Tecno Spark 5 air

Tecno Spark 5 Air Review: Specifications And Price in Nigeria

The Tecno Spark 5 Air comes in as a low budget substitute to the Tecno Spark 5. In its bid to being a cheaper Android phone, some trade-offs was made. We can say the Spark 5 air is Tecno’s strategy to reach a large customers base, especially those with low budgets.

Tecno spark 5 air

Tecno Spark 5 Air Key Specs & Features

  • 7.0-inch IPS LCD, 720 x 1640 pixels (256 PPI)
  • Android 10 (Go edition), HIOS 6.0
  • 2GB RAM
  • Quad-core Processor
  • 32GB Built-in Storage, With Memory Card Support
  • 13MP + QVGA Dual Rear Camera
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor (Rear Mounted)
  • 5000mAh Non-Removable Li-ion Battery

Design and Display

Tecno Spark 5 air design is a clear cut of the Spark 5’s design with some adjustment. These adjustments are part of the strategy to make it cheaper than its more premium sibling.


The rear of this Android phone is home to a square camera setup housing triple cameras and a camera flash. You will also find a capacitive fingerprint sensor and the Tecno branding which indicates its a smartphone from Tecno Mobility.

On the fronts a 7.0-inch display that appears to be the biggest to have come off the Tecno spark series. This display has a screen resolution of 720 x 1640 and a screen density of 256 PPI.

The Cameras

The Spark 5 Air camera is one of the places where you can quickly spot a few trade-offs. You have got a camera setup that does away with some of the features we saw on the standard spark 5.

The rear camera setup is home to a dual-cameras as opposed to the quad-camera setup we saw on its more premium sibling. These cameras include a 13MP primary camera and a QVGA camera.

This rear camera setup is capable of shooting 1080p videos at 30fps. Also included is Panorama and HDR capture for photos.

On the front is an 8MP single shooter, which is capable of 1080p videos at 30fps and also HDR photos.

Tecno spark 5 air

Hardware and Software

Spark 5 Air is far different from the Spark 5. The presence of a quad-core processor on the Tecno spark 5 air instead of an Octa-core processor as we saw on its more premium sibling, tells a lot on performance.

This mobile phone also comes packed with a 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage with SD support, and a non-removable 5000mAh Li-Po battery.

On the software side, we have the HIOS 6.0 user interface on top of the Go edition of the Android 10 operating system.


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

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

Tecno Spark 5 Air Price and Availability

The recommended retail price for Tecno Spark 5 air is NGN 47,000 as at the time this article was written. However, the price is expect to vary according to your mobile vendor and location in Nigeria. For the cheapest phone deals, we recommend you buy from Jumia, as their price remains the same despite your location.

The Tecno spark 5 air was launched on May 14th, 2020, and is available in four colour variation such as  Ice Jadite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue and Misty Green Spark 5 Air is expected to go on sale from May 18th 2020.

Tecno Spark 5 Air Specs

Here are a few specs of the Tecno Spark 5 Air:

Tecno Spark 5 Air Full Specifications

Review Summary

Performance Quad-core
Display 7-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 5 Air Special Features

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


Quick Charging No
Operating System Android 10, HiOS 6.0
Sim Slots Dual SIM, Micro/Nano
Model Spark 5 Air
Launch Date May 2020
Brand Tecno
Sim Size Nano
Network 4G: Yes  3G: Available, 2G: Available
Fingerprint Sensor Yes


Loudspeaker Yes
Audio Jack 3.5 mm


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


Thickness  9.1mm
Width 79.3mm
Height 174.6mm
Colors Ice Jadite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue and Misty Green


Display Type IPS LCD
Aspect Ratio
Bezel-less Display No
Pixel Density 256 ppi
Screen Protection No
Screen Size 7 inches
Screen Resolution 720 x 1640 pixels
Touch Screen Yes


Internal Memory 32 GB
Expandable Memory Yes Up to 128GB


Settings Exposure compensation, ISO control
Camera Features Autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama
Rear Camera 13MP (Primary) + QVGA  Dual-Camera
Autofocus Yes
Shooting Modes Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Face detection, Face beauty
Front Camera 8MP Camera, 720p Video@30fps
Physical Aperture
Flash Yes LED Flash


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


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
Sim Type Dual Sim
SIM Size Nano (Hybrid)

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