Infinix Hot S3 offers nice selfies, great battery

THE name initially may draw a naughty laugh. I mean, why would you name a product as “Hot,” when it’s neither something to eat or drink, nor a stunning babe of your dreams.

But that’s the name all right of this new Infinix phone model, Hot S3, which judging from its specs, should be selling like hotcakes when it becomes available locally on Wednesday (Feb. 28).

Last Feb. 21, 2018, Infinix Mobile officially launched locally its newest selfie-centric 18:9 aspect ratio display smartphone—the Infinix Hot S3 and judging from its specs, it’s not something to laugh at.

Infinix is slowly making a name for itself with its Note, which boasts of larger screens, and its Zero series, which are its premium, flagship models.

Infinix Hot S3 will be available on Shopee starting Wednesday (Feb. 28). It will also be on flash sale starting 0:00- 11:59 a.m. with the price of only P5,999. 
The Hot S3 is the latest in Infinix’s Hot S series, aimed at the younger generation.

Although the body is made of plastic and is prone to fingerprints and smudges, the good design will make you forgive Infinix for it, together with the phone case that goes with it for free. Other plusses are the fast fingerprint scanner, the dual SIM with dedicated microSD slot, the latest Android Oreo, high quality display with good contrast/colors and yes, the great selfies that can be made. 

At its price range, the Infinix Hot S3 packs a nice 20 MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 Aperture and LED flash. At the back, the 13 MP main camera has the same f/2.0 aperture, with dual LED flash.

The high camera specs will give you nice selfies, even in conditions where there’s little light. Other brands that put their selfies at the forefront of their marketing strategies should watch out for this newcomer.

The internal specs are also not something to sneeze at, banking on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 1.4 GHz Octa Core Cortex-A53 supported by an Adreno 505 GPU. It also has 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM (expandable up to 128 GB). 

Gaming, surfing, video playback, calls and camera use are decent.

And did we mention its awesome battery, which lasts for nearly two days of light use? This alone is worth the price of the phone.

The Infinix Hot S3 is the first mobile phone of Infinix that has been released this year, the first one to have Snapdragon as the chipset and first built with the newest standard size of 18:9 ratio.

This is the full specifications of Hot S3:

1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430

Adreno 505


32GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 128GB

5.65-inch HD+ IPS LCD display (1440 x 720 pixels)

13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash

20 megapixel front facing camera with LED flash

Dual SIM, Dual Standby

4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner


4,000 mAh battery

Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS 3

Infinix Hot S3 will be available on Shopee starting Wednesday (Feb. 28). It will also be on flash sale starting 0:00- 11:59 a.m. with the price of only P5,999. It’s limited stocks only. 

Infinix’ latest phone comes equipped with a 20MP front camera and an affordable regular price of P7,999.

Topics: Infinix Hot S3
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