The Tecno Spark 5, the latest addition to the Spark family packs a few trending features in a low budget package. I believe this is a purposeful act to make it a worthy successor to last year’s Tecno Spark 4. As a successor, the Tecno Spark 5 offers an improved design, improved display, bigger long lasting battery life and lots more.

tecno Spark 5 price in Nigeria

Tecno Spark 5 Key Specs & Features

  • 6.6-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1600 pixels (266 PPI)
  • Android 10; HIOS 6.1
  • 2GB RAM
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 (12 nm)
  • 32GB Built-in Storage, With Memory Card Support
  • 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + QVGA Quad Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear)
  • 5000mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery

Design and Display

The Tecno spark 5 design brings the Tecno Camon 15 to mind. You have got a very similar design and setup on the front and rear.

On the rear, we have set up that was also featured on the Infinix Hot 9. This is a square camera module housing a quad-camera setup and and a double Camera flash. There is also a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Tecno branding, which indicates its a Tecno phone.

Flipping to the front is another familiar setup. A punch-hole camera on display setup. This display is a 6.6-inch IPS LCD display, with a screen resolution of 720 x 1600 and a screen density of 266 PPI.

The Cameras

There is no new innovation on the Tecno spark 5 Camera. So don’t be surprised, especially if you are coming from its predecessor. The features are pretty much the same.

The cameras on the rear include a 13MP primary camera, a 2MP macro camera, a 2MP depth camera, and a QVGA camera. This setup is capable of shooting 720p and 1080p videos at 1080p. You also have HDR and Panorama mode for photos.

Selfies are captured by an 8MP front-facing camera, which is also capable of shooting 1080p video at 30fps and also HDR mode for photos.

Hardware and Software

Recent releases from the spark series have revolved around the low budget smartphone category with little improvements in my opinion.

The Tecno spark 5 is powered by  the same Mediatek Helio A22 processor we saw on its predecessor. However, Tecno upgraded this processor from quad-core to Octa-core.

Also powering this smartphone, is 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a PowerVR GE8320 graphics processing unit, and a whopping 5000mAh battery.

On the software side, the Spark 5 runs on Tecno HIOS 6.1 user-interface on top of the Android 10.0 operating system.

Connectivity

The Tecno Spark 5 features a 3.5mm jack and micro-USB 2.0 port. It also features Wifi and Bluetooth.

Internet connectivity on the Tecno Spark 5 is capped at 4G LTE, without  5G connectivity.

Tecno Spark 5 Price and Availability

Tecno Spark 5 Price in Nigeria starts around 47,580 Naira which is about $122, 12,931 Kenyan shillings, and 719 Ghana Cedi.

The Tecno Spark 5 was announced on May 4, 2020, and is expected to go on sale later in May 2020.

Tecno Spark 5 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Tecno Spark 5:

Tecno Spark 5 Full Specifications

Review Summary

Processor Octa-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
Display 6.6-inch
Storage 32GB
Camera 13MP (Primary) + 2MP (Wide) + QVGA  Rear Tri-Camera, 8MP Front Camera, 720p Video@30fps
Battery 5000 mAh
Ram 2GB
Launch Date In Nigeria May 2020

Tecno Spark 4 Special Features

Fingerprint Sensor Position Rear-mounted
Other Sensors Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Compass
Fingerprint Sensor Yes

GENERAL

Quick Charging No
Operating System Android 10, HiOS 6.6
Sim Slots Dual SIM, Micro/Nano
Model Spark 5
Launch Date May 2020
Brand Tecno
Sim Size Nano
Network 4G: Yes  3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes

MULTIMEDIA

Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm

PERFORMANCE

Chipset MediaTek Helio A22
Graphics PowerVR GE8320
Processor 2.0 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio A22 Processor
Architecture 64 bit
Ram 2GB

DESIGN

Thickness  8.8 mm
Width 76.3 mm
Weight
Height 164.7mm
Colors Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD
Aspect Ratio 19.5:9
Bezel-less Display No
Pixel Density 269 ppi
Screen Protection No
Screen Size 6.6 inches
Screen Resolution 20 x 1600 Pixels
Touch Screen Yes

STORAGE

Internal Memory 32 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 128GB

CAMERA

Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Rear Camera  13MP (Primary)  f/1.8 + 2MP (Macro) + 2MP (Depth) + QVGA
Autofocus Yes
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Face detection, Face beauty
Front Camera 8 MP, f/2.0, 1080p@30fps
Physical Aperture
Flash Yes, Double LED Flash

BATTERY

User-Replaceable No
Quick Charging No
Type Li-Po
Capacity 5000 mAh

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

Wifi Yes Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
Wifi Features Wi-Fi Direct, Mobile Hotspot
Bluetooth Yes v5.0
Volte Yes
USB Type-C Yes, USB 3.1
USB Connectivity Mass storage device, USB charging
Network Support 4G, 3G, 2G
GPS Yes
Sim Type Dual Sim
SIM Size Nano (Hybrid)