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Infinix Hot S3X

Infinix Hot S3X

by Matthew John AlexAugust 23, 2018
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The Notch screen display design has finally been adopted by Infinix Mobile to make their loyal users have the iPhone X display. The design has been adopted by many smartphone manufacturers lately and it increasing day by day with the design being improved.  

It such a good thing that Infinix made a phone with the Notch display because i’ll say so many Africans have been waiting to get their hands on a cheap smartphone with a notch display. 

The Infinix Hot S3X is sold for 62,000 thousand Naira. 


Design right?? The notch screen display is no more news to android users but Infinix becoming the first budget phone to design one in our very own local stores around Africa is new so let’s welcome it. The design of the device doesn’t look much like the iPhone X so it not a clone version of anything, the phone features dual rear camera design in a vertical position with it rear flash beneath both camera, it is made with plastic-like body with a glossy design which reflects light just like we see on many devices like the Umidigi Z2/Z2 Pro, Infinix Note 5 and many more. 

The device features a 6.2-inch HD+ Amoled capacitive touch-screen display size with it’s screen stretching up to 80% screen to  body ratio giving it a nice look. Having a resolution of 720 x 1500 pixels and a pixel per inch density of 267. 

I noticed something about the display: When a user is watching a video, i assume the display is meant/suppose to maintain the rectangular display view in the landscape mode even if u zoom out but rather, it stretches up to the top notch cutting the video which is not cool. Ulefone X, Nokia X6, Umidigi one and some other android smartphones with notch screen display does not have this problem. 


Ok i admit that Infinix did not do well in this department, seriously!! a low end Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset with 28nm process technology. According to my research, we have some MTK processor that are better than this and it is quite disappointing, it has  8-cores (Octa-core) processor clocked at 1.4GHz. The device features Adreno 505 GPU to make graphics look nice. 

It houses a 3GB/4GB LPDDR4x RAM to support the chipset i.e enhances smooth navigation between opened apps, surfing the internet without thinking for a moment like “OMG what’s this with your face up” and launching of heavy apps and playing high games.

It is further equipped with a 32GB/64GB internal storage (ROM) . 


Oh yea!! the camera, waiting for it? yea i know, but i’ll be completely honest with you, forget about the megapixel numbers, it for marketing. This device features an exclusive 16MP AI selfie with low-light camera, now, comparing the front camera to it predecessor (Infinix Hot S3) with 20MP selfie camera, i don’t think there is much different because of the technology used on Infinix Hot S3X. The front camera has ultra sensors with better pixels and Artificial intelligence tech which detects moods/facial expression, gender and age to package a beauty solution for the user. 

On the rear side of the phone, we have a dual 13MP + 2MP camera with a wide angle f/2.0 aperture with LED flashlight and a bokeh effect which is great for photos. 


Infinix Hot S3X houses a 4,000mAh Li-Polymer battery capacity which is non-removable. it features a quick charge technology of 2A to gain more battery life within a short period of time. i’m impress with this but i noticed even on their website  it says the battery can last 2 days on average usage. 

The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo but not stock i.e it has a customised user interface XOS which is fast, light, stable and power saving. The XOS is fully optimized to integrate the notch design for a perfect screen outlook.   

It’s true that the device charges faster(Quick charge technology [2A])but i have a problem with the power adapter, it doesn’t charge fast.The phone does not come with a fast charger which is disappointing.


It says “Your face is your key” cool right?? yea, it has a face unlock system just like every other new smartphone we’ve seen so far plus a fingerprint ID unlock and other security systems that we are use to.

Infinix Hot S3X  Full Specs, Features and Price

Type IPS Capacitive Touch-Screen
Size 6.2 Inches HD+ AMOLED
Resolution 720 x 1500p
Pixel density ~267 PPI
Colors 16M
Display Protection No
Screen to body ratio 80%

Type 1 Front + 2 Back
Back Camera 13MP + 2MP
Front Camera 16MP AI camera
cameara features
  • Auto-focus
  • Digital zoom
  • Continuous shooting
  • HDR
  • Geotagging
  • Face detection
  • CMOS sensor
  • Phase detection
  • ISO setting
  • Scene mode
  • Touch focus
  • White balance settings
  • Panorama
  • Exposure compensation

Hardware and Memory
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor Octa-core 4 x 1.4GHz Cortex-A53 + 4 x 1.1GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Adreno 505
Memory Speed
Available Memory
Memory support Supports TF card up to 128GB
Memory slot Yes (microSD, microSDH, microSDXC)
  • Light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • G-sensor
  • E-compass
  • Gyroscope
  • Fingerprint sensor
OS Android v8.1 Oreo

Type Lithium Polymer
Capacity 4,000mAh Non-removable
Technology Quick charge technology
Standby time
Video playback
Audio playback
Internet usage

Network & Connectivity
Network 2G | 3G | 4G LTE
Volte No
WLAN Wi-Fi: 802.11 b/g/n
SIM type Dual
Bluetooth v4.1
USB type Micro USB 5PIN (normal USB)
Audio jack port Yes

Video format 3GP, AVI, H.264, H.265, MKV, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4, VP8, VP9
Audio format WAV, AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA, MIDI, OGG, AAC+, eAAC+
Picture format BMP, GIF, JPEG, JPG, PNG
Loudspeaker Bottom Speaker

In the Box
Package Listing
  • 1*Phone
  • 1*Power Adapter
  • 1*USB Cable
  • 1*Earphone
  • 1*Warranty Card
  • 1*Film
  • 1*TPU
  • 1*User Guide

Price in Naira 60,000 – 62,000

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Matthew John Alex
I am the founder and CEO of Naijatech360 and Naijanews360, I am a computer scientist with passion and love for blogging (Mainly Tech). I love publishing and discussing new technological innovations with friends so I decided to tell the world too.

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