Tecno Mobile seems to be on a roll with the release of new phones, even during the pandemic, the latest of which is the new TECNO Spark 5.
The predecessor to the new TECNO Spark 5, was released just in September of 2019 on the Ghanaian, Nigerian and other African markets. However, it seems TECNO Mobile is ready to ride on the success of the Spark 4, coupled with some reported shortages to bring in the Spark 5; albeit a good move.
This phone comes with a total of 6 flashlights for photography, with 4 of these lights at the rear of the phone, vertically placed around the rear cameras and the remaining two featuring as the dual front camera flash.
When comparing the Spark 5 to the Spark 4, one noticeable upgrade, which is also very much welcomed would be in the area of the battery with an additional 1000 mAH over the TECNO Spark 4, bringing the total battery capacity of the new Spark 5 to a competitive 5000 mAH.
On the software part, the Spark 5 is running on Android 10, with the latest version of TECNO’s UI skin – HiOS 6.
We have done a full comparison of the TECNO Spark 5 and TECNO Spark 4 in the latter part of this article. Be sure to check it.
TECNO Spark 5 Specs
Here are the known specifications of the TECNO Spark 5:
- Display: 6.6″ Dot-In Screen
- Front Camera: 8MP Front Camera with Dual Flash
- Rear Camera: 4 Camera Setup – Depth lens + 13MP Primary Camera with F/1.8 aperture + Macro lens + AI lens
- OS: Android™ 10 with HiOS 6
- Network 4G LTE/3G/2G
- Storage: 32 GB
- RAM: 2 GB
- Processor: Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Card Slots: 2 nano sim cards + 1 micro SD (up to 128GB)
- Other Features: Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, GPS, Proximity, Touchscreen, WiFi, Face Unlock 2.0
- Colours: Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue and Misty Grey
Features of the TECNO Spark 5
AI Quad Camera with AI Camera 3.0
Equipped with a quad-camera setup which also has 4 flashlights at the back, the Spark 5 will allow for some great photography including, bokeh effect (blurred background) and AI portrait mode.
The 4 Cameras consist of:
- a Depth lens
- a 13MP Primary Camera with F/1.8 aperture
- a Macro lens and
- an AI lens
With AI Scene detection, the camera can detect 10 different scenes. These are food, pets, flowers, street, portrait, night mode, night portrait, AI HDR, standard HDR and shopping mall environment.
According to TECNO, photos and selfies taken by the SPARK 5 would be much more impressive and attractive under most everyday conditions. The newly upgraded algorithm “AI Camera 3.0” makes noticeable improvements in the areas of AI HDR, AI Scene Detection and more amazing photography functions.
Even in backlight scenarios, the new SPARK 5 could still be brighter and clearer, avoiding overexposure of the light parts and clearly showcasing dark details.
Battery and Performance
Bigger Battery, Dark Mode and Gesture Navigation
With a 5000mAH battery, the Spark 5 is expected to last longer than the Spark 4. Coupled with an Android 10 OS, the Spark 5 will use some of the very good battery-saving functions of the OS.
According to TECNO, the Spark 5 has a standby time of 526 hours.
There is also the dark theme that has been included in this new version of HiOS. This means you can enjoy all the darkness that apps can bring while having less strain on your eyes. This should also make your battery last longer.
However, don’t expect the TECNO Spark 5 to last a full day if you are going to be playing heavy games on it.
It’s also disappointing to see the 2018 Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 on the device.
Automatic WhatsApp Status Saver
If you are one of the people who love to repost WhatsApp Status of your friends and you don’t want to rely on 3rd Party apps to do so, then the Spark 5 might have something you might just love.
With settings on the phone, you can save your favourite status as long as you want You no longer have to be limited by 24 hours. You can choose between 15 days, 1 month, 3 months or even forever to have WhatsApp statuses saved.
Difference between the TECNO Spark 5 and TECNO Spark 4
|Feature||TECNO Spark 5||TECNO Spark 4|
|Display||6.6″ Dot-In Screen||6.52″ Dot Notch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|OS||Android™ 10||Android™ 9 Pie|
|Processor/RAM||Mediatek Helio A22 MT6761 with 2GB Ram||Mediatek Helio A22 Quad-Core 2.0GHz with 2GB Ram|
|Front Camera||8MP Front Camera with Dual Flash||8MP Front Camera with Flash|
|Rear Camera||Quad Camera Setup; Depth lens + 13MP Primary Camera with F/1.8 aperture + Macro lens + AI lens||13MP Tripple Rear Camera setup|
|Sensors||Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, GPS, Proximity, Touchscreen, WiFi, Face Unlock 2.0||Compass, Fingerprint Sensor, GPS, Proximity, Touchscreen, WiFi, Face Unlock 2.0|
|Battery||5,000mAh Li-Ion battery||4,000mAh Li-Ion battery|
Pricing and Availability of TECNO Spark 5
TECNO Spark 5 Price in Ghana
Here is how much the TECNO Spark 5 costs in Ghana and retailers you can buy from:
|Mfidie Shop (Nationwide Delivery)||GHS 719||0546090871|
|Franko Phones (No Delivery)||GHS 719||Contact Store|
TECNO Spark 5 Price in Nigeria
The TECNO Spark 5 is selling in retail and online shops across Nigeria at 49,000 Naira.
However, prices may differ from state to state and from shop to shop. It is always a good choice to place a call to the retail shop before making a purchase.
TECNO Spark 5 Price in Kenya
The Spark 5 is selling in Kenya around 13,500 Kenyan Shilling. The price is however slightly different among online and local retailers.
It is always advisable to make enquiries before making your purchase decision and opting for payment on delivery if that is available.