Infinix Hot 3 Pro Review – LTE Version

Infinix Hot 3 Pro Review

This time Infinix set to bring some the LTE version of its hot selling product “Infinix Hot 3” smartphone. It seems Infinix has picked the strategy to go with flow as it has started launching different variant of same model. The smartphone is named as Infinix Hot 3 Pro which is powered with Qualcomm snapdragon 414 processor on the board.

The smartphone has derived almost same chassis except few specs have been upgraded including camera package. Infinix hot 3 Pro features 8 MP rear camera and welcomes 5MP front with LED flash. Hot 3 Pro has proper mid-range specifications which include 5.5 inch HD IPS capacitive display panel, 300mAh removable battery, Dual SIM LTE support, 2GB RAM and 16 ROM.

Well, that was light introduction of Infinix Hot 3 Pro in which we have tried to cover the basic specifications and some technical edge over its predecessor (Infinix Hot 3).

Infinix Hot 3 Pro Unboxing:

When you wrap the lid off from box and remove the cover, Infinix hot 3 Pro welcomes in protected veil, beneath floor has compartments for charger, headphones and data cable. The input of charger is 5V and out is 1.5A which has become a standard charger of mid-range smartphones. No doubt, all the accessories provided in the box have been well designed and quality has not been compromised.

Price and Specifications of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

LAUNCH Released  June, 2016
Availability  Available
BODY Dimensions  151 x 75 x 8 mm
Weight  141 g
SIM Slot  Dual SIM
DISPLAY  Type  IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
 Size  5.5 inches
 Resolution  720 x 1280 pixels (480 dpi)
 Multi-touch  Yes, 5-Point
NETWORK Network Support  GSM/3G/LTE
2G Bands  900/1800
3G Bands  2100
4G Bands  1800
Speed  HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat.4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os  Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset  Qualcomm MSM8929 Snapdragon 415
CPU  1.4 GHz octa-core,  ARM® Cortex™ A53
GPU  Adreno 405
MEMORY Card Slot  Yes, expandable upto 64 GB
internal  16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM
CAMERA Primary  8 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features  Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama,  Beauty, Night
 Video  1080p@30fps,
 Secondary  5 MP, LED flash, 720p@30fps
COMMS WLAN  Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, dual-band, Hotspot
Bluetooth  v4.0
GPS  Yes, with A-GPS
Radio  NO
USB  MicroUSB 2.0
FEATURES Sensors  accelerometer, proximity, compass, light, gravity
BATTERY  Removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery
PRICE  PKR. 14,599
OTHERS Colors  Grey, Navy Blue, rose pink

Pros :

  • Sleek Design
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 chipset
  • HD IPS display
  • 3000mAh Battery

Cons :

  • Poor sound speaker
  • Full plastic frame

Design of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Putting some light on the display, Infinix Hot 3 Pro has employed 5.5 inch HD IPS capacitive display on the front beneath usual Glass (not a Gorilla Glass). The display brightness is more to operate the smartphone is direct sunlight additionally is quick to adjust the brightness level according to the ambient light.

The capacitive display panel accepts 5-point multi-touch that is enough and usually expect from a mid-range smartphone.  The touch panel is smooth and soft while typing and playing games on Hot 3 Pro.

What we actually noticed during the test, while comparing the displays with other 720p panel of same range. Infinix Hot 3 Pro are slightly dull and dim as compare to Huawei mid-range smartphone but we should know that Hot 3 Pro is more affordable than Huawei’s phone.

Design and Display of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Let’s see what we changes are made in design language.  As mentioned earlier its 5.5 inch display which is fitted inside 151 x 75 x 8 mm dimensional frame. The scree-to-body ratio is 73.46% that is acceptable and shows Infinix hot 3 has appropriate dimension for 5.5 inch display. Moreover its weighs 141 grams that best possible weight for 3000 mAh battery and polycarbonate body frame. The front display is guarded with black bezel which very much noticeable at front.

The above area of front has earpiece at center the, next to earpiece on left is front camera for selfie while the LED is at right corner.  While the bottom has capacitive navigation button that are placed outside the display panel.

No major change has occurred in design language of Infinix Hot 3 Pro, nothing has been displaced from its position. The top has audio jack and microUSB port 2.0, however opposite side has a pinhole for microphone at right corner.

Other than that When it comes to right edge, it houses a power button and volume rocker that are mounted at right position and pretty responsive too. You can see a tiny fingernail to pop off the back cover. The left edge has nothing to show.

Microphone is only instrument that has been placed at bottom edge at right

While comparing the design of Hot 3 LTE with its elder sibling (Infinix Hot 3), the only major change we have noticed in design language is back cover patterned. Pattern is now more prominent and glossy. Infinix hot 3 Pro is slightly curved from side edges that is to give firm grip in hands.

Moreover, the rear camera is pop up in circle shaped cutout and LED flash is flanked alongside of camera. The tiny pinhole below the rear cam is a secondary microphone to reduce the noise in voice.

the only speaker of the phone is situated at bottom of back, the sound, being produce by speaker is not so impressive, in fact very low if setting in hall –even in room.

