Coming in colour options of Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey and Midnight Black, the Infinix Hot 8 does score good points for design.
An 8 megapixels snapper on the front of the Infinix Hot 8 will handle selfie needs. We don’t suppose it would take the best selfies on the market, but it should be fairer than most.
On the back, though, we have some good challengers. The main 13 megapixels sensor is designed for wide image capturing, and that will be paired with a 2MP sensor for better depth capturing. There is a third sensor (QVGA camera) in there, but that would be for bettering captures in low light.
Interestingly, the selfie camera comes with a LED flash of its own, so it will do well in some low light situations too. To better the prospects of the rear camera, we have a quad-LED camera setup in there.
Hardware, Software and Other Features
Infinix decided to test two different chipsets for different configurations of the Hot 8. The 2GB/3GB RAM + 32GB ROM storage option of this affordable Android phone comes with a MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 chipset while the 4GB RAM + 64GB ROM option will use the MT6762 chipset instead.
Both of these chipsets are manufactured with the 12nm process, so they won’t differ much in their efficiency and operational capacity either. However, the first one is a quad-core chipset while the latter is an octa-core SoC instead.
The means the second model of the Infinix Hot 8 with octa-core and 4GB RAM is built for consumers looking for more performance for gaming and multitasking.
No matter which unit you pick, you get Android 9 Pie operating system with the in-house XOS 5.0 running on top, paired with the PowerVR GE8320 GPU in the chipset.
Fortunately, Infinix didn’t think to remove the 3.5mm jack from their own unit – and they even worked in Dirac Surround Sound for the speakers.
Carrying a non-removable 5000mAh battery to match, users will get all the power they need with this device. But then, there is no promise of a fast charge technology in sight.
Infinix Hot 8 Price and Availability
Infinix Hot 8 price in Nigeria starts at 39,500 Naira for the model with 2GB RAM and 42,500 Naira for the model with 3GB RAM. The 4GB/64GB model is not yet available and seems to be targeted at India.
It is available in India starting at 7,999 INR. Infinix Hot 8 went on sale 12th of September at a retail price of about $97. Price in Kenya starts at KSh 10,890.
Depending on the internal configurations of your choice unit, preferred colour and such other specifics, prices may differ from place to place
Infinix Hot 8 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Infinix Hot 8:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS 5.0
- Processor: 2.0GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm) – 32/2 GB; 1.8GHz octa-core Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) – 64/4 GB
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 2GB/3GB RAM (with 32GB), 4GB RAM (with 64GB)
- Colours: Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey, Midnight Black
- Dimension: 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 179 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.6-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~269 ppi density)
- Screen Protection: Glass Cover (also on the back)
- Foldable Display: – No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (wide) + 2MP (depth) + QVGA (low light) Triple Camera, 1080p@30fps Video
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash,
- Built-in Storage: 32GB / 64GB
- Memory Card Support: microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: No
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: Yes
- 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes (up to 150 Mbps downloads)
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: – Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes
- Iris Scanner: No
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: No
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: No
- Video Editor: No
- Document Viewer: No
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 2A Fast Recharge
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