Our Opinion

The Infinix S4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) is a slightly better phone, but the Infinix Hot 8 is slightly better value for money. Which phone should you buy? It’s a close call, but if your budget allows for it, then Infinix S4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) might be a slightly better choice.

Infinix Hot 8  Infinix S4 (4GB RAM, 64GB) 
Infinix Hot 8 Infinix S4
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Excellence Score
22.3
24.2
Value for Money Score
72.3
68.5
Price ₹ 6,999 onwards ₹ 9,599 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2019 Aug, 2019
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version Android 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 6.52 inches 6.21 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1600 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch) 720x1520 pixels (~ 271 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels Yes Yes
Scratch Resistant Display Yes Yes
Display Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate 60 HzStandard 60 HzStandard
Display Features 2.5D Curved Glass, Read Mode, Eye Care mode 2.5D Curved Glass
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 2 GHz 2 GHz
Processor Type Octa Core Octa Core
Processor Name MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #70 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #70 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU PowerVR GE8320 PowerVR GE8320
RAM 4 GB 4 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
5G
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
VoWiFi/WiFi-Calling Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port microUSB microUSB
Primary Camera 13MP + 2MP + Low Light Camera 13MP + 8MP + 2MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 5P Lens; PDAF, 2MP: Depth Sensor, Low Light Camera, Auto Scene detection, AR Stickers, Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, Panorama 13MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1.12um Pixel Size, 8MP: 120° Ultra-wide Lens; F/2.2 Aperture; 6P Lens, 2MP: Depth Sensor, AI Portrait, AI HDR, AI Beauty, AI Bokeh, Night mode
Secondary Camera 8MP 32MP
Secondary Camera Features F/2.0 Aperture, Flash, AR Stickers, 4P Lens, 81° FOV, AI Portrait, AI Beauty, Wide Selfie 1/2.8" Sensor Size, Samsung S5KGD1 Sensor, F/2.0 Aperture, 0.8um Pixel Size, 80° Field-of-View
Internal Memory 64 GB 64 GB
Expandable Memory Slot Yes, up to 256 GB Yes, up to 256 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.7 mmMedium 7.9 mmMedium
Weight 179 gmMedium 155 gmMedium
Width 76.3 mmOk for one-handed use 75.0 mmOk for one-handed use
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 5000 mAh 4000 mAh
Battery Standby 609 hrs N/A
Battery Standby (3G) N/A N/A
Battery Talktime N/A N/A
Battery Talktime (3G) N/A N/A
Fast Charging Support
Included Fast Charger
Other Battery Parameters Talk-time (4G): 18.1 hrs, Audio Playback Time: 17.6 hrs, Video Playback Time: 14 hrs, Web Surfing: 18.6 hrs, Gaming: 11.4 hrs N/A
Fingerprint sensor Yes Yes
Other Features Noise Filtration; Dirac Surround Sound Noise Filtration
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • Striking, sleek design, with rounded edges and a gradient color back - one of the better looking budget phones around
  • Offers a good grip, and is relatively light-weight for the size
  • Both fingerprint reader and face unlock work accurately and quickly
  • Nice display - packs a 6.52-inch HD+ (720x1600 pixels) screen with a 20:9 aspect ratio and 90.3 percent screen-to-body ratio - color output is decent, and sunlight legibility is good too - overall, this is one of the better displays you will see in this price segment
  • XOS UI is a decent Android skin, is smooth to use, and has a few useful features - like the dedicated smart panel (to the left of the home-screen for widgets and shortcuts), and Intelligence voice broadcast (can read out a lot of things for the user, like cricket scores, news and SMSes, as well as personal texts from various messaging apps)
  • Decent performance for day-to-day use with a Helio P22 SoC - similar to Snapdragon 625 (though gaming performance is pretty ordinary, as expected)
  • Decent triple camera setup for the price (13MP primary + 2MP depth + Low Light Camera)
  • The primary camera gives reasonably good shots in daylight - sharpness and details are decent - though consistency is an issue
  • Selfies come out nicely too (but the beauty mode can make the pics look unreal, so it's best turned off)
  • Excellent battery life with a 5000mAh battery - you should get a comfortable 2 days of use
  • Decent charging speed (it's not 'fast charge' though)
