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Posted by: E-Collins
« on: June 11, 2020, 02:05:50 PM »

Welcome the latest Tecno Spark 5 smartphone with 5 cameras, 6.6 inches HD display, big 5000 mAh battery capacity, and as well support 4G LTE network, etc.

The MediaTek smartphone maker popularly known as Tecno Mobile has recently introduced its latest Android smartphone called Tecno Spark 5 a successor to the old Spark 4 but now with more interesting designs and features. If you wish to know everything about Tecno Spark 5, then stick with me as we look deep into the features, design, and functionalities of the new smartphone.

Interestingly, Tecno Spark 5 comes in 3 versions (Tecno Spark 5, Spark 5 Air, and Spark 5 PRO). In this post, we are going to look at the differences and similarities between both versions and it's going to be interesting. At the end of the, I will provide a comparison table between Spark 5, Spark 5 Air, and Spark 5 PRO.

Display & Design

The image above shows what the 3 smartphone looks like. However, both smartphones offer 6.6 inches HD screen display apart from Spark 5 Air that has 7 inch Dot notch display Just like Infinix Hot 8. Spark 5 and Spark 5 Pro has Dot-in-Display design and looks exactly like Infinix S5.

Looking at the screen size, Spark 5 and 5 PRO offers the same 720*1600 screen resolutions with 164.7x76.3x8.75mm dimensions while Spark 5 Air has 720*1640 screen resolutions and 174.64x79.27x9.05 (Height, Width, Thickness) dimension. At the back, we have the Fingerprint sensor at its usual position alongside the quad rear cameras.

Available Colors
Both versions of Tecno Spark 5 comes in 4 different colors such as Ice Jadeite / Spark Orange / Seabed Blue and Cloud White. You can go for anything that suits your style. Moreover, the new Spark 5 lacks some modern features like motorized pop-up selfie camera, in-display, or side-mounted fingerprint sensor but I guess it was necessary to ignore those features in other to keep the price low.

Operating System & Processor

Spark 5 and Its PRO version is equipped with the new HiOS 6.0 based on Android Q designed to add some security features, improved OS performance, and user experience. Android Q operating system brings some additional privacy and security features. One of the interesting features that Android Q offers is the new Dark Theme that not only reduces the screen's irritation to the eyes but also saves energy and extends the battery life effectively.

However, Tecno Spark 5 Air is equipped with HiOS based on Android Q (Go edition), using Go edition of the operating system means that some features have been stripped off to allow more space on the phone memory. Coming to Processor, both versions of the phone is powered with a 2.0GHz Octa-Core processor, designed for optimum performance and stability.

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Memory Sizes

If you care more about the memory size then I will recommend that you go for Tecno Spark 5 PRO with 4GB Random Access Memory (RAM) and 64GB Read-Only Memory (ROM). Spark 5 PRO is the clear winners when it comes to memory size. Spark 5 and Spark 5 AIR offers 2GB RAM + 32GB ROM which is not that bad


Tecno pays more attention to the camera of this phone than anything else and if you need an affordable smartphone with a high-quality camera then you should consider going for Tecno Spark 5.

Spark 5 PRO has 16MP Quad Rear Camera with Quad Flash and 8MP Front Camera with Dual Flash. Spark 5 and Spark 5 AIR on the other hand offers 13MP Quad Rear Camera with Quad Flash and 8MP AI Selfie Camera with Dual Flash. The winner here is still Spark 5 PRO.

Special Camera Features

Let look at the special features that Spark 5 offers with its 5 cameras.

AI Scene Detection

10 different scene detection fully cover both simple and mixed scenes at the same time. Once the scene is recognized, it would offer corresponding AI optimization, letting you take more realistic and detailed photos.

AI HDR controls the light part from getting overexposed, showing more detailed and crisp dark parts. The fog removal algorithm improves the overall selfie effect. The color output is lossless and presents every detail, making the selfie portrait more colorful and vivid.

Wider and Better AI Bokeh Effect

Background Bokeh Effect has been fully upgraded, giving portraits better focus in the whole picture along with processing details carefully.

Macro Photography

The extreme close-up shot clearly shows more details and reveals the beauty of the smaller things around you.

AI Body Shaping
The first AI-based Body Shaping is incorporated according to different body types, helping you showcase your dream body figure.

8MP AI Selfie Camera

Loaded with 8MP Al Selfie Camera, SPARK 5 is always ready to capture your glamorous moments. With dual front flash and Portrait HDR, a brighter and charming selfie in a low light scenario is easier to take. Fully developed facial algorithm saving your time for retouches, offering a smoother and funnier selfie experience
AI Beauty Mode

Presetting three kinds of localized beauty effects, skin polishing, intelligent brightening, big eyes, thin face are all a part of the AI Beauty Mode. Various adjustments on the UI interface have been done and now support a real-time preview in one click.

Battery Capacity

Tecno Spark 5 together with other versions is powered with 5000 mAh battery capacity built to last and keep your connected. Say goodbye to your power bank. 5000mAh powerful battery and smart power-saving system satisfy your needs of staying juiced up for daily work and life.

Both smartphones are equipped with face ID Unlock 2.0 which enables you to unlock your phone in a modern way. It automatically detects your closed eyes, greatly improving your phone privacy and security. Also, say goodbye to poor data connection speed. With 4G LTE network you could have super-clear voice quality calling with your family and friends when both phones use this function.

Price of Tecno Spark 5, Spark 5 PRO and Spark 5 AIR

Before the comparison table, I will like to share my thought on the price of this smartphone based on the features and similar phones with the same features. The good news is that the phone is already available in Nigeria both online and offline shops.

* Tecno Spark 5 PRO = ₦72,000
* Tecno Spark 5 = ₦53,300
* Tecno Spark 5 AIR = ₦50,000

[See current Price & offers on Jumia]

Tecno Spark 5 PRO VS Spark 5 VS Spark 5 Air

If you are still interested to know the difference between the 3 versions of Tecno Spark 5, check out the comparison table below.

Key FeaturesSpark 5 PROSpark 5Spark 5 AIR
Display6.6'' HD+ Dot-in Display6.6" HD+ Dot-in Display7" HD+ Dot Notch Screen
DimensionsHeight: 164.7mm
Thickness: 8.75mm
Height: 164.7mm
Thickness: 8.75mm
Height: 174.64mm
Thickness: 9.05mm
OSHiOS based on Android QHiOS based on Android QHiOS based on Android Q (Go edition)
CPU Speed2.0 GHz2.0 GHz2.0 GHz
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Battery5000 mAh5000 mAh5000 mAh
Fingerprint PositionRear MountedRear MountedRear Mounted
Front Camera8MP Front Camera with Dual Flash8MP Front Camera with Dual Flash8MP Front Camera
Rear Camera16MP+2MP+2MP+8xzoom Quad Rear Camera with Quad Flash13MP+2MP+2MP+AI lens Quad Rear Camera with quad Flash13MP+AI Lens dual Rear Camera with Quad Flash
ColorsIce Jadeite / Spark Orange / Vacation Blue / Misty GreyIce Jadeite / Spark Orange / Vacation Blue / Misty GreyIce Jadeite / Spark Orange / Vacation Blue / Misty Grey
4G LTE YesYesYes
SensorsG-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Electronic compassG-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Electronic compassG-Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Fingerprint Sensor, Electronic compass
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, hotspot
Released Year202020202020
Jumia Price₦72,000₦53,300₦50,000