Tecno Spark 5 Air And Infinix Hot 9 Play Price, Review And Full Specifications.





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Tecno Spark 5 Air (KD6) Quick Specs:
7.0" HD+ (1640×720) IPS-LCD Drop-notch Display.
255ppi, 20.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
Mediatek Helio A22 Chipset.
Android 10, HiOS 6.2.
13MP Dual-Back Camera.
8MP Front Camera.
2GB of RAM.
32GB Internal Storage Space.
Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted).
5,000mAh Battery.
Starting Price: Around 49,990 Naira, GHs 630, & KES 12,229.

Infinix Hot 9 Play (X680) Quick Specs:
6.82" HD+ (1640×720) IPS-LCD Drop-notch Display.
262ppi, 20.5:9 Aspect Ratio.
Mediatek Helio A22 Chipset.
Android 10, XOS 6.0.2.
13MP Dual-Back Camera.
8MP Front Camera.
2GB of RAM.
32GB Internal Storage Space.
Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted).
6,000mAh Battery.
Starting Price: Around 51,990 Naira, GHs 625, & KES 12,800.

Though, Tecno Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play are equipped with the basic components that are often accompanied entry-level smartphones. Yet, compared to many others in this range, the strong features of these two phones are their bigger displays. This is because Infinix Hot 9 Play features an ample 6.82-inch display, while Tecno Spark 5 Air offers a slightly larger screen size of 7.0-inch.

And despite that Spark 5 Air and Hot 9 Play belong to different phone brands, both of them share identical look and packed almost the same components. In other words, and apart from having almost the same screen size, Spark 5 Air and Hot 9 Play also feature an identical drop-notched displays and similar rectangular-shaped back camera modules. Each of them also comes with an 8MP selfie lens and 13MP dual-lens back camera.

Under the hood also, Tecno Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play packed the same Helio A22 chipset, and they both feature 2GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage space. Both of them are also running on the Go Edition of the Android 10 OS (Operating System), alongside each phone's custom UI (User Interface).
Nonetheless, Infinix Hot 9 Play is powered by a 6000mAh battery, while Tecno Spark 5 Air is equipped with a little less battery capacity of 5000mAh.

The current price of the Tecno Spark 5 Air is 49,990 naira (GHs 630 & KES 12,229), while that of the Infinix Hot 9 Play is 51,990 naira (GHs 625 & KES 12,800), which means Tecno Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play attract almost the same price. So, if you're looking for an affordable smartphone with larger display and complementary higher battery capacity, you might want to check out these two phones.

By the way, Spark 5 Air is available in 4 colour options of Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, and Misty Grey. Hot 9 Play also comes in 4 but different colour options of Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black, Violet and Ocean Wave.

Same Design But Different Screen Sizes:
Because Tecno Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play are identical front the front view, you can only tell them apart by their slightly different sizes. Spark 5 Air is the bigger of the two phones, which is as a result of its minute larger 7.0-inch display, compared to the 6.82-inch screen of the  Hot 9 Play.
The other way to tell them apart easily is by their brand and model names, which are inscribed on their back covers.

Except for those differences mentioned above, other visible aspects of these two phones are identical. For instance, both phones have identical waterdrop notches at the top of their screens, and they both features a taller aspect ratio of 20.5:9.

Furthermore, each of the phone's screen also packed the same 1640x720 pixels. Though, due to its slightly bigger size, Tecno Spark 5 Air's display has a slightly lower pixel density of 255ppi, while the 6.82-inch screen of the Hot 9 Play has a pixel density of 262ppi. In other words and technically speaking, Infinix Hot 9 Play screen is slightly sharper than that of the Tecno Spark 5 Air.

The frame and back covers of both phones are made of plastic. And each phone's dual-lens back camera is placed vertically on the left side of the rectangular shaped camera module, while their Triple-LED flash are located on the right sides of the camera modules. Both phones' fingerprint readers are also placed in a similar spots, i.e., close to their centre-back.
But as i mentioned earlier, each phone's brand and model names are found in different positions on their backs.

Tecno Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play measure 174.9x79.27x9.05mm and 171.8x78x8.9mm respectively. And while the Hot 9 Play has a weight of 209g, the weight of the Spark 5 Air is undisclosed, though, due to its bigger size, you should expect a slightly heavier weight from the Tecno phone.

Same CPU, RAM, ROM And OS:
Tecno Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play packed the same Helio A22 MediaTek processor; which is an Arm Cortex-A53 quad-core cpu, and it has a maximum clock speed of 2.0GHz. And for their graphics related tasks, each of the phones is fitted with the same IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).

