Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G smartphone is a high-quality and budget-friendly device that offers an impressive performance, long-lasting battery life, and a smooth 5G connectivity experience. Packed with advanced features, this device aims to provide users with a premium smartphone experience without breaking the bank. In this review, we will delve into its design, display, performance, camera capabilities, battery life, and overall value for money. but before that let's take a look at the key features.
Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G Key Features
- Display: 6.78" FHD+ Dot-in Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Operating systems: HiOS based on Android™ 13
- CPU: MTK D6080 5G Processor
- Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 6080
- Memory size: 8GB RAM + 128/256GB ROM
- Camera: Dual 50MP AI camera + 16MP front camera
- Battery size: 5000mAh Mega Battery, 68W Ultra Charge
Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G Price in Nigeria
The official price of the Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G Price is not publicly available at the moment because it's a new smartphone. However, after looking at some phones with similar specifications, I can tell you to budget between N185,000 - N248,000
Other Models of Tecno 5G (Comparison)
As we know, Tecno doesn't release a single smartphone without having other variants with different features, so this review will not be complete without telling you more about other variants because Tecno Pova 5 didn't come alone. below is the list of Pova 5 Series.
- Pova 5
- Pova 5 X Free Fire
- Pova 5 Pro 5G
You have seen the Pova 5 series models, the question now is which one is the best or the right one for you to buy, Let me explain briefly the key differences and similarities before we move to the full review of the Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G.
Tecno Pova 5 series display sizes
- Pova 5: 6.78" FHD+ Dot-in Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Pova 5 X Free Fire: 6.78" FHD+ Dot-in Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate
- Pova 5 Pro 5G: 6.78" FHD+ Dot-in Display, 120Hz Refresh Rate
As you can see, the 3 variants have the same screen size and design, so there is not much difference,ce and should't be one of the things you consider when buying the phone.
Pova 5 Series Memory sizes
- Pova 5: 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
- Pova 5 X Free Fire: 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
- Pova 5 Pro 5G: 8GB RAM + 128/256GB ROM
Again, we have almost the same memory size but when it comes to Pova 5 Pro 5G you will have the options to choose between 128GB - 256GB storage memory, other variants might as well come with the same option.
Pova 5 Series Battery Size
- Pova 5: 6000mAh/45W Smart Charge
- Pova 5 X Free Fire: 6000mAh/45W Smart Charge
- Pova 5 Pro 5G: 5000mAh Mega Battery, 68W Ultra Charge
The Pova 5 and 5 X Free Fire offers a bigger 6000 mAh battery as opposed to the 5000 mAh that the Pova 5 Pro 5G offers, however, the Pova 5 Pro 5G is better with the 68W Ultra-fast Charging features. So you have to choose between the big better size and fast charging capabilities. They are both great in terms of battery and fast charging features, 45W fast charging is also amazing.
Pova 5 Series Camera
- Pova 5: Dual 50MP back + 8MP Front
- Pova 5 X Free Fire: Dual 50MP back + 8MP front
- Pova 5 Pro 5G: 50MP back + 16MP front
From the list above you can tell that they both offer good quality cameras but the Pova 5 Pro 5G is better with the selfie and other advanced features like dual front and back video and image capture that allows you to activate both front and back camera and same time and take a picture of both just like people duet video on Tiktok.
I am going to stop the comparison here because they are mostly the same in many aspects but just like the name suggests, the Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G is superior to others in many ways especially the 5G fast network connectivity and other features. Both phones come with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and as well powered by an Android 13 operating system together with the Tecno HIOS 13.
Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G Review
Design and Display
The Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G sports a sleek and modern design with a 6.78" FHD+ Dot-in, 120Hz Refresh Rate display. The bezels are minimal, resulting in a high screen-to-body ratio, making it enjoyable to consume multimedia content and play games. The device has a solid build quality and feels comfortable in hand. The placement of the physical buttons is ergonomic and easily accessible.
Display quality is impressive, offering vibrant colors, good viewing angles, and decent brightness levels. With the 1080x2460 resolution, the display delivers a satisfactory visual experience, especially for day-to-day use and media consumption. However, the absence of a Corning Gorilla Glass protection means that the phone screen lacks some protection.
Under the hood, the Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G packs an MTK D6080 5G Processor, which is optimized for fast connectivity, gaming, and multitasking. Coupled with 8GB of RAM that can be extended to 16GB RAM with the help of memory fusion, the device delivers smooth performance and handles heavy tasks with ease. Gaming enthusiasts will appreciate the dedicated game optimization features, resulting in lag-free gameplay and excellent graphics rendering. The inclusion of 128G/256GB of internal storage ensures ample space for apps, games, and media files, and there's also the option to expand storage using a microSD card.
Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G is equipped with a dual-camera setup consisting of a 50MP primary lens and a 0.08 MP, depth sensor. The primary lens captures detailed and vibrant images, while the depth sensor contributes to accurate bokeh effects in portrait shots. In well-lit conditions, the camera performance is commendable, with good dynamic range and accurate color reproduction.
One of the standout features of the Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G is its 68W Ultra Charge feature along with a strong 5000mAh battery, which ensures that the battery charges faster and lasts longer. With moderate usage, the device can easily last for more than a day, which is highly impressive. Additionally.
Software and Features
This device runs on Tecno's custom HiOS 13, which is based on Android 13 as well. The software offers a clean and user-friendly interface with useful features like Dark Mode, Game Mode, and gestures for convenience. The inclusion of 5G connectivity enhances the smartphone experience by providing faster download and streaming speeds, making it future-proof.
Value for Money
The Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G smartphone offers an attractive price-to-performance ratio. With its powerful chipset, ample RAM, large battery, and 5G capabilities, it competes well with devices from higher price ranges. Buyers seeking a feature-rich smartphone on a tight budget will find great value in the Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G.
Finally, the Tecno POVA 5 Pro 5G smartphone impresses with its robust performance, large battery, and 5G connectivity, all at an affordable price point. While the camera performance could be improved, for the price, it delivers a satisfactory photography experience. Overall, this smartphone is an excellent choice for users looking to upgrade to a future-proof and feature-packed device without breaking the bank.Also read
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Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G – Full Specifications
|Name||Tecno Pova 5 Pro 5G|
|Model||Pova 5 Pro 5G|
|2G||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|3G||850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100|
|Sim||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Body And Display|
|Dimension||168.50 x 76.50 x 9.00 mm|
|Build Type||Glass front, plastic frame, glass back|
|Colours||Drak Illusion/Silver Fantasy|
|Screen Type||IPS LCD, 120Hz|
|Screen Size||6.78 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2460 pixels|
|120Hz Refresh Rate|
|CPU||Octa-core MTK D6080 5G Processor|
| ||HIOS 13|
|SD Card||microSDXC [Dedicated slot]|
|Front Camera||16 MP (wide)|
|Main Camera||Dual Camera|
50 MP, f/1.6, (wide), PDAF
other unspecified cameras
|Features||Dual-LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|USB||USB Type-C 2.0, OTG|
|Alert Types||Vibration; Sounds|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM)|
|– XviD/MP4/MKV/H.265 player|
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/APE/Flac player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer
|CAP||Non-removable Li-Po 5000mAh battery|
|Fast battery charging 68W|