We’ve also looked at the Infinix Note 7 and the Hot 10. Both of them were decent budget phones with good value for money. Today, I’m using the Infinix Note 8. This computer has some useful enhancements, such as a 64-megapixel sensor and a large touchscreen. Is it, however, better than the POCO M3 or the Samsung Galaxy M12, which are two of the best budget phones on the market right now? So, in this Infinix Note 8 analysis, we’ll find out.
|Body||6.90 x 3.10 x 0.35 inches, 206 gm|
|Display||6.95-inches IPS LCD panel, 258 PPI, Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|Resolution||HD+ (1640 x 720 pixels)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio G80 (12nm Mobile Platform)|
|CPU||Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)|
|GPU||Arm Mali-G52 MC2|
|Memory||6GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable)|
|Software & UI||XOS 10.1 on top of Android 10|
|Audio||3.5mm headphone jack, Loudspeaker|
|Security||Side-mounted fingerprint sensor|
|Connectivity||Dual-SIM (Nano), WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual-band), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS / A-GPS, USB Type-C, 4G|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Gyro, E-compass, Light, Proximity|
|Battery||5200mAh with 18W fast charging|
|Color options||Gray, Blue, Green|
|Price in Nepal||N/A (not launched yet)|
To begin with, the Note 8 is a very large and wide unit. Despite the fact that it weighs over 206 grams, it does not feel heavy. However, if you have a short palm, you can find it difficult to use this handset.
Aside from the scale, the Infinix Note 8 has a nice look to it. The device’s reflective back is made of polycarbonate. I have the grey color choice, which is very good. Given the phone’s plastic back, it looks and feels premium. However, with a shiny back like this, there is still the risk of fingerprint smudges.
The lock button, which also serves as a fingerprint reader, is located on the right, just below the volume keys. The sensor is very responsive, and I am pleased with it. Anyway, there’s a dual nano-SIM tray with a dedicated microSDX slot on the left side.
The front of the phone has a large 6.95-inch screen with a punch-hole for the dual selfie cameras. On the top hand, there’s even a speaker grill. Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3 protects the display.
The display quality is very decent, considering the fact that it only has an HD resolution. As a result, you’ll have a good time.
Furthermore, by using the unit outside on a sunny day, you can clearly see what’s on the screen with maximum visibility. However, given that rivals like the POCO M3 provide FHD+ resolution and the Galaxy M12 has a 90Hz refresh rate, Infinix can at the very least have a FullHD resolution.
The computer is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
We already know that the Helio G80 is a capable chipset that can accommodate whatever you throw at it—as long as it’s light. I had no trouble doing my normal activities here, such as web surfing, tweeting, and viewing YouTube videos, among other things. Light gaming and multitasking are a win-win situation.
It has two speaker grills, one on top and one on the floor, for audio. The dual speakers perform admirably. The audio is clear and audible, but I did note some slight distortion at maximum volume.
- At the back, there’s a gimmicky quad-camera rig (64MP primary, 2MP macro, 2MP depth, AI lens)
- Selfie cameras with two lenses (16MP primary, 2MP portrait)
The battery life is a major selling point for this one, just as it is for the Note 7. The battery on the Note 8 is 5200mAh and supports 18W quick charging. This time via a USB C connector. I was able to get around a day and a half of battery backup with a full battery and mild usage. So far, I’m very impressed with this one’s battery life.