Transsion Mobile, when I thought they were letting me down, have released a phone I can call my standard in terms of specifications. Infinix hot s3 has been launched and trust me, the Features this time are mind-blowing. The budget smartphone comes with some exciting features for a budget device like Android 8.0 Oreo, full view display and a 20MP camera! (just like Huawei P20).
The new device is one of the most affordable smartphones to run Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, features a 5.65-inch 18:9 aspect ratio FullView Display, offers a whopping 20MP selfie camera and a beefy 4,000mAh battery as well. It has been launched in two variants (Infinix Hot S3 and Hot S3 Pro) – 32GB variant with 3GB RAM, and 64GB variant with 4GB RAM.
Infinix Hot s3 Full Specifications
Infinix Hot S3 / Hot S3 Pro Specifications and Price
2G: GSM, GPRS, EDGE 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G: LTE unspecified frequency bands + VoLTE
SIM Type: Dual Micro-SIM
OS: Android 8 Oreo + XOS Hummingbird V3.0
Display: 5.65 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
Sensors: Fingerprint, Accelerometre, Proximity
Build: Plastic unibody
Colours: Sandstone Black. Brush Gold.
Processor Type: 64-bit Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
Processor Name: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430
Graphics Processor: Adreno 505
RAM: 3GB / 4GB (Pro)
Internal Storage: 32GB / 64GB (Pro)
External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
Rear: 13 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, auto-focus, dual-LED flash
Video recording: 1080 @ 30fps
Front-facing: 20 megapixels, f/2.0 aperture, dual-LED flash
Music Support: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
FM Radio: Yes
WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
USB: microUSB v2.0, USB-OTG
Battery Type and Capacity: Non-removable 4000mAh
Infinix hot s3 Specifications
In the display spect of the Infinix hot s3, there is an obvious major reduction in bezels, which the company failed to actualize with the Zero 5. Although, the Infinix S3 might not be as bezel-less as the Galaxy S8 or even the iPhone X. But there is a little reduction in bezels compared to their previous smartphones from the S series.
The 5.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen offers a brilliant HD+ resolution with a much better screen-to-body ratio of around 81%. The pixel per inch density is more than 300, with more than 70% screen to body ratio as well. One captivating feature of the Infinix Hot S3 is the 18:9 aspect ratio and just like the Camon CM, the Infinix S3 is Infinix’s first full view device.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset for a faster smartphone experience. More and more smartphone companies are steadily dropping the MediaTek chipsets for Qualcomm’s Snapdragon and is a good thing that Infinix opted for Qualcomm chipset for this device. It seems Infinix is answering to my checklist and the thing left is integrating the Infrared ir blaster to future phones.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon chip on the Infinix S3 is an octa-core processor. The processor should reach a speed of 1.4 GHz, for a smooth ride. In terms of internal storage and RAM, it comes with 32GB and 3GB respectively. Infinix S3 runs on the newer Android 8.0 Oreo operating system out of the box and Infinix’s own XOS 3.0. Again, this is first for Infinix when you look at the number of budget smartphones in the market right now, the Infinix S3 should be the first to come out of the box with Google’s latest operating system.
When it comes to camera quality, Infinix smartphones are known for capturing stunning photos and the hot S3 won’t disappoint in this regard. Adorning the back of the device is a 13MP rear shooter coupled with a dual-LED flash. For selfies, there’s a single 20MP selfie camera with a soft dual-LED flash as well.
Price & availability
Infinix Hot s3- N50,400
Infinix hot S3 Pro- N61,600
We should be having it in Nigeria by March.