Last year, TECNO Mobile churned out a couple of budget phones and this year won’t be an exception. The news of a new Spark series has just hit the market as TECNO recently announced two new Spark devices — they go by the name TECNO Spark 3 and Spark 3 Pro (successors of last year’s TECNO Spark 2 and Spark 2 Pro).
The TECNO Spark 3 phone has a total of two cameras, each with its own function. Furthermore, the Spark 3 has a plastic housing which expresses entry-level, a Super FULLVIEW screen and a solid 3500mAh battery that supports a fast charging. The Spark 3 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) and Android 9 Pie for the 2GB RAM version! It has everything you can expect from a budget Android smartphone and performs fairly in the field of photography!
Without further ado, join me as we explore all the features, full specifications and price of the newly launched TECNO Spark 3.
TECNO Spark 3 Quick Review!
TECNO has opted for a sharp 6.2-inch display with this Spark 3, same size with the newly launched Infinix Zero 6. The screen uses Super FULLVIEW technology with a resolution of 720 x 1520 pixels which is an almost insignificant upgrade to Spark 2 720 x 1440 pixels, It features an aspect ratio of 19:9 with a notch at the top for a perfect viewing experience! This device has the perfect screen for movies!
The Super FULLVIEW display is large, but the thin and rounded edges make the TECNO Spark 3 very comfortable to hold. Both the front and back consist of a shiny plastic covering, this material feels and looks very economic.
On the back of TECNO Spark 3, you will find 13MP + 2MP dual camera vertically machined to the left side of the back with the LED light. However, the Go Edition of this product comes with a single rear camera of 8 megapixels. The front of both variants comes with an 8MP camera. There is also a single LED flash as well.
The device uses a fingerprint scanner which is a safer alternative to patterns and passwords. This sensor is placed at the back of the device.
TECNO has equipped the Spark 3 with the MediaTek MT6580 SoC with a Quad-Core Processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 1GB RAM. On the other hand, the other variant has a stronger Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 SoC which also a Quad-Core Processor but clocked higher with 2GHz and IMG PowerVR GPU.
On the road with an empty smartphone is the last thing you have to worry about with the Spark 3. The phone has a 3500mAh battery (with fast charging support) that you can easily power all day, and maybe two! (Check out phones with 4000mAh battery capacity).
This TECNO Spark 3 device has 1GB/2GB RAM with internal storage variants of 16GBGB. This is already a considerable amount where you can store a moderate amount of photos, apps (Go Apps) and music… Are you still short? Then you can easily expand the capacity by inserting a memory card up to 64GB in your device! If you want even more storage, then opt for the Spark 3 Pro with 32GB internal storage.
Another striking feature is the unavailability of 4G LTE on the TECNO Spark 3. Luckily, it’s available on the Spark 3 Pro variant.
TECNO delivers the Spark 3 1GB variant with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) while the other variant comes with Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box. TECNO does make a number of changes, thus making available the latest HiOS 4.6 launcher on this device. This gives you a real TECNO interface with accompanying icons and apps.
TECNO Spark 3 Key Specs
Here are the Spark 3 key specifications below;
|Display||6.2 inches, Super FULLVIEW Touchscreen display (720×1520 pixels), 294 PPI|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) / Android 9.0 Pie (HiOS 4.6)|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 SoC CPU / 2.0 GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 SoC|
|Storage||16GB ROM + 1GB/2GB RAM (can be expanded using an SD up to 32GB)|
|Camera||8MP Front / 13MP or 13MP + 2MP Rear|
|Price||Spark 3 (16GB + 1GB): ₦33,800
Spark 3 (16GB + 2GB): ₦36,500
TECNO Spark 3 (16+1GB) Images
TECNO Spark 3 (16+2GB) Images
TECNO Spark 3 Price and Availability
The TECNO Spark 3 launched April 2019, it is available in colours — Midnight Black, Bordeaux Red, Champagne Gold and Aqua Blue. You can order the smartphone from any of the following online shopping markets using the links below.
TECNO Spark 3 Full Specifications and Features
- Platform: Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) / Android 9.0 Pie (HiOS 4.6)
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 SoC CPU / 2.0 GHz Quad-core Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22 SoC
- GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP/ IMG PowerVR GPU
- Memory: 1GB/2GB RAM
- Colours: Midnight Black, Bordeaux Red, Champagne Gold and Aqua Blue
- Dimension: 155.3 x 75.8 x 8.15 mm
- Weight: –
- SIM Type: Nano Sim
- SIM Count: Dual Standby
- Display: 6.2-inches, Super FULLVIEW Touchscreen display (720×1520 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio, 294 PPI, IPS LCD curved glass screen
- Screen Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Rear Camera: 13MP or 13MP + 2MP, auto-focus, Dual LED flash
- Rear Camera Features: Dual camera, f/1.8 aperture, dual LED flash, [email protected] video recording
- Front Camera: 8 megapixels, f/2.2 aperture, AI Face Recognition, [email protected] video capture
- Built-in Storage: 16GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 64GB
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: Yes
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Display, Dual Band (2.4G + 5G)
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, v4.2
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: USB v2.0, with OTG support
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Video Player: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, GPS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: –
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes (Rear)
- Face Unlock: Yes
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: –
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: –
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: Yes
- Battery: 3500mAh
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: Yes
Where to buy TECNO Spark 3
CLICK HERE TO BUY THE SPARK 3 in Nigeria.
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