Infinix Hot 8 Lite is an entry-level device that was recently launched by Infinix Mobile. It is the latest smartphone in the Hot series and is packed with amazing features. Most of its features are similar to its predecessors, except for the processor. It has enough internal storage for all your documents, images, and videos. It is available in both online and offline stores in Nigeria.
The device has a stylish design. The large screen is an amazing feature as it allows you to use the phone for watching videos and playing games without strain. Infinix Hot 8 Lite price in Nigeria is N32,000. The device was announced and availed for retail in October 2019.
Before you decide whether this device is an option you would consider, check out the device's pros and cons;
- It is affordable and packs amazing specs.
- It has an elegant 6.6-inch HD+ waterdrop display.
- The large screen allows the user to watch videos, movies, and play games comfortably.
- It has an excellent battery life that can go up to 4 days without the need for a recharge.
- It does not support 4G network.
- It does not support wireless charging.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite specs
Here are the Infinix Hot 8 Lite features and specifications;
- Release date: October 2019
- Network technology: GSM/ HSPA
- Dimensions: 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 millimeters (6.50 x 3.00 x 0.34 inches)
- Weight: 175 grams (6.17 oz)
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM)
- Display type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
- Color depth: 16M
- Display size: 6.6 inches, (83.5% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels (266 PPI density)
- Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo -Go edition
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6580
- CPU: Quad-core 1.3 GHz
- Internal memory: 32 GB & 2 GB RAM
- External memory: MicroSD (capacity of of up to 128 GB)
- Main camera: Dual 8-megapixel, f/1.8, PDAF, QVGA
- Features: Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Video resolution: 1080@30fps
- Selfie camera: 8 MP with LED flash
- Sound: Loudspeaker, 3.5 mm jack available, Dirac sound
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- Network: 2G, 3G (4G unavailable)
- WLAN: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n
- USB: MicroUSB 2.0
- Sensors: Rear-mounted fingerprint, accelerometer, compass, proximity
- Battery: 5000 mAh non-removable battery
- Colors: Cosmic Purple, Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black & Shark Grey
Check out the phone's hardware details;
The device comes with an elegant design, made with a plastic back. It is a large device with measurements of 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm and weighs 175 g. The back is made of premium plastic that has a glassy effect. It features a single color varied with light intensity and a diagonal line running from the top to bottom. Infinix Hot 8 Lite all colours are Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey, and Midnight Black.
The phone comes with a 6.6-inch HD + waterdrop display. It has an IP LCD capacitive touchscreen with a color depth of 16M. It has narrow bezels, thus offering an impressive 83.5 % screen-to-body ratio. This allows you to watch videos and play games at a much larger frame. It has a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels and a 266-pixel density. With an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a brightness of up to 450 nits, your graphics and images appear bright and sharp.
Processor and storage
This phone model runs on a Quad-core 1.3 GHz processing unit and a Mediatek MT6580 chipset. For storage purposes, it comes with a 32 GB / 2 GB internal memory. It also has a dedicated slot for your microSD (up to 128 GB).
Infinix Hot 8 Lite battery is one of the most impressive features of this model. Its 5000 mAh non-removable battery can last you up to 4 days and 23 hours talk time without recharging it. It also features a battery lab adopting AI intelligence feature, which optimizes power conservation. It takes approximately 3 hours until full charge as it does not come with a fast charger.
Speaker & call quality
The speakers, located on the lower side of the device, are enhanced with the DIRAC mode to offer you rich and clear sound. You can also sync several devices together for a converged immersive sound. Through the 3.5 mm audio jack, you can connect your headphones and other external audio devices. The call quality is also good.
What software features does the device come with?
OS and features
The device runs on Android 8.1 (Go edition). The Infinix Hot 8 Lite android version is supported with the XOS 5.0 Cheetah.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite camera, video and image quality
This gadget comes packed with a dual 8 MP rear camera and a QVGA (low light sensor). The camera has an f/1.8 aperture, enhanced with the PDAF feature. Pictures taken have impressive detail and sharpness thanks to the infused AI software technology. The 8 MP selfie camera with LED flash takes decent portraits, especially in daylight. The video resolution is 1080@30fps.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite review
Those who have used the phone have had different opinions. Check out some of those left in the YouTube comment section;
- All in one channel: extraordinary mobile in this price…Infinix you beauty
- Akhaq Hussain: This phone may give a very tough time to other companies
- Ruth: Infinix hot 8 lite is the worse phone ever, no snapchat always records slow so bad
- Zain Ranja: Wow.. seems awesome. Just the processor is down. I really wished that they improved the processor with a bit of price raise of course
- Top10wonder: Good specs but processor!!!
Infinix Hot 8 Lite accessories
You will get the following when you unbox the device:
- User manual
- Charger (power adapter)
- USB cable
- Sim ejection tool
- Silicon back case
- A pair of earphones
Based on its features, the device is quite decent for its price range. It is an affordable device that performs quite well and with enough storage. For a better processor, one might want to consider the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.
The Infinix Hot 8 Lite is a low budget device with impressive features. It has a big and elegant display with enough storage, and that might be a reason for you to buy the device. However, its performance is a bit disappointing.