Worth buying as Infinix officially launched the new Infinix Hot 8 in India. As i noted earlier, the successor of Hot 7 via Infinix Hot 8 is worth buying as the phone comes with a triple rear camera, a massive 5,000mAh battery (company highest battery so far), an 8-megapixel front camera with LED flash support, and a large 6.52-inch display with a waterdrop-style notch.
The Hot 8 was launched in two colour options, 4GB of RAM with 64GB inbuilt storage and runs Helio P22 octa-core SoC.
Display: 6.52-inch (720x1600)
Processor: MediaTek Helio P22
Front Camera: 8MP
Rear Camera: 13MP + 2MP
Battery Capacity: 5000mAh
OS: Android Pie
Release Date: 4th September 2019
Design & Display
Infinix Hot 8 features a 6.52-inch HD+ (720×1600 pixels) waterdrop-style notch display with 20:9 aspect ratio, 500nits brightness, 90.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, and 2.5D glass protection. It comes with dual-SIM (Nano), dimensions are at 165×76.3×8.7mm and the phone wighs 179 grams.
Software & Hardware
The Hot 8 runs on XOS 5.0 based on Android Pie. It is powered by the 2GHz Helio P22 octa-core SoC paired with 4GB RAM. Internal storage is at 64GB with the option to expand further using a dedicated microSD card (up to 256GB).
Furthermore, Infinix Hot 8 phone packs a large 5,000mAh battery that is claimed to last up to 18.1 hours of 4G talk-time, 17.6 hours of music playback, 14 hours of video playback, 18.6 hours Web surfing, 11.4 hours of gaming, and 25.4 days of standby time.
As for optics, the Infinix Hot 8 sports a triple rear camera setup aligned vertically – with a 13-megapixel main camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 2-megapixel depth camera, and a third low-light camera sensor. Rear camera features include PDAF, Quad LED Flash support, eight scene modes, AR Stickers, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AT Beauty, Panorama, and more.
On the front, the phone sports a 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 aperture and dedicated LED flash. Front camera features include AI Portrait, AI Beauty, WideSelfie, and more.
Sensors & Connectivity
Sensors on board include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, proximity sensor, and a rear fingerprint sensor. The phone supports Face Unlock as well.
On the other hand, the connectivity options include Bluetooth v5.0, USB OTG, 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB port, and more. The Infinix Hot 8 dimensions are at 165×76.3×8.7mm and the phone wighs 179 grams.
Infinix Hot 8 Specifications
Model: Hot 8
Release date: 4th September 2019
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm): 165.00 x 76.30 x 8.70
Weight (g): 179.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 5000
Colours: Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple
Screen size (inches): 6.52
Resolution: 720×1600 pixels
Protection type: Gorilla Glass
Processor: 2 MHz octa-core
Processor make: MediaTek Helio P22
Internal storage: 64GB
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 256
Dedicated microSD slot: Yes
Back camera: 13-megapixel (f/1,8) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus: Phase detection autofocus
Rear flash: Yes
Front camera: 8-megapixel (f/2.0)
Operating system: Android Pie
Skin: XOS 5.0
Bluetooth: Yes, v 5.00
USB OTG: Yes
Number of SIMs: 2
SIM Type: Nano-SIM
Face unlock: Yes
Fingerprint sensor: Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Infinix Hot 8 price & availability in India
Infinix Hot 8 is priced in India at Rs.7,999 (roughly NGN 40,000) for the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. The phone will be available at a special price of Rs. 6,999 (Approximatly NGN 35,000) till October 30. The phone will be available on Flipkart in Quetzal Cyan and Cosmic Purple colour options.
Flipkart has listed that the phone will be available on September 12 from 12pm IST. Other goodies include 10 percent off on Axis Bank Buzz credit cards, 5 percent cashback of Flipkart Axis Bank credit cards, and 5 percent cashback on HDFC Bank debit cards. No news about the global availability of the phone yet.