TECNO recently added a new smartphone to the Spark Lineup under the name “TECNO Spark 3” which comes in two different models.
Both models have 6.2-inch Fullview display with a notch, a 13MP +2MP rear camera, 8MP front-facing camera, 16GB of expandable storage and a 3,5000mAh battery capacity. However, both devices have different chipsets couples with different RAM configurations.
The Spark 3 is the successor to last year Spark 2 with upgrades in the chipset and camera department
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
TECNO Spark 3 Key Specs
- 6.2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
- 2GB Of RAM for Android 9.0 Pie Version and Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition-1GB RAM Version
- Quad-Core 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 2GB of RAM Version/ Quad-Core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 for the 1GB of RAM Version
- Mali 400/ IMG PowerVR GPU GPU
- 16GB built-in storage
- 13MP + 2MP rear camera and 8MP selfie camera
- 3,500mAh non-removable battery
Design And Display
TECNO Spark 3 has a massive 6.2-inch notched display. The notch on this device is a bathtub one taking almost all the top screen real estate. It also has quite a noticeable amount of chin down at the bottom.
The body of the device is made with plastic but looks shiny in its wide array of colours options which includes Black, Red, Gold and Purple.
At the back of the device is a dual camera with an LED flash on the model with 2GB of RAM and a single rear camera also with an LED flash on the 1GB model. It also has a dual SIM slot and dedication MicroSD Slot for storage expansion.
TECNO Spark 3 Camera Review
The Spark 3 has a dual rear camera setup combination of a 13MP main shooter and a 2MP secondary shooter. However, the model with the Go Edition of the Android operating system has only the main 13MP main shooter with no secondary camera at the back. Both models have a single 8MP front-facing camera.
Hardware and Software
TECNO Spark 3 has two models. One has a MediaTek MT6580 SoC with a Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 1GB of RAM while the other has a beefier Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 SoC which also a Quad-Core Processor but clocked higher with 2GB of RAM and IMG PowerVR GPU
Both models have 16GB of internal storage which is expandable via the onboard microSD card slot. The 1GB RAM model runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition out of the box while the 2GB RAM model runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box, both of which will have TECNO’s HIOS Skin on top of it.
Battery & Network Connectivity
The device is equipped with a 3,500mAh battery capacity on both models with no fast charging on both.
There is also no word on 4G LTE on both models, probably reserved for the pro version. However, the usuals are present which includes 3G, 2G, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm jack, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, WiFi direct and a microUSB port for charging and file transfer.
TECNO Spark 3 Price and Availability
Tecno Spark 3 was just recently announced and unfortunately, TECNO hasn’t released an official price. However, It is expected to have a starting price of N36,000 – N37,000 for the 2GB/16GB model and N34,000 – N35,000 for the 1GB/16GB model.
Best Spark 3 Alternatives
There are a couple of other great devices in this price category we think you should check out. They include the Infinix Hot 7, iTel P33 Plus, Huawei Y5 Lite, Samsung Galaxy J4 Core, Gionee F205 Lite, Gionee S8s, Infinix Hot 6X, Infinix Smart 2, Xiaomi Redmi 6 etc.
TECNO Spark 3 Full Specifications
|Body Build||Glossy Plastic|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo Go/Android 9 pie for the 2GB Version|
|Resolution||720 x 1520 pixels|
|Display||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Dimension||155.3 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Processor||Quad-Core 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 2GB of RAM Version/ Quad-Core 1.3GHz|
IMG PowerVR GPU
|Front Camera||8MP with flash|
|Back Camera||Dual back 13 MP + 2MP camera with phase detection and laser autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Memory||16GB ROM Expandable via MICRO SD up to 64GB|
|Connectivity||GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB Type 2.0|
|Battery Capacity||3,500mAh Removable battery with fast charging|
|Sensors||Accelerometer, Proximity, and Compass Sensor, Temperature sensor, Hall sensor|
|Colour||Grey, Blue, Gold|