Infinix Smart 8 Pro review: a closer look at the upgrade and its features

Read this before you buy the newly released Infinix Smart 8 Pro at 120K in Nigeria. Features a 50MP Camera, 6.6" IPS LCD boasts 720x1612 pixels, Helio G36 chipset.

Infinix Smart 8 Pro review: a closer look at the upgrade and its features
Infinix Smart 8 Pro

In January 2024, the Infinix Smart 8 family added a new member: Smart 8 Pro. This launch followed the release of the Infinix Smart 8 smartphone last year.

The Smart 8 pro, which is currently priced at ₦120,00 in Nigeria, caters to budget-conscious consumers seeking a reliable 4G device. The Infinix Smart 8 Pro is currently priced at  ₦120,000 in Nigeria. This smartphone offers a range of configurations, from 4GB to 8GB of RAM paired with 64GB to 128GB internal storage. It is available in four colour options including Rainbow Blue, Galaxy White, Shiny Gold, and Timber Black

Let's delve into what might make this budget-friendly smartphone a standout choice for you. We would also show you how different it is compared to its predecessor, the Infinix Smart 8.

Features of the Infinix Smart 8 Pro

Powerful Performance: Equipped with the MediaTek Helio G36 chip, boasting a formidable 2.2 GHz Octa-Core processor, the Smart 8 Pro ensures blazing-fast performance for all your tasks. While early adopters may favour the Smart 8's UNISOC T606 chipset, the Helio G36 also delivers optimal efficiency for media consumption.

Ample Storage and Memory: Infinix breaks the mould by offering a modest 4GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of internal memory in the Smart 8 Pro. This ensures seamless multitasking and ample space for all your apps and media files. Plus, with a dedicated memory card slot, expanding your phone's memory is a breeze.

Infinix Smart 8 Pro in Rainbow Blue

Immersive Display: The expansive 6.6-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen of the Smart 8 Pro comes with a buttery-smooth 90Hz refresh rate. Whether you're streaming videos or gaming, this display promises vibrant visuals and immersive viewing experiences.

Captivating Camera Setup: You can capture moments in stunning detail with the Infinix Smart 8 Pro's dual camera setup, featuring a 50-megapixel primary shooter and a 0.3-megapixel AI camera. The mini punch hole houses an impressive 8-megapixel selfie camera, ensuring crisp and clear self-portraits.

Infinix Smart 8 Pro in Shiny Gold

Long-Lasting Battery Life: With its massive 5000mAh battery, the Smart 8 Pro keeps you connected all day long, requiring only one charge to power through your daily activities. It comes with a 10W wired adapter in the box, which makes sure of this.

Sleek Design and Innovative Features: Drawing inspiration from premium smartphones, the Smart 8 Pro boasts an iPhone-like design with sleek corners and a dynamic camera island. The dynamic Magic ring provides convenient notifications. It also comes with the Super 200% volume stereo speakers and DTS to deliver your audio in an immersive way.

Infinix Smart 8 feature highlights

Android 13 Experience: Running on Android 13 with XOS 13 skin out of the box, the Smart 8 Pro offers a user-friendly interface and access to a plethora of apps and features.

Infinix Smart 8 Pro (Pros + Cons)

Based on the above features and specs, below is a list of the potential and existing pros and cons of the Infinix Smart 8 Pro smartphone.


  • Budget-friendly smartphone.
  • Impressive battery life with 10W fast charging capability.
  • Supports OTG and GPS functionality.
  • Runs on Android 13 (Go edition) OS with XOS 13 UI.
  • Features an HD IPS LCD display with a smooth 90Hz refresh rate.
  • Offers a dedicated card slot for expandable storage.
  • Available in a variety of colour options to suit personal preferences.
  • Convenient side-mounted fingerprint scanner for enhanced security.
  • Includes a standard audio jack for headphone connectivity.


  • Camera performance is outdated, potentially impacting photo quality.
  • Lack of Gyro-EIS support may affect video stabilization.
  • Not suitable for heavy gaming or intensive multitasking.
  • Absence of Gorilla Glass protection, potentially reducing durability.
  • Limited to a 720p resolution display, potentially affecting visual clarity.
  • Does not support 5G connectivity or NFC technology for contactless payments and connectivity.
  • The G36 chipset might not offer the same level of power and performance as the T606 chipset, which could be a concern for certain users.

Pricing & Availability in Nigeria

The availability status of the Infinix Smart 8 Pro smartphone in Nigeria has not been confirmed yet. But you can browse through the Infinix authorized stores nearest to you for more information on price and availability. The smartphone will sell for a starting price of ₦120,000 - ₦130,000 in Nigeria.

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