Infinix HOT 12 Play versus Tecno Spark 8P

Infinix HOT 12 Play Vs. Tecno Spark 8P, An In Depth Comparison

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The Infinix HOT 12 Play and Tecno Spark 8P smartphones have a lot of similar specifications. Each smartphone has its own strengths, for example the Infinix HOT 12 Play has a 6000mAh battery and up to 7GB RAM with MemFusion Extended RAM Technology. On the other hand, the Tecno Spark 8P has a 50MP triple rear camera setup with quad flash and a Full HD+ Display. In this article I will highlight the differences and similarities between the HOT 12 Play and the Spark 8P. The price comparison is at the end of this article.

Tecno Spark 8P

Tecno Spark 8P Triple Rear Camera setup
Tecno Spark 8P Triple Rear Camera

The Tecno Spark 8P is a 6.6 Inch/169mm Full HD+ display device with 4GB RAM, 128GB of internal storage, 50MP Triple rear camera and a side fingerprint scanner incorporated in the power button. This phone comes in a compact packaging because it has a compact charger included. Here is my unboxing video of the same.

Tecno Spark 8P

The Tecno Spark 8P is available in two memory versions, 4GB+128GB which is retailing for KES18,499 (USD164*) and 4GB+64GB which is retailing for KES16,599 (USD147*). 

Available Colours

As far as colours go, The Spark 8P is available in Turquoise Cyan, Iris Purple, Atlantic Blue and Tahiti Gold from the left in the image above. The version I unboxed above is the Tahiti Gold version.

Tecno Spark 8P
Tahiti Gold

Infinix HOT 12 Play

Infinix HOT 12 Play 128GB ROM
Infinix HOT 12 Play

On the other hand the Infinix HOT 12 Play is a 6.82″/173mm HD device with a 13MP Dual rear camera setup, 6000mAh battery and a USB Type C port for charging and data transfer. The Tecno Spark 8P and Infinix HOT 12 Play both have an 8MP waterdrop notch front camera with flash.

The Infinix HOT 12 Play is available in 2 Memory variants

  • Infinix HOT 12 Play 128+4GB – KES18,499
  • Infinix HOT 12 Play 64+4GB – KES16,499

Here is my Infinix HOT 12 Play unboxing video

One of the major difference that you can also see right away is with the rear camera setups. The Tecno Spark 8P has a wide and smooth camera bump area while HOT 12 Play has a slimmer more reserved camera bump that houses the Dual Camera setup and Quad Flash.

Infinix HOT 12 Play Rear
Infinix HOT 12 Play

The HOT 12 Play is available in 4 colours namely Racing Black, Horizon Blue, Daylight Green and Champagne Gold as seen in the image below. I have the Racing Black version.

Available Colours

Table Comparison

I have compiled a list of all the important specifications for a one on one easy comparison between the Infinix HOT 12 Play and the Tecno Spark 8P. The bold specifications denotes that the spec is bigger or higher or a low price.

Spec/PhoneInfinix HOT 12 PlayTecno Spark 8P
Screen Size6.82″/173mm6.8″/172mm
Resolution720X1640 HD1080X2408 IPS/LCD Full HD+
Screen To Body Ratio84.5%83.8%
Refresh rate90Hz60Hz
RAM4GB+3GB ROM4GB
Storage128GB/64GB128GB/64GB
Mediatek CPUHelio P35 (2.3GHz Octa-core processor)Helio G35 (2.30GHz Octa-core processor)
OSAndroid 11Android 11
Front Camera8MP with Dual Flash8MP with Dual Flash
Rear Camera13MP Dual Camera with Quad Flash50MP Triple camera with Quad Flash
Max Video QualityFull HD 1080p @30fpsFull HD 1080p @30fps
Battery6000mAh5000mAh
Charger5 Volts 2 Amperes or 10 Watt charger5 Volts 2 Amperes or 10 Watt charger
USB InterfaceUSB Type CMicro USB
SpeakerMono Speaker
+ Audio Jack
Stereo Sound Effect
+ Audio jack
Network4G/3G/2G4G/3G/2G
SIM TrayTwo Nano SIM & SD cardTwo Nano SIM & SD card
External Memory Support (SD Card)Up to 512GBUp to 512GB
PriceKsh16,499 for 64+4GB
Ksh18,499 for 128+4GB
Ksh16,599 for 64+4GB
Ksh18,499 for 128+4GB
Infinix HOT 12 Play Vs. Tecno Spark 8P Comparison

Out of the 19 Categories the HOT 12 Play scored 8 while Spark 8P Scored 3. The phones were evenly matched in 8 categories.

The Spark 8P excelled in the display quality, rear camera set up and speaker setup. On the other hand the Infinix HOT 12 Play 12 excelled in the bigger battery, Extended RAM, USB interface, big screen to body ratio and a higher display refresh rate.

Conclusion

These two phones are very evenly matched in specifications as well as price too. The 128GB+4GB versions cost exactly the same. The only lower priced phone was the 64+4GB HOT 12 Play version although the price difference is only by Ksh100.

Which one would you prefer, a Full HD screen with a 50MP camera or a HD screen with 90Hz refresh rate, 6000mAh battery and USB Type C interface? Tell me in the comments below.

Finally read my review of the Infinix HOT 12 Play and Tecno Spark 8P.

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