The Infinix Hot 3 (link) launched at a very exciting price (Ksh. 7899) and offered agreeably nice specifications. I loved the initiative – a beautiful design and finish, good cameras, good display etc. – and even wrote a post where I titled it the best priced Android phone. And many of you agreed with me on that.
The phone had one issue we all hated. It hanged. It was slow. And could get pretty unresponsive. All because of the RAM and maybe the processor. But we could handle that. I for one couldn’t complain because at the price, that deal was really good.
But Infinix decided to upgrade the device with what they’re calling the Infinix Hot Dragon (Hot 3 LTE). It is called so because it now comes with:
- 2GB RAM
- 13MP back camera
- 5MP Wide Angle front camera
- A 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 415 Octa core processor
- Supports 4G/LTE networks
- A 5.5 inch display
- 3000mAh battery
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- New back cover with a “dragon-like” feel.
The new variant costs Ksh. 11,199 from Jumia Kenya.
It now directly competes with the likes of the Infinix Note 2, the TECNO Boom J8, and many of the LTE capable phones.
At that price it is still cheaper that I would expect such specs to cost.
I expected to do a full review but seems that won’t be possible as I can’t seem to find a way to lay my hands on the device.
What do you think of the phone? Is it worth it? I am not sure about battery life on this variant. But I owned the first Hot 3 and the 3000mAh battery really out-did itself. It was good.
Leave your thoughts, kindly, on the device, if you’re thinking of getting it, or which one you’d prefer instead of this one.