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Infinix HOT 12 Play Vs TECNO Spark 8P; What to get?

Both the Infinix HOT 12 Play and the TECNO Spark 8P are available in the country. They cost almost the same price but have a couple of things that are different about them. This article covers the differences between the two phones to help you choose which one to get.

The HOT 12 Play was launched a few weeks ago, while the Spark 8P came to the market at the end of last year. Both are available offline through retails shops and online through Jumia.

Infinix HOT 12 Play Vs TECNO Spark 8P; What to get?


Both phones feature a 6.8 inch display. But there’s a significant difference between each. The Spark 8P has a Full HD resolution while the HOT 12 Play has a 720p panel. However, the HOT 12 Play supports 90Hz refresh rates while the Spark 8P only supports 60Hz.


The Infinix HOT 12 Play is the clear leader here. It has the Helio G85 processor while the Spark 8P has the low-level Helio G35 processor. Both come with 4GB RAM and up to 128GB internal storage.


The Spark 8P is the clear winner here in terms of number of Megapixels. It has a 50MP rear camera. The camera on the HOT 12 Play is 13MP. The selfie camera on both is 8MP.

Infinix HOT 12 Play Vs TECNO Spark 8P; What to get?


The Infinix HOT 12 Play comes with Android 12 out of the box. Meanwhile the Spark 8P has Android 11. It will be good to get the newer device because these phones normally don’t get updated frequently, and you’re probably stuck with the version of Android the phone shipped with.


In terms of battery the HOT 11 Play is also the clear winner offering a 6000mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The Spark 8P offers a 5000mAh cell only supporting 10W charging. Both charge over a USB Type-C port.

Infinix HOT 12 Play Vs TECNO Spark 8P; What to get?

Which one to get:

Between the two which one do you prefer? I would choose the HOT 12 Play because its newer, has a better battery and supports higher refresh rates. However the fact that the Spark 8P has a better resolution, and a 50MP camera, could be a reason to consider it over the HOT 12 Play.

Full specs comparison:

Infinix HOT 12 PlayTECNO Spark 8P
PRICERRP KES 16,499 for 64GB and 
KES 18,499 for 128GB
Buy from Jumia 
KES 16,999 for 64GB
KES 18,900 for 128GB
90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Rear Camera13MP+2MP+AI Lens rear cameras50MP+2MP+VGA
Front Camera8MP (wide)8MP with Dual Flash
ChipsetHelio G85Helio G35
Storage64/128GB Storage
(Expandable Storage with dedicated Slot)
64/128GB Storage
(Expandable Storage with dedicated Slot)
Operating SystemAndroid 12 with XOS 10 Android 11, HiOS 7.5
Battery6000 mAh
18W Type-C Charging
10W USB Type-c
Network2G, 3G, 4G2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-C
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM Radio
3.5mm audio jack
USB Type-C
Colour optionsRacing Black, Legend White and Origin Blue.Turquoise Cyan, Tahiti Gold, Atlantic Blue and Iris Purple
OthersSide-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
DTS audio Dual Speakers
Rear Fingerprint Scanner, Face Unlock
Dirac Stereo Sound 

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