Infinix, a smartphone brand from Transsion Holdings Pvt Ltd has launched its new Infinix Hot S3 smartphone in India. It is the first phone from Infinix to offer a Full View display and also features a 20-megapixel selfie camera that comes equipped with a dual soft light LED flash. Back in November, Infinix has introduced its zero series in India. The price of this phone will be starting at Rs. 8,999. It will directly compete against the Redmi Y1 and even with the upcoming Redmi 5. The Infinix Hot S3 will be exclusively available on Flipkart.
Anish Kapoor, CEO, Infinix India said, “India is an extremely significant market for Infinix and HOT S3 is getting launched in ‘India first’ before getting launched in other markets.”
Display & Design:
The handset comes with a 5.7-inch screen, which offers an aspect ratio of 18:9. It doesn’t have any home button on screen which gives the taller display with narrow bezels. The fingerprint scanner is placed at the back of the device. The micro USB is placed at the bottom with a single speaker to its right.
Like other Infinix smartphone, this handset is also heavier than most other smartphones in the market. The phone’s display is bright, you can handle it even in lowest brightness modes. Infinix provides by default night mode for viewing with minimal eye strain. However, the phone comes with 720p HD resolution which is good enough in this price range.
The company claims the phone has improved camera functions on Infinix’s Hot S3. The company offers a 13MP rear camera which comes with dual LED flash that enables Beauty mode, as well as panorama and time-lapse. While it has a 20MP front-facing camera with LED flash for better low-light clicks.
The selfie camera also provides a Bokeh mode and a wide-angle selfie for good group photos. Overall the camera clicks decent pictures considering the price tag in mind. But sadly it lacks sometimes once you zoom in. However, the camera takes few seconds to focus, in most lighting conditions.
Performance and Storage:
The Hot S3 is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor coupled with 3GB RAM. The phone comes in two RAM variant which works great at multitasking and basic usage. Coming towards the storage of the device, the phone ships 32GB of internal storage with the 3GB RAM variant. While 64GB of internal storage with the 4GB RAM variant. Both variants support expandable storage up to 128GB using dedicated microSD card slot.
The Hot S3 runs on Android 8.0 Oreo, topped by the company’s UI skin, XOS Hummingbird 3.0. While playing high graphics games it started lagging and also slow down the devices which is not the good thing. Sadly after heavy usage with the phone, it starts heating up.
Connectivity and Battery:
Coming to the connectivity of the device, it supports Bluetooth, WiFi, 2G, 3G, and 4G with VoLTE. It sports a huge 4000mAh battery life which is placed under the hood. The battery lasts more than one day with normal usage with it. Also, it supports fast charging which charges your phone in few minutes.
Infinix Hot S3 Pricing and Availability:
The Infinix Hot S3 will be available in two variants. One which has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage model priced at Rs 8,999. While the other has 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model priced at Rs 10,999. The phone will available in two colors i.e Sandstone Black and Brush Gold. It will be exclusively available on Flipkart on February 12.