We’ve been longing to get this news for a while now, especially since the release of the Camon CM in January, and finally, here it is. InfinixMobility has announced the release of the latest device to their Hot S series, a series known to be aimed at selfie lovers, and the device is the Hot S3. The Hot S2 was released in mid 2017 and it comes with dual selfie camera, a feature which was tagged #WefieCamera.
Everyone knows the Camon CM, the latest device from Tecno. It’s been around for a couple of months now and it’s doing pretty great. The Camon series from Tecno is the one also known to focus on pictures, selfie or not, and this makes the Camon CM and the Hot S3 the perfect match for each other. Here’s the comparison.
Infinix Hot S3 vs Tecno Camon CM: Display and Platform
Both devices feature 5.7″ FHD display based on IPS chip. Althogh the displays are FHD, the Camon CM’s resolution is 720 x 1430 while the hot S3 is 720 x 1440, the difference is not that much but it gives room for 18:9 display ratio and this means reduced bezels. The pixels density however, is 285 pixels-per-inch while the Camon CM has 364 pixels density.
Under the Hot S3’s hood sits a Snapdragon chipset, the same one used for the Nokia 6, that’s the Snapdragon 430 and it’s accompanied by a 1.4GHz Octa-Core CPU and Adreno 505 graphics processor. The Camon CM comes with a MeidaTek chipset. The MT6737 which gives it a Quad-Core CPU with 1.25GHz and the Mali-T720 MP2 GPU. That’s not good enough.
Probably because it was released earlier than the Hot S3. The Camon CM runs Android 7.1(Nougat) customised with Tecno’s own UI, HiOS while the Hot S3 runs Android 8.0 (Oreo) customised with Infinix’ XOS. This places it above the Camon CM.
Infinix Hot S3 vs Tecno Camon CM: Camera and Media
Unlike its predecessor which came with dual selfie camera, the Hot S3 features a single 20MP wide-angle camera with dual led flash to brighten up pictures and for the primary camera, it brings along a 13MP wide-angle camera with dual-LED flash as well. The Camon CM couldn’t match up with the specs above as it features a 13MP front camera and 13MP rear camera as well and are supported by single flash each.
The media? There’s not so much big deal here. We have photo viewer and editor, video player and recorder, 3.5mm Jack for headphones, loud speaker, music player and FM radio.
Infinix Hot S3 vs Tecno Camon CM: Battery and Comms
Supporting the Tecno Camon CM is a 3000mAh Li-ion battery, so many people are not impressed as far as that is concerned. Infinix is known to value battery capacity a lot and that makes them provide much power for their devices. The Hot S3 isn’t left out as it sports a 4000mAh battery, that’s even more powerful than that of the Hot 5. Both devices have the fast charge technology added for quick boost on low battery.
For the communications aspect, both devices support 4G LTE, 3G and 2G networks, none comes with USB type-C but the Camon CM has reversible connector while the Hot S3 has USB On-The-Go. Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, WiFi 802.11, Hotspot, 2 Dedicated sim slots, 1 dedicated sdCard slot and GPS are features they have in common. The Camon CM has FM radio but we haven’t been able to confirm this feature in the Hot S3.
Infinix Hot S3 vs Tecno Camon CM: Price
While the Tecno Camon CM falls between #45,000 to #48,000 (NGN), the Infinix Hot S3 is expected to fall somewhere between #60,000 to #70,000 (NGN) on release. Pre-order is currently available from slot.
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Both the Camon CM and the Hot S3 are budget smartphones but the Hot S3 is undoubtedly better than the former, considering the battery, the camera, the SoC, the OS and even the design. The Camon CM isn’t so bad either, that’s why it’s cheaper.