The most awaited smartphone – Infinix Hot S3, finally unveiled in Nigeria after it came out like a month ago in India. The Infinix Hot S3 is probably the coolest phone ever, it’s the latest installment in their Hot S lineup of smartphones, it’s designed to fit in the trendy list of mid-range smartphones in the market at the moment.
Infinix Hot S3 is the first smartphone from Infinix to sport a Full view display (18:9 aspect ratio) offering a great viewing experience, especially with its Multi-Window feature. Before arriving Nigeria, Infinix Hot S3 receives an Oreo update with Facial Unlock feature attached. This means, Infinix Hot S3 is the first Infinix phone to run on Android 8 Oreo and is the first Infinix phone to have facial unlock feature.
Infinix Hot S3 combines the best in-class display with aggressive specifications in the mid-range segment. This time, it has taken it to a notch higher and higher screen resolution and one of the finest selfie cameras in the price range.
Infinix Hot S3 Key Features
- OS: Android 8.0 Nougat
- Network: 2G / 3G / 4G
- Display: 5.7 inches, IPS LCD Touchscreen display — (720 x 1440 pixels)
- CPU: 1.4GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 430
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- ROM: 32GB up to 128GB via SD card
- SIM: Dual Nano SIM slot
- Rear Camera: 13MP with dual LED Flash
- Front Camera: Front Camera 20MP with dual LED Flash
- Fingerprint: Yes, rear-mounted
- Battery Capacity: 4000mAh
Infinix Hot S3 Design
The Infinix Hot S3 features a full plastic body design which measures in size at 152.3 x 72.28 x 8.4mm. The Hot S3 is the upgrade of the S2 Pro released last year and Infinix followed the TECNO (Camon CM) way by making the S3 with little or no bezel with 18:9 aspect body ratio display. It features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor at the back, the 3.5mm audio jack at the top and the USB port at the bottom. It is available in Gold, Blue, and Black colors to complement your unique character.
Infinix Hot S3 Display
The device has a 5.7 inch HD IPS display with a full HD 720 x 1440 screen resolution which provides an excellent viewing experience.
Operating System and Software
Infinix Hot S3 is powered by 1.4GHz Snapdragon 430 processor with Qualcomm chipset and an Adreno 505 graphics GPU. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo straight out-of-the-box based of Infinix’s XOS Hummingbird 3.0 custom UI. There are two variants of the smartphone, a 3GB and 4GB RAM size which comes with a 32GB and 64GB internal memory respectively.
Infinix Hot S3 Camera
It’s a phone all selfie lovers should like, the Hot S3 comes with a 20MP front camera with dual LED Flash which features Sony’s IMX376 image sensor and f/2.0 aperture. Not only that, there is also an 82 wide angle degree lens to capture more during selfies. On the rear side, there is a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture as well.
Infinix Hot S3 Battery and Connectivity
There is 4000mAh battery capacity which is well maintained due to the Snapdragon SoC and is estimated to last two days under constant usage. Connectivity option includes a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 4.2 and OTG support.
Infinix Hot S3 Specifications
|NETWORKS:||It supports 2G, 3G and 4G networks|
|4G BANDS:||TD-LTE 2300(band 40) / 2500(band 41) FD-LTE 2100(band 1) / 1800(band 3) / 900(band 8) / 850(band 5)|
|4G SPEED:||150/50 Mbps|
|SIM TYPE:||Dual Nano SIM + 1 SD card slot|
|DIMENSIONS:||152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 and 150grams weight, 153mm height and 8.5 mm thickness|
|OS:||Android 8.0 Oreo, XOS 3.0 Hummingbird|
|COLORS:||Black, Blue and Gold Colors|
|DISPLAY:||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16 million colors, 5.7 inches 2.5D HD Full View with 18:9 aspect ratio display and 720 x 1440 pixels resolutions with multi-touch support|
|CAMERA:||It has 13MP back camera with autofocus, Panorama, HDR, Geo-tagging, 5P lens, Dual LED flash and 20MP front-facing camera with 5P lens, Dual LED flash|
|BUILD:||Built of Plastic|
|PROCESSOR:||Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 MSM8937 Chipset, Octa-core 1.4GHz Cortex A53 CPU and Adreno 505|
|MEMORY:||It has 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB inbuilt memory storage and both variants can be expanded up to 128GB using a MicroSD|
|SENSORS:||G-sensor, Accelerometer, Fingerprints, Face ID, Light sensor, E-compass, and proximity|
|BATTERY:||Supports Non-removable Li-Ion 4000mAh battery capacity with fast charging feature (XCharge)|
|OTHER FEATURES:||4.2 Bluetooth, GPS, Radio, Loudspeaker, 3.5mm audio jack, USB 2.0 OTG, Wifi/hotspot, PDF reader|
Infinix Hot S3 Price in Nigeria and India In India, the 32GB RAM variant retails for Rs 8,999 while the 64GB version sells for Rs 10,999. The 3GB RAM variant in Nigeria retails for N62,200. Infinix Hot S3 is already available for Pre-order in SLOT and will soon be available in Jumia Online Store. This is one device you would surely be needed to express yourself.