Price, Review And Full Specs of the Infinix Hot 8 and Hot 8 Lite.




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Infinix Hot 8 (X650B) Quick Specs.
6.6" HD+ (1600×720) IPS-LCD Notched-Display.
266ppi, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
4G LTE: Yes
Mediatek A22 Chipset.
Android 9 Pie, XOS 5.0.2.
Triple (13MP+2MP+QVGA) Rear Cameras.
8MP Front Camera.
2GB RAM.
32GB Internal Storage.
Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted).
5,000mAh Battery.
Price: Around 39,000 Naira.

Infinix Hot 8 Lite (X650) Quick Specs.
6.6" HD+ (1600×720) IPS-LCD Notched-Display.
266ppi, 20:9 Aspect Ratio.
4G LTE: No.
MT6580P Chipset.
Android 9 Pie (Go Edition), XOS 5.0.2.
Dual (8MP+QVGA) Rear Cameras.
8MP Front Camera.
2GB RAM.
32GB Internal Storage.
Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted).
5,000mAh Battery.
Price: Around 33,000 Naira.

Hot 8 is the latest model of the HOT Series of the Infinix Mobility, and it's the subsequent version of the Infinix Hot 7, which was released early this year. Like the previous Hot phones, Infinix Hot 8 is a premium looking budget smartphone with decent specs. Although Infinix Hot 8 features different design, bigger display and bigger battery capacity, the latest phone still shares basic components such as processor, RAM, ROM, front and back camera lenses with its predecessor.

And, like the previous models, Infinix Hot 8 also comes in differents variants i.e., Infinix Hot Lite (X650), Infinx Hot 8 (X650B) and the better equipped Infinx Hot 8 (X650C). it should be noted that the Infinix Hot 8 (X650C) is refered to as the Infinix Hot 8 in some regions e.g. India market. And compare to the other two variants, Infinix Hot 8 (X650C) comes with a less screen size of 6.52-inch.

NOTE: Infinix Hot 8 does not have 1GB RAM/16GB ROM variant like the infinix Hot 7.

Meanwhile, this quick review is about the Infinix Hot 8 (X650B) and the Infinx Hot 8 Lite (X650)

Infinix Hot 8 vs infinix Hot 8 Lite:
Infinix Infinx Hot 8 (X650B) and 8 Hot Lite (X650) have a lot in common, for instance, both of them features the same 6.6-inch Display, same 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage space. The two phones also have the same 5000mAh battery and the same 8MP Selfie camera.
Despite their identical looks specs, Infinix Hot 8 and the 8 Hot Lite still have a few differences; which are highlighted below:

-Unlike the Infinix Hot 8 that supports 4G (LTE), Infinix Hot 8 Lite only supports 3G.

-The Infinix Hot 8 also offers slightly faster processing speed than the Infinix Hot 8 Lite.

-And while the Infinix Hot 8 is fitted with triple rear camera, Infinix Hot 8 Lite features Dual back camera.

-Also, compare to the 8-megapixel Main back camera of the Infinix Hot 8 Lite, Infinix Hot 8 has a better 13-megapixels Main back camera lens.

Identical Design except for their different Rear cameras set-up:
The selling point of the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite are their bigger notched-screen, classy look and distinct aspect ratio. In details, both of the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite feature the same 6.6-inch Display. The bigger screen also comes with the same Waterdrop screen-notch; which houses the phones' 8-megapixel front-facing camera.

Obviously, the 6.6-inch display of the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite, is on the big side, but because the phones feature 20:9 aspect ratio (instead of the 19.5:9 or 19:9), which makes them to be slightly slender. Therefore, despite their bigger sizes, it's easy to hold and operate the Infinix Hot 8 and Hot 8 Lite with one hand comfortably.

While the fronts of the phones are covered with the 2.5D Glass, their backs are made of the polycarbonate (glass-like material).
The triple back camera of the Infinix Hot 8, and the dual back camera of the Hot 8 Lite, are vertically arranged, along with the Quad Flash, on the back of the phones. Not far from the camera enclosure is the Fingerprint reader, and towards the bottom of the phone is the Infinix branding.

Because of the absence of the Notification LED, both the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite feature Screen Flash; which is embendded on both sides of the screen notch. The hybrid SIM card slot and Tray are located on the left edges of the phones, while the Volume Rockers and Power Button are placed on the right edges. The Phones' speaker, mouthpiece, microUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack are on the bottom edges. And, there is nothing on the top edges of the Infinix Hot 8 and Hot 8 Lite.

Price and Colours:
Both Infinix Hot 8 and Hot 8 Lite are already available, in the market, at the price of 39,000 Naira and 33,000 Naira respectively. And they come in different colours of Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey and Midnight Black. Infinix Infinix Hot 8 and Hot 8 Lite also have the same 8.7mm thickness and the same 179g weight.

Same Mediatek Quad-Core CPU, But Infinix Hot 8 processor Is Better:
Although, both Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite are powered by the MediaTek Quad-Core CPU, Infinix Hot 8 offers a slightly better processing power. In other words, while the Infinix Hot 8 features MT6761 Helio A22 processor, which has clock speeds of up to 2.0GHz, the Infinix Hot 8 Lite is fitted with the MT6580P CPU, which has a maximum clock speed of 1.3GHz.

Infinix Hot 8 also makes use of the PowerVR GE8300 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), which is slightly better than the Mali-400 MP GPU, that comes with the Infinix Hot 8 Lite.

