Infinix Hot 2 vs Tecno Camon C8 – Everything You Need To Know

Infinix Hot 2

Infinix Hot 2 vs Tecno Camon C8. Which Smartphone is better? Join us as we find out in this review. We will breakdown everything you need to know.

In a race to win the budget end of Nigeria’s smartphone market , Infinix Mobility and Tecno Mobile launched two different smartphones in the same month. Infinix Hot 2 and Tecno Camon C8 were both launched in August 2015. Ever since then , Nigerians have found it difficult to choose which phone is better. In this article , we’re going to compare both smartphone by highlighting their strengths and weaknesses. Its Infinix Hot 2 vs Tecno Camon C8 !!


 

Where To Buy Tecno Camon C8?

Jumia Nigeria : #24,000 – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Jumia Kenya (For Kenyans) : KSh 15,999 – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Konga : #24,000 – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Where To Buy Infinix Hot 2

Jumia Nigeria : #17,900 (1GB RAM) – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Konga : #18,900(1GB RAM) – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)


 

Infinix Hot 2 Key Specs

  • Screen Size : 5.0-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (293ppi)
  • IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Body Type : Plastic
  • Colours : Black , White
  • Weight : 160grams
  • Processor : 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset, Mali-400MP2 GPU
  • RAM : 1GB / 2GB (Varies)
  • Internal  Storage : 16GB
  • Memory Card Slot : Card slot : microSD, up to 32 GB
  • OS : Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (Android One)
  • Back Camera : 8MP, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures camera with LED flash
  • Front Camera : 8MP, up to 3264 x 2448-pixel pictures camera with LED flash
  • Battery : 2020mAh , 3000mAh (Varies)

Tecno Camon C8 Key Specs

  • Screen Size : 5.5 inches, 720 x 1280 pixels, 267 pixels per inch
  • Display Type : IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Screen Protection : None
  • Colors : Black , White , Champange Gold
  • Cover : Leather , Plastic
  • Processor : 1.3GHz 64-bit octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU, MediaTek MT6735 chipset, Mali-T760 GPU
  • OS : Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Internal Storage : 16GB
  • Card slot : microSD, up to 32 GB
  • Back Camera : 13MP, up to 4128 x 3096-pixel-pictures, HDR, autofocus, panorama, Geo-tagging camera with Dual LED flash
  • Front Camera : 5MP, up to 2592 x 1944-pixel pictures with LED Flash
  • Battery : 3000mAh

 

Their Simiarities

  • They both run on Android Lollipop
  • They both have 1GB RAM
  • They both have 16GB internal storage
  • They both use MediaTek Chipset.

Their Differences

  • Infinix Hot 2 has 5.0 inch screen while Camon C8 has 5.5 inch display.
  • Infinix Hot 2 has 8MP back camera while Camon C8 has 13MP back camera with dual LED flash
  • Infinix Hot 2 runs on stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop while Camon C8 runs on customised Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Infinix Hot 2 has 2020mAh battery while Camon C8 has 3000mAh battery
  • Infinix Hot 2 has LED Notification Light while Camon C8 does not have.

 

A Detailed Comparism 0f Infinix Hot 2 vs Tecno Camon C8

Lets go deeper and find out how each smartphone compares in terms of  design , performance , battery life and camera. Lets go!

Body Design & Display

Infinix Hot 2 has a 5 inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixels. The body is made of plastic and the back cover is removable. That said , you need to be extra careful when handling this device. The screen’s protector is quite soft and can easily get scratched / broken if rough handled. The Hot 2 supports 2 sim slots , an external memory card and LED Light for notifications.

 

Infinix Hot 2
Infinix Hot 2

 

On the other hand , Camon C8 features a much more beautiful design and bigger screen. It has a 5.5 inch display with metal body and leather back cover. The design is impressive. The body is slim with very thin bezels at the side of the display. The back cover is removable and is made of Plastic  and Leather , however , the 3000mAh battery is non-removable. The Camon C8 is dual sim and supports external memory card of up to 32GB.

 

Tecno Camon C8 Specs
Tecno Camon C8

 

Editor’s Verdict : The Camon C8 wins this. Infinix Hot 2 is a worthy competitor , but is no match for the Camon C8 in terms of design and overall external appeal.

Multitasking & Performance

The Hot 2 uses a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 1GB or 2GB RAM (two variants). It runs on Stock Android One with very few pre-installed apps (Bloatwares). We got the 1GB RAM variant 2months back and during out time with it , we didn’t experience any lag.  The performance was a breeze. Apps didn’t freeze and multitasking was fast.

On the other hand , Camon C8’s performance failed to impress us. It has a 1.3GHz 64-bit octa-core MediaTek processor with 1GB RAM. During our time of using the Camon C8 , we noticed that the performance dropped as we continued to use it. The more we use , the more the performance reduced. Often times , we experience serious lag when performing a task. For instance , i was browsing the web with Firefox Browser on my  camon c8 when the browser suddenly crashed. I was furious because what i was reading was really important at that time.

Editor’s Verdict : The Infinix Hot 2 performs better. The Camon C8 has a lot of potentials , but failed to deliver when we put it through series of performance test.

Camera

The Hot 2 comes with 8MP front and back camera , but regardless of that , the camera output was well below average. The colour rendition was OK and picture output was good , but we found out that outdoor photos were far better than indoor , despite the presence of LED flash.

The Camon C8 is all about the Camera. It has 13MP back camera with dual flash (2 Flash lights). The picture quality and colour rendition is outstanding. The camera comes with some interesting features. For instance , you can take a picture right on top another picture using PIP mode.

Editor’s Verdict : The Camon C8 wins this. The phone is all about the camera and the camera software implementation is interesting. Is this even an argument? 🙂

Battery

The Hot 2 comes with 2200mAh battery. The battery has been optimised for better performance and can serve you up to 5hours of heavy useage. If you’re minimalist enough , you can squeeze out more than 6hours from the battery.

The 3000mAh battery on Camon C8 can last up to 8hours of heavy usage. However , the battery is too slow in charging. It can take more than 3hours to fully charge.

Editor’s Verdict : Although the charging process is slow , Camon C8’s battery lasted longer than that of Hot 2.

Infinix Hot 2 Pros & Cons

Pros :

  • LED Notification Light is present
  • Fast Performance
  • Clean User Interface (UI)

Cons :

  • Plastic Body , Not Classy
  • Average Camera
  • Average Battery

Tecno Camon C8 Pros & Cons

Pros :

  • Beautiful Design
  • Big Screen , Good For Gaming
  • Tecno Boom Player , Free Music And Video Streaming
  • Sharp Camera
  • Strong Battery

Cons :

  • Average Performance
  • Call Quality Not Clear

There you have it!. The final choice is yours. You can buy using the links below :


Where To Buy Tecno Camon C8?

Jumia Nigeria : #24,000 – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Jumia Kenya (For Kenyans) : KSh 15,999 – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Konga : #24,000 – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Where To Buy Infinix Hot 2

Jumia Nigeria : #17,900 (1GB RAM) – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)

Konga : #18,900(1GB RAM) – Buy Now (Pay On Delivery)


 

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