Both Infinix and Tecno phones are popular players in the Nigerian smartphone market. In fact, because of their relatively low prices, they are more popular than some “big” phones. In this post, we compare two of the brands’ releases of 2019. This post covers the similarities and differences between the Infinix Hot 8 and the Tecno Spark 4.
Both the Infinix Hot 8 and the Tecno Spark 4 were launched in September 2019. The Hot 8 was officially launched on September 12 while the Spark 4 was officially launched on September 25. The phones have quite similar specs, the main difference being the battery sizes.
While the Infinix Hot 8 gets a 5,000mAh battery that promises a 4-day battery life, the Tecno Spark 4 is powered by a 4,000mAh battery. The Spark 4’s 6.52-inch display is rivaled by the Hot 8’s 6.6-inch display. Both devices come with triple-camera setups with 13MP primary shooters and Artificial Intelligence technology.
So, let’s get to the comparison of both devices to show which has better value for money. This post will enable you to make an informed decision when you want to purchase either device.
Design and Display
The Infinix Hot 8 comes with a big 6.6-inch display with a screen resolution of 720×1600 and an aspect ratio of 19:9. The Tecno Spark 4, on the other hand, hosts a slightly smaller 6.52-inch display with a 720×1600 resolution also with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Both devices sport the waterdrop notch.
The Spark 4 is available in four colourful gradients of back cover – Vacation Blue, Royal Purple, Misty Grey, and Energetic Orange. The Hot 8 is available in Dawn Blue, Dark Jade, and Sky Cyan.
Processor and Software
The Infinix Hot 8 comes with Android Pie out of the box, with the brand’s XOS on top. The Tecno Spark 4 is also pre-installed with Android Pie but comes with HiOS 5.5. Both devices come with AI capabilities that work especially with their camera features.
The Infinix Hot 8 and Tecno Spark 4 are packed with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage of the Hot 8 by up to 128GB via a microSD card. It hosts a quad-core 2.0GHz Cortex-A53 processor. The Spark 4’s storage is also expandable via a microSD card by up to 128GB, and it hosts the same processor as the Hot 8.
For photography, both the Infinix Hot 8 and the Tecno Spark 4 host an impressive 13MP triple-camera setup on the back. They also both have 8MP selfie shooters with selfie flash, AI capabilities, HDR, Panorama. Both devices come with Face Unlock capability which works using the selfie camera.
The main difference between the two devices when it comes to camera setup is that while the Tecno Spark 4 hosts dual-LED flash, the Infinix Hot 8 enjoys quad-LED flash.
Battery and Extras
When it comes to the battery department, the Infinix Hot 8 comes with a massive 5,000mAh non-removable battery. It has a standby time of 35 days and talk time of 33 hours. The Tecno Spark 4 only gets a smaller 4,000mAh battery, but is not all that less impressive.
The devices support dual Nano-SIM with dual standby. They both support 2G, 3G, and 4G network bands. Other similarities between the two phones include a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, an accelerometer, and a proximity sensor.
Price and Availability
The Infinix Hot 8 is currently available with a price tag of 40,000 Naira. However, this price may vary depending on your location, the vendor you’re buying from, and when exactly you’re buying the device.
The Tecno Spark 4 comes with a smaller price tag, pegged at 35,000 Naira at the moment. This price may also vary based on your location, your vendor, and when you’re buying it.
Infinix Hot 8 vs Tecno Spark 4 – Specs Comparison
Infinix Hot 8
Tecno Spark 4
|Body Cover||Plastic cover||Plastic cover|
|Display Size||6.6 inches (720 by 1600)||6.52 inches HD+ (720 by 1600)|
|Display Build||19:9 aspect ratio with waterdrop notch||19:9 aspect ratio with waterdrop notch|
|SIM Capacity||Dual SIM with 4G||Dual SIM with 4G|
|OS Version||Android 9.0 Pie with XOS||Android 9.0 Pie with HiOS 5.5|
|RAM and Memory||2GB RAM and 32GB ROM||2GB RAM and 32GB ROM|
|CPU and Speed||Quad-core 2.0GHz||Quad-core 2.0GHz|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P22||MediaTek Helio A22|
|Back Camera||13MP triple QVGA AI cameras with quad-LED flash||13MP triple AI camera with dual-LED flash|
|Front Camera||8MP with selfie flash||8MP with selfie flash|
|Finger Print||Yes (rear-mounted)||Yes (rear-mounted)|
|Battery||5,000 mAh||4,000 mAh|
|Extras||FM radio, MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player, MP4/H.264 player, photo/video editor, document viewer||FM radio, MP3/AAC+/WAV/Flac player, MP4/H.264 player, photo/video editor, document viewer|
|Price Range||40,000 naira (112 USD)||35,000 naira (99 USD)|
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The Infinix Hot 8 and Tecno Spark 4 are two phones that you can buy that will not break the bank. Even though they are budget phones, they both offer sleek designs. Running Android 9 Pie may be off the table for some. However, the OS is not exactly out of fashion.
At the end of the day, it comes down to what you find important in a smartphone. Your personal preference may come to play in your decision between the Infinix Hot 8 and the Tecno Spark 4. The Infinix Hot 8 is slightly more expensive than the Tecno Spark 4, but then, it comes equipped with a bigger battery.
Which of these two smartphones would you rather go for? Do let us know in the Comments section below.
Other Phones to Consider
If you are looking to get other phones that are not very expensive, the Tecno Spark 4 Air may be a good option. You may also want to check out the Tecno Spark 3 or Spark 3 Pro. Infinix also offers you the Infinix S4 and the Infinix S5 with the Infinix S5 Lite. So, your options are quite wide.