The mid-range portion of the market for smartphones is a gift that keeps on giving for smartphone lovers. We get introduced to a new device in this section of the market almost every week, making it a very lucrative portion of the market for makers to target, while buyers also settle for devices from this section because it offers decent specs at a good price.
Today, we are saddled with the responsibility of bringing two smartphones from this section to you in a head-to-head. Both devices, the Infinix Zero 8 and Redmi Note 8, bring a number of interesting features to the fore and also share a number of characteristics.
The Redmi Note 8 was launched in September of 2019 and offers three storage variants, though it is the highest storage option (6GB+128GB) we will be considering today. The Zero 8, on the other hand, was launched in August of 2020 and has a single storage variant (8GB+128GB).
We’ll be taking a closer look at the specs on both smartphones in a side-by-side manner.
Infinix Zero 8 vs Redmi Note 8 Comparison Table
Come with me and let’s take a deeper look at the specs both smartphones have on show for us.
|Infinix Zero 8||Redmi Note 8|
|2G, 3G, 4G||2G, 3G, 4G|
|6.85 inches, 2460 × 1080 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, 90Hz refresh rate, IPS LCD display||6.3 inches, 2340 × 1080 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD display|
|Android 10 + XOS 7||Android 9 Pie + MIUI 10|
|Octa-core MediaTek Helio G90T, 2.0GHz||Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 665, 2.2GHz|
|48MP + 8MP dual selfie cameras||13MP selfie camera|
|64MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash||48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP quad rear cameras with LED flash|
|128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 512GB||64/128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB|
|8GB RAM||4/6GB RAM|
|4,500mAh battery with 33W fast charge||4,000mAh battery with 18W Fast Charging|
|₦117,000 ($250)||₦50,000/₦60,000 /₦70,000 ($139/$167/$195)|
Infinix Zero 8 vs Redmi Note 8: Where The Zero 8 Has The Edge
The Zero 8 boasts a bigger display with a higher screen resolution, making it a solid pick for mobile gamers or users who enjoy catching their favourite movies or sporting events on the go. It also boasts a bigger RAM than its opponent, bringing 8GB of Random Access Memory to the fray.
The Zero 8 has a bigger battery that charges faster than its counterpart, while providing more external memory space for storage. It also offers a more recent version of the Android OS with newer security features than the Note 8.
Infinix Zero 8 vs Redmi Note 8: Where The Note 8 Has The Edge
The Note 8 offers three different storage options at more affordable prices than the Zero 8. The variant under the spotlight, the 6GB+128GB model, costs about ₦32,000 less than the Zero 8. It is also lighter than the Zero 8 and offers a sleeker, more compact design than its rival.
The Note 8 is ideal for you if you want a mid-ranger with great specs at an affordable price.
Infinix Zero 8 vs Redmi Note 8: Who Comes Out Tops In This Battle?
Both devices have great processors, support 4G technology, boast good camera specs and offer long-lasting batteries. The Note 8 is a much cheaper option than its counterpart and should be your pick if you are looking for a device that offers decent specs at a lower cost. However, the Zero 8 provides a newer software version, a much better screen resolution quality, and a bigger battery pack than the Note 8.
It has a larger RAM and external storage space than the Note 8, while also bringing a larger display to the table.
However, the Zero 8 is far more expensive than the Note 8, posing a sticky point for buyers who would want a mid-range device but have a spending cap of ₦100,000.
But when it comes to the features and the specs that both smartphones have to offer, the Zero 8 is a better pick than its mid-range rival.
For buyers who want something more affordable that boasts good specs, the Redmi Note 8 is the better buy for them.
So, if you have the extra cash to splash out, it’s better you opt for the Zero 8 ahead of its rival. But, if you want something at a good price point with great specs, then the Note 8 is just the smartphone for you.
At the end of the day, the onus rests on you to select the smartphone that will suit your need (and budget) more.
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