Infinix Hot S3 smartphone was launched in February 2018. The phone comes with a 5.65-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1440 pixels. The panel looks good in day-to-day use. It has ample brightness and can be used in all kinds of lighting conditions. In the small time we have used the phone, colour fidelity seems decent, but we would need to probe further before giving a concrete verdict.
The Infinix Hot S3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. During my limited use, the phone worked fine when it came to streaming videos. However, during gaming I experienced several instances of the device slowing down and there was a noticeable lag. Finally, the Hot S3 tends to heat up after using for sometime. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the Infinix Hot S3 has a 13MP camera with dual LED flash and at the front, the phone features a 20MP camera with dual LED flash. The rear camera captures good images normally and in low light conditions, but you need to have a steady hand as the autofocus is a little inconsistent and slow at times. Be prepared, as the HDR mode takes a bit longer to take the image. The image quality seems decent, with slightly oversaturated colours and decent amount of details. The good thing is that the camera maintains that colour consistency even in low light. The front facing camera on the other hand, does not feel as sharp as the rear shooter and even though it uses a 20MP sensor, the amount of details aren’t great. The camera has a tendency to soften skin tones and clear blemishes, which is inline with most selfie centric smartphones out there. You do get a ‘bokeh’ mode as on many other selfie oriented phones, which works well but could have been better.
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Infinix Hot S3 is that it runs Android 8.0 Oreo with company’s custom UI called XOS Hummingbird on top of it and is powered by a 4000mAh, which is quite massive for a smartphone of this size. It uses a micro-USB port for charging and lacks support for fast charging. It measures 152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 (height x width x thickness) and weigh 150.00 grams.
The Infinix Hot S3 is a dual SIM (GSM and GSM) smartphone that accepts Nano-SIM and Nano-SIM. The smartphone comes with connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE with VoLTE support. Sensors on the phone include Compass Magnetometer, Proximity sensor and Ambient light sensor.
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Infinix Hot S3 specifications
- 5.65-inch (1440 x 720 pixels) HD+ 2.5D curved glass display with 18:9 aspect ratio
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 ( 4 x 1.2 GHz Cortex A53 + 4 x 1.5 GHz Cortex A53) Mobile Platform with Adreno 505 GPU
- 4GB RAM with 64GB storage / 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Android 8.0 (Oreo)
- Dual SIM
- 13MP rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p video recording
- 20MP front-facing camera with dual LED flash, f/2.0 aperture
- Fingerprint sensor
- 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS
- 4000mAh battery
The Infinix Hot S3 comes in Sandstone Black and Brush Gold colors and is priced at Rs. 8999 for the 3GB RAM with 32GB storage version and the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version costs Rs. 10,999.