The Hot S3 is an interesting smartphone in many ways. This is the first infinix phone to run the latest android version out of the box, their first smartphone to use a Qualcomm chipset and their second phone to come with an infinity display (after the Zero 5), one of the hottest smartphone trends of 2018.
Design and Display
Adopting the premium smartphone facade which includes a large screen to body ratio (about 81%) acquired by a cut down on bezels around the screen. Also, the Infinix Hot S3 appears to have a solid build and nicely curved edges. Handling seems not to be a problem as the smartphone doesn’t weigh much at 150g.
As for the screen, the Infinix Hot S3 has an ‘okay’ display which is largely due to the HD+ LCD panel. You might not find it as crisp as those in more premium smartphones but it does quite fine. Spanning 5.65-inch, it had a 1440 X 720 pixels resolution and a pixel density of 285 ppi).
Battery and Camera
The Infinix Hot S3 has sufficient battery power to keep the smartphone on for a day without having to plug it in. Backed by a 4, 000mAh battery, the smartphone seems to lack a fast charge feature which means charging will take a few hours through the MicroUSB port.
In case you are the selfie oriented type of person, the Infinix Hot S3 is certainly one of the smartphones to consider without having to spend too much. The Infinix Hot S3 smartphone is equipped with a massive 20MP front camera with flash and a 13MP camera at the back also accompanied by a dual LED flash.
Hardware and Software
Talking about the hardware, which is part of the spec sheet that really reflects how fast and smooth performance will be. In this case, you have an Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor running at 1.4GHz and a corresponding Adreno 505 GPU for graphics rendering.
In furtherance, there are two variants of the Infinix Hot S3 available, one having a 3GB RAM and 32GB built-in storage and the other with 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM. You could also expand the storage using a memory card and it runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS Hummingbird V3.0 UI skin.
Infinix Hot S3 Price and Availability
The Infinix Hot S3 is available in Ghana. It costs about GH₵ 535 3GB variant and GH₵ 600 for the 4GB variant. You could however pre-order the Infinix Hot S3 at Jumia.
Full Specifications of the Infinix S3
- Announced: March 2018
- Available: Yes
- SIM: Dual SIM
- Platform: Android Oreo
- Price Range: #62,000
- Fingerprint: Fingerprint (rear-mounted)
- Technology: GSM/ HSPA/ LTE
- LTE : 1( 2100) / 3(1800) / 5(850) / 8(900) / 40(2300) / 41(2500)
BODY AND DISPLAY
- Type: IPS LCD display
- Size: 5.65 inches
- Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
- Dimensions: 152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 mm
- Weight: 150 g
- Colours: Black , Gold
- Chipset: 1.4Ghz Octa-core Snapdragon 430
- Processor Speed: 1.4Ghz
- CPU: Octa-core
- GPU: Adreno 505
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: Yes
- Bluetooth Profiles: –
- GPS: Yes
- USB: Yes
- USB-OTG : Yes
- Headphone jack : Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal Storage: 32GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128 GB (Hybrid setup)
- Rear Camera: 13 MP
- Rear Flash: Yes, Dual LED flash
- Features: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 20MP
- Front Flash: Yes, Dual LED flash
- Capacity: 4000 mAh
- Type: Li-Ion
- Features: Non-removable
- Fast Charging: Yes
- Standby Time: N/A
- Talk Time: N/A
- Music Playback: N/A
- Light Sensor
- Proximity Sensor