Infinix Hot 3; Unboxing and First Impressions

by | Apr 5, 2016

Infinix Mobility launched a new addition to its family of Infinix Hot devices. The Infinix Hot 3 comes on the heels of the Infinix Hot 2 that was released sometime late last year.

Today, we are going to take a quick pictorial peek into what the Infinix Hot 3 is all about.

Specification Highlights

  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 5.5 ” HD Capacitative Touchscreen
  • 64-bit 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • 4G LTE
  • 1/2GB RAM
  • 16GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability
  • 8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash
  • 2MP front-facing camera with Soft Flash
  • 3,000mAh battery with Fast charge
  • OTG support and ability to charge other phones.

What’s in the box?


The box itself is mummified with tapes and sticky papers on all sides.

Details on the tape read, “DO NOT ACCEPT IF SEAL IS BROKEN”. So as a protective measure, all the gumminess and stickiness can be tolerated.

Upon breaking the seal, the Infinix Hot 3 sits atop a green carton cradle like a boss

Under the ‘Oga’ seat where the Infinix Hot 3 was seated are two little green boxes. They remind me of the boxes in the mi-Tribe A500, but on second thought, I remembered Infinix Mobility is the actual pioneer of little green boxes.


One small green box and a bigger one

The green boxes didn’t yield much after the whole hype; USB Cord, charger head, earpiece, the 3,000 mAh battery, a paper manual, nothing and nothing else.

A closer look at the 3,000 mAh ultra light battery, it added very little weight to the Infinix Hot 3

The battery compartment of the Infinix Hot 3 that also houses the compartments for the two sim cards and a memory card slot

Volume and power buttons are on the top right hand side of the Infinix Hot 3. There are no buttons on the left side of the device

The 8 MP shooter is at the top of the phone beside the flash

Speaker grills are at the bottom back of the Infinix Hot 3 beside the Hot logo and just beside the grills by the side is the allowance put to easily pry the back open in case of battery removal or sim swap.

USB/charging port is at the top of the device next to the earphone jack

Underneath the Infinix Hot 3 like a pin prick is the phone’s microphone for making calls and recording.

First Impressions

Regardless of its 5.5 inch screen, the Infinix Hot 3 is surprisingly light and smooth to the touch. And as an additional feature, I expect the selfie camera of the device to shoot differently.

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At ₦26,500, the Infinix Hot 3 looks like a good buy, but I cannot be fully convinced till I put it through the test, So keep fingers crossed for the main review in a few days.

UPDATE: Read our full review of the Infinix Hot 3 here.

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor

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Udegbunam Chukwudi
Udegbunam Chukwudi
6 years ago

N26,500 Confirmed? Abi na before dollar rate matters?

Victor Ekwealor
Victor Ekwealor
Reply to  Udegbunam Chukwudi
6 years ago

That’s the confirmed price from Infinix Mobility.

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