Tecno mobile is a very popular phone brand in Nigeria today. One of the major reasons they easily stand out in the smartphone market is because they provide quality phones at pocket-friendly prices and the Tecno Spark 5 is the one in view today.
This has endeared them to the teeming youth populations that are tech-savvy but have a limited budget. Beyond Nigeria, in many African countries and emerging economies, Tecno seems to have replicated same results.
With their phones seeming to always find a willing population that excitedly, enjoy purchasing their smartphones.
On 4 May 2020, Tecno mobile announced the launch of another brand in their Spark series – Spark 5. This phone comes with special features to meet the needs/demands of their teeming customers.
This article will be doing a review about Tecno spark 5 and all the necessary information you should know about Tecno Spark 5 smartphone.
Let’s get started! But before we start, I will like to let you know that Tecno Spark 5 also has other variants like Tecno Spark 5 Pro and Tecno Spark 5 Air which feature higher specs.
Where to buy Spark 5
Konga Nigeria – View Offers
Tecno Spark 5 Key Specs and Features
- Spark has a display type IPS LCD, 6.60-inch and 720 x 1600 pixels resolution, 20:9 ratio and 266 ppi density.
- The processor powered by MediaTek Helio A22
- It has a battery capacity 5000mAh, a non-removable Li-Po battery type
- Tecno Spark 5 runs on Android 10 operating system (OS)
- Its rear camera features 13MP + 2MP + 2MP + AI while the front camera is 8MP
- Spark 5 storage option is 32GB 2G RAM
- Spark 5 model number is KE5
- Avialable colors are; Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, Misty Grey
- It sensors include; Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
Spark 5 Display
Tecno Spark 5 comes with an IPS Liquid Crystal Distal (LCD) screen that is 6.6 inches / 105.2 cm2in size, making its screen to body ratio about 83.7%.
The screen has a HD resolution of 720 x 1600 pixels, and a perfect screen ratio of 90.2% as well as 266 ppi pixel density and tts brightness capacity is 480nits.
Simply put, with all of these features users are sure to enjoy a great HD screen viewing experience, with less irritation to the eyes.
Tecno Spark 5 Camera
Tecno mobile spark 5comes with a quad rear camera that ensures users enjoy clear and bright photography. The main camera in this quad-camera is 13MP, with an F/2.0 aperture. The second camera is 2MP with a macro lens for close-up shots, the third is a 2MP depth lens with an AI bokeh effect and the Fourth camera is an AI lens.
Then beside the cameras, is a quad led flashlight to complement them. All of these makes for a clear and bright photography experience.
The front or selfie camera is 8MP and comes with a dual led flashlight to complement it.
Tecno’s AI 3.0 supports these cameras, ensuring that Spark 5 offers an amazing photography and a HD video experience to users.
VERY IMPORTANT: To know if your Spark 5 smartphone is original or spot fake, see our guide on how to detect original and fake Tecno smartphones, batteries, and chargers.
Spark 5 Design
This device comes in a beautiful plastic covering with color gradient that is sure to please the eyes. It comes in four colors – Misty grey, vacation blue, Ice Jadeite, and Spark orange.
At the rear of Tecno Spark 5, is a module that accommodates four (4) cameras, and a quad led flashlight. Besides this module is a fingerprint sensor that offers users another option to unlock their phones.
The bottom of this smartphone houses the headphones jack, a charging port, and a sole speaker vent. The right side of the Spark 5 has the volume buttons and the power button while the left side is a tray that houses microSD card and a Dual SIM (featuring Nano-SIM, dual stand-by type.
The front of the device houses a 6.6 inches touch-screen, a front camera, dual led flashlight, and barely there bezels, giving the Spark 5 an exciting look.
Operating System / Performance
Spark 5 smartphone runs on Google’s latest Android 10 (Q) operating system and HiOS 6.0 Tecno’s own operating system.
Tecno Spark 5 comes with a quad-core 2.0 GHz CPU with a chipset of Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm), paired with PowerVR GE8320 GPU.
With all of these, Spark 5’s performance still lags a little behind its counterparts in the same price category. It has been criticized for its poor multitasking capacity, especially shuffling between heavy apps.
