Infinix Hot 8 - Review

Infinix has launched a cracker of affordable phones in the past few months. The company's latest offering, Infinix hot8 is no different, so we present Infinix hot 8 review, mobile within an affordable price of PKR18500/- or $120.

 

Design:

The front view can be confused with one of several

generic-looking budget android phones with water drop

notches.

 

Soft LED flash strip is visible when the screen

is turned on. The LED lights up when the phone is charging,

but does not work as a notification light.

 

The back is where Infinix has tried to enhance the appearance

of its new phone. Glossy surface with a glittery finish polished

with ink blue colour on an upper region that gradually fades

as you move down.

 

Infinix also provides a dark purple colour

instead of blue depending upon user choice. However, the

rear panel is made of flimsy material that easily flexes and

picks up dust particles quickly.

 

Whereas, a transparent  protective case is available in a retail package. The powerand volume button are positioned within reach, and 3 in 1 (dual nano-sim and SD card) tray is located at the left.

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Infinix hot 8 specifications and software:

The set comes with with a wide display of 6.52-inch HD+ and 20:9 aspect ratio. The display is reflective but brightness is satisfactory. Compared to any phone in this price range Hot 8 has a way better display and brightness than any other.

The device is powered by a 2GHz octa-core processor paired with 4GB ram and 64 GB internal storage which can be extended to 256GB using a micro SD card. The phone is equipped with a 5000 mah battery that is supplied with 10W charger.

Infinix Hot 8 Camera:

Infinix features a triple rear camera set up that includes a 13-megapixel main snapper with a f/1.8 lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor plus low light sensor. On the front is an 8-megapixel camera with a f/2.0 lens.

 

As for photo quality, the images captured by a 13-megapixel main camera in daylight turned out to be decent, although colours appeared slightly washed out the photo looks sharp enough on phone's display.

 

The phone does not over saturate the colours of objects and produce natural-looking results.The camera occasionally struggled while locking focus on close range. Indoor photos, especially in low light conditions, looked grainy with minimal sharpness.

 

In fact, it is not surprising that the luxury of night mode is not available in the phone of this price range.

 

The shots of an 8-megapixel front camera can be described as average, which can be posted on social media but if you are looking for details like skin texture than you will be disappointed. Daylight selfies look vibrant, but as for low light selfies t

 

hey are grainy and muted. Hot 8 can record the video up to 1080p, but due to lack of stabilization, there are focusing issues.

Infinix Hot 8 performance and battery life:

The processor of this mobile is a delicate performer as long as you stick to basics such as web browsing, social media and basic productivity. But the phone's performance starts to dribble when more than ten apps or games are running at a time, multitasking is very slothful until you receive and update. To be honest, the processor will not pacify user who switches between multiple apps frequently, heavier apps and games take some time to load but maybe the phone is not meant for PUBG or Asphalt 9. Although the phone does not heats up when playing games and serves you fine for day-to-day tasks.

 

Battery life is the phone's one of the strongest attributes. Phone's 5000mAh easily contributes to 24-hour usage with casual gaming, web browsing, social media, music or internet connectivity.

Infinix hot 8 Review (Final Verdict):

In this Infinix hot 8 review we rank it 3.8 stars out of 5.

The Infinix hot 8 offers proficient hardware, especially for such a cheap price of PKR18500. However, despite 4GB ram the phone struggles while multitasking.

 

The performance of the phone is decent, provided you are not playing heavy games, if the camera output is your main concern then this can be a satisfying handset.

If you are looking for budget-all rounder that won't lag frequently, Realme3i, Redme 7 and Honour 8C are alternative options too.

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