THE infinix Hot 3 is really an upgrade of the Hot 2, and going through the specification which is made available to me, i have a great feeling that this device will be a hit with Infinix customers, looking at the specs, features and price of the infinix hot 3, this phone is worth the price tag.

The infinix hot 2 has finally been upgraded, and the latest release is the Infinix Hot 3. From what i could see, this low budget smartphone will NOT be running the Android One, but still features Android Lollipop 5.1 just like the Hot 2 with Infinix User Interface (XUI) on top.

The Infinix Hot 3 X554 , which is also called the PlayHot features a 5.5-inch HD display with 720 x 1280 resolution (267 ppi).

infinix hot 3 specs

The Hot 3 surely shares some similarity with the Hot 2 and other high infinix smartphones. Although this device shares some features with it’s predecessor, there are lots of differences when compared with the Hot 2. Like the first difference is that the Hot3 comes in more colors variant than the infinix hot 4, including the premium feels and sleek design.

Main Selling Point

One of the major reason why the Hot 3 is popular among smartphone users, is because of the Hot selfie features that accompanies this device.

Camera Specs

infinix hot 3 camera

The hot 3 comes with a 2MP front camera, which completely utilizes a 16:9 light chip and 1.6 µm large pixel for high definition picture quality and sharpness. Please take note that it also comes with a 84°wide-angle shooting range, which gives users even more freedom to take quality selfies.

The Selfie soft light provides an conducive surrounding for taking natural selfies; This mobile phone also features a real time smart beautification, which instantly makes the photo you’ve just taken, the hottest you, you’ll ever imagine. 😀

Back/Rear Camera

Just like the Hot 2, the infinix hot 3 comes with the same 8MP back camera. Below are some key features which will certainly impress you, about the Hot 3.

Key Features of the Infinix Hot 3 camera:

  • Smile recognition (Comes with a smart recognition for smiles)
  • Gesture recognition (This makes taking selfies more fun)
  • Voice recognition (Here’s the fun, when you say “capture” or “ cheese” the phone instantly takes a selfie)
  • Timed photos(great for group selfies)
  • Touch capture (touch screen for instant focus and capture)
  • Focus Tracking(essential tool for spontaneous capture)

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Key Specs

  • Display: 5.5 inches HD display
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz MediaTek Quad-core processor
  • GPU: Mali400-MP2
  • Storage: 16 GB internal, expandable to via SD card
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM (2 GB for Hot 3 Pro)
  • Android version: Lollipop 5.1 with XUI
  • Network: 2G/3G (+ 4G for Hot 3 Pro)
  • Camera: 8 MP rear and 2 MP front facing camera with wide-angle lens and soft flash
  • Battery: 3000 mAh battery.

Another premium features is that the Hot 3 comes with a 16gb internal storage. The internal storage can be expanded to 32 GB. This device comes with 1GB or 2 GB of RAM.

Please take note that this smartphone is now available in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa and other continents, like Asia continents, etc.

Full Specs

2G Network GSM
850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA
850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network N/A
SIM Dual
micro SIM
Status Available
April 2016
Dimensions N/A
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors Gray, Gold, Silver, Pink, Blue
Cover Plastic
Type IPS, capacitive, multi-touch, touchscreen with 16,000,000 color
Size 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 267 pixels per inch (PPI)
Memory And OS
Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 16GB
OS Android 5.1
Processors 1.3GHz quad-core 64-bit CPU, MediaTek Cortex-A53 MT6580 chipset, Mali400-MP2 GPU
RAM 1 GB and 2 GB versions
Alert types Vibration,
MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm
– up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up
to 42 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink
4G N/A
802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth Version
Primary 8MP, up to 3840 x 2160-pixel pictures, phase detection, HDR, face and smile
detection,autofocus, Geo-tagging camera with LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 2MP, up to 1920 x 1080-pixel pictures, soft flash
Capacity 3000mAh Li-Po battery
Stand-by Up to 230 hours (3G)
Talk time
Music play Up to 33 hours
Other Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Light sensor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML5
Java N/A
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– Stereo FM radio with RDS
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer/editor
– Preloaded applications -Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
Price level About 26,500  (132.5 USD).

Key Updates About Infinix Hot 3

infinix hot 3 price

I want to update this page, to notify readers that the Hot 3 is now available in 2 versions; Hot 3 and Hot 3 Pro.

However, the ONLY differences i discovered, is that the Hot 3 Pro will feature 2GB RAM and 4G network support, while the Hot 3 will feature 1GB RAM with no 4G.

While the Hot 3 comes with 5.5-inch HD display, which is a little bigger than the Hot 2, and it is powered by Quad-core MediaTek processor clocking at a speed of 1.3 GHz.

The battery capacity isn’t too great for my liking, and i guess for you as well. This device comes with a high grade battery 3000mAh capacity which is a bit poor especially if you are going for the 4G network version.

What do you think about the infinix hot 3? Am eager to hear from you. Please drop your thoughts and comment using the comment form below.

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