Infinix Mobillity launched the anticipated Infinix Hot 7 on March 4th, 2019 in Kampala | Photo by : PC TECH MAGAZINE/Olupot Nathan Ernest.
Infinix Mobillity launched the anticipated Infinix Hot 7 on March 4th, 2019 in Kampala | Photo by : PC TECH MAGAZINE/Olupot Nathan Ernest.

Infinix Mobility early this month on Mar. 4th unveiled its Infinix HOT 7 to the Ugandan smartphone market, ending the anticipation among many of its holders. Being the latest in the HOT-series it replaces the HOT 6 that launched in May 2018.

The phone surprisingly is priced below UGX500,000 we had estimated. The company price tags that phone at UGX439,000 and comes in Cosmic Purple, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold, and Aqua Blue color options.

PC Tech Magazine received a Midnight Black for a full review and user-handset feedback. A full review is shared after two-weeks usage of the phone. However, we share some of our first impression and a quick-run down review.

The Infinix HOT 7 comes package with a gift hamper from the company. The hamper consists a bag, key holder, and a phone holder. Packaged more similarly to the smartphone box.

Unboxing the package
The 6.2-Inch Infinix HOT 7 appears on top, same packaging we’ve come to see with most of Infinix phones. The accessories; 3.5mm earphones, charging brick, and Charging & USB cable appear underneath — including the phone manuals.

3.5mm earphones, a charging brick and a microUSB and data cable of the Infinix HOT 7 | Photo by PC Tech Magazine/Olupot Nathan Ernest.
3.5mm earphones, a charging brick and a microUSB and data cable of the Infinix HOT 7 | Photo by PC Tech Magazine/Olupot Nathan Ernest.

Quick Review
The HOT 6 successor comes with a 6.2-Inch IPS LCD notched display with a resolution of 720 x 1500 pixels. The build is all plastic not glass. It is powered with 32 nm Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 processor running on Android 8.1 (Oreo), with v.4.1 XOS Honeybee UI backed on a non-removable 4000mAh battery.

In terms of storage, the phone is available in 1GB/16GB and 2GB/32GB storage options — the on-board storage is expandable with a microSD card.

Image and video, cameras integrated with AI technology. The front camera packs a 8MP sensor. The rear duo come with a 13MP+8MP sensors with the ability to shoot videos in 1080p in 30fps. Meanwhile, the front shots 720p in 30fps in video.

Connectivity-wise, the Hot 7 supports Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2, microUSB 2.0, 3G/4G networks and GPS.

The Infinix HOT 7 feels nice on touch | Photo by PC Tech Magazine/Olupot Nathan Ernest.
The Infinix HOT 7 feels nice on touch | Photo by PC Tech Magazine/Olupot Nathan Ernest.
First Impressions for the Infinix HOT 7
  1. Feels nice on touch. The handset fits well in consumers palm. In addition it is light, sleek touch on screen and compact.
  2. The 4000mAh battery runs on a single charge for optimal phone users. Charging, the handset supports fast battery charging. This is able to charge up-to 50% battery life in less than hour, full charge is approx. 2 hours.
  3. 3D DIRAC audio technology is perfect. The similar tech was used on its predecessor.