Tecno Boom J8 Vs Infinix Hot 3? ; Which one beats the other?



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Tecno Boom J8 is an impressive and innovative device by Tecno Mobile. It has a couple of features that have grabbed my attention. On the other hand the Infinix Hot 3 too deserves some upper hand.  In this article, we are going to literally compare the two device.  The fact that they both run on Lollipop doesn’t make them one and the same. In fact, one big difference lies there within the operating system and the launcher (UI).  They are different and those differences and similarities are going to be outlined here.


Infinix Hot 3 is different from the Hot 2 with the fact that Hot 2 runs on Android One. Infinix Hot 3 distinguishes itself from the predecessor, it runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop of course with the Infinix UI the XUI that is believed to be simpler,  fast and beautiful. On the other hand Tecno Boom J8 too is an amazing device running on a customized Android 5.1 Lollipop.  Its custom os is referred to as HiOS by Tecno Mobile.


Why a comparison of Tecno Boom J8 and Infinix Hot 3?

It is really hard to get to know a device better if a it has no comparison. Therefore, this comparison between these two devices will see you through important issues you have to look out before buying a smartphone. You need some help choosing between the two. The comparison of Boom J8 and Infinix Hot 3 will give you an overview of the comparison between the two devices.


The comparison is decided under the following sub headings or features:-

  • Display Properties
  • The Platform and Hardware
  • Battery
  • Storage
  • Camera
  • Other features
  • etc


Both devices are impressive just as mentioned above. However there are a few differences in their display properties. Let’s get down and see how the Tecno Boom J8 display and Infinix Hot 3 compare.

Tecno Boom J8 is probably one of the best or the best device that has been well designed by Tecno Mobile.  It features wonderful display properties just like the counterpart. Both displays are high definition and proper for gaming purposes.

Both featuring a screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Both displays are incorporated with the IPS technology. They are 5.5-inch IPS Touchscreens.

One good difference is this.  The Infinix Hot 3 has been dubbed the ‘ultra thin ‘ device which I think doesn’t hold any water. Infinix Hot 3 has a thickness LG 8.3mm, tell me if that is ultra thin as it is said on KiliMall. In the other hand Tecno Boom J8 is slimmer than the Infinix Hot 3 up-to a millimetre. It features a thickness of 7.3mm. Get that difference.

Display Properties
Feature Tecno Boom J8 Infinix Hot 3
Display Size 5.5 inch 5.5 inch
Technology IPS IPS
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels 1280 x 720 pixels
Thickness 8.3mm 7.3mm

System Hardware and Software

Here we analyze the hardware, the processor, the operating system, speed and more in the comparison of Tecno Boom J8 Hot and Infinix Hot 3.

They both run on the Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system by Google™. The operating systems for both the devices have customised UIs.

Tecno Boom J8 features HiOS, the first to officially run on the Tecno Mobile’s own custom UI.  The Boom J8’s UI is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.  Therefore it runs on HiOS built on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Infinix Hot 3 on the other side runs on Lollipop 5.1 with a user interface the XUI by Infinix.

Tecno Boom J8 features a quad core  processor with a MediaTek Chipset that clocks at a frequency of 1.3GHz. whilst the Infinix Hot 3 features a quad core processor with a MediaTek chipset. Both devices have a clocking frequency of 1.3GHz.

System Hardware and Software
Feature Tecno Boom J8 Infinix Hot 3
OS HiOS (built on Lollipop) Android 5.1 Lollipop (XUI)
Processor Quad core MediaTek processor Quad Core MediaTek
Cores Quad Core (4 cores) Quad Core (4 cores)
Frequency 1.3GHz 1.3GHz

Storage Space for Boom J8 & Infinix Hot 3

The two devices have no big difference when it comes to storage. However Boom J8 us superior in my opinion to the Infinix Hot 3. Find out how by reading on.

Tecno Boom J8 literally beats the Infinix Hot 3 when it comes to primary memory that’s the RAM.
Tecno Boom J8 features a 2GB RAM that offers smooth performance. Infinix Hot 3 on the other hand has a 1GB RAM only.

There’s no difference when it comes to inbuilt storage. Boom J8 and Infinix Hot 3 both have 16GB ROM respectively. However, these secondary storage if the devices differ. It can be expanded to a maximum of 32GB with SDHC Card (MicroSD card)  for Infinix Hot 3 and to 128GB for Tecno Boom J8.

Storage Comparison
Feature Tecno Boom J8 Infinix Hot 3
SD Card Slot YES YES
MicroSD expandable 128GB 32GB

Camera Credibility

Camera is another awesome feature. Both devices feature DUAL cameras. A front camera (secondary camera)  and a rear camera (primary camera).



Primary Cameras
Tecno Boom J8 features a 13.0 megapixels primary camera with a LED flash. The Infinix Hot 3 on the other hand features an 8.0 megapixels camera.

Front Camera
Tecno Boom J8 sports a 5.0 megapixel front shooter with LED flashlight while the Infinix Hot 3 features a 2.0 MP secondary camera.

Camera Properties
Feature Tecno Boom J8 Infinix Hot 3
Rear Camera 13.0MP 8.0MP
Front Camera 5.0MP 2.0MP
Flashlight YES YES
Autofocus YES YES


Battery Comparison

Both device the Tecno Boom J8 and Infinix Hot 3 feature similar battery capacities. There batteries are full at 3000mAh. Both are lithium ion polymer battery. They exhibit faster charging technology.

Battery Properties
Feature Tecno Boom J8 Infinix Hot 3
Type Lithium Ion Polymer Lithium Ion
Capacity 3000mAh 3000mAh
Rechargeable YES YES
Fast Charge YES Yes

Price Comparison

Tecno Boom J8 is retailing at Kes. 16999/-. Its sale is accompanied by a free $39 Bluetooth speaker with Boom headphones.
Infinix Hot 3 on the other hand is being sold for Kes. 7899/- at KiliMall. However,  the real price is Kes. 10499/-.

I think up to that point you can definitely know which device stands out. In my opinion Tecno Boom J8 stands out and beats the Infinix Hot 3. The price difference is not that huge. And well the cameras and entertainment aspect of the Tecno Boom J8 plus pulsating light simply puts it on top.

  • KEMI

    Thanks for this. This is facts based and all the unnecessary hyping rubbish is also absent. Thanks again. J8 wins the day for now. Hopefully, infinix will step up.