Infinix Hot S3X 

price₹ 9,999 onwards

launchNov, 2018

20.7

excellence score

60.8

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 5 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • Very good, premium design for the price - yes, it comes with a plastic build, but the ergonomics of the device really give you a feeling of holding something premium
  • The shiny reflective back is definitely an eye turner
  • Apart from looking good, the phone is also comfortable and ergonomic to hold
  • The shiny back of course is also a fingerprint magnet

Display

  • Decent display with good brightness levels, and sunlight legibility
  • The resolution is on the low side

Software

  • The XOS custom skin, like most Chinese brand skins is inspired by iOS, and is reasonably functional, but is on the heavier side, full of color and overloaded with animations
  • There are also lots of notification ads that you have to deal with (can be disabled though)
  • Unlike most other phones with a notch, there is no software feature here to hide the notch

Performance

  • Ordinary performance with the ultra-budget Snapdragon 430 SoC alongside 3GB of RAM - it's only meant for basic use and starts lagging with heavier apps

Camera

  • The AI-supported dual rear cameras are the pretty good - and perform very well for the price bracket
  • They hold their own in a variety of conditions - colors are accurate, there is a good amount of sharpness, there is enough detail, the focus works well, and the images overall look good
  • The portrait mode is decent too
  • Low light photography, while not as good as the daylight performance, is decent too - the AI helps here too in producing well-balanced images
  • Decent front camera too for selfies

Audio

  • Decent call quality
  • Average speaker - at higher volumes, it starts to crack

Battery

  • Very good battery life - the 4000mAh battery coupled with the battery efficient Snapdragon 430 SoC means you can get almost 2 days of battery life with the device

Verdict

  • To put it very simply, the Infinix Hot S3x is positioned as a good design, good camera, good battery phone - so it will be a good choice for light/basic users
  • On the other hand, performance is a weakness - so if you are a more power user, look elsewhere

Expert Reviews

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  1. At this price point, you are better off going for the Realme 2 or Redmi 6 Pro
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. One of the best camera phones in the budget segment
    ibtimes.co.in in-depth Read Review »
  3. Budget beauty...but performance enthusiasts should look somewhere else
    themrphone.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. There is a lot to love about the Hot S3X...at it's price, it's not a bad deal
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A beautiful handset that absolutely betrays its attractive price tag
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »

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Infinix Hot S3X Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.2 inches
Screen Resolution720x1500 pixels (~ 268 pixels per inch)
Display TypeTFT LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • TFT
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • FullView Display
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.4 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #86 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity4000 mAh
Other Battery Parameters
  • 4G Talktime: 23 hrs
  • Audio Playback Time: 15 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 9 hrs
Dimensions
Weight150 gm
Thickness7.99 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • PDAF
  • 5P Lens
  • AI Portrait
  • HDR
  • Beauty Mode
  • Night Mode
  • Panorama
Secondary Camera16MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Soft LED flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • AI Bokeh
  • AI Beauty
  • WideSelfie
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes

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