TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix Hot 8

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This TECNO Pop 3 vs Infinix Hot 8 comparison pits two exciting budget Android phones against one another. One belongs on a lower wrung of the ladder to the other, though they were both released in the last quarter of 2019. They still co-exist in the market in some places.

In essence, the TECNO POP 3 and Infinix Hot 8 are two starkly different smartphones, and so this is not exactly a comparison of equals or peers. Still, we do the hard work so that if you are wondering what they look like side-by-side, you get the picture.

TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix Hot 8 comparison
TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix Hot 8 comparison

TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix Hot 8 Comparison

Speaking of a side-by-side view, here is our tabular comparison of the specs and features of the two phones, and the table speaks volumes.

TECNO POP 3 Infinix Hot 8
2G, 3G 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
5.7 inches, 480 × 960 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display 6.6 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) + HiOS Android 9 Pie + XOS 5.0
Quad-core Mediatek MTK MT6580P, 1.3GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6761, 2.0GHz
8MP selfie camera 8MP selfie camera
5MP rear camera 13MP + 2MP + AI low-light sensor triple rear cameras with LED flash
16GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 32GB 32 internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB
1GB RAM 2GB/3GB RAM
3,500mAh battery with 5W standard charging 5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging
₦29,000 ₦43,000

The difference between the two is like Fanta and Coke, dark and fair, and small and big. Let’s break it down further. In most areas, TECNO POP 3 is outgunned by Infinix HOT 8.

TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix Hot 8: Where The POP 3 Wins It

Tecno POP 3 (BB2) cheap Android smartphone

Perhaps the only metric in which the POP 3 has a clear win over the HOT 8 is in price. TECNO POP 3 costs just a little below N30,000, a much more pocket-friendly price than its competitor.

If you are one of those rare people who prefer compact phones, the POP 3 has a smaller, more managable screen display of 5.7 inches.

TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix Hot 8: Where The Hot 8 Wins It

Infinix Hot 8 3 colours

The Hot 8 wins everything else. It has 4G LTE, has a bigger screen, has more up-to-date software, has a more powerful processor, has better cameras, has more RAM, has more internal storage, supports higher capacity memory cards, has a bigger battery, and has faster charging.

In simple terms, Infinix Hot 8 is the more capable, more powerful smartphone in every conceivable way.

TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix Hot 8: Which Is Your Choice?

If you are looking for the cheapest smartphone possible to buy, the TECNO POP 3 will be your choice. Money is king, and if you can’t afford something at a particular point in time, you can’t. That’s that.

The POP 3 will set you back by only ₦29,000. It isn’t available everywhere anymore, but you will still find it to buy if you look hard enough.

For everything else, between these two, the phone you want to buy is the Infinix Hot 8. It will cost you at least ₦20,000 more (for the 2GB RAM variant) than the Hot 3.

You can check for them at popular mobile retail markets, for example, at Computer Village in Ikeja. There are similar markets outside  Lagos in states like Oyo, Osun, Rivers, Enugu, Anambra, FCT, Kano, and elsewhere.

This brings us to the end of our TECNO POP 3 vs Infinix HOT 8 comparison. We hope it helped you in making a choice. Happy shopping.

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