Our comparison today sees us delve into the entry-level portion of the market yet again. Both smartphones on show today are ironically from the stables of Transsion Holdings and launched this year. They both offer a number of interesting qualities which we will observe more closely in a brief moment.

The itel S16 Pro is one of the newest smartphones from the stables of Transsion Holdings. This entry-level smartphone was launched in September and is available in a number of variants, one of which (the S16 Pro) we will be considering today.

The Infinix Hot 9, on the other hand, was launched in March of 2020 and comes under the microscope alongside the S16 Pro today.

Let’s get right into the thick of things and see what both entry-level smartphones have to offer us in this itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 9 match-up.


itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 9 Comparison Table

Here, we take a much closer look beneath the designs covering these smartphones, checking out what both devices really pack underneath.

itel S16 Pro Infinix Hot 9
2G, 3G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.5 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, IPS LCD display 6.6 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
Android 10 (Go Edition) Android 10 + XOS 6.0.1
Quad-core Spreadtrum Unisoc SC7731E, 1.3GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT 6762 Helio P22, 2.0GHz
8MP selfie camera 8MP selfie camera
13MP + 2MP + 0.3MP triple rear cameras with LED flash 16MP + 2MP + 2MP + AI Quad rear cameras with LED flash
32GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 128GB 32/64/128GB internal storage + dedicated storage via microSD up to 256GB
4,000mAh battery with 5W Standard Charge 5,000mAh battery with 10W Fast Charge
 ₦35,000 ₦52,700/₦54,800/₦58,600

itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 9: Where The S16 Pro Has The Advantage

The S16 Pro is slightly smaller in size than its rival making it easier to keep in smaller spaces.  It also has the same screen resolution as the Hot 9 despite bringing a slightly smaller display to the table.

It costs less than its counterpart and also brings the Android 10 OS to the fray, with newer security features for users to enjoy.

itel s16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 9

itel S16 Pro vs Infinix Hot 9: Where The Hot 9 Has The Advantage

The Hot 9 brings a bigger battery that lets users enjoy more screen time on this device. It also offers 4G support, meaning that users can now enjoy faster data transfer speeds while surfing the web.

It brings a slightly larger display to the fore, with a 6.6-inch screen LCD screen making sure users can enjoy some of their favourite mobile games and TV shows with more detail. The Hot 9 boasts more onboard storage and external storage than the S16 Pro, while offering different variants with more RAM than its counterpart.

In the optics department, its rear panel holds more cameras than the S16 Pro (bringing an extra sensor to the table) while it also shares the same specifications for its selfie cameras. However, this is no indicator that the Hot 9 provides a better camera experience when compared with its younger counterpart.

An octa-core chipset with faster processor speeds under the hood also ensure that this smartphone runs smoothly.

 Infinix Hot 9

itel S16 Pro vs itel P33 Plus: Which Smartphone Should You Opt For?

We’ve brought the S16 Pro against the older, more popular Hot 9, and after all said and done, one question pops into mind, which of these smartphones should you go for?

The S16 Pro offers a cheaper entry-level option, with newer software security features as well. It features three rear cameras with good-looking numbers and is easier to carry around due to its lighter weight.

The Hot 9, on the other hand, brings a larger display to the fray. It also offers more RAM, onboard storage and external storage than the younger S16 Pro. With a stronger battery than its rival, it assures users of more screen time and also has fast-charging technology with it.

It offers more cameras, has a faster performing processor and importantly supports 4G technology, meaning that users can enjoy faster data transfer speeds with this entry-level device.

The Hot 9 clearly wins this head-to-head between these entry-level smartphones. It offers considerably better specs than the S16 Pro, with important features like 4G connectivity, RAM and memory capacity seeing this smartphone win this match-up.


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