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Specs Comparison : Infinix Hot 3 x554 vs Infinix Hot 2 x510

Last updated on June 24th, 2018,

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 Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
4G Network No
SIM Dual mini SIM
Status Announced August 2015

BODY

Dimensions
Keyboard Touchscreen
Colors White, Black
Cover Plastic

DISPLAY

Type IPS, capacitive, touchscreen with 16,000,000 colors
Size 5.0 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 294 pixels per inch

MEMORY AND OS

Card slot MicroSD, up to 32GB
Internal 16GB
OS Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
Processors 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset, Mali-400MP2 GPU
RAM 1GB and 2GB versions

AUDIO

Alert types Vibration, MP3 ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
Audio port 3.5mm jack

CONNECTIVITY

2G GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 21 mbps downlink; Up to 5.67 mbps uplink
4G No
WIFI Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Version 4.0
GPS A-GPS
NFC No
USB MicroUSB v2.0

CAMERA

Primary 8MP, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures camera with LED flash
Video 1080p@30fps
Secondary 2MP up to 1600 x 1200-pixel pictures

BATTERY

Capacity 2200mAh Li-Ion battery
Stand-by
Talk time
Music play

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browser HTML
Java No
Miscellaneous – FM Radio
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Image viewer and editor
– Document viewer and editor

PRICE

Price level About 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.

Is The Infinix Hot 3 x554 Price Right?

As indicated above, the infinix hot 3 was launched with a price tag of N26,500. While the price tag seem very affordable, something isn’t just right. Elly, few days back, gave us a hint via comment stating that the hot 3 has been launched in Kenya with a price tag of $75 (75USD).

infinix hot 3 price in kenya

I also did some little research and stumbled on a kenya website currently selling the hot 3 x554 smartphone for KSH 7,899. Since i don’t know the current exchange rate, i decided to consult Google and Google said Kenyan Shilling 7,899 equals to N15,507.79 in Naira.
price of infinix hot 3 in kenya revealed finding out kenya shilling to Naira rate

Okay, i do understand that the exchange rate provided by Google may not be accurate and dollar rate affects the price but then, let’s do some very simple mathematics going by what Elly said.

As at today being the 4th of April, 2016, i made a purchase online and my bank charged me N305 to a dollar. Some banks in Nigeria charge even less. Now, N305 x 75 = N22,875. If we want to go further by using the black market dollar exchange rate, N320 x 75 = N24,000. The difference may be very little but i don’t think it’s fair. So my question is, why the difference in price? Are we being cheated?

Samuel Adeniyi

Call me, Sammy! 😉

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