Infinix Hot 3 X553 vs Infinix Hot 4 X557: Specs & Price Comparison

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The Infinix Hot 3 was released into the market some months ago, and even though it didn’t have too much of a difference from its predecessor, the Hot 2, the 2GB of RAM included and 4G LTE made a difference to many.

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And just recently, the Hot 3 got a successor in the series; the Infinix Hot 4. The latter is an upgrade of the former, and both differ by three digits in model number; the Hot 3 bearing a model number X554, and the Hot 4 bearing a model number of X557. In this article, we are going to compare both smartphones, their specifications in different sectors and their price, to highlight the major upgrades that the Infinix Hot 4 X557 brings over the Infinix Hot 3 X554.

Infinix Hot 3 X554 versus Infinix Hot 4 X557: What are the differences?

We’re going to base our comparison on the following:

Display & Design

The Infinix Hot 3 and Infinix Hot 4 have the same basic design; they come in the form of a single bar. The only difference is that the Hot 4 has a textured back design with different color variants, while the Hot 3 has a plain back design. Also, both are designed with plastic, which seems to be a trademark of the Infinix Hot family. The plastic gives them their light weight though!

Both feature the same 5.5-inch HD touchscreen, but that on the Hot 3 uses IPS technology, while that on the Hot 4 uses 12 LED panels. The Hot 4’s screen is also sharper, thanks to the refined OS.

Winner (Display & Design): Infinix Hot 4 X557

Performance & Storage

The Infinix Hot 4 comes with 2GB base RAM capacity, while the Infinix Hot 3 X554 comes with 1GB of RAM. Yes I know there was later a 2GB RAM variant of the Hot 3, but it was scarce, and we’re comparing the X554 model here, so the Hot 4 beats it hands down. Both phones have 16GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 32GB with external SD card.

Talking about processor, both smartphones have the exact same types of processors powering their insides. Same is the case also for their GPUs. So, the difference in performance would be determined by the RAM size and software optimization. In that, the Infinix Hot 4 excels.

Winner (Performance & Storage): Infinix Hot 4 X557

Software & Hardware

The Infinix Hot 3 X554 ran Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box at launch, while the Infinix Hot 4 X557 boots Android 6.0 Marshmallow at launch. Till date, the Infinix Hot 3 has not received Marshmallow update, and considering the number of new phones being rolled out by Infinix of recent, I don’t think it will ever get the update.

Again, the Infinix Hot 4 comes with the latest version of XUI, so it definitely has an edge over the Infinix Hot 3 in terms of software.

Many were disappointed when they discovered that the Hot 3 didn’t come with fingerprint scanners, so Infinix has included a super-fast fingerprint ID scanner with the Hot 4.

Still on hardware, both smartphones come with dual speakers, and both have noise reduction technology, but the noise cancellation technology on the Infinix Hot 4 is an advanced one, dubbed Smart Voice.

Winner (Software & Hardware): Infinix Hot 4 X557


The rear camera on both phones are quite sophisticated, and the Infinix Hot 3 has been used to take some very good pictures. Both feature 8MP rear cameras, so until a full review of the Hot 4 is done, there is no use comparing both cameras with paper specifications.

At the front, however, the Infinix Hot 4 surpasses the Hot 3, featuring a 5MP selfie shooter, as compared to the 2MP selfie shooter of the Hot 3. The front camera of the Infinix Hot 3 has soft flash, though, and has been used to take quite good selfies. A review would show which is better between the two.

Winner (Camera): TIE

Battery & Charging

The Infinix Hot 3 features a 3,000mAh battery, while the Hot 4 features a 4,000mAh battery, larger than the former by 1,000mAh. That’s a big improvement, and when you consider the battery saving features and tweaks that come with the latest version of XOS and Marshmallow, there is no doubt that the Infinix Hot 4 X557 would last longer than the Infinix Hot 3 X554.

The Infinix Hot 4 X557 also comes with 5V/2A power adapter and XCharge for fast charging.

Winner (Battery): Infinix Hot 4 X557


Considering the number of advanced specs that come with the Infinix Hot 4 X557, it is bound to be priced higher than the Hot 3. The question here should be, does the Infinix Hot 4 X557 worth its price? I will answer that question in a bit.

The Infinix Hot 3 X554 costs N27,000 in Nigeria, and many have adjudged the price to be synonymous with what it offers. The Infinox Hot 4 X557, on the other hand, costs N37,000 in Nigeria. The advancements of the Infinix Hot 4 X557 over the Infinix Hot 3 X554 include a

  • Fingerprint sensor,
  • Larger 4,000mAh Battery,
  • 5MP Front Camera,
  • 12-panel LED Display,
  • 2GB RAM,
  • Smart Voice audio technology; and
  • Latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow & XUI.

Considering these advancements, do you think the Infinix Hot 4 deserves to cost N10,000 more than its successor, the Infinix Hot 3? In my opinion, the answer is yes.

Infinix Hot 3 X554 versus Infinix Hot 4 X557: WINNER

Without any iota of doubt, the Infinix Hot 4 X557 is the better of the two smartphones, and is the winenr of our smartphone specs comparison of today. So head over here to get full info on the device, as well as where to buy it.

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