The Infinix Hot 8 Lite (a.k.a Infinix X650) sets a new standard for entry-level devices in Infinix’s Hot series. It is a more capable Infinix smartphone when compared to its predecessors. In this article, we explore the Infinix Hot 8 Lite specs and Price, which will help you make your purchase decision.
Where to Buy Infinix Hot 8 Lite
Infinix Hot 8 Lite Key Specs and Features
- 6.6-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1600 pixels (269 ppi)
- Quad-core Mediatek MT6580P Helio A22
- Android 9 Pie Go Edition
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB Built-in Storage, Supports up to 256GB Memory Card
- 8MP + QVGA Dual Rear Camera
- 8MP Front Camera
- 3G Data
- Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
- Face Unlock
- 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
The Design and Display
Infinx Hot 8 has a design very similar to what we had on the Infinix Hot S4. The design on the Infinix Hot 8 Lite is sort of an upgrade of what we had on the Infinix Hot S4. It is a low-cost phone with a very beautiful design.
Similar to its predecessor the Infinix Hot 7 and also the Infinix HOT S4, the Hot 8 Lite was built with plastic. There is glass up front, plastic on the frame and plastic covering on the rear, that has a gradient look.
The rear of the smartphone is home to a Triple camera system, a camera flash, a fingerprint sensor, Infinix, and Hot branding.
Upfront, there is a notched 6.52 inch IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 and a screen density of 269 PPI.
Comparing the bezels here with that of the Infinix Hot 7 and the Infinix Hot S4, there is a substantial decrease in the size of the bezels.
Purchasing the Infinx Hot 8 Lite, you have the option of choosing either the Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey or Midnight Black color variant.
Compare the cameras on this device to what we had on the Infinix Hot 7 and you immediately notice a lot has changed. Infinix has stepped up the camera hardware on its Hot series smartphones.
The Infinix Hot 8 Lite features a dual-camera system. This is geared towards making photos a whole lot better, leaving you with more options for taking awesome photos.
The Triple rear camera system is home to a 8MP wide-angle camera and a QVGA camera with a low light sensor that helps in taking low light photos.
This rear camera system is equipped with quad-flash to take photos in low-light conditions brighter. This rear camera system lets users take photos in HDR as well as a panorama. Video here tops at 1080p at 30fps.
Upfront, it features an 8MP selfie camera. This camera lets you shoot with beauty mode and HDR.
Hardware and Software
The suffix ‘LITE‘ at the end of its name speaks a lot. A Lite smartphone isn’t meant to offer high performance. In most cases, Lite smartphones are lower variants of the standard model of a smartphone.
Comparing the Infinix Hot 8 Lite to other Lite smartphones released in the Hot series of the past, we quickly observe that Infinix phones have been stepped up a notch.
In the past Infinix Lite smartphones featured 1GB RAM and watered-down specs of the standard device, but things get different from the Infinix Hot 8 Lite.
It features a Quad-core Mediatek MT6580P Helio A22 processor clocked at 1.3GHz.
The smartphone also features 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, with support for Micro-SD expansion up to 128GB. In this low-cost smartphone, you also get a humongous 5000MAH battery.
On the software side, the Infinix Hot 8 Lite runs the XOS 5.0 user interface on top of the Android 9 Pie Go Edition.
The Infinix Hot 8 Lite features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a version 2.0 Micro-USB port, dual-band wifi, Bluetooth 5.0 and NFC (Near Field Connection).
The Infinix Hot 8 Lite is not 4G enabled device. For 4G you have to go for the Infinix Hot 8.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite Price and Availability
The Infinix Hot 8 Lite price in Nigeria starts around 43,990 Naira. Price in Kenya starts at KSh 10,999. In Ghana, the price starts at GHS 503.
Infinix Hot 8 is nolonger available as brand new models, you can most likely find only used and refurbished models. The model have since been replaced by the likes of the Infinix Hot 10, Hot 10 Play, and Infinix Hot 10T.
Infinix Hot 8 Lite Specs
Here are a few specs of the Infinix Hot 8 Lite:
- Platform: Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS 5.0
- Processor: 1.3GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6580 Helio A22
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey, Midnight Black
- Dimension: 165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm
- Weight: 179 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 6.6 inch IPS Display, 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio (~269 PPI density)
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 13MP (wide) F/1.8 + QVGA (low light) Dual Camera,
- Rear Camera Features: Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR, 1080p@30fps Video
- Front Camera: 8 MP Camera, LED Flash, Beauty Mode
- Built-in Storage: 32GB
- Memory Card Support: up to 256GB microSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- 5G: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- 5G: No
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes, Micro-USB (USB 2.0)
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: Yes
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes, Dirac Sound
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes ( Rear Mounted)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 5000 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: –