If you’re in the market for a budget-friendly smartphone in Nigeria, you’ve probably come across the Infinix Smart 8 and Tecno POP 8. These two phones are essentially the same, with only a few minor differences.

Comparing Infinix Smart 8 with Tecno POP 8

Both phones have 6.6-inch IPS LCD displays with a 90Hz refresh rate, Unisoc Tiger T606 processors, 5000mAh batteries with 10W fast charging, and dual rear cameras with a 13MP main sensor and a QVGA AI depth sensor.

Infinix Smart 8 or Tecno POP 8: Same Phone With Different Naming | DroidAfrica

They also both run on Android 13, with Infinix’s XOS 13 skin on the Smart 8 and Android 13 (Go edition) on the POP 8 with HiOS on the top.

So, what are the few differences between the two phones? The Smart 8 has a ring flash on the rear, which may be brighter than the dual LED flash on the POP 8.

Also, the Smart 8 comes with up to 8GB of RAM (the POP 8 only comes with up to 4GB of RAM). Another key difference worth mentioning is their different software skin, but this is mostly a matter of personal preference.

In terms of price, the Smart 8 starts at 81400 Naira, while the POP 8 starts at 82400 Naira. So, the POP 8 is slightly more expensive, but the difference is completely negligible.

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Tecno POP 8 | Mystery White and Alpenglow Gold colors

Overall, the Infinix Smart 8 and Tecno POP 8 are essentially the same phone. So if you’re looking for a budget-friendly smartphone, either of these phones would be a good choice. Here is a table comparing the key specifications of both smartphones.

Infinix Smart 8 vs Tecno POP 8: Specs Comparison

FeatureInfinix Smart 8Tecno POP 8
Display6.6-inch IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh6.6-inch IPS LCD with 90Hz refresh
ProcessorUnisoc Tiger T606Unisoc Tiger T606
Memory3GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB3GB + 64GB, 4GB + 128GB
Rear cameras13MP main, QVGA AI depth13MP main, QVGA AI depth
Front camera8MP8MP
SoftwareAndroid 13 with XOS 13Android 13 (Go edition)
Battery5000mAh with 10W fast charging5000mAh with 10W fast charging
PriceStarts at N81400Starts at N82400
Infinix Smart 8 or Tecno POP 8: Same Phone With Different Naming | DroidAfrica
Infinix Smart 8

Conclusion

So, which phone is better? The Infinix Smart 8 and Tecno POP 8 are very similar phones, so it really comes down to personal preference.

A major factor that might influence most buyers’ choices is availability and brand loyalty. As of writing, both the Smart 8 and the POP 8 are already in sales in Nigeria.

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