The Infinix Hot 8 price in Kenya is Ksh 15,400 for the 64GB/4GB variant. Hot 8 is an affordable Infinix smartphone featuring 64GB Internal Memory, 6GB RAM, a 6.6-inch HD Waterdrop Display, a 13MP Tripple Rear Camera, and a 5000mAh Battery with 2A fast charging ability.
And just as expected, Infinix has bumped up the features of the new smartphone, making it more attractive than its immediate predecessor, the Infinix Hot 7.
At Biashara Place, we reveal the finest details behind the hyping that comes with the new Infinix Hot 8, its price in Kenya, and the selling features.
To get us started, below are the main features of the Infinix Hot 8 smartphone, now available in Kenya.
A 6.6″ HD Waterdrop Display
Infinix is undeniably focused on enhancing the smartphone experience for people who like watching videos or playing games.
For this reason, Hot 8 has a bumped-up screen size of 6.5 inches, as compared to Hot 7’s 6.2 inches.
In other words, Infinix is continually working on eliminating the unpleasant experience of spending several hours every day with your eyes fixed on a tiny screen.
Apart from the screen size, the new Infinix Hot 8 Waterdrop Display also features an impressive resolution and brightness, all at an affordable price in Kenya.
The display is of the LCD type, with good contrast, rich hues, deeper black levels, and wide viewing angles.
(The LCD type of display used on Infinix Hot 8 is the most used type for mid-range smartphones available at the same price range in Kenya).
The display has good brightness levels for videos, games and is readable under direct sunlight.
A 5,000mAh Large Battery
A battery rating of 4,000mAh serves normal android phone users just fine.
Well, the new Infinix Hot 8 offers more than that, with a 5,000mAh large battery that enhances your entertainment experience.
This earns Infinix Hot 8 its rightful place among other reliable mid-range smartphones selling at a below 20k price in Kenya.
A large battery capacity is definitely great news to people who travel a lot and still need to stream their favorite movies, listen to music, and capture the best moments without the need for a recharge.
The large battery also makes it possible to browse the internet with 4G speeds for several hours after a single recharge.
What more? The Infinix Hot 8 maintains the fast-charge technology, which allows you to charge your battery within a short period of time.
The new phablet also promises the use of AI intelligence to monitor, learn and use a user’s smartphone habits to save on power by margins close to 10%.
2.0 GHz Octa-Core Processor
In efforts to facilitate faster open times for apps, smoother gameplay, and quicker photo editing, the new Infinix Hot 8 has a bumped Octa-Core processor.
The processor boasts of 2.0 GHz speeds, up from the 1.3 GHz Quad-Core processor that powered the Infinix Hot 7.
Are you are looking for an affordable smartphone for heavy tasks such as photo/video editing, playing heavy games, and streaming videos? If so, consider adding Infinix Hot 8 to your preference list.
Infinix Hot 8 is powered by a MediaTek processor, which are is not as fast as the highly-rated Qualcomm, Snapdragon and Huawei’s Kirin processor types.
Generally, the Infinix Hot 8 processor offers good overall performance, and you don’t expect any lag even when playing the most demanding games.
Triple Rear Camera
Apart from the additional dedicated low light sensor, the new Infinix Hot 8 comes with the same camera features as its predecessor, the Infinix Hot 7.
The phablet features a 13MP main camera with a 2MP depth sensor and an 8MP selfie camera.
Of course, there is a lot of hype surrounding smartphone cameras with companies trying to outdo each other with megapixels.
You however need to look beyond and if possible behind these hypes. Be careful to note that more megapixels alone will not give you better images.
For instance, the new Infinix Hot 8 boasts of an extended capturing angle that enhances the quality of your pictures.
The 13MP main camera is enhanced with an autofocus function, a Quad flash, and artificial intelligence capabilities to capture more beautiful images.
If you are looking for a pocket-friendly smartphone in Kenya to capture all those memorable moments in pictures and videos, Infinix Hot 8 may be the best deal.
2GB RAM, 32GB Internal Memory
You realize that Infinix Hot 8 features 2GB of RAM, up from its predecessor’s 1GB RAM.
Coupled with the improved processor speed, this implies an improvement on the speed of the phone and its ease of operation.
The company must have realized that 1GB is no longer an attractive RAM value among modern-day smartphone users.
In fact, heavy smartphone users are looking for smartphones with at least 4GB RAM.
Infinix also doubled the internal memory for the latest smartphone from 16GB to 32GB.
This must have been informed by the growing user needs, especially the need to accommodate more apps and games, some of which easily occupy more than 1GB of storage.
