Tecno Smartphones In Nigeria 2019 (Cheap) – Specs

It won’t be an overstatement to say that Tecno smartphones are one of the few best selling smartphones in Nigeria.

The Tecno brand is as well one of the popular phones across Africa.

What drives the canter for these branded devices. Let’s take a look at Tecno smartphones in a comprehensive overview with focus on those models released this year(2019).

Why the tecno brand is Nigeria’s bestselling!

Tecno phones are generally cheap‘ – this is one foremost reason why the Tecno brand doesn’t disappoint when dropped into the market. Most of Tecno flagships don’t sell up to N75,000 when released newly but this is not so with many brands.

Imagine buying a popular new phone model in Nigeria at a relatively cheap price – it’s 8:2 going to be Tecno branded.

One of my friends had one of the popular phones so revered by the youths; I was less surprised that it was a Tecno brand but i was extremely surprised it was bought newly at a price of about N32,000. I asked him about the price some days back and as well learnt that it’s price is depreciating each day.

Why Tecno phones are cheap

One other distinct characteristic of Tecno phones is that although most of these devices are cheap, one or some of it’s features are average. A case study is on the camon series. All smartphones under the series have triple compact rear cameras with good megapixels but relative offers poor battery capacity.

Why would Tecno be offering to each of it’s devices more of some features and less of the remaining features? It’s not difficult to decipher! Aside developing the mobile phone, smartphone companies develop brands to make money. All business-oriented phone companies gives out to the market smartphones which they could afford.

If they were to make a ‘perfect phone, not many would be able to afford; the cost of production is proportional to the cost of the end-product, which is the phone you hold. To give the low-income market a technological advanced smartphone for a convenient price, they have to be deprived of some features. And Tecno Mobile usually produce phones for this market class.

Let’s start our review with this:

Camon i4

The 2GHz quad- core MediaTek Helio A22 processor which this device is powered by is great. Running on Android 9 pie, it has a RAM size of 2GB. These core features weighed with it’s price proves it’s inclusion as one of the best tecno smartphones so far this year!

Tecno Camon i4

Specification Overview

Battery Capacity:3500mAh
Display:6.20-inch display with resolution of 720×1520 pixels, and aspect ratio of 19.5:9
Sensors:Fingerprint Sensor
Camera:16MP Front + 13MP Rear Camera
Operating Software:HiOS 4.6 based on Android 9
RAM:2GB
ROM:32GB(could be extended up to 256GB)
Processor:2 GHz Quad-Core processor
Network support:2G, 3G & 4G
Price:N50,000 – N55,000

It’s available in the colours of: aqua blue, champagne gold, midnight black, and nebula black.

Spark 3

A youth motivated spark series earlier in the year had included in it’s pack, the Tecno spark 3 which has two variant: the 1GB & 2GB model; and the Tecno Spark 3 pro version.

All three models of tecno spark 3 are unique. The spark 3 1GB model packs an AI rear camera of 13MP while the 2GB RAM variant uses a dual AI 13MP + 2MP rear cameras.

Both models maintain an 8MP frontal selfie shooter. Another difference is in their processor: the 1GB variant runs using MediaTek MT6580 processor while the higher variant uses a better MediaTek Helio A22 (MT6761) processor. They both have a ROM size of 16GB which could be extended using an SD card.

Both the 1GB & 2GB variant doesn’t have an LTE capability, luckily the pro version comes in to the rescue.

Now there’s no much difference between the 2GB Spark 3 variant and the Pro version. The only difference is that the pro version packs a 32GB ROM size.

Tecno spark 3 – 1GB/2GB variants Specification Overview

Tecno Spark 3

Battery Capacity:3500mAh
Display:6.20-inch display with resolution of 720×1520 pixels, and aspect ratio of 19.5:9
Sensors:Fingerprint Sensor, Face unlock
Camera:8MP front + 13MP + 2MP rear camera/8MP front + 13MP rear camera
Operating Software:HiOS based on Android 8.1/Android 9
RAM:1GB/2GB
ROM:16GB(could be extended up to 32GB)
Processor:Quad-core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 / Quad-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio A22
Network support:2G, 3G
Price:N34,000/37,000

Tecno Spark 3 Pro Specification Overview

Spark 3 pro

Battery Capacity:3500mAh
Display:6.20-inch display with resolution of 720×1520 pixels, and aspect ratio of 19.5:9
Sensors:Fingerprint Sensor, Face unlock
Camera:13+2MP rear + 8MP front camera
Operating Software:HiOS based on Android 9 pie
RAM:2GB
ROM:32GB(could be extended up to 64GB)
Processor:Quad-core 2.0GHz MediaTek Helio A22
Network support:2G, 3G & 4G
Price:N40,000

Tecno Spark 4

Spark 4

This is the latest device in the spark series and is a unique model on it’s own. With this model, Tecno continues with segmentation of it’s flagships into variants. The 3GB RAM + 32 GB ROM variant is available in vacation blue & royal purple colours while the 4GB + 64GB variant is available in bay blue and majestic purple colours.

Both Tecno Spark 4 variants comes with a 6.5-inch HD notch display and screen resolution 720×1600 but continues with spark 3’s 13+2MP dual rear and 8MP front cameras. Also continued on this device is the 2.0GHz Helio A22 Quad-Core processor.

The spark 4 shows class over the spark 3 with it’s superb 4,000mAh battery capacity. Full specification on this device could be found in our recent review on the Tecno spark 4.

Tecno Phantom 9

The Phantom is a recently unvieled tecno flagship. It couples a company high 128GB ROM 6GB RAM and a better AI triple front camera which is 32MP as front camera and 16MP+ 2MP+8MP rear camera with quad flash. It has a 6.4inches FHD display and a 2.35 GHz Octa-Core processor.

Tecno Phantom 9 Specification Overview

Phantom 9

Battery Capacity:3500mAh
Display:6.40-inch display
Sensors:Fingerprint Sensor, Face unlock
Camera:16+8+2MP rear + 32MP front camera
Operating Software:HiOS based on Android 9 pie
RAM:6GB
ROM:32GB(could be extended up to 128GB)
Processor:2.35 GHz Octa-Core processor
Network support:2G, 3G & 4G
Price:N75,000

Those are our choice tecno brands so far this year. This will surely improve your buying decision.

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