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Infinix Hot 3 Review

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Infinix Hot 3 Review

The latest addition to the Infinix Hot series has been upgraded by the brand Infinix with its official launch of Infinix Hot 3 in Pakistan. As Phone World always try to provide its readers with prompt and unbiased reviews so this time we also got hands on Infinix Hot 3 quickly. The smartphone is available at daraz.pk with an affordable price offer of PKR. 9,999. Infinix Hot 3 is packed with 5.5” HD IPS behemoth display, the Quad core chip on the board coupled with 1GB of sufficient RAM provides you with efficient multitasking and fast data processing. The camera module is enriched with 8 MP lens on back and 2MP front selfie shooter.

No major change is seen in Infinix Hot 3 since its elder sibling was launched with almost same specs, the only difference is made through enhanced battery capacity i.e. 3000 mAh and with an increased display size of half inch.

Infinix Hot 3 Unboxing:

The Infinix Hot 3 comes in white color box contains all accessories. The while box is packed with data cable, woofer headphones and 1.5A charger. The headphones are of good quality with clear sound. The accessories are packed in another box inside retail box. The quality of accessories show Infinix pays serious attention to quality that we expect from the company.

Price and Specifications of Infinix Hot 3:

Dimensions
  • 151 x 75 x 8 mm
Weight
  • 142 grams
Memory
  • 16 GB ROM, 1 GB RAM
  • Expandable up to 32 GB (dedicated slot)
OS
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor
  • Quad-core 1.3 GHz, ARM Cortex-A7
  • MediaTek MT6580
  • Mali-400 MP
Network
  • GSM: 900/1800MHz
  • HSDPA: 2100 MHz
Camera
  • Primary: 8MP, 3840 x 2160-pixel pictures, phase detection, HDR, face and smile detection,autofocus, Geo-tagging camera with LED flash
  • Secondary: 2MP, 1920 x 1080-pixel pictures, soft flash
Display
  • Size: 5.5 inches (~70.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: (720 x 1280) pixels
  • Pixel Density: 320 dpi
  • Protection: NO
Battery
  • Removable 3000 mAh
Features
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Micro)
  • WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth: v4.0, A2DP
  • GPS: A-GPS
  • USB: MicroUSB v2.0
  • NFC: No
  • Radio: FM
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Light, Gravity
Price PKR. 9,999

Pros:

  • Affordable Price
  • 5.5″ HD IPS display
  • 3000 mAh Battery (WOW)
  • Soft LED flash with front camera
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Light in weight
  • OTG support is available

Cons:

  • Notification LED is missing
  • Older version of Android although latest is available in market.

Design and Display of Infinix Hot 3:

Infinix Hot 3 is equipped with huge 5.5 HD IPS display, the resolution is said to be 1280 x 720 pixel. The upfront of Infinix Hot 3 is decorated with big 5.5” monster screen. The screen has 320 dpi which makes the display clear and reduces the issue of angle view. The thick black bezel around the display gives protection to display in case of sudden drop from hands. The screen to body ratio is almost 73% which shows the smartphone doesn’t has extra body weight and body frame is compact and handy.

The upper front carries earpiece in middle and selfie camera is placed on left side however the right corner contains soft flash. You can also see the proximity and light sensor there.

Now come straight down to the bottom portion, as usual the area is for navigation keys which are place outside the screen and surprisingly there is no LEDs to light it up.

Infinix is just 8 mm thick, the three side of Infinix Hot 3 carry some luggage to facilitate users. The top side contains MicroUSB port and audio jack, while the right side designed to accommodate power and volume button. Likewise, the bottom is left with microphone to carry on.

The back cover is entirely made of polycarbonate, two cutout for camera and LED flash can be seen and there is pinhole for extra mic to reduce noise. The glossy Infinix is printed at upper middle portion. At bottom, a grill is there for speaker and HOT log can also be noticed.

Left and right edges are slightly curved that helps to give strong grip. The back cover is removable, provides access to battery, SIMs slots and MicroSD card slot.

Processor of Infinix Hot 3:

Infinix Hot 3 is powered with Quad-core, Media Tek 6580 chipset. The processor runs at the clock speed of 1.3 GHz, the processor inside the Infinix Hot 3 belongs to mid-range family of Media Tek. It’s capable of handling 3G network technology. Infinix Hot 3 with quad-core processor, 1GB RAM and Mali-400 MP is pretty efficient to play SUBWAY, Temple Run (common games) etc. Thanks to Android 5.1 Lollipop, switching among the apps is smooth and doesn’t feel any lags. All the necessary benchmarking tests will be discussed as we move forward to sum up our review.

Memory for Infinix Hot 3:

Infinix Hot 3 comes with 1G RAM and 16 ROM out of the box. Additionally; you can expand the memory section through Micro-SD card upto 32 GB more. 1GB RAM is though good enough to handle sufficient data for processing.