Memory for Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Well, Memory section is a vital component of a smartphone. The Infinix Hot 3 Pro been stuffed with 16 GB ROM and 2 GB RAM. The usable space out of total 16 GB is 11.75 GB while the 4 GB space is being used by OS. However, the main memory is 2GB –which is sufficient to tackle quad-core processor in processing.

Camera within Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Infinix Hot 3 features 8 MP lens on back and 5 MP on the front for selfie. Though for mid-range smartphone 5MP selfie camera in combo with 8MP rear are considered to be good combination. But let’s see what the picture quality says. Remember, the Hot 3 has 2MP front camera which is upgraded to 5 MP for Pro version.

The camera App interface look more Professional rather than simple, there four virtual button on the top layout. The middle area of screen is for viewing camera view, and bottom has tabs for modes to switch according to situation. The camera button and camcorder at end for easy use with thumb.

Infinix Hot 3 Pro has Provided with range of settings option including HDR, Store Location, Picture Size and so on.

Smile recognition(smart recognition for smiles)
Gesture recognition(fun selfies)
Voice recognition(smart recognition for the phrase “capture” or “ cheese”)
Timed photos(great for selfies)
Touch capture(touch screen for instant focus and capture)

Rear Camera of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Hot 3 Pro sports 8MP camera on back along with LED flash, the camera lens capture the photos with 3,264 x 2,448 resolution. The HDR mode of camera is good dynamic range that gives detailed output.

The pre- loaded modes are Beauty, Photo, Night, HDR, Panorama, while there are bunch of effect that can be applied.

The picture quality of rear camera is excellent, it capture the colors with Proper sharpness. The hue of colors in photos are good that ultimately give eye catching view.

With that, Infinix Hot 3 camera can 1080p video and there is an extra mic to reduce the noise in voice.

Front Camera of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

The front is gifted with 5MP selfie shooter that allow you to capture the moments with Infinix Hot 3 Pro. The available mode are Beauty and Photos. It also has gesture mode which captures wave shot.

Infinix Hot 3 Pro has decent camera quality, while, on technical side, they are bit noisy due to less sharpness and tint nature of colors. It also can also make 720p video.

Network / Connectivity of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Infinix Hot 3 Pro is 4G supported smartphone supporting all the band in Pakistan. It has cat.4 150/50 Mbps data speed limit over LTE network likewise for 3G network connectivity, it has embedded HSPA+ 42.7/5.76 Mbps module on chip.

The local wireless connection, it works on Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n standard that communicate over 2.4 MHz frequency. Additionally, the connectivity includes Bluetooth 4.0, Hotspot. However there is no 5 MHz wireless connectivity and No NFC chip, still it is good to go with Infinix Hot 3 Pro under the given price tag.

Battery Performance of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Infinix Hot 3 Pro is packed with 3000mAh battery, the same capacity as Hot 3 carries. As it has 5.5 incher behemoth screen with 720 resolution and GPU is Adreno 405. The battery timing is fairly good but couldn’t make itself as a solid performer in battery test.

On a constant use of internet through Wi-Fi connectivity, or 3G usage, it works for maximum 5 to 6 hours, after that it need to be charged again.

Infinix hot 3 Pro works perfect on GSM network. Fair usage of 3G service can keep the battery juice safe for whole day.

Interface of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Infinix Hot 3 Pro runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, the interface has usual android interface that Provide ease to common user who are very much familiar to android.

The Infinix Hot 3 Pro comes with many interesting Wallpapers that can set in background. The default user interface has nothing change has been made.

While talking about the theme of interface that looks a bit change. The application menu is centered at bottom. Likewise the status bar has battery bar, single bars and recent notification from Apps.

Processor of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Infinix Hot 3 Pro is using Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 64-bit Processor, the architecture model ARM Cortex-A53, the chipset model is Snapdragon MSM 8929. It’s an Octa-core Processor, the four cores frequency is 1.4 GHz while the rest of four cores clock rate is 1 GHz.

Qualcomm has been well known and No.1’s chipset Provider for quite long time, which always give efficient chipset with respect to battery timing and performance and etc.

The embedded GPU Module is Adreno 405, suitable for processing graphics on 720p resolution.

Antutu Benchmarking of Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

In Antutu benchmarking, Infinix got 30K+ points, thanks to legendary Snapdragon 415 chipset, which has proved that Infinix Hot 3 Pro is an efficient and powerful device for Processing. It is the Processor that got outstanding point among other specs.

Vellamo Benchmarking for Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Vellamo benchmarking has three different section, the single core performance of Infinix Hot 3 Pro with QUALCOMM chipset is quite good and admirable, it got 900+ points , that show it has truly the a performer. However it has gone a bit under the line in Multicore test as it got 1264 points.


Conclusion for Infinix Hot 3 Pro:

Infinix Hot 3 Pro is a stable device with Snapdragon 415 Processor, HD IPS display, mega battery and decent camera quality. Yet nothing is perfect in this this imperfect world, Infinix Hot 3 Pro lacks NFC chip and plastic body frame. Overall the smartphone is has passed each test brilliantly and Proved itself ready to serve.


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