Where to buy the Hot S3X
Infinix Hot S3X Best Alternatives
You might want to consider the Infinix Hot S3 if you feel the the Hot S3X is not in your league, Infinix also some good line up of mid-range smartphone which includes the likes of Infinix Hot 6 Pro, Infinix Hot 5 and Infinix Zero 5.
Infinix Hot S3X Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G Network||HSDPA 900 / 2100|
|4G Network||Yes, LTE|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Launched: August 2018|
|Dimensions||– x x mm
– Weight: g
|Colors||Deep Blue, Milan Black and Space Gray colors|
|Type||– HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
– 19:9 Screen aspect ratio
|Size||6.2 inches, 1500 x 720 pixels, – Pixels Per-square Inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 128GB|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo With XOS 3.3|
|Processors||– Octa-core 1.4 GHz CPU
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
– Mali G71 MP2
|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 21.2 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP|
|Primary||– 13 MP + 2MP, LED flash
– FEATURES: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation, Face detection, Geotagging, HDR, ISO settings, Panorama, Scene mode, Self-timer, Touch focus, White balance settings
|Secondary||16 MP Camera with soft flash|
|Capacity||4000mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery|
|Stand-by||up to 72 hours|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Rear Fingerprint, Face ID unlock and Light sensor|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– Quick charge technology
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||(unconfirmed) About 64,300 naira – 16,999 KES – 170 USD|