Infinix Mobility, one of the smartphone giants in Africa have been known to constantly dish out astonishing smartphones into the market. Things don’t seem to be any different this time around, as the smartphone makers dish out their latest offering, Infinix Hot 7 AKA Infinix X624.
The smartphone which was released towards the ending of January 2019 seems to be targeted towards the budget smartphone market. The newly introduced smartphone comes in with eye-catching specifications beginning from the large screen, large battery life, the notch design, and others.
The new smartphone is a follow up to last year’s Infinix Hot 6 and we have decided to come up with this in-depth review in which we will be revealing the strength and weaknesses of the new guy (Infinix Hot 7).
Infinix Hot 7 Design & Display
The new smartphone is made of plastic covers, aluminum frames, and a very huge glass front. The new device rocks a simple but premium kind of look. On the back of this device, you will find the rear mounted responsive fingerprint scanner. You will also find the dual primary cameras with a LED flash under the dual camera setup.
Meanwhile, on the front side of the smartphone lies the 6.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive large touchscreen that we earlier mentioned. The smartphone boast of an 83.5% screen-to-body ratio which was achieved as a result of the well-trimmed bezels by the sides of the screen.
The screen has a resolution of about 720 x 1440 pixels, meanwhile, on the bottom of the screen, you will find a small amount of chin, while at the top is a notch that houses the single camera sensor, a LED flash, and the earpiece.
On top of the smartphone, you will find the 3.5mm jack, while the charging port is at the bottom of the smartphone. The smartphone arrives in four beautiful different colors which comprise of Blush Gold, Bordeaux Red, Sandstone Black, and the Sapphire Blue color.
Infinix Hot 7 Cameras
One of the selling points of the Infinix Hot 7 is its sharp cameras, though there are other strong points of the smartphone, the cameras seem to be the strongest.
The smartphone features a total number of three cameras, two primary camera sensors at the back and a single selfie camera on the front. Both the back and the front camera all arrive with a LED flash for proper illumination which finally results in a well-detailed photo.
The primary cameras on the back of the smartphone consist of a Dual 13-Megapixel, AF sensors, and one of them also doubles as a QVGA, depth sensor. There is also a powerful 8-MegaPixel camera sensor which produces decent and well-detailed images. Overall the cameras are sure to produce the best photos, and they are among the best in their category when it comes to the camera business.
The smartphone is powered by a MediaTek MT6580P (28 nm) processor which oversees the day to day performance of the smartphone. The processor is assisted by the Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU, and they all ensure that the smartphone delivers very well even though the smartphone doesn’t support the 4G LTE network.
The smartphone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo OS and comes in three different RAM options which consist of the Infinix Hot 7 with the 1GB or 2GB RAM with 16GB internal storage option. There is also the 2GB RAM with 32GB storage option. Should in case you don’t feel comfortable with the storage option, then you can further expand the storage up to 128 GB (dedicated slot) using the microSD.
Network Connectivity & Battery life
When it comes to connectivity and network the smartphone arrives with 3.5mm jack, Micro-USB port, Bluetooth (4.0, A2DP, LE), Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by), FM radio, GPS (A-GPS), and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n hotspot.
When it comes to the battery performance of this smartphone, the Infinix Hot 7 comes prepared with a powerful 4,000mAh battery, which can possibly carry for two days even with heavy usage. We were not too happy when we couldn’t find any Wireless or Fast Charging technology.
Infinix Hot 7 Price
The Infinix Hot 7 comes arrives with a pocket-friendly price tag, and what we mean is that it doesn’t cost you much to obtain one of the new devices.
The Infinix Hot 7 comes at a starting price of ₦42,000 to ₦45,000 in Nigerian currency, while you can purchase the smartphone for about 10,499 KSh in Kenya currency and the price also depends on both your location and deal.
It is nice you identify what you really want in a smartphone before purchasing any smartphone. The Infinix Hot 7 is a smartphone that should be purchased by those that fall under the camera lovers and budget smartphone fans. The smartphone comes with a low price tag and the cameras of the device are one of its strongest selling points. So, it is up to you to know what you really want in a smartphone, but overall the smartphone ticks all the basic boxes.
Infinix Hot 7 (Pros)
- Large display.
- Long lasting battery life.
- Fingerprint scanner.
- Dual Flash.
Infinix Hot 7 (Cons)
- No fast battery charging technology.
- Plastic cover.
- No Water/Dust resistance.
Infinix Smart 3 Full Specifications
- Platform: Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition)
- Processor: MediaTek MT6580 (28 nm)
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM or 1GB RAM, 16GB ROM.
- Dimension: 157 x 75.7 x 8 mm (6.18 x 2.98 x 0.31 in).
- Weight: 166 g (5.86 oz).
- SIM: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by).
- Colors: Bordeaux Red, Sandstone Black, Sapphire Blue, Blush Gold.
- 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 bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G bands HSDPA 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100
Connectivity & Network
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: 42.2/5.76 Mbps
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, wi-fi direct
- Bluetooth: Yes, 4.0, A2DP, LE
- USB Port: MicroUSB 2.0
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (rear)
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
- Fast Charging: – No