Still, Infinix Mobility equipped both the  Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite with the same 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage space. And their internal storage capacities can be expanded via MicroSD card of up to 128GB.
Though, both phones are preloaded with the Android 9 Pie, but the Infinix Hot 8 Lite is running on the Go Edtion of the O.S. (Operating System). Meanwhile, along with the Android 9 Pie, the phones also feature Infinix XOS Cheetah 5.0.2v.

Same front Camera But Infinix Hot 8 offers much better rear cameras:
Like i mentioned earlier, the Infinix Hot 8 features triple rear camera, while the Infinix Hot 8 Lite comes with a dual back camera.
The triple rear lens of the Infinix Hot 8 are made up of 13-megapixels Main shooter, 2-megapixels Depth sensor, while the third QVGA lens is for the Low light shots.

On the other hand, the Dual back camera of the Infinix Hot 8 Lite comprises 8-megapixels Main camera and the QVGA camera, which is for the Low light shots. Therefore, as a result of its higher megapixels Main camera, Infinix Hot 8 rear cameras will deliver detailed and clearer pictures than those of the Hot 8 Lite. the infinix Hot 8 triple back camera will also deliver accurate Portrait pictures.
NB: Portraits shots blur the background (Bokeh effects) of your picture, in order to make the subject of your picture pops or become prominent.

Meanwhile, Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite are fitted with the same 8-megapixels front facing camera. And it should be recalled that it's the same 8-megapixels selfie camera that came with the Infinix Hot 7. Also, like their predecessors, both of the new phones feature Face Unlock.

Huge 6.6-inch HD+ Display And 20:9 Aspect ratio: 
As smatphones' displays are getting bigger, phone makers keep introducing different screen aspect ratio. And the reason behind this is to ensure that the smartphones can be held and operate with one hand comfortably, unlike the Tabs.
Hence, the need for the bigger 6.6-inch display of the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite to feature another screen aspect ratio of 20:9, instead of the 19:9 or 19.5:9.

Being budget phones, the 6.6-inch IPS-LCD Display of the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite is an HD+ (720p) one. Specifically, the display resolution is 1600x720, instead of the usual 1520x720 (of Tecno Spark 3) or 1500x720 (of Infinix Hot 7).
This changes in resolution is as a result of the phones' bigger screen and distinct 20:9 aspect ratio.

Furthermore, the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite displays are a little less sharper than that of the previous Infinix Hot 7. And it is because the 6.2-inch display of the Hot 7 has a pixel density of 268ppi, while that of the new phones' display is 266ppi. Though, it's obvious that the difference in their displays sharpness is negligible.

Huge 5000mAh Battery Life:
And for the optimum user experience, Infinix-Mobility complements the bigger, 6.6-inch display of the Infinix Hot 8 and Hot 8 Lite with a huge battery life of 5000mAh.
The 5000mAh and the phones' Battery Lab power management,  ensure that the Infinix Hot 8 and the Hot 8 Lite last for a few days on a single charging.
But due to their bigger battery capacities, it might take about three and a half hours to charge charge the phones from 0 to 100%. Though, there are report that there's 2A Fasting Charging option for the Infinix Hot 8.


Maker
Infinix Mobility.
Name
Hot 8 (X650B).
Hot 8 Lite (X650).
Year Announced
Oct. 2019
Oct. 2019.
Weight
179g
179g
Thickness
8.7mm
8.7mm
Colour
Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey and Midnight Black
Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey and Midnight Black
DISPLAY
Screen Type
 IPS-LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
IPS-LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
Screen & Resolution
6.6-inch,  HD+ (1600x720 pixels)
6.6-inch,  HD+ (1600x720 pixels)
Aspect Ratio & Pixel Density
20:9, (266ppi)
20:9, (266ppi)
Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D
Corning Gorilla Glass 2.5D
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
Chipset
Mediatek Helio A22
Mediatek MT6580P
Processor
2.0GHz, Quad-Core
1.3GHz, Quad-Core
GPU
PowerVR GE8300.
Mali-400 MP.
RAM
2GB
2GB
ROM
32GB
32GB
Micro-SD Card
Up to 128GB.
Up to 128GB.
Operating System
Android 9 Pie, XOS v5.5.2.
Android 9 Pie (Go Edition), XOS v5.5.2.
SIM, NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY
SIM
Dual SIM, Nano
Dual SIM, Nano
Network
GSM (2G), HSPA+ (3G) & LTE (4G).
GSM (2G) and HSPA+ (3G).
Connectivity
Micro-USB Connector, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-OTG, Wi-Fi & HotSpots.
Micro-USB Connector, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-OTG, Wi-Fi & HotSpots.
CAMERA & MULTIMEDIA
Rear Camera
Triple-lens (13MP+2MP+QVGA) AF, With Quad-Flash.
Dual-lens (8MP+QVGA) AF, With Quad-Flash.
Front Camera
Single-lens (8MP), FF/2.0, Dual Screen-Flash.
Single-lens (8MP), FF/2.0, Dual Screen-Flash.
3.5mm Audio Jack
Yes
Yes
Video Formats
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM.
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM.
Audio Formats
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, AMR, MID, MIDI, AWB, FLAC.
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, AMR, MID, MIDI, AWB, FLAC.
BIOMETRICS & SENSORS
Biometric & Sensor/Security
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted), Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted), Face Unlock.
Sensors
G-sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor, Accelerator and Barometer sensor.
G-sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor, Accelerator and Barometer sensor.
BATTERY
Lithium-Ion
5000mAh
5000mAh
Non-Removable
Yes
Yes
Fast-Charging
N/a
N/a.

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