Tecno Spark Power features a 6000mAh battery

Tecno Spark Power has been released as a successor to the Spark 4 released in September this year.

The device sports major upgrades from the later. Among the new introduction is an advance AI face recognition technology which captures 170 facial points. This augments the face unlocking capability of the smartphones in the series.

Portraying the look of past spark models, the device has three sides being almost bezel-less while the bottom of the display has some inches of bezel.

With triple camera setup at the rear paired with a quad LED flash, the device can capture a 13MP picture at both rear and front shooters.

The brand boasts of an “anti- oil” fingerprint sensor at the rear of the device as well as a Google lens feature which aids in the smart identification of objects.
However, the Tecno spark power is practically a revamped model of the Tecno Pouvoir 3 Plus which debutted in August this year(2019).

With marginal disparity, most underlying features of the Pouvoir 3 Plus is obviously seen in the recently released smartphone.

The 6000mAh battery capacity premiered by the pouvoir 3 plus is continued with on Spark power, and there is no fast charging protocol named aside a powerful 10W charger added which comes with the phone.

Highlights

  • Released November 2019
  • Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 processor
  • 13 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP triple main camera with a 13MP selfie camera
  • Android 9.0 Pie with the HiOS 5.5 skin
  • 6000mAh battery capacity – no fast charging
  • Dedicated sim slots (not hybrid)
  • Rear mounted fingerprint sensor
  • 4GB RAM, 64GB ROM

Tecno Spark Power

Curved glass display

Tecno spark power has a wide 6.35- inch 2.5D curved glass display and a dot notch which houses the selfie camera.

It’s 158.96 × 75.98 × 9.17 mm resolution, 720 x 1548 pixels, PPI and screen-to-body ratio are all copied from the pouvoir 3 plus model.

As was formerly made known, the bottom of the display surface has a fairly wide bezel while the remaining three sides are nearly bezel-less except for few strips of bezel linings. The rear covering is made of a thick polycarbonate material.

Dimension158.96 × 75.98 × 9.17 mm
Weight209 grams
Display buildGlass front/plastic body
Display typeAMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Display size6.35 inches, 96.7 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to- body ratio)
Screen resolution720 x 1548 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)
ColoursAlpenglow Gold and Dawn Blue

Advantage: Efficient display type.

Disadvantage: Heavy weight.

Tecno Spark Power hardware & software specifications

While the Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 octa-core central processor and PowerVR GE8320 graphics processor are outright copy from the pouvoir 3 plus, there’s an upgrade of the HiOS software skin from 5.0 to version 5.5 which makes for a better operating interface with the device.

The graphics processing unit in IMG PowerVR GE8320 clocks 650MHz making for smooth graphics overlay while playing heavy games and video sreaming.

The lone 4GB variant of the smartphone comes with a 64GB internal memory and could be extended to 256GB via a micro SD card.

Operating systemAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
SkinHiOS 5.5
ChipsetMediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)
ProcessorOcta-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable memoryYes, up to 256 GB via microSD card (uses dedicated slot)

Advantage: An upgraded software in HiOS 5.5 and a powerful processor which clocks 2.0GHz speed.

Disadvantage: –

Tecno Spark Power triple camera setup

The device packs triple camera sensors at the rear while a single sensor at the front housed by an overhead u-shaped dot notch serves selfie and video calls services.

Behind the sensors which are alligned linearly at the rear is a quad LED flash while the selfie cam has a dual-LED flash beside it.

The 8MP wide angle lens effectively ensures wide group photos are properly captured.

Tecno Spark Power design

Rear camera13 MP(f/2.0 primary) + 8 MP(120° ultra- wide angle) + 2 MP(macro lens)
Camera features (rear)
  • Autofocus
  • Continuous shooting
  • Digital zoom
  • Geotagging
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Touch focus
  • Face detection
  • White balance settings
  • ISO settings
  • Exposure compensation
  • Self-timer Scene mode
Flash type (rear)Quad LED
Video (rear)[email protected] 30fps, [email protected] 30fps
Front camera13-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture
Selfie camera featuresFaceID, HDR, 6-level AI face Beauty, Punch hole
Video (front)[email protected] 30fps
Front flashYes, Dual-LED flash

Advantage: Good physical aperture of both rear and selfie camera.

Disadvantage: Average pixel count of both main and selfie camera.

Tecno Spark Power network support

The network supported on this device is regular; featuring major bands of 2G, 3G, and 4G LTE. There’s no 5G network support.

2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
4G NetworkLTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)
Speed
  • HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
  • LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
GPRSYes
EDGEYes

Tecno Spark Power sensors

Tecno continues with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor however, it brags of an anti-oil sensing. These sensor specifications are tabulated below:

Fingerprint sensorYes, rear- mounted
Other sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • Compass

Advantage: –

Disadvantage: Rear-mounted fingerprint sensor is becoming quite unpopular with release of new models.

Connectivity & Others

The various connectivity option on the device are tabulated below

SpeakerYes located at the chin, below display
Audio jackYes, 3.5mm
Sound enhancementsActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
USBMicro USB 2.0, USB OTG
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2, A2DP
Wi-fiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi- Fi Direct, hotspot
NFCNo
GPSYes
FM RadioYes
Box content
  • Tecno Spark Power
  • Charging Brick
  • USB cable
  • User Manual
  • Protective cover

Advantage: –

Disadvantage: An updated bluetooth version exists(v 5.0).

Tecno Spark Power views

Tecno Spark Power battery

The selling point of the phone is it’s 6,000 mAh battery capacity!

After a single 3 hours full charge, the device can last 29 hours of video playback, 35 hours of calling, 17 hours of gaming or 200 hours of music play.

Capacity6000 mAh battery
TypeLi-Ion
RemovableNon-removable
Fast chargingNo
Wireless chargingNo
Talk timeUp to 28 hours
StandbyUp to 480 hours
Music playUp to 31 hours

Advantage: Excellent battery capacity!

Disadvantage: Fast charging is not supported.

Tecno spark power price and availability in Nigeria

The price of Tecno spark power which arrives with a lone 4GB RAM model is 43,053.09 Nigerian Naira.

This price tag might fall or rise depending on location.

Verdict!

Tecno spark power has it’s excellent battery capacity as an alluring measure. However users who demand more than just the battery capacity of a model could go beyond settling for the spark power.

The average screen resolution vividly depicts the ones used on other models of the spark series, but that can be improved quite easily by the phone maker if thery wanted to.

Other brands sports better screen resolution and camera quality, but as costumary of the Tecno brand, the price is affordable.

Tecno develops price sensitive models that offers few high-end features packed with some average specs, and the spark power is one of these models.

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