New Budget Smartphone: Infinix Smart 8 Plus Arrives

The Infinix Smart 8 Plus, a new budget smartphone, has hit the shelves at DNS stores. While it’s not exactly brand new (apparently it’s been available for a while), it hasn’t gotten much press yet, so let’s take a closer look.

Meet the Family

First, there’s a bit of family resemblance to sort out. The Smart 8 Plus has three siblings:

  • Global Infinix Smart 8: Powered by the Unisoc T606 chipset.
  • “Indian” Infinix Smart 8 HD: Identical to the global Smart 8.
  • Infinix Smart 8 India: Similar in design but different inside. It has a better camera but a much weaker MediaTek Helio G36 processor. However, it shares the same screen and battery as its siblings.

The New Guy: Infinix Smart 8 Plus

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The Smart 8 Plus is basically a copy of the Infinix Smart 8 India, with one key difference: a 20% bigger battery (6000mAh vs. 5000mAh). Charging is a bit faster too, but only at 18W, which isn’t exactly groundbreaking.

Specs and Features

  • Processor: MediaTek Helio G36 (not the most powerful)
  • Memory: 4GB RAM, 128GB storage (expandable with microSD)
  • Screen: 6.6″ IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh rate (low resolution of 720×1612)
  • Cameras: 8MP front, 50MP + depth sensor rear
  • Other features: NFC module, fingerprint scanner

Price and Availability

The Infinix Smart 8 Plus is available now in Russia for ₽10,999 (or around $125). It should be available in African countries soon.

So, should you buy it?

The Infinix Smart 8 Plus is a budget phone with some decent features, like a fair screen, long lasting battery life, and NFC. However, the processor is quite weak, so it might not be the best choice for you if you play heavy graphic games. But if you’re looking for a basic phone for everyday tasks, it could be a good option.

Stephen Ekpa

Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. He has been in the tech space for over 6 years helping mobile technology users to understand more about their very own devices. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of a pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones.

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