Of course, the new operating system requires slightly more storage space. More memory also means more space for apps, videos, photos and songs that you want to store on the phone.
The smartphone retains its predecessor’s ability to accommodate additional storage up to 128GB.
It’s however important to always remember that apps stored and run from memory cards tend to be slower.
Simply said, heavy gamers may have a hard time coping with the 32GB internal memory that Hot 8 offers.
Infinix Hot 8 Features & Price in Kenya
|Release Date||September 4, 2019|
|Price in Kenya||11,000 – 12,500|
|Sim Size||Nano + Nano SIM|
|Sim Type||Dual Sim, GSM+GSM|
|Type||Color IPS screen (16M)|
|Touch||Yes, with Multitouch|
|Size||6.52 inches, 720 x 1600 pixels|
|Screen to Body Ratio||~ 90.3%|
|Features||2.5D Glass, Read Mode, Eye Care Mode|
|Notch||Yes, Water Drop Notch|
Design & Memory
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 256 GB|
|Dimensions||165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm|
|OS||Android v9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P22|
|CPU||2 GHz, Octa-Core Processor|
|Core Details||4×2.4 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||IMG PowerVR GE8320|
|Browser||Yes, supports HTML5|
|Rear Camera||13 MP f/1.8 (Main)|
2 MP (Depth Sensor)
(Low light Sensor) with autofocus
|Features||Digital Zoom, Custom Bokeh, AI HDR, AI Beauty, Panorama|
|Video Recording||1080p @ 30fps FHD|
|Flash||Yes, Quad LED|
|Front Camera||8 MP f/2|
|Front Video Recording||1080p @ 30fps FHD|
|Size||5000 mAh, Li-ion Battery|
|Standby Time||35 Days|
|Music||AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced, OGG Vorbis, WAV,MP3, Midi|
|Video||H.264, H.263, MPEG-4|
|GPS||Yes with A-GPS|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Yes, Rear|
|Sensors||G-sensor, Proximity, Light, Compass|
|3.5mm Headphone Jack||Yes|
|Other Features||Ignite Photo Editor, Read Mode, Multi-window, Bike Mode, Game Boost, Smart Panel|
Infinix Hot 8 Advantages
|Beautiful Images||Infinix Hot 8 has a Triple rear camera with a Quad Flash and enhanced blur, zoom, and AI technology hence produces beautiful images, all at such a pocket-friendly price in Kenya|
|High-Resolution Screen||Enjoy Superior picture quality on the wide Infinix Hot 8’s 6.6″ screen, convenient for movies and gaming tasks.|
|High-Resolution Camera||Zoom into images easily without sacrificing your picture quality. Enjoy larger output sizes, suitable for large prints and display on high-resolution screens.|
|Large Screen||Enjoy a theatre-like experience that enables you to do more and see more. Make good use of your smartphone for video streaming and productivity apps such as document viewers.|
|Slim||Slimmer phones are easier to carry and look more fashionable.|
|Responsive Touch Screen||The Capacitive, MultiTouch screen offers a more interactive experience.|
|Supports Full HD Video Recording||This gives you a detailed video file that can be comfortably edited. trimmed down or cropped out in a software package elsewhere, without losing the video quality.|
|Selfie Camera||Take Quality Selfies with an 8 MP front camera that supports video calling.|
|Has Fingerprint Sensor||Quickly and safely unlock your phone using your finger. Do you operate in environments where someone could look at your phone as you enter your PIN? Is your smartphone PIN or Pattern at risk of leaking ‘over the shoulder’? The fingerprint sensor is a simple yet effective feature to improve your security.|
|Supports 4G||Enjoy faster download speeds and 10 times faster internet experience than 3G.|
|Faster Octa-Core CPU||Octa-Core means you enjoy the services of 8 CPU cores, which means the ability to carry out several advanced tasks simultaneously without slowing down the smartphone. Faster load times for apps makes the smartphone more capable and efficient.|
|Lots Of RAM||More RAM means your smartphone can handle several applications at the same time. The 4GB RAM ensures that your phone will never run out of memory. It enhances your phone’s multitasking capabilities by facilitating multiple requests from several apps, all at the same time.|
|More Internal Memory||Enjoy the freedom of storing more songs, videos and pictures with the 64GB internal memory, plus the ability to install and run more apps.|
|Supports External Storage||For a seamless entertainment experience, download and store large videos and music files on a memory card of up to 128GB.|
|Supports VoLTE||Make quality voice calls over a 4G network, which are far much better than 2G or 3G voice calls.|
|Supports WiFi||You can connect to wifi hotspots in your area to experience a superior internet experience.|
|Supports WiFi Hotspot||It allows you to use your internet connection on your wifi-enabled laptop.|
|Has Face Unlock||You can quickly unlock your phone using your face.|
|Has A 3.5mm Headphone Jack||Having 3.5mm Jack enables you to connect to a large number of other devices (such as speakers, headphones) having 3.5mm Port.|
Let’s have a few comparative reviews featuring the new Infinix Hot 8 and other smartphones with a similar price range available in Kenya.
