Infinix recently launched the hot 3 x554 smartphone into the Nigerian market and since then, the device has been getting mixed reaction.

The hot 3 smartphone is developed to be an advanced version of the hot 2 x510 phone which is Google’s first android one smartphone in Nigeria.

Infinix hot 3 vs infinix hot 2 specs

One of the most frequent questions we have been getting lately is ‘what is the difference between the infinix hot 3 and the infinix hot 2?‘. Another question would be which to go for. Now, just before we pour out our opinion on the subject matter, do take time to see through the specs comparison between both devices below:

Infinix Hot 3 x554 Specifications

This is the Infinix HOT 3 full specifications:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop), XUI Skin
  • Processor: quad-core Processor (MediaTek MT6580)
  • GPU: –
  • Memory: 1GB RAM or 2GB RAM (Infinix Hot 3 Pro or Hot 3 LTE)
  • Colours: White, Gold, Pink, Blue
  • Dimension: –
  • Weight: –
  • SIM Type: Micro SIM
  • SIM Count: Dual-SIM, Dual Standby

Display

  • Display: 5.5-inch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Screen Protection: –

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash, HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Autofocus, HDR,
  • Front Camera: 2MP Camera, LED Flash

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 32GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage: –

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: 900 / 2100MHz
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (Infinix Hot 3 LTE)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
  • HSPA+: No
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (Infinix Hot 3 LTE)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: Yes (with RDS)
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor: Yes
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
  • Voice Control: –

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Active Noise Cancellation: Yes (with dedicated mic)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant:
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: No (download at store)
  • Document Viewer: No (download at store)
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 3000 mAh Li-Po Battery
  • Standby Time: –
  • Talktime: up to 20 hours
  • Browsing Time: up to 9 hours
  • Video Watching: –
  • Music Playback: up to 33 hours
  • Fast Charging: –

Infinix Hot 2 x510 Specifications

This is the full specification of the Infinix HOT 2 android phone:

NETWORK

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 900 / 2100
4G NetworkNo
SIMDual mini SIM
StatusAnnounced August 2015

BODY

Dimensions
KeyboardTouchscreen
ColorsWhite, Black
CoverPlastic

DISPLAY

TypeIPS, capacitive, touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
Size5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 pixels per inch

MEMORY AND OS

Card slotMicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal16GB
OSAndroid 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processors1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset, Mali-400MP2 GPU
RAM1GB and 2GB versions

AUDIO

Alert typesVibration, MP3 ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
Audio port3.5mm jack

CONNECTIVITY

2GGPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3GUp to 21 mbps downlink; Up to 5.67 mbps uplink
4GNo
WIFIWi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothVersion 4.0
GPSA-GPS
NFCNo
USBMicroUSB v2.0

CAMERA

Primary8MP, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures camera with LED flash
Video[email protected]
Secondary2MP up to 1600 x 1200-pixel pictures

BATTERY

Capacity2200mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by
Talk time
Music play

OTHER FEATURES

SensorsAccelerometer, Proximity
MessagingSMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
BrowserHTML
JavaNo
Miscellaneous– FM Radio
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Image viewer and editor
– Document viewer and editor

PRICE

Price levelAbout 100 USD

As seen in the specs sheet above, the major difference between both devices would be the screen size which increased from 5.0inch to 5.5-inch. Although Infinix says the camera has been improved on the hot 3, the megapixels count are pretty much the same.

Another noticeable difference between both devices would be the price. While the hot 2 was launched with a price tag of N17,500 for the 1GB version in 2015, the hot 3 was launched with a price tag of N26,500 for the 1GB version in 2016.

If you currently own the infinix Hot 2 x510 and you are wondering whether or not to upgrade to the hot 3, in our honest opinion, there is no reason to upgrade. Except of course you are freaked by the hot 3 design which is also plastic.

However, if you currently do not own an infinix smartphone and you are wondering which to go for between the Infinix HOT 3 and the HOT 2, it’d be better off going with the HOT 3. Bare in mind though, the infinix HOT 2 was launched in collaboration with Google. It’s Africa’s first Android One phone.

What that means is, there will be the option to upgrade to Android Marshmallow when it becomes readily available. Maybe, just maybe, further upgrades will be made available since it’s runs stock Android.

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