Tecno Spark 5 Review

tecno spark 5

Looking for a premium-look budget device with great features? Welcome to Tecno Spark 5. It is the fifth-generation member of the low budget Spark family with enough specs to match, all for a budget price of just 123 dollars. 

Read on to learn more.

Key Specifications:

Dimensions: 164.7 x 76.3 x 8.8 mm

Rear camera: 13MP(f/1.8) + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA

Front Camera: 8MP(f/2.0)

SIM: Dual Nano SIM

RAM: 2GB

Storage: 32GB

Display: 6.6-inch Dot-in Display

Battery: 5000 mAh Non-removable battery

Software: Android 10

Network: 2G, 3G, 4G

Processor: Cortex-A53(2.0GHz)

Design and Display: 

Design-wise, the Tecno Spark 5 is really an impressive device – albeit with a plastic frame. It features at a 6.6-inch display with a selfie camera artfully placed within, a speaker, and a flashlight. The device rear features a quad camera setup with flash, a centrally placed fingerprint sensor, and Tecno branding. All the device features are enclosed within a  164.7 x 76.3 x 8.8 mm frame, with a 20:9 aspect ratio, 83.7% screen-to-body ratio, and a detailed 266-pixel density display.

Battery:

Like most recent Tecno models, the Spark 5 installs a 5,000 mAh non-removable Li-po battery with smart battery saving technology to optimize your usage.

When fully charged, the battery is capable of 344 hours of standby time, 16 hours of calling and music, 14 hours of web browsing and video playback, and 8 hours of camera time.  

Camera:

Despite the budget category of the Spark 5, it features some really decent camera specifications. 

The device features a quad rear camera set-up containing a 13MP main camera with a wide (f/1.8) aperture, a 2MP macro lens, a 2MP depth lens, a QVGA AI lense, and flashlight which all combine to give outstanding images – even in lowlights.

The Spark 5 also features an 8MP selfie camera with a wide f/2.0 aperture and flashlight.

Processor, Software, and Memory:

The Spark 5 is powered by the mid-tier 64-bit Cortex A53 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz, and the PowerVR GE8320 GPU for graphics handling. 

Multitasking is facilitated by a 2GB of RAM, and storage by 32GB ROM with everything tied together by Mediatek’s Helio A22 chipset.

Tecno Spark 5 runs on version 10 of the Android operating system.

Pros:

  • 4G support
  • Good rear camera
  • Very good battery

Cons:

  • No USB 3.0 support
  • Bloatware
  • No 5G support

Full Specifications:

Design, Appearance, and Sensors

  • Dimensions: 164.7 x 76.3 x 8.8 mm
  • Weight: 190.5 grams
  • Sensors: GPS Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor
  • Colors: Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen (Dot-in Display)
  • Diagonal size: 6.6 inches display
  • Aspect ratio: 20:9
  • Screen to body ratio: 83.7%
  • Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels
  • Pixel Density: 266 PPI

Internal Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
  • Processor Type: Octa-core (2.0GHz)
  • Processor Name: Cortex-A53
  • Graphics Processor: PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 2GB
  • Internal Storage: 32GB

Video and Photography

  • Rear Camera: 13MP(f/1.8) + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA
  • Front-facing Camera: 8MP(f/2.0)

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: 4.2
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: 2.0

Wireless Networks and Software

  • 2G mobile network: Yes
  • 3G mobile network: Yes
  • 4G mobile network: Yes
  • 5G mobile network: No
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano SIM
  • Software / OS: Android 10, HIOS 6.1

Miscellaneous

  • Battery Type and Capacity: 5000 mAh Non-removable Li-Po battery
  • Battery Charging: 

Normal

  • Announced: May 2020
  • Market Availability: May 2020

CrunchPhone’s Shoppers Guide:

Tecno Spark 5 is marketed for the middle-income class, albeit with features to rival some near-premium models.

We at Crunchphone wholeheartedly recommend it if you can afford the price tag.

Price and Where to Buy:

At the moment of publishing this review, the Spark 5 is expected to retail for about 48000 Naira in Nigeria, 13,144.28 Shillings in Kenya, 711.98 Cedis in Ghana, and 466,600.09 Shillings in Uganda.

At the moment, the device is not yet available in local stores. We will update this review when it is.

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