Infinix has powered the Note 8i with a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. The Helio G80 performs similarly to the Helio G85 you saw on the Redmi Note 9. The Helio G80 chipset performs 35% better than the Helio G70 used in Infinix Note 7 and 37% faster than the Snapdragon 665, which you see on most phones in this price range. Infinix Note 8i runs on an octa-core processor with two Cortex- A75 cores clocking at 2.0 GHz and six Cortex-A55 cores clocking at 1.8 GHz. The Graphics of the phone is handled by Mali-G52 MC2 GPU. Overall the phone performs great for routine tasks and gives you decent gaming performance like you would expect with any phone in this price range.
48MP with Ultra Night Quad Camera
Like any other mid-ranger, the Infinix Note 8i comes with a Quad camera setup. You get a Primary camera of 48MP accompanied by two 2MP lenses for depth and macro sensor. With Infinix Note 8i, you also get a QVGA lens for AI features. Infinix Note 8i has a dedicated Ultra-Night mode to enhance your night time photography. On the front, you get an 8MP lens for your selfies. Moving on to videos, the rear camera can shoot videos up to 1440p at 30fps, and the selfie camera can shoot videos up to 1080p at 30fps.
Moving on to the display, this is the largest display you will get in a phone in this price range. Infinix Note 8i features a 6.78 inch TFT IPS panel with HD+ resolution. The display has a punch-hole cutout housing the selfie camera on the top left corner of the phone. And to protect the display, it comes with Gorilla Glass protection. The 6.78 inch comes with a screen-to-body ratio of ~82.0% and has an aspect ratio of 20.5:9. Overall the display is great with its size, but the HD+ display might be a turn-off for some people.
5020 mAh battery with 18W fast charge
With budget range phones, a 5000+ mAh battery has been common, and the Note 8i too comes with a 5200 mAh battery. But considering the HD+ panel and less-power hungry chipset, the battery holds up the endurance pretty well, giving you a full day of battery with normal usage. But to make things better, Infinix Note 8i comes with fast charging support of 18W to fill the battery pretty fast.
6 GB RAM and 128GB memory
6GB RAM and 128GB memory might be pretty common these days, but considering the price of 22k, Infinix Note 8i and Poco M2 are the only phones giving you 6GB RAM with 128GB memory at this price segment. With a 6GB RAM complimenting the Helio G80 SoC, the phone handles heavy apps pretty well.