The itel A70 and Tecno POP 8 are two of the latest entry-level smartphones from these two popular brands. They both offer similar specifications, but there are a few key differences between the two devices.

itel A70 vs Tecno POP 8: A specification comparison and recommendation | DroidAfrica

itel A70 vs Tecno POP 8

Display

Both the itel A70 and Tecno POP 8 have 6.6-inch displays with a 20:9 aspect ratio. However, the POP 8 has slightly better specs and appeal. Even though the two phones have similar resolution and aspect ratio, the POP 8 has a faster 90Hz refresh, and it has a dotted notch, which adds to the overall look of the phone.

Processor

The itel A70 is powered by the Unisoc Tiger T603 processor, while the Tecno POP 8 is powered by the Unisoc Tiger T606 processor. Both processors are octa-core CPUs, but the T606 has slightly higher clock speeds, so it should be generally faster.

Memory

The itel A70 comes with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage. The Tecno POP 8 on the other hand comes with 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of storage. Both devices also support expandable storage via microSD card.

Itel and it A70 have the upper hand here since it comes with larger built-in storage. Additionally, the RAM on the A70 can be expanded up to 12GB through a dynamic memory trick.

itel A70 vs Tecno POP 8: A specification comparison and recommendation | DroidAfrica
itel A70 in Brilliant Gold, Starlish Black, Field Green, and Azure Blue

Cameras

The itel A70 has a dual rear camera system with a 13MP main sensor and a QVGA AI depth sensor. The Tecno POP 8 also has a dual rear camera system with a 13MP main sensor and a QVGA AI depth sensor. However, the POP 8 also has a slightly higher resolution front-facing camera at 8MP compared to the A70’s 5MP camera.

Battery life and Other features

Both the itel A70 and Tecno POP 8 have 5000mAh batteries, and both support 10W fast charging. Also, both have a side-mounted fingerprint scanners and both run Google’s Android 13 (Go Edition). However, the POP 8 has a dual loud speakers which could result in a better multimedia consumptions than what it counterparts offers.

Tabular specification comparison between the itel A70 and Tecno POP 8

Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between the two devices:

Featureitel A70Tecno POP 8
Display6.6-inch IPS LCD,
720×1612 pixels
6.6-inch IPS LCD,
720×1612 pixels, 90Hz
ProcessorUnisoc Tiger T603Unisoc Tiger T606
Memory3GB/4GB RAM,
128GB/256GB storage
3GB/4GB RAM,
64GB/128GB storage
Rear cameras13MP main + QVGA AI depth13MP main + QVGA AI depth
Front camera5MP8MP
Battery5000mAh5000mAh
Fast charging10W10W
Other featuresSide-mounted
fingerprint scanner
Side-mounted fingerprint scanner,
dual speakers, compass sensor
itel A70 vs Tecno POP 8: A specification comparison and recommendation | DroidAfrica
Tecno POP 8 in Mystery White, Alpenglow Gold, Magic Skin, and Gravity Black

Conclusion

Overall, the Tecno POP 8 is the better smartphone of the two. It has a slightly better display, processor, and camera system. It also comes with dual speakers for a better audio experience. However, the itel A70 is still a good option for those looking for an affordable entry-level smartphone.

Which device is right for you will depend on your individual needs and budget. If you are looking for the best possible performance and features, then the Tecno POP 8 is the better choice. However, if you are on a tight budget, then the itel A70 is still a good option.

As of when this article was written, the itel A70 cost N74,900 in Nigeria, and Rs. 7,490 in India, translating to somewhere around $90. The Tecno POP 8 on the other hand is expected to be priced starting from $98 when it becomes available in stores.

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