Infinix Hot 8 Hands-on: Hot and Powerful!

If you love holding a smartphone and owning it to yourself, it is on a rare occasion that an Infinix device betrays on this. And when it comes to the Infinix Hot series, the whole scenario is a lot more interesting. We’ve had the Infinix Hot 8 for quite a while, and for as much time we spent with it, the bond kept growing.

Let’s take a view of what this whole new Hot package has to offer.


If you read through our first impressions of this phone, you should have noted the fact that the Hot 8 comes in a very different look from what the Hot 7 looked to offer. You can visibly spot the difference on first sight and it gives you so many reasons to upgrade.

Like most of the smartphones on the market of late, the new Hot phone is slim and light, yet with a wide screen and beautiful back on it. Infinix does a lot of upgrades on the Hot 8 and gives it a whole new bright look that keeps you wanting more of it.


The display of the Infinix Hot 8 is undoubtedly a favorite aspect of the device. The large, 6.6-inch AMOLED display is really a joy to look at thanks to its high resolution and, most of all, the knowledge that you can employ this for gaming and video watching.

infinix hot 8

The competition, on this one, is really left behind and given homework to do as a shift from the ‘traditional’ 6.2-inch displays to the bigger 6.6-inch screen is an innovation worth the notice.

Performance and Memory

The Hot 8 comes with Android 10 right out of the box alongside XOS 5 Cheetah. With a MediaTek MT6761 on board, the device is an improvement over the Hot 7 in terms of performance. This can be attributed to the new chipset and upgrade from the Mediatek MT6580 as well as an improvement from the Quad-core 1.3 GHz speeds to 2.0 GHz.

Memory-wise, the Infinix Hot 8 is available with either 2 or 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of internal storage respectively. That’s a good amount of storage, especially considering the price tag of the device.


Every new Infinix release comes with an improvement in the camera set up and the Hot 8 came in as a cool triple camera phone.

The phone’s camera setup is an advancement from the dual array on the Hot 7, with significant differences. It comes in the following setup:

– 13MP main camera,  f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF
– 2MP depth sensor
– QVGA low light sensor

infinix hot 8 camera

The selfie camera is equally good. An 8 MP sensor on front is not a bad one, especially with improvements to enable wide angle shots, though we expected the Hot 8 to come with a more improved sensor.

Infinix Hot 8 Battery

The Infinix Hot 7 had an amazing 4,000mAh battery on it. The Hot 8 beats this with an impressive 5,000mAh and it doesn’t get any better than this. We ran a number of tests on the phone, and it lasted for nearly more than a day of extensive browsing, watching videos, and gaming after a full charge.

When it comes to charging, the Hot 8 is charges to 50% in around 40 minutes, while the full charge takes a bit over an hour. This ranks it among those really fast charging phones on the market today.


You have all the reasons to spend your savings on an upgrade in form of the Infinix Hot 8. Much of the specifications to it are an improvement from the Hot 7 released earlier this year and it is no doubt, the phone is Hotter.

Infinix Hot 8 Specifications

Display: 6.6-inch HD+ Drop Notch
Front Camera: 8 MP FF with Flash Light
Rear Camera: 13 MP + 2 MP + QVGA AI triple camera with quad-flash light
OS: Android 9.0 Pie along XOS Cheetah v5.0.2
Network: 4G/3G/2G
Internal Storage: 32 GB
Processor: MT6761
Battery: 5000mAh

Infinix Hot 8 price and where to buy

You can get yourself the Hot 8 from branded Infinix Mobile outlets starting at UGX 420,000.

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