Spark 8C vs Hot 12i vs Galaxy A03; which of these should you buy?


Is it Tecno Spark 8C, Infinix Hot 12i or the Samsung Galaxy A03? If you are currently in search of a good entry-level smartphone with decent specifications, chances are, you’ve come across these names, especially if you are from most African region.

Currently, these three are price between $100 to $119, or around N60,000 in Nigeria. That is around 13,000 Kenyan Shelling, 890 Ghanaian Cedi, 425,000 Ugandan Shilling or 1,700 South African Rand; for those in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda or South Africa. But which should you buy; the Spark 8C, the latest Hot 12i or Sammy’s Galaxy A03?

Spark 8C vs Hot 12i vs Galaxy A03; which of these should you buy? Spark 8C vs Hot 12i vs Galaxy A03 droidafrica Copy

Spark 8C vs Hot 12i vs Galaxy A03 specs comparison

FactorsSpark 8CHot 12iGalaxy A03
Display6.6″ HD+ / 90Hz6.6″ HD+6.5″ HD+
CPU / GPUOcta-Core 1.61GHz Tiger T606Quad-core 2.0GHz Helio A22Octa-Core 1.61GHz Tiger T606
RAM + ROM2/3/4 + 64GB2/3 + 64GB3/4 + 32/64/128GB
Rear Camera13MP + QVGA13MP + 2MP + QVGA48MP + 2MP
Front Camera8MP8MP5MP
OS / UIAndroid 11 / HiOS7.6Android 11 / XOS7.6Android 11 / One UI
Data4G LTE / Bluetooth 5.04G LTE / Bluetooth 5.04G LTE / Bluetooth 5.0
Battery5000mAh / m.USB 2.05000mAh / m.USB 2.05000mAh / m.USB 2.0
FeaturesFingerprint / FaceIDFingerprint / FaceIDFingerprint / FaceID
Base PriceN59,000N61,500N62,500
Tecno Spark 8C now official in Nigeria

Spark 8C vs Hot 12i vs Galaxy A03 comparison summary

As seen from the table above, the clear winner (or should I say winners?) of these comparison is the Tecno Spark 8C and the Samsung Galaxy A03 since they both have better UNISOC Tiger T606 CPU.

  • The Spark 8C because it has 90Hz refresh, and notably cheaper, and
  • The Galaxy A03 because it is the camera king of the trio
Samsung Galaxy A03 specs

The Hot 12i on the other hand, which is the newest of the three lags behind in the race. Despite having the weaker CPU, it is still pricier than the Spark 8C which has the upper hands in display and CPU wing.

Now, back to our question; which of these three will you buy; the Spark 8c, Hot 12i or Samsung’s A03? Though slightly expensive, but the Galaxy A03 wins it for me, but you can let me know which of these three you prefer in the comment section below.

Stephen Ekpa
Stephen Ekpa
Stephen is the Editor-in-Chief @DroidAfrica. His work on DroidAfrica is born out of pure passion for tech, especially as it relates to smartphones. When Steve is not writing tech, then he is reading tech.


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