Yes, not enough wow factor, but sometimes we (including myself) need to stop judging a book by its cover.
THE INFINIX HOT 3 REVIEW
DOES THIS HOTTIE TURN UP REAL FAST?
Nah, it takes about 42 seconds to power on. However, when you enable quick boot, (Quick boot is found in the settings, accessibility) You get a 33-second power on time!
However, on a rather impressive note, It takes less than 3 seconds to power off, yes that fast
How does Hot 3 fare against the competition?
They got it right with the 5.5-inch display, but the colors on the Infinix Hot 3 looks a little bit saturated.
Like most devices today, operating the phone under direct sunlight means you need to turn up the brightness. The same goes for the Hot 3
The Infinix Hot 3 doesn’t come with the Stock Android UI, instead, you have Infinix’s XUI which has nothing new, there is the system manager and a touch of the Stock android UI
SMART MOVE, INFINIX. I DIDN’T SEE THAT COMING.
Remember how disappointed I was with the speaker placement? Well, I had no reason to be disappointed because of the brilliant move Infinix made.
With that, you won’t lose any quality in volume irrespective of the phone placement. Also, when it comes to the audio quality, I think it is way above average.
WHAT YOU WON’T NEED TO INSTALL WHEN YOU GET THE HOT 3
Not so important, but for those with little data to waste, you’d be glad to know that the Hot 3 already has some important apps preinstalled, these apps include Facebook, Whatsapp, Twitter, BBM, WPS Office, Opera mini and Xender.
HOW HOT IS THE HOT 3?
In Sean Paul’s voice, The Infinix Hot 3 has got the right temperature for shelter.
Not too hot. Of course, most people won’t believe unless they see, so I decided to put that to test, see the temperature level of the Hot 3 after playing several games: You can also watch the video.
THIS RIGHT HERE IS THE REASON THIS IS PERFECT
Well, perfect as a side chic, but honestly, depending on your preference, it can pass for the main chick.
Don’t understand? Let me explain, the Infinix Hot 3 hasn’t gotten that boom-boom-POW effect yet, but the battery is one thing that might leave you slightly impressed, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying the battery is a Superman, but it can pass off as a Spiderman.
Talk is cheap, so see it in action:
1st Test: A locked Hot 3 left for 1 hour:
2nd Test: 19 minutes of using the HOT 3 with WIFI, Brightness, Bluetooth, 3G, and the camera working with the front flash switched on:
You also the ultra power mode that would give you more battery juice for those desperate days.
CAMERA ON THE PHONE, WHO IS THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL.
You won’t be the fairest person with the Infinix Hot 3. However, one thing I love about the Hot 3 is the fact that it comes with some Pro camera functions like ISO and exposure. Tweaking these functions can make a huge difference.
STILL ON THE CAMERA, SAY HI TO SOFT FLASH
The Hot 3’s tagline is a selfie with soft flash. However, with a 2MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera, you might be wondering what they were thinking before going with that tagline. But, unlike front flashlights that will give you a red eye, the Hot 3’s flashlight is perfect. (P.S: You can practically look directly into the flashlight without having to twitch your eye). I did a video showing the major difference between a soft flash and a non-flash, so ensure you check it out.
Without further ado, check out some camera samples.
FRONT CAMERA OUTDOOR:
FRONT CAMERA TEST INDOOR
STILL ON THE CAMERA: BRING IN THE CAMERA FLAWS
1. For one, don’t use the beautification feature. Why? It obviously looks fake, like really fake!
2. NO OIS, so you might need to stable your hands well enough before taking any shot. (P.S:I had to make my hands stable for most of the pictures taken).
You can also watch the video below to see some live video recordings.
1GB IN 2016? YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING!
Of course, this ruffled a couple of feathers. I am not going to come here and tell you that the 1GB is all right because, it isn’t, but to test it out, I played about 2 games + opened 2 apps and the results? Well, watch the video and let me know what you think.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR IT TO CHARGE?
For a full charge, you would need to wait for about an hour which isn’t bad considering that the J8 takes a lot more to charge.
BLOOPERS AND FLAWS
Not really important, but I noticed that the Infinix Hot 3 doesn’t have the Lollipop game
Also, It is either the Hot 3 doesn’t have a notification sensor or it is really tiny (My bet is on the first) because I couldn’t get it to notify me of any missed call or message.
Like the Boom J8, no gorilla glass on the Hot 3, so it might be prone to scratches although nothing happened to the screen after it fell from a reasonable height.
Lastly, I don’t know if this is from Infinix, but Antutu and Geekbench are saying the Infinix Hot 3 has an available 10GB ROM, meanwhile if you check the phone storage you can clearly see it is 16GB and finally, the Infinix Hot 3 doesn’t have a backlight for its capacitive buttons. Bummer!
UPGRADES AND ALL
The Infinix team claims that the Infinix Hot 3 will be upgraded to Marshmallow later on. However, when I used the device, I didn’t get any update, hopefully, the Hot 3 would be upgraded like the way Infinix upgraded their past devices
DOES IT SUPPORT USB OTG?
WHAT SENSORS COME WITH THE HOT 3
You have the Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, light, and Proximity sensor.
BRING IN THE BENCHMARKS.
Check out other benchmarks:
Is this the best mid-range phone ever?
Is this a worthy upgrade to the Hot 2?
Is this good enough as a second device?