Tecno Mobile recently launched the Tecno Spark 3 at an event in Lagos. This smartphone was launched as a bigger version known as the Tecno Spark 3 Pro. The smartphone succeeds the Tecno Spark 2 in the Youth-focused Spark series. Unsurprisingly, the device features the notch design, super full view display, sizeable 3,500mAh battery, and AI-powered cameras.
Tecno Spark 3 Key Specs and Features
6.2-inch, IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1520 x 720 pixels
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) / Android 9.0 Pie
Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 CPU with 1GB RAM / Quad-core MediaTek Helio A22 with 2GB RAM
8MP selfie camera and 13MP rear camera/13MP + 2MP rear cameras
16GB built-in storage, up to 32GB with a memory card
Fingerprint sensor (rear)
3, 500mAh Li-Ion battery
Tecno Spark 3
Design and Display
Upon first glance, the Tecno Spark 3 gives that stylish appearance typical of the U-notch design. Within this compartment are the front-facing camera, earpiece and a couple of sensors. Although the notch occupies the central part of the phone’s top, it can be concealed in the device’s settings for those who dislike the groove.
A super full view display is delivered by the 19:9 aspect ratio that jumps on the 6.2-inch IPS screen. Its 720 x 1520 pixels resolution is barely above that of Spark 2’s 720 x 1440 pixels.
Battery and Camera
If there’s something Tecno Mobile wouldn’t gamble on, it’s the battery life of its Spark series smartphone. Tecno Spark 3 enjoys the longevity of the 3,500mAh battery for a full day’s work. Although there’s no mention of Fast Charge, the phone’s charger bags enough power to charge the phone swiftly.
Camera configuration on this smartphone differs based on the RAM model. Its 1GB RAM model is given a 13MP AI camera for its rear photography. Meanwhile, the 2GB RAM variant uses dual 13MP rear cameras for its imagery. Frontal shots are captured by an 8MP shooter on both models.
Hardware and Software
As seen earlier, the smartphone has variants in terms of RAM size; another cool thing is that it transcends to its chipset build as well. The lower memory variant operates using MediaTek MT6580 while the higher version works with a better MediaTek Helio A22 (MT6761).
HiOS skin in conjunction with the Android 9.0 Pie is thrown into the Spark 3 (2GB) as the software dictator. On the other hand, the Spark 3 (1GB) utilises Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition). It chops off a certain amount of the 16GB ROM allocated to store files on the phone.
Luckily, both variants can expand with an additional 32GB using a MicroSD card. Unfortunately, there’s no LTE on both variants of the phone but that’s where the Pro version shines.
Tecno Spark 3 Price and Availability
The Tecno Spark 3 is available for sale in various smartphone outlets and online stores in Nigeria, Kenya, and Ghana. Tecno Spark 3 price in Nigeria ranges from 33,800 Naira (1GB model) to 36,500 Naira (2GB model) depending on the deal on your location.