You probably must have heard about the latest Infinix Android smartphone in town and one of the hottest Tecno smartphone in the Nigeria market. But in case you are not aware, I am talking about the latest Infinix Hot 8 and Tecno Phantom 9. These two devices are really trending and picking any of them wouldn’t be a bad idea. The two android smartphones come with beautiful designs and some upgraded specs befitting 2019 trends, such as notched display, decent storage capacity, upgraded camera sensors, improved performance, and solid battery capacities.
Although, some might say it is unfair to compare the Tecno Phantom 9 ( Tecno’s flagship device) with Infinix Hot 8 which is a mid-range android smartphone because the two devices are not targeting the same market segment. But both devices have similar appealing design and specs that users may find worthy of comparison. While Tecno Phantom 9 price in Nigeria is a bit high, Infinix Hot 8 is quite affordable. Both devices are equipped with 8MP and 32MP front camera sensors respectively, housed in the waterdrop notches.
Battery wise, Infinix Hot 8 comes with a better battery capacity than the Tecno’s Phantom 9 for those that prefer a phone with ample battery life. While the Hot 8 enjoys better battery life, the Phantom 9 comes fitted with an in-display fingerprint scanner which is one of the top trending 2019 technology for smartphones. In fact, no need to bore you with long talk, check out the full specs comparison and the price differences in a tabular form below.
Infinix Hot 8 vs Tecno Phantom 9 Price Comparison
Presently, Infinix Hot 8 is yet to grace the Nigerian market, but sales have kicked off in India today at the price of INR 6,999, which is approximately N35,600 in Nigeria. Tecno Phantom 9, on the other hand, is on sale at the price of N84,000 in Nigeria.
Infinix Hot 8 vs Phantom 9 Full Specs Comparison
|SPECS COMPARISON||INFINIX HOT 8||TECNO PHANTOM 9|
|Launch Date||September 2019||July 2019|
|Dimension||165.00 x 76.30 x 8.70||158.5 x 75.3 x 7.9 mm (6.24 x 2.96 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||179.0 gram||164.4 gram|
|Build||Front/back glass, aluminum frame||Front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|Notch||Yes, waterdrop||Yes, waterdrop|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.52 inches||6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~84.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels||1080 x 2340 pixels|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
– 2.5D Curved Glass
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
– 2.5D Curved Glass
|Rear Camera||13MP + 2MP||16MP + 8MP + 2MP|
Digital image stabilization
White balance settings
|Camera Features||Face Beautification|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 (Pie)||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||MediaTek Helio P22||Mediatek MT6765 Helio P35 (12 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.3 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A53)||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8320||PowerVR GE8320|
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 128 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)||Yes, up to 500 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)|
|NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY|
|USB||Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG||Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0||Bluetooth 5.0|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Network Support||4G, 3G, 2G||4G, 3G, 2G|
|SIM 1||Supports all Nigerian SIM networks(MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel, Glo, etc||Supports all Nigerian SIM networks(MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel, Glo, etc|
|SIM 2||Supports all Nigerian SIM networks(MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel, Glo, etc||Supports all Nigerian SIM networks(MTN, 9Mobile, Airtel, Glo, etc|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted sensor), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (in-display sensor), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Colors||Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple||Aura Blue|
|Games||Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store||Yes, Downloadable from Google Play store|
|Messages||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
Now, if you are asked to choose between these great devices from Infinix and Tecno, which one will you go for? Drop your response no the comment box below. If you have any of the devices already, drop your feedback and possibly the problems you are facing with the phone. The two Android smartphones are great devices when you can get the original from a reputable source. That is why I will suggest you buy from JUMIA.COM if you are in Nigeria at a giveaway price.