Today, we take a journey into the world of budget smartphones to bring two entry-level smartphones from Transsion Holdings up against each other in a TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47 matchup. Both smartphones come at affordable price points and offer a number of peculiar specs which we will look at in this article.


The TECNO POP 4 launched in July, joining TECNO’s growing collection of budget devices. You can check out our review about this device here. The A47 was also released in July, adding to a growing collection of itel devices. Both smartphones are entry level devices that share a number of similarities. But today, we are more interested in those differences between both smartphones.

We will start by taking a deeper look at the specs both smartphones wield in a side-by-side comparison.


TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47 Comparison Table

Here, we take a brief look at what both devices offer under their exquisite plastic bodies

TECNO POP 4 itel A47
2G, 3G 2G, 3G
6.00 inches, 480 × 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display 5.50 inches, 480 × 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
Android 10 (Go Edition) + HiOS v6.2 Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22, 1.3GHz Quad-core UNISOC Spreadtrum SC7731E, 1.3GHz
8MP selfie camera 5MP selfie camera
5MP rear camera 5MP + 0.3MP dual rear camera with LED flash
32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB 32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 32GB
5,000mAh battery with 5W standard charging 3,020mAh battery with 5W standard charging
₦34,000 ₦24,000

TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47: Where the TECNO POP 4 Gains the Edge

The POP 4 comes with a more recent version of the Android OS, meaning that users can enjoy newer security features and updates and a better battery life due to the Android 10’s adaptive battery setting.

It also has a larger display and comes with a stronger battery (rated 5,000mAh) that keeps this device powered all day. On the memory front, this device offers more external memory than its itel rival.

The POP 4 has decent cameras and is a great budget pick for users who do not want to spend above ₦40,000 on an entry-level device.

TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47

TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47: Where the itel A47 Gains the Edge

The A47 is a cheaper entry-level option, selling for around ₦10,000 less than its distant relative. It is smaller, lighter and easier to handle, with an attractive plastic build covering its exterior.

This smartphone offers dual rear cameras, a decent RAM and adequate onboard storage to cover its memory needs. It also has a decent Spreadtrum processor and is a solid budget device with fairly good specs at a very affordable price.

itel A47

TECNO POP 4 vs itel A47: Which of these Budget Smartphones Should You Go For?

Both smartphones have their different perks, with both sides offering a number of peculiar advantages. However, when it comes down to the big question, which of these Transsion devices will you go for and why?


The A47 has a number of decent specs for a budget entry-level device with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard memory taking care of things on the memory front. It also offers decent camera specs and a somewhat smallish battery, which is a sticky point in all of its features.

The TECNO POP 4, on the other hand, has a number of enhanced features, with a more powerful battery, and more external memory at its disposal. It also features a larger display that lets users enjoy a more immersive smartphone experience and has a newer Android OS (the Android 10) taking care of software business.

At the end of the day, the TECNO POP 4 wins this head-to-head by a rather slim margin in spite of its higher cost. Its enhanced battery capabilities, coupled with more memory sees it best the itel A47 on this day.


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