Infinix Hot 8 the latest of the HOT series of smartphones from INFINIX MOBILITY, Africa’s top-end smartphone brand. It was unveiled by Infinix Mobility in Nigeria on September 13, 2019. With the Infinix Hot 8, you can experience improved performance and more battery capacity than its predecessors, the Infinix Hot 7 and Hot 7 pro.
You know the HOT series from Infinix Mobility basically focuses on midrange users, so don’t expect too much from this series, buckle up as we proceed to the review.
Infinix Hot 8 Basic Specs and Features
- 6.6 Inch HD+ IPS Waterdrop Display (720 x 1600 Pixels) 269 ppi density
- XOS 5.0 based on Android 9 Pie
- 8MP front camera with single flash
- 13MP+2MP+QVGA Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash
- 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM variant with a Quad-Core Processor and 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM variant with an Octa-Core Processor
- Rear-mounted Fingerprint
- Micro SD (Dedicated Slot)
- Battery Capacity of 5000mAh (Non-removable Li-Po Battery)
- Dimensions of 165/76.3/8.7 mm
- 2A fast charge option
Design and Display
The Design of the Infinix Hot 8 is quite great, with its sleek body which feels good when its in the arms, the Design also consists of different colours ranging from Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Shark Grey, and Cosmic Purple, so it won’t be a big deal if you want to select a colour.
Next is the display, the display features a 6.6 Inch HD+ IPS waterdrop notch display with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 Pixels with the screen to body ratio of 20:9 which is outstanding, making your viewing experience a great one whether you want to watch a movie or play a game, the 6.6 Inch HD+ display is always there for you.
Camera and Battery
Moving on we got the Camera and Battery, the Camera of the Infinix Hot 8 boasts a triple AI camera setup that lets it users to take amazing clear pictures from any time of the day or night from different angles without stressing yourself, the front got a 8MP camera with single flash while the rear camera features a 13MP + 2MP + QVGA Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash which makes capturing beautiful images with more details, distance and depth possible.
The massive upgraded battery of the Infinix Hot 8 with a capacity of 5000mAh that gives you unlimited entertainment ranging from playing music, streaming movies online on Youtube or Netflix, taking shots of amazing moments without the need to recharge more than once in 4 days according to Infinix Mobility which is a great deal to those of us that need such power on the go.
With the 2A fast charge option, charging your phone is much better now because when you charge your phone for 3 hours you can enjoy up to 4 days of battery life, giving you unlimited entertainment.
Hardware, Software and other Key Features
The Infinix Hot 8 comes in two variants the first comes with a Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 Quad-Core Processor that clocks at 2.0 GHz with 32GB ROM and 2GB RAM, while the second variant comes with Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-Core Processor that clocks at 1.8 GHz with 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM. The 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM variant is like an advanced version of the Infinix Hot 8 to give more performance and multi-tasking possible for those of us that love more performance.
Any variant you are going for, you will get the same Operating System which is Android 9 Pie running on top the XOS 5.0, also the Android 9 Pie straps the power of artificial intelligence to give you a smarter and faster smartphone.
With its improved Dirac sound system, you are likely to experience more from entertainment, watching movies or playing music without the use of earpiece/headphone.
Infinix Hot 8 Full Specs
Here is the full list of Specs for the Infinix Hot 8.
- OS – Android 9 Pie on XOS 5.0
- Processor – Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 Quad-Core Processor that clocks at 2.0 GHz (32/2GB), Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 Octa-Core Processor that clocks at 1.8 GHz ( 64/4GB)
- Colours – Midnight Black, Quetzal Cyan, Shark Grey, Cosmic Purple
- GPU – PowerVR GE8320
- Loud Speaker – Yes (Dirac Sound)
- Audio Jack – 3.5mm
- SIM Type – Dual Nano SIM
- Dimensions – 165/76.3/8.7 mm
- Weight – 179 g
- Rear Camera & Features – 13MP + 2MP + QVGA Triple Rear Camera with Quad Flash
- Front Camera & Features – 8MP front camera with single flash
- RAM – 2GB
- ROM (Internal Storage) – 32GB
- USB OTG – Yes
- External Storage – Yes up to 128GB
- Display – 6.6 Inch HD+ IPS Waterdrop Display
- Pixels – 720 x 1600 Pixels
- Audio Player – MP3, MIDI, AMR, WAV
- Video Player – 3GP, MP4, AVI
- Ringtone Format – MIDI, MP3
- Picture Format – PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF
- FM Radio – Yes
- Voice Recording – Yes
- E-Book Reader – No
- Email – Yes
- MMS – Yes
- Battery Capacity – 5000mAh (Non-removable Li-Po Battery)
- Talk Time – 33 Hours
- Fast Charging – Yes (2A fast charge option)
- Standby Time – 35 Days
Network & Connectivity
- GPRS – Yes
- EDGE – Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA – Yes
- HSPA+ – Yes
- 4G LTE – Yes (LTE Band 1/3/5/8/38/40/41)
- 5G – No
- Wi-Fi – Yes ( IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n)
- Wi-Fi Hotspot – Yes
- Bluetooth – Yes
- USB Port – Yes
Sensors and Control
- Proximity Sensor – Yes
- Light Sensor – Yes
- G-Sensor – Yes
- Accelerometer – Yes
- Gyroscope – Yes (By Software)
- Digital Compass – Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner – Yes (Rear-mounted )
- Face ID – Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant – Yes (Google Assistant)
- Voice Control – Yes
- Video Streaming – Yes
- Noice Cancellation – No
- Water Resistant – No
- Dust Resistant – No
- Image Editor – No (But can be downloaded from Playstore)
- Wireless Charging – No
- Document Editor/Viewer – No (But can be downloaded from Playstore)
- Video Editor – No (But can be downloaded from Playstore)
In the Box you will find;
Phone *1*, Charger Cable *1*, Charger *1*
Infinix Hot 8 Price
The Infinix Hot 8 will start selling within the range of N36,500 – N50,000 in Nigeria. While in India it sells at about 7000 INR.
The Infinix Hot 8 can be bought from retail stores around you. PLEASE NOTE that the price range differs based on location, configuration, and other features.
Do you have any question, or you want to know about this device or other devices, drop your comment on the comment box and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Post modified on 22th of September, 2019