Infinix Hot S3 vs Tecno Camon CX – Specs Comparison

The Tecno Camon CX received many accolades when it was launched by Tecno Mobile in 2017, thanks to its superb camera and software features. The Infinix Hot S3 was recently released into the Nigerian market, and one of its selling points is its Snapdragon processor that gives it a performance edge over similarly-specced MediaTek-powered smartphones in the market.

Even though Tecno Mobile launched a new device in the Camon series (Camon CM) early in 2018, it doesn’t quite match up to the Camon CX, and the Camon X Pro that was recently launched by the company isn’t available for sale yet, so the Camon CX might still be the goto Camon device for some, and this is why we’re comparing it with the Hot S3 in this post.

Tecno Camon CX vs Infinix Hot S3

Also, if you’re wondering whether it’s a good idea upgrading from the Camon CX to the Hot S3, or you’re having a hard time picking between the two camera-focused smartphones, this Infinix Hot S3 vs Tecno Camon CX comparison is here to guide you.

Infinix Hot S3 vs Tecno Camon CX – Similarities and Differences

Design & Display

The Camon CX was launched at a time when 18:9 aspect ratio and the word “bezel-less” didn’t mean much in smartphones, and thus has a design that’s quite 2017-ish, though still good-looking. The Hot S3, on the other hand, has a modern design with minimal bezels and an 18:9 aspect ratio. Design-wise the Hot S3 wins.

Tecno Camon CX vs Infinix Hot S3 - Display

The Camon CX excels when it comes to build quality, though; it has a metal unibody design that gives it a premium feel, unlike the Hot S3 that’s made of plastic and has an aluminium alloy frame.
Coming to display, the Infinix Hot S3 is larger (5.7 inches) than the Tecno Camon CX (5.5 inches), but the difference in aspect ratio means the former is more comfortable to hold and use than the latter.
The Hot S3 disappoints in terms of display quality, as it comes with an HD+ (720 x 1,440) resolution in contrast to the Camon CX’s Full HD (1,080 x 1,920) resolution. Considering that the Hot S3’s display is larger than that of the Camon CX, the pixel resolution should have been bumped farther up.

Performance & Memory

The 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6750T processor on the Camon CX does a good job of keeping the smartphone running smoothly without lags throughout the day, but the Hot S3 has an edge with it Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor which offers better power efficiency and smoother performance, even though it runs at a slightly lower 1.4GHz maximum speed.
Multi-tasking is more efficient on the Hot S3 with 3GB of RAM compared to 2GB present on the Camon CX, and you have more space to store your files on the Infinix smartphone which comes with 32GB of storage than on the Tecno device that has 16GB by default.


The Infinix Hot S3 is selfie-centric, coming with a 20MP camera on the front and a 13MP on the rear. The Tecno Camon CX is more balanced, sporting 16MP cameras on both sides. Both produce good images in outdoor conditions, but the front camera on the Hot S3 performs better in low-light conditions while the Camon CX’s rear camera outputs images with better clarity and less noise in low-light conditions.

Tecno Camon CX vs Infinix Hot S3 - Camera

The front camera on the Hot S3 can produce bokeh effects on selfies, a feature the Camon CX doesn’t have. You also have Face ID and 4x zoom on the rear with the Hot S3, but the ring flash on the rear of the Tecno Camon CX beats that on the Infinix Hot S3.


The Hot S3 comes with a larger 4,000mAh battery capacity, but the absence of fast charging makes it take more time (around three hours) to charge than the 3,200mAh battery on the Camon CX which charges in a little less than two hours.


Android 7.0 Nougat was the thing when the Camon CX was launched, but it hasn’t been updated to the latest version of Android since. The Hot S3 runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box, sporting more features and software optimizations.

Tecno Camon CX vs Infinix Hot S3 - Software

The Infinix Hot S3 also comes with Face ID, an alternative way of unlocking your smartphone. Though it uses just the front camera and might not be very secure, it’s an additional layer of security that the Camon CX doesn’t have.


The Infinix Hot S3 has more features than the Camon CX, but that’s understandable considering that both smartphones have a whole year between them. It also costs even less than the Camon CX was when it was launched, so it’s a worthy upgrade if you’re thinking of getting yourself one.
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