Infinix Hot 8 Vs Tecno Spark 3 Pro – Which is the best sub N38,000 smartphone?

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In this article, we will be pitting the Hot 8 from Infinix against the Spark 3 Pro from Tecno.

Both smartphones are rocking similar specs and also fall under the same price range. So if you’ve narrowed your choice down to these two devices then, you would read this till the end to help you decide.

We will be comparing the Hot 8 2GB version with the Spark 3 Pro because they fall into the same price and also have similar specs

Without further ado, let’s get started.

Infinix Hot 8 Vs Tecno Spark 3 Pro – Design & Display

Design-wise, both the Infinix Hot 8 and the Tecno Spark 3 Pro comes with a plastic back. Still at the back of the devices, the Hot 8 has a triple camera setup, an LED flash and a ginger sensor while spark 3 pro has just two cameras with also an LED flash and a ginger sensor.

Spark 3 Pro

Both devices have lots of colour options to choose from. The Hot 8 has Quetzal Cyan, Cosmic Purple, Shark Grey and Midnight Black. Spark 3 Pro, on the other hand, has Bordeaux Red, Nebula Black, and Champagne Gold.

Infinix Hot 8

Turning over to the front of both devices reveal their displays-both of which have notches. We have a slightly bigger 6.52-inch display on the Hot 8 when compared to the 6.2-inch display on the spark 3 Pro. Both displays are IPS LCD and also have an HD+ resolution.

Infinix Hot 8 has a very subtle waterdrop notch to house the front-facing camera while the spark 3 pro has a bathtub notch for its own front-facing camera.

Also, the chin on the Infinix Hot 8 is also quite smaller compared to the one on the spark 3 Pro.

Infinix Hot 8 Vs Tecno Spark 3 Pro -Performance

Tecno Spark 3 Pro has a Mediatek Helio A22 (MT6761) SoC which has a Quad-core processor clocked at 2.0GHz. This is paired with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU  and hooked up to 2GB of RAM for apps to run smoothly.

There is also a 32GB of inbuilt storage along with a microSD card slot that can accommodate another 32GB of external storage.

Infinix Hot 8 has two variants. One has the same Mediatek Helio A22 SoC as found on the Tecno Spark 3 Pro with the same memory setup; 2GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage.

The other variant of the Hot 8 has a Mediatek Helio P22 (MT6762) SoC which has an octa-core processor clocked at 1.8GHz with a PowerVR GE8320 GPU. This variant has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. Both variants have a microSD card slot for up to 256GB additional storage.

Both devices run Android 9.0 Pie out of the box with their respective Skin on top of that to give them a unique look; XOS 5.0 on the Infinix Hot 8 and HiOS on the Tecno Spark 3 Pro.

Camera

Infinix Hot 8 has a total of 4 cameras, three of which are placed at the back. Those three cameras consist of a 13MP main camera, a secondary 2MP depth sensor camera and a QVGA low light sensor. The rear camera is equipped with a Quad-LED flash, HDR, panorama and can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.

Tecno Spark 3 Pro has only two cameras on its back which is also the 13MP + 2MP camera. Both devices also have the same 8MP selfie camera which can also be used for faceID.

Infinix Hot 8 has a massive 5,000mAh battery while Tecno Spark 3 Pro has a smaller 3,500mAh battery, both of which seem to be lacking fast charging.

Battery & Connectivity

They also have 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Direct, WiFi hotspot, FM radio, GPS, a 3.5mm jack and a micro-USB port which can be used for file transfer and charging. It also supports USB on the Go.

There is a caveat here, the Infinix Hot 8 does not support Glo 4G Band while the TECNO Spark 3 Pro does. This might be a deal-breaker for some people.

Specs Comparisons

Infinix Hot 8TECNO Spark 3 Pro
N36,000N37,000
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixelsIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
2GB2GB
32GB Storage32GB Storage
Micro SD up to 128GBMicro SD up to 128GB
Android 9.0 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
8MP front camera with LED Flash8MP front camera with LED Flash
13MP +2MP + QVGA (Low light sensor) Triple back camera with Quad flash13MP +2MP Dual back camera with Quad flash
Fingerprint SecurtyFingerprint Securty
MediaTek MT6761, Helio A22, Quad-Core 2.0GHzMediaTek MT6761 Helio A22, Quad-Core 2.0GHz
IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPUIMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU
4G LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500) 4G LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300), 41(2500)
Non removable 5000mAh batteryNon removable 3500mAh battery

 Price and Conclusion

The Infinix Hot 8 and the Spark 3 Pro are priced about N36,000-N37,000 Naira in Nigeria.

So judging from the specs of both devices, the Infinix has an overall better battery life compared to the Spark 3 Pro. The Spark 3 Pro supports all the major 4G Networks in Nigeria while the Hot 8 doesn’t support the Glo 4G Band

In terms of camera, they both shoot decent images.

If you are a heavy user, the Infinix will definitely last up to a day of heavy use and might be a better device here, that is if you can live without the Glo 4G band.

But if you are the types that use Glo 4G for all your internet surfing, it is advisable you go with the Spark 3 Pro.

So if you are to buy one of these two phones, which one will it be and why?

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