Infinix recently launched the Smart 3 Plus (Revue) and Infinix S4 (Review) in the sub-RS. Infinix S4 has a beautiful design, while the 10,000 segment is from smart phones plus some phones to play at its price point. Infinix has now launched another smartphone in the same segment, which is called Hot 7 Pro. This model packs in 6GB RAM, which is rare at this price point. Does the RAM make a difference, or are you better off with the offer of competition? We put Enfinix Hot 7 Pro through our paces to find out.
Design of Infinix Hot 7 Pro
Infinix Hot 7 Pro, 9,999 is a simple design. It displays the 6.19-inch HD + display with the “traditional” wide notch. It seems a bit dated, given that many smartphones have small waterdrop notes in these days, although this makes sense for the budget segment.
Infinix has opted for this size option to accommodate two selfie cameras and a selfie flash. Earpieces are placed between the display and the frame borders on the edges
Infinix has opted for a metal back panel that offers a premium look and feel. Infinix Hot 7 Pro is available in Midnight Black, Aqua Blue and Mocha Brown Colors and we have Aqua Blue Unit for Review. Pick up the phone and you’ll feel that round edges and edges make it comfortable to catch.
You will also see that the power and volume buttons are on the right, while the SIM tray is on the left. Infinix has used a textured power button which is easy to separate from the touch with the Volume button. We found the volume buttons very high, which needed a stretch to reach.
Back, The Infinix Hot 7 Pro has a dual camera setup with a single-LED flash. The module is slightly spread but there is a metal rim around it that helps keep the lens safe from scratch. There is a fingerprint scanner on the rear side and it is well positioned and we found that our fingers naturally rest on it while catching the smartphone
Infinix Hot 7 Pro has a micro-USB port with 3.5mm headphone jack and loudspeaker grill downwards. The top is completely empty. This smartphone packs into 4000mAh battery and you get a 10W charger in the box.
Infinix Hot 7 Pro Specifications and Software
The special thing for Infinix Hot 7 Pro is that it packs into 6GB of RAM. This MediaTek is powered by Helio P22 SoC, which is a relatively low choice for a phone at this price. You get 64GB of internal storage, as well as the facility to install MicroSD card.
Hot 7 Pro, 9,999 connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Dual 4G VoLTE, GPS and FM radio.
Hot 7 Pro Ship with XOS 5 on top of Android 9 Pie. We found some preinstalled bloater with Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Flipkart, Opera News and PHX browser and games such as Jumping Zoo, Mayan Jump 2 and Danger Dash.
There is also a palmstore, an optional app store and AHA games. Both of these apps have been updated independently and not through the Google Play Store, which may be of concern to security. We found some of these apps spam, and they kept pushing notifications every other hour.
There are some features in the UI, it has a game boost that claims to increase CPU performance, clean up RAM and block incoming information during gaming. Whatsapp mode allows you to access mobile data while blocking other applications. If you are in a roaming or limited data plan, then it can be helpful. There is also a bike mode, which, when enabled, rejects all incoming calls and auto replies. XOS is also a freezer that freezes the application to stop running in the background.
Infinix Hot 7 Pro also has an AIBox feature which will potentially give spam notifications, which has nothing to do with your clutter. There is also a smart panel in which there is an app and action shots similar to the Samsung smartphone and it can be accessed from anywhere.
Infinix Hot 7 Pro display, battery life and camera
Yes, Infinix Hot 7 Pro has 6GB RAM, but due to the entry-level Helio P22 SoC this phone did not feel more responsive than Infinix S4 ₹ 8,999 (review). While loading the app it is not very fast, but more RAM helps them run in the background so the multitasking is a little snapper.
In addition to the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, the face recognition feature is quick to unlock the smartphone. We have identified that face in the dark, there is an option to use flash in front, but it can be blind in the night.
We ran some benchmarks and we found that 6GB RAM made a difference, making the score of Infinix Hot 7 Pro more than Infinix S4. The smartphone generated 79,283 points in AnTuTu, and also managed 819 and 3,864 in the single-core and multi-core trials of Geekbench. It scored 10,580 in 3D Mark Ice Storm Unlimited and 28fps in GFXBench T-Rex.
We played PUBG Mobile, which was the default in a low preset, in which the graphics were set on Smooth and the frame rate was set to Medium. Sometimes we did not notice the striats while playing games, but the experience was slightly better than the Infinix S4 (review). We played PUBG Mobile for 20 minutes and saw 5 percent battery drop. The phone was hot in the air.
Infinix is packed in Hot 7 Pro 4000mAh battery and gives good battery life. With our use, which included activating Whatsapp Account, running some benchmarks, using camera maps for navigation and using Google Maps for navigation, we ended up with 45 percent of battery remaining on the device. In our HD Video Loop Test, the smartphone was successful in taking 15 hours and 10 minutes.
Infinix chose the option of dual camera Both setups have a 13-megapixel primary sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The primary rear camera sensor is f / 1.8 aperture while the front has a f / 2.0 aperture.
The camera app has AI and can find out where it was pointed, although it was a bit slow at times. Quick toggles are available for HDR and Flash. There are also modes like Beauty, Bokeh, Video and AR shot in the Camera app.
Photos taken with Infinix Hot 7 Pro were below average. Most of the shots we took during the day were over-exposed. While shooting against light, we saw colorful aberration in some of our samples. With this issue HDR helps a lot, and the shots taken with the HDR were still a bit too big. The Macros taken with Hot 7 Pro was decent, but we needed to tap on the screen.
Portraits taken using Bokeh mode detected a gentle edge, and we could determine the level of blur before taking the shot. However, Bokeh’s effect is not consistent, and the phone fails to smear at intervals between hands and body, for example.
Low-light shots are relatively good, and Infinix Hot 7 Pro takes time to focus on a faster shot.
Selfie was acceptable but when we used to shoot outdoors, the background would have been over exposed. You can shoot a portrait using the front camera, which uses the background sensor and blur the background.
Video recording was maximized at 1080p for selfie cameras with primary. This phone lacks video stabilization, which results in unstable output. The phone was very slow
Infinix Hot 7 Pro has been launched in the market as a phone whose price is about Rs. 10,000 and it has 6GB RAM while this is the only new phone to play more RAM in this price segment, the processor is weak. You are still waiting to load the app too much, and you get only a small advantage while multitasking Is.
Cameras also need some turn to improve performance in daylight. Infinix Hot 7 Pro is an average phone that has 6GB of RAM, and you should consider other models like Realme 3) 9,500 (review), Redmi Note 7, 6 10699 (review) or Asus Zenfone Max M2 (review).