Infinix Hot 8, a budget smartphone with Amazing features, controlled smoothly by an octa CPU and a juicy battery of 5,000 mAh.
Infinix Hot 8 Key Specs
Build: Glass front, glasslike(plastic) back
Display: 6.52 inches, screen to body ratio 85.5
Weight & dimension: 179 g & 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
Storage: 2 GB RAM + 32 GB
Battery: 5000 mAh Li-Po, fast charging 2A
Os: Android 9.0 (Pie); Xos 5.0
Security: Face unlock, fingerprint scanner
Network: 4G LTE
Dirac sound mode, Game mode, WhatsApp mode and bike mode
Infinix Hot 8 Design and Display
Infinix Hot 8 features a glasslike material rear build which has a single colour but varing light intensity. The front is made of glass and by the side of the screen is the power and volume button.
From the front, the Infinix Hot 8 could be confused for one of several generic-looking budget Android phones with waterdrop notches. The earpiece is located just above the notch, and a little to the left, one can find the soft LED flash strip that only becomes visible when the screen is turned on. It also lights up when the phone is being charged, but doesn’t function as a notification light.
The back is where Infinix has tried to give some identity to its new phone. The rear panel of our Quetzal Cyan review unit had a peacock blue shade in the upper region, which gradually fades into black going downwards. The glossy surface has a glittery finish that also covers the fingerprint sensor. Infinix offers the phone in a Cosmic Purple colour option too, which simply swaps the blue in favour of a dark purple shade.
However, the rear panel appears to have been made out of flimsy material, and it flexes easily with even a gentle press, especially near the middle. It also picks up smudges rather easily. Thankfully, Infinix supplies a transparent protective case in the retail package.
Embedded on the rear of Infinix Hot 8 is a fingerprint sensor and similar to tecno spark 4, has a vertical arrangement of the triple rear camera.
The screen is a big one, having a tear drop HD PLUS display of 6.6 inches at an immersive resolution of 720×1600 pixels and pixel density of 268ppi. Hot 8 has display brightness of 450 nit and an aspect ratio of 20:9.
Infinix Hot 8 Camera
Infinix Hot 8 comes with a triple rear camera just like the Tecno spark 4 of 13 Megapixels, but the fact is people don’t understand why it’s 3 or even the function of this triple camera, and that’s why am going to explain it.
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The Infinix Hot 8 triple rear camera consist of the low light sensor that turns on LED Flash automatically when brightness falls below a certain level, the main camera i.e 13 MP which performs the function of a camera, while the third lens is a depth vision camera of 2 MP; this is the camera that makes bokeh effect possible.
Hot 8 Rear camera rides along with some amazing and attractive features such as; quad LED Flash, infused new AI software technology; enhances the overall beauty of the resultant images, enhanced PDAF and also a wide aperture size of f/1.8 that ensures quality brightness for those images.
While on the front in the tear drop topnotch area of Infinix Hot 8 is sitted an 8 Megapixels AI selfie camera that is equipped with a LED Flash and features such as Ai beauty, bokeh, stickers and lots more
Infinix Hot 8 Dirac Sound mode and Yo Party
This technology increases the audio output by 100%, making the hot 8 a portable speaker and with the yo party application, you can run a birthday party at your home with descent music using this phone.
Infinix Hot 8 Hardware and Processor
Beneath the hood of the Hot 8 is a Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) chipset and a Quad-core CPU clocked at a frequency of 2.0 GHz sustained by 2 GB of RAM and a massive storage of 32 GB which could be further expanded via Micro SD to 128 GB; you’ve got those large files covered.
Infinix Hot 8 Software
The Infinix Hot 8 runs a custom skin called XOS 5.0, based on Android Pie 9. Our review unit received an update to the September security patch during the course of our testing.
Unfortunately, the UI remains mostly the same as what we’ve seen on the Infinix Hot 7 , the Infinix Smart 3 Plus, and other phones from the company. There is a tonne of preinstalled bloatware, including in-house and third-party apps such as XTheme, XClub, AI Gallery, Opera News, ShareChat, Instagram.
The Kika keyboard, which was recently removed from the Google Play Store for ad fraud, is still the default keyboard. On top of that, some of the preinstalled apps such as Palm Store show a lot of ads and send a barrage of notifications, which we found to be of little to no use. The swipe-based navigation gestures are not very easy to use, and often failed to work when we were running a game or multitasking.
On the bright side, XOS 5.0 does offer some useful features such as WhatsApp Mode, which restricts the cellular data access of all apps in the background except WhatsApp to limit usage. Then there is the Smart Panel, a customisable widget that contains shortcuts to frequently used apps and tools, and can be accessed by swiping right on the horizontal bar at the right edge of the screen.
The Freezer feature prevents specific apps of your choosing from running in the background. You can read more about XOS 5.0 in our Infinix Hot 7 Pro review. To sum up, despite offering a few useful tools, Infinix Hot 8’s heavily customised Android skin needs a lot of refinement
Battery of Infinix Hot 8
Infinix Hot 8 comes with a long lasting battery of 5,000 mAh that promises to last for 4 days depending on how you use it, but I run this blog with hot 8, so I ensure that I charge it once everyday.
You should know that Hot 8 comes with 2A charging but, will use nothing less than 3 hours, when charging from 0 to 100%
Infinix Hot 8 Full Specs
2G band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
Sim: Dual Nano-SIM (Dual stand-by)
Status: Available, Released September 2019
Build: Front glass, glasslike (plastic) back
Dimension: 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
Keyboard touchscreen, with multitouch
Colours: Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey, Quetzal Cyan, midnight black
Weight: 179 g
Screen size: 6.52 inches, screen to body ratio
Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 269 ppi, aspect ratio 20:9
Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
RAM: 2 GB
Storage: 32 GB
Micro-SD: 128 GB
Chipset: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU: PowerVR GE8320
Os: Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS 5.0
Alert types: mp3, vibrations, ringtones
Audio port: 3.5 mm jack
Fm Radio: yes
Dirac sound mode
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth: 5.0, LE, A2DP
GPS: Yes, A-GPS
USB: microUSB 2.0, USB OTG
13 MP, 26mm(wide) f/1.8, 1.12µm, PDAF
2 MP, (depth)
QVGA (Low light sensor)
Features: Quad-LED flash, HDR, paranoma
Secondary: 8 MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide)
Capacity: 5000 mAh
Sensors: Fingerprint (rear), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Question about the Infinix Hot 8
Is Infinix Hot 8 Waterproof
Nop, even iPhones are not water proof, apple made this clear themselves.
Difference between the Infinix Hot 8 and Hot 8 lite
The difference between them in summary is that the hot 8 lite Possesses two rear camera instead of 3 and has 3G network connectivity.
Android Version of Infinix Hot 8
It’s Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS 5.0
Does Infinix Note 8 have Notification light
Yes it does, though not for messages but, for charging notification.
Does Infinix Hot 8 Have Portrait Camera
Yes it does.
Does Infinix Hot 8 Support 4G Network
Ofcourse, it does support network connectivity of 4G.
How to do Screen Record on Infinix Hot 8
All you need do is to swipe the top bar down, and scroll right. You will see a phone icon with screen record caption.
Infinix Hot 8 screen Price in Nigeria
Well that depends, but it’s available on Jumia, check latest price by clicking on the Button Below.
London Or UK Used Infinix Hot 8 Price in Nigeria
Well that will be around 30,000 to 35,000 Naira in Nigeria.