Last month, we announced the arrival of the new Infinix S3 onto the Ugandan market, which is the latest device to roll out from Infinix Mobile.

We managed to get our hands unto the S3 which is the newest member of the S family, to give it a test run.

In this article, we share an overview and first impressions about the S3.

Unboxing

Inside the Infinix box, you will find the S3, micro USB data and charging cable, 2A USB wall charger, SIM ejector tool, soft jelly case, headphones and documentation.

Design
The S3 comes with a basic design which has a 5.7-inch Infinity Display Screen. The display supports a resolution of 1440×720 pixels with an amazing contrast ratio. It is compact enough to be used with one hand.

The S3 has a plastic design and finish at the back which includes a fingerprint scanner.

Camera
This is definately one of the strengths of the S3. It comes powered with a 20MP front-facing (selfie) low-light camera with flash, and a 13 MP primary camera with flash. If you are a selfie lover, this phone will suit your taste.

Battery
The 4,000mAh battery is enough to get you through the day with all applications running and you won’t feel the need to keep switching off some of the applications. We were able to use it for a full day and ended the day when we still had some battery charge.

Specs

  • Android  8.0 Oreo
  • 5.7 ” Infinity Display Screen
  • 430 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability; Nano SIM cards.
  • 14 MP primary camera with flash
  • 20 MP front-facing (selfie) low-light camera with flash
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face ID
  • 4G LTE

When it comes to the initial performance, all operations were running smoothly without any freezing and delays. I was able to run all heavy applications and games without any problems. The 32GB come in handy if you are going to put to use the 20MP Selfie camera, and is expandle via microSD.

We will be giving the S3  a detailed review in the coming days, to test out all its features and compare it with some of the exisiting phones.

Price:
If you are interested in the S3, it is retailing at a price of UGX 685,000.