A while back, Tecno released the sub $100 Android device; the Infinix Hot X507.

The term “Hot” quite presupposes being trendy, but just how hot is Infinix Hot?

Technical Specifications

The Infinix Hot is a dual-sim android device and it operates on both 2G and 3G networks. The phone screen is 5.0 inches wide and it comes with a 16GB internal memory which is expandable.

Let me not bore you with the technicalities. Just my first hand experience. So let’s go.


What do we have in here? There are no surprises.

  • The phone
  • A battery
  • A charger
  • An Earpiece
First Impressions

The general workings of the Infinix Hot is pretty much similar to that of the Infinix Zero. However, the phone is not as compact as its predecessor, Infinix Zero. Structurally, the Infinix Hot is a bit curvy as against the Infinix Zero which is rectangular. It also comes in several colours with some said to glow in the dark, but I can only speak for mine which is black.

The Infinix hot is powered on by a side button located right below the volume hardware key. Besides taking equal time to come on as my laptop, it sure does a decent job without noticeable lag in response to commands.


Here’s a quick look at some of the phone features that will interest you:


A front-facing camera of 2MP and a back-facing camera of 5MP. The back-facing camera comes with flash for indoor photo sessions.
Just like with the Infinix Zero, you can wave your hand over the phone screen to take pictures.

Battery Life

The battery barely lasted up to four hours after subjecting it to my daily routine of typing on WordPress and other social-media platforms, and listening to radio for a few hours. Juggling through a bunch of apps sure had me sitting by a power source.


The Infinix Hot is targeted at low-end mobile phone users and it currently goes for #12,900.

  • Texts on the screen are legible outdoors
  • The device is affordable
  • The phone cover is replaceable and it comes in different colors.
  • It can hold its own against the Infinix Zero but for its camera and processor. Against a Lumia 530 however, the Infinix Hot is a better choice. It might be cheap, but it gets the job done.
  • The graphics is quite poor when operating certain apps.
  • The 1.3GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM sure comes with its limitations depending on the size of the app in use.
Final thoughts

The Infinix Hot’s display and RAM are not nearly on the same level with the Zero’s. Otherwise, the Hot can do pretty much whatever the Zero can.

I find the Infinix Hot capable enough for my daily routine. However, a high onscreen display quality and a much faster processor adds up to making a phone really “smart”, I would therefore pick the Infinix Zero over the Infinix Hot.

Lulu Fadoju Author

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