Tecno Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play are preloaded with the Go Edition (the lighter version) of the Android 10 OS, and built on top of this OS is the latest custom UI of each phone. In other words, and while Spark 5 Air is running on the Tecno HiOS 6.2, built on top of the Android 10 (Go Edition), Hot 9 Play is running on the Infinix XOS 6.2 (Dolphin), also on top of the Go Edition of the Android OS.

Same Front And Back Camera:
Apart from having same looking dual-lens back cameras, each phone's dual-lens back camera is also made up of the same 13MP Main lens and a QVGA (low-light) lens.

just like in their back cameras, each phone is also fitted with an 8MP front-facing camera. And because non of them have Notification LED, therefore, they both feature Face Unlock.

Meanwhile, the Primary back cameras of the Spark 5 Air and Infinix Hot 9 Play are capable of shooting 1080p video at 60fps (frames per second), while their front-facing cameras are capable of shooting 720p video at 60fps.

Hot 9 Play Has Higher Battery Capacity:
Although both phones are equipped with sufficient battery capacities that'll last for more than a day on a single charging. Still, despite its slightly lower screen size, Infinix Hot 9 Play is fitted with a stronger 6000mAh battery, while Tecno Spark 5 Air comes with a 5000mAh battery.

Because none of the two phones support fast charging, therefore, it'll take you about 3 hours to fully charge the battery of the Spark 5 Air from zero per cent. But due to its higher battery capacity, it'll take you more than that to charge the Hot 9 Play's battery from zero to one hundred per cent.

Full Specs of The Tecno Spark 5 Air And Infinix Hot 9 Play:


Maker
Infinix  Mobility.
Tecno Mobile.
Name
 Hot 9 Play.
Spark 5 Air.
Year Announced
May. 2020.
June. 2020.
Weight
209g.
N/a.
Dimensions
171.8x76.8x8.9mm.
174.6x79.3x9.05mm.
Colour
Quetzal Cyan, Midnight Black, Violet & Ocean Wave.
Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue & Misty Grey.
DISPLAY
Screen Type
 IPS-LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
IPS-LCD Capacitive Touchscreen.
Screen & Resolution
6.82-inch,  HD+ (1640x720 pixels).
7.0-inch,  HD+ (1640x720 pixels).
Aspect Ratio & Pixel Density
20.5:9, (262ppi).
20.5:9, (255ppi).
Protection
N/a.
N/a.
HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE
Chipset
Mediatek Helio A22.
Mediatek Helio A22.
Processor
2.0GHz, Dual-Core.
2.0GHz, Dual-Core.
GPU
PowerVR GE8320.
PowerVR GE8320.
RAM
2GB.
2GB.
ROM
32GB.
32GB.
Micro-SD Card
Up to 256GB.
Up to 256GB.
Operating System
Android 10 (Go Edition), Infinix XOS 6.2 (Dolphin).
Android 10 (Go Edition),, Tecno HiOS 6.2.
SIM, NETWORK AND CONNECTIVITY
SIM
Dual SIM, Nano
Dual SIM, Nano
Network
GSM (2G), HSPA+ (3G) & LTE (4G).
GSM (2G), HSPA+ (3G) & LTE (4G).
Connectivity
Micro-USB Connector, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-OTG, Wi-Fi & HotSpots.
Micro-USB Connector, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-OTG, Wi-Fi & HotSpots.
CAMERA & MULTIMEDIA
Rear Camera
Dual-lens (13MP+QVGA)) AF, With Triple-LED Flash.
Dual-lens (13MP+QVGA)) AF, With Triple-LED Flash.
Front Camera
Single-lens (8MP), F/2.0, Dual Screen-Flash.
Single-lens (8MP), F/2.0, Dual Screen-Flash.
Video Recording
[email protected] (back camera).
[email protected] (back camera).
3.5mm Audio Jack
Yes
Yes
Video Formats
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM.
MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM.
Audio Formats
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, AMR, MID, MIDI, AWB, FLAC.
MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, WAV, WMA, AMR, MID, MIDI, AWB, FLAC.
BIOMETRICS & SENSORS
Biometric & Sensor/Security
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted), Face Unlock.
Fingerprint reader (Rear-mounted), Face Unlock.
Sensors
G-sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor, Accelerator and Barometer sensor.
G-sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor, Accelerator and Barometer sensor.
BATTERY
Lithium-Ion
6000mAh
5000mAh
Non-Removable
Yes
Yes
Fast-Charging
N/a..
N/a.

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