Infinix has launched a slew of affordable phones in recent months, packing features such as triple rear cameras in models that cost as little as N43,000. The company’s latest offering, the Infinix Hot 8, is no different.
It has a fresh gradient design on its rear panel and borrows from its siblings, elements such as triple rear cameras, an entry-level MediaTek processor, and a large battery. Is that strategy enough to make the Infinix Hot 8 a phone we can recommend, especially over well-received options from iPhone, Samsung and Techno? Let us find out.
Infinix Hot 8 Design
From the front, the Infinix Hot 8 could be confused for one of several generic-looking budget Android phones with waterdrop notches. The earpiece is located just above the notch, and a little to the left, one can find the soft LED flash strip that only becomes visible when the screen is turned on.
It also lights up when the phone is being charged but doesn’t function as a notification light. Infinix Hot 8’s build quality and performance are underwhelming.
The XOS 5.0 has a tonne of bloatware and needs a lot of refinement while the Infinix hot 8’s battery easily lasts more than a day with regular battery usage.
The back is where Infinix has tried to give some identity to its new phone. The rear panel of the phone has a peacock blue shade in the upper region, which gradually fades into black going downwards.
The glossy surface has a glittery finish that also covers the fingerprint sensor. Infinix offers the phone in a Cosmic Purple colour option too, which simply swaps the blue in favour of a dark purple shade.