Tecno Spark 4 vs Infinix Hot 8: Which Should You Buy?

Tecno Spark 4 vs Infinix Hot 8: Which Should You Buy?

Have you seen the renders or pictures of the two phones mentioned in the title? Both phones look almost similar. They both sport a water drop front-facing selfie camera. Also, both phones include rear-mounted fingerprint sensors. Even the rear camera arrays look similar in design. However, they differ mostly when it comes to their individual specifications. So let’s get into the details that set these two phones apart – Tecno Spark 4 vs Infinix Hot 8.

Tecno spark 4 vs infinix hot 8

Both phones were launched in September of 2019 and have been available to buy since then. Presently, the TECNO spark 4 can be obtained for N48,800 in Nigeria. While the Infinix Hot 8 is priced between N50,000 to N60,000, depending on the variant. The reverse is the case in other climes where the Spark 4 just so happens to cost $3 more than the Hot 8 at present.


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Differences in Display and Design

The Infinix hot 8 is slightly wider and thicker than the TECNO spark 4, which is slightly longer than the Hot 8. In addition, the Infinix Hot 8 has an all-around glass build for both its front and back chassis. The TECNO spark 4, on the other hand, has a plastic back. So which do you think is more durable?

The display for both phones is similar. They come as 6.52 inch LCD panels and both boast a PPI density of 269 and similar screen resolutions of 720 X 1600 pixels. LCD screens are known for their good visibility under direct sunlight.

OS, RAM and Internal Storage

Aside from being run on the Android 9 operating system, both phones – Tecno Spark 4 and Infinix Hot 8 incorporate their own launchers. HIOS and XOSS, respectively.

The chipset for each phone is also similar. Again, it’s the MediaTek helio A22. However, the Hot 8 has the added advantage of including a slightly faster Helio P22 in its 64G/4G RAM variant.

Both phones have support for SD cards with a dedicated slot. The various memory variants are as follows:

– Tecno Spark 4: 32GB/2G RAM or 32GB/3G RAM.

– Infinix Hot 8: 32G/2G RAM or 64GB/4G RAM.

Tecno Spark 4 vs Infinix Hot 8 Cameras

The Infinix Hot 8 has more options in terms of its camera setup than the TECNO Spark 4.

Infinix hot 8 vs tecno spark 4

The Hot 8 includes a 2 MP depth sensor, just as the Spark 4 doesn’t have one. The Hot 8 also includes a QVGA low light sensor for better dark mode photography. Nonetheless, both their main cameras come with 13 MP snappers. In addition, they both support HDR and LED flash. Also, both phones shoot 1080P videos at 30 frames per second.

As for the selfie cameras, both equally offer 8 MP snappers. However, the Infinix hot 8 includes a wide-angle option for its selfie camera. Also, both selfie cameras can shoot 1080@30fps front-facing videos.

Note as well that both phones incorporate 3.5 mm earphone jacks as well as the standard speakers. They both also include FM radio receivers. 

Also, the fingerprint sensors are mounted at the rear for both phones. 


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Tecno Spark 4 vs Infinix Hot 8 Battery

While the Tecno Spark 4 is powered by a 4000mAh battery, the Hot 8 boasts a 5000mAh battery. So, of course, it is obvious which phone has a better (OST) on-screen time rating. The Tecno Spark 4 battery is a lithium-ion battery or Li-ion for short. While the Infinix Hot 8 carries a Lithium-polymer battery or Li-Po battery. 

But whatever advantage one form of battery has over the other is easily canceled out. The gains appear only at the manufacturer’s end in terms of production cost. Basically, Li-Po batteries are more expensive to make, even though they last longer over time. While on the other hand, Li-ion batteries are more flexible to make even though they are unstable sometimes.

Finally, the Tecno Spark 4 comes in the following Colors: Royal purple and Vacation Blue.

While the Infinix Hot 8 comes with even more color options than the spark 4: Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic purple, Shark Gray, and Midnight.

The Final Verdict

First, we consider the all-glass build of the Infinix Hot 8 versus the plastic body of the Tecno Spark 4. Also, consider the added camera options on the Hot 8 with a dedicated low light sensor that the Spark 4 doesn’t have.

The Infinix Hot 8 also has a peak RAM option of 64G 4G to that of the Spark 4 with its 32G 3G RAM variant. The market prices are also mostly level, all things considered. And so, in terms of overall value, the Infinix Hot 8 wins.

Summary of Tecno Spark 4 vs Infinix Hot 8

The table below is a summary of all the relevant specifications put side by side:



TECNO Spark 4Infinix Hot 8
1.COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGYGSM/HSPA/LTEGSM/HSPA/LTE
2.AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE SINCE?2019, September 252019, September 04
3.BUILD CHARACTERISTICS
6.51 x 2.99 x 0.32 inches  Glass front, plastic back, plastic frame.  Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) 6.50 x 3.00 x 0.34 inches  Glass front, glass back. Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) 
4.DISPLAY PANEL PROPERTIES.
IPS LCD 6.52 inches,102.6cm2, (~81.8% screen-to-body ratio)  720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)  IPS LCD 6.52 inches,102.6cm2, (~81.5% screen-to-body ratio) 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~269 ppi density)  
5.OPERATING SYSTEM AND CHIPSETAndroid 9.0 (Pie), HIOS5.5  MediaTek helio A22 Quad-core 2.0 GHz  Android 9.0 (Pie), XOS5.0 MediaTek helio A22 or P22 Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
6.STORAGE AND PROCESSOR MEMORYmicro SDXC (dedicated slot) 32GB 2GB RAM, 32GB 3GB RAMmicro SDXC (dedicated slot) 32GB 2GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
7.PRIMARY REAR CAMERA13MP, AF Dual LED ash, HDR, panorama 1080p@30fps13MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/3.1″, 1.12µm, PDAF 2MP, (depth)  Quad-LED ash, panorama, HDR 1080p@30fps QVGA (Low light sensor)
8.FRONT FACING SELFIE CAMERA8MP   LED ash 1080p@30fps8MP, f/2.0, 25mm (wide) LED ash  1080p@30fps
9.SOUND SYSTEMLoudspeaker, 3.5mm jackLoudspeaker, 3.5mm jack
10.OTHER NOTEWORTHY FEATURESFM radio Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity micro-USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go FM radio Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass. micro-USB 2.0, USB On-The-Go 
11.BATTERY TYPELi-Ion 4000mAh, non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh, non-removable
12.COLOR OPTIONS
Royal Purple, Vacation Blue Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey, Midnight
13. MARKET PRICE$ 102 or N 48,800$99 or N 50,000 locally.

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