Both the Oppo Reno 5 and the Infinix Note 8i come with the new Android 11 operating system.
Android 11 gives you a better experience than smartphones running on older android versions.
Smartphones running on Android 11 have a better and more reliable security system and a night mode system for nocturnal smartphone users.
A key difference worth noting is the Snapdragon Octa-core processor that powers both the Oppo Reno 5, another mid-range phone in Kenya.
This means that Oppo Reno 5 has the advantage of a highly intelligent experience for excellent mobile gaming, amazing camera capabilities, and brilliant security-rich performance.
The Snapdragon processor ensures efficient power usage for the Oppo Reno 5. It also ensures that users enjoy a long-lasting battery life and rapid charging powered by the Qualcomm Quick Charge technology.
On the other hand, the new Infinix Note 8i boasts of the highly-rated Helio G80 Processor with a more advanced CPU and GPU architecture compared to its predecessor, the Helio G70.
This makes the new Infinix Note 8i better on several performance aspects such as GPU image rendering and overall speed as compared to its immediate predecessor, the Infinix Note 7, also retailing in Kenya.
The screen size is one of the top considerations every person must make before buying a new smartphone.
For smartphone screens, bigger is always better. Nobody wants a smartphone with a small screen.
A tiny screen becomes a big inconvenience when browsing the internet.
Gamers are looking for larger displays that allow them to easily follow the action and make more accurate moves.
If you love streaming YouTube Videos on your smartphone, a giant screen is definitely what you are looking for.
Both the Oppo Reno 5 and Infinix Note 8i smartphones have large screens, 6.4 inches, and 6.78 inches respectively.
Infinix Note 8i features a 6.78″ Dual Infinity-O Display, with HD Resolution levels (720 x 1640 pixels).
On the other hand, the new Oppo Reno 5 features a 6.4″ waterdrop display with a resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels.
A similarity worth noting is that both smartphones feature a notch on top of the screen.
A notch is a new method of increasing the surface area of the display, without interfering with the camera and other sensors.
RAM and Internal Memory
Oppo Reno 5 comes with 8GB RAM, while the new Infinix Note 8i features 6GB RAM, meaning that ideally, you would expect slightly better speeds when loading apps on the Oppo Reno 5.
The two smartphones have the same internal memory (128GB), with expansion slots that will accommodate an extra 256GB.
Smartphone cameras can be good. And that’s what everyone is looking for.
The Oppo Reno 5 features a brilliant 64MP rear camera, while the Infinix Note 8i comes with a 48MP HD camera. More megapixels generally mean better picture quality.
On top of this, both OPPO Reno 5 and Infinix Note 8i have an 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, probably making them smarter than any smartphone with a similar price in Kenya.
And then, you are also treated to two 2MP macro cameras to enhance the quality of your shots by capturing even the most minute of details.
The Oppo Reno 5 has a more powerful 44MP front camera compared to Infinix Note 8i’s 16MP, both quite impressive compared to other affordable smartphones in Kenya.
Below is a brief comparison featuring Oppo Reno 5 and Infinix Note 8i, comparing their features and price in Kenya.
Infinix Note 8i
Oppo Reno 5
|18,000 – 19,500||19,500 – 22,500|
|Android 11||Android 11, Color OS 11.1|
|48MP Quad Main Camera||64MP Quad Main Camera|
|16MP Selfie Camera||44MP Selfie Camera|
|6GB RAM, 128GB Internal Memory||8GB RAM, 128GB Internal Memory|
|6.78″ Waterdrop Display||6.4″ Waterdrop Display|
|5200mAh Li-Po Battery||4220mAh Li-Po Battery|