Infinix S3: Unboxing and First Impressions

by | Mar 26, 2018

Infinix Mobility has launched the Infinix  S3 as its first smartphone for the year 2018. The S3 is a continuation of the HOT S series which had the Infinix S2 and Infinix S2 Pro as its last additions.

The Infinix S3 has a lot of features that are not necessarily new but surely exciting.

Let’s see pictures and experience what this smartphone feels like.

Specifications

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  • Android  8.0 Oreo
  • 5.7 ” Infinity Display Screen
  • 430 Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon Processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal expandable memory
  • Dual SIM capability; Nano SIM cards.
  • 14 MP primary camera with flash
  • 20 MP front-facing (selfie) low-light camera with flash
  • 4,000mAh non-removable battery
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face ID
  • 4G LTE

The box

The Infinix S3 is in a lime green rectangular cardboard box encased in a shrink wrap which doubles as its only tamper-proof seal.

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The main engraved box is housing a smaller one that contains the device and its accessories.

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Accessories

There is no extra extra in accessories for this one; everything is regular.

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  • 1 Infinx S3
  • 1 Charger head
  • 1 USB cord
  • 1 Earpiece
  • 1 Ejector pin
  • 1 Screen protector
  • 1 Rubber case
  • 1 Multilingual user manual
  • Customer service card

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Infinix S3

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Charger head

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USB Cable

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Earphone

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Ejector pin

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Transparent rubber case

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Customer service card, screen protector and user manual

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The device

Power button is under the volume rocker on the right side of the S3

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A new and improved SIM tray is on the left

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It has three spaces; two nano SIM slots and one to comfortably accommodate a memory card by itself.

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Earphone jack is at the top,

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Microphone, USB port and speaker grilles are arranged underneath in that order

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After the camera flash and call speaker, a 20 MP selfie camera is at the top front facing part of the phone

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The back camera is in a corner above and adjacent to a fingerprint scanner behind the S3

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Price

Official price of the Infinix S3 is ₦62,200, but it is not yet available in the market. It goes on sale in 2 weeks but, in the meantime, can be pre-ordered on SLOT now.

First Impressions

At first sight, the Infinix S3 is a lightweight beauty to behold. It looks and feels like one of those smartphones that care was put into their design process.

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Face ID, Android 8.0, great battery, sonic processors, and the new enhanced SIM tray. You can’t help loving everything about the S3.

This ‘golden boy’ has some seeming pitfalls that I will not want to rush into conclusions about until a thorough review. But for now, it looks like a good buy in itself.

tech. media. startups. africa. vc | Twitter: @victor_ekwealor

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