Infinix Hot S3 Review: Specifications, Price And Details
The battle for supremacy is increasing every day in the budget phone category with the introduction of brand new phones with even better features to outsmart competitions. The Infinix Hot S3 is one of the latest entries in this fierce battleground. With the features of smartphones are increasing at a rapid pace to keep up with the increasing global demand of these handheld devices, innovators are coming up with ways to pack the amazing new features in such a way that it doesn’t break the bank.
Now is our time to grab one of this wonder in a heavily discounted price during the flipkart upcoming sale next month. Do watch out for the upcoming sale as the festive season is around the corner, which means you can grab this product at cheaper price.
A closer look at the Infinix Hot S3
The budget segment in India sees almost same, if not greater, amount of sales as the premium flagship phones thanks to the thriving middle-class society of the country. So. It is natural that the competition is also tough in this segment and Infinix Hot S3 is built to compete in this range.
There are many things to look out for in the Infinix Hot S3. A rather premium look, a truly tested Snapdragon processor and a strong camera set up are the highlights of this device.
The biggest uniqueness of the Infinix Hot S3 is the presence of the 20 MP front camera. Also, the design is pretty unique in this price range.
Infinix Hot S3 display
The Infinix Hot S3 comes with a 5. 65-inch display with a resolution of 1440 X 720 pixels. This gives the phone an effective 285 ppi density and 18:9 aspect ratio. The LCD screen can display vivid colours and the 73. 96% screen to body ratio ensures the presence of least amount of bezel in this price range.
The display is bright enough but does not work great in direct sunlight but once again at this price range, it is not fair to expect it to be. The display is no match for the Redmi Note 5 which is also priced similarly but it is certainly a well-crafted and beautiful one.
Infinix Hot S3 camera
With the Infinix Hot S3, the Hong Kong based company have intended to dominate the sub 10000 market solely by creating amazing front and rear cameras which are best in class and offers a rather sophisticated experience and the strategy certainly seemed to have worked.
The biggest surprise of the Infinix Hot S3 is the brilliant 20 MP camera it packs in front of the device. The 20 MP not only offers decent clarity and details but also offers a number of other features. The unique 4 in 1 technology used by the camera add four pixels together to create a single pixel which brings a whole new level of quality in your selfies. Though the phone only has a single front camera still it can capture portraits with amazing Bokeh effect without any hiccups.
The front camera is also complemented by a decent dual tone flash which gives you studio like quality in every photo you take with it. The only issue with the camera that it doesn’t come with a autofocus but uses a fixed focus instead.
The rear camera comes with a 13 MP sensor with autofocus. Apart from the regular modes, it comes with a professional mode which gives you advanced controls such as controlling the exposure value, controlling the shutter speed etc.
Photos taken by the rear camera are surprisingly good at this price range. The images taken are crisp and able to capture most of the colours exactly as they appear to our eyes. The exposure is a problem in some cases but thanks to the professional mode. Against bright lights, the camera does not perform well but at this price range don’t expect any smartphone camera to do so.
Both the camera works fine under low light conditions and noise is considerable given the price of the smartphone. Even with low lights, the sensors capture most of the colours which is again surprising in this range.
The rear camera can shoot full HD videos and the videos are as crisp as you want them to be. Most of the colours are reproduced correctly and the mix of shadows looks just fine.
The design of the Infinix Hot S3
When you first look at the Infinix Hot S3, it doesn’t look like a budget phone at all. It has a classy matte finish and beautiful curved finish which makes it look premium as well as make it easier to hold.
The phone has a height of 15. 3 cm which is slightly taller than the regular smartphones owing to its 18:9 aspect ratio. But this is made it hard to reach the notification tray when you are using only one hand to use the phone. The fingerprint sensor is also placed in a slightly higher than the comfort of a one hand user but this should not be a big deal as you get used to using this device.
The operating system of Infinix Hot S3
The Infinix Hot S3 runs the brand new Android Oreo 8. 0 which is a pleasure as most of the devices in this range are still running Android 7. 1. 1 Nougat. Over the stock Android, Infinix has applied UI coating which it terms as the “ XOS”. The XOS adds a few tweaks to the stock Oreo experience and offers the user some useful apps to take better control over their smartphones. The Gallery app in the XOS gives you a completely revamped experience while the freezer app lets you hibernate some apps to save memory and battery.
Touchscreen and sensitivity of the Infinix Hot S3
The touchscreen of Infinix Hot S3 is perfectly responsive and gives you a smooth and silky performance. Every other sensor including the fingerprint sensor works perfectly and you need not wait even a second for the fingerprint sensor to authenticate you. Overall using the Infinix Hot S3 is a pleasing experience.
Performance of Infinix Hot S3
The Infinix Hot S3 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor which is well tested and gives an amazing performance without hogging a lot of battery from your phone. But it is far from matching the Snapdragon 600 series chips used by some of its competitors which offer a better, faster and stronger performance.
The phone also comes with a 4 Gigabytes of RAM which is great for multitasking. Games like Shadow Fight 3 works smooth and lag free but in case of some of the most demanding games out there, you may experience longer loading time and little hiccups here and there. For a regular and everyday casual user, this phone works like a charm.
Other specs of the Infinix Hot S3
The Infinix Hot S3 comes with a 400 mAh Li-ion Polymer battery. The battery is certainly not the biggest out there but it can take you through a whole day without any hitch. But if you’re a heavy and constant user you might need to plug the phone at night.
The phone uses a hybrid sim card slot which means you can either use two sim cards or you can use one sim card and a micro SD card to expand the memory. Both sims support 4g LTE.
The phone comes with a 64 GB inbuilt storage while a 32 GB variant is also available. You can increase the storage capacity up to 128 GB using a Micro-SD card.
The price range of Infinix Hot S3
The Infinix Hot S3 is sold exclusively by Flipkart. The 3 GB/32 GB starts from Rs. 8999 while the 4 GB/64 GB version is available for Rs. 10999 only.
Pros of using the Infinix Hot S3
Check out below what are the facts that make Infinix Hot S3 a smart choice.
- Nice and rich display.
- Brilliant front and rear camera.
- Premium design despite being a budget phone.
- Perfect and smooth response and nicely calibrated sensors.
Cons of using the Infinix Hot S3
There are a few things we didn’t like about the Infinix Hot S3 and they are listed below.
- The display could have better resolution.
- The Snapdragon 430 is not the fastest processor used in this range.
- Tall design makes it slightly hard to use in one hand.
- The fingerprint could have been placed a little later.
Expert critic review of the Infinix Hot S3
The Infinix Hot S3 has successfully managed to gain a positive response from the critics. The display and camera are praised by a large portion of experts. The Decan Chronicles have hailed it as “The coolest hottie!” while the NDTV Gadgets have termed it as “one of the more impressive all-rounders”.
How to buy the Infinix Hot S3
You need to follow these simple steps listed below to grab the Infinix Hot S3.
- Open Flipkart app or website.
- Log in if you’re an old customer or sign up if you’re new.
- Search for the Infinix Hot S3.
- Choose your favourite variant.
- Proceed to pay.
- Payment can be made via your credit/debit card or you can choose between net banking and cash on delivery.
- After successful verification of your payment, you’ll receive a confirmation mail and SMS from Flipkart.
The Infinix Hot S3 is certainly a great choice for every budget-minded shoppers out there. You get a decent enough package at a perfectly reasonable price. If you are into taking the perfect selfies and also looking for value for money, this is the smartphone for you.