Infinix phones have been the darling of many smartphone users in Africa for years now, and indeed Infinix is one of the top smartphone manufacturers in Nigeria right now. This is in no small measure due to the success the Infinix Note 2 and Android One smartphone Infinix Hot 2 have recorded since their release.
Since then other great smartphones have been released from the coffers of Infinix Mobility, among which is the Infinix Hot 3, successor to the Hot 2. And last month, another smartphone has been confirmed as coming from Infinix Mobility, the Infinix Hot S which is already available for pre-order on online stores.
In this article, we are going to compare the specifications of the Infinix Hot 3 to that of the upcoming Infinix Hot S, in order to find out which is better, and whether intending smartphone buyers should wait for the Hot S or get the Hot 3 right away.
Which is Better? Infinix Hot 3 or Infinix Hot S?
We’re going to base our comparison on the following:
Display & Design
The Infinix Hot S would come at 5.2-inches display size, compared to the 5.5-inch display of the Hot 3. Thus the Infinix Hot 3 might appeal more to lovers of large devices.
There is no word on the pixel resolution of the Infinix Hot S display yet, but since it is confirmed that it would have a 424 pixel density, its pixel resolution is bound to be more than the 1280
* 720 pixel resolution of the Infinix Hot 3.
Also, from the pictures we have seen of both devices, the physical design of the Infinix Hot S would not be much of a departure from that of the Infinix Hot 3. Perhaps all Infinix Hot smartphones are meant to possess the same design.
Winner (Display & Design): TIE
Performance & Storage
The Infinix Hot S would surely perform faster and better than the Hot 3, according to the specs on ground. The Hot S is tipped to come with a 64-bit Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, compared to the Quad-core MTK processor on the Hot 3. That is not to say the Infinix Hot 3 doesn’t perform well, though. It’s 1.3GHz processor can and has been confirmed to carry out tasks efficiently. It’s the RAM size that could make the difference here.
And speaking about that, the Infinix Hot 3 currently has two RAM variants, 1GB and 2GB. This was a wise decision by Infinix, because smartphone usage has reached a point where some people cannot bear to live with a 1GB RAM smartphone again, while some would prefer the 1GB RAM version due to price affordability. However in the Hot S, the 1GB RAM variant has been completely eliminated and replaced with a higher 3GB RAM variant.
The Infinix Hot 3 has 16GB of primary storage, which can be expanded to up to 32GB with an external SD Card. The Infinix Hot S will have two ROM variants, 16GB and 32GB with option of further expansion via microSD.
Winner (Memory & Performance): Infinix Hot S
Software & Hardware
At the time of its release, the Infinix Hot 3 booted Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box. The Infinix Hot S on the other hand, will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, with Infinix’s custom UI XUI.
On the hardware front, the Infinix Hot S will feature a fingerprint scanner, while the Hot 3 has nothing of that sort. The fingerprint scanner on the Hot S will be its main selling point.
Also, the Infinix Hot S will offer 4G network connectivity, an upgrade from the 3G connectivity of the Hot 3, amongst a host of other advanced connectivity options.
Winner (Software & Hardware): Infinix Hot S
The Infinix Hot S will be a great advancement over the Hot 3 in the camera department, listed as coming with a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, and an 8MP front camera also with LED flash. When the Infinix Hot 3 came out with a mere 8MP rear camera with no flash and 2MP front-facing camera with soft flash, some Infinix loyalists who had been waiting earnestly for it were dismayed and spoke outrageously against it. The Infinix Hot S should suit their needs now.
Winner (Camera): Infinix Hot S
Battery & Charging
Here, the Infinix Hot 3 and Infinix Hot S have the same specifications, sporting a 3,000mAh battery capacity. However, the Hot S’ battery could be made with Lithium Polymer battery technology as opposed to the Lithium Ion technology of the Hot 3’s battery.
Winner (Battery & Charging): TIE
Infinix Hot 3 vs Infinix Hot S – Winner
Overall, the Infinix Hot S promises to be a better device than the Infinix Hot 3, and would be a worthy successor to the Hot 3 in the Infinix Hot line of smartphones. So, the winner of our device comparison between Infinix Hot S and Infinix Hot 3 is the Infinix Hot S.