Infinix Hot 3 is the sequel to the AndroidOne powered Hot 2, launched back in the third quarter of 2015. The smartphone drops AndroidOne in its latest iteration and seems built to interest selfie takers. It also offers a bigger display and comes with a more powerful battery. It is available with 1GB RAM, but a 2GB RAM variant called Infinix Hot 3 Pro or Infinix Hot 3 LTE are also available in some countries like Nigeria.
The Infinix Hot 3 X554 exhibits a sleek appearance, especially on the front. The body is fashioned out of plastic and finished in diverse colours to suit different tastes.
The curvy rear panel is said to have a nice diamond texture making for comfortable handling. The Infinix Hot 3 rocks a huge 5.5-inch display, compared to the 5-inch unit found on the Infinix Hot 2.
However, the resolution of the full-laminate display remains at HD (720 x 1280 pixels), which means this device could offer slightly less sharp images compared to its predecessor, though if the screen is brighter the Hot 3 may turnout sharper.
Looking at the specs sheet, you could say nothing has changed between the Infinix Hot 3 and Hot 2 in the camera department, higher there appears to be some significant changes.
This new phablet offers a combo of 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera for image capturing.
The back camera uses an OV8865 sensor and boasts a 5-element lens for better light intake efficiency to further ensure great-looking images. It is HDR-compatible as well.
While the resolution of the front snapper may appear measly, Infinix Mobility promises ‘hottest selfies’ as this comes with soft flash and boasts an 84-degree wide-angle lens. The cameras are accompanied by a range of impressive features, including smile, voice and gesture recognition as well as touch capture.
Hardware and Software
The Infinix Hot 3 is equipped to offer about the same level of performance as its predecessor. It is kitted with a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor, which gets support from either 1 GB or 2 GB of RAM.
The variant of the Infinix Hot 3 with 2GB RAM may also feature 4G LTE depending on your country.
Onboard storage capacity is 16 GB, expandable by up to 32 GB with external storage media. The phablet boots Android 5.1 Lollipop OS coated with a XUI skin said to have been optimised to deliver long standby time.
Power is provided to the Infinix Hot 3 by a 3000mAh battery, more powerful than the 2,200mAh juicer on the Hot 2. Talk time of up to 20 hours and web browsing of up to 9 hours are promised on a charge.
Infinix Hot 3 boasts reverse charging capability enabling you to boost other mobile devices with this battery.
Pricing and availability
Infinix Hot 3 is currently available at leading online stores in Nigeria. Infinix Hot 3 Price in Nigeria ranges between 29,500 to 37,000 Naira, depending on your location in the country.
Infinix Hot 3 X554 Specs
Here is the specification of the Infinix Hot 3:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop), XUI Skin
- Processor: quad-core Processor (MediaTek MT6580)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 1GB RAM or 2GB RAM (Infinix Hot 3 Pro or Hot 3 LTE)
- Colours: White, Gold, Pink, Blue
- Dimension: –
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Micro SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
- Display: 5.5-inch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels
- Display Protection: –
- Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash, HD Video
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, HDR,
- Front Camera: 2MP Camera, LED Flash
- Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes (Infinix Hot 3 LTE)
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: No
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes (Infinix Hot 3 LTE)
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol:
- Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
- Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
- FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes, Google Maps
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- Pedometer: No
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
- Wireless Charging: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant:
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: No (download at store)
- Document Viewer: No (download at store)
- Document Editor: No (download at store)
- Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Po Battery
- Standby Time: –
- Talktime: up to 20 hours
- Browsing Time: up to 9 hours
- Video Watching: –
- Music Playback: up to 33 hours