Tecno Spark K7 vs Tecno Spark Plus K9

tecno spark k7 vs tecno spark-k9

Tecno Spark series of smartphones are youth-focused entry level devices with notably iconic and sleek body design, they come with basic and mid-range features to resonate with their moderate price tags.

Tecno Spark K7 and Tecno Spark Plus K9 are the first Tecno Spark phones to debut in Nigeria, the two phones comes in four various colors; Phantom Black, Metallic Red, Champagne Gold and Coral Blue.

While they both have the same display resolution, the Spark Plus K9 has a bigger screen size but is this the only difference between them? We will find out in this article.

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Tecno Spark K7 and Spark Plus K9 Features Overview


Spark K7 has a HD screen that measures 5.5 inches diagonally, display quality is set at 720 by 1280 pixels with 267 PPI. The Spark Plus K9 has a bigger screen of 6.0 inches with the same 720 by 1280 with diminished Pixels Per-square Inch of 254.

The available screen resolution is not bad for an entry-level device with approachable price tag, the display won’t be distorted in any way. The Tecno Spark smartphones will serve well for video streaming and gaming purposes.

Memory And OS

Spark Plus K9 has the upper hand in terms of RAM, it has a comfortable 2GB of RAM while the Spark K7 uses 1GB RAM (There is a 2GB RAM version of the Spark K7). For internal storage space, they both sport the same 16GB ROM with an option to expand with a micro SD card up to 32GB.

Android 7.0 Nougat is pre-installed on the tecno spark devices with HiOS 2.0 skin on top, the HiOS interface is said to deliver fluid multi-tasking experience like never seen before.


Tecno Spark Plus K9

Hardware and Processors

Tecno Spark Plus K9 has a Quad-core processor that clocks at 1.3 GHz and a Mediatek chipset, the Spark K7 packs the same Quad-core CPU but with the same running speed of 1.3 GHz. The later also uses a Mediatek chipset with Mali T720 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).

Though these processors are not the best in terms of performance, they will probably be good enough to give you a seamless phone usage, coupled with the HiOS (based on Android 7.0 Nougat) the phones came with.

Tecno spark Camera

The two Tecno Spark phones are equipped with the same 13 megapixels camera at the back and 5 megapixels camera upfront, the rear camera comes with HDR, autofocus, Geo-tagging and face detection features.

There is also a single LED flash available for both the front and back cameras to help boost image quality in low light conditions, giving you a great imaging experience. In some cases, the front LED flash can also be used as notification light.

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Tecno Spark K7

Battery Capacity

The Spark Plus K9 hosts a slightly beefed up battery juice of 3400 mAh, though the difference is not all that significant but it is worth noting. Tecno Spark K7 carries a sufficient 3000 mAh battery in the powerhouse.

The battery capacity in the two Tecno spark handsets will offer good talk-time as well as good stand by time, their is no fast charging technology available on the phones.

Other Features of the tecno spark mobile phones

Tecno Spark K7 and Spark Plus K9 has a back-mounted fingerprint scanner which will provide more secured unlocking system for the phones (see more Android phones with fingerprint scanner). They are dual SIM smartphones with dual standby and just as the tecno spark k7, the Spark Plus K9 does not have 4G network option.

The tecno Spark smartphones have sleek body with dimension of 153 by 76.4 by 7.9 mm for the Spark K7 and 162 by 82.6 by 7.5 mm for the Spark Plus K9. The Tecno K7 weighs approximately 102 gram  while the Spark Plus K9 weigh roughly 115 gram. You can buy the Spark Phones from Jumia via the links in the table below.

Tecno Spark Alternatives

If for some reasons, you weren’t impressed with what the tecno spark set of phones has to offer, you’ll be considering other good Android nougat phones like Infinix hot 5, Infinix hot 5 lite and itel A31. If you prefer more premium devices, check out the Camon CX, Infinix Note 4 pro and Nokia 5.

Tecno Spark Plus K9 and Spark K7 Specs Compare

Tecno Spark K7

Tecno Spark Plus K9

Body Cover Metal cover Metal cover
Display Size 5.5 inches HD (1280 by 720) 6.0 inches HD (1280 by 720)
Screen Protection None None
SIM Capacity Dual SIM with No 4G Dual SIM with No 4G
OS Version Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS Android 7.0 Nougat with HiOS
RAM and Memory 1GB/2GB RAM and 16GB ROM 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM
CPU and Speed Quad-core 1.3 GHz Quad-core 1.5 GHz
Chipset MediaTek Chipset MediaTek Chipset
Back Camera 13MP with LED flash 13MP with LED flash
Front Camera 5MP with soft flash. 5MP with soft flash
Finger Print Yes(back Mounted) Yes(back mounted)
Battery 3,000 mAh 3,400 mAh
Price Range 32,800 naira (95 USD) 36,500 naira (120 USD)
Where to buy Jumia Nigeria – CLICK HERE or Jumia Kenya – CLICK HERE JUMIA Nigeria – CLICK HERE or JUMIA Kenya – CLICK HERE


Both the Tecno Spark K7 and Tecno Spark K9 are good Android smartphones in the mid-range category, they have a somewhat alluring body design and coming with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat is an additional advantage. They are setting good standard for the new tecno spark family to follow.

The Spark K9 is the definitely the better device here when you consider specs, it was better in four major areas which includes; bigger screen size, slightly bigger battery capacity, good processor speed and more efficient RAM.

Even though both are budget-friendly phones, Tecno Spark Plus K9 will definitely cost more than the Spark K7. With their prices in question, the Spark K7 will be a great choice if you’re not a heavy user and/or you prefer smaller screens.

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