TECNO POUVOIR 2 vs TECNO L9PLUS – In a bid to maintain its position as the leading brand in smartphone manufacturing, Tecno has proudly announced the launch of the new Tecno Pouvoir 2, the second of the Tecno Pouvoir series. The Tecno Pouvoir 1 was introduced in April 2018 for the Senegalese market while the Tecno Pouvoir 2 was introduced for the Nigerian market.
The new Tecno Pouvoir series was created to replace the Tecno L series. This probably explains why the phone was named “Pouvoir” – the French word for “Power”; an indication of its very strong battery life.
The Tecno Pouvoir 2 is powered by 1.3GHz Quad Core MTK processor and runs on HiOS based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. This means that normal operations like browsing and watching movies should not be an issue but the moment you start playing games or running heavy apps or even couple of normal apps at the same time, you might start to experience slow performance, overheating, crashing and lagging.
With HD+, Android 8.1 and 4G LTE, it also comes with a 2GB RAM and a 16GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB with an external SD card. Furthermore, it boasts of a 13MP powerful rare camera and an 8MP Selfie Camera, a close resemblance to Infinix Hot series.
Interestingly, the phone comes with the usual Fingerprint sensor and an additional Face Identity technique to unlock the device.
In terms of battery, the real strength of the Tecno Pouvoir is displayed as it comes with a 5000 mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery even though it has no fast charging technology like its Infinix brothers which means charging the battery from 0% to 100% might take up to 3 hours. However, according to Tecno, under normal circumstances, the phone should last for 96 hours (four days), when fully charged.
It is a 6″ IPS display phone with 720 x 1440 pixels (HD+) screen resolution. With 18:9 aspect ratio, you have more screen in a small body.
Above the display are the selfie camera, flash, earpiece, notification light and proximity sensor. Furthermore, it makes use of on-screen navigation buttons just above the tiny bezel at the bottom.
The power button, volume rocker and SIM + SD card tray slot are all on the right side of the device. At the top is the 3.5mm headphone jack while the bottom host the speaker and micro-USB port. At the rear is the camera and fingerprint scanner. Furthermore, the phone is made out of polycarbonate plastic material which all latest Tecno phones are made of.
As a replacement of the Tecno L series, it is important to analyse both category of devices so as to know if the Tecno Pouvoir is the best replacement for the L series. Basically the features of the various phones under L series differ and increases as they went up from L3 to L9plus. However on a general note, the Tecno Pouvoir beats them all, even though it’s slightly above the L9 plus.
While the L9plus comes with a 6”-inch screen and 1280X720 resolution, the Pouvoir 2 comes with a 6”inch screen and a resolution of 720X1440. In terms of software, while the L9plus runs on the google android 7.0, the Pouvoir 2 runs on Android 8.1, although both are powered by 1.3GHz Quad Core MTK processor.
Talking about Camera, which is what most persons watch out for, the Tecno Pouvoir 2 is higher as it comes with a 13MP powerful rare camera and 8MP front camera, unlike the L9plus which comes with 13MP rare camera and 5MP front camera. The L9 is however lower as it comes with 8MP rare came
The devices are even when it comes to the battery contest with both the Pouvoir 2 and the L9plus boasting of a 5000mAh non-removable Li-ion. However, the Tecno L8 comes with 5050mAh and is the phone with the strongest battery life in the ‘L series’. There’s some advantage for the L9plus as the phone supports Quick-Charge (2A) with a ‘Boost’ charging feature that gives 40% in roughly 30 minutes from 0%. Five minutes of charging is also enough to take 1000 photos, making it the best bet for picture lovers, especially if you are into smartphone photography. The Tecno Pouvoir 2 does not have this feature however.
The storage capacity for Tecno L9 is a 1 GB RAM and 16 GB storage that can be expanded up to 32 GB via SD card. However the L9plus is same with the Pouvoir 2 which has 2GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage that can be expanded to 128 GB via SD card.
The Tecno Pouvoir 2 is available for purchase in Nigeria from N47,000.
TECNO POUVOIR 2 vs TECNO L9PLUS – Full differences/ Similarities
|Dimensions||159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm||162 x 81.8 x 7.99 mm|
|Colours||Midnight Black, City Blue, Champagne Gold||Blue, Champagne, Gray|
|SIM Type||Nano SIM||Micro SIM|
|OS||Android OS v8.1 (Oreo)||Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT 6737||Mediatek MT 6580|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex- A53||Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex- A7|
|Size||6 inches||6 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 px||720 x 1280 px|
|RAM||2 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB||16 GB|
|External Storage||Micro SD||Micro SD|
|Front Camera||8 MP||5 MP|
|Rear Camera||13 MP 4160 x 3120 px autofocus||13 MP 4160 x 3120 px autofocus|
|GSM||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900||900 / 1800|
|Mobile Network||2G / 3G / 4G||2G / 3G / 4G|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth||V4.0, A2DP||V4.1 A2DP|
|USB||Micro USB 2.0||Micro USB 2.0|
|Audio||3.5 mm Jack||3.5 mm Jack|
|Type||Li-Ion 5000mAh, non-removable||Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyroscope||Accelerometer, Fingerprint, Light, Proximity|
|Specials||Dual SIM, HiOS||Dual SIM , Fast Charging|