TECNO officially launched a new smartphone to the Spark Lineup under the name “TECNO Spark 3” which comes in two variant models, both devices have some similar specifications and features but with slight differences. They both 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 Tecno Spark 3 price in Nigeria is around, for the 2GB/16GB is N36,500 while the Lite version with 1GB/16GB is N33,800 the smartphone will soon available for pre order.
TECNO Spark 3 Key Specs
- 2-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1520 pixels
- 2GB Of RAM for Android 9.0 Pie and Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition Lite Version
- Quad-Core 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6761 Helio A22 2GB of RAM Version/ Quad-Core 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 for the Lite 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 sports 6.2-inch Super FullView + notch 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 Midnight Black, Bordeaux Red, Champagne Gold and Acqua Blue.
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 camera sensor and a 2MP depth secondary camera. However, the Spark 3 Lite model comes with Go Edition of the Android operating system has only the main 13MP main lens without secondary camera at the back. Both models have a single 8MP AI Selfie camera.
Hardware and Software
TECNO Spark 3 has two models. The K3 Lite version power by 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 for gaming.
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 vs Spark 3 Lite version: What are the differences?
Talking about the Tecno Spark 3 vs Spark 3 Lite head to head comparison, both devices have similar specifications and features with some slight differences like in the OS platform Spark 3 runs on Android 9.0 pie operating system while the Lite version Runs on Android 8.1 Go Edition, the noticeable differences is this Spark 3 high version come with 2GB RAM and MediaTek MTK6761, 2.0GHz while the Spark 3 lower version has 1GB RAM paired with MediaTeK MTK6580, 1.3GGHz and finally with different price tag.
TECNO Spark 3 Price and Availability
Tecno Spark 3 was just recently launched with the recommended retail price in Nigeria. However, the price of smartphone is around N36,500 for the 2GB/16GB model and N33,800 for the 1GB/16GB model in Nigeria. The list of Tecno Spark Android smartphone available in Nigeria now are Tecno Spark K7, Spark K9 or Spark Plus, Spark 2, Spark 3 and Spark 3 Pro.
Tecno Spark is a member of a new range of smartphones by Tecno targeted at photography enthusiasts on a budget, especially young people. Also known as the Tecno K7, the phone features cameras that promise an experience similar to that of a Camon CX and comes with an octa-core processor.