The TECNO Spark 4 has been launched in India today, the Tecno Spark 4 Price in Nigeria starts at 40000 naira, Smartphoneis the 4th generation of the Spark series, TECNO started with Spark K7, Spark 2, Spark 3 and now the Spark 4, there might be Spark 5 next year who knows, lol.
As you all know, Spark series are only targeted for the budget users who can’t afford high-end premium smartphone like the Phantom 9, this device is a nice upgrade from the TECNO Spark 3, the Spark 4 comes with a triple cameras unlike the TECNO Spark 3 which has a dual rear cameras, also TECNO Spark 4 has a 4000mAh battery now unlike the TECNO Spark 3 which has 3500mAh battery.
TECNO Spark 4 design and Display
The TECNO Spark 4 will spot a gradient glossy back finish which looks attractive and clean, the gradient back is the kind of design structure that every smartphone manufactures now use, it is beautiful but it will attractive a lot of fingerprint magnet.
It has a dimension of about 153 x 76.4 x 7.9mm (6.02 x 3.01 x 0.31 in) and it is light weight, it weighs around 169 grams which makes it a very light weight device and overall, the design aesthetic is very beautiful and attractive considering the price. It comes in two colors which are Bay Blue and majestic purple colours.
Taking a look at the display, the Tecno Spark 4 spot an IPS LCD display which has a size of 6.5 inches with 90% screen to body ratio, it has a resolution of 1600 by 720p with 20:9 aspect ratio with ppi of 267.
The Tecno Spark 4 display will be vibrant and pop nice colors, though it is a 720p display but it will still give you an awesome viewing experience, viewing angle will also be very okay, the only draw back is that you are limited to 720p when streaming videos online or on YouTube and it is still good because it will keep your data consumption at minimum.
Overall, the display is very Okay.
Hardware and Software
The only section people pays attention to very well in a Smartphone is how the device performs and of course i don’t think this Tecno Spark 4 will disappoint us, the Tecno Spark 4 is powered by Mediatek Helio A22 with 14 nano meter and a Quad core CPU which has a speed of 1.3ghz cortex-A7.
It has a PowerVR GE8320 GPU and runs on Android 9.0 pie.The Tecno Spark 4 comes in two configurations, one with 3gb RAM and 32gb ROM and the other with 4gb RAM and 64gb ROM.
As far as how it will perform, it will perform well and you have to keep in mind that this is a budget smartphone and thus don’t expect the device to run like a light.
It will run smoothly when you do basics tasks with it such as watching videos on YouTube, playing basic games, chatting on social media and pretty much every other basic tasks.
Thou you might experience some lags when you are heavy with much chrome tabs and have lots of apps running on the memory but looking at it, it’s okay considering it’s a budget device.
If you are a heavy gamer that plays pub g or asphalt 9, I’m sorry to say this, this device is going to disappoint you, so i advice you to get a smartphone of N50, 000 and above but if you just want to browse the web, navigate to one social media and other basic tasks or play some light games, this device will do the job very well.
Camera and Battery
In terms of camera, this device spot a triple rear cameras which are the 13mp AI primary camera, 2-mega pixel secondary camera and a QVGA night camera which is accompanied by a led flash, on the front, it has an 8mp selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture, both the front and back camera records video in 1080p at 30fps.
Phones nowadays no longer have a single camera, the TECNO Spark 4 triple cameras is a slight upgrade from the TECNO Spark 3, the previous Spark 3 has a dual rear cameras consisting of 13mp and 2mp depth sensor, however the Spark 4 took it a notch further by featuring a triple rear cameras comprising of 13mp main camera, 2mp depth sensor and a QVGA low light Camera.
The only difference here is that the TECNO Spark 4 low light images will be much more brighter than the TECNO Spark 3 images in low light, they both has the same 8mp selfie shooter and records video in 1080p at 30 frames per second.
Battery wise, this is where TECNO Spark 4 really stands out, it has a 4000mAh battery, this is the first ever TECNO Smartphone to spot a 4000mAh battery, yes i know there is Camon 12 with 4000mAh battery and the pouvoir 3 plus which has 6000mah battery but just look at it as a budget device, i know this phone won’t cost less than 40,000 Naira when it launches in Nigeria.
As i am seeing this device, it won’t come with a fast charger, it might take normal 2hours to get charged fully but anyways let’s wait and see.
Tecno claimed that the Tecno Spark 4 will last upto 26 hours of calling Time, 6 Hours of Video Playback, 6.9 Hours of Gaming and 110 Hours of audio playback.
Of course, all this will need to be tested and give you a full feedback on my blog.
Network and Sensors
Adding to the Tecno Spark 4 specifications overview, this device comes with 3G connectivity and 4G LTE, with 3G, it will surf the internet fast and one thing i love about 3G is that the download speed using opera mini that usually comes pre-installed on different devices, downloading with operamini will be super doper fast, i was able to download 1hour 30 minutes video in just 20 minutes with my Spark 3 which is not bad and i think the Spark 4 will do better.
It has a fingerprint sensor which is located at the rear of the device, the fingerprint sensor will be very fast of course, just place your finger on the sensor and boom, your device is unlocked.
So that’s pretty much of the Tecno Spark 4 specifications overview, here is my verdict, if you need a phone which can browse the internet very fast, watch videos on YouTube without buffering, check social media update, good battery capacity and a very decent camera, look no further than the Tecno Spark 4 but if you need a phone which can play heavy games and can do fast multi tasking, i advice you to look else where or better still, get the 4gb RAM version.