Amongst many Android smartphones released this year by Infinix Mobile, Infinix Hot S5 and Infinix Hot 8 seem to have gathered much attention on the web because of the exciting features that come with the phones. Here is a full comparison of their specifications of these two devices and prices in Nigeria.
In comparing Hot S5 vs Hot 8, you will discover that both of these devices boast of specs that are very similar. This can be difficult for an average mobile phone user hoping to choose which one to buy between both smartphones. The essence of this post though, is to highlight the most important things you need to know about the smartphones by putting them side by side and taking a look at their unique features. That way, you can be able to decide which of them is best for you at the moment.
Design And Display
Beyond the bright colours (Quetzal Cyan and Violet for Infinix Hot S5, and the Cosmic Purple and Black for Infinix Hot 8), a look at the physical appearances of these two, reveals carefully designed and beautifully crafted smartphones.
While Hot S5 boasts of a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 720 X 1600 pixels and 266 PPI, Hot 8 sports a 6.52-inch IPS LCD display, with a resolution of 720 X 1600 pixels and 269 PPI. Hot S5 has a 90.5% screen-to-body ratio while that of Hot 8 is 81.52%.
Obviously, here the winner is Hot S5 since the display size is a little bit higher than that of Hot 8.
Camera And Battery
At the power department, HotS5 comes equipped with a 4000mAh Li-ion battery, which is lower compared to the 5000mAh Li-ion battery that is available on Hot 8. making the later a better option in terms of power.
While Hot S5 features a rear triple camera setup (16 MP + 5 MP + 2 MP) and a 32 MP selfie sensor, Hot 8 also comes with a triple rear camera setup which includes a 13 MP, 2MP, and QVGA (Low light sensor) that delivers impressive shots, with an 8 MP selfie sensor. The good thing about all these cameras on both devices is that they support AI beautification, Face detection, Continuous shooting, etc.
So, clearly, while Infinix Hot 8 leads in the power department, Infinix Hot S5 completely overshadows it in the camera section.
Software And Hardware
The similarities between both devices are quite seen here more than any other place. On the operating systems, both Hot S5 and Hot 8 run on Android 9.0 Pie, powered by MediaTek MT6762 Helio P22 chipset, clocked at 2GHz.
They both feature a 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of Internal Storage expandable to 256 GB with a MicroSD card. But, there are other variants of these smartphones with different configurations( RAM and storage sizes). Hot S5 Lite is also available, as well as Hot 8 Lite.
On the connectivity, both smartphones come with support for 4G LTE, Bluetooth, WiFi, and Hotspot. They also come with a Fingerprint scanner each at the rear.
Infinix Hot S5 vs Infinix Hot 8: Price And Availability
Infinix Hot S5 price in Nigeria currently starts from N45,000 while that of Hot 8 starts from N35,000. Both devices are available for purchase and can be gotten online from Jumia and Konga.
You can also buy them from major smartphone stores around the country. Especially in places lie Computer Village, Ikeja.
Infinix Hot S5 vs Infinix Hot 8 Full Specs Comparison
|SPECS COMPARISON||HOT S5||HOT 8|
|Launch Date||October 2019||September 2019|
|Dimension||164 x 76 x 7.9 mm (6.46 x 2.99 x 0.31 in)||165 x 76.3 x 8.7 mm (6.50 x 3.00 x 0.34 in)|
|Weight||178 gram||179 gram|
|Build||Front/back glass, aluminum frame||Front/back glass, aluminum frame|
|Notch||punch-hole design||Yes, waterdrop design|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Display Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.6 inches, 102.1 cm2 (~81.9% screen-to-body ratio)||6.52 inches, 102.6 cm2 (~81.5% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~270 ppi density)||720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
– 2.5D Curved Glass
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
– 2.5D Curved Glass
|Rear Camera||16MP + 5MP + 2MP||13MP + 2MP + QVGA (Low light sensor)|
Digital image stabilization
White balance settings
|Camera Features||Face Beautification|
|Operating System||Android 9.0 (Pie)||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm|
|CPU||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|GPU||PowerVR GE8320||PowerVR GE8320|
|Card Slot||Yes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)||Yes, up to 256 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||Dawn Blue, Dark Jade, Sky Cyan||Quetzal Cyan, Violet|
|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|
Based on the specifications on the two mobile phones, Infinix Hot S5 is obviously the winner and the better option to buy. However, on the affordability, Hot 8 stands tall.