The problem with most budget-friendly phones is that they aren’t always feature-laden; in other words affordable smartphones tend to compromise on certain features that you may actually need.
With the Infinix Note 8, you no longer need to compromise on great features when you are cash-strapped for a new smartphone, because it even comes with certain bells and whistles even certain premium phones do not. Let’s find out why.
Large 6.95″ Infinity-O Display and Dual Speakers
The Infinix Note 8 sports a 6.95-inch Infinity-O display, which is the largest display offered on a phone of the same class; this lets you enjoy watching movies, or even offer you a big canvas to view your e-mails on.
Furthermore, the 20.5:9 aspect ratio means widescreen content will fit better thanks to thinner black bars, so that you can enjoy watching videos as if you were in a cinema.
Additionally, the phone sports stereo loudspeakers with DTS surround so that you don’t need to connect to an external speaker. Now that’s a cinema that you can fit right in your pockets.
Work and Play Smoothly with the Helio G80 SoC
Powering the Infinix Note 8 is the Helio G80 SoC, this is a gaming centric chipset that offers a smooth mobile gaming experience on mid-range smartphones. It performs relatively better than the Snapdragon 665 chipset, which is a chip still frequently used on many mid-range phones today.
In fact, the Helio G80 SoC is so powerful that the Infinix Note 8 makes full use of it with the Thunder Back Mode feature that lets you run two apps at the same time – talk about true multitasking on a mid-range smartphone.
Six intelligent cameras and powerful imaging software
The Infinix Note 8 features a total of six camera lenses that intelligently capture beautiful photos with a single tap of the shutter button. The main camera can snap 64MP pictures, or even shoot pixel-binned 16MP photos for brighter images in low light conditions.
Alongside the main lens are a portrait and AI lens that intelligently applies beautiful bokeh effects on portraits. It also identifies scenes for the best color reproduction in photos, while a macro lens is also present to get you up close with your subject matter.
Taking selfies couldn’t be better with the phone’s dual front cameras, which takes 16MP photos. The main lens is assisted by the portrait lens to produce a professional bokeh shots; results are almost as if it was taken by a mirrorless camera. To top it off is the AI Beauty feature that helps remove imperfections on your skin.
Furthermore, the Infinix Note 8’s camera software packs a bunch of useful shooting modes that you don’t usually find on other mid-range phones – think converting a picture into a document with the AI Document 2.0 mode, Ultra Night Mode 2.0 for brighter and detailed low light shots, and 1440p video recording at 30fps with support for Super Steady video.
Large battery that lasts long and charges fast
Be it work or play, the Infinix Note 8 easily gets you through the day with a large 5,200mAh battery that incorporates its Power Marathon Tech, which intelligently learns your usage patterns and prolongs your battery life so that you get the most out of every charge.
The Infinix Note 8 charges fast over USB-C with 18W of power using a dual charge engine. Unlike other mid-range phones, this lets the phone remain cool while being charged, enhancing the lifespan of the battery for up to 3 years.
XOS – Clean, secure and feature-packed
The Infinix Note 8 runs on XOS 7.1 based on Android 10 – what you’re getting is a clean and easy-to-use UI. It even has new tools such as Xclone and Xnote 4.0. The former lets you clone your important apps like Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, so if you have personal and business accounts, you can easily separate them using Xclone.
If you enjoy taking notes, you can also use the Xnote 4.0 that now comes with several new features. For example, you can circle and select certain characters via circle identification to be modified, or even insert pictures into your notes when necessary.
Sounds great! How much does it cost?
Now isn’t the Infinix Note 8 a great value smartphone that everyone can own? If you’re convinced, the phone retails at RM649 in Malaysia. But to sweeten the deal, there will be a flash sale happening this 30 April on Infinix’s Shopee store, where you can snag a unit for yourself at an even lower price!
This article is sponsored by Infinix