TECNO Mobility recently added an official member to the Spark family. The TECNO Spark 2 is the most recent in a long range of budget phones in the Spark line. There is a unit of the Spark 2 for your viewing pleasure and consideration, enjoy.
- Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
- 6.0 ” HD Full Display
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB internal expandable memory
- Dual SIM capability
- 13 MP Auto-Focus primary camera with Ring flash
- 8 MP front-facing camera with Dual flash
- 3,500mAh non-removable battery
- Fingerprint Scanner
An orange cardboard houses the TECNO Spark 2 and its accessories
The box is opened by sliding a smaller one from under the bigger covering box
Inside the box, there is a unit of the TECNO Spark 2
- 1 TECNO Spark 2
- 1 Charger head
- 1 USB cord
- 1 Earpiece
- 1 Ejector pin
- 1 User manual
- 1 Boomplay Music voucher
- 1 Warranty card
- 1 Plastic casing
TECNO Spark 2
User manual, Boomplay Music voucher and Warranty card
Up on the screen area, the 8MP front facing camera is right next to call speaker slits, and dual flash
Underneath there’s a headphone jack, call microphone, charging port and speaker grilles.
In the back, fingerprint scanner is placed adjacent to the 13MP primary camera and flash
Volume rockers and power button are on the right side of the TECNO Spark 2
The SIM tray is on the left side
It consists of 2 nano SIMs and one memory card slot
The TECNO Spark 2 is currently not available for sale, but official price is pegged at ₦36,200.
Even before handling the TECNO Spark 2, my first thought was “1GB RAM, TECNO, really?”. But before running away with that thought, I stopped to consider that this is somewhat a budget smartphone and the specs are not supposed to be glowing. Secondly, I have to actually use the phone to see how the 1GB RAM performs; even though I stubbornly still suspect it won’t be anywhere near excellent. But budget phone, still.
Apart from this seeming hitch, from design to camera and battery every other thing looks and feels well stacked. An experiential review will show more strengths and weaknesses.
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