The new Infinix Hot 10S, which is now available in the Philippines for P5,990 (about $124 converted) for 4GB RAM and 64GB storage and P6,990 ($144) for the 6GB/128GB model, is currently one of the hottest smartphones on the local market.
Similar to the Hong Kong-based brand’s other devices, the Hot 10S features solid specs for a budget phone. However, the inclusion of the gaming-oriented MediaTek Helio G85 platform, a sizable 90Hz screen, and a whopping 6,000mAh battery put it over the top among many of its peers in the category.
Speaking of its peers, you may be wondering how the Infinix Hot 10S stacks up against Xiaomi‘s POCO M3, which is one of the most popular choices in its price segment. See the table below for a brief — but helpful — specs comparison.
|INFINIX HOT 10S||POCO M3|
|6.82-inch LCD display, 1,640 x 720 resolution, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch-sampling rate||6.53-inch LCD display, 2,400 x 1,080 resolution, 60Hz refresh rate, 60Hz touch-sampling rate|
|Octa-core MediaTek Helio G85 processor||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 processor|
|Mali-G52 GPU||Adreno 610 GPU|
|4GB/6GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|64GB/128GB storage||64GB/128GB storage|
|Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel main, 2-megapixel depth, and AI||Triple rear cameras: 48-megapixel main, 2-megapixel depth, and 2-megapixel macro|
|8-megapixel front camera||8-megapixel front camera|
|Rear-mounted fingerprint reader||Side-mounted fingerprint reader|
|6,000mAh battery with microUSB charging||6,000mAh battery with 18-watt USB-C charging|
|XOS 7.6 based on Android 11||MIUI 12 based on Android 10|
|4GB/64GB: P5,990 ($123), 6GB/128GB: P6,990 ($144)||4GB/64GB: P6,990 ($144), 4GB/128GB: P7,990 ($165)|
Infinix Hot 10S vs Xiaomi POCO M3: Specs and price comparison
Starting with the processor, the Infinix Hot 10S is powered by a slightly faster MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, which delivers higher benchmark scores on average, compared to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662.
The Hot 10S also packs a larger display with a higher refresh rate, though it should be noted that the screen of the POCO M3 operates at full resolution and is one of the best panels you’ll find on a low-level handset. The Infinix likewise offers more RAM and the same amount of built-in storage for less money.
Elsewhere, it’s largely a tie, with both phones offering a 48-megapixel triple-camera system and a 6,000mAh battery, though the M3 supports 18-watt fast charging over a USB-C port. The Infinix tops up using a microUSB interface and at a slower rate.
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