After much anticipation and leaks, Infinix finally releases their latest smartphone, the Infinix Smart 3 Plus which is the newest member in the Infinix family. The smartphone was released in April and brings with it many mind-blowing features and specifications.
The new smartphone was launched in India and Infinix seems to be targeting the budget smartphone market with the release of the device. We have been using the smartphone for about 8 days now, below are all you need to know about the smartphone.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus Design & Display
The smartphone comes in with an eye-catching design which has the same concept as the Infinix Hot S4. The smartphone is made of a plastic back, aluminum frames, and glass display on the front.
On the back of this smartphone, you will find the triple camera sensors which are also one of the strengths of the device. Beneath the vertically placed triple camera sensor, you will find a LED flash. The fingerprint sensor is still on the back of the device and under it is the company’s (Infinix) logo.
The new smartphone comes with a huge 6.2-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display in the front and on top of the screen is a very small notch which houses the single selfie camera. The screen comes with a 720 x 1520 pixels and boasts of more than 81% screen-to-body ratio, as well as 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the smartphone, you will find the speaker grille, 3.5mm jack, and USB-C port for charging the smartphone.
The smartphone arrives in beautiful colors which consist of the Aqua Blue, Midnight Black, Bordeaux Red, and Cosmic Purple.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus Cameras
The cameras of the Infinix Smart 3 Plus is one of their strong points especially the triple cameras on the back of the smartphone. The triple cameras consist of a 13-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 aperture, the second is an 8-megapixel, and the third is a 2-megapixel portrait sensor which also doubles as a low-light sensor.
The beautiful notch on the front of the screen holds the single selfie camera which produces well-detailed images and comes in with interesting features. Some of the features of the selfie camera include screen flash, Face Unlock, and AI Beauty mode.
All the cameras on the smartphone are AI-enhanced and come with other features such as the AI scene, PDAF, auto scene detection, dual-LED flash, AR Stickers, and others.
Under the hood, we found that the performance of the Infinix Smart 3 Plus was okay with the help of the MediaTek Helio A22 12nm processor which runs at 64-bit 2GHz Quad-Core processor the same which is found inside the Infinix S4. Meanwhile, for graphics performance, you will find the IMG PowerVR GE-class GPU.
For all your multitasking purposes and others, you have the 2GB RAM which is the only model available. The storage option available is just the 32GB internal storage for storing all your files both media and others. The storage can be further expanded up to 256GB with the help of the microSD using the dedicated microSD card slot.
The new smartphone runs on the company’s XOS 5.0 which is based on the latest Operating System, the Android 9.0 (Pie).
Network Connectivity & Battery life
For network and connectivity, the smartphone comes in with 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB port, Bluetooth v5, dual SIM, FM radio, Dual 4G VoLTE, GPS + GLONASS, and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n.
Powering the whole smartphone is a moderate battery of 3,500mAh capacity with fast battery charging through USB Type-C port. The company boasted that the battery can offer you 25 hours of talk time (4G), 10 hours of video playback, 34 hours of music playback, and finally, 25 days of standby time.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus Price
we first mention at the beginning of this review that Infinix’s plan is to take over the smartphone budget market with the release of this new device. The price of the Infinix Smart 3 Plus is approximately INR6,999, which is equivalent to $100. The smartphone will be on sale from April 30th, 2019 and you can get one for yourself via India’s Flipkart. The smartphone is not yet available in Nigeria as the price has not yet been announced in Nigeria.
The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is the latest release from Infinix and despite being a budget smartphone, it still arrives with high-end specifications and features such as the Fast battery charging technology, Fingerprint scanner, triple cameras, large display, premium design, and much other interesting stuff.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus (Pros)
- Fast charging technology.
- Large display.
- Expandable Storage.
- Fingerprint sensor.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus (Cons)
- Moderate battery life.
- No Wireless Charging.
- No Water/Dust resistance.
Infinix Smart 3 Plus Full Specifications
- Platform: Android 9 Pie OS
- Processor: Quad-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio A22
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Dimension: 157 x 76 x 7.8 mm
- Weight: 148g
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Colors: Sandstone Black, Serene Gold, Bordeaux Red
- Display: 6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels (269 ppi)
- Primary Camera: Triple 13MP + 2MP + QVGA camera, 1080p Video@30fps
- Camera Features: Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
- Secondary Camera: 8-Megapixel camera, 720p Video@30fps
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, (up to 256GB)
- 2G GSM / 3G WCDMA / 4G LTE
Connectivity & Network
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- 4G LTE: LTE Cat 4 150/50Mbps
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2 with A2DP LE
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Video Player: MP4/H.264 player
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: Yes
- Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Voice Control: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3, 500mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
- Talktime: –10 Hrs (4G)
- Music: – 34 Hrs
- Standby Time: – 25 Hrs
- Fast Charging: – Yes