Infinix Hot S3 First Impressions and Initial Review

Infinix Hot S3

The Infinix Hot S3 is the first smartphone released by Infinix Mobility in the Philippines first quarter of 2018. The Hot S series primarily caters to people who absolutely love expressing themselves through selfies as they share their thoughts and feelings, what they are doing, and where they are having fun. What is special about this product line is that it lets family and friends get in on the action by allowing “wefie” panoramic shots to be taken from the front camera as well.

The Hot S3 outdoes its predecessor in a lot of areas, most notable of which are its bigger real estate, snapdragon processor, larger RAM, and Android 8.0 Oreo system with XOS 3.0.

Quick Camera Test

We took it out for a hurried camera test.  The 13MP rear camera performed well as can be seen from the shots below.

The 20MP front camera hands down is the better of the two.

We definitely need to test this some more.  The next batch of photos and other details will be included in our soon-to-be-published full review.

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Infinix Hot S3 Specifications

Display: 5.65″ HD+ (720 x 1440 pixels)
Aspect Ratio: 18:9 @ 285 ppi
Screen Type: IPS
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 64-bit Octa-core (Up to 1.4GHz)
Graphics: Qualcomm Adreno 505 GPU
Storage: 32GB (expandable up to 128GB using dedicated microSD slot)
Operating System: Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS 3.0
Front Camera: 20MP dual flash (5120×3840)
Rear Camera: 13MP dual flash (4160×3120)
Video Recording: 1080p@30fps
Slots: 3-in-1 (2 nano + 1 microSD)
Data: Supports up to 4G LTE
WiFi(WLAN): WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: 4.2
GPS Navigation: Yes
USB Port: Micro 5-pin USB
Earphone: Yes
Battery: 4,000mAh
Sensors: G-sensor, Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-Compass


The Hot S3 will be available for purchase on Infinix’s official store at Shopee on February 28, 2018 at the standard retail price of P7,999.

Follow us on our social media accounts for further announcements on discounted pricing and our in-depth review coming out soon.

About Honest Abe A.

Honest Abe A. likes writing about the latest mobile devices and their features. From tablets to smartphones and wearables, you can count on him to thoroughly test and use them for his reviews.