Infinix X554 Hot 3 first impressions and performance tests

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Infinix Mobility’s Hot 3 is here and is a departure from how we knew the Hot series. This 3rd generation hottie has grown big. Really big. We are talking about a 5.5-inch display here. The Zero 3 has a 5.5-incher too, while the Note 2 was upgraded to 6 inches. Apparently, Infinix is saying bye-bye to the 5-inch display in its product lineup.

infinix hot 3 x554

While now quite large, the Hot 3 feels very lightweight in the hand. Infinix has refused to publish it’s specifications and weight, so we don’t know exactly what it weighs. It is also slim, making it a comfortable phablet in the hand.

True to the budget nature of the Hot series though, there is no Gorilla glass or alternative on the display. Which is not a minus in its class. The device is dual-SIM (micro-SIM) and 3G max. You can peg it to 3G Only as well. Yay! It has 16GB internal storage, of which only about 11GB is available to the user.

The rear camera is 8 megapixel, while the front-facing is a measly 2 megapixel unit. The Hot 3 is a budget device, meaning that as far as cameras are concerned, you should not expect anything spectacular.

infinix x554 hot 3 rear

Powered by Android 5.1 with XUI on top, the Hot 3 user interface feels very light and breezy too. XUI’s simplicity is refreshing. We ran our usual benchmark tests and came up with the following:

Quadrant: 9,031
GeekBench: 353 Single-Core Score; 1,144 Multi-Core Score
AnTuTu: 24,117

We love the lightweight, slim figure of the Hot 3. The faux pas metal rear cover is lovely too. Will this 3rd strike hottie break the sales records of its predecessor? Time will tell. Ladies and gentlemen, the Infinix Hot 3.


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