It is not every day we get to see two entry-level smartphones from 2020 go head-to-head. Today, we will be pitting the Umidigi A7 against the more popular Infinix Hot 9. The Umidigi brand launched in 2012 and is becoming increasingly visible in the entry-level sphere for smartphones.

The Infinix brand of smartphones has witnessed a steady growth ever since its establishment in 2013. The brand has catered to users in different sections of the market with the Hot 9 being one of such devices.

Both smartphones launched this year, with the Hot 9 slightly older than its rival which launched in August.

We will be taking a closer look at the features, specifications, prices and everything in between in this Umidigi A7 vs Infinix Hot 9 match-up.

To begin this journey, we first show you the specifications on both smartphones in a side-by-side manner.


Umidigi A7 vs Infinix Hot 9 Comparison Table

Here, we take a closer look at what both smartphones have to offer us.

Umidigi A7 Infinix Hot 9
2G, 3G, 4G 2G, 3G, 4G
6.49 inches, 1560 × 720 pixels, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, LTPS display 6.6 inches, 1600 × 720 pixels, 20:9 aspect ratio, IPS LCD display
Android 10 Android 10 + XOS 6.0.1
Octa-core MediaTek Helio P20, 1.64GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P22, 2.0GHz
16MP selfie camera 8MP selfie camera
16MP + 8MP + 5MP + 5MP quad rear cameras 16MP + 2MP + 2MP + AI lens quad rear cameras with LED flash
64GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB 32/64/128GB internal storage + dedicated microSD card slot up to 256GB
4,150mAh battery with standard charging 5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charge
₦55,165 ($144.98) ₦52,700/₦54,800/₦58,600($139/$144/$154)

Umidigi A7 vs Infinix Hot 9: Where The A7 Gains The Edge

The A7 comes at a slightly cheaper price than its rival, costing about ₦3,400 less than the 4GB variant of the Hot 9. It also offers 64GB of onboard storage and 256GB of external storage.

The A7 has more rear cameras than its rival and has a selfie camera with better numbers. However, as camera comparisons go, this is not a clear indicator that the A7 offers a better photography experience than the Hot 9.

The A7 also offers 4G support and has the Android 10 OS taking care of the device’s software needs.

Umidigi A7 vs Infinix Hot 9

Umidigi A7 vs Infinix Hot 9: Where The Hot 9 Gains The Edge

The Hot 9 presents a larger display with a slightly higher resolution, making it a solid option for users who want to enjoy their favourite TV shows or mobile games on a larger screen. It boasts the MediaTek Helio P22 under the hood, which offers faster processor speeds compared to the Helio P20 embedded in the A7.

It brings a bigger battery with fast charging technology to the table, boasting a massive 5,000mAh battery pack.

UMIDIGI A7 vs Infinix Hot 9

Umidigi A7 vs Infinix Note 7: Which Of These Devices Should You Opt For?

This head-to-head has weighed up the pros and cons of both smartphones up close, laying bare all that both sides have to offer. So, it now boils down to the big question, which of these devices should you opt for?

The A7 is a cheaper option compared to its rival. Its camera setup also boasts more cameras with better looking numbers than the older Hot 9. It offers the same RAM and onboard storage as its rival, also bringing 256GB of external storage to the table.

The Hot 9 on the other hand, brings a larger display to the fore, with a better battery that supports fast charging. It is also pricier than the A7 and features three RAM storage variants.

The better smartphone to select between these entry-level devices depends largely on what you truly want from a device. If you want a smartphone with decent specs, a slim, handy plastic build that is not too heavy, and a powerful battery at a great price, then the Hot 9 should be the ideal choice.

But if you want something cheaper that offers you decent RAM (4GB), adequate onboard storage and ample external memory, then the A7 should be your pick.

At the end of the day, the facts have been set before you and the final decision rests solely in your hands.


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