TECNO CAMON 16 Vs Infinix Zero 8: Specs , features and more

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2021-03-26
Abraham Miller

The Infinix Zero 8 represents the best smartphone Infinix has ever produced to date with its Helio G90T processor, 90Hz fluid screen, 33W fast charging and more. But the vanilla version of the TECNO CAMON 16 is a more affordable offering from TECNO, coming with features targeted to cut down the cost.

If you're looking forward to buying a new phone, but if you're confused about which to get, this article will tell you the comparisons and differences between the TECNO CAMON 16 and the Infinix Zero 8. But keep in mind; they're not at the same level, at least from the specs.

 TECNO CAMON 16 Vs Infinix Zero 8

TECNO CAMON 16 Vs Infinix Zero 8

The Specifications comparison

Specs

TECNO CAMON 16

Infinix Zero 8

Dimensions

170.9 x 77.2 x 9.2 mm

168.7 x 76.1 x 9.1 mm

Display

· 6.8" Dot-in display

· HD+; 720*1640 pixels

· 480nits screen brightness

· 6.8" Dual Dot-in display

· FHD; 1080*2460 pixels

· 90Hz refresh rate

Processor

· MediaTek Helio G70

· 2.0 GHz Octa-core

· MediaTek Helio G90T

· 2.0 GHz Octa-core

Software

HOS 7 based on Android 10

XOS 7 based on Android 10

Storage & RAM

· 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM

· 128GB ROM, 4GB RAM

128GB ROM, 8GB RAM

Primary Camera

· 64MP primary camera

· 2MP macro camera

· 2MP depth camera

· AI lens

Penta-LED flash

· 64MP primary camera

· 8MP ultra-wide/macro camera

· 2MP depth camera

· AI lens

Quad-LED flash

 

Front Camera

· 16MP

· Dual-LED flash

· 48MP

· 8MP ultrawide camera

Battery

5,000mAh

18W Flash Charge

Micro USB

4,500mAh

33W Super Charge

USB Type-C

Connectivity

Dual 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Dual 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Sensors

· Rear-mounted Fingerprint

· Proximity Sensor

· G-Sensor

· Ambient Light Sensor

· Electronic Compass

· Side-mounted Fingerprint

· Proximity Sensor

· G-Sensor

· Ambient Light Sensor

· Electronic Compass

 

Design: Both stands out of the crowd

Starting from the design, TECNO and Infinix both went for new phone designs that stand out from the crowd. But if you're to choose your next device based on its design, you'll likely go with Infinix.

While the TECNO CAMON 16 goes with a bulky square-shaped camera module, Infinix went for a rhombus shape. It's a large camera module as well. But one thing we couldn't take our eyes off the Infinix Zero 8 is its back finish showcasing a shape that matches its camera module. TECNO CAMON 16, on the other hand, goes with a plain-looking back finish.

Before we forget, the Infinix Zero 8 places its fingerprint sensor right on the power button, while TECNO placed its own at the rear, just below the camera module.

The Infinix Zero 8 has a slightly larger 6.85" display, but you won't notice the difference in real-world usage because the TECNO CAMON 15's 6.8" screen has a somewhat large bottom bezel.

That aside, Infinix wants you to take wide-angle selfies with the Zero 8, and that's why it features a Dual Dot-in display. The CAMON 16, on its own, went for a less intrusive single Dot-in screen.

And that brings us to one of the most expected Infinix Zero 8's feature: the 90Hz screen refresh rate. Not just that the CAMON 16 features a 60Hz display, its HD+ (720*1640 pixels) resolution is not as sharp as the FHD (1080*2460) resolution on the Infinix Zero 8.

Performance: Two gaming processors with noticeable differences

The Infinix Zero 8 undoubtedly wins the comparison here, at least if you're willing to pay more. It's powered by a MediaTek Helio G90T processor, making it the fastest phone produced by Infinix to date. On the other side, the TECNO CAMON 16 is powered by an Helio G70 processor, a more affordable gaming-focused processor by MediaTek. Both the processors are manufactured on a 12nm architecture.

Taking a look at their memory, the Infinix Zero 8 comes in just one variant with 128GB + 8GB memory configuration while the TECNO CAMON 16 offers two variants with the difference in storage. Both variants of the CAMON 16 features just 4GB of RAM, but you can choose between 64GB and 128GB of storage. You can expand the storage on both the CAMON 16 and Zero 8 via the dedicated microSD card slot.

Cameras: Zero 8 has better lenses

To summarize, both the CAMON 16 and Zero 8 features a capable camera setup. They have a wide range of camera features and produces lovely and usable shots.

Spec-wise, the Zero 8 takes the head here with its 64MP quad-camera setup contains a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, 2MP depth camera, and a 2MP AI lens. The CAMON 16, on the other side, features a 64MP quad-camera setup containing a 64MP main camera, a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth camera, and an AI lens. But when it comes to flashes, the CAMON 16 takes the lead by adding one more LED flash.

Infinix Zero 8 lets you take selfies from more angles with its dedicated 8MP wide-angle camera. That aside, its 48MP selfie camera is another thing to consider over the 16MP selfie camera of the CAMON 16. However, CAMON 16 has a Dual-LED front-facing flash, which should give you brighter and clearer pictures at night. Although that's a nifty feature, it's nice to have it.

The Infinix Zero 8 can shoot up to 4K@30fps videos on the rear camera. It also has video stabilization, but only available when shooting 1080p@30fps and below. The CAMON 16 can shoot videos at the maximum resolution of 1440p@30fps, with no form of stabilization.

Battery: One with faster charging, the other with a bigger battery

Choosing between the CAMON 16 and Zero 8, in terms of power, comes down to personal preferences and needs. While the TECNO CAMON 16 features a slightly bigger 5,000mAh battery, its 18W charging speed is slower than the 33W of the Infinix Zero 8 with a 4,500mAh battery.

If you need more battery juice but don't mind the slower charging speed, you can for the CAMON 16 with a 5,000mah battery and 18W Flash Charge. And if you're just about the 33W beast charging speed, and don't mind its lower 4,500mAh battery, fix your eyes on the Infinix Zero 8.

The FHD display and 90Hz refresh rate on the Infinix Zero 8 will also affect the Infinix Zero 8's battery. But do you care since you can refill it in under an hour? Inconsiderate of which one you choose, both the devices would surely keep you on the screen for the whole day in most cases.

Even with that, one other thing to consider about both devices is that the CAMON 16 still features the dated micro-USB port, while the Infinix Zero 8 has the faster modern USB Type-C port.

Software: Similar software experience with little tweaks.

There are not much to compare here. The software experience across both the devices look similar, though with some tweaks. In particular, the CAMON 16 runs HiOS 7.0: the latest custom Android 10 skin by TECNO, while the Zero 8 runs XOS 7: also the most recent custom Android 10 screen by Infinix.

Both the skins offer similar features, including the overhauled UI design, Smart Panel, Video Call screen, Phone Master, Gestures, Smart Scanner, Social Turbo, and more. You'll also find the all-in-one after-sales service kit, Carlcare, on both devices.

The Verdict

Choosing between the CAMON 16 or Zero 8 comes down to your needs and personal preferences. The Infinix Zero 8, being the lead here, is costlier. If you need a phone with better performance, faster charging, 90Hz smooth screen, more premium-looking design, and you have more to spend, fix your eyes on the Infinix Zero 8.

On the other side, CAMON 16 is a worthy choice if you don't want to spend much on a smartphone. It features a gigantic 5,000mAh battery with a capable 18W Flash Charge, seven LED-flash, different storage options, and more.