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.
- 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
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.
|Dimension||158.96 × 75.98 × 9.17 mm|
|Display build||Glass front/plastic body|
|Display type||AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Display size||6.35 inches, 96.7 cm2 (~82.1% screen-to- body ratio)|
|Screen resolution||720 x 1548 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~294 ppi density)|
|Colours||Alpenglow 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 system||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm)|
|Processor||Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Expandable memory||Yes, 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.
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.
|Rear camera||13 MP(f/2.0 primary) + 8 MP(120° ultra- wide angle) + 2 MP(macro lens)|
|Camera features (rear)|
|Flash type (rear)||Quad LED|
|Video (rear)||1080@ 30fps, 720p@ 30fps|
|Front camera||13-megapixel, f/2.2 aperture|
|Selfie camera features||FaceID, HDR, 6-level AI face Beauty, Punch hole|
|Video (front)||720p@ 30fps|
|Front flash||Yes, 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 Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G Network||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)|
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 sensor||Yes, rear- mounted|
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
|Speaker||Yes located at the chin, below display|
|Audio jack||Yes, 3.5mm|
|Sound enhancements||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|USB||Micro USB 2.0, USB OTG|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP|
|Wi-fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi- Fi Direct, hotspot|
Disadvantage: An updated bluetooth version exists(v 5.0).
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.
|Capacity||6000 mAh battery|
|Talk time||Up to 28 hours|
|Standby||Up to 480 hours|
|Music play||Up 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.
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.