The Infinix Hot S3 is the latest device in the Infinix Hot S smartphone family.
Compared to its predecessor, the S3 did away with some less important features, ramped up on the most important things and adopted the new ‘standard’ 18:9 aspect ratio for mobile devices.
Infinix Hot S3 Main Features
- Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
- Display: 5.65 inches, IPS LCD Touchscreen display — (720 x 1440 pixels)
- Software: Android v8.0 (Oreo)
- Processor: 1.4GHz Octa-core CPU (Snapdragon 430)
- Memory: 3GB RAM | 32GB ROM
- Cameras: Front — 20 MP (dual-LED flash) | Rear — 13 MP (Dual-LED flash)
- Battery: 4000 mAh
Software, Design, Display
Infinix Hot S3 is a dual SIM Android device running on the latest (and greatest) flavor of the operating system (Android Oreo — 8.0) coupled with the latest version of it’s proprietary custom user interface — XOS.
The device supports 4G LTE and, like all Hot S devices before it, has a hybrid SD Card/Sim card configuration.
In terms of its design, this device’s physical appearance bears a slight resemblance to the S2 as their both edges are slightly curved on all four sides and the fingerprint reader is located prominently in the “right position” at the back.
Apart from the slight physical resemblance, every other design feature is markedly different.
The Hot S3, though is not truly bezel-less, it features slimmer bezels on all four sides of the display and has a camera positioning at the back like of iPhone X.
About the display, it is a 720 by 1440 5.65-inch IPS LCD display having a pixel density of about 285 pixels per inch.
Performance, Hardware, Cameras
Infinix Hot S3 has a solid plastic body, and its processing power is supplied by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 430 SoC.
Due to that, the Infinix Hot S3 is a 1.4GHz Octa-core CPU smartphone having an Adreno 505 GPU. This processing power would be ideal for gaming, multi tasking and other CPU intensive processes without any hitch.
On the flip side of the memory, the device features 3GB of RAM (although, rumor has it that there would also a 4GB variant), and 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded by means of an external microSD card.
The main selling points of the Infinix Hot S3 is the front-facing camera. This is a 20-megapixel wide-angle camera supported by a dual-LED flash in front for selfies, wefies, and snaps.
At the back sits a 13 MP f/2.0 camera with another dual LED flashlight beneath it.
Finally, this device is powered by a 4000 mAh Li-Ion battery without Fast charge technology.
Other noteworthy features of the device include:
- A headphone jack,
- OTG support,
- microUSB 2.0 (no USB C here),
- A rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Infinix Hot S3 Availability And Price in Nigeria
Disclaimer: The price stated here is just an estimate, price can change anytime without prior notice.
Infinix Hot S3 was launched recently in Nigeria and it is available on pre-order between 22nd to 27th of March 2018 and it is Exclusive to Slots Outlets Nationwide. Tech’s Blog will keep you updated when more details are available.
Infinix Hot S3 Specification And Review Summary
- 2G: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes
152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 mm
- Weight: 150g
- SIM Type: Micro
- Number of SIMs: Dual
- Colors: Black, Gold
- Type: IPS display
- Size: 5.65
- Resolution: 720×1440 (285 ppi)
- Screen Protection: NA
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo
- Chipset: NA
- Procesor (CPU): Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 with 1.4GHz octa-core CPU
- GPU: Adreno 505 GPU
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal: 32GB
- Card slot: Yes, Expandable by up to 256GB
- 20-megapixel wide-angle camera with dual LED flash.
- 13 MP f/2.0 camera with dual LED flash.
SOUND / ENTERTAINMENT
- Alert types: Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm jack: Yes
- Music Player:MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac/MIDI/WMA player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264/Xvid player
- Noise cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- WLAN: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes
- WiFi Tethering / Hotspot: Yes
- NFC: No
- GPS: Yes
- Radio: FM radio, RDS, recording
- USB: microUSB 2.0, OTG Support
- Iris scanner: No
- Fingerprint scanner: Yes
- Voice recognition: NA
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity: Yes
- Light: Yes
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Pedometer: –
- Compass: Yes
- Fingerprint: Yes
- Iris: No
- Messaging: SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
- Browser: HTML5
- Java: No
- Maps: Yes, Google maps
- Capacity: 4000 mAh
- Standby: NA
- Talk time: NA
- Quick charge: NA
- Wireless charging: No
- USB charging: Yes
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