Infinix Hot 7 Review: Great Design, Huge Battery & a Fingerprint Sensor at PKR 14,999

Is it the "Best Option" to Grab at PKR 14,999? Read the Full Review!

The Infinix Hot 7 has created hype in the past few days, based on the selling price that it has i.e PKR 14,999 only. You would be wondering what the Infinix Hot 7 offers for such a low price. We thought a full review of the Infinix Hot 7 would definitely help you learn more about its features, camera performance, the good(s) and the bad(s).

For your information, Infinix was launched in 2013, and since then they have been targeting the young generation. Infinix has five different smartphone product lines, which are, ZERO, NOTE, HOT, HOT S, and SMART. In Pakistan, the Infinix Hot 6 Pro was their best selling smartphone in 2018.

Hot 7 is a budget-friendly, low-end smartphone with a display of 6.2″ HD+, a Mediatek 6580 Chipset and 1 GB of RAM along with 16 Gigs of Storage. It doesn’t support 4G LTE and is operated by  Android 8.1 (Go-Edition), which is a stripped-down version of Android designed to run on entry-level smartphones.

For

Against

  • Modern “Notch Display”
  • Good Looks
  • 4000 MAh Battery
  • Fingerprint Sensor at PKR 15000
  • 1GB RAM only
  • 4G not Supported

Infinix Hot 7 Price and Complete Specifications

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Price
Price in Pakistan PKR 14,999
Launch
Announced Yes
Status Available
Build
OS Android 8.1 (Go-Edition)
Weight N/A
Dimensions 155.3 x 75.86 x 8.4mm
Colors Black, Gold, Purple, Blue
SIM(s) Dual Nano SIM
Processor
CPU 1.3 Ghz Quad Core Cortex-A7
Chipset Mediatek 6580
GPU Mali 400
Display
Size & Resolution 6.2 Inches HD+720*1500 TFT
Protection N/A
Memory
RAM / ROM 1GB / 16GB
Card Support microSD Card, (supports upto 128GB)
Cameras
Rear 13 MP, autofocus, Dual LED flash
Front 8MP
Connectivity
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.1
GPS Yes + A-GPS support
USB microUSBv2.0
NFC No
Battery
Capacity 4000 MAh
Features
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Fingerprint, Proximity
Audio Jack 3.5mm Audio Jack, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player, DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player, Speaker Phone
Extras Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Photo/video editor, Document viewer

Infinix Hot 7 Display:

The Infinix Hot 7 has an HD+ display size of 6.2 Inches along with a pixel density of 268 PPI. This panel is a TFT Panel, the viewing angles are great, and the color accuracy is decent, considering the price of the device. Using it under direct sunlight isn’t a problem at all, as the brightness of this display is decent.

Hot 7 Display

This display has a notch like most modern smartphones launched recently. If you are against the notch (like me) or you just do not like it, you can easily disable it under Settings>Display>Display Mode of Notch Screen (Screenshot Below)

Notch disable hot 7 infinix

While using the smartphone, we didn’t notice any problems with the display. (P.S. Be fair! do not compare it with Mid /High-End displays).

Infinix Hot 7 Design and Build Quality:

You might have seen Xiaomi’s Redmi Series, right? The Redmi Note 6 Pro? Well, it somewhat looks like that particular smartphone doesn’t it?

infinix hot 7

The Hot 7 is entirely made out of plastic. It doesn’t feel premium at all, nor does it feel very cheap. We have to admit; it looks good in the hand. (NOTE: Our Hot 7 review unit is the Gold Variant)

The dimensions of the Infinix Hot 7 are 155.3 x 75.86 x 8.4mm. Hot 7 is a very light-weight and easy-to-handle smartphone. It carries a huge, fixed battery of 4000 mAh.

At the front, you’ll find an earpiece, sensors, and an 8MP Selfie camera along with a flash. The flash also acts as the notification light which is a plus point. At the bottom, you’ll find a micro USB port and the mic. At the top, You’ll only see the 3.5mm headphones jack. At the right edge, you’ll find the power and the volume buttons.

The rare side of the Infinix Hot 7 has the Camera, Fingerprint Sensor, the Speaker and a couple of brandings i.e “Infinix” (beneath the fingerprint sensor) and “HOT” at the bottom, in the center.

It has a removable back, that lets you add 2 SIMs and an SD Card (dedicated).

Infinix Hot 7 Camera Performance

The Infinix Hot 7 being priced at only PKR 15,000, delivers acceptable camera performance. This smartphone has a single rare camera lens (13MP) capable of taking images that aren’t mind-blowing, but, they’ll get your job done. Like, images taken are good with enough details to be shared on social media. The selfie camera is 8MP which is also a normal lens, capable of taking good shots in perfect lighting conditions.

Here are some rare camera samples:

Performance:

As the Hot 7 is powered by Android 8.1 Go-Edition, which is a lighter version of Android. Basically, it ensures smooth performance on low powered devices like this one.

After using it for a while, I noticed a slight lag once in a while, that’s mainly due to having only 1 GB of RAM. Don’t get me wrong; for this price, it’s totally fine.

How well does the Fingerprint Sensor and the Face-Unlock Work?

Well, we tried both of them. The fingerprint sensor does a decent job in unlocking the smartphone even when the screen is off. It isn’t as snappy as the high-end devices out there, you’d feel a very slight delay and then the screen would turn on; unlocked.

Infinix Hot 7 (1)

As for the Face-Unlock feature, it works and we appreciate Infinix for adding it to a smartphone at only PKR 14,999, but honestly, you cannot rely completely on that. It’s good that the feature is there, but, you’d ultimately turn it off eventually.

How Long Does the Battery of the Hot 7 Last?

It has low specs and doesn’t feature a Full HD Panel, so basically, the 4000 MAh battery will at least last for 2 days.

Gaming Performance:

While reviewing the unit, I knew that this smartphone isn’t meant to play games upon, at all! Since it has a low powered CPU and GPU and has only 1 GB of RAM. Still, I tried downloading and playing the Subway Surfers, classy right.

subway surfers hot 7 gaming

The game loaded fine, there was a noticeable lag while playing. It is playable though. If you wish to get this smartphone for gaming, then don’t! Trust me, for gaming, I would recommend extending your budget and getting a better phone like the Honor 8C or the Y7 Prime 2019, etc.

What You’ll Find in Box?

  • The Smartphone Itself
  • Power Adapter
  • Micro-USB 2.0
  • Handsfree
  • And some documents

Final Verdict:

Okay, after using this device for a couple of days as a secondary phone, I noticed that it gets the job done! You’ll be able to use it for general activities like calling, texting, social media, email perfectly fine. If your budget is only PKR 15000, its hard to find a better, feature-packed smartphone like the Infinix Hot 7 currently available in the market.

Here’s the complete video review of the Infinix Hot 7: (Make sure you subscribe to our channel and press that bell icon in order to get timely notifications!)

Fahad Khan

Fahad is an Entrepreneur, SEO and SMM Specialist and an Affiliate Marketer. He also loves to blog about gadgets, technology, smartphones etc.

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