Infinix Smart 3 is the stripped variant of the Smart 3 Plus. Infinix mobility as we all know is one of the leading smartphone brand manufacturer in Nigeria and other countries. The smart 3 is quite an amazing mid range, low budget device.
The handset is a more affordable version of the Infinix Smart 3 Plus that packs a triple rear camera set-up. It also features a smooth and attractive body with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner with a good battery life as well.
Infinix Smart 3 Key Specs & Features
- 5.5 inch Display, 720 x 1440 pixels (294 ppi)
- Android 9.0 Pie
- Quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22
- 13 MP Rear Camera
- 8 MP Front Camera
- 1GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage
- Fingerprint Scanner (Rear)
- 4G LTE network
- 3050 mAh Non Removable Battery
Design and Display
Going by the body build and design, the Infinix Smart 3 Plus is sleek and trendy. However, the smooth panel on the Smart 3 house the camera, an LED flash and it managed to squeeze out a fingerprint scanner for security.
The Infinix Smart 3 is built with glass both on the back and front which is the corning gorilla glass 3. It overall dimension measures 146.5 x 71 x 5.6 mm and weight about 150 grams.
On the bright side, the Smart 3 is a amazing budget device and will make a good device to fluent around with. Although it lacks the popular notch trending on most smartphone, it comes with small bezels both on the top and bottom of the screen.
The bezel gives way to a 5.5 inches large screen display size. The screen comes with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels, an 18:9 ratio and 294 PPI density for clear visuals.
The IPS display technology is paired with display protection as well. The handset reaches up to 81.3% screen-to-body ratio.
Infinix smart 3 is suitable for photography and capturing those wonderful moments on video. This is possible with a combo camera setup on the back and a single shooter on the front.
The rear camera consists of 13 MP with an additional 2 MP snapper. It’s internal features ensure crisp and crystal clear photos and videos. Surprisingly, the rear camera setup features Quad-LED flash for dark background and poor light conditions and it can also record 4K videos as well.
For selfies lovers and video calling, the smart 3 has an 8MP front camera with FaceID, HDR, 6-level AI face Beauty and f/2.2 aperture. This front camera can record 1080p video at 30 seconds per frame.
Hardware and Software
For the hardware, the smart 3 has Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset with a Quad-core processor running at a speed of 2.0 GHz. It comes with PowerVR GE8320 GPU to take care of graphics and gaming with the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box. Though Android 10 is already available, there is no word from Infinix mobility regarding future upgrade as the time this review was published.
Infinix Smart 3 has an inbuilt storage space of 16GB with 1GB of RAM which will improve its overall performance. The storage space can be upgraded with MicroSD card. But this has a limit of 128GB. Much should not expect from this phone in the area of Gaming and multitasking due to it limited RAM size.
Battery and Network
This smartphone is powered by a 3500mAh non-removable battery without fast charging technology. Infinix mobility promised to expect 28 hours of talk time from the Smart 3.
The Infinix Smart 3 has dual SIM with 4G LTE Network and other regulars such as WiFi and mobile HotSpot for a wireless connection, Bluetooth, FM radio and Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG Support.
Infinix Smart 3 Price and Availability
The Infinix Smart 3 price in Nigeria starts at around 26,500 Naira from Jumia. Price variation also depend on your location in the country. In Ghana, the Infinix Smart 3 will sell at a price of about 415 GHS, while in Kenya, it will cost around 8,000 KES.
The Infinix Smart 3 is now available in all decent phone shops across Nigeria and you can get the phone in amazing colors such as Milan Black, Blue, and Purple.
Infinix Smart 3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Infinix Smart 3:
- Platform: Android 9 (Pie), XOS 5.0
- Processor: Octa-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio Helio A22, 2.0GHz
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: Milan Black, Blue, and Purple..
- Dimension: 146.5 x 71 x 5.6 mm
- Weight: 150g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5.5-inch, HD+ LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels (294 ppi)
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (wide) F/1.8 + 2MP (Ultra-Wide) Quad LED flash light Camera
- Rear Camera Features: panorama, HDR, 4K video
- Front Camera: 8MP low light selfie Camera, 1080P @ 30fps
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 128GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), (900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500), 7(800)
- 5G: No
INTERNET & CONNECTIVITY
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
SENSORS & CONTROL
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes ( Rear Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: Yes
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: 28Hours
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: No