Infinix Hot S3 has good specs (SD430, 20MP selfie cam, 4,000 mAh) for a good price (P7,999)

We love 18:9 display phones that both fit your hand and your budget. The Infinix Hot S3 is a promising midranger that fits that description and packs both the specs (Snapdragon 430, 3GB RAM, 20MP selfie camera), the looks (5.65-inch HD+, 18:9 aspect ratio), and the longevity (4,000 mAh battery). Hopefully, the performance and the camera image quality will also be decent (our full review will be up soon), because the price certainly is (at P7,999).

Yes, that’s a fingerprint sensor on the back (something not even the P12,990 LG Q6 and the P9,990 OPPO A83 have), Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, and a battery capacity that nearly matches that of the P11,995 ASUS ZenFone Max Plus. The Infinix Hot S3 will be available starting February 21, 2018 for P7,999.

Infinix Hot S3 Specs

5.65-inch HD+ IPS 1440 x 720 resolution
* with 18:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, 285 ppi
1.5GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor
Adreno 505 GPU | 3GB RAM
32GB storage, up to 128GB via dedicated micro SD slot
Rear Camera: 13MP f/2.0 with AF, dual LED flash
Selfie Camera: 20MP f/2.0 with dual LED flash
4,000mAh Battery
Android 8.0 Oreo with XOS 3.0
WiFi, 3G, LTE with VoLTE, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, dual nano SIM
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Rear Fingerprint Sensor
Colors: sandstone black, brush gold
153 x 72.85 x 8.54 mm | 150 g
Price: PHP 7,999

A full review of the Infinix Hot S3 will be out soon. Meanwhile, we got word that it will be priced even lower when it goes on sale on Shopee this February.

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Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for