Infinix HOT was launched few months back at an event in Lagos. It is a 5′ inch quad-core device running Android 4.4.2Kitkat Os. I’ve Been playing with this device for over a week now and there is so much to talk about. Here’s my Hands-On Review Of Infinix HOT (X507)
Before we proceed further I will like you to check out Infinix HOT Unboxing (Photos)
Here’s A Quick Rundown Of Infinix HOT Specs.
SIM type: Micro-SIM/Dual SIM
Announced: November 2014
Dimension: 142.4 x 73.2 x 10.1 mm
Display: 5.0 inches, 854 x 480 pixels
Memory: 16GB, plus micro SD card slot
Camera: 5MP back with LED flash, 2.0MP
OS: Android 4.4.2 Kitkat
Chipset: Mediatek MT6582
CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU: Mali-400 MP
Radio: Yes (Test FM Recording)
Battery: 2000 mAh
•Big Screen , 5.0 inches , Good For Gaming
•Good Battery Life
•FM and Sound Recording Features
• Average Camera Quality
• No LED Notification Signal
•Phone Gets Hot from Heavy Useage.
Body , Display And Design
Infinix HOT has a 5.0inch display , Good for Gaming and Good for browsing!. It is 10.1mm thick and its body is made of plastic. It feels good on hand , doesn’t feel like you’re carrying anything.
The volume and unlock buttons are on the right hand side while the earpiece spot(3.5mm) and charging point are on the top
It has a removeable back cover. The volume and unlock buttons are attached to the cover , so once the cover is removed , there is no way to power on the phone or increase volume when playing music.
Infinix HOT is a dual sim Smartphone. It has two SIM slots. Sim 1 supports Dual SIM(Normal Sim) while SIM 2 Supports Only Micro SIM.
The front camera(2MP) is located On the right hand side. Sadly , this device has No LED Notification Signal.
Memory , Performance And Operating System
This device has Cortex-A7 Quad-Core Mediaek Processors clocked at 1.3Ghz Frequency and 1GB RAM. With this kind of Specs one will expect at least , a decent performance and Infinix HOT did not fail to Impress. Apps and Games ran smoothly and multitasking was effortless but i noticed a major drawback. The phone gets unnecessarily Hot even during light useage. Meanwhile Here’s a benchmark test of Infinix HOT :
It has an internal memory of 16GB and Runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat. I am very impressed with the memory , it is large and well partitioned..
Infinix HOT supports Bluetooth, WiFi , and WiFi-Hot Spot Connections. It also supports 2G and 3G network options. Since its a dual SIM phone , 3G network can be enabled only one sim. You can change the settings by navigating from Home > Settings >Network > 3G service.
It also has an FM Recording Feature. This feature let’s you record what is currently been played by a radio station.
I am very Impressed with the battery life of INFINIX HOT. It has a 2000mAh battery capacity , but it was able to satisfy my mobile needs. I am a very heavy mobile user but HOT was able o satisfy me for 6hours (when fully charged.. Awesome!!!
Infinix HOT has a 5.0MP back camera and 2.0MP back Camera. I tested the camera on 2occasions and from the results I got , the camera performs far better outdoor than indoor.
Case Study 1 , At a wedding
My sister tried out the camera at a wedding.
Here , This is outside the event center. She took a selfie with the Back 5.0MP Camera
Few minutes later , she took another one inside the event center filled with lights.
You can see the difference. The colour on the first (outside) was better and clearer that the second(inside)
Case Study 2 , My vicinity
I was chilling at home yesterday when I decided to test the camera once more.
Here , I took photo of a car parked on the street early in the day.
Later at Night , took a photo of the chair in my house..
Once again , the indoor camera quality was poor even with the flash on.
The front camera is OK for taking selfies. Here is one my sisters took
The camera also has gesture feature which allows you take photos by just swiping your hand.
Overall , the camera quality is average. To get the best quality , you will need to take photos outdoor.
My Verdict ; overall , Infinix HOT is a cool smartphone. It definitely worth the price and it is a perfect gift to give to your loved ones this festive season. Get yours today! Buy It Now (#16,400)
Kenyans can get it on Jumia Kenya
Please if you have any questions let me know.