Camera within Infinix Hot 3:

From the camera module, Infinix Hot 3 is packed with 8 MP sensor on the back and 2 MP front selfie shooter. The camera App has simple understandable interface, the user can easily switch to different defined modes. There are several effects that are in fashion nowadays. The upper portion of the App contains four different icons for Effects, Settings, flash controller and icon to switch between front and back camera. The bottom portion has virtual button for capturing, recording and gallery.

Rear Camera of Infinix Hot 3:

The rear camera has 8 MP lens along with LED flash. The camera resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixel with native ratio 4:3. Camera has autofocus lens however it can touch focus option, too. The picture quality of camera is great especially when the objects are at suitable distance. The light and color is well controlled and managed by the lens, yet it lacks some information while capturing natural scenery.

Back camera is provided with different modes including HDR, Beautician, Panorama and Night mode. It also capture image when victory sign is detected. Touch shot and voice capture features can be enabled from settings.

Front Camera of Infinix Hot 3:

At front side, 2MP selfie shooter is fixed with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, the can make 82º degree wider selfie. Now the group selfie is not a big issue with Infinix Hot 3. The camera can also make 480P video. The beauty mode is also available but it lacks Effect feature and others that are available for back camera.

The camera app let you control your front camera through different settings option. ISO can be adjusted from settings, likewise picture size, exposure , white balance and so many other options are available to play with camera.

The camera quality is pretty much clear and soft.  It takes pretty good selfies with clear result. Here are some sample that we have share.

Network/ Connectivity of Infinix Hot 3:

Infinix Hot 3 is 3G enabled smartphone that is supported on both SIMs. It supports all the bands in Pakistan. It supports 3G network with HSDPA technology. All the supported are mentioned in above specifications table. Other connectivity options from connectivity suits are Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, OTG.

Battery Performance of Infinix Hot 3:

Infinix Hot 3 packs with 3000mAh battery, the battery itself monster for a kind of device with comparatively lower screen resolution but also note that Infinix has 5.5” display.

The standby time of battery is long and impressive, it can work for almost 4 to 5 days only if you just use it for GSM calls. However, onscreen test it isn’t that bad, too.

As smartphone is 3G enabled, the 3G browsing and calls really sucks the batter rapidly. It would hardly be up for 6 hours or more if you frequently use 3G services.

Infinix Hot 3 has Ultra Power mode that closed all the background Apps, reduce the display brightness, and stop 3G service. All you left with GSM calls messaging App, Notebook, calculator sound recorder and clock. It’s a good step towards saving the battery juice.

Interface of Infinix Hot 3:

Infinix Hot 3 using Android 5.1 Lollipop and purely customize its own XUI 1.H.0.1 interface. Home screen is comprised of icons in circle and square shape, the square shape icons have sharp edges, and it has application menu key in center that opens up another activity to all the installed Apps. The home screen are automatically create new slide if icons are drag left right.

There are several pre-installed Apps like Daraz.pk officially app, xender, PalmPlay, Font manager etc

The theme App has multiple themes to select the one that catch your eyes. The wallpaper apps has some beautiful image that can be used in background screen.

File manager interface is attractive and simple. It has simple layout, to differentiate among different formats like it has separate folder for all the APKs that are stored in memory.

Antutu Benchmarking of Infinix Hot 3:

The Antutu benchmark score is 24K+ which shows the smartphone is mid-range smartphone. The bench mark comparison is also given in screen shots. With 24K+ points it has managed to find place on comparison table under the Vivo X5Pro but don’t forget, Vivo device has 40K+ points which shows Infinix Hot 3 is far behind in this race.

In a bigger picture, Infinix Hot 3 is generally a decent device shipped with average specifications.

Vellamo Benchmarking for Infinix Hot 3:

In Vellamo benchmark test, Infinix Hot 3 got enough score on the board which determines that the device is good enough to entertain the user.

In multi core test, Infinix Hot 3 processor got 1196 points and put the Samsung galaxy Nexus 4 behind. While the Asus Zenfone is one step above with 1481 points,

Well, in metal (single core test), it attained 682 points and manage to get position under the Meizu device. At the last, the browser test of Infinix Hot 3 was fairly good. It got 1814 points in Vellamo benchmarking.

 

Conclusion for Infinix Hot 3:

Infinix devices are comparatively of good quality, Infinix Hot 3 is elegant, stylish and perfect handy smartphone, packs with sufficient hardware with adequate camera quality and huge battery capacity. Even though it uses some outdated stuff like Mali-400MP and older Android version in technical point of view, still the device has much more feature to compel. if you get a smartphone under the range of 10K rupees with all sufficient specs is affordable and reasonable. You can order Infinix Hot 3 at Daraz.pk at price of PKR.9,999.

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