Infinix Smart vs Tecno Spark

It’s the battle of underdogs. The Infinix Smart and Tecno Spark are the new super budget offings from their respective companies. They don very similar specs and are very competitively priced, but how do they stack up against each other, let’s find out.

Design

Tecno Smart

Infinix Smart

Design as a topic has always been very subjective. I’ll let you be the judge of which one takes the cake. I gotta say though, I dig those iPhone-like antennae lines on the Tecno.

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Processor and Software

Tecno Spark has the advantage here. It comes running the more recent Android 7.0 Nougat while Infinix Smart runs the slightly older Android 6 Marshmallow. However, Infinix promises Nougat on the Smart. Both come skinned with their respective in-house skin; HiOS and XOS.

Battery

An odd place to start but let’s get the basics out of the way first. Tecno and Infinix phones have earned themselves the title “Battery Warriors”. The Spark and Smart come with 3,060mAH and 3,000mAH power packs respectively. This is impressive and with the modest internals we will talk about in a little bit, these will be more than adequate.

Display

Tecno Spark features 5.5-inch IPS display whereas the Infinix Smart comes with the 5-inch display. Both are 720p panels.  While many might consider these panels outdated, we cannot complain much considering the pricing of the two.

Camera

The Tecno Spark sports a 13 MP rear shooter with a single LED flash and a 5 MP front camera with soft flash. Infinix Smart comes with 8 MP rear camera with dual LED flash and 2 Mp front camera with soft flash as well.

The Spark clearly takes this one, at least on paper. Megapixels aren’t everything. We may have to play around with these cameras for a more detailed review and verdict.

Conclusion

Clearly, Tecno Spark slightly edges out the Infinix Smart. The fingerprint scanner, support for 4G LTE and the much nicer design make it more desirable than the Infinix Smart.

Infinix Smart’s audio-centric inclination make it a much better deal for the audiophiles among us. That said, both devices are very good if you’re on a tight budget.

Pricing

In Kenya, Tecno Spark goes on sale at Ksh 9,999 on e-commerce site Kilimall while Infinix Smart retails for Ksh 9,000 on Jumia.