Our head-to-head today sees us take a stroll into the entry-level portion of the market. Both devices on show today are from the stables of Transsion Holdings. They both offer a number of interesting qualities which we will observe more closely in a brief moment.
The itel S16 Pro is one of the most recent smartphones from the itel brand which is a sub-brand of Transsion Holdings. This entry-level smartphone launched in September this year and is available in a number of variants, one of which (the S16 Pro) we will be considering today.
The Infinix Hot 8 is the older of both smartphones and was announced in September of 2019. This smartphone takes its side against its distant relative in the S16 Pro in this entry-level battle today.
Let’s get right into action and check out what both entry-level smartphones have to offer us in this head-to-head.
itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 8 Comparison Table
This is where we first take a close look at the specifications on both devices.
|itel S16 Pro||Infinix Hot 8|
|2G, 3G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|6.5 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, IPS LCD display||6.6 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display|
|Android 10 (Go Edition)||Android 9 Pie + XOS 5.0|
|Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E, 1.3GHz||Octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 MT6761/ Helio P22 MT6762(12nm), 2.0GHz|
|8MP selfie camera||8MP selfie camera|
|13MP + 2MP + 0.3MP triple rear cameras with LED flash||13MP + 2MP + AI low-light sensor triple rear cameras with LED flash|
|32GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 128GB||32/64GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 256GB|
|2GB RAM||3/4GB RAM|
|4,000mAh battery with 5W Standard Charge||5,000mAh battery with 10W Fast Charge|
itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 8: Where The S16 Pro Has The Advantage
The S16 Pro offers a newer, cheaper smartphone for users, bringing a newer Android version in the Android 10 OS to the fore. It is slightly smaller in size than its rival making it easier to keep in smaller pockets. It also bears the same screen resolution as the Hot 8 despite bearing a slightly smaller display.
In the optics department, it features three rear cameras with good-looking numbers and has an 8MP selfie camera taking care of selfies.
itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 8: Where The Hot 8 Has The Advantage
The Hot 8 offers users fast data transfer speeds thanks to its ability to support 4G technology. It also brings a bigger battery that offers fast charging at 10W to the table, making sure users enjoy more screen time on this device.
The Hot 8 has a larger display with a decent screen resolution making sure users can enjoy some of their favourite mobile games and TV shows with greater detail. It offers more onboard storage and external storage than the S16 Pro, while boasting different variants that offer more RAM than its counterpart.
An octa-core chipset with faster processor speeds under the hood also ensure that this smartphone runs smoothly
itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 8: Which Smartphone Should You Opt For?
We’ve brought the S16 Pro against the older, more popular Hot 8, looking at both entry-level smartphones’ specs, cameras and of course, prices. Now, the next question is… which of these smartphones should you go for?
The S16 Pro offers a cheaper entry-level option, with newer software security features owing to the Android 10 OS. It features three rear cameras with good-looking numbers and is easier to carry around due to its lighter weight.
The Hot 8 brings a larger display to the fray. It also offers more RAM, onboard storage and external storage than the newer S16 Pro. With a stronger battery (with fast-charging tech) than its rival, it assures users of extra screen time and more talk time.
It also has a faster performing processor and importantly supports 4G technology, meaning that users can enjoy faster data transfer speeds with this entry-level device.
At the end of this match-up, the older Hot 8 wins this head-to-head. It offers better specs than its rival, while its 4G technology sees it trump the S16 Pro. It also boasts more RAM, onboard and external storage space and is a great pick in the entry-level market.
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