The Infinix Hot 8 is the latest addition to the Hot Series. Released in September 2019, The Hot 8 comes with several features that are typically not seen on handsets in this price range. It comes powered by the MediaTek chipset which is an octa-core processor. The phone comes with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The Infinix Hot 8 also gets a large 6.6-inch LCD display with HD+ resolution and a small waterdrop notch at the top. The dual SIM handset also gets a triple slot that can take in two SIM cards as well as one microSD card at the same time. The phone features a large 5,000 mAh battery that should easily offer more than a day of battery life even with heavy use.
Large display, Triple Cameras
The Infinix Hot 8 comes with a large 6.59-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 1600 x 720 pixels. The display also gets a small waterdrop style notch at the top where the front camera is located. The camera setup on the Infinix Hot 8 is special thanks to its triple camera setup at the rear. This setup consists of a 13-megapixel primary camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The third camera is a 5-megapixel telephoto unit. At the front, the phone gets an 8-megapixel selfie camera. The handset can capture full HD videos using both the front and rear cameras. The Infinix Hot 8 also supports a variety of AI features within the camera app.
Android 9, Face Unlock Support
The Infinix Hot 8 runs Android 9 Pie at launch atop Infinix s own XOS UI. The handset supports the popular Face Unlock feature and also comes with a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. The handset supports a wide varianty of connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. Being a budget device wired connectivity is handled by a standard microUSB port. You do get a 3.5mm jack for audio, though with support for Dirac sound mode.
HOT 8 Specs
Screen: 6.6” HD+ 20:9 Drop Notch Display, LCD IPS, 450 NITS, 90.3% Screen to body ratio, 2.5D glass, InCell, 720*1600 resolution, Read Mode, Eye Care mode, 269 PPI
Rear camera: AI Triple Camera ->13MP (f 1.8) + 2MP Depth Sensor + Low light Sensor PDAF, Quad LED Flash, Auto Scene detection: Detects 8 Scenes, AR Animoji Modes : Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, Panorama
Front camera: 8MP AI (f 2.0), Front Flash, AR Stickers Front Camera Modes: AI Portrait, AI Beauty, WideSelfie
Battery: 5000mAh (22.5 hrs 4G Talk-time, 22.5 hrs Music Playback, 14 hrs Video Playback, 18.6 hrs Web Surfing, 11.4 hrs Gaming, 25.4 days Standby time)
OS: XOS 5.0 based on Android Pie 9.0
Weight/Thickness: 179 gm, 165 * 76.3 * 8.7 mm
Memory: 2GB + 32GB, DDR4 RAM
Multi Card Slot: 3 Slots (Dual nano SIM + Micro SD). Dedicated memory card slot . Expandable memory upto 256GB
Sensors: G-Sensor, Proximity, Light, Compass
Security: Fingerprint sensor & Face Unlock (0.3 seconds)
Connectivity: BT 5.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM, OTG
Sound: Dirac Surround Sound
Design: Glass Unibody design
In Box Accessories: Adaptor, Micro USB Cable, Protective Film, SIM Ejector pin, TPU Case, UM, Warranty Card