The Infinix Note 8 is the successor to the Infinix Note 7. It features a 6.95-inch display, a gaming-centric chipset, AI quad cameras, a large battery, and fast charging support, all for about N99,000 in Nigeria. Here’s a review of this incredibly tempting smartphone. Read on as we explore the Infinix Note 8 review and full specification.
Design and Display
There are three color variants to choose from: teal, grey and blue. The entire frame is made of plastic, however, it is finely designed and the plastic cover is not made obvious. At the back, there’s the rectangular camera bump that houses the quad-camera setup, a quad-LED flash, and the Infinix logo at the bottom.
On the right side, there’s a power button, fingerprint sensor, and volume button. On the left houses the dual-SIM tray and a microSD card slot. The type C charging port is located at the bottom with the microphone, headphone jack, and speaker grille.
The screen is a massive 6.95? LCD that makes the front of the phone look like it is entirely made of the screen because of the near bezel-less design. The 16MP selfie camera and a depth sensor are located at the top left corner of the screen.
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The screen has a 20:5:9 aspect ratio and a peak brightness of 480 nits and an HD+ 720×1640 20.5:9 resolution with a 258ppi pixel density which is quite okay for a budget smartphone. The display is not topnotch but the size makes it great for streaming movies and gaming.
Software and Performance
The Infinix Note 8 is powered by the octa-core MediaTek Helio G80 processor backed by the ARM Mali G52 MP2 GPU. It has a memory configuration of 6GB RAM, 128GB of storage. There’s plenty of room for a lot of apps, games, photos, and files on the device.
It runs Infinix’s XOS7.1 software and Android 10 which offers users a fast and fluid experience while navigating the interface. It also has compatibility with a wide range of applications on the Google play store.
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With the Note 8, there are hardly any lags even with heavy usage and multi-tasking. Users can easily enjoy gaming with this device because of the huge screen, loud dual-speakers, and the gaming-centered Helio G80. The device also packs an amazing 5,200mAh battery.
There’s a quad-camera setup on the Note 8: 64MP main camera, a 2MP depth, 2MP macro, and 2MP AI lens. The AI lens features real-time eye-tracking which keeps objects sharp. There’s also a 16MP dual selfie camera. The camera also features video enhancement, portrait mode, and ultra night mode for excellent night-time shots.
Videos can be recorded at 1440p@30fps with the main camera. Overall the Note 8 produces very decent shots. Although, the quality can be disappointing; the pictures can be dull in low light but there are LED flashlights to cover for that.
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The selfie cameras take good shots and the main cameras are also good even with their inconsistency, it is impressive for a budget smartphone.
Packed with the big 5,200mAh battery and an 18W dual-engine fast-charging, there’s enough battery life to last more than a day even with heavy usage. The Note 8 lasts two days with heavy usage and with the ultra-saving mode; the battery life can further be expanded by turning all functions except the necessary ones. With the 18W charger, it takes about two hours to juice the phone from zero to 100%.
Infinix Note 8 Full Specifications
|Model||Infinix Note 8|
|Released||October 15, 2020|
|Dimensions||175.3 x 78.8 x 9 mm|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Resolution||720 x 1640 pixels|
|Display Colors||16M Colors|
|Pixel Density||258 PPI (pixels per inch)|
|Touch Screen||Capacitive touchscreen|
|Display Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 + 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|RAM (Memory)||6 GB|
|Internal Storage||128 GB|
|Memory Card Slot||microSDXC (dedicated slot)|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Operating System||Android 10 + XOS 7.1|
|Rear Camera||64 MP (wide) + 2 MP (macro) + 2 MP (depth) + 2 MP|
|Flash||Quad-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Front Camera||16 MP + 2 MP, (depth)|
|Dual SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Wi-fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Capacity||Li-Po 5200 mAh + Fast charging 18W|
|4G LTE||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 41 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 38, 40, 41 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28|
|5G NR Bands||No|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps|
wrapping up: There you have it – you have just being brushed through the Infinix Note 8 review and full specifications. Do well to let us know in the comment section, if you will be making it your daily driver.