Spark 4:

TECNO Spark 4 Unboxing

The TECNO Spark 4 costs KES. 11,999 for 2GB RAM, 32GB storage, and a 4000mAh battery. The device comes with a 6.5 inch HD display, a triple camera setup, an 8MP selfie camera, and Android 9 Pie. There’s also a Spark 4 Air that’s yet to be available that comes with only 16GB storage.

I have a couple of articles about the Spark 4:

  • Full Review – here
  • Camera Review – here
  • First Impressions – here

HOT 8:

Infinix HOT 8 Review

The Infinix HOT 8 pushes things to the next level with both pricing, and battery life. It has the same triple camera setup, runs the same version of Android, features the same processor as the Spark 4, and also comes with the same RAM and storage as the Spark 4. The difference though is it only costs KES. 10,999, but packs a large 5000mAh battery.

You can check out articles on the HOT 8 here:

  • Full Review – here
  • Battery Test – here
  • First Impressions – here

Which one to go with?

Between the two, it is almost obvious that whichever device you go with, you’re getting the same experience in terms of performance, and somewhat in terms of cameras.

However, there’s a big difference in battery. The HOT 8 has a 5000mAh battery, while the Spark 4 has a 4000mAh battery. With the same processor, almost same screen size, and almost same software (give XOS and HiOS are nowadays almost 100% similar), you can be sure the HOT 8 will last longer, and it does.

Both don’t have USB type-C and both don’t have fast charging.

Given that the HOT 8 is much cheaper, that would be everyone’s obvious choice, including mine. However, given I’ve used both I think you should know a couple of things:

  • I love the HOT 8’s long battery life. But it takes forever to charge to 100%.
  • I love the Spark 4’s cameras, I think they take better pics than the HOT 8’s.
  • I find HiOS on TECNOs to be more visually appealing than XOS on Infinix’s. However both have annoying ads, and unwanted apps.
  • The TECNO feels lighter than the HOT 8 in weight.

I would go with the HOT 8 though, because more battery for less money. Which one would you choose?

TECNO Spark 4 Specifications:

PRICEKES. 11,999
Dimensions & weightHeight: 165.28 mm
Width: 75.9mm
Thickness: 8.2 mm
Display6.52-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1600 x 720 pixels resolution
Back CameraTriple:
13MP
2MP
VGA
Front Camera8MP with Flash
ProcessorHelio A22
RAM2/3/4GB RAM (2GB model in Kenya)
Memory32GB internal storage (expandable via microSD card)
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie with HiOS Skin
Battery4,000mAh
Network2G, 3G, 4G/LTE
Connectivity2.4G Wi-Fi, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Colour optionsRoyal Purple, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey, Energetic Orange
OthersRear Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock, Micro USB

Infinix HOT 8 Specifications:

PRICEKES. 10,999 – 2GB Model
Display6.6 inches 720x1600p resolution (20:9 aspect ratio)
Rear Camera13MP
2MP
Dedicated low light sensor
Front Camera8MP
ChipsetHelio A22 | MT6761
GPUPowerVR GE8320 GPU
RAM2GB RAM (3GB RAM Model – KES. 11,899)
Storage32GB Storage (256 GB via microSD card)
Operating SystemAndroid 9 Pie with XOS Skin
Battery5000mAh
Network2G, 3G, 4G (VoLTE ready)
Connectivity2.4G Wi-Fi, microUSB, 3.5mm audio jack
Colour optionsQuetzal Cyan, Midnight Black, Cosmic Purple
OthersRear Fingerprint Scanner
Face Unlock
Dirac Audio


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