Hello there, welcome to our coverage of the Tecno Spark 5 Pro. It’s now a norm for Transsion Holdings to release 3/4 variants of the same phone.
Infinix now has a main phone, a Pro, and a Lite variant for their smartphones while Tecno has the Air, the Main, The Pro, and even the Premier (Check the Camon 15 series here).
Tecno is seriously expanding its reach by making sure every smartphone reaches its user base and the Tecno Spark 5 Pro is aimed at those in the mid-range market. Here are its features.
Tecno Spark 5 Pro Specifications Summary
|OS||Android 10.0 Q HiOS 6|
|Display||6.6 inch LCD Dot-In Punch Hole Display, 720 x 1600p resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio|
|Camera||16 MP main + 2MP camera for macro, + 2 MP Depth Sensor + QVGA, 8 MP Dot-In (Punch Hole) selfie|
|Storage||64GB, Expandable to 256 GB|
|Processor||Information Currently Not Available|
|Security||Fingerprint ID (rear mounted), Face Unlock|
The Smart 5 Pro smartphone seems pretty close to the Smart 5 in design. The phone is 6.6 inch tall and uses a dot-in display housed on the top left of the screen.
The phone is almost bezel-less and there is a dual LED flash on the topmost side of the body frame, close to the speaker grille. There are also sensors there. The chin is also present at the bottom of the screen and it provides structural integrity to keep the phone strong.
The rear side of the phone houses a quad camera set up arranged on a circle rectangle frame. the flash stand next to the display. The fingerprint sensor stands close too at the middle alongside the Tecno brand name.
At the side of the phone are the SIM tray and volume and power buttons. The base provides room for the speaker, dedicated mic, 3.5mm jack, and a USB Type C connector. The Type C connect guarantees speed in data connectivity.
The phone has a gradient design with wavy texture to provide a firm grip that prevents the phone from being slippery. The body is made with polycarbonate and the frame is plastic. The screen has unknown glass protection.
The color options available are Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, and Misty Grey.
The phone uses a 6.6 inch LCD panel. For a pro device though, one would have wanted them to use an FHD+ display panel but Tecno didn’t offer that.
Tecno should have also taken this chance to impress in the resolution aspect but they still stuck with the 720x 1600 pixels. This is surely going to have a huge impact on gameplay as the graphics will be sharp enough. It may be the deal breaker as consumers will generally look for options that offer more for the same price.
The screen-to-body resolution stands around 83% and the aspect ratio is 20:9.
If there is something Tecno pays great attention to then its the software that follows its smartphones. The company’s advert for this phone places so much focus on its “5 Camera Lenses”
The Selfie camera module retains the 8MP lens found in the Tecno Spark 5 and Tecno Spark 5 Air. The lens is housed in the punched-hole on the screen. There is a dual LED flashlight accompanying it.
The rear camera module received a bump. The quad modules include a 16MP main shooter, a 2MP macro lens that captures details up to 2CM, a 2MP depth sensor, and a QVGA camera. The lenses receive support from the AI Camera 3.0 that comes with lots of features.
Hardware and Memory Specifications
The hardware specifications of this phone have given me a bit of headache because as at the time of writing this article, Tecno have not listed the processor or its speed anywhere. We will have to wait until more details arrive before we update this segment.
All we can do is hope for a processor with about 2.35GHz isn’t it?
In the memory department though, things look good as there is 4GB of RAM space available on the smartphone for multi tasking while for storage, we have 64GB of expandable memory. This should suffice for a while in file handling
OS, Connectivity, and Battery
The Tecno Spark 5 Pro runs on HiOS 6 based on Android 10. Since HiOS is Tecno’s own OS skin, about 6GB-10GB of the 64GB will be used for OS and third party apps and features.
The third-party apps serve as a source of income to Tecno, helping them keep the phone’s price down. Some of the features you will love, others you won’t.
In Connectivity, the options available on the Tecno Spark 5 Pro include the Wi-Fi, USB OTG, USB Type-C, and FM radio. The phone can be unlocked using the facial recognition functionality and the fingerprint sensor.
The smartphone comes with a 5000mAh battery to provide enough juice to last a few days. There is no mention of any kind of fast charge.
Is there any feature you would have loved to see? Or do you feel Tecno just bring features that improved a little and charge us more for it?
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||HSDPA850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G||Information Not Released by Tecno, Not Available|
|SIM Type||Dual nano-SIM slot|
Design and Display
|Dimensions||164.7mm x 76.3 x 8.75 mm|
|Weight||Information Not Available|
|Display Size||6.6 inch|
|Display Resolution||720p HD+ (720 x 1600 pixels)|
|Build||Plastic Frame, Plastic Back, Glass Front|
|Protection||Information Not Available|
|Colors||Ice Jadeite, Spark Orange, Vacation Blue, and Misty Grey.|
Platform and Hardware
|OS||Android 10.0 Q HiOS 6|
|Processor Name/Technology||Information Not Available Yet|
|Number of Processor Cores||Information Not Available Yet|
|Processor Speed||Information Not Available Yet|
|Graphics Chipset||IMG PowerVR 8320 clocked at 650MHz.|
|External Storage||Yes, Up to 256GB|
|Sensors||Fingerprint Sensor, G-sensor, P-Sensor, Gyro, Touch Sensor, Electronic Compass|
|Front||8 MP, Camera 1080 Video @30 fps, Dual LED Flash|
|Rear||16 MP main + 2MP camera for macro, + 2MP Depth Sensor + QVGA, Quad LED Flash, 1080p Video@30fps|
|Features||AI scenes detection, Macro mode, Portrait mode, HDR, AI Beautify, Quad LED flash, Face recognition, Real-time filters|
|Video||FLV, MP4, MKV, AVI, 3GP|
|Audio||WAV, MP3, MP2, ACC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, MIDI, Vorbis, APE, AAC-Plus V1, AAC-Plus V2, FLAC, WMA, ADPCM (Not Confirmed Yet)|
|Image||Jpeg, Png, Gif, Bmp|
|Audio Jack||Yes, 3.5mm|
|USB||Yes, Type C.|
|Battery Capacity||5000 mAh|
|Security Features||Finger Print Sensor, Face Recognition|
Not Available Yet