The 6.2-Inch Infinix Hot S3X out of the box.
The 6.2-Inch Infinix Hot S3X out of the box.

Infinix Mobility last week unveiled the Infinix Hot S3X to the Uganda market following its major announcement on 13th, August 2018 – being the successor of the Infinix Hot S3. The biggest highlight of the flagship smartphone, is that it’s the first in infinix mobiles to come with a display notch. What now happens to the notification, is that they will be represented with a three dotted horizontal lining (more of like a ‘read more’), that if you have more than one notification received.

Spotting a quick review, the Infinix S3X comes with a 6.2-Inch display and an aspect screen ratio of 19:9 – with all 4 rounded corners. Appears compact and can fair reach in a palm. Just like the Infinix Note 5, the flagship smartphone comes with a plastic build and a glossy finish. Infinix added a 2MP secondary sensor to the rear camera, thus packs a dual rear camera at 13MP + 2MP accompanied by a dual LED flash light. The front AI camera has been downgraded from 20MP to 16MP.

The Infinix Hot S3X comes with comes with a plastic build and a glossy finish.
The Infinix Hot S3X comes with comes with a plastic build and a glossy finish.

Unboxing
The flagship smartphone comes a small blue-ish box. From purchase, make sure the seal isn’t broken at all to avoid counterfeit.

On opening the box, the 6.2-Inch handset appears on top in a color variant you chose. While underneath the handset appears the accessories; a pair of 3.5mm standard white earphones, a white USB cable, a white charging brick, a plastic transparent smartphone back cover, a screen guard, manuals, and a warrant card

Power on the phone before plugging it into power for charging. Usually new bought handsets come with about 35%-40% battery life – which is good enough for starters. Power on the handset to set it up to your preference.

What do we have on the specifications
The Hot S3X comes with a 430 Qualcomm Snapdragon, 1.4GHz Octa-Core processor coupled with Android 8.1 Oreo mobile operating system topped on with the company’s XOS skin version v3.3. The smartphone comes with a 3GB RAM, and 64GB of internal storage and supports a microSD card. Backed on a massive 4000mAh non-removable battery that supports a 2A quick charge, according to Infinix, the battery combined with the energy-efficient XOS, provides at least 2 day usage for an average user on a single charge (Well we shall put this to the test during our review).

First Impressions

  1. Glossy finish.
  2. Dual Rear camera.
  3. Notch display.
  4. Screen aspect ratio.

The Infinix Hot S3X has been made available in all Infinix stores and authorized smartphone dealer stores in Blue, Gray, and Black color units at a price of UGX715, 000 (approximately USD$192).