TECNO Pouvoir 3 Launched, Specs, Price & Availability

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  • Battery life

TECNO Pouvoir 3 is the latest in the Pouvoir lineup and keeping the tradition of the Pouvoir name (which means power in French) just like the previous Pouvoir smartphones, the device also features a massive 5,000mAh battery.

TECNO Pouvoir 3 is the next in line in the Pouvoir lineup and keeping the tradition of the Pouvoir name (which means power in French) just like the previous Pouvoir smartphones, the device also features a massive 5,000mAh battery.

The Pouvoir 3 smartphone was introduced in Nigeria as a successor to the Pouvoir 2 and 2 Pro with a single 13-MP rear camera aided with dual-toned LED flash as well as a 13-MP front selfie shooter.  Just like recent TECNO devices, Pouvoir 3 is integrated with AI features as a form of facial enhancement and scene identification.

Though the phone runs Android v.8.1 (Oreo), it still surprisingly offers support for stock AR Emoji. It has an exciting array of connectivity features, including a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual Nano-SIM cards, support for 4G LTE network among others.

 Pouvoir 3

Asides from the battery which is more like a given at this point. It spots a 6.2-inch notched display, a MediaTek MT6739 SoC with a Quad-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz, 2GB of RAM with 32GB of storage, Android v.8.1 (Oreo) with HiOS Skin and support for stock AR Emoji, dual camera setup, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, dual Nano-SIM cards, support for 4G LTE network among others.

Let’s find out more.

TECNO Pouvoir 3 Key Specs

 

  • 6.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 Pixels
  • Android 8.1 Oreo, 2GB Of RAM
  • MediaTek MT6739, Quad-core 1.5GHz [ 4×1.28 GHz Cortex-A53 ]
  • 32GB built-in storage
  • A 13MP rear camera and 13MP selfie camera
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • FM Loud Speaker
  • Face Unlock
  • Midnight Black, City Blue, Champagne Gold

Design And Display

 

The Pouvoir 3 spots a 6.2-inch IPS LCD display with a 19:9 aspect ratio and of course a notch up to house the front-facing camera. In terms of thickness, the device boasts an impressive 3.8-mm visual thinness, measures 157.6 mm x 76 x 8.5 mm in dimension and weighs about 160g.

TECNO Pouvoir 3

The display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass and the back of the device is made of plastic with a single camera, LED flash and fingerprint sensor sitting comfortably in their respective spots.

The volume buttons, as well as the power button, are positioned at the right while the dual SIM slot and MicroSD card slot take the left side. It is available City Blue, Midnight Black, Champagne Gold.

TECNO Pouvoir 3 Camera Review

 

The rear camera is a single 13MP camera with AI capability aided with a dual-toned LED flash for taking photos in a low light environment. It can also shoot 1080p videos at 30fps.

As for the selfies, there is a 13MP front-facing camera which will also be used for Face Unlock a.k.a FaceID as well. The front facing camera also has an LED flash, AI beauty for the best selfie and can also shoot 1080p videos.

Hardware and Software

 

Inside the Pouvoir 3 is the MediaTek MT6739 SoC which has an octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz alongside a PowerVR GE8100 GPU for gaming. This is connected to 2GB of RAM with 32GB of expandable storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with TECNO’s HiOS 5.0 slapped on top of it.

Battery & Network Connectivity

 

The 5,000mAh battery on the Pouvoir 3 is most likely the highlight of this device as it has been with the previous TECNO Pouvoir devices. No word yet if it supports fast charging. According to TECNO, the device can allow you up to 4 days of uninterrupted mobile performance, up to 22 hours of video playback, and up to 43 hours of instant calling.

As for connectivity options, there is 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth, GPS, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, a 3.5mm jack and micro USB port for file transfer and charging.

TECNO Pouvoir 3 Price and Availability

 

The price for the TECNO Pouvoir 3 has been announced to be around N42,000 – N43,000 in Nigeria

 

TECNO Pouvoir 3 Full Specifications

Design

 

  • Dimension: 157.6 mm x 76 x 8.5 mm
  • Material: Plastic
  • Weight: 160g
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

 

  • Type: IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen
  • Size: 6.2-inch
  • Screen Resolution: 19:9, 720 x 1520 pixels, 294ppi
  • Multi-touch: Yes

Software and performance

 

  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo, HiOS 5.0
  • Chipset: MediaTek MT6739, Quad-core 1.5GHz
  • RAM: 2GB RAM
  • Internal Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB

Camera

 

  • Primary: 13MP with f/1.8 – LED flash, Panorama
  • Secondary: 13MP – Face Unlock, AI Beauty
  • Camera Features: Camera Features: Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Panorama, Geotagging, White balance settings, HDR, Face detection, Touch focus, ISO settings, Exposure compensation, Scene mode,

Network and Connectivity

 

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi direct, hotspot
  • Network 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
  • 4G Network Bands: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 20(800), 28(700), 40(2300)
  • 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100
  • 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
  • EDGE: Yes
  • GPRS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • USB: Yes, microUSB
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio Jack: Yes
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (rear-mounted)
  • NFC: N/A
  • GPS: Yes
  • Sensors: Gravity, Proximity and Light Sensor

Battery

 

  • Capacity: 5,000mAh Removable
  • Type: Li-Ion
  • Fast Charging: N/A
  • OTG Support: Yes
  • Talk Time: Up to 38 hours
  • Music Play: Up to 41 hours
  • Stand-by: Up to 880 hours

Price and Availability

 

  • Recommended Retail Price: N42,000
  • Availability: Available

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20 Comments
  1. Chomski says

    Nice phone, good battery life and a nice camera too

  2. Kate says

    Pls how much did it cost?

    1. Busayo says

      It costs N42,500

  3. akins says

    i jst got myself the phone few days ago.the phone is quite good but battery wise it’s shit,forget bout the 5000mph scam.thinking of returning it back .

  4. Charles says

    its a nice budget device for the specs it carries, 5000 mah battery and a 6.2 inch HD screen on a device is no small feat.

  5. Dan says

    fantastic device, and its got one hell of a display too.

  6. Chris says

    Fantastic power device, 5000 mah on a phone will really come in handy for places that lack constant power supply

  7. Bestnaijatech says

    What i love most on the device, is the battery capacity. And again nice specs/ good price.

    1. smart Henry says

      please how much is the phone, prouvoir 3

      1. dan says

        is about 42,500. says so on the tecno twitter page.

      2. Ben says

        The phone makes sense shah! Tecno is really trying. You can imagine given the new Phantom 9 a 32MP selfie camera to battle Infinix Hot 7

  8. Adekoya olusegun says

    I have not seen any difference between pouvoir 2 and pouvoir 3,battery removable, if they can make it 3 or 4 GB ROM and internal storage is 64 GB, it could have been better.

  9. Danny says

    really anticipating this device, i love it

  10. Audu Paul says

    I suggest that fast charging should be included.

  11. chris says

    nice specs on this device, already in love with it

  12. Pekuliar says

    I love everything about the phone

  13. Pekuliar says

    I love everything about the phone

  14. Barron says

    Useless crap

  15. Goldyyy says

    The phone make sense ooh.. And it’s affordable

  16. Ruby says

    Great review, I think it comes at a good price as well, considering the spec

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