Infinix Hot 8 vs. Tecno Camon 11
The Infinix Hot 8 runs on the Android 9 operating system, while the Tecno Camon 11 runs on the older Android 8.1 Oreo.
Both the Tecno Camon 11 and Infinix Hot 8 are powered by a MediaTek processor, just like many other smartphones of a similar price range in Kenya.
The Infinix Hot 8 Processor has 8 cores with speed ratings of 2.0GHz while Tecno Camon 11 has a processor with 4 cores, each with a speed of 2.0GHz.
The Infinix Hot 8 6.6 inches screen is bigger (6.6 vs 6.2). Both are LCDs.
Tecno Camon 11 has a resolution of 1500 × 720 pixels
Infinix Hot 8 has a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels.
RAM and Internal Storage
Tecno Camon 11 comes with 3GB RAM. Infinix Hot 8 comes with 2GB RAM.
32GB Internal memory for Tecno Camon 11, 256GB expansion slot.
32GB internal memory for Infinix Hot 8, 128GB expansion slot.
Tecno Camon 11: 13 + 2 Megapixels main camera, 16 Megapixels selfie camera
Infinix Hot 8: 13 + 2 Megapixels main camera, 8 Megapixels selfie camera
Triple or dual rear camera? Compare other camera features.
Tecno Camon 11 comes with a 3,750mAh non-removable battery.
Infinix Hot 8 comes with a 5,000mAh battery
Explain the mathematics of talk time etc.
|Infinix Hot 8||Tecno Camon 11|
|2.0GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Processor|
|Android 9.0 Pie Operating System|
|6.6” LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels|
|2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 128GB expansion slot|
|13 +2 MP rear camera, 8 MP selfie camera|
|5,000mAh non-removable battery|
|2G, 3G, 4G Networks|
Infinix Hot 8 vs. Oppo F7
The Infinix Hot 8 runs on the Android 9 operating system, while the Oppo F7 runs on the older Android 8.1 Oreo.
Not much to talk about, since no smartphone company has any bragging rights about the Android operating systems.
Newer phones will obviously come with the latest android operating system, of course with some benefits.
Both the Oppo F7 and Infinix Hot 8 are powered by MediaTek Octa-Core processors with speed ratings of 2.0GHz.
If you are running away from tiny smartphone screens, the Infinix Hot 8 may be your best landing point, with a 6.6 inches LCD screen.
This is however only 0.3 inches more than the Oppo F7 LCD screen.
And on matters resolution, Oppo F7 has a quad-HD resolution (2280 x 1080 Pixels), while Infinix Hot 8 is not yet to Full HD resolution (720 x 1600 pixels).
Generally, screens with higher resolution levels are more costly, probably the reason you have to pay more than 10k extra coins to get the Oppo F7.
For this reason, it’s always important to weigh your needs against your budget.
RAM and Internal Storage
If you are running away from the problems that come with smartphones featuring 1GB RAM, you would actually be safer with Oppo F7 than Infinix Hot 8.
Why? Because Oppo F7 comes with 4GB RAM, while Infinix Hot 8 comes with 2GB RAM.
Of course, 2GB is good, but also a good neighbor to your enemy (1GB).
Another advantage of the Oppo F7 over Infinix Hot 8 is the 64GB Internal memory it offers.
I mean, that’s good enough for several Music folders, Movies, and Games to keep you entertained.
Plus the expansion slot will accommodate an extra 256GB.
The new Infinix Hot 8 comes with 32GB internal memory and allows you to expand this by slotting in a micro SD up to a maximum of 128GB.
If you are looking for a smartphone mainly for selfies, then Oppo F7 suits you better than the new Infinix Hot 8.
F7 features a 16 Megapixels main camera and a 24 Megapixels front camera for selfies.
On the other hand, the new Infinix Hot 8 comes with a 13 Megapixels main camera and an 8 Megapixels selfie camera, better than many other smartphones of the same price in Kenya.
8MP for selfies is just fine for any smartphone user unless you are looking for super-quality selfies.
