Infinix Hot 8 

price₹ 6,999 onwards

launchSep, 2019

25.2

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81.1

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 4 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • 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
  • With a large 6.5-inch screen, the phone is a little too big for one-hand usage

Display

  • 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

Software

  • 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)
  • It does pack a lot of bloatware, though (and spammy notifications)

Performance

  • Decent performance for day-to-day use with a Helio P22 SoC - similar to Snapdragon 625 (though gaming performance is pretty ordinary, as expected)
  • 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

Camera

  • 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)

Battery

  • 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)

Verdict

  • 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

Expert Reviews

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  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
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  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
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Infinix Hot 8 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 PieLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.52 inches
Screen Resolution720x1600 pixels (~ 269 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Read Mode
  • Eye Care mode
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #61 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Battery Standby609 hrs
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
Dimensions
Weight179 gm
Thickness8.7 mm
Width76.3 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP + 2MP + Low Light Camera
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (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
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Flash
  • AR Stickers
  • 4P Lens
  • 81° FOV
  • AI Portrait
  • AI Beauty
  • Wide Selfie
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
CompassYes
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • Dirac Surround Sound

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