In addition, its performance is further disturbed by the presence of preinstalled “unwanted” apps that keeps popping up ads. Even after deleting these apps, the difference was not significant.
However, if you do not have need for heavy apps, this device may be a great choice for you.
Most smartphone users are particular about the memory space of their device. If you fall into this category, Tecno Spark 5 will not disappoint you. As it comes with a 32 GB ROM (internal storage capacity).
This internal storage capacity is complemented with an external memory card slot that could support any SD card of your choice.
The Spark 5 also comes with 2GB RAM. A fair RAM size for an entry level smartphone running the Android 10 operating system. At this size, users can expect to have a pleasant experience on the device when using it for tasks like gaming, video streaming, surfing the internet etc .
These days when fast internet access is a priority to most smartphone users, Tecno Spark 5 does not let down. It supports the 4G / LTE, and other lesser network types like the 3G, and Edge/2G.
It has a dual sim capacity that only accommodates Nano sim cards. However, it does not support the 5G network.
The connectivity of the Spark 5 is like most smartphones in its price bracket. Its Wi-Fi capacity is 802.11 b/g/n. It also comes with a hotspot that enables it share internet access with other devices.
Other connectivity tools are Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 port, and a GPS. It also comes with an FM radio. However, it does not support NFC.
Today’s smartphone users place a premium on the security/privacy of their devices, since smartphones now contain sensitive documents and applications that users may not want an unauthorized eyes to see.
To provide for this, Tecno Spark 5 has a fingerprint security system that allows only a registered user to have access to the device.
In addition, this device has a face unlock system that Tecno describes as “Face Unlock 2.0”. With this, users can control access to their device, because it only unlocks the phone when it captures a registered face.
These security features are in addition to the traditional password security system. Therefore, users of the Spark 5 have a plethora of security options at their disposal. You could even use the three simultaneously.
In emerging economies like Nigeria where electricity still has lots of room for improvement, Tecno Spark 5 offers a solid battery life that is simply amazing.
Firstly, the battery capacity is 5000mAh, a non-removable LI-Po battery type. This as good as it gets, as only very few devices offer a matching battery capacity.
Stats from the official Tecno website reveals that this battery capacity translates into the following:
- 344 Hours Standby time (that is about 14 days!).
- 16 Hours of calling (this is beyond speaking from 6:00am to 6:00pm non-stop in a day).
- 8 Hours non-stop camera use.
- 16 Hours of non-stop music.
- 14 Hours of web browsing.
- 14 hours of video playback.
Price and Availability
For Tecno Spark 5 price, Tecno Spark 5 can be gotten at any Smart Phone/device store online or offline in Nigeria, India, Kenya, Ghana and other countries. It is priced between
N50,000 to N58,000 only.
Tecno Spark 5 mobile price may also vary based on condition (used or new), location/country, its configuration and others in view.
Shopping Original Tecno Spark 5
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Tecno Spark 5 Full Specs
Here is the full specification Spark 5 have:
- Supported Network Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE
- Dimensions: 164.7 x 76.3 x 8.8 mm (6.48 x 3.00 x 0.35 in)
- Weight: –
- SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- Type: IPS LCD
- Size: 6.6 inches, 105.2 cm2 (~83.7% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 720 x 1600 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~266 ppi density)
- Operation System (OS): Android 10, HIOS 6.1
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: PowerVR GE8320
- Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Internal: 32GB 2GB RAM
- eMMC: 5.1
- Quad: 13 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
- 2 MP, (macro)
- 2 MP, (depth)
- Features Quad-LED flash, panorama, HDR
- Video: [email protected]
- Single: 8 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
- Features Dual-LED flash, HDR
- Video: [email protected]
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm jack: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
- Bluetooth: Yes
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS
- NFC: No
- Radio: FM radio
- USB: microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity
- Type & Capacity: Li-Po 5000 mAh, non-removable
Tecno Spark 5 has its strength and weaknesses, as seen in the article so far. If you are a heavy app user and place premium on high performance, you may want to consider other devices.
However, if you are a regular smartphone user seeking an inexpensive device, the Spark 5 could be a good one for you, especially considering its battery life, Camera, and security features.
For more information about this device, visit www.tecno-mobile.com. Thanks for reading through.