When Infinix first started out with the Hot line up of devices, Infinix Hot 7 was supposed to be the entry level option for those who didn’t have all the purchasing power that Zero devices commanded nor wanted the power that came with the Note series.
Today, that notion does not hold water anymore – and that is as cemented by the all-new, powerful Hot 7. Thankfully, the device sees a pro version; Hot 7 Pro which might do better in terms of internal storage.
Looking under the hood, Infinix has learnt a lot from the other units in this series to make what can be dubbed the ultimate improvement. How about we take a peek at what makes this unit as amazing as we think it is?
Infinix Hot 7 Key features
- OS: Android 8.0 Oreo (Go edition)
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
- 4G LTE: N/A
- Screen Size : 6.2 Inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
- Screen Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels (~260 PPI)
- Processor Type: Quad-core 1.3 GHz, Mediatek MT6580 (28 nm)
- RAM: 1/ 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16/ 32GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 128GB
- Back / Rear Camera: Dual 13MP camera & LED Flash
- Front Camera: 8MP with LED flash
- Battery: 4000 mAh (non-removable)
Infinix Hot 7 Features Overview
The first thing you will notice on the Infinix Hot 7 is its amazing 6.2-inch screen which gives you all the display real estate you might want. Standing at this height doesn’t make the phone much bulky in the hands though, all thanks to the new 19:9 aspect ratio in use by many smartphones today.
If you are interested in the Hot 7, you will be given the chance to get it in two different options – either you go for the pairing that brings 2GB of RAM on top of 32GB internal storage space, or opt for the 1GB RAM + 16GB ROM configuration.
No matter which one of these you choose, you are treated to the impressive 8MP selfie camera carefully nested in the notch, and a dual camera sensor setup (13MP each) on the back. Fortunately, the front camera doubles as a facial recognition software, offering improved biometrics on top of the fingerprint scanner on the back.
For your other security needs, you can still make do with the combination of traditional password or PIN on the Infinix Hot 7. That has been around for a while now, and it will stay reliable if you use it well.
For those who would love to get their hands on one of the Infinix Hot 7 units, you will be given the choice of either Sandstone Black, Sapphire Blue, Blush Gold or Bordeaux Red finishes.
Of course, the colours you will get will be dependent on what dealer you are buying from, and the market you happen to find yourself in too.
Rounding off the spec sheet with the programming of Android 8 Oreo and inclusion of a 4000mAh battery, Infinix Hot 7 is the hottest Infinix unit in the Hot series right now.
Infinix Hot 7 price and availability
As is with many other Infinix phones, you can get this unit from your local retailers already since it has been launched for this market. You can also check on Jumia to compare prices across multiple vendors if you prefer to buy your unit online.
No matter where you are getting yours, the phone should be sold for between NGN50,000 – NGN60,000. Besides the price depending on your dealer and location, it would also be a factor of what model of the device you are buying.
Thus, ensure you have the right specs on the packaging before you pay for the unit.
Where to buy Infinix Hot 7
From Jumia Nigeria – Click Here
From Jumia Kenya – Click Here
Infinix Hot 7 Best Alternatives
If the Infinix Hot 7 does not feel like an ideal pick for you, for one reason or the other, we’ve got you covered. You may first consider the pro version of the device; Infinix Hot 7 Pro
Tecno has good line up of recently launched phones like the Tecno Pouvoir 3 and Tecno Spark 3.
You could check out what magic lies behind the camera of Tecno Camon 11. It might have been launched months ago, but it still has what it takes to enter the ring with this Hot 7 and give it a run for the money.
Likewise, you don’t have to leave the Infinix scene to get something better, Like the Hot S4 device. What you are looking for might just as well as be the Hot S3X which is not only an improvement over this Hot 7, but almost the same with the Camon 11.
Infinix Hot 7 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM: 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 MHz|
|3G Network||WCDMA: 2100 MHz (900/1700/1900/2100 MHz for LATAM)|
|4G Network||Yes, LTE (Global Support)|
|SIM||Dual Namo SIM (Dual Standby)|
|Status||Launched: February 2018|
|Dimensions||– 152.30 x 72.80 x 8.40 mm
– Weight: 150 g
|Colors||Sandstone Black and Brush Gold|
|Type||– HD IPS, multi-touch touchscreen with 16m colors
– 18:9 Screen aspect ratio
|Size||5.65 inches, 720 x 1440 pixels, 285 Pixels Per-square Inch|
Memory And OS
|Card slot||MicroSD, up to 128GB|
|OS||Android 8.0 Nougat (with XOS V3.0)|
|Processors||– Octa-core 1.4 GHz CPU
– Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 chipset
– Mali GPU
|Alert types||Vibration, MIDI, MP3 ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|2G||GPRS – up to 85.6 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps|
|3G||Up to 42.2 mbps downlink; Up to 11.5 mbps uplink|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, Wi-Fi direct|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP|
|USB||Type-C (with OTG support)|
|Primary||– 13 MP, LED flash
– FEATURES: LED flash, panorama, HDR
|Secondary||8 MP Camera with LED Flash|
|Capacity||4000mAh Li-Po non-removable battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS, MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM|
|Miscellaneous||– FM radio
– Quick charge tech
– MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player
– MP4/H.264 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|Price level||About NGN50,000 – NGN60,000|