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TECNO Spark Full Review, Specifications and Price

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Tecno Spark Review

Tecno Spark Review: It came as a surprise to everyone when barely a month after the silent launching of a W series (WX) into the Nigerian market, Tecno hit the market again with a Bang! This time, with an entirely new series called the Tecno Spark Series.

It comes in two variances, Spark and Spark Plus. The two series they said are targeted towards the youths and social media enthusiasts. It came not as a surprise when Tecno Mobile decided to throw an all-night party launch at the Muri Okunola Park in Lagos inviting various university students instead of the regular indoor launch to unveil the device.

The new Tecno Spark series is targeted at the Nigerian youths, most especially students who love all the functions but at a very low price.

Watch TECNO Spark Unboxing below

Below are the specifications of the device;

TECNO Spark

  • Network: 2G/3G
  • 5-inch IPS Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (267ppi)
  • Dimensions 153 x 76.4 x 7.9 mm
  • Processor MediaTek, 1.3GHz octa-core CPU
  • GPU Mali-T720
  • 1GB RAM
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 16GB Storage with support up to 32GB memory card
  • 13MP Rear Camera (with single auto focus LED flash)
  • 5MP Front Camera (with flash and screen flash)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3000 mAh Battery (Non-removable)
  • SIM Dual SIM
  • Build Plastic
  • Fast Charging No
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • GPS Yes
  • USB microUSB v2.0
  • Headphone Jack 3mm
  • Colors Champagne Gold, Coral Blue, Metallic Red, Phantom Black

TECNO Spark Plus

  • Network: 2G/3G/4G
  • 0 inch IPS LCD Touchscreen display — (720 x 1280 px)
  • Android v7.0 (Nougat)
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz Octa-core CPU
  • Processor MediaTek, 1.3GHz octa-core CPU
  • GPU Mali-T720
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage with support up to 32GB memory card
  • 13MP Rear Camera (with single auto focus LED flash)
  • 5MP Front Camera (with flash and screen flash)
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 3400 mAh Battery (Non removable)
  • SIM Dual SIM
  • Build Plastic
  • Fast Charging No
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • WiFi (802.11 b/g/n)
  • GPS Yes
  • USB microUSB v2.0
  • Headphone Jack 3mm
  • Colors Champagne Gold, Coral Blue, Metallic Red, Phantom Black

The major differences between the both devices are the screen size, RAM and battery. In addition to those three, another major difference is the device’s antenna band placement.

The Tecno Spark devices come in an attractive orange rectangular shaped box with the phone name inscribed on the top and both sides. You have to open the back to insert the both sims and memory card. Also, it has a back speaker (for Spark), and at the bottom (for Spark Plus). Then it has Beveled Home buttons, not on screen Home buttons. The downside to this is that the Home keys are not lit, which means you might have a little trouble operating the device in the night.

Tecno Spark Review: DESIGN

Tecno Spark Review

Tecno Spark Review

The first thing I will like to highlight in the Tecno Spark Review is the design which is strengths of the device. It has an iPhone like design that looks and feels sleek. Tecno got a plus on that. It’s an amazing design. With or without the transparent rubber half-casing, it’s a device that would catch the eye of any one that sees it. One cool thing I would like you to try; at night, with the rubber casing on, put on the flashlight and place the device (face up) on a surface. The flashlight scatters round the casing and creates a beautiful view.

Tecno Spark Review: CAMERA

Tecno Spark Review Tecno Spark Review

The camera of the Tecno Spark series is a little bit above average. It comes with a 13mp rear camera and a 5mp front camera with Screen Flash. Both the front and back camera comes with a soft led flashlight for amazing photographs as night. The camera is not too wow compared to the Camon CX but it does a pretty good job.

Tecno Spark Review: OPERATING SYSTEM

Tecno Spark Review

It runs on a stock ROM based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Although it is partly customized with the Tecno’s HiOS, its major functionalities are still on the stock ROM. The only places you find the HiOS customization is on the Start screen, Home Screen and Menu UI. The Camera, swipe down menu, settings all carry the Stock ROM interface.

Tecno Spark Review: GAMING EXPERIENCE

It should be noted that the Tecno Spark Series is not a gaming device, yet it performs above average in the aspect of gaming performance. Games like Zombie Highway 2, Temple Run, Subway Surfer, Asphalt 8, Turbo Car Traffic 3D, Hill Climb 2 (All these games were tested on it) and it didn’t lag. However, games like D-Day with heavy graphics couldn’t load.

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WHATS NEW?

Tecno Spark Review: T-POINT

Tecno Spark Review

Tecno Spark Review

The T-point is a shortcut link that has all your favourite apps, all in one place… A floating bar! All you need to do to activate it is simple. You launch the app and enable it. Then select the apps you want to be on it (Max of 8). That’s all! So anytime you need to quickly switch to another app, just click on the floating bar and switch! A long press on the floating bar would activate your flashlight. You can also change the floating bar colour to any colour of your choice. Also, the T-point could also be useful when you have a bad or faulty touch pad as there is a “Back” and “Recent” button present on it.

 

Tecno Spark Review: TRANSFER APP

Tecno Spark Review

Tecno Spark Review

The new innovation called the Transfer app present on the Tecno Spark is astounding. Like we all know, changing to a device could be a pain in the neck especially when you have to move your files and documents to the new device. Even if you succeed in moving your files, important information stored in the text messages and call logs are lost in the process. People lose very important information like passwords, OTP codes and love messages in the process. With this app, you don’t need to stress yourself. Just mark and send.

It helps you transfer call logs, text messages, wallpapers etc. Your new device would feel like the old device clone. It works using a barcode system where the new device scans the old devices’ barcode on the app. The only problem you could have experienced (not having the app on the old device) has been solved by providing an option to send the app to the old phone.

Tecno Spark Review: E-MANUAL

Tecno Spark Review

Tecno Spark Review

Another exciting thing to look out for on the Tecno Spark is the e-manual. While unboxing the Tecno Spark, you would notice that there was no manual in the box. This is because Tecno decided to inculcate the manual inside the device by making it an app.

The idea of an e-manual might not sound too wow to you until you open it… Everything is so clear and makes you want to read it. Also, environmental conservationists have been clamouring for this for a while now, so am sure this would bring a smile to their faces. You would be amazed at a number of trees felled yearly to produce manual some people never read. This is a real plus for Tecno Mobile and I hope they continue this trend.

Tecno Spark Review: RECHARGE KING

Tecno Spark Review

Tecno Spark Review

One of the most annoying problems you can face is recharging your device using the recharge card. You might not see it as a big deal until you have to do your monthly data subscription and you get to the vendor and he tells you he only has lower denominations and you have to keep loading the recharge card one after the other.

Well, Tecno practically solved the problem by including a new app on the Spark series called Recharge King. All you need to is scan and click send. The interface allows you to select the network you want to recharge based on the sim present in your device. There is even an added functionality where you can put on the phone’s touch in case you want to use the app in the night.

Tecno Spark Review: The device sure meets expectations. So on a general assessment, the device is a wonderful device to get Tecno Spark and Spark plus is now available in Nigeria, Ghana, and Kenya. Its recommended retail price is N32,800 and it’s available at 3C Hub outlets in Nigeria. You can also buy from online stores.

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