I don’t know about you but i think infinix mobile is on a fast track of sending its competitors out of Africa market. And this isn’t just about the infinix hot s3.
OS Update: Infinix phones now receive OTA update to the latest Android version.
This might not mean anything to you if you are not based in this part of the world.
But not until last year, the only way an average Nigerian can have the feel of the latest android version is to buy new smartphone.
The likes of Gionee, Tecno, Infinix, iTel that dominate the mid-range market don’t roll out update to their phones. Even their flagships doesn’t get update.
In 2017, infinix has started rolling OTA update to their device and the recent were the infinix note 4, note 4 pro and zero 5 receiving Android 8.0 Oreo upgrade.
Above all, hot s3 run on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo. Even some big brand recently launched phones doesn’t run on Oreo.
Processor: Hot S3 as at the time of first publishing this article (March 23 2018) is the only infinix smartphone to be powered by snapdragon processor.
This isn’t an advert but snapdragon processor is better than mediatek in many department. You’ve just get to try out the two and see for yourself.
Face ID: Infinix will soon roll out update for hot s3 to support face unlock. All you need to do is hold the device and watch the screen to unlock.
Infinix current development is a good thing for africa smartphone market.
Major Specs of Infinix Hot S3.
This device is available in two variant with discrepancies only in memory. There is a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM variant and a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM variant.
- Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo.
- Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 430 @ 1.4GHz.
- RAM: 3GB/4GB RAM.
- ROM: 32GB/64GB internal memory.
- Front Camera: 20MP with dual led flash.
- Rear Camera: 13MP with dual led flash.
- Battery: 4000 mAh.
- Infinity Display: 18:9 aspect ratio.
- Network: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE.
Apart from the above specifications, hot s3 is just another mid range phone.
This device was first unveiled in India last month (February 2018). But its Africa entry was in Nigeria on Thursday, March 22 2018.
It has a launch price of 10,000 India Rupees in India.
Its launch price here in Nigeria is 62,200 Naira exclusive to Slot. It was available for pre-order on slot till 27th March 2018.
Its launch theme is Express Yourself.
Everything You Need to Know About Hot S3.
S3 is the latest addition to infinix hot s line. This series is know for ground breaking features. Talking of the Hot S, S2 and infinix S2 Pro.
Hot S3 didn’t disappoint in this department. Just in case you don’t understand.
It is the first infinix device to feature out of the box;
- Android 8.0 Oreo.
- 18:9 Full View Display.
- Snapdragon processor.
- Face ID.
Design & Display.
It is a 5.7-inch screen size phone with 720 x 1440 (HD+) screen resolution and IPS LCD display.
S3 is not fully bezel-less but has slimmer bezel on both sides, up and bottom when compared to every other infinix phones launched before it.
It ships with 2.5D glass that gives it screen awesome look and touch. Above the front display are the front camera, led flash and the notification light.
At the the bottom is the speaker and the USB v2.0 (OTG) port, on the top is the headphone jack and at the back is the rear camera and fingerprint scanner.
We have the volume rocker and power buttons on the right side of the device and 3 in 1 card slot on the left side for 2 sim cards and an SD card (up to 128GB).
Its whole body is made of polycarbonate plastic material curved on all edges to give a premium look.
Processor, Memory & Operating System.
For the first time, infinix launch a device powered by a snapdragon processor which is a huge development if you ask me. Their next flagship (infinix zero 6) might just be powered by a more powerful snapdragon processor.
Hot S3 is powered by Snapdragon 430 octa core processor with speed clocked at 1.4GHz. Yes, the same one that powered the Nokia 6. This Soc is accompanied by Adreno 505 GPU which guarantee great UX while gaming.
This qualcomm’s processor is supported by 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal memory. It also support SD card up to 128GB.
It is the first infinix device to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with XOS 3.0. And it is expected to receive Android P when it is made available.
Camera, Battery & Connectivity.
One of its selling point is the Sony 20MP low light front facing (selfie) camera with dual led flash. On the real is a 13MP camera with dual led flash positioned at the upper left side as seen on the iPhone X.
It is packed with a 4000 mAh non-removable battery. Considering the fact that the device runs on XOS 3.0 which is well customized to consume less battery, the 4000 mAh is expected to get you through a day and half (36 hours) of moderate use.
It supports WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.2, otg, FM radio, dual micro sim with 4g lte support.
You have options to unlock your device with fingerprint, face id, password, pin and pattern.
Below are the full specifications and price of hot S3.
- Dimension: 152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 mm.
- Weight: 150 grams.
- Screen size: 5.7-inch IPS LCD.
- Screen Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio.
- Pixel Density: 285 PPI.
- Body Design: Polycarbonate plastic.
- 2G: Yes.
- 3G: Yes.
- 4G: Yes.
- SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM.
Operating System & Processor.
- Android version: Infinix XOS 3.0 based on Android 8.0 Orea.
- Processor Type: Snapdragon 430.
- Processor Speed: 1.4GHz Octa-Core.
- Graphics Processor: Adreno 505.
- Main Camera: 13MP with dual led flash.
- Video Recording: 1080p@30fps.
- Front Camera: 20MP with dual LED flash.
- RAM: 3GB/4GB.
- Internal Storage Memory: 32GB/64GB.
- SD card Slot: Yes, support up to 128GB.
- 4000 mAh.
- Accelerometer, Proximity, Compass, Light, Fingerprint.
- Bluetooth: v4.2.
- USB: microUSB v2.0 with OTG support.
- GPS: Yes.
- Wi-Fi: WI-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct, hotspot.
- Audio/Music Support: MP3, EAAC+, WAV.
- Loudspeaker: Mono.
- Video Support: MP4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264.
- FM Radio: Yes.
- Black, Blue, Gold.
Infinix Hot S3 Price in Nigeria.
The 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory variant is currently available on Slot Nigeria for 62,200 Naira. You can get it on Jumia for 60,000 – 62,000 Naira.
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