Infinix Hot S3 review – 18:9 screen, good price, average camera

The Infinix Hot S3 was launched in India with a price tag of Rs. 8,999. Here is the Hot S3 review to give you an overall idea about the handset quality and performance. Is it worth the price and / or if it is better than the Redmi smartphone? find out.

This Hot S3 handset is using Snapdragon 430 octa core processor and packed with really good features. The build and finishing is very good. Performance is at par and the battery life is awesome. Camera quality however is average.

A good handset that you can consider as the next option after Redmi Note 5. Since the Note 5 is already launched makes sense to go with the Note 5 as that comes with better hardware. The good thing is that there is a price difference and it does justice to the Infinix Hot S3.

Infinix Hot S3 box packing

Infinix Hot S3 features, specifications

Inside the box (Unboxing the Infinix Hot S3) :  Handset, user manual, warranty card, SIM ejector pin, data cable (USB To Micro USB), travel charger 5V / 2 A, screen guard and silicon case.
Weight and Thickness : 150 grams and 8.4mm thick
Body : Plastic body, curvy design, very comfortable to hold and use and comes with metallic finishing
SIM Type : Nano + Nano +  Micro SD (triple slots) – separate micro SD card slot
Screen  :  5.65 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels resolution – HD+, viewing angles, touch response and color reproduction are good, 2.5D curved glass, 18:9 aspect ratio
Connectivity :  4G, VoLTE, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth
Sensors : Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro, Magnetic, Ambient Light sensor, step, hall
Security and Extra : Finger Print sensor on the back
LED Notification : Yes
OTG : Yes supported
RAM : 3GB (about 1.6GB free on first boot)
ROM : 32GB (about 21GB free on first boot)
OS : XOS 3.0 based on Android 8.0.0 Oreo

Infinix Hot S3 body

Infinix Hot S3 Performance

CPU :  Qualcomm Snapdragon 430, 64 bit octa core @ 1.4GHz
GPU :  Adreno 505
Heating : medium
Max Battery Temperature : 35 degrees

Smooth performance, no lags, SD 430 is well known.

Infinix Hot S3 review

Infinix Hot S3 Benchmark

Antutu : 58557 / 28104
NenaMark3 :  59.4fps (3-4)
Multi Touch : 5 points
Disk Speed :  222 MB/s read  and 152 MB/s write

Infinix Hot S3 Gaming Review

Asphalt 8 game in high quality mode played well, check video review.

Infinix Hot S3 Camera  Review

Rear Camera : 13MP auto focus, dual tone LED flash
Front Camera : 20MP, dual tone LED flash
Video Recording : FDH resolution

Infinix Hot S3 camera

Camera quality is average. Day shots are great but night shots / low light shots are not that sharp, details missing. The front camera comes with bokeh mode, does a very good job but when you zoom in you can see the details are missing – check video review. The FHD video recording is good.

Camera Rating : 3.5 out of 5

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Other features

Sound is loud and clear no issues. I also did not find any issues with networks, 4G with VoLTE is supported. Finger print is decently fast and accurate.

Infinix Hot S3  Battery Review

Battery capacity : 4000 mAh (Non-removable)
Charging Time : Up to 3 hours using the charger provided
Battery Life : 5 to 8 hours non-stop (moderate to heavy)
Daily usage battery life : One and a Half to two days depending on your usage

Battery Test Results

Battery Temp at idle : 29 degrees
Running Benchmark app :
 17 minutes / 3% / 32 degrees
Asphalt 8  game play : 16 minutes / 5% / 35 degrees
FHD  video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) :  31 minutes / 6% / 34 degrees

Verdict

Since the Redmi Note 5 has already been launched, would be better to invest a little extra and get the Redmi Note 5 handset instead of this Hot S3. Cause the Hot S3 is Snapdragon 430 octa core powered whereas the Redmi Note 5 is SD 625 octa core powered and the price difference is minimal. But the best option is the Redmi Note 5 Pro if that fits your budget.

Rating : 4  out of 5

Infinix Hot S3 price in India starts from Rs. 8,999.

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