Later into the year, Tecno Spark Pro was introduced into the family and now, it is the Tecno Spark 2. In terms of technical specifications, the Spark 2 falls into the mid-range category of smartphones but it’s design spells otherwise.
It comes with Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) out of the box which happens to be its major highlight, Face ID unlock has also been thrown into the mix with the 18:9 aspect screen ratio. Let’s go into details to see all the goodies that the device is packed with.
Tecno Spark 2 features
- OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) With HiOS v3.3
- SIM Type: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
- 4G LTE: NO
- Screen Size: 6.0 Inches capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours
- Screen Resolution: 1440 x 720 pixels (~320 ppi density)
- Processor Type: Quad-core 1.3 GHz, MediaTek MT6580 chipset
- RAM: 2GB or 1GB
- Internal Storage: 16GB
- External Storage: microSD, up to 32 GB
- Back / Rear Camera: Dual: 13 MP
- Front Camera: 8MP
- Battery: 3500 mAh (non-removable)
Tecno Spark 2 Features Overview
The Spark 2 smartphone boasts a 6.0 inches display that comes with an HD+ resolution of 1440 by 720 pixels, its PPI (pixel per square-inch) is left at about 320 pixels.
The device is equipped with 18:9 screen aspect ratio that offer more screen and lesser bezels. Another good thing about the screen is that it has 2.5D glass which was absent in the first Tecno Spark Phones.
Tecno Spark 2 packs a 13 MP rear camera accompanied by a Single tone LED flash, the Front side sees an 8 MP camera that also has a LED flash for better camera quality even in low-light conditions.
In addition to just image and video capturing, the front camera also serves as an unlock system for the device. Face ID unlock system is introduced to unlock your phone in a flash, using a detailed depth map of your face to recognize you. The Spark 2 also uses a back-placed fingerprint reader for more secured unlock option.
Pre-installed in The Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) , customized with Tecno’s HiOS v3.3.0 user interface that provides several innovative and easy-to-use features to step up your mobile experience.
On the inside, the Tecno Spark 2 crams a manageable 16GB ROM which is expandable to upto 32GB with an external microSD card via a dedicated slot. For random access memory (RAM), There is 1GB RAM version and 2GB RAM version of the phone, the later is regarded to as the Tecno Spark 2 Plus.
At the helm sits a Quad-core processor and a Mediatek MT6580 chipset, the processor clocks at a maximum of 1.3GHz. Available in Bordeaux Red , Midnight Black and Champagne Gold colors, the Tecno Spark 2 is finished with plastic material that keeps the big battery intact.
Powering the Spark 2 is a non-removable 3500 mAh battery. The battery is set to offer good on-time and standby time, although it doesn’t support flash charge technology. Tecno Spark 2 is a dual nano SIM smartphone with no 4G network option.
Tecno Spark 2 price and availability
The Tecno Spark 2 is currently available in both offline and online markets, prices will vary depending on your location and the retailer you are buying from. The phone was launched with a price tag of about 36,200 naira (100 USD) for the 1GB RAM version and about 38,600 naira (105 USD) for the 2GB RAM variant. You can see it’s availability in the stores listed below.
Where to buy Tecno Spark 2
Tecno Spark 2 Best Alternatives
Tecno Pouvoir 2 comes with almost the same spec sheet as the Spark but with bigger battery capacity, it is likely to be the best alternative here, you might also want to check out Tecno Camon X Pro and other Tecno phones.
Moving away from Tecno, other good options are Infinix Hot 6 Pro and Infinix S3, Nokia 7 Plus is also looking but a lot more pricey. Leagoo T5c and Leagoo S8 are also very good alternatives with approachable price tags.
Tecno Spark 2 Detailed Specs
|2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
|3G Network||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Status||Launched: 2018, June
Available. Released 2018, June
|Dimensions||– 159.8 x 76.8 x 8.5 mm
– Weight: – g
|Colors||Bordeaux Red, Midnight Black and Champagne Gold colors|
|Type||HD+ capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.0 inches, 1440 x 720 pixels (~320 ppi density)
18:9 body ratio
Memory And OS
|Card slot||microSD, up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition) with HiOS v3.3.0|
|Processors||– Quad-core 1.3 GHz CPU
– Mediatek MT6580 chipset
– Mali GPU
|RAM||2GB or 1GB RAM version|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Audio port||3.5mm jack|
|WIFI||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Version 4.2, A2DP, LE, EDR|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Primary||– Single 13 MP Caamera, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
– FEATURES: Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama
|Secondary||8 MP Camera (incorporates Face ID unlock system)|
|Capacity||Non-removable 3500 mAh battery|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|Miscellaneous||– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Price level||– 1GB RAM: 36,200 naira (100 USD)
– 2GB RAM: 38,500 naira (105 USD)