Our Opinion

The Infinix Hot S3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Infinix Hot 6 Pro is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Infinix Hot S3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Infinix Hot 6 Pro  Infinix Hot S3 (3GB RAM, 32GB) 
Infinix Hot 6 Pro Infinix Hot S3
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Excellence Score
23.6
25.0
Value for Money Score
71.7
71.2
Price ₹ 7,999 onwards ₹ 8,999 onwards
Launch Date (India) Jul, 2018 Feb, 2018
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 8.0 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5.99 inches 5.65 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1440 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch) 720x1440 pixels (~ 285 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes
Display Features FullView Display, 2.5D Curved Glass 2.5D Curved Glass, FullView Display
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.4 GHz 1.4 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Octa Core
Processor Name Qualcomm Snapdragon 425Ranked #73 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #72 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Adreno 308 Adreno 505
RAM 3 GB 3 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP 13.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF), 5P lens, HDR, Panorama
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 20.0MP
Secondary Camera Features LED flash, F/2.0 Aperture F/2.0 Aperture, Dual LED Flash, Beauty Mode, HDR
Internal Memory 32 GB 32 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 128 GB up to 128 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.4 mm
Weight 158 gm 150 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 672 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime 48.00 hrs N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) 31.00 hrs N/A
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Slick, premium design - the matte finish of the back offers a good grip, and doesn’t attract fingerprints too much - it also contrasts well with the 2.5D curved-edge display
  • The Infinix Hot 6 Pro also feels fairly light at 158g, with good weight distribution across the entire body
  • The highlight of the phone is tall 18:9, 5.99 inch display and has an HD+ resolution (720x1440) - the screen is bright, and colours are vivid and punchy - watching videos is a generally pleasant experience
  • Infinix's own skin Hummingbird XOS works pretty well, isn't too complicated, and includes some convenience features including a one-handed mode, screen recording, scrolling screenshots, gestures, eye-care mode, and a Game DnD mode
  • Decent loudspeaker - it gets quite loud (although bass is lacking)
  • Very good battery life - will give you a day and a half's worth of usage on one charge
  • Modern, trendy looks with minimal bezels
  • Textured power button comes handy while pulling out the phone from your pocket - you precisely know which button to press
  • The fingerprint sensor at the back is easy to reach and unlocks the device almost instantaneously
  • Bright, vivid 5.65 inch display with a HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels and a tall, modern 18:9 aspect ratio - which basically allows for more screen real estate in a compact form factor
  • Infinix has customized the Android operating system with a light skin called XOS 3.0, which brings a tweaked icon and launcher system, apart from features such as dual accounts, and a file sharing service - it all works reasonably well
  • Good day-to-day performance, thanks to the solid Snapdragon 430 SoC - basic tasks such as calling, social networking, clicking pictures and running multiple apps are smooth, and games are also handled reasonably well
  • You can trigger the camera by double pressing the volume down button
  • Good selfie camera, easily one of the best in the budget segment - and arguably better than the previous selfie camera leader in this segment, the Redmi Y1 - the camera is really quick to focus on the subject, and then layers the picture with beautification stuff to give you a crisp and beautified selfie - the beautification seems natural and and it isn’t as aggressive as that of its Chinese rivals - there is also a dual LED flash at the front to capture selfies in low-light, which is a great addition
  • Very good battery life - can last up to two full days of moderate use (again going one up on the Redmi Y1 which is its primary competitor)
  • On the whole, the Infinix Hot S3 is one of the more impressive all-rounders in the budget segment, and will provide strong competition to the Xiaomi phones that otherwise dominate this segment
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • Both fingerprint and face unlock are a little on the slow side
  • Just about ok overall performance - while the phone runs ok in day-to-day use, the Snapdragon 425 at the core means that anything more than basic use makes the phone stutter - there’s some lag when you’re switching between apps, and scrolling through heavy webpages in Chrome can get jerky
  • Average dual rear camera setup - when the lighting condition is ideal, it can take decent shots but detailing is not too great - and the portrait mode often misses the mark on edge detection
  • Average selfie camera too
  • No fast charging support - it takes nearly three and half hours to fully charge this phone
  • On the whole, the Hot 6 Pro is a decent phone, but it's in a very competitive price bracket, and will likely find it tough to compete against the likes of the Xiaomi Redmi 5 which offers significantly better all-round performance
  • Average rear camera - takes decent quality shots, but sometimes has inconsistent focusing issues, so it's not the most reliable
  • The speaker placed at the bottom could have been better - it is quite easy to cover the speaker and the overall sound profile is somewhat flat
Expert Reviews
  1. Infinix might have some gems in its portfolio but the Hot 6 Pro doesn't look like one of them
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. A value for money proposition
    fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The Infinix Hot 6 Pro is a good option if you are looking for a phone simply for watching content and browsing social media
    digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Offers a premium design and a refreshing Android experience, all at an affordable price
    bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. Infinix mobile has itself a winner with the Hot 6 Pro....it has got the real potential to take on popular Redmi 5 and Moto E5 series in India
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  6. If you are looking for a budget phone for your multimedia needs, then this can be considered as an option
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  7. Is barely able to keep up with the competition
    beebom.com in-depth Read Review »
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  13. news18.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. digit.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  5. economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
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  7. deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  8. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
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