If you are reading this comparative review because you are tired of recharging your smartphone after every 2 hours, then consider courting the new Infinix Hot 8.
Although the battery rating is just part of the story, it’s obvious that a 5,000mAh battery is a real deal.
And that is too far ahead of the 3400mAh that comes with Oppo F7. Again, with such a good screen, one would expect a good battery rating for the Oppo F7.
Reason? The screen’s appetite for power is normally more than that of all the other I/O components combined.
You don’t want to be a slave to power banks, having to carry them even to a nearby shopping center.
In conclusion, always remember that a good smartphone, with a good screen, but with a small battery capacity, is a good suicide rope.
Infinix Hot 8 vs. Oppo F7
|Infinix Hot 8||Oppo F7|
|2.0GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Processor||2.0GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Processor|
|Android 9.0 Pie Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|6.6” LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels||6.3” LCD HD Display, 2280 x 1080 Pixels.|
|2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 128GB micro SD||4GB RAM, 64GB internal memory, 256GB micro SD|
|13 + 2MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera||16MP rear camera, 24MP selfie camera|
|5,000mAh non-removable battery||3,600mAh non-removable battery|
|2G, 3G, 4G Networks||2G, 3G, 4G Networks|
Infinix Hot 8 vs. Huawei Y7 Prime
Of course, there are some benefits that come with a newer android operating system.
These benefits are however not good enough to tilt the scale either way when making smartphone choices.
Both the Huawei Y7 Prime and Infinix Hot 8 are powered by MediaTek Octa-Core processors.
However, the speed ratings are different, with Infinix Hot 8 boasting of 2.0GHz against the 1.4GHz that Huawei Y7 Prime offers.
Ideally, this translates to faster open times for apps and a smoother gaming experience with Infinix Hot 8 smartphones.
However, if your smartphone usage is just normal, with no heavy games or video editing apps, you are less likely to notice the difference.
Probably the reason you are reading this review is that you are tired of small smartphone screens.
And if you are looking for a bigger screen for games and video streaming, you probably will find a good deal in the new Infinix Hot 8.
The reason is that the new Infinix smartphone features a 6.6 inches Waterdrop display.
This is a whole 1.1 inches more than the Huawei Y7 Prime.
The resolution levels for both smartphones are within the same range, 1280 × 720 pixels for Huawei Y7 Prime and 720 x 1600 pixels for the Infinix Hot 8.
RAM and Internal Storage
If you are looking for a smartphone with as much RAM as you can afford, the Huawei Y7 Prime may be a better deal, with 3GB RAM.
Infinix Hot 8 comes with 2GB RAM, though you still have an option of getting the Pro version with 4GB RAM, of course at an additional cost.
Both smartphones have the same 32GB internal memory and an expansion slot that will accommodate a maximum of 128GB.
Comparing the cameras of the two smartphones, the new Infinix Hot 8 scores better than Huawei Y7 Prime.
First, its a Triple rear camera with an extended capturing angle that enhances the quality of your pictures.
Then an autofocus function that enhances the 13MP main camera, a Quad flash and artificial intelligence capabilities to capture more beautiful images. Plus an 8MP selfie camera.
The Huawei Y7 Prime comes with a 13 MP main camera, 8 MP Selfie camera. Of course, megapixels alone will not give you better images.
These additional features such as extended capturing angles and autofocus are things you need to consider before making your final decision.
Nobody wants to keep charging their smartphone every few minutes. Nobody wants to remain tethered at the charging point the whole day.
You are looking for a smartphone that will allow you to do the heaviest tasks like browsing the internet, online chats and gaming, without the need for a recharge.
Although the battery rating is just part of the story, it’s obvious that a 5,000mAh battery is a better deal.
And that’s what you get with the new Infinix Hot 8, still with the fast charge technology, and the use of AI to monitor your habits and save on power.
And that is too far ahead of the 4000mAh that comes with Huawei Y7 Prime.
Infinix Hot 8 vs. Huawei Y7 Prime
Infinix Hot 8
Huawei Y7 Prime
|2.0GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Processor||1.4GHz Octa-Core Mediatek Processor|
|Android 9.0 Pie Operating System||Android 7 Nougat Operating System|
|6.6” LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels||5.5” LCD Display, 1280 × 720 pixels|
|2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 128GB micro SD.||2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 128GB micro SD.|
|13 +2 MP rear camera, 8 MP selfie camera||13MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera|
|5,000mAh non-removable battery||4,000mAh non-removable battery|
|2G, 3G, 4G Networks||2G, 3G, 4G Networks|