Comparing two entry level sister devices in this TECNO Pop 4 vs itel P36 face-off, which delivers better value? Which one meets your needs better?

The entry level market is a tough terrain for most smartphone makers, with new devices popping up left and right from different manufacturers. One of the very common smartphone makers in Africa is Transsion, which is responsible for Smartphones like TECNO, itel and Infinix.

Today, we’ll be comparing two entry level sister devices in the TECNO POP 4 and the itel P36. The TECNO POP 4 brings a solid hardware game to this battle with a powerful battery and respectable storage space. The itel P36 is no slouch though, as it also brings a massive battery to the fray alongside an ultra slim body design and an expansive display.

While both Transsion devices are budget-friendly (remember they are entry-level smartphones), that is not all there is to them. So, let’s take a moment to take a quick glance at the specs that both devices wield.

TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36 comparison
TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36: which is the better smartphone?

TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36 Comparison Table

Here is a sneak peek at both smartphones’ specs and what they bring to the table.

TECNO POP 4 itel P36
2G, 3G 2G, 3G
6 inches, 480 × 960 pixels, 18:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD 6.5 inches, 720 × 1600 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio IPS LCD
Android 10 (Go Edition) Android 9 Pie (Go Edition)
Quad-core, 1.3GHz Quad-core UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731E, 1.3GHz
8MP selfie camera 8MP selfie camera
5MP rear camera 8MP + 0.3MP rear cameras with LED flash
32GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 128GB 16GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 32GB
5,000mAh battery with 5W standard charging 5,000mAh battery with 5W standard charging
₦34,000 ₦34,000

TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36: Where the itel edges past the TECNO

The itel P36 boasts a more expansive display with a higher resolution, providing a better viewing experience. Simply put, you get to enjoy your favourite games and TV series with much detail and better clarity. It also does have the upper hand in the camera department, as it wields two rear cameras rather than the single one that its cousin device possesses.

itel P36 Pro LTE

TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36: Where the TECNO edges past the itel

The POP 4 offers larger storage space on the RAM front and the internal storage front. In fact, its onboard storage space is double that of its cousin device, with a RAM that’s also double the itel P36’s.

The TECNO POP 4 boasts a more recent version of the Android OS (the Android 10 Go Edition) and costs approximately the same thing the itel P36 costs. It also has a more aesthetically pleasing design (which is subjective anyway) and is lighter than the itel P36, making it easier and more convenient to handle.


TECNO POP 4 vs itel P36: Which Offers Better Value For the Money?

Now, both smartphones are ironically priced at ₦34,000, and they share a number of features like the same selfie camera, and the same battery rating. In terms of overall value for money, TECNO Pop 4 packs more value: it offers more RAM, more storage, and more up-to-date software. In the big picture, that is the phone you want to go for.

But then we are talking about human beings and choices here. At the end of the day, only you can decide which offers you better value based on your preferences. After all, the itel P36 has a bigger display with higher screen resolution, and honestly, it looks more modern.

Do you love devices with larger, clearer displays with higher resolutions? Then the itel P36 should be your pick of the pair. However, if you are a geek who loves having some top apps and games on your device, then opting for a device with more memory may be the better option for you. This simply means that the TECNO POP 4 may suit you better.

The onus lies on you based on what you prefer in a device. Also, the fact that they both sell for the same price can make this decision slightly more difficult than it should be. At the end of the day, you need to decide the features that stand out for you and make your decision along these lines. I am glad I’ve been able to help you make your decision easier (somewhat) and help you pick a side quicker. The rest is now left to you.

Also, you will be interested in these TECNO Pop 4 alternatives.

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