  • The Hot 8 is an another reliable budget choice from Infinix offering a good specs/price ratio, allowing it to stand up to tough competition from Xiaomi and Realme - as long as performance is not a major concern, and you are not into gaming, it's worth considering
  • Impressive sleek design, with a glossy gradient finish at the back
  • Quite lightweight at 155 grams, and due to its compact size, it fits into the hand perfectly
  • Fast fingerprint scanner - apart from unlocking the phones, it also allows you to take photos, accept calls, browse through pictures, and dismiss alarms using gestures
  • Fast face unlock
  • Modern, vibrant, 6.26-inch water-drop notch display, with good viewing angles
  • Sunlight legibility is especially good, unlike many other budget phones
  • Eye care mode allows for a comfortable reading experience at night
  • Infinix's custom XOS UI has a decent set of additional features, including XClub (customer forum), XHide (to hide pictures, videos), Phone Master app (to free up RAM to boost performance), gesture support, and a smart panel to the left of the first home screen
  • You can also do plenty of UI customisations with the XTheme app
  • Decent performance in day-to-day use with a modest Helio P22 (similar to Snapdragon 625) at the core
  • Decent triple camera setup on the rear - 13MP primary camera + 8MP ultra-wide camera + 2MP depth camera - one of the rare phones to offer a triple camera setup in this price bracket
  • Daylight shots are above average with good clarity and overall colour reproduction - the phone also does an excellent job of capturing macro shots
  • Auto-focus is fast
  • The quality of the wide-angle camera is decent too, and it gives you interesting picture framing options, especially when shooting landscapes
  • Good 32MP front camera - takes clear and crisp selfies - and is pretty decent in indoor lighting as well
  • Both rear and front cameras also have a decent bokeh mode
  • Overall, this is one of the best camera setups in this price bracket
  • Very good battery life with a large 4000mAh battery - you can expect a day and a half of use with moderate usage
  • Overall, despite a modest processor, the phone is one of the better contenders in the entry-level budget segment - with 2 key USPs - a good battery life and a good camera setup - if you are a light smartphone user, and not into gaming, it's certainly worth considering - if however you are more of a power user, you should look at alternatives from Xiaomi and Realme
2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • With a large 6.5-inch screen, the phone is a little too big for one-hand usage
  • It does pack a lot of bloatware, though (and spammy notifications)
  • In terms of overall performance though, the likes of Redmi 7 and Realme 3i fare better (even the lesser RAM variants) because of their faster processors
  • Due to its glossy finish, the phone attracts lots of smudges at the back panel (though Infinix does thankfully ship a TPU case in the box)
  • There is unfortunately plenty of bloatware too, as is often the case with such custom UIs
  • There is plenty of competition though that packs better processors in this price bracket (especially from Xiaomi and Realme), and will give much smoother gaming performance - so if you are a power user, then the S4 might not be your best choice
  • Low light performance of the rear cameras is average
Expert Reviews
  1. If camera output is your primary concern and you can live with some performance limitations, the Infinix Hot 8 could be a decent choice
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Really low in budget and packing all the goods, the Hot 8 is perfect for the price it’s going for
    asianage.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Has almost everything to offer in its price segment
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. themobileindian.com hands-on Read Review »
  1. The camera is where Infinix has really outdone themselves...If you’re after better performance though, you should look at the Redmi 7
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. One of the better contenders in the entry-level budget segment
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. If you are looking for a good looking device with a decent camera at a budget price, the Infinix S4 might be a good option for you
    business-standard.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. The handset to own if you want a great media consumption experience and capable cameras without breaking the bank
    deccanchronicle.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. bgr.in hands-on Read Review »
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