Review of Infinix Hot S3

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.

Infinix Hot S3 Features

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 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 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

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.

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

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