Infinix Hot 3 Review


Infinix Hot 3 is the new talk of the town. Infinix Mobility keeps on introducing new smartphone devices into the market and soon you will be spoilt of choice. Gradually, Infinix has become a popular brand and always compared to other well established brands. For once in a very long time, you have a real budget smartphone with some semi-premium features. Infinix Hot has come to take over from where Infinix Hot 2 left and boy has it come with some amazing features.

Its size, design and camera are the most notable features of this phone and you will know that this is not any other Infinix smartphone. It is an all rounded phone that will meet the needs of the market. If you are after good photos, the camera is amazing, if you are more about the speed because you are technical person, Hot 3 got your back.  To satisfy your storage needs, Infinix Hot 3 comes with a whooping 16GB internal memory. This phone will definitely change your perception of smartphone. What does the Infinix Hot 3 has to offer?

 Summary information

  • Display: 5.5 inches, IPS capacitive.
  • Operating system: Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Processor: quad-core 1.3 GHz
  • Camera: 8MP/2MP
  • Network: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth.
  • Other features: pre-installed apps, slim design, FM radio

Display and design: 5.5 inches, IPS, 720x 1280

The first impression when I saw the Hot 3 can be ‘what was Infinix thinking!’ but when you place it on your palm, you will realize that you are holding a work of art. The design is unique and impressive and it feels well on your hands. The rounded corners and the soft touch of the back integrate seamlessly to make it comfortable to hold it and the diagonal texture at the back gives it enough firm grip. It is purely made of plastic which explains its light weight. However, it is beautiful and its price makes it even more beautiful. It features a 5.5 inches HD IPS display screen with 16M color range to ensure those true colors pop and deliver maximum brightness for readability when outdoors. The resolution available on the screen is also high to ensure good pixel density, which enhances the clarity of the display. You can attest to the fact that this phone has been highly modified to ensure more quality display.

8MP/2MP camera


Hot 3 change how you define your fun moments with its camera. With its ability to capture real color , you can now treasure those memorable moments  with quality photography. Judging from its price and its status as a budget smartphone, one may have the perception that Infinix may not have invested in a good camera, but one that fits that budget.  This is not the case because Hot 3’s 8MP camera will give you a semi-high-end smartphone camera experience. Comparing it with the Hot 2, it produces high quality photos and videos. With 8 million pixels, the rear camera can take amazing photos but don’t get excited just yet because you will only have those good photos when you have the right lighting conditions. The phone comes with an LED flash but this will not help much in poor lighting, especially at night. It will just give out bright light that does not help in the production of quality images.

The 2MP selfies camera is good quality for its price and it comes with face beautification filters to enhance the quality of your selfies.

Performance: 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, Android 5.1


What is certain is that Hot 3 has better performance that its predecessor the Infinix Hot 2. It is among the best budget smartphones in terms of speed and performance. The Infinix Hot 3 defines how the performance of a modern phone should be. Infinix wanted to set standards for speed and performance for budget smartphones and it may have successfully established these standards. Infinix Hot 3 comes with a 1.3GHz Quad-Core processer, 1GB or Ram and 16GB internal storage. With such performance specs, you don’t expect Hot 3 to be superfast and super responsive but you will have a good usable experience with little and sometimes no waits. However, if you are a heavy user who loads the phones with numerous apps, you will not get a good experience with the Hot 3 in terms of speed. It is well-versed for game play and the HD display and the sound quality gives you a better gaming experience. If you do not overload it, you can be guaranteed of a good experience.

The phone runs on Android OS (version 5.1 Lollipop) that forms the basis for the XUI version of XOS by Infinix. It comes with some preloaded applications, you may require but others adds more bloat ware. The XUI allows you to customize your phones and you do have to download third party launchers to customize the Hot 3.

Other features

16GB internal memory and 1GB RAM.


One of the biggest advantages with this phone is that it is very spacious in terms on the memory and internal storage. It is very important that you can have enough space to store your valuables even without having to acquire a memory card. You can store pictures and videos in its 16GB internal memory that it offers you. You can also freely download apps from play store to widen your services.

This memory is expandable with an SD card of up to 32GB. You can therefore store even more files in this ample space. The RAM for the Infinix Hot 3 has raised some confusion because some versions come with 1GB RAM while others come with 2GB RAM. This phone does provide two versions with difference in the size of RAM as some versions come with 2GB while others come with 1GB. So as you make a purchase you can enquire more about the variation. However both phones perform excellently with their allocated RAM.



Hot 3 connect you to the Internet and to other devices. It is the epitome of schmoozing and enables you to access multiple online services from across the world through its robust networks that facilitate the connections. If you are always on the social media, Hot 3 is your best friend. It has the 2G and 3G mobile network connectivity and how I hope it supported 4G. it is unfortunate that that prayer was answered in the Hot 3 LTE but that a story for another day. Either way, you still enjoy fast download speeds as well as flawless browsing.  The phone has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as subsidiary networks and micro USB that allows physical connection between the phone and the computer for easy file transfer. To add up to your entertainment there is an inbuilt  FM radio.

Prices review

The smartphone prices in Kenya have declined generally because of entry of numerous smartphone companies that produce budget phones for the Kenyan market.  More shops have been established both online and physical which has brought phones closer to the consumers. i have constantly described the Hot 3 as a budget smartphone because you will get all these features for only Kshs. 7799 at Kilimall.