Smartphones are being launched one after the other in less than Rs 10,000. 18: 9 The aspect ratio of the display with aspect ratios is at peak and companies are giving this feature loudly in their budget phone. The next name in this series is of Infinix, which has released Infinix Hot S3 at a price of Rs 8,999. The phone has 3 GB RAM. The storage is 32 GB. Infinix is a company owned by Transition Holdings, which runs brands such as Intel, Techno and Spice. As better as Infinix Hot S3 in appearance, did its performance affect us as much as possible? Let’s know through the Infinix Hot S3 review.
- Infinix Hot S3 is the best budget phone for Rs 8,999
- Smartphone’s budget segment is getting better every day
- Its direct combat with the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 5
Infinix Hot S3 Design
At first glance, the Hot S3 does not look like a phone worth Rs 10,000. This handset made of superior quality plastic comes with curved edges, making it easy to capture the phone. A cover with the phone is also available, which will prevent fingerprints from coming back to the panel.
The phone has a 5.65-inch 18: 9 aspect ratios display on the front, which gives the phone a long and slim look. There is a little effort to reach hands on the edges of the phone. Like most of today’s smartphones, Infinix has given onscreen buttons in this handset. There is a metal speaker grill on top of the display, a selfie camera and a dual-LED flash. At the bottom of the phone are loudspeakers, micro-USB ports and microphones given. Headphone Jack is on the upper part of the phone.
On the right side of the phone there are power and volume buttons. SIM tray is on the left side of the handset. The power button has been given the texture of the metal, which fingers are easily identified. The fingerprint sensor present on the back of the phone is slightly above the expectation.
Infinix Hot S3 specification and software
By seeing the price, the phone has better hardware used in the phone. The phone runs on the Snapdragon 430 processor, with the highest clock speed of 1.4 GHz. The phone has come in two variants. There is a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage and the other is equipped with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of storage. We reviewed the low cost variants and more than 22 GB of storage was available for use in the phone. There is also facility to increase storage through microSD card up to 128 GB.
The 5.65 inch display is of HD Plus resolution. NEG glass protection has also been provided on this. Viewing angles are good. The phone is capable of delivering diverse outputs and the direct sunlight of the sun does not appear to be difficult to read on the phone. The handset contains a 4,000 mAh battery, which comes with a 10 Watt charger. In terms of connectivity, the phone has Bluetooth 4.2, USB-OTG, GPS and Wi-Fi features. The phone supports dual sim which has 2 nano SIM slots. There is also 4G and VOLTE support.
Infinix has used Android Orio in the Hot S3, which is not less than any good news. The Hingbird XOS 3.0 user interface is on the phone. The UI is much like the stock Android, but overall it’s attractive. In the unlock stage, the phone can ‘wake up’ by tapping it twice, and can be made alphabets for app launches. The phone also has one hand mode. Like the Huawei’s EMUI interface, it becomes active from swiping the feature.
Some apps will be installed by default in the phone. In addition to all the apps from Google, the user will also find its own apps like Exclubs, Exshares, XTimes. Exclub is a file sharing app, whereas through xthim you will be able to enjoy various themes. The phone also has a social networking app created by Phoenix Browser, Magic Movie and Transition Mobile. Along with that, cleaner cleaner is also RAM. There is also a freezer app, in which the app can be dragged.
Infinix Hot S3 Performance
The Hot S3 is equipped with Snapdragon 430. Despite the 3GB RAM, the display of the phone was much better. It is smoother to use and there is no interruption or stoppage in user interfaces. The fingerprint scanner generally works fast. The display panel will also be appreciated. In case of the screen, we would also like to compliment Infinix’s previous Xero 5 Pro. Hot S3 comes with a better display in terms of its price. Playing games and watching videos look very attractive on this display.
Large apps and powerful graphics take a little bit of time to open the game, but according to the price, it is very worthwhile. The light game of the missile loaded in a jiffy and ran better. At the same time, games such as Shadow Fight 3 take time to open but do not get stuck during the play. Now come on the battery. Hot S3 has a 4,000 mAh battery, which gave us 13 hours 5 minutes in our video loop test. In normal use the phone should be completed one day.
Infinix Hot S3 Camera
inix Hot S3 has a 13-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and a fixed 20-megapixel fixed-focus selfie camera. Camera app is common and comes equipped with beauty, time-lapse and professional mode. In professional mode, there is an option to control ISO, white balance, exposure, shutter speed and focus. There are also filters in the phone, which you can apply when taking photos. Quick toggles are also given for HDR and Flash.
The pictures taken from the phone really surprised us. Most photos came beautifully due to the Vivid Display. There was definitely high exposure in landscape mode, but the results were better when it was manually corrected. The photos became clear all but the pixels were seen when full size. Macros shots are better and phones are able to save the duality of colors. However, the speed in taking macros in Indoor pauses. Focus is delayed.
Photos taken in low light also came with limited nights. These pictures also showed pixels on zooming. Infinix Hot S3 comes with a 20-megapixel front camera, which comes with Dual LED flash. Selfie is better Beauty mode is automatically applied and Bokeh mode is also given in it. On most occasions, the Bokeh effect gave better results, but sometimes the edges were blurred rather than focusing in focus. The video recording goes up to 1080 pixel resolution. Due to no stabilization mode, you have to keep the hand steady while recording.
Talking about the budget smartphone, this segment is getting better every day. Infinix Hot S3 Launch is one of the better all-round handsets in recent times. Even though this is not the most powerful budget phone, but all the tasks play efficiently on capable hardware. Like the Infinix Xero 5 Pro, the Hot S3 display also has the strongest feature. Considering the price, the camera performance does not disappoint. And the battery will also run throughout the day. This phone, priced at Rs. 8,999, is a better budget handset. It would be interesting to see how it will be able to challenge the recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 5.