Oppo A9 2020 vs. Infinix Hot 8: Let’s see who wins this one

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Oppo A9 2020 and Infinix Hot 8 are finally hitting the Kenyan market, the latest smartphones in the respective companies.

Some will say that comparing Infinix and Oppo smartphones is a little bit unfair. This is because Oppo has a reputation of releasing high-end smartphones.

But let’s see how these two new smartphones compare side by side, in terms of prices and features, just in case you need to make a decision.

In just a few minutes, you realize that the two smartphones actually feature almost similar specifications, and will probably be suitable for different user needs.

Platform

Both the Infinix Hot 8 and Oppo A9 2020 run on the Android 9.0 operating system. Android is owned by Google, and so none of the smartphone companies would have any bragging rights about it.

Based on the same Android 9 Pie, both smartphones will give you a better experience than smartphones running on older android versions.

Both the Infinix Hot 8 and Oppo A9 2020 will therefore give you a better Screenshot facility, Sensible copy and paste, Battery management and Volume control convenience.

Running on Android 9 also comes with a better and more reliable security system and a night mode system for nocturnal smartphone users like myself.

The Infinix Hot 8 are powered by MediaTek Quad-Core processor with speed ratings of 2.0GHz.

On the other hand, the new Oppo A9 2020 is powered by a 2.0GHz Snapdragon Octa-core processor. And that’s a whole world of differences.

 Snapdragon is a better processor than Mediatek processors and gives smartphone users a better experience due to the use of AI for advanced imaging, realistic graphics and improved battery life among other benefits.

Display

Infinix Hot 8 Display
Infinix Hot 8 Waterdrop Display

Infinix and Oppo are focused on enhancing the smartphone experience for people who like watching videos or playing games.

For this reason, both the Infinix Hot 8 and Oppo A9 2020 have a bumped-up screen size of 6.6 inches and 6.5 inches respectively.

If you are tired of spending several hours every day with your eyes fixed on a tiny screen, then you have a ready deal here.

Apart from the screen size, both smartphones feature a Waterdrop Display with an impressive resolution and brightness levels.

Oppo A9 2020 Display
Oppo A9 2020 Front View

The new Infinix Hot 8 has screen resolution levels of 720 x 1600 pixels, while the new Oppo A9 2020 has a resolution of 1600 by 720 pixels.

One would therefore be right to say that the Oppo A9 2020 and Infinix Hot 8 have almost the same resolution.

Screens with higher resolution levels are generally more costly, probably the reason you have to pay more than 7k extra coins to get better resolution values.

But still, a display with a resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels has good brightness levels for videos, games and is readable under direct sunlight.

For this reason, it’s always important to weigh your needs against your budget.

The display for both smartphones, however, is still of the LCD type, which has less saturated colors and not-so-good contrast like the AMOLED screen types.

AMOLED screens are known for their richer hues, deeper black levels, and wider viewing angles as compared to LCD smartphone screens.

You will however find LCD displays to be the most popular screen types with the mid-range smartphones available in Kenya.

RAM and Internal Storage

If you are running away from the problems that come with smartphones featuring 1GB RAM, you would actually be safer with Oppo A9 2020 than Infinix Hot 8.

Why? Because the new Oppo A9 2020 comes with 4GB RAM, while Infinix Hot 8 comes with 2GB RAM.

Of course, 2GB is good, but 4GB is better, especially for smartphone users who will engage their gadgets with heavy tasks such as games and photo editing.

Another advantage of the Oppo A9 2020 over Infinix Hot 8 is the 128GB Internal memory it offers.

I mean, that’s good enough for several Music folders, Movies and Games to keep you entertained. Plus the expansion slot will accommodate an extra 256GB.

The new Infinix Hot 8 comes with 32GB internal memory and allows you to expand this by slotting in a micro SD up to a maximum of 128GB.

Camera

It’s actually unfair to compare the Oppo A9 2020 camera with the Infinix Hot 8 camera. First, Oppo’s 48MP Ultra Wide Quad Rear Camera is just out of the Infinix Hot 8 class.

Oppo A9 2020 Camera
Oppo A9 2020 48MP Ultra Wide Quad Rear Camera

Oppo A9 2020 also comes with a 16MP front camera with AI Beautification, a real deal for selfie lovers.

On the other hand, Infinix Hot 8 comes with a 13 Megapixels main camera and an 8 Megapixels selfie camera.

8MP for selfies is just fine for any smartphone user unless you are looking for super quality selfies. And of course for this, you have to part with a few more coins.

Battery

If you are reading this comparative review because you are tired of recharging your smartphone after every 2 hours, then consider courting any of these two smartphones.

You don’t want to be a slave to power banks, having to carry them even to a nearby shopping center.

Both the Infinix Hot 8 and Oppo A9 2020 come with a 5000mAh non-removable battery.

This is great news to people who travel a lot and still need to stream their favorite movies, listen to music and capture the best moments without the need for a recharge.

The large battery also makes it possible to browse the internet with 4G speeds for several hours after a single recharge.

The Infinix Hot 8 maintains the fast-charge technology, which allows you to charge your battery within a short period of time.

Fast Charge
Infinix Hot 8 Fast Charge Technology

Both smartphones also promise the use of AI intelligence to monitor, learn and use a user’s smartphone habits to save on power.

The Oppo A9 2020 reverse charging technology is a real game-changer. It turns the tables of mobile power demands, converting your smartphone into a charging station to feed other phones or wireless devices.

Oppo A9 2020 Reverse Charging
Oppo A9 2020 Reverse Charging

If you frequently use wireless headphones, this one will enhance your music experience. Talk about uninterrupted entertainment as you travel.

Infinix Hot 8 vs. Oppo A9 2020

Infinix Hot 8 Oppo A9 2020
2.0GHz Quad-Core Mediatek Processor 2.0GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 665 Processor
Android 9.0 Pie Operating System Android 9.0 Pie
6.6” LCD Display, 720 x 1600 pixels 6.5” LCD HD Display, 1600 x 720 Pixels
2GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, 128GB micro SD 4GB RAM, 128GB internal memory, 256GB micro SD
13 + 2MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera 48MP + 8MP + 2MP main camera, 16MP selfie camera
5,000mAh non-removable battery 5,000mAh non-removable battery
2G, 3G, 4G Networks 2G, 3G, 4G Networks
Estimated 11k to 16k 30k

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