2019 was a busy year for Infinix as quite a number of new products were on the increase in production and they all came with a pocket-friendly kind of budget because Infinix display some of the cheapest prices for mobile devices in Nigeria. One of such products in 2019 was Infinix Hot 8 Lite, launched in October.
The “Lite” at the back shows that it is a lower variant of the standard model of the phone -Infinix Hot 8 – hence, it can only deliver lower performance. It further, therefore, implies that it can only be compared to other lite products produced by Infinix in the past.
The phone is a member of the Hot series which started in 2014. Since the inception of Hot Series, Infinix has been known for releasing products with better features than its predecessors. With a big battery and a large screen display, Hot 8 Lite was produced with the aim of availing the young the opportunity of exploring the cyber world and enjoying the groove of entertainment with an affordable smartphone. Infinix Hot 8 Lite price in Nigeria on a direct conversion is said to be ₦32,000. However, with tax and exchange rates involved, it is way higher than the direct conversion.
- Infinix Hot 7 (launched January 2019)
- Infinix Hot 7 Pro (launched March 2019)
Unlike its predecessor which has a rectangular notch at the top front, Infinix Hot 8 Lite has a dewdrop notch at the top which houses its selfie camera.
The Hot 8 Lite is not as prettily sleek as costlier products of Infinix but considering the amount, it is quite the best anyone can get. The body is made of plastic, yet, it has a polished and gradient finish.
The speaker (with Dirac sound), micro-USB port and a 3.5mm audio jack are placed at the bottom panel just like its standard version, while the rectangular-shaped fingerprint scanner is seated at the back. The rear dual-camera are arranged vertically with its quad-LED flash
On the right side of the phone lies the volume rockers and the power on/off button while on the left side, lies the dual-SIM and microSD card tray, with the top of the phone having the call speaker.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite sports a 6.6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen of 720×1,600 for its screen resolution with a density of 266ppi. It also has a screen ratio of 20:9 and a screen-to-body ratio of 83.5%. If features 450 nits for its brightness which makes easily accessible while outdoors.
It also has its fingerprint scanner mounted at the rear beside its dual-camera. It has a dimension of 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm and a weight of 175 grams.
On the rear, Infinix Hot 8 Lite has a protruded dual-camera of 8MP each and a QVGA. It also has an aperture of f/1.8 amplified by PDAF attribute and a quad-LED flash. Images captured will be very detailed and sharp even under a low light condition due to the adopted AI software technology.
On the selfie camera, it adopted an 8MP shooter with an LED flash that allows you to snap with beauty mode and HDR.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite is powered by a non-removable, Li-Polymer battery of 5000 mAh. This is 20% longevity more than its predecessor and also the reason behind its heaviness. It has no fast charging or wireless charging ability.
It was announced by Infinix Mobility during its launch that it can last up to 4 days under a light usage without having to charge it. However, under heavy usage, it can exceed 24 hours.
Memory and Connectivity
Infinix Hot 8 Lite boasts of 2GB RAM with 32GB for its internal memory space, with an external microSD card support of up to 128GB.
It does not support 4G LTE and that’s to stress more fact that it is a lite version. However, it supports 3G and EDGE. It also supports WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth (v5.0), 3.5 mm audio jack, and micro-USB port.
Hardware and Software
Unlike the previous Lite smartphones produced by Infinix, Hot 8 Lite seems to have topnotch specifications which are not so far from its standard version.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite sports Mediatek MT6580 Helio A22 chipset with a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. It has PowerVR GE8320 GPU installed in its makeup which makes it faster than its predecessor.
Hot 8 Lite sports the Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) together with XOS 5.0 (Cheetah) in the software.
The XOS 5.0 Cheetah is a light skin which makes a Smart Bar option where you can without much stress access up to nine applications and three tools.
The XOS comes with XTheme which houses some stunning themes and wallpapers to create more adorable the User Interface (UI).
Infinix Hot 8 Lite was produced in 4 different shades of colour; Midnight Black, Shark Grey, Quetzal Cyan and Cosmic Purple.
Other Specs and Features of Infinix Hot 8 Lite
- Dual nano-SIM
- FM Radio
- Image & Video Editor
- Document Viewer & Editor
- Proximity and Compass Sensor
Infinix Hot 8 Lite Current Price in Nigeria
The phone’s price in Nigeria has not really reduced since it was launched. As a matter of fact, many retail stores now have them out of stock because it got sold out quickly (less than 4 months since its launch). That’s how trendy Infinix products get in Nigeria.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite price on Jumia, Nigeria is ₦35,500 with just one stock presently left unsold.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite price on Konga depends on the variant you’re going for. Konga sells a rare upgraded version that fast charges and uses Android 9.0 Pie for ₦37,500 and the regular ones between ₦34,000 and ₦35,500.
SLOT, Nigeria has limited products of Hot 8 Lite left. However, the sell them out at the cheapest rates for an online store. You can purchase it for ₦32,500 on SLOT.
The UK/fairly used of the phone is not very common, however, it can be gotten from those that love to change their smartphones according to the latest trend.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite price on Jiji can be gotten for as low as ₦30,000 depending on the seller.