Tecno L9 Plus vs Infinix S2

Tecno L9 Plus is the successor of Tecno L8 Plus and it is among the latest smartphones from Tecno Mobile.

On the other hand, Infinix S2 succeeds Infinix Hot S, and it is slightly a stripped down version of S2 Pro – the difference is just in the RAM and ROM. You can check out full comparison between S2 and S2 Pro here.

Both devices (Tecno L9 Plus and Infinix S2) are great and unique in their own aspects.

The Tecno L9 Plus fall into the phablet category with 6.0-inch IPS display and a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

The L9 Plus comes with a power house battery of 5000mAh, which Tecno claims can give you up to 72 hours on a single charge under heavy usage.

On the other hand, The Infinix S2 is a compact device with 5.2-inch screen. It feature the same screen resolution as the L9 Plus. And of course, being smaller means it has more pixels per inch (244 ppi for Tecno L9 Plus and 282 ppi for Infinix S2), which technically means it has a better display.

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Ya, but that’s only technically.

On the battery side, the S2 X522 comes with 3000mAh battery.

That is significantly lower than that of L9 Plus but you can expect a decent performance with that.

Tecno L9 Plus comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, while the Infinix S2 comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but it is currently receiving Android 7.0 update.

The key advantage the S2 has over L9 Plus is the camera.

Not the back camera though because both feature 13MP back camera.

The Infinix S2 comes with dual front camera (13MP + 8MP), which puts it as a wefie (group selfie) smartphone.

What that means is that you can easily use it to capture group selfie without the need for a selfie stick, thanks to the 135 degree camera.

Tenco L9 Plus on the other hand, comes with 5MP front facing camera which is decent for selfie. Ya, decent is all you got.

Both devices comes with MTK processors 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage which is expandable to up to 128 GB with external micro SD cards.

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Verdict

Like we already said, both devices are great. Choosing between the two boils down to a matter of personal preference.

If you like it bigger, then Tecno L9 Plus is for you. If you like it smaller, well, you know the one you should go for.

If selfie or wefie is a priority for you, then Infinix S2 is definitely the choice.

Check out the full specs comparison of the two devices in the table below.

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone Smartphone
  • Model
    L9 Plus X522
  • Announced
    March, 2017 March, 2017
  • Released
    March, 2017 April, 2017
  • Status
    Available Available
  • Price
    About NGN 65,000 (USD 162) About NGN 60,999 (USD 158.6)

Design

  • Type Design Type called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones.
    Bar Bar
  • Body Type Body type refers to the material the device is made of. This can be plastic, metal, glass etc.
    Metal Metal
  • Dimensions
    162 x 81.8 x 7.99 mm 148.9×72.1×8.07 mm
  • Weight
    180g -
  • Colours
    Sky Gray, Dark Blue, Champagne Gold Black, Gray, Rose Gold

Network

  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G Network
    N/A LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 7(2600), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM Micro SIM
  • Dual SIM
    Yes Yes

Display

  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    IPS IPS LCD with 2.5D Arc Glass
  • Size
    6.0 inches 5.2 inches
  • Resolution
    720 x 1280 pixels 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Display Colours Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16,000,000 colours 16,000,000 colours
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    244 pixels per inch (PPI) 282 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Touch Screen
    Yes Yes
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    None Dragontrail Glass
  • Features
    HD, capacitive, multi-touch, touchscreen 2.5D, HD, capacitive, multi-touch, touchscreen

Media

  • Audio Playback
    Yes, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR Yes, MP3, MIDI, WAV, AMR
  • Video Playback
    Yes, AVI, MKV(XVID/px/H.264), MOV, TS, M2TS, RM/RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, DAT, MP4 Yes, AVI, MKV(XVID/px/H.264), MOV, TS, M2TS, RM/RMVB, FLV, 3GP, MPEG, DAT, MP4
  • Video Out
    No No
  • FM Radio
    Yes Yes
  • Alert Types
    Vibration, ringtones Vibration, ringtones
  • Ring Tones
    MP3, WAV MP3, WAV
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes Yes
  • Handsfree
    Yes, 3.5mm Headphone Jack Yes, 3.5mm Headphone Jack

Camera

  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    13 MP, LED flash 13 MP, dual LED flash
  • Image
    Up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures Up to 4128 x 3096-pixel pictures
  • Video
    Yes, 1080p@30fps Yes, 1080p@30fps
  • Camera Features
    Phase detection, HDR, face and smile detection, autofocus, Geo-tagging camera Phase detection, HDR, face and smile detection, autofocus, Geo-tagging camera, 1.12µm Pixels
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
    Yes Yes
  • Secondary
    Yes, 5 MP with LED flash, up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures Yes, Dual front camera (13 MP + 8 MP) with soft LED flash

Software

  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Android 7.0 Nougat Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • User Interface UI or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface.
    HiOS 2.0 XOS Chameleon
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
    Yes, via emulator Yes, via emulator
  • Facebook Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. The site is available in 37 different languages.
  • Youtube Youtube is a popular free video-sharing website, Youtube is the largest video sharing site in the world, Millions of users around the world have created accounts on the site that allow them to upload videos that anyone can watch.

Hardware

  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    MTK Cortex MTK Cortex-A53 MT6753W
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    Quad-core 1.3 GHz Octa-core 1.3 GHz
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Mali-450MP Mali-T720 MP2
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    2 GB 2 GB
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16 GB 16 GB
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
    Yes, up to 128 GB Yes, up to 128 GB
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer, proximity, G-sensor, light sensor, fingerprint Accelerometer, proximity, gyro, light sensor, fingerprint

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
    Yes, Version 4.1 Yes, Version 4.0
  • Infrared Infrared connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
    Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct Yes, 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
    Yes, MicroUSB v2.0 Yes, MicroUSB v2.0
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, A-GPS Yes, A-GPS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device.
    No No

Data

  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    GPRS – up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps, 3G - up to 42 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink GPRS – up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE – up to 236.8 kbps, 3G - up to 42 mbps downlink; Up to 5.76 mbps uplink, 4G - up to 150 mbps downlink; Up to 50 mbps uplink
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    Yes, HTML5 Yes, HTML5

Messaging

  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes Yes
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
    Yes Yes
  • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.
    Yes Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer) Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    5000mAh 3000mAh
  • Placement
    Non-removable Non-removable
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    N/A N/A
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    N/A N/A
  • Music Play
    N/A N/A

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